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FanDuel Daily NBA Picks: Are You Ready For Monday Night?


22 teams are in action on an exciting Monday night of basketball. As always, there is plenty of options at each position during a heavy scheduled day like today for DFS players.

Oklahoma City Thunder (31-24), will be looking to bounce back from a tough loss to the Warriors on Saturday night when they face the red-hot Washington Wizards (32-21). Two of the most expulsive points guards Russell Westbrook and John Wall will be dueling and is sure to be an intriguing matchup and a must watch. Tip-off is at 8 PM ET.

The league-leading Golden State Warriors (46-8) make a trip to Colorado to face the Denver Nuggets (24-30). The Nuggets have been playing exciting basketball as of late and the emergence of Nikola Jokic has seen basketball fans admire the young big man’s game. This one is sure to be a high-tempo offensive game. Tip-off at 9 PM ET.


OUT:Jahill Okafor (team decision), Joel Embiid (knee), Avery Bradley (Achilles), Danilo Gallinari (groin)

Monitor:Cody Zeller (quadriceps), Jonathon Simmons (illness), Thaddeus Young (wrist), Chandler Parsons (rest), Quincy Acy (ankle), Aaron Gordon (foot), Dion Waiters (ankle), Jaylen Brown (hip), Jae Crowder (personal), Zaza Pachulia (shoulder), David West (thumb), Gary Harris (hamstring), Emmanuel Mudiay (back), Kenneth Faried (ankle), Tyson Chandler (ankle), Terrence Jones (thumb), Thabo Sefolosha (groin)

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FanDuel Top 3 Sleepers

Mario Hezonja (FanDuel: $3,600)

Orlando Magic vs. Miami Heat

Aaron Gordon missed last game against Dallas and in his absence, Hezonja started and played 35 minutes. Mario finished with 7 points, 6 rebounds 2 assists, 2 steals and a solid 20.2 FD points. With Gordon questionable for tonight’s game, Hezonja may play big minutes once again.

Andre Roberson (FanDuel: $4,300)

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Washington Wizards

With a defensive matchup scheduled against a premier scorer in Bradley Beal, Roberson is likely to see huge minutes in tonight’s game. Roberson has been great his past four games averaging 37 minutes, 10 points, 10 rebounds, 1.8 steals, 1.8 blocks and 29 FD points. For such a cheap price, Roberson production has been terrific lately.

Kent Bazemore (FanDuel: $4,800)

Atlanta Hawks vs. Portland Trailblazers

For such a cheap price, Bazemore has been fantastic his past ten games averaging 14.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.5 dimes and 25.3 FD points. Portland have struggled defending small forwards this year averaging opponent forwards 38 FD points per game.

FanDuel Top 3 Value Players

Nerlens Noel (FanDuel: $5,400)

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Charlotte Hornets

Joel Embiid is not expected to return until sometime after the All-Star break and other Philly big man Jahill Okafor has been held out of action due to serious trade talks. With both men out last game, Noel stepped up scoring 19 points, 3 rebounds, 4 steals and 33.1 FD points. Noel will once again have to carry the load.

Evan Fournier (FanDuel: $5,400)

Orlando Magic vs. Miami Heat

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Evan Fournier is starting to return to form after his injury. In Fournier’s last five games, he has averaged 35 minutes, 17.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 28.2 FD points. Fournier won’t be at that price-tag for long so take advantage of it while you can.

Victor Oladipo (FanDuel: $6,400)

Orlando Magic vs. Washington Wizards

Oladipo has really stood up the past four games to help Westbrook offensively. In those four games, Victor has scored 20 plus in three of them and is averaging 36 FD points in that short span. With what’s sure to be a fast-paced game against John Wall and the Wizards, Oladipo could be in for an abundance of fast break points.

FanDuel Top 3 Star Players

Russel Westbrook (FanDuel: $12,600)

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Washington Wizards

You just cannot simply pass up on this man at the moment. Scoring 60 plus FD points in his last three games, Westbrook is sure to seek the doubter’s vengeance after a loss to Durant and the Warriors. You would be crazy not to start him.

Blake Griffin (FanDuel: $9,700)

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Utah Jazz

Blake is back and carrying the Clippers without Chris Paul. Although he has a tough matchup on paper against the Jazz, Griffin is averaging 20 shot attempts his last five games to go with an average of almost 50 FD points. Feel confident in picking the athletic big man.

Damian Lillard (FanDuel: $8,600)

Portland Trailblazers vs. Atlanta Hawks

Dame continues to fly under the radar and do his thing. For such a high-calibre player the cheap price-tag is insulting. Lillard is averaging 25.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 41.6 FD points his last five. If you’re looking for a cheaper superstar, Dame is your guy.

Keegan’s Lineup

PG: Russel Westbrook

PG: Jameer Nelson

SG: Mario Hezonja

SG: Jamal Crawford

SF: Marcus Morris

SF: Paul George

PF: Blake Griffin

PF: Dario Saric

C: Kelly Olynyk