Pau Gasol (DK 5700, FD 6000) – Whenever LaMarcus Aldridge sits, Gasol’s usage shoots up. In two of the last three games without Aldridge, Gasol went for approximately 50 DK points and 9-10X his value. But in the third game, he only played 20 minutes, because it was a back-to-back, and finished with a sub-par line. There is some risk here as this game is also part of a back-to-back, but with Aldridge likely returning for tomorrow’s game, I expect Gasol to see heavier minutes tonight and either rest or play a more limited role tomorrow. Probability of top-3 positional value: 69.45% FD, 46.9% DK.
Bam Adebayo (DK 3800, FD 3500) – Another injury fill-in, Adebayo, should start and see lots of minutes in Hassan Whiteside’s absence. He’s not the most gifted offensive player, but he can rack up stats in a variety of categories and should easily hit value at his current price tags given the amount of time he’ll spend on the court. There also should be a few extra shots to go around for all the Heat players with Dwyane Wade out for tonight’s game. Probability of top-3 positional value: 55.5% FD, 44.7% DK.