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In case you like having some rooting interest in your fantasy lineups, here's our preferred Raptors play for tonight's slate:
Jonas Valanciunas ($6,200)
This game is on the second night of a back-to-back, so there's a risk that just about anyone on the team could receive the night off for rest. As always, keep an eye on the injury report close to tip-off, just to make sure that you don't have someone in your lineup who isn't even playing.
That said, Jonas Valanciunas doesn't receive many of said rest days and should be a good play against the Indiana Pacers at his affordable $6,200 salary. He's averaging 31.6 fantasy points per game over his last five on the strength of 14.2 points, 9.8 rebounds, 0.8 steals, 2.8 blocks, and 1.6 turnovers per contest. Throw in the fact that he dropped 21 points, 15 rebounds, and a block the last time he played against Indiana on the opening night of the season -- good for 39.0 fantasy points -- and JV makes for an enticing centre option tonight.
Now, let's head on down to the comment section to construct our winning lineups together!