Elite Eight – NBA DFS January 11th January 11, 2018  |  phil_beneteau89


In this segment, I will share my top four plays of the night; one center, one guard, one forward, one wildcard play. I will also share my top four value plays of the night; one center, one guard, one forward, and one wildcard play. I will also have the Vegas posted lines which will help you make sharper calls when looking at a high over/under as well as the spreads to gauge which games could end up in a blowout.

 

Vegas Lines

(All Vegas lines are taken off Bodog betting)

Cleveland Cavaliers at Toronto Raptors – CLE are favored by 3 / Over/Under: 222.5

Los Angeles Clippers at Sacramento Kings – LAC are favored by 1.5 / Over/Under: 211

San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Lakers – SAS are favored by 3 / Over/Under: 211

 

We have a short three-game slate starting at 8 P.M. tonight so I will make this quick and simple. The Spurs will see the largest boost in pace tonight, while the Raptors will see the best positional ratings as they host the Cavaliers.

 

Top Guard

Toronto Raptors Guards DeMar DeRozan and Delon Wright

At this point it looks as close to certain that Kyle Lowry will be out tonight. If that is the case, I would highly suggest stacking both Raptors guards. DeRozan carries massive usage rates with Lowry out, and Wright has shown 60 point upside just this week. Both are capable of crushing value tonight and running it back with LeBron James is a great correlation play.

Top Forward

LaMarcus Aldridge – (PF/C) – SAS – DraftKings: $8,500; FanDuel: $9,900

While I think he is a must-play on DraftKings, he is still in that category on FanDuel even with his increased price. Aldridge has scored over 44 DK points in each of his last four games and tonight will face the Lakers who are a great team to pick on for rebounding and big men.

Top Center

Jonas Valanciunas – (C) – TOR – DraftKings: $5,400; FanDuel: $6,200

With Serge Ibaka suspended for tonight’s game, Valanciunas figures to see more time on the floor. He has been capable of having massive upside even with playing under 20 minutes a night. He is more of a GPP play in my mind as he has a high variability. If you are looking at more of a cheaper value play, look to Pascal Siakam or even Norman Powell who ended up playing over 20 minutes last game after Ibaka was ejected and Lowry out.

 

 

Top Value

Davis Bertans – (PF/C) – SAS – DraftKings: $4,500; FanDuel: $4,500

I would look to locking both Spurs PF tonight as they should continue to dominate against the Lakers without Kawhi Leonard. Bertans is playing big minutes for the Spurs and flashed a nice 40 point DK night in his last game. Bertans is a nice pivot if you are lost on which Raptors big you want to pull the trigger on!

 

 

Thanks for reading, if you have any questions or comments feel free to tweet me at @fantasyphilled !

 

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