3 NBA FanDuel Studs to Target on 12/28/18
Anthony Davis, PF, New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis remains on a tier of his own for fantasy production, but he continues to be priced in a similar range compared to the 1B-tier players that are behind him in fantasy scoring.
Other than Davis, nobody in the NBA is averaging even 55.0 FanDuel points per game on the year. Davis is averaging 61.5. The gap between Davis and the next-best fantasy performer is bigger than the gap between the second- and seventh-best fantasy producers.
His floor has been dominant, hitting the 50-FanDuel-point mark in 27 of 31 games this year, thanks in part to a league-leading 36.9 minutes per game. Where he really sets himself apart, though, is with his high floor. Davis has 20 games with at least 60 FanDuel points this year, while the next-highest mark is 11, and only 3 players have at least 10 such games this season.
He's also got elite upside to go with that ridiculous floor, as one of only four players with an 80-plus FanDuel point game on the year. His six games with 70-plus are also a league-high.
The Dallas Mavericks aren't an especially good matchup, allowing bottom-10 fantasy efficiency to both power forwards and centers, but with the absurd consistency of Davis' elite production, he remains firmly in play, especially on a 10-games slate that should have plenty of value options.