*Gary Harris (hip) — Out
*Will Barton (knee) — Out
*Jamal Murray (hamstring) — Questionable
*Montrezl Harrell (personal) — Out
*Lou Williams (chicken wings) — Out
*Amir Coffey (hip) — Questionable
*Malcolm Brogdon (neck) — Questionable
*Victor Oladipo (possible opt out) — ‘Optimistic’ he will play
*Goga Bitadze (knee) — Questionable
*Glenn Robinson III (hip) — Doubtful
*Raul Neto (probable) — Back
*Anthony Davis (eye) — Probable
*LeBron James (groin) — Probable
Kyle Kuzma (ankle) — Probable
Patrick McCaw (knee) — Doubtful
Oshae Brissett (knee) — Doubtful
You don’t have to play cash games to understand why it’s important to grasp them. Players we consider for cash are the ones we believe are the most underpriced, have the best floor/ceiling combo and feature a relatively tight range of outcomes. In other words, these are the best plays on the board once price, slate context and positional depth is accounted for. Those sound like pretty good options for GPPs as well.
The optimal GPP lineup will mix some of these cash-type plays with higher-variance options. In cash games (where roughly 50% of the field gets paid out), we don’t worry about ownership or game stacks or correlation. In large-field tournaments, our ACO (average cumulative ownership) should stay reasonably low.
With all that said, these are our Top Plays considering the following factors: Median projection, matchup, upside and value. Ownership is not considered here. Generally speaking, these players are what we consider to be “head-to-head and 50/50 considerations.” They are listed in price descending order (NOT ranked by “best play”). At the bottom, you’ll find suggested rankings by site once salary is accounted for.
Mike Conley ($5,400 DK/$5,700 FD) – Conley played 34 minutes in the restart opener as the Jazz rotations tightened considerably in the absence of Bojan Bogdanovic. Despite the solid performance and opportunity, the price tag on Conley actually came down further. The matchup with Oklahoma City is a below average one but on a difficult slate for point guard value, Conley represents a nice mid-tier price tag with a hefty minutes floor.