There is a healthy 10-game slate on tap tonight, but regardless of how you construct your FantasyScore lineup, make sure to keep tabs on the Cleveland Cavaliers starting lineup as tip-off time approaches.
There is a chance that forwards Kevin Love (back) and LeBron James (knee) could be sidelined against the Miami Heat, which would make guard Kyrie Irving ($7,500 salary, 15.0% of cap) a must-own option. He is averaging 59.38 fantasy points over his last two games, and he could do some serious damage if he has to ball to himself tonight.
G Russell Westbrook, Thunder at Mavericks
$9,500 salary | 19.0% of cap
An average night for Westbrook these days is 50-plus fantasy points, and he has routinely topped 70.00 during his recent surge. He is averaging 53.25 in two meetings with Dallas this year despite Kevin Durant being healthy for one of the games. Expect another monster performance from Westbrook tonight.
G George Hill, Pacers vs. Raptors
$5,000 salary | 10.0% of cap
Hill dropped 30 points, eight assists, five boards and one steal on the Celtics Saturday to continue what has been his best month of the season. He is averaging 32.57 fantasy points through seven March games, and he draws a solid matchup against a Toronto team allowing the third most points per game to point guards.
F Nicolas Batum, Trail Blazers at Wizards
$5,400 salary | 10.8% of cap
His production has improved since Wesley Matthews (Achilles') was lost for the year, and Batum is finally showcasing the versatility that has made him a hot fantasy commodity in the past. He has topped 38.00 fantasy points in four of his last six games and has a high ceiling tonight against a Washington team that struggles to defend small forwards.
F Thaddeus Young, Nets at Timberwolves
$4,900 salary | 9.8% of cap
Young's playing time has been on the rise lately, and his production has followed suit. He is coming off his best game since being traded to the Nets, and he has delivered at least 29.25 fantasy points three times in his last four games. Take advantage of Young's friendly matchup tonight against his most recent former club, who ranks last in the NBA in scoring defense.
Make your team. Hit the hardwood. Win cash.
C Nerlens Noel, 76ers at Celtics
$6,400 salary | 12.8% of cap
He has been a force on the boards and on defense lately, and Noel has topped 30.00 fantasy points in nine straight games. Tonight, he faces a Boston squad allowing the second most points to centers, giving Noel the potential for a huge all-around night.
C Rudy Gobert, Jazz vs. Hornets
$6,800 salary | 13.6% of cap
Gobert is quickly becoming one of the best fantasy options at the center spot. He has topped 40.00 fantasy points in three straight contests and is averaging 39.58 over his past 10. At his current price, he is a no-brainer addition to FantasyScore lineups.
G Kevin Martin, Timberwolves vs. Nets
$5,100 salary | 10.2% of cap
As the Timberwolves build for the future, the offensive-minded veteran has seen his playing time decrease. His production has understandably suffered, and he has failed to reach 20.00 fantasy points in four of his last six games. Martin is a one-dimensional player to begin with, and when he isn't getting a ton of minutes and shot opportunities, he isn't worth owning.
C DeMarcus Cousins, Kings vs. Hawks
$9,200 salary | 18.4% of cap
Cousins has been one of strongest options at the center spot all year, but even he has struggled against Atlanta's stingy defense. He managed just 12 points on 33.3% shooting the first time these teams met, and with plenty of solid options available at the position tonight, don't pay up for Cousins.