Dwyane Wade (5000 DK, 4600 FD) – With Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington out for today’s game, there will be plenty of minutes on the wing to go around. Although the Heat probably won’t play Wade 30 minutes or more, if he sees mid 20’s like I expect, he should justify his low price tag today. Goran Dragic is also a strong play today on both sites. Probability to top 3 positional value: 38.8% DK, 56.7% FD.
Isaiah Thomas (5100 DK, 5400 FD) – Josh Hart is out for the Lakers with a broken hand, and Corey Brewer was recently bought out, opening up additional time for other players on the Lakers. Lonzo Ball will take Hart’s position in the starting lineup, but I expect Thomas to see additional run off of the bench with Hart’s backup Alex Caruso not being as strong of a player. Probability of top 3 positional value: 34.6% DK, 47.45% FD.
Hassan Whiteside (8000 DK, 7700 FD) – Whiteside has been having a bit of a rough season for his standards, going from 32.6 MPG to 26.1 MPG. Most of this can be attributed to coaching and possible undisclosed injury.
I’m encouraged though by Whiteside’s post All-Star Break minutes, 33, 25, and 33. Coupled with a great matchup versus the Lakers, I think Whiteside is the most likely center to exceed value on both sites. Probability of top 3 positional value: 27.9% DK, 61.95% FD.