Here are tonight’s daily fantasy basketball picks for FanDuel:
PG: Stephen Curry $9,300: Curry has been dialed in for some time now and he is hard not to take simply because of the likelihood that everyone else will. You do not want to be on the receiving end of Curry dropping 50 or 60 fdp on a night you chose not to put him in your lineup.
PG: Mario Chalmers $4,200: Points will come freely at the expense of the T’Wolves defense, so stack the Heat’s best scoring options. Chalmers is overdue for a 20+ point night.
SG: Dwyane Wade $9,700: The MIN-MIA games has a good chance of being a bloodbath, so stack the Heat accordingly. Wade put up good numbers vs. the stifling Memphis defense a few games back so there is little risk that he doesn’t bring his game against a thin Wolves squad.
SG: CJ Miles $4,400: Dion Waiters will likely miss the game with an illness, giving Miles a good chance to get heavy minutes. Kyrie Irving is set to return after a three game absence so temper your expectations. 25-30 fdp is not out of the question as the Cavs don’t have the big men to match up with the Knicks and will look for production from the backcourt. UPDATE: Waiters has been listed as questionable with an illness but has yet to be ruled out. If Waiters plays, an alternative option would be Ray Allen (MIA) vs. the TWolvers – $3,900 salary
SF: LeBron James $9,900: See Curry, Stephen. With the lineup the T’Wolves have been putting on the floor in the wake of injuries James should have a field day, but monitor his knee situation before locking him on. In all probability he will play tonight and has been crushing road opponents. Even in a subpar performance vs. Memphis a couple nights back he still ended with over 40 fdp.
SF: Kyle Korver $5,200: Korver has played 30+ minutes in the last six games and the game has “shootout” written all over it. If there is one thing Korver can do, it is shoot. Jeff Teague seems to be entering a dry spell and the effort to stop Josh Smith and Al Horford may leave Korver with many opportunities throughout the night.
PF: Derrick Williams $6,300: Someone has to score for the Wolves and the Heat’s weakness are their bigs. Ricky Rubio has only proven that he can run around in circles with ball without putting up a shot, so look for Williams to shoulder the scoring load without Pekovic and Kirilenko.
PF: Ryan Anderson $6,500: Something tells me Anderson will be extra motivated to stick it to his former team. Anthony Davis looks to be active tonight, but after missing some games he may be worked in cautiously as N.O. is well out of the playoff race. Anderson is a good bet to have a 30 fdp night after a strong outing vs Detroit in the Hornets previous contest.
C: Enes Kanter $4,400: Kanter comes cheap and put up amazing numbers in his start for the injured Al Jefferson. Big men have been putting up good numbers vs the Buck so roll with Kanter, but don’t expect another 40+ night, although there is a very good chance for a night of 30 fdp.
Total Daily Fantasy NBA Salaries: $59,900