Friday's NBA DFS Predictions
There are a lot of options for NBA Daily Fantasy on Friday. Here’s some suggestions we have for the night of play.
Point Guard – Pacers’ Corey Joseph (vs. Atlanta, 7PM ET) $4,900
Right off the bat, there is a nice cheap option at point guard in Joseph, who is coming off a 15-point, 11-rebound performance at Brooklyn before the break. The Pacers are without Darren Collison for a few weeks and Joseph seems to be the one that will benefit the most. He logged 36 minutes against the Nets and now faces another poor defensive team in the Hawks. Joseph is one that should definitely out-perform his 18.3 fantasy point average.
Shooting Guard – Suns’ Devin Booker (vs. L.A. Clippers, 9PM ET) $8,000
Booker is fresh off winning the 3-point shootout and now gets a favorable matchup in his return from the All-Star Break. The Clippers have struggled defensively, especially against shooting guards. Booker has the potential to catch fire in a shootout. He scored 28 points with five rebounds prior to the break and I think he builds on that tonight to start a strong second half for the young shooter out of Kentucky.
Small Forward – Wizards’ Markieff Morris (vs. Charlotte, 7PM ET) $5,400
A cheap option at the small forward position, Morris has been very consistent at racking up at least 25 fantasy points or more. Over his last 10, his lowest output was 25.75 points with a peak of 37.25. It’s important to find some chunk scoring from the cheaper options and Morris is definitely that. His last home game against the Hornets saw him collect 14 points with eight rebounds and also added an assist and a block. I think we can expect similar results tonight.
Power Forward – Spurs’ Paul Gasol (at Denver, 9PM ET) $5,800
Gasol isn’t someone I would normally turn to, but he has been productive when logging big minutes. Coming off a 10-day break, Gasol should be able to play a lot tonight. In 33 minutes at Utah, Gasol had 15 points with 15 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 blocks. In 33 minutes at Memphis, he had 14 points with 15 rebounds and 9 assists. Fresh, and with the Spurs dealing with some background noise, look for the veteran to have a big game against the Nuggets tonight.
Center – Pistons’ Andre Drummond (vs. Boston, 7PM ET) $9,300
The trade for Blake Griffin has turned Drummond back into a rebounding monster. He has at least 15 boards in his last nine games and also has scored at least 50 fantasy points in five of his last nine. The Celtics have struggled to stop centers, giving up 30 points and 13 rebounds to DeAndre Jordan in their last outing. Look for Drummond to have another big game, possibly in the 20-20 range.