Jaguar Lou's Cash Plays – 12/5/17
PG Kyle Lowry – 8,500 FD & 8,700 DK
Kyle Lowry has the most favorable matchup out of any other point guard on tonight’s small three game slate. Let’s start with the DvP’s. The Phoenix Suns are allowing a league high 62.0 FD points over their last five games to opposing point guards. The Suns are also in the bottom 5 percentile in points allowed to opposing point guards over the course of the season at 50.1 allowed PPG. Kyle Lowry should have no problem with Tyler Ulis and should carry the team with DeRozan busy with the likes of Devin Booker. The Toronto Raptors are favored at -13.5 with a 224.5 over-under.
Other GPP PG Option(s): Russell Westbrook & Damian Lillard
SG Bradley Beal– 7,600 FD & 7,600 DK
Bradley Beal faced the same Portland Trail Blazers just five games ago scoring 46.7 points over 35 minutes of play. Beal is still experiencing an uptick in his usage and overall offensive production due to John Wall’s injury. I don’t believe C.J McCollum can fully hault Bradley Beal’s offensive skills – the Washington Wizards most capable scorer. Beal’s recent game logs do scare me but no better time to get back on track than with a rematch against a Portland team who he performed great against just five games ago. The Washington Wizards are underdogs by 5.5 with a 203 over-under.
Other GPP SG Option(s): Devin Booker (Upside GPP)
SF Otto Porter – 7,000 FD & 6,900 DK
The Portland Trail Blazers are currently allowing the most points to opposing small forwards allowing an averaging of 57.0 allowed PPG over their last five games. Porter has been playing better as of late, reaching 40 and 50-point games in two of his last five. I’m not quite sure if I will be rostering Beal and Porter together, injuries and confirmed lineups will dictate that. The Washington Wizards are underdogs by 5.5 with a 203 over-under.
Other GPP SF Option(s): T.J Warren & Kelly Oubre Jr. (Hedge off Porter)
PF Serge Ibaka – 5,200 FD & 5,000 DK
The Phoenix Suns are allowing the most points in the league to opposing power forwards averaging 58.0 PPG over their last five. This is because of the sub-par defense by Marquese Chriss. Chriss will matchup against Serge Ibaka. I fully expect Serge Ibaka to take advantage of this matchup and I have NO problem playing him with Kyle Lowry. This is a different situation than the Porter/Beal conundrum. The Toronto Raptors are favored at -13.5 with a 224.5 over-under.
Other GPP PF Option(s): Carmelo Anthony & Derrick Favors (GPP)
C Jusuf Nurkic – 7,400 FD & 7,200 DK
Jusuf Nurkic faces a defensively struggling Marcin Gortat in this matchup. We all know Nurkic’s upside, but these games only come in the right matchups, I believe facing Gortat is one of those matchup’s. Over their past five games, Marcin Gortat and the Washington Wizards have allowed 51.1 points to opposing Centers. This is bad enough, but when you compare this DvP stat to their season average of 37.2, it becomes pretty apartment something is wrong at the Center position. Jusuf Nukic should be able to take advantage of this matchup and put the team on his back, despite his inconsistent recent game logs. The Portland Trail Blazers are favored by 5.5 points in a 203 over-under.
Other GPP Center Option(s): Steven Adams