Saturday'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 – Thunder’s Russell Westbrook (at Golden State, 8:30PM ET) $11,600
It comes at a hefty price, but Westbrook should have a bigger game than usual tonight against the Warriors. This has become a heated rivalry with him and Kevin Durant and the reigning league MVP shines against Golden State. In two games with the Warriors this season, Westbrook is averaging 34 points, 9.5 rebounds and 9 assists. Even going back to last season, Westbrook had a triple-double at Golden State. I think Westbrook outscores everyone in fantasy tonight in this nationally televised game.
Shooting Guard – Heat’s Tyler Johnson (vs. Memphis, 7:30PM ET) $4,500
Johnson has a very cheap price for respectable production. He scored over 20 fantasy points last night at New Orleans and has produced at least 22 points in three of his last four games with a low of 17. The Heat face a Memphis team that has given up a lot to opposing point guards during February. To combat the high price of Westbrook, Johnson is a good option at small guard.
Small Forward – Bulls’ David Nwaba (at Minnesota, 9PM ET) $4,600
The Bulls have some injuries and seem focused on going a little younger with their lineup in the second half of the season. That was a good sign for Nwaba on Thursday night when he put up 21 points and pulled down nine rebounds before fouling out. When given minutes, Nwaba has been productive and the Bulls seem comfortable putting him on the floor for 30 minutes right now. At such a low price, Nwaba is someone that should definitely out-perform his salary tonight.
Power Forward – Kings’ Zach Randolph (vs. L.A. Lakers, 10PM ET) $6,300
On a team without many stars, Randolph is quietly having a really respectable season. He averages 14.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per game this season and is coming off back-to-back 20+ point games. He also is facing a Los Angeles team that has struggled defensively. Randolph is averaging nearly a double-double against the Lakers this season and his increased scoring lately should provide him with a big fantasy night at a low price.
Center – Suns’ Alex Len (vs. Portland, 9PM ET) $5,100
With Tyson Chandler continuing to deal with a neck injury, Len should be able to have another productive game. He has looked really good in his last two games, combining for 28 points and 20 rebounds while also racking up six blocks and four steals. He has put up over 35 fantasy points in each of the two contests. Tonight, Len should get some extended minutes again and have grab double digits in rebounds while getting offensive opportunities.