Not the sexiest of slates here on Thursday as we don’t have any huge totals as we did the past few nights.
Philadelphia and Atlanta top the slate with a 228 game total with a seven point spread. The Sixers are without Josh Richardson and Al Horford tonight so that gives a bump to Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris and Ben Simmons.
Utah and Denver has the closes spread tonight at 1.5 but also have the lowest game total on the slate at 215.5.
Here is how the six game slate shakes out tonight.
Top of the Key
Tobias Harris ($7,000 DK / $6,900 FD) at Atlanta Hawks
I am really liking the Philly side of the ball tonight and Harris comes in at the lowest price tag of their three studs.
As mentioned, the 76ers are without Richardson and Horford tonight and Harris is the one who benefits most. He sees a 5.74 usage bump and a 6.43 fantasy point increase with both of them off the court.
This game should also be lightning quick as the game pace is 107.65 with Philadelphia gaining nearly a +8 in differential.
Harris has been solid over his past five games averaging 19 points and seven rebounds in 36.8 minutes. With the extra opportunity tonight we could see a celling game from Harris against the Hawks.
Will Barton ($6,000 DK / $6,100 FD) vs. Utah Jazz
Barton has been quiet as of late but with a nice price discount he is my favorite play from Denver tonight.
His minutes have been stable as of late averaging 32.3 over his past five and has taken 10 or more shots in eight of his past 10 games. Should some of those shots fall tonight, Barton could get himself back on track against the Jazz tonight.
Denver is again without Jamal Murray, Mason Plumlee and Paul Milsap and Barton gets a 7.59 fantasy point boost with those three off the court.
Here are a few players and situations I will be keeping my eye that could be in good spots depending on how news breaks or players I will look into a little throughout the day.
Ish Smith ($4,600 DK / $5,000 FD) and Isiah Thomas ($4,100 DK / $4,100 FD) vs. Charlotte Hornets – Jordan McRae is still sidelined so each should see an uptick in minutes. I always like grabbing some pieces from Washington and these two come in at fairly low prices tonight.
Patrick Beverly ($4,900 DK / $4,900 FD) vs. Sacramento Kings – Beverly is coming off an injury so we will have to see if he will have a minute’s restriction. If he is a full go I can see taking a few shares tonight.
Kevin Porter Jr. ($4,000 DK / $4,100 FD) vs. Toronto Raptors – In his second game back he logged 26 minutes. This could also be a blowout game but that might even help Porter’s minutes in the end.
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