NBA GPP Core Targets
Ish Smith, 5.4k
With Jrue Holiday already listed as out, Ish is in line to see 30+ minutes tonight against OKC. Anthony Davis is listed as questionable and if he doesn’t play Ish will get an even bigger boost as his usage will go up. OKC gives up 4% more points to PGs than league average and in each game Ish has played more than 30 minutes he’s put up solid fantasy numbers. I’m expecting a 30 point performance tonight.
Paul George, 9.2k
George has found himself on my lists quite frequently this season and for good reason. His a minute-milker averaging 38 minutes/game and has been averaging just about the same amount of fantasy points/game. The Pacers should win this game easily against Philly and although it could be lower scoring than other games, PG’s usage for Indiana is 30%. The ball goes through him and he will get his. He’s a safe bet for a super high floor and decent ceiling.
Nikola Vucevic, 7.8k
The minutes are ramping back up for Vucevic and he has an excellent. Nikola has a prime match up tonight against Minnesota; a team who’s giving up 7% more points than average to opposing centers. The game has an O/U of 204 and there should be plenty of points to go around. Oladipo may miss the game as well which would be a nice boost.
Russell Westbrook, 11.5k
It was tough deciding between Westbrook or Cousins due to the price savings on using Cousins but Westbrook balls out on normal nights plus Durant is still out. The O/U for this game is 212, which is the highest on the night and Westbrook has the highest usage in the NBA at 36%. He has a solid match up and you really can plug him in and not have to worry about getting points. Last game everybody was scared because he has about 12 at half time and he ended with 60+ fantasy points.