7 game slate today, let’s get it.
WAS @ CLE (+7) o/u 219
MIL @ DET (+6.5) o/u 220
OKC @ ORL (+5) o/u 222
CHI @ BKN (-7) o/u 217
NO @ HOU (-10) o/u 234
PHX @ SA (-13) o/u 226
PHI @ LAL (+6.5) o/u 231
WAS @ CLE (+7) o/u 219
WAS: This team is banged up with Howard and Morris all out for the foreseeable future and Wall done for the season. Last game Mahinmi and Dekker joined them on the sidelines as well. The Wizards are still in the playoff hunt currently sitting at the ten spot after losing in San Antonio last outing. The Cavs in theory should be an easy win, but both these teams are bad and don’t rebound or play defense.
Satoransky is coming off a great game where he did a little bit of everything and is fairly priced, if not a bit cheap for this one. Beal is a bit too pricey for me here, but definitely still has upside. I would just rather pay $1500 or so more for one of the other studs on this slate. Ariza isn’t a great per minute producer, but he is seeing close to 40 minutes in competitive games. He’s also in the fairly priced category and doesn’t stand out as a priority to me. Bryant and Jeff Green are also in similar situations themselves at 5.5k and 4.7k respectively. If Mahinmi is out again then Bryant should get close to 30 minutes again and is worth a look. Green should also be around the 30 minute mark and looks like the best value of this Wizards team.
Tier 1: Satoransky
Tier 2: Bryant (if Mahinmi is out), Ariza, Green, Beal, Porter
CLE: The Cavs actually hung on to win a game for the second time of 2019 against the great Chicago Bulls. They are still last in the league as they compete for the first pick and I can’t see them wanting to win many more games with the Knicks and Suns doing their best to keep up the tank with them. Disgraceful in my opinion, but I don’t need to get into that right now.
As far as DFS goes there is definitely opportunity here against the Wizards in a pace up spot for these Cavs. I hate rostering Osman, but he has now put together 3 solid games in a row and should see plenty of minutes here. The Wizards are still a bad rebounding and defensive team so Osman’s hustle could pay off here and give him a few extra peripheral stats even though he hasn’t had a good game against them this year. Nance is back but the Cavs do everything possible to not play him and I don’t think anything will change in this one. That means you can look to Zizic at $6100, but at that price he does have limited upside. Sexton’s minutes have been down in the last two games, but if he plays well he will get 30+ minutes. At 4.4k he has plenty of upside and he has played well against the Wizards twice this season scoring 29.75 and 45.25 fantasy points in their first two meetings.
Tier 1: Sexton (GPP), Burks
Tier 2: Zizic, Osman
Tier 3: Clarkson