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Happy hump day everyone! We have had an awesome week so far, let's keep it going. We have a massive 9 game slate on Wednesday. When breaking down massive slates like this one, I like to eliminate games to reduce my player pool. I am going to turn this 9 game slate to a 7 game slate as I will completely fade the New York Knicks vs the Utah Jazz game as it has a 211 over/under and a huge 12 point spread. The other game I will be fading is the Miami Heat vs the San Antonio Spurs because that game has the lowest over/under at 209.5. I highly suggest you try to fade games today. They don't have to be the ones I faded, but reducing your player pool helps your lineups.

Damian Lillard, PG, Portland Trailblazers

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

34 114 21 47.3 28.09 43.47 46.58

DK Salary: $8,800 / FD Salary: $10,700

I am going to start with my favorite play on the entire slate, that being Portland Trailblazers point guard Damian Lillard. I wrote about him on Monday as my favorite play and he delivered! He scored 60.9 fantasy points in a tough matchup against the Indiana Pacers. The reason I loved him on Monday was because CJ McCollum was held out of the game due to a popliteus strain, and he already has been ruled out for the rest of the week. McCollum has a solid 24.03 usage rate and Lillard will see an increase in his 28.03 percent usage rate, as he will be the main facilitator for the Trailblazers. In Lillard's last matchup, he went against the Pacers who rank 1st against the point guard position, but that didn't scare me off rostering him in 100 percent of my lineups. Now on Wednesday he has an awesome matchup against the Dallas mavericks who rank 21st vs point guards. FanDuel rose Lillard's price but that won't scare me off of him either. He showed us he can score 60+ and that would still 6x his $10,700 salary.

Fred VanVleet, PG, Toronto Raptors

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

9

N/A

15

43.1

18.77

8.69

15.53

DK Salary: $4,700 / FD Salary: $5,300

Just like Damian Lillard, I also wrote about this player on Monday. He too was in all of my lineups. That player being Toronto Raptors point guard Fred VanVleet. Kyle Lowry was hurt and ended up playing, but the Raptors gave small forward Kawhi Leonard the game off due to load management and VanVleet got the start. I expect Leonard to start on Wednesday against the Oklahoma City Thunder but Lowry is considered questionable to play on Wednesday. If Lowry is held out, VanVleet will become my favorite point per dollar plays on the slate. He has a solid matchup as the Thunder rank 15th against the point guard position but the Thunder rank 4th in the league in terms of pace. We currently are projecting VanVleet to play 9 minutes and score 15.53 fantasy points, but if he were to get the start and play 30 minutes, he could easily score 35+ and 7x his $5,300 price tag.

Jabari Parker, SF, Washington Wizards

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

27

117.25

24

49.8

25.51

28.61

30.34

DK Salary: $6,000 / FD Salary: $6,400

My favorite game to stack will be the chalk game on Wednesday. This game being the Washington Wizards vs the Chicago Bulls which has the highest over/under at 231 points. I will stack this game many different plays as these teams are awful in terms of defensive ranking, both ranking bottom 5 in the league. Since this game will be so chalky we need to find lower owned players in the game. My favorite point per dollar play will be the Wizards small forward Jabari Parker. Parker goes under owned every night because he comes off of the bench, but that is how I prefer him to play. He gets all of the usage with the second unit and being a bench player, he has an incredible 25.51 percent usage rate. He's scored 30 or more in 9 of his last 11 games. He comes with a solid floor while also having the upside to score 45+ in this terrific matchup as the Bulls rank 24th vs the small forward position. I also love the narrative, as he is playing against the team who traded him earlier this year. Parker may have a little bit of revenge on his mind!

Eric Bledsoe, PG, Milwaukee Bucks

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

31

N/A

28

49.9

24.51

35.38

37.58

DK Salary: $6,500 / FD Salary: $7,400

The Milwaukee Bucks will be visiting the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday. This game currently doesn't have an over/under because the Bucks are on the second night of a back to back and we also are waiting on the injury news on small forward Giannis Antetokounmpo who sat out on Tuesday vs the Los Angeles Lakers. In yesterday's article, Bucks point guard Eric Bledsoe was one of my top plays and he scored 42.1 fantasy points. I believe Giannis will be held on Wednesday because they are playing the lowly Cavs, so Eric Bledsoe is one of my tops plays again! Usually when we get someone in a spot like Bledsoe, who destroyed the night before, they come in at high ownership, but this game has a 10.5 point spread so I believe people will be scared off of Bledsoe because he won't get his full run. The Bucks were in the exact same boat yesterday as they played the Lakers and that game had a 14 point spread. Bledsoe still played 32 minutes and scored 42.1 fantasy points. I expect the same on Wednesday at lower ownership!

Bradley Beal, SG, Washington Wizards

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

37

117.25

24

42.9

28.03

45.63

49.27

DK Salary: $9,400 / FD Salary: 10,300

The key to winning large field GPP tournaments is to lower players who have huge upside. One of those players is Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal. He will come in at lower ownership because in his last game he scored 18.4 fantasy points, recency bias will have everyone off of him. Since John Wall's injury, Beal has been on a tear, but people will still fade him because he had an off night against one of the better defensive teams in the Utah Jazz. We are projecting him to score 49.27 fantasy points which is almost 5x his $10,300 salary. He has a phenomenal matchup against the Bulls as they rank 24th vs the shooting guard position. We are projecting him to pay 37 minutes and in this fast pace matchup. He could score 65+ and be the main reason why we win that GPP tournament!


We have a lot of studs in great matchups that we can pay up for. We have high over/under games that we can game stack. I will be game stacking the Washington vs Chicago game. What game will you be game stacking? Let's win big together!



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