Daily Fantasy Basketball: Pelicans' SG Tyreke Evans is Sunday's top play

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Tyreke Evans

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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”.  New Orleans Pelicans’ SG Tyreke Evans flies high as Sunday’s top Daily Fantasy Basketball play.

Let’s rip it up.


Point Guard: Ty Lawson, DEN ($8,700): Lawson has averaged better than 50 FPs per game since his return from a heel injury three games ago.

Tonight, he and the Nuggets take on a New Orleans Pelicans team that ranks just 23rd in recent weeks at defending opposing PGs.  With an over/under of 214 and a spread of just three, Lawson should not only have plenty of opportunity to produce due to pace, but should be counted on heavily to produce as the catalyst of the offense in a close game.  Expect 40-50 FPs.

Also heavily consider, Rajon Rondo, BOS ($7,500), who should have no problem reaching value for a great price in a terrific matchup vs. the Detroit Pistons.

Shooting Guard: Tyreke Evans, NO ($7,200): Evans has been on a roll since taking over the starting gig in New Orleans, and though his price has risen, it’s still lower than it should be given that he’s been producing above value on a consistent basis.  As such, he’s nearly a must play and should be the most widely owned player across the industry tonight in a plus matchup against a Denver Nuggets team that ranks just 23rd against the SF position that Evans actually plays.  Expect value (36 FPs) at least.

Small Forward: Wilson Chandler, DEN ($5,600): Chandler has benefited greatly since the return of Ty Lawson, scoring over 30 FPs in each game since.  With a value threshold of just 28 FPs tonight, Chandler should be able to get near that in what should be a high scoring and closely contested contest.

Power Forward: LaMarcus Aldridge, POR ($9,300): With a 57.9 FP performance, Aldridge made his return to top-tier performance last game vs. the Dallas Mavericks.  That performance should give you the confidence to roster Aldridge in a matchup in a high scoring game vs. a Houston Rockets defense that ranks just 27th vs. PFs.  45-50 FPs seems like a safe bet.

Center: Dwight Howard, HOU ($9,100): Howard has absolutely owned the Trail Blazers this season and that should continue again tonight.  Portland ranks just 22nd in recent weeks vs. centers and Howard has been on a tear of late.  Given his past success vs. Portland, coupled with the recent performances by both he and Portland’s defense, this seems like a perfect storm for Howard to get 45-50 FPs.

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