Dray of Reckoning

Draymond Green’s price has dropped below $14,000 just in time for a matchup against a rolling Wizards team that happens to be playing their fourth game in six days. They struggle against forwards and Green is a great play in all formats. Here are my picks for Wednesday, February 28:

cash-plays

Guards (G) Forwards/Centers (F/C) Utility (UTIL)
Russell Westbrook,
$21,300
Anthony Davis,
$21,100
James Harden,
$21,200
Victor Oladipo,
$16,100
Kevin Durant,
$17,800
Bradley Beal,
$16,200
Chris Paul,
$15,000
LaMarcus Aldridge,
$14,800
Devin Booker,
$14,600
Kyrie Irving,
$13,900
Marc Gasol,
$14,500
Jrue Holiday,
$14,300
Lou Williams,
$13,600
Draymond Green,
$13,800
Clint Capela,
$12,700
Dennis Schröder,
$11,500
Steven Adams,
$12,400
Nikola Mirotic,
$12,100
Tomas Satoransky,
$11,400
JaMychal Green,
$10,100
Austin Rivers,
$11,000
Andrew Harrison,
$9,900
Dewayne Dedmon,
$9,100
Tyrone Wallace (if no Gallinari),
$9,200
Wesley Matthews,
$9,000
Marvin Williams,
$7,600
Mike Muscala,
$7,400

preferred-play

tournament-plays

Guards (G) Forwards/Centers (F/C) Utility (UTIL)
Russell Westbrook,
$21,300
Anthony Davis,
$21,100
James Harden,
$21,200
Victor Oladipo,
$16,100
Kevin Durant,
$17,800
Bradley Beal,
$16,200
Chris Paul,
$15,000
LaMarcus Aldridge,
$14,800
Devin Booker,
$14,600
Kemba Walker,
$14,300
Marc Gasol,
$14,500
Jrue Holiday,
$14,300
Lou Williams,
$13,600
Draymond Green,
$13,800
Otto Porter,
$13,000
Elfrid Payton,
$13,200
Steven Adams,
$12,400
Nikola Mirotic,
$12,100
Tomas Satoransky,
$11,400
JaMychal Green,
$10,100
Dejounte Murray,
$11,700
Andrew Harrison,
$9,900
Dewayne Dedmon,
$9,100
Tyrone Wallace (if no Gallinari),
$9,200
Jeremy Lamb (if no Dwight Howard),
$8,800
Marvin Williams,
$7,600
Davis Bertans,
$7,400

preferred-play

Analysis:

Russell Westbrook, Thunder, $21,300 – Only five teams rate worst in terms of defensive efficiency versus opposing point guards (PGs) this season and no team has allowed more points per possession (PPP) to ball-handlers in the pick-and-roll. In other words, this is one of the best possible matchups for arguably the best PG in the league: Russell Westbrook. These two teams have squared off thrice this year and Westbrook has scored at least 60 fantasy points in each of his last two meetings against the Mavericks, including a 78.75 fantasy point outing against them on New Year’s Eve. Additionally, the Mavericks are severely lacking a rim protector, so Westbrook should be able to get to the basket with ease. What more needs to be said? Westbrook is the superstar to build around in cash games and he possesses the upside to break the slate.

Draymond Green, Warriors, $13,800 – The Wizards have struggle to guard opposing forwards all season long and Draymond Green‘s price has dropped to below 14.0-percent of overall budget. With the Wizards playing their fourth game in six days, this is an excellent time to target against them, and the Warriors should score early and often in this spot. Look at what Giannis Antetokounmpo did against them last night (nearly 70 fantasy points) and ask yourself why can Green not dominate in this spot as well? While he is not as much of an “athletic” freak, Green is also a ball-handling forward with the ability to rack up defensive stats. Against a tired Wizards ball club, Green could produce one of those five-plus combined blocks/steals games to go along with triple-double watch. At this price point, he should be locked in.

Marvin Williams, Hornets, $7,600 – Dwight Howard, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Cody Zeller are all questionable to play tonight and each of their absences would open up some additional minutes/usage for a surging Marvin Williams. Since the beginning of the month, Williams has essentially been a lock for 20 fantasy points, and the rotation seems destined to tighten with 1-3 guys missing. If Howard were to sit, Al Horford, aka one of the better defenders in the league, would likely match up against Frank Kaminsky (who would start), alleviating some of the defensive attention from Williams. Even if Howard plays and the others sit, Williams would flirt with 30-minutes by accident in a competitive game, and he is simply too cheap for that sort of role.

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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