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Daily Fantasy Basketball Lineup Picks 2-11-2017

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With the weekend for the All-Star Game nearing, there is only one thing on an NBA Fans mind, the return of Kevin Durant! If you are even a remotely NBA fan, the first five minutes of the NBA programming for the Thunder/Warriors game, 8PM EST, will be can’t miss TV.

The crowd reaction to KD’s first time back in Chesapeake Energy since his “Decision” will be unpredictable. Plus, we can’t forget the Friend turned Enemy storyline as Russell versus KD has been mentioned on ESPN every day since KD made the jump.

Let’s see the match-ups hosted for the pre All-Star Game celebrations:

Saturday, February 11th

  • Clippers @ Hornets 5PM
  • Bucks @ Pacers 7PM
  • Nuggets @ Cavs 7:30PM
  • Heat @ Sixers 7:30PM
  • Warriors @ Thunder 8:30PM ABC
  • Suns @ Rockets 9PM
  • Magic @ Mavs 9PM
  • Celtics @ Jazz 10PM

Daily Fantasy Basketball Lineup Picks 2-11-2017

Point Guards

Yogi Ferrell, Dallas Mavericks, FD (5,700) DK (5,400)

The last seven games have been the biggest of Ferrell’s career. After last Friday’s sensational game by Yogi, 32 points with five assists, Ferrell turned a 10 day contract into a two year contract. Look for Ferrell to continue his run as the Mavs host the Magic, who come in on a three-game skid. In the last 10 games, Orlando has given up the second most Fantasy Points to PG in the league.

Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder, FD (12,500) DK (12,600)

Now I normally do not think investing one-fifth of your lineup’s salary in one player is wise. Tonight though, is a very different night. I feel that Westbrook will look to go above and beyond to defend his homecourt versus the Warriors. Westbrook has been a man possessed all year. In their last meeting, Russell notched a triple-double on the road. I look forward to seeing this matchup and the KD/Russ showdown in hopes to see Russ notch upwards of 70 FP tonight.

Honorable Mentions: Goran Dragic vs Sixer; Jamal Murray vs. Cavs; Brandon Knight vs. Houston

Shooting Guards

Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns, FD and DK (6,800)

Booker is the clearly an essential piece of the future of the Phoenix Suns organization. Houston has been a notoriously terrible team defensively, until last game versus Charlotte. Converting 22 turnovers into 27 points, Phoenix looks to control the ball and play into a shootout with Houston rather they succumbing to new found defensive surge. Houston is top five in most FP to SG in the league and Booker looks to continue to increase this number.

Marcus Smart, Boston Celtics, FD (5,700) DK (5,100)

Smart has been the benefactor of Bradley’s injury and has made the most of the minutes he’s received. His transition as a PG/SG has been beneficial for his career as he’s showing his production off the ball. Utah has been above average in defense this season on SG but look for Smart to get some extra opportunities as eyes set on Thomas. Having a star such as Thomas allows for an open man on the floor, why not let it be Marcus Smart?

Honorable Mentions: Kyle Korver vs. Denver; Seth Curry vs. Orlando; Malcolm Brogdon vs. Indiana

Small Forwards

Paul George, Indiana Pacers, FD (8,700) DK (8,100)

PG13 has been the superstar that we expect him to be over the last five games. He scores, yes, but he contributes all around the stat sheet. With Milwaukee coming into Banker’s Life, another piece down in Jabari Parker, it seems as if it’s the Greek Freak versus the world. Unfortunately, the Greek Freak can’t play and defend every position. Look for Paul George to take advantage of the Bucks latest woes and and have a big evening.

Andre Iguodala, Golden State Warriors, FD (4,200) DK (3,800)

Arguably the biggest contributor off Golden State’s bench is A.I. He averages around 18 FPPG but has been around the 20+ FPPG in the last 6 weeks. In the game versus Memphis, who is a top 5 defense, he contributed 22 points and four assists. With all the focus on KD, Steph, and Klay, look for guys like Draymond and Andre to get a few more looks this evening.

Honorable Mentions: TJ Warren vs Houston; Wilson Chandler vs Cleveland; Robert Covington vs Miami

Power Forwards

Thon Maker, Milwaukee Bucks, FD (3,500) DK (3,000)

Thon drew the start versus the Lakers and contributed seven points and six rebounds in just 17 minutes of work. With Jabari Parker out for the remainder of the season, look for Jason Kidd to try several different personnel at PF in hopes to find a strong fit with Parker’s absense. After a successful start versus LA, it would be a safe bet to look for him to start again tonight. Drafting Thon will free up cap space if you look to put more money in a star player like Russell Westbrook or LeBron James. Maker could be a great contribution of points while spending a minimal amount of money.

Ryan Anderson, Houston Rockets, FD (4,700) DK (5,100)

Ryan Anderson has seen a second coming of his career since landing in Houston under Mike D’Antoni. It seems as if Anderson has found his fit in this high powered offense. With an average of 31 minutes on the floor, Anderson averages almost 24 FPPG. He is a three-point threat as he shoots 40% from behind the arc. Look for the Rockets to spread the floor and expose this young Suns defense by shooting deep and often.

Honorable Mentions: Serge Ibaka vs Dallas; Amir Johnson vs Utah; Darrell Arthur vs Cleveland

Centers

Myles Turner, Indiana Pacers, FD (6,400) DK (5,800)

One of the most efficient centers for a minimal price is the second year man out of the University of Texas. Turner has been a low-key star in a league of great centers. Turner has averaged almost one FP for every minute he’s been on the floor. Look for Turner to show up against the weak post game of Milwaukee who has been fifth worst in FPPG versus Centers over the last five games.

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Clint Capela, Houston Rockets, FD (5,300) DK (5,900)

Since returning from injury last month, Capela has been a solid start while spending under $6,000. Capela is on a team where he’s not the first option for scoring but has some great opportunity to collect a 10/10 game almost every night. They’ve eased him back into the lineup as he’s starting to see an increase back to normal minutes which will contribute to added success. With Chandler being a game-time decision, look for Capela to be a key asset on the defensive end.

Honorable Mentions: Hassan Whiteside vs Philly; Rudy Gobert vs Boston; Jahlil Okafor vs Miami

About Devon Frey

Devon is a graduate of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Management. Devon is an avid fan of all sports. He has been playing fantasy sports for almost a decade, starting with Fantasy Football in 2008. Recently, his addiction has turned to his love of the NBA. He is a daily fantasy NBA player on several platforms. Devon currently resides in the Allentown, Pennsylvania area working in Sales. His favorite teams are the Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Lakers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Colorado Avalanche, and Florida Gators. Feel free to follow him on Twitter: @devonafrey

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