NBA CRUSH SPOT
July 30th, 2020
By Brandon Silvers
For those of you who have read this article before, welcome back for another take of NBA CRUSH SPOT! For all those newbies, my name is Brandon Silvers and I hope you see that you like so that you many keep finding your way back! Let’s talk some hoops!
I will specify in this article whether or not the player I mention is cash or tournament, and the numbers will reflect my decision
Example: FPPM(Fantasy Points Per Minute ) x Projected Minutes = Projected Total
Keep in mind the NBA is constantly changing throughout the day and most likely all the way up to game time, and if I have time I will update my article with any changes. Check periodically through the day just to make sure.
This version of “Bubble Ball” is starting off much like a normal season, Anthony Davis controversy! It looks as if AD will be ready to go tonight. The other news I’m watching is what path the Pelicans choose to go down with the Zion injury. I just read that he is in the shootaround which means he is most likely available in some capacity.
PG- Reggie Jackson
With Lou Williams out and Patrick Beverly sidelined with an injury the Clippers are very shallow at the going guard position. Jackson is very familiar with handling the rock as he did most of his career in Detroit. He leads the second unit in scoring and I have him locking in at 23 minutes and .95 FPPM tonight. Lock him in on cash games and don’t look back.
Also Consider: Mike Conley, Alonzo Ball
SG- Jordan Clarkson
I believe JC is a must play in cash formats tonight. Firs and foremost, Utah will be moving forward without Bojan Bogdanovich for the remainder of the season. JC has averaged right around a 25% team usage rating (4th best on team) right behind Bojan respectively. He hovers around the 1 FPPM grid (FD-0.94, DK-0.98), and should benefit in the form of minutes due to the Bojan injury.
Obviously the past few scrimmage games will not be a reflection of everyone’s minutes moving forward, and we can almost guarantee to see 2 of these guys (Mitchell/Clarkson/ Coonley) on the floor at all times
Also Consider: Donovan Mitchell, Josh Hart, Paul George
SF- Brandon Ingram
Ingram is in a good position vs his former Lakers team. In his past 4 matchups vs LBJ and the Lakers, Ingram has averaged 35.7 FPTS per game. His pricetag on FanDuel is $7.3K, and if he hits the average thats over 5x Value with a ceiling right at 47. He should see his usual 33+ minutes at 1.17 FPPM. You do the math!
Also Consider: Dion Waiters(1.16 FPPM), Lebron James(1.51 FPPM)
PF- Anthony Davis
All signs are pointing towards the Brow being a for sure thing for tonight’s game, although nothing has been confirmed yet, I suggest monitoring this closely. He missed the most recent game vs the Pelicans, but other than that, he seems to steamroll his next opponent in every previous matchup. A whopping 65.6 FPPG vs his former team sets him into the elite category. Should he play, I predict he may be a bit below his normal playing time at right around 32+ minutes. When you add in his 1.52 FPPM, I can see AD around 50 FPTS easy.
Marcus Morris(30Min X .88 FPPM)
Zion Williamson( 28 Min? X 1.22 FPPM)
C- Ivaca Zubac
Surprisingly, Zubac has the highest usage ratong if all centers on the slate tonight (16.4%). He doesn’t always get the most minutes(18.1), but he does make the most of his time on the court (1.15 FPPM). He runs the floor well which meshes with the team pace. I predict Zubac lands somehere between 18-22 minutes and 20-22 FPTS which leads him to a 5x fantasy performance, which is fine for all formats.
Also Consider: Rudy Gobert, Javale McGee
I hope your just as happy as I am about this monumental day! Good luck on your contests!