Payne's Daily Fantasy Basketball LineupChris Paul and LeBron James didn't come close to the expectations I had for them. Common sense should have told me a rested Rockets team at home against a tired LBJ wasn't a good matchup for him. My punt options - Steven Adams and MarShon Brooks were terrible. So, again another losing night. I honestly am still up in the 2014 calendar season and have no intention of stopping or slowing down anytime soon. In fact, tonight is the lineup I've felt best about in quite some time.
PG - Gary Neal, $3100 - Played 33 minutes the other night and if he does again, there's a good chance he improves on his 17.5 FPs he had.
SG - Lance Stephenson, $6700 - This should be interesting as Neal and Stephenson should be matched up with each other for this one. Lance is overdue for a big game and I think he finally has it tonight. Would have rolled with Victor Oladipo here instead but he's sitting tonight out.
SF - Jimmy Butler, $5900 - He didn't have the greatest game the other night but it still such a safe play. I'm not afraid of the Josh Smith matchup here.
PF - Trevor Booker, $3400 - Exactly seven rebounds in each of his last four games and Martell Webster shouldn't be back. Looks more confident on the offensive end over his last two games. Thought about Amar'e Stoudemire here.
C - Marcin Gortat, $6800 - Was a double-double machine before a tough matchup with Marc Gasol. No Nene again so he should post something like 15-10 tonight against the Jazz.
F - Dirk Nowitzki, $7200 - One of the cheapest prices we've seen him at and he gets the weak interior defense of the Nuggets.
G - Ty Lawson, $7200 - Looked fantastic in the second half the other night and this game has the highest over/under total on tonight's board. Way too cheap of a price here, even when considering Rajon Rondo is $7600.
Util - DeMarcus Cousins, $9400 - Is Zaza Pachulia going to stop him tonight? 20-10 seems like the floor here.
With the late breaking news on Zach Randolph out and Neal to the bench, I may switch some things out, which I'll list in the comments. I'm now in the hole $498 with $188 on the line tonight.