We’ve got a six-game main slate on tap for Sunday with a couple of big names in action. Luka Doncic and LeBron James are the most notable, with the Lakers and Mavericks currently 1-2 in the Western Conference. There are a few clear spots for us to attack with a handful of games worth fading. Let’s take a look at some picks.
Luka Doncic, DAL vs. SAC, $11,700 — I’m going to lean Doncic over LeBron ($10,500) despite the high price. I think PG is a position we’re paying up at or paying down at. There are a few good mid-range options, but Doncic is coming off a cupcake walk Saturday vs. the Pelicans. He should be well-rested and he tends to have a higher usage rate at home (38% this season).
Other options: LeBron James, LAL vs. MIN, $10,500; Kyle Lowry, TOR at PHI, $7,200
Kawhi Leonard, LAC at WAS, $8,400 — Kawhi had a poor showing against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, but this is a bounce-back spot vs. the Wizards. A few games back, Leonard dropped 34 points with six rebounds and three assists for 48.5 DKFP against Washington. I think this game is worth stacking again; the last time the Clips played the Wiz the teams combined for 275 points.
Other options: Zach LaVine, CHI at MIA, $7,900; Buddy Hield, SAC at DAL, $7,300
Jimmy Butler, MIA vs. CHI, $8,800 — Doncic and James are both SF eligible, so I like them here also. But how can I ignore my man Jimmy Buckets in a revenge spot vs. the Bulls? His price is way up at a season-high $8,800, but with all the injuries Miami is dealing with in the back court, Butler is essentially locked into big minutes and usage. Butler has posted at least 55.5 DKFP in three straight, including two triple-doubles, which he isn’t accustomed to scoring.
Other options: Paul George, LAC at WAS, $7,800; Danilo Gallinari, OKC at POR, $6,700
Richaun Holmes, SAC at DAL, $7,200 — Holmes generally goes under the radar because fantasy owners aren’t used to seeing him priced this high. He’s been arguably the most consistent player for the Kings so far this season. Holmes has a double-double in three of four games, and played a season-high 44 minutes on Friday vs. the Spurs. He doesn’t even need high usage to return value; his usage vs. SAS was 9.5% and he nearly posted 50 DKFP.
Other options: Anthony Davis, LAL vs. MIN, $9,800; Montrezl Harrell, LAC at WAS, $6,300
Bam Adebayo, MIA vs. CHI, $8,100 — I think if Bam is healthy and can play, he’s a lock for your lineup. The Heat are a trendy stacking option vs. the Bulls and I think Adebayo would be the anchor of said stack. Chicago is still allowing a ton of rebounds per game and Adebayo would have a high floor despite the high price tag.
Other options: Hassan Whiteside, POR vs. OKC, $7,500; Steven Adams, OKC at POR, $6,800