Nine games are on Monday's NBA schedule
, with Houston guard James Harden ($11,700) being the only player with a FanDuel salary value above $10,000. Averaging 54.5 FanDuel points per game, Harden's accounted for 28.7 points, 7.8 rebounds and 12.5 assists per contest in Mike D'Antoni's wide-open offensive system. Harden's also averaging 5.2 turnovers per game, but it should be noted that the average only slightly higher than what he produced last season (4.6 turnovers/game) with a usage percentage (33.3) less than a point higher than 2015-16 (32.5). What D'Antoni's system has done is made Harden an even more dangerous player when it comes to the decision-making.
Harden had the ball in his hands plenty last season, with Patrick Beverley (who just returned from a knee injury) being the perfect point guard sidekick in that he didn't need to have the ball in his hands very often. But what's changed in both Harden and the Rockets' favor has been the spacing, from capable shooters in Eric Gordon, Ryan Anderson and Trevor Ariza to a big man in Clint Capela who's been a better fit in the pick and roll game than Dwight Howard was last season. All of that has factored into Harden being a consistent triple-double threat for one of the NBA's best offensive teams.
Here are tonight's FanDuel roster picks, working within the rules of a nine-player roster and a $60,000 salary cap. (Getty)