Welcome to our newly article series which cover my core four plays for FanDuel. If you have questions about any of the players I mentioned or didn’t be sure to join me in the RotoPros Community Chat leading up to lineup lock. Not a member yet? Get over to RotoPros.com and hit the sign-up button to get your FREE trial.
FanDuel Core 4 Plays
Ben Simmons ( PG ) $8,700 MIA @ PHI
With no Embiid tonight Ben gets a bump. Not only is Embiid out but its Australian Heritage night and the big Aussie running the point will look to explode in this matchup. If Goran Dragic does indeed come back tonight he will most likely be on a minutes limit but Simmons is near matchup proof when he is playing hard and with no Joel they will need him to play hard. He is a very versatile player and and gets many rebounds and assists. He should hit value in his sleep and will easily exceed it in this situation. Lock him in.
Collin Sexton ( PG ) $5,500 PHO @ CLE
Collin has a pristine matchup tonight. I want to say he will be chalky but you never know where people are at with him. PHO is in the bottom 3in Defense vs PGs on the season and Sextons usage is up to 25.5% now. This will be a fast pace, bad defensive game and Collin thrives in those matchups. If his shot is on he has a ceiling of over 40 fantasy points. Even if it isn't can get assists and rebounds with some points to hit value nicely. Lock and load.
Giannis Antetokounmpo ( SF ) $12,400 BOS @ MIL
There isn't much of an explanation needed here as it is Giannis. But of all the studs playing tonight Giannis is my top priority. He was recently low owned and put up just under 80 fantasy points and I don't want to miss out on that opportunity tonight. With a 32% usage he dominates the floor and even though Boston is a good defensive team there is no stopping the Greek Freak. And their weakest position to defend is the one Giannis plays. He's going to light it up!
DeMarcus Cousins ( C ) $7,600 SAC @ GSW
Boogie Cousins is playing the Kings tonight. Where his name was made famous. He has some mixed feelings about Sacramento you could say lol he is WAY too cheap and Sacramento is way to bad vs bigs to miss playing him tonight. Even on a team like GS with a lot of star players this matchup is unreal for Cousins. He has a 27.o% usage rate with the team AND no minutes restriction. Even with blowout potential this is the nuts spot. Don't miss it.
Good luck tonight!