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Daily Fantasy Basketball Lineup Picks 2-8-2017


Entering Wednesday, we have 24 teams going toe-to-toe! Some must see basketball starts at 7:00pm with the spiraling three-headed monster Cavaliers headed into Banker’s Life Arena to take on Paul George and the Indiana Pacers! PG-13 and LBJ have squared off numerous times over the past several years and no game ever seems to disappoint. The Pacers, entering the game on a seven game winning streak, look to notch win No. 21 at home.

Another entertaining game slated for the evening happens in Oracle Arena as the SuperTeam Warriors welcome Dwayne Wade and the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls enter the game 26-26, while the Warriors have already clinched their fifth straight winning-season at 43-8 entering the evening. The Warriors look to fend off that ever lingering ninth loss on the season in their quest to match the historical 73-9 record they posted last year.

Wednesday February 8th, 2017 Matchups (EST):

  • Spurs  @ 76ers 7:00 PM
  • Cavaliers  @Pacers 7:00 PM
  • Lakers @ Pistons  7:30 PM
  • Nuggets @Hawks  7:30 PM
  • Wizards @Nets  7:30 PM
  • Raptors @Timberwolves 8:00 PM
  • Jazz  @Pelicans 8:00 PM
  • Heat @Bucks  8:00 PM
  • Clippers @Knicks  8:00 PM
  • Suns @Grizzlies  8:00 PM
  • Bulls @Warriors  10:30 PM
  • Celtics @Kings  10:30 PM

Daily Fantasy Basketball Lineup Picks 2-8-2017

PG: Dennis Schroder, Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta faces a Denver team who average the most Fantasy PPG vs PG. Atlanta, coming off a brutal 25 point loss to Utah, is looking to bounce back in a big way. Schroder, a hit-or-miss type player looks to have a big night as he has positively capitalized in the past versus matchups in favor of the Point Guard position.

  • Vs. Brooklyn 1/10: 19pts/10a – DraftKings: 41.3 FanDuel: 39.1
  • Vs. Chicago 1/20:  25pts/6a/3r – DraftKings: 42.5 FanDuel: 38.9
  • Vs. Orlando 2/4: 17pts/10a/4r – DraftKings: 42.5 FanDuel: 38.8

PG: Reggie Jackson, Detroit Pistons

Reggie Jackson has been one of the more consistent point guards, when he is healthy. He faces a young Laker team that seems to be all but giving up on this season. Starting out 10-10, the Lakers have since cruised right to the bottom of the shockingly weak Western Conference. Reggie looks to capitalize with another consistent performance as he he is a low ball player who can prove big in deep slated evenings

Honorable Mentions: D’Angelo Russel vs Detroit; Jamal Murray vs Atlanta; Ish Smith vs LAL

SG: Dwayne Wade, Chicago Bulls

The 10:30PM featured contest may be a lone superstar versus a team filled with talent. Butler, dealing with injury, may be out yet another game. This is good for Wade fantasy talents as he has averaged over 40 fantasy points in the last week. He is a top-3 salary guy but being that Golden State is a mid-pack defense versus SG, Wade may be drinking from the fountain of youth en route to another big fantasy performance.

SG: Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns

Booker seems to be ‘The Man” in Phoenix. Between him and teammate Eric Bledsoe, they average over 82 points and nearly 15 FGM per game. Booker is a reliable scorer fantasy wise, only two games under 29 FP since the start of 2017. At a position where money is not too big of a factor, he may be a buy that you may want to consider if going high on big men.

Honorable Mentions: Marcus Smart vs Sacramento; Shabazz Muhammed vs Toronto; Kelly Oubre Jr. vs Brooklyn

SF: Wilson Chandler, Denver Nuggets

Likely getting another start Wednesday Night, Wilson Chandler looks to this opportunity as a way to solidify his starting position again. In the last week, he has had a roller coaster performance fantasy wise. Being Atlanta is in the bottom third of the NBA in FP versus SF, Chandler wouldn’t be a bad thought. Motivation + Opportunity = Success?

SF: Otto Porter Jr., Washington Wizards

Otto Porter has played like a man possessed this year. He is playing in the last year of his contract, similar to Harrison Barnes in 2016, and is taking the opportunity to play like he deserves a max contract. On a team with a top five backcourt, Porter has made the most of the minutes he has gotten and has been a consistent scorer in Fantasy. In his latest performance, versus Cleveland, he amassed 25 points, 15 from behind the arc, and 6 boards. Don’t sleep on Porter as he faces the basement team of the NBA in the Nets.

Honorable Mention: Jae Crowder vs Sacramento; Gordon Hayward vs New Orleans; Vince Carter vs Phoenix

PF: Matt Barnes, Sacramento Kings

Matt Barnes could see serious court time after DeMarcus Cousins got his 16th technical and is out versus Boston Wednesday due to suspension. Barnes has double-digit points in three of his last five games while also double-digit rebounds in the same span. He may be a good buy if you’re looking to spend money on a Greek Freak or KAT type player.

PF: LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio Spurs

With all eyes on Kahwai, Aldridge has been quietly flying under the radar. Consistently around the low to mid 30 FPPG range, LaMarcus will look to explode on a Sixers team full of youth. Trade rumors concerning Okafor may cause a distraction in the locker room, which will only add to the odds of a Spurs win in Philly. In FanDuel, the Sixers are surrendering the seventh most FP over their last 10 games.

Honorable Mention: Taj Gibson vs Golden State; Jon Leuer vs LAL; Kelly Olynyk vs Sacramento

C: Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons

Andre Drummond is the definition of a BOARD MACHINE. Averaging 14.6 PPG and 13.7 RPG, he’s a best bet for a double-double.  Playing a poor rebounding Laker team only entices this theory as they allow the second most FPPG for Centers, Philadelphia is worst. Being on the low end of a top five buy in his position, he would be great when pairing with another star caliber player looking for a big fantasy night…maybe Kyle Lowry?

C: Guillermo Hernangomez, New York Knicks

The spike in this man’s salary wasn’t for any particular reason. Hernangomez is the definition of a man on fire. In his last four games, he has two double-doubles, three double-digit scoring outings, and three double-digit rebounding performances. Despite Porzingis’s return, I foresee Hernangomez playing a DeAndre Jordan type role in contributing consistent rebounds and low end double digit point totals, if he’s given the time to prove it on the floor.

Honorable Mention: Tristan Thompson vs Indiana; Willie Cauley-Stein vs Boston; David Lee vs Philadelphia

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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