There are a whopping 12 games on in the NBA tonight, including your Toronto Raptors hosting Eastern Conference rivals, the Washington Wizards. Considering it's the last full slate of games we'll have before the All-Star break, this will also be your last chance to play a one-day fantasy basketball tournament - like the ones hosted by FanDuel - for over a week!
If you're interested in getting in on the game one more time before the break, check this out:
- You can join one of FanDuel's most popular tournaments tonight by clicking here. The cost is $2, the top 20% or so of entries cash out, and the best lineup will win $10,000. Pretty awesome.
- If you're not a FanDuel member yet, just click here to sign-up and you'll get a 100 percent first time matching deposit bonus (up to $200). One of the many perks of being a Raptors HQ reader!
- If you like trash talking and following along with other players on Twitter, we use the hashtag #FanDuelSBN for all of our tournaments.
- If you're not really clear on how to play, our initial post about FanDuel and how it works is a good place to start.
Finally, if you want to squeeze a Raptor into your lineup tonight, here's a cheap option:
James Johnson ($4,000)
JJ has been beastly over his two games since returning from a hamstring injury, posting averages of 18.0 poins, 4.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.0 steal, and only 1.0 turnover per game, while shooting a ridiculous split of 88.2 percent from the field, a perfect 1-for-1 from long range, and 83.3 percent from the free throw line. That's good enough for 26.7 fantasy points per game over that stretch, which is more than enough bang for your buck at $4,000 if he can put up anywhere close to those kinds of numbers again against the Wizards.
What's more, Johnson started the last game against the Spurs in place of Greivis Vasquez and played 30 minutes. Dwane Casey fell short of calling the move a permanent one, citing matchup reasons for the switch, but one could assume that the opportunity to place JJ - a physical defensive stopper - on Raptor-killer Paul Pierce from the jump could warrant at least one more go in the starting five. At the very least, Johnson has earned and should receive a decent complement of minutes this evening.
Are you rolling with James Johnson tonight? Any other Raptors you think are must-play options? Who else do you like around the league? Head on down to the comment section and we'll discuss it!
Note: Even though this is a sponsored post with affiliate links, all of the opinions in this post are my own. And as an FYI, FanDuel gave me some cash to play its daily fantasy games.