Great day to be great! The picks yesterday hit pretty well except for Ball and Hayward played yesterday so hopefully, you flexed out Bridges! Hopefully, we can get keep it going tonight on another tiny slate! If you are new to the article I am going to give you a core of 5 players that will cost around a total of 30K, which will leave you with 20K left for the final three roster spots! At the end of the article, in the “Builds” section, I will give you three potential flex plays for whatever kind of contest you might be playing in! Hope this helps and you can get a nice payout!

The Core:


Shake Milton ($5,900) – Shake Milton has come back from Covid in a huge way. He has been able to put back-to-back games together where he has scored at least 40DKPs. Tonight should be no exception. The 76ers are still going to be without Embiid, more on that later, so plenty of scoring opportunities will be there for Shake. OKC has not been able to play games close this year against good teams so it will be interesting to see if Milton gets extended minutes with the second team or not. Either way, Milton should be a solid play as the 76ers are very comfortable looking for Milton to produce points off of the bench. 


Nickeil Alexander-Walker ($4,900) – Lonzo Ball is still going to be out for this game. The last game out for NAW was a little bit of a reality check but it is not anything that I am too worried about. Going against the Lakers is a tough feat for opposing guards. The same cannot be said for the Kings. A team that has become one of my favorites to target in the Kings. They are very bad at guarding the guard position. The Kings play with a lot of pace and that should mean plenty of opportunities for NAW. This game has the highest O/U on the slate so I am fine if you want to stack this game in a small slate. 


JJ Redick ($3,900) – Speaking of stacking this game, here comes one of my favorite plays in this game. In games that have a high pace, it is usually the three-point shooter that benefits the most. They tend to get lost in transition so the shots that they are getting are of better quality than when they are in the half-court. JJ Redick has been able to put up some production in tough games against the Clippers and the Lakers in his last few games but should able to see more shots go through the hoop in this game tonight. 


Domantas Sabonis ($9,800) – Sabonis has been on a tear this season with getting double-doubles. Not only is he getting the double-doubles, but he is also doing so in getting much better stat lines than just 10/10. This is the most expensive price that we have had to have Sabonis at this year, but with how depleted the PF position is in this slate, it is worth paying up for him. If you do not want to pay up for the PF position and want to punt it instead, you can look towards Isaiah Roby, but check to make sure that he is in the starting lineup before you do. 


Dwight Howard ($4,800) – Joel Embiid is still going to be sitting out of this game, as I said earlier. Joel Embiid leaves a very large gap in the Center position for the 76ers. He is somebody that on average, is getting 25 points and 11.5 rebounds a game. In comes Dwight Howard to alleviate that loss. Even in playing for the Lakers last year, we saw a Dwight Howard that has been invigorated looks renewed. He got the start last night against a Grizzlies team that has their strength on the defensive end coming against the center position. The Thunder should be much worst against the center position with Horford out of the lineup. 


Cash Lineup: GPP Lineup: Jokic Lineup:
SGAJordan ClarksonGeorge Hill
Isaiah RobyDarius BazleyJosh Hart
Zion WilliamsonBen SimmonsNikola Jokic

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