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Point Guard


Russell Westbrook OKC vs LAL Fanduel 12000 Draftkings 11600

Set to matchup against the Lakers, there is a lot to like about Russell Westbrook . Not only is he facing a team that ranks 15 against the point guards this year, with around 41.5 fantasy points given up to them per game, but, he also has a pretty good pt / minute ratio of 1.51 . It has translated into an average of 56.9 DK points and 53.6 fanduel points per game. This can be heavily contributed to his 34.9% 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 Lakers as they give up 236.69 points per game seems highly probable for Russell Westbrook. Projected Points 67.


Dennis Schroder ATL vs NO Fanduel 7800 Draftkings 7500

He is Averaging 35.7 DK points and 34.7 FD points per game, Dennis Schroder seems to be in great form. Part of this is due to his 30.3 usage rate this season. He comes into a matchup against the Pelicans that ranks 2 against point guards as they allow an average of 46.1 fantasy points to their opposition. Not to mention they allow an average of 225.98 fantasy points per game this year and the game is projected to be played at a decent pace. Consistent production is available from Dennis Schroder as he looks to continue being near his average of 1.1 pts/min. Look for him to take over the game at some point. A lot of skill and a good matchup for Dennis Schroder tonight! Projected Points 59.


Stephen Curry GS @ CHI Fanduel 9800 Draftkings 10400

He is on the road facing the Bulls tonight that ranks 7 against the opposing guards this season, Stephen Curry makes a case for himself as one of the best options on the slate, relative to his price. He averages 48.3 DK points and 46.2 FD points per game beside his 1.44 pts/minute.  He typically gets a decent amount of opportunities per game as he maintains an average usage rate of 30.7%. Another reason why the matchup is good for Stephen Curry 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 Stephen Curry, give him a look! Projected Points 58.


Kemba Walker CHA vs WAS Fanduel 7900 Draftkings 7500

Kemba Walker has been strolling along this season averaging 1.08 points per minute along with a usage rate of 27.1% . Fantasy wise, he averages 36.7 fantasy points per game on fanduel and 37.8 on DraftKings. Facing the Wizards at home tonight, this matchup seems like he is set for an optimal performance. They allow an average of 206.72 fantasy points per game and in terms of defense vs position, the Wizards ranks 21 in that they give up an average 40.2 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 46.




Shooting Guard


Jrue Holiday NO @ ATL Fanduel 7800 Draftkings 6700

Usage% is arguably one of the most important stats for shooting guards. Jrue Holiday maintains a usage rate of 22.1 and this transpires into 0.96 pts / min. Overall, on Fanduel he averages 35 fantasy points per game and 35.4 on Draftkings. Jrue Holiday is facing off against the Hawks tonight who allow the 13 most fantasy points against shooting guards so far, this season. Not only this but they also give up an average 218.54 fantasy points per game to the opposing team. You can get a lot out of Jrue Holiday for his price tonight. Projected Points 60.


Klay Thompsonthompkl01 GS @ CHI Fanduel 7300 Draftkings 6600

As far as his matchup goes, Klay Thompson looks to exploit the fact that the Bulls allows 217.78 fantasy points per game. His 24 usage % and 0.93 pts per min should be put into full effect considering he is up against the team that ranks 3 against shooting guards allowing an average 47.5 fantasy points per game to them. It is expected Klay Thompson outperforms his average of 32.8 DK points and 31.3 FD points per game.  Look for this shooting guard to get plenty of opportunities tonight against the Bulls. Projected Points 49.


Bradley Bealbealbr01 WAS @ CHA Fanduel 8300 Draftkings 7700

There are many reasons why Bradley Beal can pay off to be a decent dfs option tonight. First off, he is a against the Hornets who allow 45.3 points per game and rank 10 against shooting guards in terms of fantasy points allowed. Moreover, Bradley Beal possesses a usage% of 28.4% and has had an admirable scoring game as he averages 1.05 points per minute. DFS wise, he averages 37.17 points per game on Fanduel and 38 on Draftkings. Bradley Beal is one of the more attractive options at SG this evening. Projected Points 53.


Marco Belinelli ATL vs NO Fanduel 3500 Draftkings 3600

Looking in this (high/mid/low) price range, Marco Belinelli seems to have some good attributes that can transpire into a good game. His 0.83 pts/min and 21.7 usage % are a strong reason why he averages 18.9 pts per game on Fanduel and 19.5 on Draftkings. Combined with how favorable his matchup is, Marco Belinelli is even more enticing. The Pelicans ranks 6 giving up 46.2 fantasy points to opposing shooting guards. Additionally, they allow an average of 225.98 points per game which is 3 most in the league. Marco Belinelli should be a safe lock for tonight’s slate. Projected Points 33.


Small Forward

Paul George OKC vs LAL Fanduel 8300 Draftkings 7500

Sporting a usage % of 25.1, Paul George has found a respectable amount of opportunities, mainly offensively, to produce decent stat lines this season. On Fanduel, he averages 37.6 points per game, and 38 on Draftkings. Additionally, to enhance his usage, Paul George accumulates an average of 1.04 pts / min. He faces the Lakers tonight that gives up an overall total of 236.69 fantasy points per game this season. Furthermore, against Small Forwards, they rank 1 in the league allowing approximately 46.8 fantasy points per game. A multi-threat DFS option, Paul George has all the skills to put up a great game. Projected Points 67.


Kevin Durant GS @ CHI Fanduel 10600 Draftkings 10600

For Kevin Durant, he matches up against the heavily exploitable Bulls defense which, to his benefit, ranks 18 in the league against SFs in terms of allowing 39.3 fantasy points per game. Also, they allow an average of 217.78 points per game to their opponents. This implies a decently high pace game which benefits Kevin Durant’s usage rate and pts/min of 30.4% and 1.41 respectively. He looks to outperform his averages of 48.3 pts/game on Fanduel and 47.6 pts/game on Draftkings. Kevin Durant seems quite viable for both GPP and Cash games tonight. Projected Points 50.


Kelly Oubre Jr. WAS @ CHA Fanduel 4600 Draftkings 4500

Kelly Oubre Jr., averaging 22 pts per game on Fanduel and 22.3 on Draftkings, and his team the Wizards take on the Hornets in what looks to be a highly competitive game. Hornets ranks 6 against SF allowing an average of 42.8 fantasy points per game to them. Kelly Oubre Jr. maintains a usage rate of 19.3 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 Hornets’s average points allowed per game which is 214.67. This small forward has some reasonable upside and he should be worth heavy consideration for GPP and Cash Games. Projected Points 31.


princta02Taurean Prince ATL vs NO Fanduel 5700 Draftkings 4900

According to our projection system, Taurean Prince seems to be in line for a standout performance tonight against the Pelicans. This season, he accumulates 0.84 pts /min and possesses a usage rate of 19.7. the Pelicans allows 225.98 points per game and ranks 20, dfs wise, against small forwards, giving up 38 fantasy points per game. Taurean Prince’s averages of 26.2 DK PPG and 25.4 FD PPG should be the minimal benchmark up against the Pelicans tonight. It would not hurt to consider adding him to your lineups tonight. Projected Points 38.


Power Forward

LaMarcus Aldridge SA @ BKN Fanduel 8700 Draftkings 8200

LaMarcus Aldridge averages 38.8 FPPG on Fanduel and 39.3 on Draftkings. This is heavily due to his 28.8 usage rate. Another metric regarding his production given his minutes is his 1.17 pts / min. Tonight, LaMarcus Aldridge and his team matchup against the Nets who rank 1 in fantasy points allowed against big men. This comes out to an average of 48 fantasy points per game. Additionally, they allow 45.7 points in the paint per game, so offensive rebounds and plenty of close up baskets wouldn’t be surprising for LaMarcus Aldridge tonight. Overall, he makes a for a solid play in his price range. Projected Points 66.


Blake Griffingriffbl01 LAC vs DEN Fanduel 8700 Draftkings 9000

Usage wise, Blake Griffin has been pretty good as he possesses a usage rate of 29.8% and a points/min of 1.19. The main statistic for players that occupy the 4 and 5 is opponent points in the paint. For Blake Griffin’s matchup, Nuggets allows 45.7 points in the paint and 9.1 offensive rebounds per game which is 10 and 22 rank in league, respectively. Trying to continue or add to his averages of 39.9 FD ppg and 42.2 DK ppg, Blake Griffin will have a great opportunity to do so tonight against the Nuggets who allows 45.7 fantasy points to power forwards  which ranks 10 most in the NBA.  Look for elite production from this big man tonight. Projected Points 64.


Carmelo Anthony OKC vs LAL Fanduel 6400 Draftkings 6200

Carmelo Anthony, going up against the Lakers who rank 7 in the league against PF, allowing an average of 46.5 fantasy points per game. As for Carmelo Anthony, he has a usage rate of 24.3 . Not to mention, his per game averages are 30 DraftKings fantasy points and 29.1 on Fanduel. He makes great use of his minutes, averaging 0.9 points per minute. Lakers gives up 49.2 points in the paint per game and 10 offensive rebounds. In a matchup like this, Carmelo Anthony is worth heavy consideration. Projected Points 52.


Anthony Davisdavisan02 NO @ ATL Fanduel 11700 Draftkings 10500

This primary big man has had some great stat lines this year. Averaging 1.43 points per minute, this has translated into 50.5 DK ppg and 50.9 FD ppg. Already at his price tier, Anthony Davis seems like a viable option. He also has a great matchup that struggles mightily against forwards. the Hawks allows around 45 points in the paint per game this year and 10.8 offensive rebounds. He should have plenty of space and opportunities against the team that ranks 16 allowing 43.6 fantasy points per game. You can get some great merit by locking in Anthony Davis tonight. Projected Points 64.



DeMarcus Cousinscouside01 NO @ ATL Fanduel 11900 Draftkings 10800

One of the more prominent usage centers in the NBA, DeMarcus Cousins has a usage rate of 32.5% this year. He has put together averages of 52.6 FD fp and 54.9 DK fp per game, along with a pts/min of 1.48. He should accelerate these numbers against the Hawks that rank 1 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, 45 per game, which is 15 rank highest in the nba. DeMarcus Cousins seems to be an enticing centre option on tonight’s slate. Projected Points 78.


Marc Gasol MEM vs NYK Fanduel 8500 Draftkings 7800

Averaging 39.4 Draftkings ppg and 38.4 Fanduel ppg, Marc Gasol 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 38.4 to be exact, ranking 15 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 41 points in the paint per game along with 10.2 offensive rebounds per game. With his usage of 27% and pts/min of 1.13, Marc Gasol is in prime position to exploit these abysmal defensive numbers. Projected Points 47.


Robin Lopez CHI vs GS Fanduel 4200 Draftkings 4500

In a highly anticipated matchup against the Warriors tonight, Robin Lopez and his 0.84 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 11 allowing 38.7 fantasy points per game to centres this year. A lot of offensive rebounds have been given up as well, 11.2 per game to be exact. Robin Lopez has a usage rate of 20.4% and 36.4 Draftkings ppg and 35.4 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 28.


Dwight Howard CHA vs WAS Fanduel 8900 Draftkings 7600

The Wizards ranks 18 in the NBA giving up plenty of fantasy points, 37.4  per game to centres this year. Dwight Howard has great potential to stuff the stat sheet tonight as he maintains a usage rate of 24.4 giving him a bunch of room to produce. DFS wise, he gets 1.18 pts /min, 35.4 fdppg and 36.4 dkppg, not only is he a prime candidate to get a bunch of fantasy points from blocks, assists, rebounds, etc.. , Dwight Howard is projected to have a bunch of opportunities to score as the opponents allow an average of 45.1 points in the paint per game. He is a superb play that should not be ignored tonight. Projected Points 38.

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