Buck-ingham Palace

Live like royalty after rostering Giannis Antetokounmpo in a conference matchup versus a team he has topped 64 fantasy points against in back-to-back meetings. Here are my picks for Tuesday, February 27:

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Guards (G) Forwards/Centers (F/C) Utility (UTIL)
Damian Lillard,
$18,900
Giannis Antetokounmpo,
$19,500
LeBron James,
$21,300
Bradley Beal,
$16,100
Nikola Jokic,
$18,800
Joel Embiid,
$17,500
Ben Simmons,
$15,500
Dwight Howard,
$15,400
Tobias Harris,
$14,400
Lou Williams,
$13,500
Hassan Whiteside,
$13,800
Khris Middleton,
$14,000
Goran Dragic,
$12,600
Otto Porter,
$12,700
Will Barton,
$13,000
Jamal Murray,
$12,300
Jusuf Nurkic,
$12,500
Markieff Morris,
$9,600
Tomas Satoransky,
$11,300
Dario Saric,
$10,900
John Henson,
$8,700
Rodney Hood,
$8,500
Jabari Parker,
$8,200
Marvin Williams,
$7,600
Tyrone Wallace,
$7,600
Noah Vonleh,
$6,000
Maurice Harkless,
$7,300

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Guards (G) Forwards/Centers (F/C) Utility (UTIL)
Damian Lillard,
$18,900
Giannis Antetokounmpo,
$19,500
LeBron James,
$21,300
Bradley Beal,
$16,100
Nikola Jokic,
$18,800
Joel Embiid,
$17,500
Ben Simmons,
$15,500
Dwight Howard,
$15,400
Tobias Harris,
$14,400
Lou Williams,
$13,500
DeAndre Jordan,
$14,500
Khris Middleton,
$14,000
Goran Dragic,
$12,600
Hassan Whiteside,
$13,800
Gary Harris,
$12,300
Jamal Murray,
$12,300
Otto Porter,
$12,700
Larry Nance Jr.,
$10,000
Tomas Satoransky,
$11,300
Dario Saric,
$10,900
Markieff Morris,
$9,600
Rodney Hood,
$8,500
Ed Davis,
$7,800
John Henson,
$8,700
Tyrone Wallace,
$7,600
Noah Vonleh,
$6,000
Maurice Harkless,
$7,300

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Analysis:

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks, $19,500 – Although the Wizards rank as a solid defense in transition, they allow opponents to get out in transition against them at the fifth highest frequency. Any team is going to have a difficult top stopping a unique talent like Giannis Antetokounmpo in transition as he leads the NBA in transition points per game and, oh yeah, he is a 7’0″ ball-handler so there’s that as well. In each of his last two games against the Wizards, his ability to get out in transition has led to 24-plus points (PTS) and 65-plus fantasy points. Hell, Antetokounmpo grabbed 20 boards against the Wizards the last time these two teams squared off and he nearly triple-doubled in the previous meeting. In what is expected to be a close, reasonably high-scoring affair between conference rivals, Antetokounmpo is in a great spot to blast off.

Lou Williams, Clippers, $13,500 – Both Avery Bradley and Danilo Gallinari are questionable at best to suit up on Tuesday and their absences would only open up more usage for a player like Lou Williams. The tilt between the Clippers and Nuggets features the highest implied total of any game on the slate and Williams has topped 40 fantasy points in back-to-back games. As per usual, Williams is significantly cheaper on FantasyDraft than he is comparatively to competing sites, so he is a fantastic per-dollar value on this site specifically. Lock him in and move on.

Tyrone Wallace, Clippers, $7,600 – Assuming Danilo Gallinari sits, the Clippers rotation will be thin once again and Tyrone Wallace will be called upon to play around 30 minutes. At a sub-$8,000 price tag in a fast-paced environment, Wallace would prove to be a lock. If Gallinari were to play, Marvin Williams is an easy pivot at the exact price tag, as he has consistently flirted with the low-20s in fantasy points in just about every game this month. Either way, a $7,600 player belongs in your cash lineup.

Ricky Sanders

Ricky Sanders

Ricky Sanders is a fantasy sports expert with over 15 years of playing experience. After starting several freelance fantasy sports blogs, Ricky moved up in the fantasy industry when he joined Going9 Baseball. He wrote fantasy baseball content and had a weekly radio spot on the site’s SiriusXM Satellite Radio show. Shortly thereafter, in early 2013, Ricky joined RotoExperts as a three-sport fantasy contributor, eventually becoming one of the site’s lead basketball writers. While writing for RotoExperts, Ricky was introduced to daily fantasy sports and immediately fell in love. With help from some of his mentors, some of the best DFS players in the world, he honed his skills and became the daily fantasy expert he is today. When RotoExperts created a daily-focused website called DailyRoto.com, Ricky was brought on as one of the main contributors. He still makes frequent appearances on the RotoExperts SiriusXM Radio show and on the FNTSY Sports Television Network, talking daily fantasy sports. He also continues to write for a few DFS content sites: RotoCurve and The Fantasy Fix. Ricky is a proud and active member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He has agreed to be a writer and representative for the FantasyDraft brand and serves as an ambassador to the site. He has no more access to the site than the typical user. Don’t hesitate to contact Ricky with questions on Twitter @RSandersDFS.

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