Here are today’s picks for FanDuel:
PG: Kyrie Irving $9000: Irving came back the previous game and played a healthy number of minutes and produced well. Utah’s defense is extremely vulnerable to point guards and Irving happens to be one of the league’s best.
PG: Jason Kidd $4200: The old man has still got it. Kidd has broken out of his slump and has put up very respectable point totals the past couple nights. The trend should continue with Carmelo missing action due to a knee injury.
SG: Monta Ellis $9000: Amid fears Monta’s production would decrease with the arrival of JJ Reddick, it appears the opposite occurred as Ellis has been ramping up his production of late. The Clippers D is solid against every position except SG, so look for Ellis to generate good numbers.
SG: Carlos Delfino $4300: Delfino is only as good as his three-point shot being on, but he should rebound from a bad game the previous night versus Dallas. Expect 25 fop tonight.
SF: J.R. Smith $6800: Carmelo is unlikely to play meaning Smith will find his role in the offense increased, and he had been putting up great numbers with Anthony in the lineup. He also is facing a lackluster Pistons team who are ranked 26th in points given up to the SF position in the last 10 games.
SF: Chandler Parsons $7000: The DAL-HOU game is likely to be the highest total score of any game, therefore many enticing options exist on both teams. Parsons has the ability to run up his point total with a barrage of threes when his shot is on.
PF: Jason Thompson $5300: With Cousins unable to stay out of foul trouble and seeing entire quarters worth of benchings, Thompson has seen more value in the offense and this is a sweet matchup against Golden State.
PF: Tim Duncan $8100: With Tony Parker injured, Duncan will have to carry the team a bit more than usual to replace Parker’s production. Chicago is a great D but recently both Spencer Hawes and Roy Hibbert had excellent games against the bulls bigs. Duncan is a far superior player to both so expect a great night.
C: Omer Asik $6200: Asik is good for a double-double on a given night and had an incredible five steals versus Dallas the previous night. Don’t expect another five steals to occur tonight but Asik is a great value and faces little opposition from the Mavs D.
Total Daily Fantasy NBA Salaries: $59,900