Phoenix Suns @ Denver Nuggets
Jameer Nelson– DK:$4500 FD:$3900
Jamal Murray: DK:$3600 FD:$3700
Emmanuel Mudiay remains unlikely to play vs the Suns, which means more Jameer Nelson and Jamal Murray at the Point Guard position. Jameer is coming off a great 17 point, 7 assists night against one of the, if not the best defensive teams in the league, the Utah Jazz. He was really doing it all and will look to carry his good play as Phoenix comes to town. The Suns are a bottom 10 team in the league in guarding PG’s so Jameer looks like a good, cheap play. On FanDuel he is a little more enticing as he is sub $4000 but even on DraftKings, he is no bad play at all. As for Jamal Murray, he remains a good punt play for PG’s if you are looking to go cheaper there. Jamal vs the Suns seems like a game where he could hit value and be of great value for you.
Gary Harris-DK$4800: FD:$4800
Will Barton– DK:$5800 FD:$5000
Both Harris and Barton are coming off games that they would both like to forget DFS wise. Neither were able to get into the 20’s and left owners wanting more from the guards. Tonight seems like a good night to have them bounce back as the Suns are nothing special when it comes to guarding SG’s. Devin Booker and the Suns are around 15th in average opposing points against. Harris will look to get back on track as before last night he had a great game vs the T-Wolves in his return from injury. Some of Harris’ production is determined by whether Nikola Jokic can stay on the court. Harris and Jokic have a great on-court connection which is highlighted by a Harris cut to the hole while Jokic lays a perfect pass for an easy finish. Barton will look to bounce back as well, however, Barton’s play seems to take a hit when both he and Harris play. Until Barton can prove he can play well with Harris out there, I would pass. For Harris, his price is still low so I would act on it and slot him in if looking for a cheap option who can easily eclipse value.
Wilson Chandler– DK:$5600 FD:$5100
Danilo Gallinari– DK:$5500 FD:$5800
The string of consecutive good games for both Chandler and Gallo came to an end at the hands of the Utah Jazz. I wouldn’t be too concerned, however, as the Jazz do that to most players they play. The Suns, a bottom 5 team defensively vs SF’s, seem like the team that would be perfect for the two forwards to avenge last games performance. Last time these two met on November 16th Chandler had a fantastic night where he poured in 28 points and had 11 rebounds. For Gallo, he had a good all-around night with 18 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists with a block and a steal. Gallo and Chandler both present mismatches at SF’s as they can both drive and finish at the hoop while being able to shoot consistently over their opposition.They should be able to have their way with the Suns and provide us with good DFS games. Both players have seen their prices either drop or stay the same which makes them good looking plays for tonight’s slate.
Kenneth Faried– DK:$4700 FD:$5000
Another position that finds the Sun’s near the bottom of the league is vs PF’s. This time they are bottom 10, and the Manimal will look to exploit that as he did last time the Suns played the Nuggets. Faried exploded for 20 points, 15 rebounds, and 4 steals. If he can replicate that performance even in the slightest, we could be in for a great night. The PF position for tonight’s slate looks ugly, which makes Faried look even better than he already did. With his price dropping to at or below $5000, he looks like he could be a great value play. While both the Suns and the Nuggets are top 8 in the league in grabbing rebounds, I expect Faried to be a vacuum on the glass as he usually is. Taking all this into account, Faried seems like a play that will be very hard to say no to.
Nikola Jokić– DK-$9300 FD:-$10,400
I have to stop overthinking things when it comes to Nikola Jokic, just when his price and his matchup scream a fade, he drops 51+ DFS points. Jokic is just one of those guys who you always have to give serious consideration to whenever the Nuggets play, regardless of price or matchup. The key for Jokic has always been the same, stay on the court. In his two back to back sub-Jokic type games he failed to reach 30 minutes. That’s no coincidence. If he can reach that 30 plus minute mark tonight, expect another fantastic performance. Last time these two teams played Jokic was still on the bench, a nightmare Nuggets nation hates to think about. So, we don’t have any prior games to base our expectations off of, however, the matchup seems right and Jokic should have another monster night. If you can fork over that much salary for Jokic, he probably won’t leave you disappointed.