This article is part of our FanDuel NBA series.
Wednesday is going to be a great night in the NBA as the seven games on the schedule, including the Thunder, Cavaliers, Grizzlies, Clippers and Warriors all in action. There are going to be a lot of elite options available for your FanDuel lineup as a result, so let's get right down to business to see what players to shoot for when creating your entry.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, MIL at NY ($10,500): The Knicks are in shambles defensively and have been prone to giving up some big stat lines. Enter Giannis, who has recorded at least 41.9 FanDuel points in each of his last 12 games. He's averaging 48.3 FanDuel points per game overall on the season and I wouldn't be surprised if he surpasses that average Wednesday.
C.J. McCollum, POR at GS ($8,000): There are three certainties in life: death, taxes and McCollum going off when Damian Lillard (ankle) doesn't play. McCollum has scored at least 20 points in each of the last four games that Lillard has been out as he has become the focal point of Portland's offense. Not only is he scoring, but he has also provided enough production across the board to post at least 31.9 FanDuel points in all four of those contests as well. I expect another big night Wednesday.
Malcolm Brogdon, MIL at NY ($4,400): Matthew Dellavedova (hamstring) has already been ruled out Wednesday, so Brogdon will get another start. Brogdon has scored at least 11 points and dished out at least four assists in all three games he has started in place of Dellavedova and even had a triple-double in one of those game against the Bulls. This is a great matchup for him against the porous Knicks, especially considering how cheap he is.
Kevin Durant, GS vs POR ($9,900): Durant had a quiet outing Monday against the Nuggets, but he had recorded at least 42.1 FanDuel points in five straight games entering that contest. It's easy to make a case for starting Durant just about every night, but I think he will have a nice performance against a bad Portland defense Wednesday.
Jabari Parker, MIL at NY ($7,200): Did I mention the Knicks are bad on defense? Add Parker to the list of Bucks I like Wednesday as he is coming into this game having posted at least 33.7 FanDuel points in three of his last four games. What you have to love about Parker is that he plays a ton of minutes as he has played at least 40 minutes in three of his last five games. I don't think the Knicks will be able to prevent him from a big performance in this contest.
Taj Gibson, CHI at CLE ($4,700): Gibson doesn't jump off of the page as an obvious play as he has provided less than 20 FanDuel points in four of his last five games. However, I'm inclined to take a shot on him Wednesday as he posted 44.7 FanDuel points in a game against the Cavaliers earlier this season. If you watched that game, the Cavs had no match for Gibson and his array of post moves. If you want to save some money at power forward, I think Gibson is your man.
DeAndre Jordan, LAC vs MEM ($7,100): Jordan always provides a lot of value in the rebounding department, but he has been especially good of late as he has grabbed at least 20 rebounds in two of his last four games. He has taken on a larger overall role with Blake Griffin (knee) out of action and has come through with at least 32.2 FanDuel points in four of his last five games. Expect another big game from him Wednesday against the Grizzlies.
Steven Adams, OKC at CHA ($5,600): Adams is coming off of a big game Monday against the Bucks where he scored 20 points on his way to 40.6 FanDuel points for the evening. Adams has taken his career to the next level as he is averaging career-highs in points (12.0), rebounds (7.7) and steals (1.3) per game this season. While that's not overly flashy production, that is solid value at this price.
Joakim Noah, NY vs MIL ($4,900): Noah is on a hot streak as he has provided at least 30 FanDuel points in three of his last four games. Although he is averaging only 23 minutes per game this season, he has played at least 28 minutes in five of his last seven games. The Bucks are deep up front, so look for the Knicks to rely on Noah to play extended minutes again Wednesday. The price is right to roll with him at center if you need to save some money.