Benny's Daily Hoops - 1/12

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  • Vegas: Wizards -10, 218
  • Magic: 6th pace, 17th scoring, 28th points allowed
  • Wizards: 13th pace, 12th scoring, 10th points allowed

Magic: The Magic are not in a great spot here as a road dog to a good defensive Wizards team. The Magic will be without Jonathon Simmons here and guys like Ross and Vucevic still remain out. There is not much to love here. Elf Payton did have his best game of the year last time these two teams met, but Fournier and Gordon were out that game and Orlando lost by 30 anyway. Still, 60+ fantasy points is a lot and worth mentioning, although I doubt he repeats that effort here. The guy who has been playing the best for the Magic is Aaron Gordon. He did not do well against the Bucks last game but had routinely been putting up 40-50 fantasy points in the games before that one. He’s the best play, but not one I really want to use here. I tried to make a case for guys like Fournier. Hezonja, and Biyombo, but ultimately that is not where I want to go today. I’m not that high on Orlando outside of if I am bringing back a game stack in a tourney with some Washington love already.

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