Daily Fantasy Basketball: Hawks' SF DeMarre Carroll is Saturday's top play

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DeMarre Carroll

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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”.  Atlanta Hawks’ SF DeMarre Carroll is Saturday’s top Daily Fantasy Basketball play.

Let’s rip it up.


Point Guard: Ty Lawson, DEN ($8,900): Lawson is our top priced PG tonight, but he should be well worth it against a Atlanta Hawks defense that is just 23rd vs. his position in the last 15 days.  Although his value threshold is a bit high at 44.5 FPs, with an over/under of 217 for the game, Lawson should be able to get near the 40 FP mark at least.

Also worth considering as a cheaper option is Memphis Grizzlies PG Mike Conley for just $6,600.  He will be playing up in pace tonight vs. a league worst Philadelphia 76ers defense and has a value threshold of only 33 FPs tonight.

Shooting Guard: Jimmy Butler, CHI ($6,600): Jimmy “Minutes” as he’s called in Chicago, should see plenty of the court again tonight vs. the Sacramento Kings.  The Kings are just 29th in recent weeks against SGs and with the Bulls playing a bit above their normal pace, Butler should be a lock for 30-35 FPs.

Also consider, Randy Foye of the Denver Nuggets, whose price has dropped.  He may be able to get back on track tonight against a Atlanta Hawks defense that has given up the 3rd most points to SGs over the last ten games or so.

Small Forward: DeMarre Carroll, ATL ($5,800): I really like Carroll in this spot tonight.  Not only are the Hawks going to be playing well above their normal pace this evening, but the Denver Nuggets rank just 22nd vs. SFs in the last 15 days.  Carroll has topped 25 FPs in each of the last two games; he should be able to get past that and push near the 30 FP range in this game.

Power Forward: Paul Millsap, ATL ($8,200): Yet another Hawk.  Millsap is the top option this evening against a horrible Denver Nuggets defense that has given up the 4th most FPs to PFs recently.  Value for Millsap is 41 FPs in this game, and with three straight in the 35 FP range, he should be able to get near value given pace and opponent.

Other players to consider at this position, who could provide better value, are Zach Randolph, MEM ($6,900), David West, IND ($6,700) and Kenneth Faried, DEN ($7,000), all of whom have a nice matchup tonight.

Center: Marcin Gortat, WAS ($7,100): Gortat has been pretty consistent over the last ten games, averaging about 35 FPs.  Tonight, he’ll square off against the Brooklyn Nets who have been in the bottom third of the league against centers.  Expect that usual consistency and thus, production in the 30-35 FP range.

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