Damian Lillard POR vs DEN Fanduel 9600 Draftkings 9100
He is Averaging 45.1DK points and 43.6 FD points per game, Damian Lillard seems to be in great form. Part of this is due to his 30.1 usage rate this season. He comes into a matchup against the Nuggets that ranks 5 against point guards as they allow an average of 46.5 fantasy points to their opposition. Not to mention they allow an average of 217.49 fantasy points per game this year and the game is projected to be played at a decent pace. Consistent production is available from Damian Lillard as he looks to continue being near his average of 1.22 pts/min. Look for him to take over the game at some point. A lot of skill and a good matchup for Damian Lillard tonight!
Ricky Rubio UTA vs MIN Fanduel 7500 Draftkings 7100
Ricky Rubio has been strolling along this season averaging 0.99 points per minute along with a usage rate of 24.9% . Fantasy wise, he averages 30.6 fantasy points per game on fanduel and 31.5 on DraftKings. Facing the Timberwolves at home tonight, this matchup seems like he is set for an optimal performance. They allow an average of 225.31 fantasy points per game and in terms of defense vs position, the Timberwolves ranks 2 in that they give up an average 52.7 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.
Lonzo Ball LAL @ PHO Fanduel 7600 Draftkings 7300
Set to matchup against the Suns, there is a lot to like about Lonzo Ball . Not only is he facing a team that ranks 7 against the point guards this year, with around 45.7 fantasy points given up to them per game, but, he also has a pretty good pt / minute ratio of 1.02 . It has translated into an average of 33.8 DK points and 33.5 fanduel points per game. This can be heavily contributed to his 19.2% usage rate, which implies he is getting decent production on both sides of the court, especially on offense. Stuffing the stat sheet against a not so great defensive team in the Suns as they give up 231.26 points per game seems highly probable for Lonzo Ball.
E’Twaun Moore NO vs ATL Fanduel 4400 Draftkings 4000
Usage% is arguably one of the most important stats for shooting guards. E’Twaun Moore maintains a usage rate of 14.5 and this transpires into 0.67 pts / min. Overall, on Fanduel he averages 20.63fantasy points per game and 20.654 on Draftkings. E’Twaun Moore 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 230.54 fantasy points per game to the opposing team. You can get a lot out of E’Twaun Moore for his price tonight.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope LAL @ PHO Fanduel 4700 Draftkings 4500
As far as his matchup goes, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope looks to exploit the fact that the Suns allows 231.26 fantasy points per game. His 16.1 usage % and 0.74 pts per min should be put into full effect considering he is up against the team that ranks 8 against shooting guards allowing an average 50.2 fantasy points per game to them. It is expected Kentavious Caldwell-Pope outperforms his average of 24 DK points and 23.9 FD points per game. Look for this shooting guard to get plenty of opportunities tonight against the Suns.
Devin Booker PHO vs LAL Fanduel 7400 Draftkings 8000
There are many reasons why Devin Booker can pay off to be a decent dfs option tonight. First off, he is a against the Lakers who allow 46.4 points per game and rank 20 against shooting guards in terms of fantasy points allowed. Moreover, Devin Booker possesses a usage% of 27.6% and has had an admirable scoring game as he averages 1.05 points per minute. DFS wise, he averages 34.7 points per game on Fanduel and 36.25 on Draftkings. Devin Booker is one of the more attractive options at SG this evening.
Courtney Lee NYK vs CLE Fanduel 4700 Draftkings 4100
Looking in this (high/mid/low) price range, Courtney Lee seems to have some good attributes that can transpire into a good game. His 0.71 pts/min and 14.8 usage % are a strong reason why he averages 22 pts per game on Fanduel and 22.5 on Draftkings. Combined with how favorable his matchup is, Courtney Lee is even more enticing. The Cavaliers ranks 2 giving up 58.3 fantasy points to opposing shooting guards. Additionally, they allow an average of 225.37 points per game which is 4 most in the league. Courtney Lee should be a safe lock for tonight’s slate.
Brandon Ingram LAL @ PHO Fanduel 5900 Draftkings 5900
Sporting a usage % of 20.6, Brandon Ingram has found a respectable amount of opportunities, mainly offensively, to produce decent stat lines this season. On Fanduel, he averages 26.88461538 points per game, and 27 on Draftkings. Additionally, to enhance his usage, Brandon Ingram accumulates an average of 0.81 pts / min. He faces the Suns tonight that gives up an overall total of 231.26 fantasy points per game this season. Furthermore, against Small Forwards, they rank 6 in the league allowing approximately 46 fantasy points per game. A multi-threat DFS option, Brandon Ingram has all the skills to put up a great game.
Wilson Chandler DEN @ POR Fanduel 4200 Draftkings 4300
For Wilson Chandler, he matches up against the heavily exploitable Trail Blazers defense which, to his benefit, ranks 3 in the league against SFs in terms of allowing 46.6 fantasy points per game. Also, they allow an average of 205.28 points per game to their opponents. This implies a decently high pace game which benefits Wilson Chandler’s usage rate and pts/min of 13.4% and 0.58 respectively. He looks to outperform his averages of 17.5 pts/game on Fanduel and 17.962 pts/game on Draftkings. Wilson Chandler seems quite viable for both GPP and Cash games tonight.
Dante Cunningham NO vs ATL Fanduel 3400 Draftkings 3500
Dante Cunningham, averaging 13.6 pts per game on Fanduel and 13.25 on Draftkings, and his team the Pelicans take on the Hawks in what looks to be a highly competitive game. Hawks ranks 7 against SF allowing an average of 45.7 fantasy points per game to them. Dante Cunningham maintains a usage rate of 9.9 and pts/min average of 0.55 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 Hawks’s average points allowed per game which is 230.54. This small forward has some reasonable upside and he should be worth heavy consideration for GPP and Cash Games.
Taurean Waller-Prince ATL @ NO Fanduel 5800 Draftkings 5300
According to our projection system, Taurean Prince seems to be in line for a standout performance tonight against the Pelicans. This season, he accumulates 0.85 pts /min and possesses a usage rate of 22.3. the Pelicans allows 217.52 points per game and ranks 7, dfs wise, against small forwards, giving up 45.7 fantasy points per game. Taurean Prince’s averages of 26.9 DK PPG and 26.2 FD PPG should be the minimal benchmark up against the Pelicans tonight. It would not hurt to consider adding him to your lineups tonight.
Anthony Davis NO vs ATL Fanduel 11400 Draftkings 11000
Anthony Davis averages 54.04 FPPG on Fanduel and 54.1 on Draftkings. This is heavily due to his 26.9 usage rate. Another metric regarding his production given his minutes is his 1.46 pts / min. Tonight, Anthony Davis and his team matchup against the Hawks who rank 6 in fantasy points allowed against big men. This comes out to an average of 50.3 fantasy points per game. Additionally, they allow 46 points in the paint per game, so offensive rebounds and plenty of close up baskets wouldn’t be surprising for Anthony Davis tonight. Overall, he makes a for a solid play in his price range.
Aaron Gordon ORL @ GS Fanduel 7300 Draftkings 7400
Usage wise, Aaron Gordon has been pretty good as he possesses a usage rate of 21.5% and a points/min of 1.14. The main statistic for players that occupy the 4 and 5 is opponent points in the paint. For Aaron Gordon’s matchup, Warriors allows 46.9 points in the paint and 11.8 offensive rebounds per game which is 7 and 2 rank in league, respectively. Trying to continue or add to his averages of 35.5 FD ppg and 36.4DK ppg, Aaron Gordon will have a great opportunity to do so tonight against the Warriors who allows 50.8 fantasy points to power forwards which ranks 5 most in the NBA. Look for elite production from this big man tonight.
Blake Griffin LAC vs PHI Fanduel 8400 Draftkings 8700
Blake Griffin, going up against the 76ers who rank 16 in the league against PF, allowing an average of 45.2 fantasy points per game. As for Blake Griffin, he has a usage rate of 28 . Not to mention, his per game averages are 41.9 DraftKings fantasy points and 40 on Fanduel. He makes great use of his minutes, averaging 1.16 points per minute. 76ers gives up 42.2 points in the paint per game and 9.4 offensive rebounds. In a matchup like this, Blake Griffin is worth heavy consideration.
Taj Gibson MIN @ UTA Fanduel 4600 Draftkings 4700
This primary big man has had some great stat lines this year. Averaging 0.83 points per minute, this has translated into 24.3 DK ppg and 24.6 FD ppg. Already at his price tier, Taj Gibson seems like a viable option. He also has a great matchup that struggles mightily against forwards. the Jazz allows around 38.3 points in the paint per game this year and 9.3 offensive rebounds. He should have plenty of space and opportunities against the team that ranks 9 allowing 47.6 fantasy points per game. You can get some great merit by locking in Taj Gibson tonight.
Marc Gasol MEM @ MIL Fanduel 7600 Draftkings 7200
One of the more prominent usage centers in the NBA, Marc Gasol has a usage rate of 27.5% this year. He has put together averages of 38.2 FD fp and 39.3 DK fp per game, along with a pts/min of 1.15. He should accelerate these numbers against the Bucks that rank 8 against centres, giving up n average 44.2 fantasy points per game. Also, they give up a fairly high amount of points in the paint, 41.2 per game, which is 22 rank highest in the nba. Marc Gasol seems to be an enticing centre option on tonight’s slate.
Kevin Love CLE @ NYK Fanduel 7500 Draftkings 7500
Averaging 38.115 Draftkings ppg and 35.7 Fanduel ppg, Kevin Love is in a decent form coming into tonight’s game. He faces the Knicks that allow plenty of fantasy points to centre, an average of 44.9 to be exact, ranking 6 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 39.3 points in the paint per game along with 10.3 offensive rebounds per game. With his usage of 25.6% and pts/min of 1.22, Kevin Love is in prime position to exploit these abysmal defensive numbers.
DeMarcus Cousins NO vs ATL Fanduel 11700 Draftkings 11300
In a highly anticipated matchup against the Hawks tonight, DeMarcus Cousins and his 1.55 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 43 fantasy points per game to centres this year. A lot of offensive rebounds have been given up as well, 11.9 per game to be exact. DeMarcus Cousins has a usage rate of 33.5% and 32.396 Draftkings ppg and 31.6 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 vs PHI Fanduel 7200 Draftkings 6700
The 76ers ranks 3 in the NBA giving up plenty of fantasy points, 47.1 per game to centres this year. DeAndre Jordan has great potential to stuff the stat sheet tonight as he maintains a usage rate of 12.8 giving him a bunch of room to produce. DFS wise, he gets 1.02 pts /min, 31.6 fdppg and 32.3 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 42.2 points in the paint per game. He is a superb play that should not be ignored tonight.
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