Jefe's NBA Rundown - 1/10
As always, the rundown is designed to give you an opinion on some different players or situations in the slate today. You need to be reacting to news throughout the day. Always keep an eye on Twitter for the most up-to-date information. The idea is not that you use ONLY players from this article to build your lineups, but rather all of our content from Benny’s article, to our cheat sheets and videos along with our projections algorithm and optimizer. If you’re trying to only use players under the “cash” section to build your cash lineups for instance, you’re going to have a hard time. Instead, use some of those players as building blocks and fill in around them.
Today’s slate is less about volatility (cash game vs GPP play) and more about capitalizing on getting as much value (highest point per dollar players) into your lineups. That’s because there’s just a ton of value out there and we can’t sacrifice any points in order to get safety.
Spending up: I think people are having a hard time processing Thomas priced higher than guys like Curry and Irving, but the numbers this year have backed it up. With Bradley out for this game, that’s an added boost as well. Klay Thompson has been ruled out for Golden State, and actually takes more shots than anyone else on the team. Look for Curry and Durant especially to take advantage of the extra shots.