Fantasy Basketball: Who’s hot, who’s not, and Jamal Murray’s Wednesday DFS outlook

Week 21 is nearing the middle, with seven games due to start on Wednesday. Anthony Davis and Joel Embiid topped the Fantasy leaderboard on Tuesday with a dominant performance without their peers, but the others weren’t far behind either. Need to catch up before the upcoming slate? We’ll take a look at who’s hot and who’s not before nominating a DFS game to watch here.

Who is hot

Anthony Davis

LAL • S • #3

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Davis is doing what everyone thought he would do with LeBron James, who was sidelined with a leg injury. The Los Angeles Lakers’ big man led all players in Fantasy points after posting 30 points and 22 rebounds against the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday. The Brow had to take a one-game break after James lost, but he averaged 33.8 points and 13.8 rebounds over the previous four contests. He will have to keep playing at a very high level to keep the Lakers afloat going into the postseason.

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Joel Embiid

FI • S • # 21

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The league leader in points per game in March looked comfortable. He scored 39 points on 22 shots against the Minnesota Timberwolves and made all four of his three-point attempts. Embiid’s rebounding is down, but he’s averaging 36.8 points on 59.3 percent shooting this month. Whether he can keep Luka Doncic on the run for top scorer remains to be seen.

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Josh Giddy

OKC • PG • #3

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Giddy is experiencing one of the best periods of his young career. While Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is the only star on the Oklahoma City Thunder, Giddy recorded a triple-double against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday with 17 points, 11 rebounds and 17 assists. The Aussie has lost just two rebounds and one assist, falling short of a triple-double in three of his previous four fights. This month, Giddy is averaging 20.3 points, 12.5 assists and 8.8 rebounds per game.

Who is not

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Jordan Pool

AP • AP • #3

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Stephen Curry has recovered from two games from an injury and Pool has struggled since his return. While combo quarterback Dubs is averaging a career-high in points per game, he has averaged 21 points in 60 minutes in his last two games. Pool only shot 30.4% from the field and 23.5% from deep in these competitions. He gets a lot of playing time, but it’s clear he’s far from being a priority on offense. Even without Andrew Wiggins.

DFS play

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Jamal Murray

DAY • PG • #27

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Murray was a little scared before the All-Star break due to knee pain, but returned to work at full capacity. The Denver Nuggets point guard had at least 21 points in four consecutive games, while shooting 50.7% from the field and 43.9% from deep. During that time, he averaged 8.0 assists, scoring at least four triples in every game during that span of time. The Chicago Bulls made an attempt to improve their defense by bringing in Patrick Beverley, but Murray averaged 22.8 points, 5.3 assists and 5.0 rebounds against the pesky guard in 2022-23.

Still deciding who to commit to your DFS list? Below we have identified a player to ban and one to avoid until cautioned, but you can get my full selection of stud and value play in every position by going to SportsLine.


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