3 Daily Fantasy Basketball Players to Avoid on 2/6/17
In daily fantasy basketball, finding players you want to roster is a lot easier than finding players to avoid.
You can find a ton of great information and research on guys you might want to include in your DFS NBA lineups, but what about guys you may want to lessen your exposure to, or even fade altogether?
Avoiding players whose matchups or situations aren't as great as they seem can often be just as important as finding the best targets. After all, it only takes one player to sink a lineup. Searching for the landmines could mean the difference from winning or losing your contests.
Dwight Howard, C, Atlanta Hawks
FanDuel Price: $7,400
Gobert is holding players he defends to just 47% shooting within six feet of the basket, and with pretty much all of Howard's shots originating from that distance, it's not going to be a nice night at the office for Howard.
In his last two meetings with Gobert, Howard was held to an average of just 19.3 FanDuel points per game, and in their seven career matchups, Howard is averaging just 11.6 points and 9.4 rebounds per game.
Robert Covington, SF, Philadelphia 76ers
FanDuel Price: $6,400
His price is a little high still at $6,400 as well. With the Pistons allowing fewer than 0.7 FanDuel points per minute to small forwards, lay off Covington in his return to action tonight.
Tristan Thompson, C, Cleveland Cavaliers
FanDuel Price: $5,400
Tristan Thompson has been all over the place when it comes to fantasy performance. He has two games with 40-plus FanDuel points and two with fewer than 20 FanDuel points over his last four.
According to our matchup chart, the Wizards rank sixth in fantasy points allowed to centers, allowing just 0.92 FanDuel points per minute to the position.