NBA FEVER $30K+ Thursday Best Buys
Thursday brings us 10 huge NBA clashes, but as always, there is plenty of value for your Draftstars lineup that will see you in the money for the NBA Fever $30K+ Thursday tournament.
Here is a team you may consider for the NBA Fever $30K+ Thursday competition
Eric Bledsoe ($14,250)
Injury concerns throughout his career have held Bledsoe back, but when healthy there is no denying his output. The 6’1 Point Guard is a constant double (and triple) double threat due to his incredible athleticism. He’s currently averaging over 19 points, nearly six rebounds and over five assists and should dominate against Atlanta where he’ll be defended by Dennis Schroder.
Seth Curry ($5,000)
The Mavs have been shot down with injuries so far this season, which has opened up an opportunity for Seth Curry to see extended minutes. In his last four games, he has played 33, 26, 29 and 36 minutes, averaging a tick over 20 fantasy points in these matchups. The first of these games was in San Antonio, where he notched up 34.5 points. He faces the Spurs again on Thursday and at just $5,000 he’s a risk worth taking.
Bradley Beal ($11,500)
The Wizards will come up against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday, a team that sports one of the weakest wing rotations in the league. This is excellent news for the in-form Bradley Beal, who should be able to capitalise with another huge game. Oklahoma City play an up-tempo style which should allow Beal to pick up cheap points in transition to add to his usual barrage of threes.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ($9,100)
Picking KCP is risky, but with great risk comes great potential reward in fantasy circles. The Pistons two-guard is currently shooting a career high percentage from downtown and assists. This has led to some solid fantasy production, scoring over 33 points in three of his last four outings. If KCP can give you 30 points against the Celtics, at $9,100 he’s a must have.
Jimmy Butler ($18,650)
The Bulls swingman is enjoying a career-year this year and has carried his team to third place in the Eastern Conference. The most recent Eastern Conference Player of the Week has averaged nearly 50 fantasy points in his last three outings and has shown a ceiling as high as 65 points this season. There is no doubt he’ll continue his good form against the Lakers, which makes him a must have for your team.
Otto Porter ($12,100)
A player more known for his appearance on Shaqtin’ a Fool due to an embarrassing defensive lapse, Porter has quietly become one of the better wings in the league. Averaging 14.7 points and 8.1 rebounds, Porter has been a consistent fantasy scorer, going under 24.5 points just once in his last 11 games. He has scored over 40 fairly regularly and should be a good chance to do so again in Oklahoma City’s terrible wings.
Gorgui Dieng ($11,950)
Dieng has returned to form recently after cooling from his hot start to the year. The Senegalese big man has looked to add variety to his game, hitting a three-pointer in each of his last two games – his ninth and tenth for his career. This added element can only be positive for his fantasy output and adds to his scoring, rebounding and double-double threats.
James Johnson ($6,700)
The key to picking James Johnson is opportunity. At his price, you will be hard-pressed to find a guy who is consistently getting 25-30 minutes per game. Johnson is that guy and he has taken advantage, averaging nearly 13 points, four rebounds and two assists in his last five games. He’s a constant three point threat and has the potential to eke out a 30 point game for your fantasy team against Denver.
Mason Plumlee ($9,950)
Similarly to Johnson, Plumlee finds himself here due to the playing time he is taking advantage of at the moment. Plumlee is a rare big man that can facilitate and it shows in his assist totals, where he is second among Centres behind Marc Gasol. His rebounding has also picked up in the last few games and his touch around the rim has returned after some early season struggles. This makes Plumlee a safe option with a high ceiling and the potential to dominate a struggling Pacers big man rotation.
The Line Up
PG: Eric Bledsoe ($14,250)
PG: Seth Curry ($5,000)
SG: Bradley Beal ($11,500)
SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ($9,100)
SF: Jimmy Butler ($18,650)
SF: Otto Porter ($12,100)
PF: Gorgui Dieng ($11,950)
PF: James Johnson ($6,700)
C: Mason Plumlee ($9,950)
Salary Remaining: $800
You can catch all the action from Thursday’s blockbuster between the LA Lakers and the Chicago Bulls on ESPN Channel 508.
NBA SCORING SYSTEM
Point Scored = 1 point
Missed Field Goal = -0.25 points
Missed Free Throw = -0.25 points
Assist = 1.5 points
Rebound = 1.25 points
Turnover = -0.5 points
Steal = 2 point
Block = 2 points
3 Point Made = 1 point
Double-Double = 2 points
Triple-Double = 2 points