Mike Conley MEM @ HOU Fanduel 7300 Draftkings 6700
He is Averaging 31.175 DK points and 30.5 FD points per game, Mike Conley seems to be in great form. Part of this is due to his 27.2 usage rate this season. He comes into a matchup against the Rockets that ranks 5 against point guards as they allow an average of 47.5 fantasy points to their opposition. Not to mention they allow an average of 208 fantasy points per game this year and the game is projected to be played at a decent pace. Consistent production is available from Mike Conley as he looks to continue being near his average of 0.99 pts/min. Look for him to take over the game at some point. A lot of skill and a good matchup for Mike Conley tonight!
Ricky Rubio UTA vs BKN Fanduel 7600 Draftkings 7100
He is at home facing the Nets tonight that ranks 7 against the opposing guards this season, Ricky Rubio makes a case for himself as one of the best options on the slate, relative to his price. He averages 32.5 DK points and 29.7 FD points per game beside his 0.97 pts/minute. He typically gets a decent amount of opportunities per game as he maintains an average usage rate of 26.1%. Another reason why the matchup is good for Ricky Rubio is that the Nets has been giving up around 237.71 fantasy points per game this year. All signs pointing in the right direction for Ricky Rubio, give him a look!
Jeff Teague MIN @ PHO Fanduel 7100 Draftkings 6800
Jeff Teague has been strolling along this season averaging 0.98 points per minute along with a usage rate of 20.7% . Fantasy wise, he averages 32 fantasy points per game on fanduel and 33 on DraftKings. Facing the Suns on the road tonight, this matchup seems like he is set for an optimal performance. They allow an average of 230.07 fantasy points per game and in terms of defense vs position, the Suns ranks 7 in that they give up an average 46.3 fantasy pts to the opposing point guards per game this year. A great price for a great all around player. He is worth heavy consideration.
Bradley Beal WAS vs ATL Fanduel 7900 Draftkings 7500
Usage% is arguably one of the most important stats for shooting guards. Bradley Beal maintains a usage rate of 28.8 and this transpires into 1.09 pts / min. Overall, on Fanduel he averages 37.3 fantasy points per game and 38.3 on Draftkings. Bradley Beal is facing off against the Hawks tonight who allow the 1 most fantasy points against shooting guards so far, this season. Not only this but they also give up an average 229.63 fantasy points per game to the opposing team. You can get a lot out of Bradley Beal for his price tonight.
Klay Thompson GS vs PHI Fanduel 7100 Draftkings 7000
As far as his matchup goes, Klay Thompson looks to exploit the fact that the 76ers allows 218.03 fantasy points per game. His 24 usage % and 0.99 pts per min should be put into full effect considering he is up against the team that ranks 2 against shooting guards allowing an average 56.2 fantasy points per game to them. It is expected Klay Thompson outperforms his average of 34.06 DK points and 32.7 FD points per game. Look for this shooting guard to get plenty of opportunities tonight against the 76ers.
Kent Bazemore ATL @ WAS Fanduel 5300 Draftkings 5100
There are many reasons why Kent Bazemore can pay off to be a decent dfs option tonight. First off, he is a against the Wizards who allow 50.3 points per game and rank 8 against shooting guards in terms of fantasy points allowed. Moreover, Kent Bazemore possesses a usage% of 23.4% and has had an admirable scoring game as he averages 1 points per minute. DFS wise, he averages 29.2 points per game on Fanduel and 27.4 on Draftkings. Kent Bazemore is one of the more attractive options at SG this evening.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope LAL @ MIL Fanduel 4900 Draftkings 4500
Looking in this (high/mid/low) price range, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope seems to have some good attributes that can transpire into a good game. His 0.76 pts/min and 16.2 usage % are a strong reason why he averages 24.6 pts per game on Fanduel and 24.6 on Draftkings. Combined with how favorable his matchup is, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is even more enticing. The Bucks ranks 5 giving up 52.6 fantasy points to opposing shooting guards. Additionally, they allow an average of 210.96 points per game which is 20 most in the league. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope should be a safe lock for tonight’s slate.
Kelly Oubre Jr. WAS vs ATL Fanduel 4200 Draftkings 4400
Sporting a usage % of 15.5, Kelly Oubre Jr. has found a respectable amount of opportunities, mainly offensively, to produce decent stat lines this season. On Fanduel, he averages 22.6181821 points per game, and 22.9 on Draftkings. Additionally, to enhance his usage, Kelly Oubre Jr. accumulates an average of 0.74 pts / min. He faces the Hawks tonight that gives up an overall total of 229.63 fantasy points per game this season. Furthermore, against Small Forwards, they rank 4 in the league allowing approximately 47 fantasy points per game. A multi-threat DFS option, Kelly Oubre Jr. has all the skills to put up a great game.
Wilson Chandler DEN vs ORL Fanduel 4400 Draftkings 4300
For Wilson Chandler, he matches up against the heavily exploitable Magic defense which, to his benefit, ranks 6 in the league against SFs in terms of allowing 46.5 fantasy points per game. Also, they allow an average of 221.03 points per game to their opponents. This implies a decently high pace game which benefits Wilson Chandler’s usage rate and pts/min of 13% and 0.61 respectively. He looks to outperform his averages of 17.8 pts/game on Fanduel and 18.125 pts/game on Draftkings. Wilson Chandler seems quite viable for both GPP and Cash games tonight.
Taurean Waller-Prince ATL @ WAS Fanduel 5700 Draftkings 5300
Taurean Prince, averaging 25.5 pts per game on Fanduel and 26.5 on Draftkings, and his team the Hawks take on the Wizards in what looks to be a highly competitive game. Wizards ranks 10 against SF allowing an average of 45.5 fantasy points per game to them. Taurean Prince maintains a usage rate of 22.5 and pts/min average of 0.83 so he is set to be given a lot of scoring opportunities tonight. He should be a large contributor to his team’s offense tonight as they are expected to be around Wizards’s average points allowed per game which is 220.04. This small forward has some reasonable upside and he should be worth heavy consideration for GPP and Cash Games.
Dante Cunningham NO vs LAC Fanduel 3500 Draftkings 3500
According to our projection system, Dante Cunningham seems to be in line for a standout performance tonight against the Clippers. This season, he accumulates 0.55 pts /min and possesses a usage rate of 10.1. the Clippers allows 217.39 points per game and ranks 2, dfs wise, against small forwards, giving up 48.8 fantasy points per game. Dante Cunningham’s averages of 13.3 DK PPG and 13.9 FD PPG should be the minimal benchmark up against the Clippers tonight. It would not hurt to consider adding him to your lineups tonight.
Ryan Anderson HOU vs MEM Fanduel 4400 Draftkings 4500
Ryan Anderson averages 21.4 FPPG on Fanduel and 22.6 on Draftkings. This is heavily due to his 14.5 usage rate. Another metric regarding his production given his minutes is his 0.69 pts / min. Tonight, Ryan Anderson and his team matchup against the Grizzlies who rank 9 in fantasy points allowed against big men. This comes out to an average of 48.2 fantasy points per game. Additionally, they allow 41.3 points in the paint per game, so offensive rebounds and plenty of close up baskets wouldn’t be surprising for Ryan Anderson tonight. Overall, he makes a for a solid play in his price range.
Taj Gibson MIN @ PHO Fanduel 4600 Draftkings 4900
Usage wise, Taj Gibson has been pretty good as he possesses a usage rate of 13.8% and a points/min of 0.82. The main statistic for players that occupy the 4 and 5 is opponent points in the paint. For Taj Gibson’s matchup, Suns allows 48.8 points in the paint and 10 offensive rebounds per game which is 5 and 15 rank in league, respectively. Trying to continue or add to his averages of 23.73 FD ppg and 23.4 DK ppg, Taj Gibson will have a great opportunity to do so tonight against the Suns who allows 49.8 fantasy points to power forwards which ranks 6 most in the NBA. Look for elite production from this big man tonight.
Aaron Gordon ORL @ DEN Fanduel 7700 Draftkings 7600
Aaron Gordon, going up against the Nuggets who rank 4 in the league against PF, allowing an average of 50.3 fantasy points per game. As for Aaron Gordon, he has a usage rate of 21.9 . Not to mention, his per game averages are 37.3 DraftKings fantasy points and 36.6 on Fanduel. He makes great use of his minutes, averaging 1.17 points per minute. Nuggets gives up 41.2 points in the paint per game and 10.6 offensive rebounds. In a matchup like this, Aaron Gordon is worth heavy consideration.
Kristaps Porzingis NYK vs SAC Fanduel 9700 Draftkings 9400
This primary big man has had some great stat lines this year. Averaging 1.42 points per minute, this has translated into 46.2 DK ppg and 46.1 FD ppg. Already at his price tier, Kristaps Porzingis seems like a viable option. He also has a great matchup that struggles mightily against forwards. the Kings allows around 40.5 points in the paint per game this year and 11.5 offensive rebounds. He should have plenty of space and opportunities against the team that ranks 5 allowing 50.2 fantasy points per game. You can get some great merit by locking in Kristaps Porzingis tonight.
Kevin Love CLE @ DAL Fanduel 7300 Draftkings 7300
One of the more prominent usage centers in the NBA, Kevin Love has a usage rate of 25.5% this year. He has put together averages of 34.25 FD fp and 36.5 DK fp per game, along with a pts/min of 1.19. He should accelerate these numbers against the Mavericks that rank 9 against centres, giving up n average 44.1 fantasy points per game. Also, they give up a fairly high amount of points in the paint, 40.8 per game, which is 23 rank highest in the nba. Kevin Love seems to be an enticing centre option on tonight’s slate.
Marcin Gortat WAS vs ATL Fanduel 5200 Draftkings 5400
Averaging 26.591 Draftkings ppg and 26.05 Fanduel ppg, Marcin Gortat is in a decent form coming into tonight’s game. He faces the Hawks that allow plenty of fantasy points to centre, an average of 44.6 to be exact, ranking 8 most in the NBA. One of the reasons the big men are superb against them are because of their inability to defend the paint. They allow an average of 45.8 points in the paint per game along with 12 offensive rebounds per game. With his usage of 14.9% and pts/min of 0.86, Marcin Gortat is in prime position to exploit these abysmal defensive numbers.
Nikola Jokic DEN vs ORL Fanduel 9500 Draftkings 8400
In a highly anticipated matchup against the Magic tonight, Nikola Jokic and his 1.38 pts/min looks to have a breakout performance. He has a good chance to do so against them with their poor defense against centres this year. They rank 10 allowing 42.8 fantasy points per game to centres this year. A lot of offensive rebounds have been given up as well, 11.3 per game to be exact. Nikola Jokic has a usage rate of 22.9% and 32.8 Draftkings ppg and 31.5 Fanduel ppg this year. In his price tier, he seems to be one of the best cash game options. The matchup gives him plenty of upside.
DeAndre Jordan LAC @ NO Fanduel 7600 Draftkings 6700
The Pelicans ranks 7 in the NBA giving up plenty of fantasy points, 44.9 per game to centres this year. DeAndre Jordan has great potential to stuff the stat sheet tonight as he maintains a usage rate of 12.5 giving him a bunch of room to produce. DFS wise, he gets 1.03 pts /min, 31.5 fdppg and 32.8 dkppg, not only is he a prime candidate to get a bunch of fantasy points from blocks, assists, rebounds, etc.. , DeAndre Jordan is projected to have a bunch of opportunities to score as the opponents allow an average of 43.2 points in the paint per game. He is a superb play that should not be ignored tonight.
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As an athlete in his younger years, Shane Kilgore developed a deep understanding of what it takes for a player to produce at the top of their game. Using that knowledge and an obsessive research habit has led to player picks and insights that many other writers would miss. As a daily fantasy sports player, Shane uses those picks and insights to win! Follow Shane on Twitter @Lineupzone