My NBA Week 2 Tuesday Night DFS Team for October 24 starts with the Indiana Pacers backcourt tandem of Darren Collison and Victor Oladipo. I also love 2 frontcourt players tonight: the Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis and Orlando's Nikola Vucevic. Both should have huge games.
Check out more info on Collison, Oladipo, Porzingis and Vucevic as well as the rest of my NBA DFS Team!
PG – Darren Collison, $5,700, Indiana at Minnesota
The Pacers average 114.7 points per game. That's not because their frontcourt of Bojan Bogdanovic, Domantas Sabonis, and Thaddeus Young are tearing it up. It's because when Collison isn't scoring himself, he's dishing to shooting guard Victor Oladipo to toss in plenty of points. Collison's averaging 15 points, 8 assists, and 3 boards per game. He should score more tonight because Minnesota's frontcourt is stellar.
SG – Victor Oladipo, $7,200, Indiana at Minnesota
Oladipo averages over 22 points, 5 boards, and close to 4 assists per. Forget the averages. The Minnesota T'Wolves defense is ranked 30th in the NBA versus the guard position. The reason is because Minnesota's frontcourt is fantastic while the guards are mainly scoring guards. Opponents average 37.8% from the three-point line. Oladipo shoots on average over 35% from three. He could have a huge night behind the three-point line.
SF – Andrew Wiggins, $6,900, Minnesota vs Indiana
The Pacers must double Karl Anthony Towns tonight. What it means is that Wiggins, who is averaging close to 25 points per so far this season, should be on fire. Opponents shoot over 48% from the field versus the Indiana Pacers. That's got to be shots in the paint, or short jumpers. Wiggins can do both. He can also scoot out and hit a three. Because Indiana allows 119 points per, this should be a crazy up and down game tonight. That's the way Andrew likes it.
PF – Kristaps Porzingis, $8,500, New York Knicks at Boston
The Knicks entire game plan is built around Kristaps Porzingis. Not only is New York's best player averaging a ridiculous 32 points per game, he's also averaging 8.5 boards and a block. Boston ranks 29th versus power forwards/centers. This could be a long night for Boston's frontcourt. The Celtics lost forward Gordon Hayward in their first game of the season. They haven't recovered from that.
C – Nikola Vucevic, $8,300, Orlando vs Brooklyn
All Nikola Vucevic needed was a chance. Orlando battled Brooklyn on Oct. 20. He dominated the Nets with 41 points, 12 boards, and 3 assists. I can't imagine what Brooklyn does to stop Vucevic's dominance. I don't expect 41 points again. I do expect a double-double. That's not bad because by adding Vucevic instead of one of the New Orleans Pelicans' top frontcourt players, DeMarcus Cousins or Anthony Davis, I'm saving over $2,000.
G – Lou Williams, $4,900, L.A. Clippers vs Utah
Williams hasn't played less than 24 minutes in either of the Clippers' games this season. He's taken over Jamal Crawford's 6th man spot. Not only is Lou instant offense, he's not afraid to mix it up in the paint. He's got 12 boards in only 2 games. Williams could have a nice game versus Utah. The Jazz rank 27th versus opposing PG/SG players.
F – Evan Turner, $4,300, Portland vs New Orleans
Turner is Portland's 6th man. He figures to garner at least 30 minutes in tonight's battle versus the Pelicans. Turner can play 3 different positions on the floor: SG, PG, or SF. That makes him valuable in tonight's battle because it's doubtful Portland tries to go inside to Jusuf Nurkic with both Davis and Cousins there. Turner's averaging over 13 points, close to 3 boards, and over 4 assists per.
UTIL – Kyle O'Quinn, PF, $4,200, New York Knicks at Boston
O'Quinn has a decent matchup versus Boston's frontcourt. He could get a double-double if the Knicks decide to play him more than 20 minutes. I hope they do. He played 24 minutes in NYC's last game. He scored 15, grabbed 7 boards, and dished 3 assists. In the same game, Porzingis scored 33, grabbed 5 boards, dished 2 assists, and added a block and a steal. Tonight, Porzingis and O'Quinn can both post nice fantasy stats.