LUKA DONCIC PG DAL $12,400
Luka is the most expensive player on today's slate and by $1K on FD today. He is well worth it as he has a dream match up tonight vs the Pelicans in a fast paced game. The highest implied team total on the slate and against a team who has been dreadful vs the PG this season he is well worth the price tag and you should be inserting him into your lineup tonight.
RUDY GAY SF SAS $5,300
Rudy Gay comes in too cheap today with LaMarcus Aldrigde being out. Last game vs DET, Gay saw 23 minutes while tying DeMar Derozan for shots taken with 12 in a blowout loss. He should see around 27-30 minutes today. Houston is horrific defensively vs the $ position which is where Gay should see a bulk of his minutes tonight. At his price and the matchup, he should be a core for your lineups today.
DeMar Derozan SG SAS $8,200
With Aldridge being out, the Spurs will have to make up for about 33 minutes tonight. They should be taken up by Gay, Jakob Poetl, and Trey Lyles/DeMarre Carroll. However, DeRozan should see a bump to his usage tonight and should see around 31-37 minutes depending on how close the game is. LA missed the game vs DET and DeRozan scored 20 on 6-12 shooting in a blowout loss while only seeing 25 minutes. DeRozan is going to have to shoot even more tonight to keep this game close. He is a little pricey for what he has been this year but the matchup and the spot he is in are both too good for me to not play him tonight.