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Joel Bartilotta

Joel has 15 years of Fantasy experience, and can recall riding a young Daunte Culpepper to a championship in the 2003-04 season in his inaugural fantasy year. He covers NBA, NFL, daily fantasy, EPL, MLB, and CBB for RotoWire.

Premium Guard:

Lou Williams, LAC at MIN ($8,100): Williams is one of the only Clippers players that has remained healthy this season and that alone makes him hard to avoid in such a short slate. In fact, Williams has a usage rate approaching 30 since Blake Griffin and Patrick Beverley went down, as he's handling the ball as much as possible. The injuries have led to Williams playing monster minutes too, with Williams averaging over 35 minutes across his last 10 games. The fantasy production is clearly there, as he is averaging over 36 fantasy points per game during that span.

Middle-Tier Guard:

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, LAL vs. HOU ($6,300): There arenít many players playing as much as KCP, as he's averaging over 36 minutes per game across his last 14 outings. When he's at his best, Caldwell-Pope is chucking up three's at will and those should come at ease in a matchup against a Houston team that attempts the most three-pointers in the league. Caldwell-Pope should have a spectacular one-on-one matchup here too, as he should be matched up with the defensively inept James Harden. KCP has been balling out recently as well, averaging nearly 35 fantasy points per game across his last nine games.

Cheap Guard:

Tony Parker, SAN at OKC ($3,500): It's rare to see a starter priced at the minimum, but that's the case with Parker here. The reason for that is that he just returned from injury, as this will be his third game of the season. While he's likely to be capped at 20-25 minutes, that should still be enough time for Parker to provide 7X value, considering he's a fantasy point per-minute player. That's why he's one of the best options on the board for 50/50's and head-to-heads, as Parker allows you to fill your lineup with numerous studs.

Premium Forward:

LaMarcus Aldridge, SAN at OKC ($8,400): Aldridge is playing some of the best ball of his career right now, as he's taken over this offense in the absence of Kawhi Leonard. That's clearly evident in his usage, as Aldridge is leading the team with a 28.7 usage, while averaging close to 20 shots per game. The fantasy production has been incredible recently too, as he's averaging 49 fantasy points across his last three games.

Middle-Tier Forward:

Brandon Ingram, LAL vs. HOU ($6,700): Ingram is in one of the best stretches of his career right now, as he's being leaned on as the go-to scorer in this Los Angeles offense. In fact, Ingram has at least 23 fantasy points in eight-straight games, while averaging over 34 fantasy points per game in that span. Despite the fact that Houston has been a good defense this season, it's a good matchup with their pace. Ingram is an athletic wing who can thrive against a defense like Houston, as he's a great bet to approach his average of 34 minutes per game as well.

Cheap Forward:

Ryan Anderson, HOU at LAL ($4,800): There aren't many players below $5,000 who have the upside of Anderson, as he has 40-point potential on any give night. While he hasnít shown that upside yet this season, he does have at least 28 fantasy points in two of his last three games. He's had success against the Lakers throughout his career too, averaging nearly 17.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game against them across his last three years. The Lakers are a defense worth exploiting right now, as they are allowing the second-most fantasy points to opposing power forwards across their last five games.

Premium Center:

Clint Capela, HOU at LAL ($7,800): Capela has quietly been one of the most consistent centers in fantasy this season, as he's averaging over 35 fantasy points per game. It shows in his game log too, as he's scored at least 33 fantasy points in 10 of his last 11 games. What's most intriguing about Capela is his matchup though, as he faces a Lakers defense that ranks 24th in points allowed, in addition to having one of the worst frontcourts in the league.

Cheap Center:

Bam Adebayo, MIA vs. GS ($4,700): With Hassan Whiteside out of the lineup, Adebayo is becoming a great fantasy option. In fact, Adebayo has at least 20 fantasy points in three-straight games, while averaging 25 fantasy points per game during that span. The fact that there's blowout potential here actually adds to Adebayo's intrigue, as a rookie like him could play extra minutes in that sort of circumstance. It's his price that's truly enticing though, as he's a great bet to exceed 5X value, needing just 24 fantasy points to reach that.

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