Small Forward Picks
High Salary: As the Jazz host the Lakers tonight, Gordon Hayward should be able to continue his recent roll. The Jazz have come out of the break with wins over the Blazers and the Spurs and are adjusting well after trading away Enes Kanter. Hayward has as least 25 FanDuel points in six games in a row and has scored 15 points or more in eight of his last nine games. The Lakers defense shouldn’t offer much resistance tonight, so look for Hayward to post another good game tonight in Salt Lake City.
High Salary: Talking on his former team, Rudy Gay will try to post a revenge game tonight against the Grizzlies. Gay has been performing well for new Coach George Karl who wants to eventually play him more at PF. Tonight would be a tough night for that to be reality with Zach Randolph posting up for the Grizz, but it should lead to better rebound numbers for Gay long term. In his two games since the All Star break, Gay has averaged over 35 FanDuel points and has at least 25 FanDuel points in each of his last four games and in seven of his last nine.
Bonus Blend of Salary/Value: The Wolves are giving huge playing time to rookie Andrew Wiggins who has played at least 36 minutes in each of his last ten games. In those games, Wiggins has been a bit inconsistent but has averaged 17.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.2 steals. Tonight, he and the Wolves host the Wizards who are playing on back-to-back nights and should be a solid matchup for Wiggins.
High Value: Filling in for an injured Chandler Parsons, Al-Farouq Aminu continues to be a solid option for fantasy owners and for the Mavs. He pulled in 12 rebounds last night to go with nine points and a pair of blocks. He failed to score on Sunday in an off game, but consistently brings the energy plays, blocks, and rebounds to keep him on the floor big minutes and should allow him to contribute a nice value at 4,800 tonight against the Hawks.
High Value: Since the Nuggets traded Arron Afflalo, Danilo Gallinari has been a part of Denver’s starting lineup and contributing nice, solid production. In his three games since the All Star break, Gallinari has averaged 16 points, three rebounds, an assist, and two steals while scoring 27, 16, and 29.9 FanDuel points. At just 4,000, he’s still a great value tonight as the Nuggets host the up-tempo Suns in what should be a fun Western Conference matchup.
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