December 30, 2021, 2:40 pm
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Welcome to today’s DFS Delivery article.
Tonight, we have 4 games on the slate – but who knows what will happen later on tonight- but despite the limited number of games, we still have plenty of options to choose from.
So, let’s go and have a look at some of my top plays for tonight, at the time of writing.
Stephen Curry ($11,400) – Curry is coming off one of his worst games of the season on Tuesday but tonight he gets a rematch against the Nuggets and of course an opportunity to get revenge. Curry always comes with low ownership and I expect the same to happen tonight but his upside is there and to be honest, with Draymond out, he will have to do a lot more than what he normally does for the Warriors. On top of that, the Nuggets are one of the worst teams against opposing point guards this season.
Nikola Jokic ($11,900) – It seems that I keep suggesting Jokic in every article I write, but really I cannot find a way to avoid him. He is averaging over 60 fantasy points over his last three games and he is facing again the Warriors tonight, an excellent match-up for him. Unlike Curry, he will come with ownership, but really I just cannot fade someone that seems to have a floor of 50 fantasy points!
Evan Mobley ($7,800) – Mobley played 30 minutes and had 30.8 fantasy points on his 1st game back after missing 4 games due to him being on the Covid protocols. Jarrett Allen is again doubtful for tonight and Ricky Rubio is added to the long injury list of Cavs point guards, so Mobley should see an increase in usage against a depleted Wizards frontcourt. The Wizards team is not good against opposing big men even when at full strength, so them being without Montrezl Harrell will make things easier for Mobley.
Franz Wagner ($7,000) – With Cole Anthony, Terrence Ross and Jalen Suggs out, Wagner has a +30% usage rate and he is the main guy for this depleted Magic team. He’s seeing massive amounts of playing time for the Magic and he is coming off a career-high 38 points performance against the Bucks, the team that he is facing again tonight!
Daniel Gafford ($5,000) – Gafford had 16 points and 11 rebounds last game and with Harrell still out, I have to expect him to play again 30+ minutes. He is a very good per minute fantasy producer and he can give us a 6x return easily at this price.
R.J. Hampton ($3,900) – Hampton is just mispriced tonight. He’s averaged just under 30 minutes over his last 3 games and has scored 25.7 fantasy points. With most of the Magic guards out for various reasons, his playing time is secured and with every game, he seems to be getting better and better.
Isaac Okoro ($4,400) – Okoro missed three games while in the Covid protocols but played 30 minutes in his first game back despite being in serious foul trouble throughout the game. So, I expect the minutes and the usage to go up tonight since they are going to be without Darius Garland and Ricky Rubio lost for the season with a torn ACL. He is not the world’s best fantasy producer but I just cannot ignore a player that is going to play north of 30 minutes and take closer to his average of 9 FGA per game.
Honorable Mentions: James Harden ($11,100), Wendell Carter Jr. ($7,600), Kevin Love ($6,700), Dean Wade ($3,700).