Wizards-Raptors (Raptors Lead 2-0)
Bradley Beal and Otto Porter Jr. need to finally show up in this series. John Wall has been great from a fantasy perspective while Beal and Porter Jr. have been no-shows. There might be good value in Porter Jr. given his salary and role on the team. He and Beal are too good to play the way they did in Toronto. With the salary and position, I like Porter Jr. more than I like Beal, even though Beal has the higher ceiling.
Mike Scott looks to have a permanent spot in the rotation right now. At his price, you can add him and save money to spend elsewhere. And if the Wizards do end up going small, his value increases.
The Raptors exercised their Game 1 demons and looked dominant for most of Game 2. But now they’ll go on the road against a Wizards team that is still good enough to make this a series. If the Raptors are truly different, they’ll make a statement in this game. And it’ll start with DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry. The Raptors bench has been a strength all season, and it’s still a strength, but they have a lot of young players. DeRozan and Lowry are the leaders who will need to carry them on the road.
Serge Ibaka and Jonas Valanciunas are looking like a strong frontcourt duo that the Wizards have no answer for. They can go small, but Scott Brooks has always been hesitant to go small. And until I see it from the jump, I refuse to believe he’ll actually do it.
There’s still great value in guys like Delon Wright and C.J. Miles for Toronto.