The Shot Dude: Sunday Courting
It's a great time of year to be a sports fan.
With MLB just starting up, and the NHL and NBA on the verge of the playoffs, viewers get rewarded.
Your reward is two times your favorite Shot Dude today.
I've fired up my Shot-O-Meter and come up with a great squad of ballers to help you create your fantasy team.
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D'Angelo Russell, Los Angeles Lakers ($5300) ... will be playing Houston in the highest-total game of the day at 213 points. Dude's coming off a 32-point beauty against New Orleans that produced 37 fantasy points. A hill like that will be hard to climb again, but 27-29 fantasy points isn't.
Ish Smith, Philadelphia ($6400) ... had a whale of a game against the Knicks on Friday, resulting in 40 fantasy points. With a usage rate of almost 22 and scoring just under a fantasy point per minute, Smith was one of the most savvy mid-season pick-ups by any team. Dude's playing Milwaukee and 32-34 fantasy points against his former team seems about right.
James Harden, Houston ($10,600) ... is the player I always want because you know your lineup has a great chance to start off with 50 fantasy points. Dude's averaging just under 48 fantasy points a game and has hit the 60 mark in four of his last nine. I love him against the Laker's 28th ranked defense. Put the Beard down for 49-51 today.
Jamal Crawford, Los Angeles Clippers ($5000) ... has scored 30 points in 2 of the last 4 times he's played. Dude's about as durable as they come and never seems to sit out any games. Crawford might see a few less minutes today but should still end up with 27-29 fantasy points.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee ($9700) ... is one of my newest favorite players. This dude's still growing and might soon be the hardest household name to pronounce. Giannis has exceeded five times his fantasy salary in 3 of 4 and has a great chance to do it again today against the 76ers. Philly gives up the second-highest amount of fantasy points, and I think the Greek freak gets 47-49 in this one.
Mario Hezonja, Orlando ($3500) ... is a great minimum-salary option to make all your studs fit into your lineup today. Dude's expected to get the start with Victor Oladipo out due to a concussion. Last time Hezonja drew a start, he played 37 minutes. I like him for between 19-21 fantasy points today.
Thomas Robinson, Brooklyn ($6700) ... has now had six straight double-doubles since he began starting for injured Thad Young. Even though the secret's out and his salary has risen, dude's still a great prospect to hit five times his salary against the Pacers. Watch Robinson be in the 33-35 range.
Jabari Parker, Milwaukee ($6500) ... has scored in double figures in eight consecutive games and gets to square off against Philadelphia, the team that ranks 28th in defending power forwards. I think Parker's output will be close to what Robinson puts up, but a bit less at 31-33 fantasy points.
Robin Lopez, New York ($6200) ... has recorded impressive double-doubles in 2 of his last 3 games. Dude's had a solid season in New York, averaging over 10 points and just under 8 rebounds a game. Toronto plays great defense as a team, but Lopez should still get 29-31 fantasy points today.
Note: I've just learned that John Wall will not play today, so Ramon Sessions is another great lower-priced option at point guard to consider.
Your favorite Shot Dude hopes you have a chance to watch some NBA action on the court and count your winnings off it.
Watch out for those slow Sunday drivers, and always give it your best shot!
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