Sorry, we are getting this up so late but better late than never.
Dejounte Murray ($6,800)-
Murray struggled in a few games last week but has seemingly rounded back into form this week and capping it with a 51.50 performance last game. Murray’s salary has dropped $100 since his 51.50 point fantasy performance and he is playing the exact same team on the exact same court, so we see value in this pick to begin your lineups with.
Zach Lavine ($8,800)-
Lavine has posted a usage rate of over 30 since the start of the year and has been playing nearly 40 minutes per game. Lavine has also transformed his game this year by racking up assists and being consistent in the rebounding department. Tonight with a great matchup we love Lavine in this spot tonight,
Jimmy Butler ($7,300)-
After missing time to start the year because of lingering injuries, Butler finally appears to be healthy. He has played 33 and 36 minutes in his past 2 games with a usage rate near 30 per game. With the Celtics depleted because of Covid, Butler should benefit from an easier defensive matchup than it is on paper and as long as the Celtics can manage to keep this game close Butler should be in line for a huge game.
Thaddeus Young ($4,800)-
With Markkanen out last game, Young was given 30 minutes and had a 21.2 usage rate in scoring 32.25 fantasy points. Markkanen and Porter should be out tonight so Young will likely be in line for an even more expanded role at a sub 5k bargain price. He is one of my top players for the price on tonight’s slate.
Draymond Green ($4,900)-