* First thing is first, If I don’t cash tomorrow I am giving away 5 dollars. To enter all you have to do is DM the word Joel Embiid in ALL CAPS to enter. Reason why I am doing it like this is because I want people who have been following for a while and read the articles to win, instead of someone who just retweet my tweet and follows now and wins. If I don’t cash I will probably pick the winner either midnight tomorrow or Friday morning.
76ers VS Wizards
Thomas Bryant (out), Mo Wagner (questionable), Josh Richardson (Out), Ian Mahinmi (questionable), and CJ Miles (Out). A blowout in this game does worry me, but it is only a 4 gamer so I wouldn’t worry about it too much. For Washington if they are missing Wagner again, that is going to benefit Rui and Bertans massively. If I had to pick between the two I would prefer Bertans just because of his ability to knock down threes at a high rate (also you get the .5 3 point bonus on dk). Another person I am intrigued by is Isaiah Thomas. He is only priced at 5.2k and played 34 minutes last time. I know Philly is an amazing defensive team especially vs guards, but if this game stays close and IT plays in the mid to high thirties we could see 30-40 fantasy points again. Bradley Beal is my favorite play from this team, against Orlando he shot the ball 30 times! I wouldn’t be shocked if that repeats vs Philly. Beal will probably be one of the more popular plays tomorrow being priced at only 8.6k. Now one thing to note for this game is if Wagner plays I don’t know how I feel about him yet because he would only be the only true center on the team, but we have to realize he is priced up to 5.5k and has a tough matchup vs Joel Embiid. The person who might interest me is Mahinmi if he is ruled in and Wagner is not. If Ian is playing the Wizards really won’t have a choice but to play him with all the bigs they are missing. He would make for a good value play at the dirt minimum, but like I said it’s still too early to tell. On the 76ers side it’s hard to not like anyone, Washington is the best team to target against at any position in DFS this year. Embiid is my favorite play probably of the slate and will probably be the highest owned player. Next would probably be either Tobias/Horford and than Korkmaz and Thybulle for value. It really would not shock me if Philly decides to rest either Joel or Horford tomorrow.
Houston Vs Toronto
I have almost no interest in Houston, Westbrook or Harden are fine for tournaments, but I love Toronto tomorrow. The best part about this game is not only will it be competitive, but with Lowry being back Nurse is still playing people heavy minutes. If we take the overtime minutes out against Miami Vanvleet played 38 minutes, Lowry 36, and Siakam 34. VanVleet at 6.6k and Lowry at 7k are my favorite plays from this game. Siakam price tag is still high at 8.4 I see him more as a tournament play. The thing to note about Lowry is that he got 40 fantasy points in his first game back in a while and shot 2-18. I don’t expect Lowry to shoot that bad again especially vs Houston. I think he should easily be able to get you 40-45 tomorrow vs Houston and same with VanVleet. Marc Gasol is 4.4k, I don’t know how to feel about this one mainly because he can honestly play close to 30 minutes and get you 18 fantasy points. This isn’t Memphis Gasol anymore. Also I forgot to mention it but Capela also makes for a fine play, Toronto is a good defensive team but the reason I like Capela is A) he scores off of put backs and lobs mainly B) he has been getting close to 20 boards a game recently. Getting to Capela will be hard, but he could be a sneaky pivot in tournaments off of Joel Embiid.