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The best NBA Fanduel Lineup Picks for tonight 1/23/18 Our Picks will help you build the best and the most optimal NBA Fanduel Lineup for tonight.


Point Guard

Stephen Curry GS vs NYK Fanduel 9600 Draftkings 10500

He is Averaging 47.9 DK points and 45.6 FD points per game, Stephen Curry seems to be in great form. Part of this is due to his 30.9 usage rate this season. He comes into a matchup against the Knicks that ranks 9 against point guards as they allow an average of 44.8 fantasy points to their opposition. Not to mention they allow an average of 225.39 fantasy points per game this year and the game is projected to be played at a decent pace. Consistent production is available from Stephen Curry as he looks to continue being near his average of 1.41 pts/min. Look for him to take over the game at some point. A lot of skill and a good matchup for Stephen Curry tonight! Projected Points 68.


Russell Westbrook OKC vs BKN Fanduel 12200 Draftkings 11800

He is at home facing the Nets tonight that ranks 1 against the opposing guards this season, Russell Westbrook makes a case for himself as one of the best options on the slate, relative to his price. He averages 56.7 DK points and 53.5 FD points per game beside his 1.52 pts/minute.  He typically gets a decent amount of opportunities per game as he maintains an average usage rate of 34.8%. Another reason why the matchup is good for Russell Westbrook is that the Nets has been giving up around 223.57 fantasy points per game this year. All signs pointing in the right direction for Russell Westbrook, give him a look! Projected Points 80.


Kyrie Irving BOS @ LAL Fanduel 8500 Draftkings 8900

Kyrie Irving has been strolling along this season averaging 1.19 points per minute along with a usage rate of 31.5% . Fantasy wise, he averages 38.5 fantasy points per game on fanduel and 39.7 on DraftKings. Facing the Lakers on the road tonight, this matchup seems like he is set for an optimal performance. They allow an average of 227.1 fantasy points per game and in terms of defense vs position, the Lakers ranks 15 in that they give up an average 41.8 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 54.


Terry Rozier BOS @ LAL Fanduel 3800 Draftkings 4700

Set to matchup against the Lakers, there is a lot to like about Terry Rozier . Not only is he facing a team that ranks 15 against the point guards this year, with around 41.8 fantasy points given up to them per game, but, he also has a pretty good pt / minute ratio of 0.88 . It has translated into an average of 20 DK points and 19.8 fanduel points per game. This can be heavily contributed to his 19.1% 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 227.1 points per game seems highly probable for Terry Rozier. Projected Points 26.


Shooting Guard


Evan Fournierfournev01 ORL vs SAC Fanduel 6300 Draftkings 6100

As far as his matchup goes, Evan Fournier looks to exploit the fact that the Kings allows 229.57 fantasy points per game. His 23.3 usage % and 0.88 pts per min should be put into full effect considering he is up against the team that ranks 13 against shooting guards allowing an average 44.7 fantasy points per game to them. It is expected Evan Fournier outperforms his average of 29 DK points and 28 FD points per game.  Look for this shooting guard to get plenty of opportunities tonight against the Kings. Projected Points 44.


Klay Thompsonthompkl01 GS vs NYK Fanduel 6800 Draftkings 6600

There are many reasons why Klay Thompson can pay off to be a decent dfs option tonight. First off, he is a against the Knicks who allow 43.6 points per game and rank 16 against shooting guards in terms of fantasy points allowed. Moreover, Klay Thompson possesses a usage% of 24% and has had an admirable scoring game as he averages 0.92 points per minute. DFS wise, he averages 31 points per game on Fanduel and 32.8 on Draftkings. Klay Thompson is one of the more attractive options at SG this evening. Projected Points 48.


Tim Hardaway Jr. NYK @ GS Fanduel 5500 Draftkings 6700

Looking in this (high/mid/low) price range, Tim Hardaway Jr. seems to have some good attributes that can transpire into a good game. His 0.94 pts/min and 24.4 usage % are a strong reason why he averages 30 pts per game on Fanduel and 31.4 on Draftkings. Combined with how favorable his matchup is, Tim Hardaway Jr. is even more enticing. The Warriors ranks 9 giving up 45.8 fantasy points to opposing shooting guards. Additionally, they allow an average of 221.66 points per game which is 15 most in the league. Tim Hardaway Jr. should be a safe lock for tonight’s slate. Projected Points 36.


Small Forward

Paul George OKC vs BKN Fanduel 8000 Draftkings 7600

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 37.4 points per game, and 37.9 on Draftkings. Additionally, to enhance his usage, Paul George accumulates an average of 1.04 pts / min. He faces the Nets tonight that gives up an overall total of 223.57 fantasy points per game this season. Furthermore, against Small Forwards, they rank 26 in the league allowing approximately 36.5 fantasy points per game. A multi-threat DFS option, Paul George has all the skills to put up a great game. Projected Points 58.


Jaylen Brown BOS @ LAL Fanduel 5500 Draftkings 6200

For Jaylen Brown, he matches up against the heavily exploitable Lakers defense which, to his benefit, ranks 2 in the league against SFs in terms of allowing 46.1 fantasy points per game. Also, they allow an average of 227.1 points per game to their opponents. This implies a decently high pace game which benefits Jaylen Brown’s usage rate and pts/min of 20.6% and 0.84 respectively. He looks to outperform his averages of 26 pts/game on Fanduel and 26.6 pts/game on Draftkings. Jaylen Brown seems quite viable for both GPP and Cash games tonight. Projected Points 49.


Kevin Durant GS vs NYK Fanduel 10500 Draftkings 10500

Kevin Durant, averaging 48 pts per game on Fanduel and 47.4 on Draftkings, and his team the Warriors take on the Knicks in what looks to be a highly competitive game. Knicks ranks 27 against SF allowing an average of 36.4 fantasy points per game to them. Kevin Durant maintains a usage rate of 30.2 and pts/min average of 1.4 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 Knicks’s average points allowed per game which is 225.39. This small forward has some reasonable upside and he should be worth heavy consideration for GPP and Cash Games. Projected Points 61.


Jonathon Simmons ORL vs SAC Fanduel 5300 Draftkings 5300

According to our projection system, Jonathon Simmons seems to be in line for a standout performance tonight against the Kings. This season, he accumulates 0.8 pts /min and possesses a usage rate of 22.6. the Kings allows 229.57 points per game and ranks 13, dfs wise, against small forwards, giving up 39.9 fantasy points per game. Jonathon Simmons’s averages of 23 DK PPG and 22.5 FD PPG should be the minimal benchmark up against the Kings tonight. It would not hurt to consider adding him to your lineups tonight. Projected Points 35.


Power Forward

Carmelo Anthony OKC vs BKN Fanduel 7200 Draftkings 6600

Carmelo Anthony averages 29.7 FPPG on Fanduel and 30.6 on Draftkings. This is heavily due to his 24.4 usage rate. Another metric regarding his production given his minutes is his 0.93 pts / min. Tonight, Carmelo Anthony and his team matchup against the Nets who rank 2 in fantasy points allowed against big men. This comes out to an average of 48.4 fantasy points per game. Additionally, they allow 45.3 points in the paint per game, so offensive rebounds and plenty of close up baskets wouldn’t be surprising for Carmelo Anthony tonight. Overall, he makes a for a solid play in his price range. Projected Points 53.


LaMarcus Aldridge SA vs CLE Fanduel 9500 Draftkings 8700

Usage wise, LaMarcus Aldridge has been pretty good as he possesses a usage rate of 28.8% and a points/min of 1.17. The main statistic for players that occupy the 4 and 5 is opponent points in the paint. For LaMarcus Aldridge’s matchup, Cavaliers allows 46.9 points in the paint and 10.5 offensive rebounds per game which is 6 and 5 rank in league, respectively. Trying to continue or add to his averages of 38.9 FD ppg and 39.4 DK ppg, LaMarcus Aldridge will have a great opportunity to do so tonight against the Cavaliers who allows 47 fantasy points to power forwards  which ranks 5 most in the NBA.  Look for elite production from this big man tonight. Projected Points 55.


Aaron Gordon ORL vs SAC Fanduel 8500 Draftkings 8100

Aaron Gordon, going up against the Kings who rank 11 in the league against PF, allowing an average of 45.1 fantasy points per game. As for Aaron Gordon, he has a usage rate of 23.6 . Not to mention, his per game averages are 35.4 DraftKings fantasy points and 34.3 on Fanduel. He makes great use of his minutes, averaging 1.03 points per minute. Kings gives up 43 points in the paint per game and 9.6 offensive rebounds. In a matchup like this, Aaron Gordon is worth heavy consideration. Projected Points 48.


Marcus Morris BOS @ LAL Fanduel 4700 Draftkings 5000

This primary big man has had some great stat lines this year. Averaging 0.92 points per minute, this has translated into 22 DK ppg and 21 FD ppg. Already at his price tier, Marcus Morris seems like a viable option. He also has a great matchup that struggles mightily against forwards. the Lakers allows around 49.3 points in the paint per game this year and 10.2 offensive rebounds. He should have plenty of space and opportunities against the team that ranks 6 allowing 46.8 fantasy points per game. You can get some great merit by locking in Marcus Morris tonight. Projected Points 35.



Willie Cauley-Stein SAC @ ORL Fanduel 7200 Draftkings 6600

One of the more prominent usage centers in the NBA, Willie Cauley-Stein has a usage rate of 21.7% this year. He has put together averages of 27.5 FD fp and 27 DK fp per game, along with a pts/min of 1.05. He should accelerate these numbers against the Magic that rank 13 against centres, giving up n average 38.7 fantasy points per game. Also, they give up a fairly high amount of points in the paint, 49.6 per game, which is 1 rank highest in the nba. Willie Cauley-Stein seems to be an enticing centre option on tonight’s slate. Projected Points 42.


Al Horford BOS @ LAL Fanduel 7100 Draftkings 7300

Averaging 34 Draftkings ppg and 33.5 Fanduel ppg, Al Horford is in a decent form coming into tonight’s game. He faces the Lakers that allow plenty of fantasy points to centre, an average of 39.7 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 49.3 points in the paint per game along with 10.2 offensive rebounds per game. With his usage of 18.1% and pts/min of 1.04, Al Horford is in prime position to exploit these abysmal defensive numbers. Projected Points 33.


Steven Adamsadamsst01 OKC vs BKN Fanduel 7500 Draftkings 6800

In a highly anticipated matchup against the Nets tonight, Steven Adams and his 0.98 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 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. Steven Adams has a usage rate of 16.6% and 13.3 Draftkings ppg and 12.2 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 34.


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