Daily Fantasy Basketball: Wizards' SF Trevor Ariza is Saturday's top play

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Trevor Ariza

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HIGH FIVE/low five

Daily Fantasy can be quite the grind!  Let us do the grinding for you with “High Five/Low Five”.  Each day, we help put you in the money by presenting you with FIVE of the “top-tier” plays, as well as a quick list of FIVE “value plays”.  Washington Wizards’ SF Trevor Ariza flies high as Saturday’s top Daily Fantasy Basketball play.

Let’s rip it up.


Point Guard: Kyrie Irving, CLE ($8,400): Irving is in a nice spot tonight vs. a New York Knicks team that ranks just 23rd in defending opposing PGs over the past few weeks.  In addition to the nice matchup, Irving is playing at home where he has performed better all season long and in what should be a close game according to Vegas, who has set the spread at just one.  Irving will need 42 FPs for value tonight, which seems well within range.  Expect 35-45 FPs.

Shooting Guard: Gordon Hayward, UTA ($6,600): Hayward has averaged 33.9 FPs over his last six games and will need just 33 FPs tonight to reach value.  This evening’s game has one of the better over/unders of the night at 207 and according to Vegas, should remain close enough that all the studs get their minutes.  Expect Hayward to have no problem getting 30-40 FPs against a Philadelphia Sixers’ defense that has ranked in the bottom third of the league for much of the season at defending SGs.

Small Forward: Trevor Ariza, WAS ($6,800): Ariza has been consistently topping 30 FPs over his last ten games and will look to do so again tonight vs. a Milwaukee Bucks defense that has given up the sixth most points to SFs over the past few weeks.  This game should keep competitive throughout and Ariza should be expected to do work to the tune of 30-40 FPs.

Power Forward: Carmelo Anthony, NY ($10,200): Carmelo is the most expensive player on the board tonight, but should be worth every penny against a Cleveland Cavaliers team that has been middle of the road for much of the season against PFs and SFs, the two positions that Melo will likely see time at tonight.  Expect a competitive game tonight in Cleveland, and that Anthony will be a big part of it.  45-55 FPs seems like a good bet.

Center: Marcin Gortat, WAS ($7,100): Milwaukee has been atrocious over the past few weeks against opposing centers, ranking just 28th.  As such, Gortat should have his way vs. anybody and everybody they throw at him.  Gortat has been rocking the 30+ FP game like it’s his job lately and tonight should only be more of the same.  30-40 FPs come easily, with perhaps a 45 FP game if he can get rolling early.

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