Scott Takes: NBA Fantasy Draft Picks 2/10

Hey everyone, tonight we have a 6 game slate that locks at 6 PM central time. The dust is finally setting from all the trades and now we will get to see the fruits of the GM’s labor. I won’t be doing stud standings today because no one (not even Giannis) is over 20k. Giannis is in a good spot against the Magic and if you like enough of the value plays I would say go for it despite a clunker against them last time out.

Guards

Ben Simmons $14,900: Simmons is averaging 44.2 FPPG at home this year. He also put up 46 vs LAC earlier this season. His game log has bee sterling lately and I love him at this price.

Lou Williams $14,400: Williams is averaging 39 FPPG on the road this year and put 60.3 in 37.3. He also hasn’t been less than 30 in their last 10. Philly is tough on SG but he has showed he can succeed in this matchup.

Eric Bledsoe $13,000: Bledsoe is averaging 34.2 FPPG in 31.5 minutes on the road this year. He also put up 32.8 FP in 27 minutes against the magic earlier this year. With all the injuries, he is averaging 36.27% usage rate and 1.31 FPPM. Great play tonight.

Jerian Grant $9,900: In his last 6 games, he has a floor of 20.5 and a ceiling of 42.5 FP. With the injuries, he is averaging 0.87 FPPM. I expect him to see big minutes and he will be needed with no LaVine or Dunn.

Forwards/Center

LaMarcus Aldridge $14,400: GSW is 2nd worst vs PF over the last 4 weeks. He is averaging 40.1 FPPG on the road, and he also put 49 FP in 35.5 vs them earlier this year. With the injuries, he has a 32.7% usage rate with 1.23 FPPM. He is criminally underpriced.

Julius Randle $13,400: Averaging 28 FP in 24.3 minutes on the road, but he has seen 30+ consistently in non blowouts. With a one 1.5 point spread I expect him to see well into the 30s. He is also seeing 1.22 FPPM and 26.4% usage rate. Against Dallas he put up 42.8 FP in 33.3 minutes earlier this year. He has been excellent lately.

Dario Saric/DeAndre Jordan (both if Embiid sits):  Saric is always excellent when Embiid is out. Excellent last 10 and I wouldn’t expect it to change. DeAndre Jordan put up a HORRIBLE game against the Sixers but if he isn’t in there isn’t much competition down low for rebounds.

Embiid is worth a look if he plays because he only played 24 minutes last night and went off. I probably won’t pay up for him but he could be a good pivot off of Giannis.

Safe plays around Jordan’s price I’m considering if Embiid does play: Tobias Harris and Brandon Ingram. Harris has been very consistent since being with PHI and Ingram has been good but is averaging 5 less FPPG on the road. Either one is probably a safe projection for 30.

Thrift Shop

Grant and Patty Mills are my favorite under 10k. I also think DJ Augustin is worth a look.

GPP Flier: Bismack Biyombo

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