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  • 13 April 2019
    Weve got a nine-game schedule on tap in the NBA for Friday evening, including a televised ESPN double-header of Houston at Oklahoma City, and Phoenix at the Lakers. Which players should you build around and which players should you fade? Our experts have the answers.Todays panel includes ESPN Fantasys Kyle Soppe, Jim McCormick and Renee Miller.Players to build aroundKyle Soppe -- Victor Oladipo, Oklahoma City ThunderGames with a projected point total in the 220s and a spread under four points are not all that common, but there are two such games on the board today. You should be building all cash game lineups around any players involved. Oladipo is my primary target, as I am buying him as an underrated asset alongside Russell Westbrook. I wish Oladipo would get to the free throw line with more consistency, but for his very reasonable price tag, thats a relatively minor complaint.He has knocked down multiple trifectas in 9 of his last 11 games and has tallied at least eight assists-plus-rebounds in all 11 of those games. Thats a pretty high floor that is raised even higher when you consider that Oladipo ranks in the top 20 in minutes played and double-doubled against this opponent three weeks ago. Hey, I even made it through this entire recommendation and didnt once cite Houston Rockets defense as a reason for my pick.?Jim McCormick -- Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City ThunderThe price is demanding, but the projections for Westbrook tonight realistically hover around 70 fantasy points. The projected point total for this game is 224 points across most books, while the spread is a pick, suggesting a contentious shootout should ensue in Oklahoma City tonight between the Thunder and Rockets. In a climate driven by pace and free-flowing offense, shares of Westbrook in cash games should be cost-effective given his amazing usage consumption.Renee Miller -- DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings and Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee BucksThere are two players Im not entering contests without tonight -- and theyre both superstars. There are more affordable second-tier superstars on this slate that includes a face off between James Harden and Russell Westbrook to be sure. but both Cousins and Antetokounmpo are playing out of their respective minds right now. Additionally, both get top-flight matchups in terms of fantasy points allowed by their opponents to their respective positions.Atlanta, despite the red ranking youll see on DraftKings, has given up the second-most fantasy points to point guards, and the most over the last five games. New York was torched by Cousins just a few days ago, and he is by no means the only center to go off against the Knicks front court. Building around these two high-upside, high-floor players allows you a lot of flexibility to go more middle of the road with the rest of your lineup.Players to fadeKyle Soppe -- Kevin Love, Cleveland CavaliersI went with Klay Thompson last night and it worked out, so I will continue to play with fire when it comes to players who are more than capable of short circuiting the scoreboard in short order. Love is a fine player and has seen his scoring spike over the last two weeks, but can he sustain it? The recent uptick has been almost exclusively due to his deep-ball accuracy (50.7-percent from three over his last eight games) and thats dangerous as the Heat are allowing the fewest made 3s per game this season.Miami functions at the fifth-slowest pace, thus limiting the amount of wiggle room Love has tonight if he is going to produce value if his 3-point shooting is anything but elite. The Cavaliers forward had three single-digit rebound efforts in all of November -- a total he already has equaled in December, and a trend that continues to lower his floor. With Hassan Whiteside clearing the boards for Miami, it is difficult to forecast a big night on the glass, and that makes Love a tough sell on a night when there are elite PF options that you can spend up on, or take the value route, such as?Julius Randle or Trevor Ariza.Jim McCormick -- Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Charlotte HornetsA variant production pattern and a lack of consistent shooting prowess makes MKG far too dependent on rebounding numbers to return value. With the Magic ranked seventh-slowest in the league in pace and with a somewhat sluggish projected point total affixed to this divisional matchup, fading Kidd-Gilchrist simply makes sense.Renee Miller -- Nicolas Batum, Charlotte HornetsBatum has been playing really well of late, and is priced to fit with a couple of stars tonight. 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