High Value PF
Players costing $6,667 or under
Jerami Grant (at GS, $4,700): Needs 18.7 fantasy points. It’s unknown whether Grant will be the starter or come off the bench. My gut is that Patrick Patterson starts, which puts Grant on the bench. This might not be a bad thing and I suspect Grant will see plenty of playing time alongside the starters. OKC will undoubtedly utilize Grant more this season as he improved by leaps and bounds over the course of last season. He’s going to see more scoring opportunities helps out in other fantasy areas. As a low-cost option, he’ll see minutes. Diagnosis: Minutes matter and I could see Grant playing a big role on opening night given the matchup.
Marcus Morris (vs PHI, $4,500): Needs 17.9 fantasy points. Marcus Morris probably won’t see quite as many shots as he saw in the playoffs, but rest assured that he’s going to take those shots when he gets them. He was very good at home last season and just seems more comfortable playing in Boston. His game doesn’t travel well, but at home, for the salary, he could get your around 20 fantasy points. Diagnosis: He’ll look for his, which is all that matters when it comes to DFS. A reliable low-cost option.
Patrick Patterson (at GS, $3,500): Needs 13.9 fantasy points. Worst case scenario, he’s your low score and whatever he does has no actual impact on your fantasy team. Best case scenario, he thrives as a stretch-four alongside Westbrook and George, cans open shots, and somehow comes up with 20 fantasy points. There’s little risk to adding Patterson with the new FanDuel system. Diagnosis: A good option for the dead roster spot who could surprise a lot of people if he’s truly healthy and utilized to the best of his ability.