Phil’s Fantasy Sports: FanDuel NBA Top Picks and Value Plays for Thursday February 23, 2017

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(Maximum Sports Channels – Phil Naessens) Well we are back tonight with six NBA games on the Main slate at FanDuel. I don’t know about you but I am looking forward to playing Daily NBA! I need to remind you this column is written in the morning. Things change fast in the NBA so you need to be certain whoever you have selected is actually playing that night.

Also remember the NBA Trade Deadline is 3pm Eastern today. Trades don’t just affect the actual player being traded so keep that in mind when setting lineups these next few days.

Games Spread Over Under
Portland @ Orlando Portland -2 213.5
Charlotte @ Detroit Detroit -5 208.5
Houston @ New Orleans Pick Them 228
New York @ Cleveland Cleveland -11 221
LAngeles Clippers @ Golden State Golden State -14 230
Denver @ Sacramento Denver -5.5 222

Point Guards

Over the past five games the Orlando Magic have allowed point guards to average 50.3 FanDuel points per game and 46.2 points a game this season. For that reason I like Portland Trail Blazers PG Damian Lillard ($8300) tonight. In 26 road games this season Lillard is averaging 40. 16 FanDuel points per game and has a road Usage Rate of 30.8 percent.

Value plays under $6000 bucks tonight include; Jameer Nelson ($5600) and Darren Collison ($5500).

Shooting Guards

Denver Nuggets shooting guard Will Barton ($6400) has a nice opportunity this evening against a Sacramento Kings defense allowing shooting guards to average 42.4 FanDuel points per game over their past five games and 38 FanDuel points a game this season. In 21 road games this season Barton is averaging 27.4 FanDuel points per game with a road Usage Rate of 20.9.

Value plays under $6000 bucks tonight include; Evan Fournier ($5400) and Kyle Korver ($4300).

Small Forwards

New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony ($8600) has a great opportunity tonight against a Cleveland Cavaliers defense allowing small forwards to average 40.1 FanDuel points per game over the past five and 38.4 points for the season. In 27 road games this season Anthony is averaging 32.5 FanDuel points per game with a road Usage Rate of 30.1 percent.

Value plays tonight under $6000 bucks include; Maurice Harkless ($4600) and Aaron Gordon ($4500).

Power Forwards

Denver Nuggets power forward Nikola Jokic ($10,900) has a great opportunity tonight against a Sacramento Kings defense allowing 41.1 FanDuel points per game over the last five and 41.2 for the season. In 23 road games this season Jokic is averaging 31.91 FanDuel points per game with a road Usage Rate of 23.5 percent.

Value plays tonight under $6000 bucks include Channing Frye ($5400) and Tobias Harris ($5400).

Centers

Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson ($6300) has a terrific opportunity tonight against a New York Knicks defense allowing centers to average 56.6 FanDuel points per game over the past five games and 48.8 per game this season. In 29 home games this season Thompson is averaging 23.84 FanDuel points per game with a home Usage Rate of 11.6 percent.

Value plays tonight under $6000 bucks include; Jusuf Nurkic ($3700) and Kosta Koufos ($3500).

Good luck tonight at FanDuel!

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