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Its Sunday Fun day! In this article, I will be focusing on the main slate, which tips off at 6PM. This Sunday slate is a smaller one, but it is a very interesting! 5 of the 8 teams are on their second night of back to backs. Make sure you keep an eye on the injury news all the way up until tip off.

Karl Anthony-Towns, C, Minnesota Timberwolves

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

30 118.5 23 56.3 29.99 43.62 49.27

DK Salary: $10,800 / FD Salary: $12,000

The Minnesota Timberwolves will be visiting the Washington Wizards. The over/under in this game is 238.5. We currently do not have the total of the Oklahoma City Thunder vs Memphis Grizzlies game, but this game will easily be the highest over/under on the slate. There is only a 1.5 point spread so we are expecting it to be a competitive game, and these are the fantasy gold mines! Because of that, this game is the best game to “game stack," meaning we should have a lot of exposure to players in this game on both sides. One of my favorite players on the slate will be the Timberwolves center Karl Anthony-Towns. The Wizards rank 23rd vs the center position. Towns has been on a tear recently, averaging 67 FanDuel points per game his last three games. The Wizards are giving up an average of 56.3 points per game. A competitive game, with a high total and a great matchup? We are projecting him to score 43.46, but don't be surprised if he drops 55+.

Bradley Beal, SG, Washington Wizards

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

33

120

21

41.7

28.44

38.54

43.78

DK Salary: $9,200 / FD Salary: $10,000

As I said, we will continue to stack this game, so the Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal is also a great play. He has been on fire since John Wall's season ending achilles injury. The Minnesota Timberwolves are bottom third in defense vs shooting guards. Beal has taken over as the Wizards' main ball handler and he has seen an increase in usage rate. His usage rate is currently 28.44. Beal is averaging more assists, now that he is the team's main ball handler. His fantasy point floor has risen because his fantasy output used to be strictly based off his shot making ability. We are projecting him to score 37.82, but if this game goes as planned, just like Towns he can vastly outperform his price.

Marc Gasol, C, Toronto Raptors

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

17

112

15

52.6

22.72

19.97

24.83

DK Salary: $5,600 / FD Salary: $6,100

If you are skeptical to pay up for Towns, Marc Gasol is another potential great center play for the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors head coach Nick Nurse has been starting Marc Gasol when they are facing bigger frontcourt. There isn't a bigger starting frontcourt than the Detroit Pistons who start Blake Griffin at power forward and Andre Drummond at center. We are currently only projecting him to play 17 minutes, but I believe Nurse will start him tomorrow. The Pistons are middle of the pack in terms of defense vs center, as they rank 15th. We are seeing a reduced price on Marc Gasol because he hasn't been starting every game since being traded to the Raptors. I am projecting him to start and put up big numbers. He started for the Raptors their last game vs Portland, and he played 32 minutes and put up 44.6 fantasy points.

Isaiah Briscoe, PG, Orlando Magic

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

23

109.75

27

49.9

11.84

19

19.91

DK Salary: $3,400 / FD Salary: $3,800

As I said, the Wizards vs Timberwolves game will get a lot of ownership because of the teams totals. So we need to find some contrarian players. The ultimate pivot off of that game is going to Orlando Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers game. This game currently has the lowest over/under on the slate, so we will see a lot of the players with suppressed ownership. The Magic are on the second night of a back to back, and starting point guard D.J. Augustin was injured in the first half of their game against the Indiana Pacers. He was re-tapped at halftime and tried to go back out for the second half but he couldn't. There is currently no news if Augustin will give it a go on Sunday, but if he does sit out we have to look at point guard Isaiah Briscoe. Briscoe will not only be in line for more minutes, but he also has an awesome matchup vs the Cavs as they rank 27th vs point guard this season. We currently have him to score a projected 18.56 points in 23 minutes, but if Briscoe was to start, he will see an increase in minutes as well as usage rate. Keep an eye on Briscoe as tipoff approaches, because he may end up being the best value on the slate!

Jabari Parker, SF, Washington Wizards

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

25

120

22

49.2

20.5

26.66

30.79

DK Salary: $4,800 / FD Salary: $5,500

We are going back to the game of the night, this time I am talking about small forward Jabari Parker. We don't always have to fade a game to be contrarian, we can also play players who won't be heavily owned in those games. People often hesitant to roster players who come off the bench, but Parker is not just a normal bench player. Parker has a solid 20.5 usage rate. When he checks in, he becomes the second teams main ball handler. Again this game will have by far the highest over/under on the slate, and we are projecting Parker to play 25 minutes. He will be a way to differentiate yourself from the other people who are stacking this game. Parker's price is only $5,500 and could be one of the best price per dollar plays at the end of the night.

This is a smaller slate but there are a plenty ways to differentiate your lineups. Because of all of the back to backs, make sure you can check your team around tipoff for any injury news. In the comment section let me know who you guys think the sleeper picks are on this awesome Sunday slate. Let's win big…together!



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