Kyrie Irving BOS @ BKN Fanduel 8700 Draftkings 8400
He is Averaging 39 DK points and 38.2 FD points per game, Kyrie Irving seems to be in great form. Part of this is due to his 31.7 usage rate this season. He comes into a matchup against the Nets that ranks 8 against point guards as they allow an average of 45.8 fantasy points to their opposition. Not to mention they allow an average of 217.82 fantasy points per game this year and the game is projected to be played at a decent pace. Consistent production is available from Kyrie Irving as he looks to continue being near his average of 1.2 pts/min. Look for him to take over the game at some point. A lot of skill and a good matchup for Kyrie Irving tonight! Projected Points 36.
Darren Collison IND vs CHI Fanduel 6100 Draftkings 5900
He is at home facing the Bulls tonight that ranks 9 against the opposing guards this season, Darren Collison makes a case for himself as one of the best options on the slate, relative to his price. He averages 27.3 DK points and 27 FD points per game beside his 0.91 pts/minute. He typically gets a decent amount of opportunities per game as he maintains an average usage rate of 17.4%. Another reason why the matchup is good for Darren Collison is that the Bulls has been giving up around 217.78 fantasy points per game this year. All signs pointing in the right direction for Darren Collison, give him a look! Projected Points 33.
John Wall WAS vs MIL Fanduel 9200 Draftkings 8700
Set to matchup against the Bucks, there is a lot to like about John Wall . Not only is he facing a team that ranks 10 against the point guards this year, with around 44.7 fantasy points given up to them per game, but, he also has a pretty good pt / minute ratio of 1.21 . It has translated into an average of 40.4 DK points and 40.2 fanduel points per game. This can be heavily contributed to his 27.8% 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 Bucks as they give up 210.39 points per game seems highly probable for John Wall. Projected Points 28.
Victor Oladipo IND vs CHI Fanduel 9300 Draftkings 8400
Usage% is arguably one of the most important stats for shooting guards. Victor Oladipo maintains a usage rate of 30.6 and this transpires into 1.25 pts / min. Overall, on Fanduel he averages 42.4 fantasy points per game and 42.8 on Draftkings. Victor Oladipo is facing off against the Bulls 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 217.78 fantasy points per game to the opposing team. You can get a lot out of Victor Oladipo for his price tonight. Projected Points 65.
Andrew Wiggins MIN vs NO Fanduel 5700 Draftkings 5800
As far as his matchup goes, Andrew Wiggins looks to exploit the fact that the Pelicans allows 225.98 fantasy points per game. His 23.3 usage % and 0.81 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 46.6 fantasy points per game to them. It is expected Andrew Wiggins outperforms his average of 28.7 DK points and 28.6 FD points per game. Look for this shooting guard to get plenty of opportunities tonight against the Pelicans. Projected Points 51.
J.R. Smith CLE @ ORL Fanduel 3900 Draftkings 0
There are many reasons why JR Smith can pay off to be a decent dfs option tonight. First off, he is a against the Magic who allow 42 points per game and rank 23 against shooting guards in terms of fantasy points allowed. Moreover, JR Smith possesses a usage% of 13% and has had an admirable scoring game as he averages 0.58 points per minute. DFS wise, he averages 16.9 points per game on Fanduel and 0 on Draftkings. JR Smith is one of the more attractive options at SG this evening. Projected Points 23.
Buddy Hield SAC vs DEN Fanduel 4400 Draftkings 4700
Looking in this (high/mid/low) price range, Buddy Hield seems to have some good attributes that can transpire into a good game. His 0.91 pts/min and 24.3 usage % are a strong reason why he averages 20.8 pts per game on Fanduel and 21.6 on Draftkings. Combined with how favorable his matchup is, Buddy Hield is even more enticing. The Nuggets ranks 29 giving up 38.3 fantasy points to opposing shooting guards. Additionally, they allow an average of 210.8 points per game which is 19 most in the league. Buddy Hield should be a safe lock for tonight’s slate. Projected Points 14.
LeBron James CLE @ ORL Fanduel 11700 Draftkings 11600
Sporting a usage % of 31, LeBron James has found a respectable amount of opportunities, mainly offensively, to produce decent stat lines this season. On Fanduel, he averages 54.3 points per game, and 56.8 on Draftkings. Additionally, to enhance his usage, LeBron James accumulates an average of 1.48 pts / min. He faces the Magic tonight that gives up an overall total of 225.62 fantasy points per game this season. Furthermore, against Small Forwards, they rank 3 in the league allowing approximately 46 fantasy points per game. A multi-threat DFS option, LeBron James has all the skills to put up a great game. Projected Points 69.
Jimmy Butler MIN vs NO Fanduel 9800 Draftkings 8200
For Jimmy Butler, he matches up against the heavily exploitable Pelicans defense which, to his benefit, ranks 17 in the league against SFs in terms of allowing 39.9 fantasy points per game. Also, they allow an average of 225.98 points per game to their opponents. This implies a decently high pace game which benefits Jimmy Butler’s usage rate and pts/min of 24.5% and 1.09 respectively. He looks to outperform his averages of 39.8 pts/game on Fanduel and 39.9 pts/game on Draftkings. Jimmy Butler seems quite viable for both GPP and Cash games tonight. Projected Points 45.
Bojan Bogdanovic IND vs CHI Fanduel 4700 Draftkings 4500
Bojan Bogdanovic, averaging 20.6 pts per game on Fanduel and 21.6 on Draftkings, and his team the Pacers take on the Bulls in what looks to be a highly competitive game. Bulls ranks 18 against SF allowing an average of 38.9 fantasy points per game to them. Bojan Bogdanovic maintains a usage rate of 18.4 and pts/min average of 0.67 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 Bulls’s average points allowed per game which is 217.78. This small forward has some reasonable upside and he should be worth heavy consideration for GPP and Cash Games. Projected Points 26.
Andre Iguodala GS @ LAC Fanduel 4300 Draftkings 4100
According to our projection system, Andre Iguodala seems to be in line for a standout performance tonight against the Clippers. This season, he accumulates 0.72 pts /min and possesses a usage rate of 11.3. the Clippers allows 213.2 points per game and ranks 8, dfs wise, against small forwards, giving up 43 fantasy points per game. Andre Iguodala’s averages of 18.2 DK PPG and 18.6 FD PPG should be the minimal benchmark up against the Clippers tonight. It would not hurt to consider adding him to your lineups tonight.
Taj Gibson MIN vs NO Fanduel 5800 Draftkings 5500
Taj Gibson averages 26.4 FPPG on Fanduel and 26.6 on Draftkings. This is heavily due to his 14.3 usage rate. Another metric regarding his production given his minutes is his 0.8 pts / min. Tonight, Taj Gibson and his team matchup against the Pelicans who rank 2 in fantasy points allowed against big men. This comes out to an average of 48.8 fantasy points per game. Additionally, they allow 45.9 points in the paint per game, so offensive rebounds and plenty of close up baskets wouldn’t be surprising for Taj Gibson tonight. Overall, he makes a for a solid play in his price range. Projected Points 35.
Marcus Morris BOS @ BKN Fanduel 3900 Draftkings 4300
Usage wise, Marcus Morris has been pretty good as he possesses a usage rate of 24% and a points/min of 0.92. The main statistic for players that occupy the 4 and 5 is opponent points in the paint. For Marcus Morris’s matchup, Nets allows 45.5 points in the paint and 10 offensive rebounds per game which is 8 and 11 rank in league, respectively. Trying to continue or add to his averages of 20.7 FD ppg and 21.5 DK ppg, Marcus Morris will have a great opportunity to do so tonight against the Nets who allows 48.1 fantasy points to power forwards which ranks 4 most in the NBA. Look for elite production from this big man tonight. Projected Points 22.
Thaddeus Young IND vs CHI Fanduel 5100 Draftkings 5000
Thaddeus Young, going up against the Bulls who rank 10 in the league against PF, allowing an average of 46 fantasy points per game. As for Thaddeus Young, he has a usage rate of 16.9 . Not to mention, his per game averages are 26.2 DraftKings fantasy points and 26.9 on Fanduel. He makes great use of his minutes, averaging 0.84 points per minute. Bulls gives up 45.4 points in the paint per game and 8.2 offensive rebounds. In a matchup like this, Thaddeus Young is worth heavy consideration. Projected Points 26.
Jeff Green CLE @ ORL Fanduel 4700 Draftkings 4600
This primary big man has had some great stat lines this year. Averaging 0.87 points per minute, this has translated into 19.2 DK ppg and 19 FD ppg. Already at his price tier, Jeff Green seems like a viable option. He also has a great matchup that struggles mightily against forwards. the Magic allows around 48.4 points in the paint per game this year and 10.7 offensive rebounds. He should have plenty of space and opportunities against the team that ranks 18 allowing 43.9 fantasy points per game. You can get some great merit by locking in Jeff Green tonight. Projected Points 21.
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN vs NO Fanduel 9000 Draftkings 8800
One of the more prominent usage centers in the NBA, Karl-Anthony Towns has a usage rate of 22.7% this year. He has put together averages of 42.8 FD fp and 43.5 DK fp per game, along with a pts/min of 1.2. He should accelerate these numbers against the Pelicans that rank 16 against centres, giving up n average 38.1 fantasy points per game. Also, they give up a fairly high amount of points in the paint, 45.9 per game, which is 7 rank highest in the nba. Karl-Anthony Towns seems to be an enticing centre option on tonight’s slate. Projected Points 44.
Kevin Love CLE @ ORL Fanduel 7700 Draftkings 7700
Averaging 38 Draftkings ppg and 35.8 Fanduel ppg, Kevin Love is in a decent form coming into tonight’s game. He faces the Magic that allow plenty of fantasy points to centre, an average of 39 to be exact, ranking 12 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 48.4 points in the paint per game along with 10.7 offensive rebounds per game. With his usage of 27.1% and pts/min of 1.24, Kevin Love is in prime position to exploit these abysmal defensive numbers. Projected Points 36.
Nikola Jokic DEN @ SAC Fanduel 9700 Draftkings 8500
In a highly anticipated matchup against the Kings tonight, Nikola Jokic and his 1.3 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 3 allowing 43.8 fantasy points per game to centres this year. A lot of offensive rebounds have been given up as well, 9.6 per game to be exact. Nikola Jokic has a usage rate of 22.5% and 29.7 Draftkings ppg and 30.7 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 41.
Myles Turner IND vs CHI Fanduel 6600 Draftkings 6500
The Bulls ranks 10 in the NBA giving up plenty of fantasy points, 39.6 per game to centres this year. Myles Turner has great potential to stuff the stat sheet tonight as he maintains a usage rate of 21 giving him a bunch of room to produce. DFS wise, he gets 1.06 pts /min, 30.7 fdppg and 29.7 dkppg, not only is he a prime candidate to get a bunch of fantasy points from blocks, assists, rebounds, etc.. , Myles Turner is projected to have a bunch of opportunities to score as the opponents allow an average of 45.4 points in the paint per game. He is a superb play that should not be ignored tonight. Projected Points 39.
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