LeBron James (DK: $10,400 FD: $10,400): Without Anthony Davis – stop us if you’ve heard this before – LeBron has been a monster, carrying his team night in and night out while shouldering a 34% usage rate in an average of 35 minutes for the Lakers since Davis’ injury. On a smaller slate where rostering the highest raw scorers will be crucial, LeBron in a matchup against an awful Wizards defense will be a critical piece in cash lineups today on both sites. Because Washington is so bad, this game retains some blowout risk, and as we write up in today’s War Room article there are viable builds that fade him in tournaments, but LeBron has thrived even in blowout-prone matchups this season, putting up 74.5 on OKC and 58.25 against Minnesota in the last two weeks. The Lakers have often fallen behind inferior teams in the first half, leaving LeBron to rack up massive numbers as he brings them back into the game. LeBron in an elite spot has the highest point floor and ceiling on this slate, and we are running him on all sites!
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (FD: $7,500): Shai is way too cheap on Fanduel today, and we are not complaining. Against a Miami team still down Goran Dragic and Avery Bradley in its backcourt, and for a still-shorthanded OKC team, Gilgeous-Alexander, who has been a 1.30 FPPM player this year, should step into around 35 minutes of playing time tonight and maintain the 30% usage he has seen this season, providing a rock-solid floor and very strong scoring and assist upside. He is a good DK play today too at a more reasonable $8,400, but on FD Shai is a set it and forget it kind of guy today. Lock him in with confidence!
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