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Damian Lillard POR vs PHI Fanduel 8800 Draftkings 8400
He is Averaging 44 DK points and 42 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 76ers that ranks 9 against point guards as they allow an average of 45 fantasy points to their opposition. Not to mention they allow an average of 231.66 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 1.16 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! Projected Points 59.
Eric Bledsoe MIL vs MIN Fanduel 7600 Draftkings 7100
He is at home facing the Timberwolves tonight that ranks 21 against the opposing guards this season, Eric Bledsoe makes a case for himself as one of the best options on the slate, relative to his price. He averages 33.7 DK points and 33.7 FD points per game beside his 1.09 pts/minute. He typically gets a decent amount of opportunities per game as he maintains an average usage rate of 27.9%. Another reason why the matchup is good for Eric Bledsoe is that the Timberwolves has been giving up around 206.24 fantasy points per game this year. All signs pointing in the right direction for Eric Bledsoe, give him a look! Projected Points 27.
Elfrid Payton ORL vs DET Fanduel 7400 Draftkings 6800
Elfrid Payton has been strolling along this season averaging 1.02 points per minute along with a usage rate of 20.3% . Fantasy wise, he averages 29 fantasy points per game on fanduel and 29.3 on DraftKings. Facing the Pistons at home tonight, this matchup seems like he is set for an optimal performance. They allow an average of 211.63 fantasy points per game and in terms of defense vs position, the Pistons ranks 13 in that they give up an average 44 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 24.
Kyrie Irving BOS vs HOU Fanduel 8600 Draftkings 8000
Set to matchup against the Rockets, there is a lot to like about Kyrie Irving . Not only is he facing a team that ranks 20 against the point guards this year, with around 43 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 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 Rockets as they give up 216.42 points per game seems highly probable for Kyrie Irving. Projected Points 28.
C.J. McCollum POR vs PHI Fanduel 7100 Draftkings 7000
Usage% is arguably one of the most important stats for shooting guards. CJ McCollum maintains a usage rate of 25.6 and this transpires into 0.88 pts / min. Overall, on Fanduel he averages 31.8 fantasy points per game and 32.9 on Draftkings. CJ McCollum is facing off against the 76ers 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 231.66 fantasy points per game to the opposing team. You can get a lot out of CJ McCollum for his price tonight. Projected Points 53.
Khris Middleton MIL vs MIN Fanduel 7500 Draftkings 7500
As far as his matchup goes, Khris Middleton looks to exploit the fact that the Timberwolves allows 206.24 fantasy points per game. His 25 usage % and 0.96 pts per min should be put into full effect considering he is up against the team that ranks 25 against shooting guards allowing an average 40.7 fantasy points per game to them. It is expected Khris Middleton outperforms his average of 36.5 DK points and 35.2 FD points per game. Look for this shooting guard to get plenty of opportunities tonight against the Timberwolves. Projected Points 33.
Andrew Wiggins MIN @ MIL Fanduel 5400 Draftkings 5600
There are many reasons why Andrew Wiggins can pay off to be a decent dfs option tonight. First off, he is a against the Bucks who allow 43.2 points per game and rank 18 against shooting guards in terms of fantasy points allowed. Moreover, Andrew Wiggins possesses a usage% of 23.5% and has had an admirable scoring game as he averages 0.8 points per minute. DFS wise, he averages 28.5 points per game on Fanduel and 28.5 on Draftkings. Andrew Wiggins is one of the more attractive options at SG this evening. Projected Points 32.
Evan Fournier ORL vs DET Fanduel 5800 Draftkings 5400
Looking in this (high/mid/low) price range, Evan Fournier seems to have some good attributes that can transpire into a good game. His 0.89 pts/min and 23.1 usage % are a strong reason why he averages 28.3 pts per game on Fanduel and 29.3 on Draftkings. Combined with how favorable his matchup is, Evan Fournier is even more enticing. The Pistons ranks 15 giving up 43.9 fantasy points to opposing shooting guards. Additionally, they allow an average of 211.63 points per game which is 16 most in the league. Evan Fournier should be a safe lock for tonight’s slate. Projected Points 34.
Jaylen Brown BOS vs HOU Fanduel 5700 Draftkings 5200
Sporting a usage % of 20.7, Jaylen Brown has found a respectable amount of opportunities, mainly offensively, to produce decent stat lines this season. On Fanduel, he averages 26.1 points per game, and 26.6 on Draftkings. Additionally, to enhance his usage, Jaylen Brown accumulates an average of 0.85 pts / min. He faces the Rockets tonight that gives up an overall total of 216.42 fantasy points per game this season. Furthermore, against Small Forwards, they rank 14 in the league allowing approximately 40.5 fantasy points per game. A multi-threat DFS option, Jaylen Brown has all the skills to put up a great game. Projected Points 33.
Jimmy Butler MIN @ MIL Fanduel 8900 Draftkings 7700
For Jimmy Butler, he matches up against the heavily exploitable Bucks defense which, to his benefit, ranks 29 in the league against SFs in terms of allowing 35.4 fantasy points per game. Also, they allow an average of 206.35 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 39.4 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 33.
Jonathon Simmons ORL vs DET Fanduel 5800 Draftkings 6400
Jonathon Simmons, averaging 23.16 pts per game on Fanduel and 24.1 on Draftkings, and his team the Magic take on the Pistons in what looks to be a highly competitive game. Pistons ranks 7 against SF allowing an average of 43.5 fantasy points per game to them. Jonathon Simmons maintains a usage rate of 24.3 and pts/min average of 0.82 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 Pistons’s average points allowed per game which is 211.63. This small forward has some reasonable upside and he should be worth heavy consideration for GPP and Cash Games. Projected Points 32.
Stanley Johnson DET @ ORL Fanduel 4000 Draftkings 4100
According to our projection system, Stanley Johnson seems to be in line for a standout performance tonight against the Magic. This season, he accumulates 0.64 pts /min and possesses a usage rate of 13.9. the Magic allows 232.62 points per game and ranks 4, dfs wise, against small forwards, giving up 45.1 fantasy points per game. Stanley Johnson’s averages of 17.16 DK PPG and 17.3 FD PPG should be the minimal benchmark up against the Magic tonight. It would not hurt to consider adding him to your lineups tonight. Projected Points 20.
Tobias Harris DET @ ORL Fanduel 7400 Draftkings 6600
Tobias Harris averages 28.7 FPPG on Fanduel and 30 on Draftkings. This is heavily due to his 22.3 usage rate. Another metric regarding his production given his minutes is his 0.89 pts / min. Tonight, Tobias Harris and his team matchup against the Magic who rank 7 in fantasy points allowed against big men. This comes out to an average of 44 fantasy points per game. Additionally, they allow 48.5 points in the paint per game, so offensive rebounds and plenty of close up baskets wouldn’t be surprising for Tobias Harris tonight. Overall, he makes a for a solid play in his price range. Projected Points 44.
LaMarcus Aldridge SA vs NYK Fanduel 8500 Draftkings 7800
Usage wise, LaMarcus Aldridge has been pretty good as he possesses a usage rate of 28.6% and a points/min of 1.16. The main statistic for players that occupy the 4 and 5 is opponent points in the paint. For LaMarcus Aldridge’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 38.3 FD ppg and 38.8 DK ppg, LaMarcus Aldridge will have a great opportunity to do so tonight against the Knicks who allows 46 fantasy points to power forwards which ranks 3 most in the NBA. Look for elite production from this big man tonight. Projected Points 50.
Aaron Gordon ORL vs DET Fanduel 7400 Draftkings 7600
Aaron Gordon, going up against the Pistons who rank 21 in the league against PF, allowing an average of 40.2 fantasy points per game. As for Aaron Gordon, he has a usage rate of 21.7 . Not to mention, his per game averages are 35.9 DraftKings fantasy points and 35.11 on Fanduel. He makes great use of his minutes, averaging 1.07 points per minute. Pistons gives up 41.8 points in the paint per game and 9.2 offensive rebounds. In a matchup like this, Aaron Gordon is worth heavy consideration. Projected Points 29.
Ben Simmons PHI @ POR Fanduel 9000 Draftkings 8700
This primary big man has had some great stat lines this year. Averaging 1.21 points per minute, this has translated into 43.9 DK ppg and 43.18 FD ppg. Already at his price tier, Ben Simmons seems like a viable option. He also has a great matchup that struggles mightily against forwards. the Trail Blazers allows around 43.2 points in the paint per game this year and 9 offensive rebounds. He should have plenty of space and opportunities against the team that ranks 30 allowing 33.6 fantasy points per game. You can get some great merit by locking in Ben Simmons tonight. Projected Points 35.
Jusuf Nurkic POR vs PHI Fanduel 5800 Draftkings 6300
One of the more prominent usage centers in the NBA, Jusuf Nurkic has a usage rate of 28.4% this year. He has put together averages of 28.8 FD fp and 29 DK fp per game, along with a pts/min of 1.07. He should accelerate these numbers against the 76ers that rank 3 against centres, giving up n average 44.6 fantasy points per game. Also, they give up a fairly high amount of points in the paint, 42.2 per game, which is 20 rank highest in the nba. Jusuf Nurkic seems to be an enticing centre option on tonight’s slate. Projected Points 35.
Joel Embiid PHI @ POR Fanduel 10700 Draftkings 9600
Averaging 47.19 Draftkings ppg and 45.89 Fanduel ppg, Joel Embiid is in a decent form coming into tonight’s game. He faces the Trail Blazers that allow plenty of fantasy points to centre, an average of 40.2 to be exact, ranking 16 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 43.2 points in the paint per game along with 9 offensive rebounds per game. With his usage of 33.2% and pts/min of 1.5, Joel Embiid is in prime position to exploit these abysmal defensive numbers. Projected Points 40.
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN @ MIL Fanduel 10000 Draftkings 8900
In a highly anticipated matchup against the Bucks tonight, Karl-Anthony Towns and his 1.19 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 17 allowing 39.5 fantasy points per game to centres this year. A lot of offensive rebounds have been given up as well, 9.4 per game to be exact. Karl-Anthony Towns has a usage rate of 22.9% and 43.18 Draftkings ppg and 42.4 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 32.
Andre Drummond DET @ ORL Fanduel 9500 Draftkings 9400
The Magic ranks 20 in the NBA giving up plenty of fantasy points, 38.9 per game to centres this year. Andre Drummond has great potential to stuff the stat sheet tonight as he maintains a usage rate of 20.8 giving him a bunch of room to produce. DFS wise, he gets 1.34 pts /min, 42.4 fdppg and 43.18 dkppg, not only is he a prime candidate to get a bunch of fantasy points from blocks, assists, rebounds, etc.. , Andre Drummond is projected to have a bunch of opportunities to score as the opponents allow an average of 48.5 points in the paint per game. He is a superb play that should not be ignored tonight. Projected Points 28.
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