2014 winner of the FSWA’s Baseball Article of the Year award. He followed that up by being one of the three finalists for the FSWA 2015 Basketball Writer of the Year award. Benjamin was a featured writer for the DraftKings Playbook, a podcast host and writer for RotoWire, a daily fantasy expert at Scout Fantasy and one of the featured writers and webcast hosts at RotoCurve. He is a frequent guest on Sirius XM Fantasy talking about both season long and daily fantasy sports topics.
Anthony Davis - You can not argue with the production Davis has flashed lately. His last six DK scores are 87, 60, 77, 90, 53, 93. Yes, the price is high, but that production is insane. The Spurs are not a great matchup in terms of pace, but they have been bad against big men. Jokic had two triple-doubles against them in the last week. With Pau Gasol likely out again, you will have LaMarcus Aldridge play some center with Joffrey Lauvergne and Davis Bertans also playing big man minutes. Davis is scoring at will. He is rebounding like a monster and he draws a team that can’t seem to slow down centers right now. I have zero exposure to any other Pelicans, which is why I’m fine taking Davis. Davis has not had great games in the past against the Spurs, but this is not the same level of defensive talent currently.
We listened to your concerns and decided to put together a dedicated cash game article going forward. The article is still going to be the first one out each day and will likely be up by noon, so make sure to check back closer to lock as news throughout the day can and will change things. The article will be updated again during Livestream, and any late minute news you can tackle in chat as we will have one of our analyst in chat every day after the Livestream to help break it down. Before we get into the plays for today, I wanted to first take some time to discuss our cash game strategy here, so we are all putting our money in the best spots for us to make more of it. This article is going to show you what you should be playing and where. The actual plays for today will be coming out a little closer to lunch-time.
- Hawks: 14th pace, 21st scoring, 22nd points allowed
- Pacers: 21st pace, 12th scoring, 13th points allowed
Hawks: Not really a great spot for the perimeter guys on the Hawks. I like Dennis Schroeder the best and he gets a slight boost today. It looks like Malcolm Delaney is out and Isaiah Taylor is questionable. That really would leave Schroeder as the only true PG and would probably bump up Tyler Dorsey a bit as a punt option since he is the likeliest to handle backup PG minutes and see some time with Schroeder at the SG spot. Taurean Prince and Kent Bazemore are the likely wing duo. Prince has seen his offensive game struggle much of the last month or two since his hand injury. It had been a reason we saw an uptick in scoring from Bazemore. Bazemore likely draws some Oladipo defense here, which makes it tough to back him. Big men do well against the Pacers, so I do like Dewayne Dedmon here. Dedmon before the break not only took back his starting center role, but he is seeing the bulk of the minutes in a crowded frontcourt. Guys like Ersan, Collins, and Muscala are all seeing minutes too. Dedmon has averaged 28 minutes over the last three games and produced averages of 13+ points and 10 rebounds. The upside is not huge, but he is solid and in a good matchup.