Fuego Steve’s NBA Cheat Sheet 1/1/18

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NBA GPP Cheat Sheet

Prices listed are Fanduel unless otherwise noted.

 My NBA articles will mostly focus on Fanduel lineup construction since besides center, you need to play two at each position. The players recommended are usually still good plays on DraftKings unless the pricing is drastically different. Also, many players on DraftKings have dual position eligibility or may be listed at a different position. I will try to mention if there is a specific good play on DK based on price or position eligibility. The players listed are in no particular order, as sometimes I am giving choices to help build your lineups at all price points.


Point Guard

Jordan Clarkson – $7400 – Riskier play, but has the ceiling we look for in GPPs.

Eric Bledsoe – $6900 – Should bounce back from poor performance last game.

Elfrid Payton – $8000 – Not loving the price, but am loving his recent play. Has triple double ceiling.

Point guard is pretty deep. Could see playing Lowry, Dinwiddie, Dunn, Jones. Lots of places you can go tonight. Napier if Lillard is out.

Value/Punt Plays – Tyler Ennis $3500 – Don’t expect 44 fantasy points again. I think I am fading him.


Shooting Guard

Khris Middleton – $7100 – You know I like playing him especially if not getting The Freak in my lineup.

DeMar DeRozen – $8100 – Not sure I am paying up this high, but has the ceiling.

Caris LeVert – $5800 – Like the matchup versus Orlando and has been playing well. Three straight games over 35 FD points.

Evan Fournier – $6100 – Always like the upside in GPPs. Still good price.

C.J. McCollum – $7300 – Like more if no Lillard again.

Value/Punt Plays – Josh Hart $4400 – Like him decent amount tonight if you want to pay down for a shooting guard spot.


Small Forward

Brandon Ingram – $6800 – Favorite overall play at the position.

The Freak – $10900 – Scares me to fade him on this slate. Debating what percentage of lineups to put him in.

Jimmy Butler – $9300 – Logical pivot if not playing The Freak.

DeMarre Carroll – $5200 – Price is right, find him in some lineups just due to this.

Jonathan Simmons – $6100 – Like all the Orlando players tonight basically.

Value/Punt Plays – Not my favorite spot to punt tonight, maybe CJ Miles at $3500


Power Forward

Aaron Gordon – $7900 – Saw what he can do last game. Love the ceiling for the price.

Serge Ibaka – $5700 – Good price and rested from being suspended last game.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson – $7400 – Playing well, would like to see 40 though to pay off his ceiling.

Kuzma, Gibson and Mirotic are all in play as well. Maybe Aminu or Henson for cheaper.

Value/Punt Plays – Also not my favorite value spot. Larry Nance Jr. $4400



Julius Randle – $6200 – He didn’t disappoint last night helping myself and the guys in chat cash with 55 Fanduel point. I wouldn’t expect 55 again like last night, but 30-40 will get you 5-6X.

Jusif Nurkic – $6300 – Been playing well the past few games. Has a decent matchup versus Robin Lopez and the Bulls. Prefer him with no Lillard as his usage has been up.

Karl Anthony Towns – $9500 – Highest ceiling of all the centers on the slate.

I like Biyombo on DK more than I do Fanduel.

Value/Punt Plays – Robin Lopez $4600 – Only guy I would go to under $5000.


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Fuego Steve has rapidly become one of the best DFS players in the industry for MLB, NBA, and the NFL. Just over the past year he has won numerous GPPs, including three qualifiers. Fuego was a live finalist at the 2017 & 2018 Fanduel Basketball Championships. Mainly a tournament player, he specializes in multi and single-entry gpps, roster construction, game theory, qualifiers, short slates and has a knack for projecting ownership percentages.