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Point Guard

John Wall WAS @ ATL Fanduel 8700 Draftkings 8900

He is Averaging 40.5 DK points and 39.6 FD points per game, John Wall seems to be in great form. Part of this is due to his 28.2 usage rate this season. He comes into a matchup against the Hawks that ranks 6 against point guards as they allow an average of 46 fantasy points to their opposition. Not to mention they allow an average of 225.44 fantasy points per game this year and the game is projected to be played at a decent pace. Consistent production is available from John Wall as he looks to continue being near his average of 1.21 pts/min. Look for him to take over the game at some point. A lot of skill and a good matchup for John Wall tonight! Projected Points 52.


Dennis Smith Jr. DAL @ IND Fanduel 4800 Draftkings 5100

He is on the road facing the Pacers tonight that ranks 7 against the opposing guards this season, Dennis Smith Jr. makes a case for himself as one of the best options on the slate, relative to his price. He averages 26.2 DK points and 24.7 FD points per game beside his 0.92 pts/minute.  He typically gets a decent amount of opportunities per game as he maintains an average usage rate of 29.2%. Another reason why the matchup is good for Dennis Smith Jr. is that the Pacers has been giving up around 220.62 fantasy points per game this year. All signs pointing in the right direction for Dennis Smith Jr., give him a look! Projected Points 31.


Kris Dunn CHI vs NYK Fanduel 7900 Draftkings 7200

Kris Dunn has been strolling along this season averaging 1.1 points per minute along with a usage rate of 25.3% . Fantasy wise, he averages 31.4 fantasy points per game on fanduel and 30.5 on DraftKings. Facing the Knicks at home tonight, this matchup seems like he is set for an optimal performance. They allow an average of 209.63 fantasy points per game and in terms of defense vs position, the Knicks ranks 2 in that they give up an average 47.8 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. Projected Points 34.


Kyrie Irving BOS @ CHA Fanduel 8600 Draftkings 8500

Set to matchup against the Hornets, there is a lot to like about Kyrie Irving . Not only is he facing a team that ranks 16 against the point guards this year, with around 43.8 fantasy points given up to them per game, but, he also has a pretty good pt / minute ratio of 1.2 . It has translated into an average of 39.2 DK points and 38.12 fanduel points per game. This can be heavily contributed to his 31.7% 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 Hornets as they give up 214.87 points per game seems highly probable for Kyrie Irving. Projected Points 36.


Shooting Guard

Jrue Holidayholidjr01 NO vs BKN Fanduel 7700 Draftkings 7700

Usage% is arguably one of the most important stats for shooting guards. Jrue Holiday maintains a usage rate of 22.2 and this transpires into 0.95 pts / min. Overall, on Fanduel he averages 34.2 fantasy points per game and 34.9 on Draftkings. Jrue Holiday is facing off against the Nets tonight who allow the 3 most fantasy points against shooting guards so far, this season. Not only this but they also give up an average 233.46 fantasy points per game to the opposing team. You can get a lot out of Jrue Holiday for his price tonight. Projected Points 54.


Tyreke Evans MEM @ LAL Fanduel 8500 Draftkings 8400

As far as his matchup goes, Tyreke Evans looks to exploit the fact that the Lakers allows 222.16 fantasy points per game. His 27.6 usage % and 1.12 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 48.1 fantasy points per game to them. It is expected Tyreke Evans outperforms his average of 34.7 DK points and 33.6 FD points per game.  Look for this shooting guard to get plenty of opportunities tonight against the Lakers. Projected Points 45.


Klay Thompsonthompkl01 GS vs UTA Fanduel 7100 Draftkings 6700

There are many reasons why Klay Thompson can pay off to be a decent dfs option tonight. First off, he is a against the Jazz who allow 39.6 points per game and rank 28 against shooting guards in terms of fantasy points allowed. Moreover, Klay Thompson possesses a usage% of 24.3% and has had an admirable scoring game as he averages 0.95 points per minute. DFS wise, he averages 32 points per game on Fanduel and 33.5 on Draftkings. Klay Thompson is one of the more attractive options at SG this evening. Projected Points 30.


Bradley Bealbealbr01 WAS @ ATL Fanduel 7800 Draftkings 7400

Looking in this (high/mid/low) price range, Bradley Beal seems to have some good attributes that can transpire into a good game. His 1.03 pts/min and 29 usage % are a strong reason why he averages 35.7 pts per game on Fanduel and 36.7 on Draftkings. Combined with how favorable his matchup is, Bradley Beal is even more enticing. The Hawks ranks 23 giving up 42.3 fantasy points to opposing shooting guards. Additionally, they allow an average of 225.44 points per game which is 3 most in the league. Bradley Beal should be a safe lock for tonight’s slate. Projected Points 33.


Small Forward

Kevin Durant GS vs UTA Fanduel 11700 Draftkings 10900

Sporting a usage % of 31.1, Kevin Durant has found a respectable amount of opportunities, mainly offensively, to produce decent stat lines this season. On Fanduel, he averages 48.5 points per game, and 49 on Draftkings. Additionally, to enhance his usage, Kevin Durant accumulates an average of 1.42 pts / min. He faces the Jazz tonight that gives up an overall total of 204.82 fantasy points per game this season. Furthermore, against Small Forwards, they rank 9 in the league allowing approximately 41 fantasy points per game. A multi-threat DFS option, Kevin Durant has all the skills to put up a great game. Projected Points 56.


Jimmy Butler MIN vs DEN Fanduel 8900 Draftkings 8000

For Jimmy Butler, he matches up against the heavily exploitable Nuggets defense which, to his benefit, ranks 16 in the league against SFs in terms of allowing 38.5 fantasy points per game. Also, they allow an average of 217.87 points per game to their opponents. This implies a decently high pace game which benefits Jimmy Butler’s usage rate and pts/min of 23.7% and 1.06 respectively. He looks to outperform his averages of 39 pts/game on Fanduel and 38.8 pts/game on Draftkings. Jimmy Butler seems quite viable for both GPP and Cash games tonight. Projected Points 41.


Brandon Ingramingrabr01 LAL vs MEM Fanduel 7200 Draftkings 6100

Brandon Ingram, averaging 30.15 pts per game on Fanduel and 30.4 on Draftkings, and his team the Lakers take on the Grizzlies in what looks to be a highly competitive game. Grizzlies ranks 19 against SF allowing an average of 37.5 fantasy points per game to them. Brandon Ingram maintains a usage rate of 21.6 and pts/min average of 0.88 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 Grizzlies’s average points allowed per game which is 205.75. This small forward has some reasonable upside and he should be worth heavy consideration for GPP and Cash Games. Projected Points 31.


Paul George OKC vs TOR Fanduel 8000 Draftkings 7100

According to our projection system, Paul George seems to be in line for a standout performance tonight against the Raptors. This season, he accumulates 1.04 pts /min and possesses a usage rate of 25.1. the Raptors allows 207.94 points per game and ranks 27, dfs wise, against small forwards, giving up 35.1 fantasy points per game. Paul George’s averages of 38 DK PPG and 38 FD PPG should be the minimal benchmark up against the Raptors tonight. It would not hurt to consider adding him to your lineups tonight. Projected Points 33.


Power Forward

Anthony Davisdavisan02 NO vs BKN Fanduel 11200 Draftkings 10800

Anthony Davis averages 48.3 FPPG on Fanduel and 48 on Draftkings. This is heavily due to his 27.1 usage rate. Another metric regarding his production given his minutes is his 1.39 pts / min. Tonight, Anthony Davis and his team matchup against the Nets who rank 1 in fantasy points allowed against big men. This comes out to an average of 49.3 fantasy points per game. Additionally, they allow 45.6 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. Projected Points 60.


Lauri Markkanen CHI vs NYK Fanduel 5700 Draftkings 5700

Usage wise, Lauri Markkanen has been pretty good as he possesses a usage rate of 22.3% and a points/min of 0.94. The main statistic for players that occupy the 4 and 5 is opponent points in the paint. For Lauri Markkanen’s matchup, Knicks allows 40 points in the paint and 10.2 offensive rebounds per game which is 29 and 10 rank in league, respectively. Trying to continue or add to his averages of 27.14 FD ppg and 29 DK ppg, Lauri Markkanen will have a great opportunity to do so tonight against the Knicks who allows 46.6 fantasy points to power forwards  which ranks 4 most in the NBA.  Look for elite production from this big man tonight. Projected Points 41.


Rondae Hollis-Jefferson BKN @ NO Fanduel 7700 Draftkings 6400

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, going up against the Pelicans who rank 5 in the league against PF, allowing an average of 46.1 fantasy points per game. As for Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, he has a usage rate of 21.7 . Not to mention, his per game averages are 28.7 DraftKings fantasy points and 28.8 on Fanduel. He makes great use of his minutes, averaging 1.04 points per minute. Pelicans gives up 45.7 points in the paint per game and 10.4 offensive rebounds. In a matchup like this, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is worth heavy consideration. Projected Points 36.


Carmelo Anthony OKC vs TOR Fanduel 6100 Draftkings 5500

This primary big man has had some great stat lines this year. Averaging 0.92 points per minute, this has translated into 30.7 DK ppg and 29.8 FD ppg. Already at his price tier, Carmelo Anthony seems like a viable option. He also has a great matchup that struggles mightily against forwards. the Raptors allows around 44.2 points in the paint per game this year and 9.5 offensive rebounds. He should have plenty of space and opportunities against the team that ranks 16 allowing 42.9 fantasy points per game. You can get some great merit by locking in Carmelo Anthony tonight. Projected Points 35.



Marc Gasol MEM @ LAL Fanduel 8600 Draftkings 8800

One of the more prominent usage centers in the NBA, Marc Gasol has a usage rate of 27.6% this year. He has put together averages of 38.8 FD fp and 40 DK fp per game, along with a pts/min of 1.12. He should accelerate these numbers against the Lakers that rank 7 against centres, giving up n average 41.6 fantasy points per game. Also, they give up a fairly high amount of points in the paint, 49.9 per game, which is 1 rank highest in the nba. Marc Gasol seems to be an enticing centre option on tonight’s slate. Projected Points 51.


DeMarcus Cousinscouside01 NO vs BKN Fanduel 11400 Draftkings 11500

Averaging 54.5 Draftkings ppg and 51.9 Fanduel ppg, DeMarcus Cousins is in a decent form coming into tonight’s game. He faces the Nets that allow plenty of fantasy points to centre, an average of 39.8 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 45.6 points in the paint per game along with 10.1 offensive rebounds per game. With his usage of 33.8% and pts/min of 1.5, DeMarcus Cousins is in prime position to exploit these abysmal defensive numbers. Projected Points 62.


Kevin Love CLE @ SAC Fanduel 8400 Draftkings 8300

In a highly anticipated matchup against the Kings tonight, Kevin Love and his 1.26 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 2 allowing 43.2 fantasy points per game to centres this year. A lot of offensive rebounds have been given up as well, 9.8 per game to be exact. Kevin Love has a usage rate of 27.3% and 39.4 Draftkings ppg and 38.4 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. Projected Points 45.


Nikola Jokic DEN @ MIN Fanduel 9100 Draftkings 8600

The Timberwolves ranks 9 in the NBA giving up plenty of fantasy points, 39.7  per game to centres this year. Nikola Jokic has great potential to stuff the stat sheet tonight as he maintains a usage rate of 22.8 giving him a bunch of room to produce. DFS wise, he gets 1.31 pts /min, 38.4 fdppg and 39.4 dkppg, not only is he a prime candidate to get a bunch of fantasy points from blocks, assists, rebounds, etc.. , Nikola Jokic is projected to have a bunch of opportunities to score as the opponents allow an average of 45.5 points in the paint per game. He is a superb play that should not be ignored tonight. Projected Points 46.

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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


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