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YESTERDAY'S PERFECT LINEUP

Wed 10/17/18
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PF A. Davis NO $12,400 SALARY 6.5x VALUE 80.2 FP
PG K. Walker CHA $8,300 SALARY 6.3x VALUE 52.4 FP
PF L. Aldridge SA $8,200 SALARY 6.9x VALUE 56.8 FP
SG T. Hardaway Jr. NY $6,300 SALARY 8.2x VALUE 51.7 FP
SG C. LeVert BKN $6,000 SALARY 6.8x VALUE 40.8 FP
SF T. Ariza PHX $5,500 SALARY 8.0x VALUE 44.1 FP
PG D. Fox SAC $5,200 SALARY 8.1x VALUE 42.3 FP
SF C. Osman CLE $4,500 SALARY 8.4x VALUE 38.0 FP
      $56,400 TOTAL
SALARY
  406.3 TOTAL
FP
PF/C A. Davis NO $11,100 SALARY 6.9x VALUE 77.0 FP
PF/C L. Aldridge SA $7,300 SALARY 7.7x VALUE 56.3 FP
SG/SF T. Hardaway Jr. NY $6,600 SALARY 7.8x VALUE 51.5 FP
SF/PF N. Mirotic NO $6,300 SALARY 8.1x VALUE 51.0 FP
PG E. Payton NO $5,300 SALARY 8.2x VALUE 43.5 FP
SF/PF T. Ariza PHX $4,600 SALARY 10.0x VALUE 46.0 FP
SF C. Osman CLE $4,200 SALARY 9.6x VALUE 40.5 FP
PG/SG M. Monk CHA $4,200 SALARY 8.1x VALUE 34.0 FP
      $49,600 TOTAL
SALARY
  399.8 TOTAL
FP
C A. Davis NO $58 SALARY 1.4x VALUE 80.2 FP
SG J. Butler MIN $34 SALARY 1.5x VALUE 49.9 FP
PG K. Walker CHA $28 SALARY 1.9x VALUE 52.4 FP
C W. Cauley-Stein SAC $20 SALARY 2.3x VALUE 46.4 FP
SF T. Hardaway Jr. NY $18 SALARY 2.9x VALUE 51.7 FP
PG D. Fox SAC $15 SALARY 2.8x VALUE 42.3 FP
SF T. Ariza PHX $15 SALARY 2.9x VALUE 44.1 FP
PF N. Bjelica SAC $10 SALARY 3.4x VALUE 33.6 FP
      $198 TOTAL
SALARY
  400.6 TOTAL
FP

Player News

Wayne Ellington (ankle) remains out for Miami versus Washington

Miami Heat shooting guard Wayne Ellington (ankle) is inactive versus the Washington Wizards on Thursday.

What It Means:

Ellington and Justise Winslow (hamstring) will both remain out for the second half of the back-to-back set. Rodney McGruder and Derrick Jones drew starts on Wednesday. Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said Ellington hasn't suffered any setbacks and that the team just wants him to be fully healthy.

numberFire's models project Ellington to average 9.5 points, 2.1 3-pointers, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.0 assists in 22.6 minutes per game this season.

Justise Winslow (hamstring) sitting again for Heat Thursday

Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow (hamstring) will not play versus the Washington Wizards on Thursday.

What It Means:

Winslow also sat out Wednesday's opener. The Heat have the same players available, so look for Rodney McGruder and Derrick Jones Jr. to start in place of Winslow and Wayne Ellington (ankle) again.

numberFire's models project Winslow to average 8.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.9 steals, 0.6 blocks, and 0.7 3-pointers in 26.3 minutes per game this season.

Ian Mahinmi starting in Wizards' opener Thursday

Washington Wizards center Ian Mahinmi is starting in Thursday's season opener versus the Miami Heat.

What It Means:

Dwight Howard is still dealing with a lower back issue, so Mahinmi will start at center to open the year.

numberFire's models project Mahinmi to score 21.5 FanDuel points in 25.0 minutes at a cost of $3,500 on Thursday.

Dwight Howard (back) ruled out for Wizards' opener Thursday night, Ian Mahinmi starting versus Heat

Washington Wizards forward/center Dwight Howard (back) will not play versus the Miami Heat in Thursday's season opener.

What It Means:

Howard "still needs more practice time," according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. Ian Mahinmi will start and Markieff Morris could also see some run at the five.

numberFire's models currently project Howard for 12.7 points, 10.6 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game this season.

Julius Randle (foot) probable for Pelicans Friday

New Orleans Pelicans power forward Julius Randle (left foot plantar fasciitis) is listed as probable for Friday's game against the Sacramento Kings.

What It Means:

Randle appeared fine in Wednesday's opener, scoring 25 points (9-of-15 field goals, 5-of-6 free throws) with 8 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 3-pointers in 23.8 minutes off the bench. Barring any issues at Friday's shootaround, Randle should be fine versus the Kings.

numberFire's models project Randle to average 15.4 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.8 blocks in 30.4 minutes per game this season.

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Wayne Ellington (ankle) remains out for Miami versus Washington

Miami Heat shooting guard Wayne Ellington (ankle) is inactive versus the Washington Wizards on Thursday.

What It Means:

Ellington and Justise Winslow (hamstring) will both remain out for the second half of the back-to-back set. Rodney McGruder and Derrick Jones drew starts on Wednesday. Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said Ellington hasn't suffered any setbacks and that the team just wants him to be fully healthy.

numberFire's models project Ellington to average 9.5 points, 2.1 3-pointers, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.0 assists in 22.6 minutes per game this season.

Justise Winslow (hamstring) sitting again for Heat Thursday

Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow (hamstring) will not play versus the Washington Wizards on Thursday.

What It Means:

Winslow also sat out Wednesday's opener. The Heat have the same players available, so look for Rodney McGruder and Derrick Jones Jr. to start in place of Winslow and Wayne Ellington (ankle) again.

numberFire's models project Winslow to average 8.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.9 steals, 0.6 blocks, and 0.7 3-pointers in 26.3 minutes per game this season.

Ian Mahinmi starting in Wizards' opener Thursday

Washington Wizards center Ian Mahinmi is starting in Thursday's season opener versus the Miami Heat.

What It Means:

Dwight Howard is still dealing with a lower back issue, so Mahinmi will start at center to open the year.

numberFire's models project Mahinmi to score 21.5 FanDuel points in 25.0 minutes at a cost of $3,500 on Thursday.

Dwight Howard (back) ruled out for Wizards' opener Thursday night, Ian Mahinmi starting versus Heat

Washington Wizards forward/center Dwight Howard (back) will not play versus the Miami Heat in Thursday's season opener.

What It Means:

Howard "still needs more practice time," according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. Ian Mahinmi will start and Markieff Morris could also see some run at the five.

numberFire's models currently project Howard for 12.7 points, 10.6 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game this season.

Julius Randle (foot) probable for Pelicans Friday

New Orleans Pelicans power forward Julius Randle (left foot plantar fasciitis) is listed as probable for Friday's game against the Sacramento Kings.

What It Means:

Randle appeared fine in Wednesday's opener, scoring 25 points (9-of-15 field goals, 5-of-6 free throws) with 8 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 3-pointers in 23.8 minutes off the bench. Barring any issues at Friday's shootaround, Randle should be fine versus the Kings.

numberFire's models project Randle to average 15.4 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.8 blocks in 30.4 minutes per game this season.

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Wayne Ellington (ankle) remains out for Miami versus Washington

Miami Heat shooting guard Wayne Ellington (ankle) is inactive versus the Washington Wizards on Thursday.

What It Means:

Ellington and Justise Winslow (hamstring) will both remain out for the second half of the back-to-back set. Rodney McGruder and Derrick Jones drew starts on Wednesday. Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said Ellington hasn't suffered any setbacks and that the team just wants him to be fully healthy.

numberFire's models project Ellington to average 9.5 points, 2.1 3-pointers, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.0 assists in 22.6 minutes per game this season.

Justise Winslow (hamstring) sitting again for Heat Thursday

Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow (hamstring) will not play versus the Washington Wizards on Thursday.

What It Means:

Winslow also sat out Wednesday's opener. The Heat have the same players available, so look for Rodney McGruder and Derrick Jones Jr. to start in place of Winslow and Wayne Ellington (ankle) again.

numberFire's models project Winslow to average 8.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.9 steals, 0.6 blocks, and 0.7 3-pointers in 26.3 minutes per game this season.

Ian Mahinmi starting in Wizards' opener Thursday

Washington Wizards center Ian Mahinmi is starting in Thursday's season opener versus the Miami Heat.

What It Means:

Dwight Howard is still dealing with a lower back issue, so Mahinmi will start at center to open the year.

numberFire's models project Mahinmi to score 21.5 FanDuel points in 25.0 minutes at a cost of $3,500 on Thursday.

Dwight Howard (back) ruled out for Wizards' opener Thursday night, Ian Mahinmi starting versus Heat

Washington Wizards forward/center Dwight Howard (back) will not play versus the Miami Heat in Thursday's season opener.

What It Means:

Howard "still needs more practice time," according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. Ian Mahinmi will start and Markieff Morris could also see some run at the five.

numberFire's models currently project Howard for 12.7 points, 10.6 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game this season.

Julius Randle (foot) probable for Pelicans Friday

New Orleans Pelicans power forward Julius Randle (left foot plantar fasciitis) is listed as probable for Friday's game against the Sacramento Kings.

What It Means:

Randle appeared fine in Wednesday's opener, scoring 25 points (9-of-15 field goals, 5-of-6 free throws) with 8 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 3-pointers in 23.8 minutes off the bench. Barring any issues at Friday's shootaround, Randle should be fine versus the Kings.

numberFire's models project Randle to average 15.4 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.8 blocks in 30.4 minutes per game this season.

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