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Yahoo Plays and Strategy for Sunday, January 21

We had a big day Saturday with the San Antonio-Washington stack, and we’ll look to build off of that momentum on Sunday. We actually have the Wizards on the card, so we definitely want to use the defending champs against them. With that said, let’s get started with the Nuggets’ star backcourt performer.

Guards

Jamal Murray, DEN at WAS ($33)

Murray goes on these stretches where he looks like one of the NBA’s best point guards, and he’s currently enjoying one of those runs having scored at least 30 Yahoo points in 15 straight games while posting a 43-point average. He’s managed over 40 in 10 of those, and we expect that to be his floor against the woeful Wizards’ defense that ranks 29th in defensive efficiency and last in points allowed while surrendering the second-most fantasy points to opposing PGs.

D’Angelo Russell, LAL vs. POR ($24)

Russell was relegated to the bench last week, but he’s responded since being reinserted into the starting lineup. The former All-Star has posted at least 32 Yahoo points from four of his last five matchups while logging at least 35 minutes in all four starts. D-Lo is also averaging 38 Y! points per during that span while showcasing a 61-point ceiling. That’s amazing from such an affordable player, especially in a terrific matchup with the Trail Blazers as they sit 23rd in defensive efficiency ratings and Russell has registered a 30-point average against them this year.

Guard to Avoid

Jalen Suggs, ORL vs. MIA ($15)

Suggs is having a breakout season in Orlando, though he’s hit a wall of late. What’s really hurt him are all of the injury returns with Markelle Fultz and Wendell Carter back the last week. That’s led to a massive minutes drop for Suggs averaging only 23 to go with 16 Y! points across five fixtures. That’s terrifying since Fultz’s court time are going in the opposite direction, especially when Cole Anthony also needs his 25 minutes. A matchup with Miami is the clincher as the club is ranked fourth in points allowed and ninth in defensive efficiency. In two meetings with the Heat this year, Suggs is only scoring 13 fantasy points per game.

Forwards

Kevin Durant, PHX vs. IND…


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Publish date : 2024-01-21 06:02:00

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