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FanDuel contest lineup advice: Sleeper strategy for Friday, Feb. 26

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First off, a quick introduction. If you don't know what FanDuel is, well, you're missing out. FanDuel is a site that offers daily fantasy sports games. Participants get a chance every day to select new players, fill out a lineup and, most importantly, win some cash. If you choose poorly Monday, you can come back Tuesday and try again. Easy as that. Click here to enter a free league for news users today.

This space is going to be used to give you lineup advice for the games on Friday, Feb. 26. Also, for a limited time SB Nation will be competing against other sites in the FanDuel Partners Basketball Championship. You can play along and follow the contest as well.

So, with that, let's get started.

Point Guards

John Wall, Wizards ($9,700): Wall and the Wizards get to take on the hapless Sixers on Friday and there are so many reasons why this matchup should make you foam at the mouth. For one, the Sixers can't guard anyone, especially not speedy point guards. Also, Washington and Philadelphia rank No. 5 and 6, respectively, in the league in pace. The last time these two teams met, Wall had a triple double (18 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists). No reason to believe he can't come close to matching those numbers again.

Mike Conley, Grizzlies ($6,900): Conley faces the Lakers on Friday, a team he just torched Wednesday to the tune of 24 points, eight rebounds and six assists. With Marc Gasol out, the Grizzlies offense is now completely in Conley's hands. That the Lakers are surrendering a league-high 45.6 FanDuel points to opposing point guards (via RotoWire) makes this matchup even more enticing.

Shooting Guards

Bradley Beal, Wizards ($5,700): As mentioned above, Friday's Wizards-Sixers matchup should feature a ton of possessions, obviously a great thing for FanDuel's format. Beal is cheap and averaging 18 points per game. He likely won't go off Friday, but he should do just enough to make him a good play.

J.J. Redick, Clippers ($4,900): FanDuel is keeping Redick at this ridiculously low price, which means you should keep him in your lineup. He's gone for 20 or more points in four of his last six games and on Friday gets to play a Kings team allowing opposing shooting guards to score 37.6 FanDuel points per night, the highest mark in the league.

Small Forwards

Danilo Gallinari, Nuggets ($6,800): Gallinari has morphed into one of the most consistent and solid contributors in the league. Nothing about him blows you away, but he's good for a full box score every night. Friday's Dallas-Denver game should also be high scoring and played a fast pace, all of which bodes well for the Nuggets best player.

Matt Barnes, Grizzles ($5,000): No team allows more FanDuel points per game than the Lakers, who the Lakers face on Friday. Barnes dropped 25 points on the Lakers Wednesday and is now seeing more playing time with Jeff Green being sent to the Clippers.

Power Forwards

Aaron Gordon, Magic ($6,200): Gordon has seen his playing time go up since the Tobias Harris trade, and is rewarding the Magic for their trust. He's registered at least 30 FanDuel points in his last seven games. That he gets to play the lifeless Knicks on Friday means he could be in for a big night.

Myles Turner, Pacers ($5,800): Another red-hot player who's price should be higher. Turner is averaging 14 points, seven rebounds and two blocks in the month of February. More importantly, he's seeing more than 30 minutes of playing time per game. The Pacers face the Bulls Friday, a group giving up more than 48 FanDuel points to opposing power forwards over their last five games. You can't asks for a better deal than this.


DeAndre Jordan, Clippers ($8,500): By now you're familiar with how effective Jordan is when Blake Griffin is out. He's a worthwhile play on any night, but on Friday the Clippers face the Kings who are surrendering a ridiculous 55 FanDuel points per game to opposing centers over their last 10 matchups. Sacramento also leads the league in possession per 48 minutes. All of which means Jordan could be in for a huge night on Friday.