What’s up folks? I’m bloated and can’t move anything aside from my fingers, so I might as well spit out a Friday NBA breakdown. Let’s do this using the cheat sheet format, with preferred players (in all formats) in GREEN and preferred tournament options in GOLD. These are the players I’ll have nearly locked in my lineups, with the non-highlighted names being peppered in here and there.
FYI: I play primarily on FanDuel, so that’s worth considering when you look over my picks, as some of them are related to the new blocks, steals scoring etc.
Implied team totals as of 2PM EST:
Confirmed Inactives & Situations to Monitor:
ATL: Mike Muscala, Luke Babbitt, Isaiah Taylor
BOS: Gordon Hayward
CHA: Nicolas Batum, Julyan Stone
CHI: David Nwaba, Nikola Mirotic, Cameron Payne, Zach LaVine
CLE: Iman Shumpert, Derrick Rose, Tristan Thompson, Isaiah Thomas
DAL: Dorian Finney-Smith, Seth Curry, Josh McRoberts
DEN: Paul Millsap
DET: Avery Bradley, Jon Leuer
GS: Kevin Durant, Draymond Green
IND: Myles Turner (Probable), Glenn Robinson III
MEM: Brandan Wright, Wayne Selden, Ivan Rabb, Mike Conley
MIA: Okaro White, A.J. Hammons, Rodney McGruder
MIN: Justin Patton
NO: Dante Cunningham, Alexis Ajinca, Frank Jackson, Solomon Hill, Omer Asik
NY: Joakim Noah, Ron Baker
ORL: Jonathan Isaac, Adreian Payne
PHO: Jared Dudley, Alan Williams, Davon Reed, Brandon Knight
TOR: Delon Wright
Elfrid Payton (on DK)
Tim Hardaway Jr.
Jimmy Butler (on DK)
This post will be updated as news/lineups emerge, and as I continue to research the slate. Come back frequently to check for updates!
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