Hello Playmakers and welcome back to The Sixth Man report where we look into the daily slate for value to ensure that our playmakers have the most flexibility with their lineup construction from a price standpoint. NBA is always changing, therefore we need to be on our toes more than ever in this day and age for the sport to be effective. Let’s keep grinding and see what’s available today!
Juancho Hernangomez (DK$4800 | FD$4600)
Generally I don’t like to attack the Magic because they are a slow paced team and smother the ball. That being said, I will always take the opportunity to attack Orlando’s wing/Evan Fournier’s defense, and tonight that’s why I have selected Juancho as one of my GPP plays. Juancho has started all 7 games since being acquired by the Wolves, and will continue to see extended runs and usage with KAT still out. Most people will take two approaches to this game; complete fade, or play Russell who has been virtually match-up proof. Hernangomez has averaged roughly 24 FP a game since arriving to the Wolves and presents himself as a cheap, low ownership option tonight.
Nerlens Noel (DK$3200 | FD$3900)
Although i prefer his price on DraftKings slightly more, Noel is another target of mine that should go relatively low-owned in most contests tonight. The assumption is that the Bucks will blow out the Thunder, but I don’t necessarily think this is the case. Taking a step back and having a look, both teams play FANTASTIC defense, hence me thinking that this game will be more than meets the eye. With Gallo already ruled out I suspect we see Nerlens get some additional time at the 4, but plays the majority of his minutes at the 5; a spot we know the Bucks are beatable at. When given the minutes Noel has shown fantasy promise and I think tonight’s a spot where we are going to get him at under 10% ownership. 5-6x return would be great to allow us to spend up elsewhere.
Brandon Knight (DK$3500 | FD$3600)
Knight seems to be firming up his role as Rose’s primary replacement in the second until after back-to-back outings of 20+ FP in as many minutes. Derrick Rose has not been the same since returning from his groin injury which gives me reason to believe that Knight will start getting more runs going forward as they close the year out. Known for his offensive ability, its hard to really gauge what production we are going to get from Knight as he is very shot dependent and rarely provides a ton of peripheral statistics. I am hoping to catch lightning in a bottle tonight against a PHX team that ranks in the bottom-ten to guards. He will provide us with a cheap GPP play in a heavily stacked guard grouping tonight.