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The best NBA Fanduel Lineup Picks for tonight 1/31/18 Our Picks will help you build the best and the most optimal NBA Fanduel Lineup for tonight.

 

Point Guard

Kemba Walker CHA @ ATL Fanduel 8500 Draftkings 8400

He is Averaging 38.6 DK points and 37.4 FD points per game, Kemba Walker seems to be in great form. Part of this is due to his 27.7 usage rate this season. He comes into a matchup against the Hawks that ranks 8 against point guards as they allow an average of 45 fantasy points to their opposition. Not to mention they allow an average of 225.94 fantasy points per game this year and the game is projected to be played at a decent pace. Consistent production is available from Kemba Walker as he looks to continue being near his average of 1.09 pts/min. Look for him to take over the game at some point. A lot of skill and a good matchup for Kemba Walker tonight! Projected Points 68.

 

Damian Lillard POR vs CHI Fanduel 9400 Draftkings 8900

He is at home facing the Bulls tonight that ranks 11 against the opposing guards this season, Damian Lillard makes a case for himself as one of the best options on the slate, relative to his price. He averages 43.8 DK points and 41.8 FD points per game beside his 1.16 pts/minute.  He typically gets a decent amount of opportunities per game as he maintains an average usage rate of 29.8%. Another reason why the matchup is good for Damian Lillard is that the Bulls has been giving up around 236.25 fantasy points per game this year. All signs pointing in the right direction for Damian Lillard, give him a look! Projected Points 70.

 

Kyrie Irving BOS vs NYK Fanduel 8900 Draftkings 9000

Kyrie Irving has been strolling along this season averaging 1.19 points per minute along with a usage rate of 31.2% . Fantasy wise, he averages 38.84583282 fantasy points per game on fanduel and 40.115 on DraftKings. Facing the Knicks at home tonight, this matchup seems like he is set for an optimal performance. They allow an average of 225.39 fantasy points per game and in terms of defense vs position, the Knicks ranks 9 in that they give up an average 44.5 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 62.

 

paytoel01Elfrid Payton ORL vs LAL Fanduel 7300 Draftkings 6800

Set to matchup against the Lakers, there is a lot to like about Elfrid Payton . Not only is he facing a team that ranks 14 against the point guards this year, with around 42.7 fantasy points given up to them per game, but, he also has a pretty good pt / minute ratio of 1.04 . It has translated into an average of 30 DK points and 29.5 fanduel points per game. This can be heavily contributed to his 21.4% 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 Elfrid Payton. Projected Points 46.

 

Shooting Guard

C.J. McCollum POR vs CHI Fanduel 8000 Draftkings 7100

Usage% is arguably one of the most important stats for shooting guards. CJ McCollum maintains a usage rate of 26.1 and this transpires into 0.94 pts / min. Overall, on Fanduel he averages 33.5 fantasy points per game and 34.5 on Draftkings. CJ McCollum is facing off against the Bulls tonight who allow the 4 most fantasy points against shooting guards so far, this season. Not only this but they also give up an average 236.25 fantasy points per game to the opposing team. You can get a lot out of CJ McCollum for his price tonight. Projected Points 64.

 

Jeremy Lamb CHA @ ATL Fanduel 4200 Draftkings 4400

As far as his matchup goes, Jeremy Lamb looks to exploit the fact that the Hawks allows 225.94 fantasy points per game. His 23.2 usage % and 1 pts per min should be put into full effect considering he is up against the team that ranks 16 against shooting guards allowing an average 42.7 fantasy points per game to them. It is expected Jeremy Lamb outperforms his average of 25.083 DK points and 24.88541667 FD points per game.  Look for this shooting guard to get plenty of opportunities tonight against the Hawks. Projected Points 38.

 

Victor Oladipo IND vs MEM Fanduel 10100 Draftkings 9300

There are many reasons why Victor Oladipo can pay off to be a decent dfs option tonight. First off, he is a against the Grizzlies who allow 46.8 points per game and rank 5 against shooting guards in terms of fantasy points allowed. Moreover, Victor Oladipo possesses a usage% of 30% and has had an admirable scoring game as he averages 1.23 points per minute. DFS wise, he averages 41.9 points per game on Fanduel and 42 on Draftkings. Victor Oladipo is one of the more attractive options at SG this evening. Projected Points 57.

 

fournev01Evan Fournier ORL vs LAL Fanduel 6300 Draftkings 6500

Looking in this (high/mid/low) price range, Evan Fournier seems to have some good attributes that can transpire into a good game. His 0.87 pts/min and 23.3 usage % are a strong reason why he averages 28 pts per game on Fanduel and 29 on Draftkings. Combined with how favorable his matchup is, Evan Fournier is even more enticing. The Lakers ranks 7 giving up 45.7 fantasy points to opposing shooting guards. Additionally, they allow an average of 227.1 points per game which is 4 most in the league. Evan Fournier should be a safe lock for tonight’s slate. Projected Points 52.

 

Small Forward

T.J. Warren PHO vs DAL Fanduel 7100 Draftkings 6700

Sporting a usage % of 26.5, TJ Warren has found a respectable amount of opportunities, mainly offensively, to produce decent stat lines this season. On Fanduel, he averages 31.7 points per game, and 31 on Draftkings. Additionally, to enhance his usage, TJ Warren accumulates an average of 0.99 pts / min. He faces the Mavericks tonight that gives up an overall total of 221.79 fantasy points per game this season. Furthermore, against Small Forwards, they rank 11 in the league allowing approximately 39.7 fantasy points per game. A multi-threat DFS option, TJ Warren has all the skills to put up a great game. Projected Points 49.

 

Jonathon Simmons ORL vs LAL Fanduel 4900 Draftkings 5300

For Jonathon Simmons, he matches up against the heavily exploitable Lakers defense which, to his benefit, ranks 3 in the league against SFs in terms of allowing 44.5 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 Jonathon Simmons’s usage rate and pts/min of 22.3% and 0.79 respectively. He looks to outperform his averages of 22 pts/game on Fanduel and 23 pts/game on Draftkings. Jonathon Simmons seems quite viable for both GPP and Cash games tonight. Projected Points 42.

 

ingrabr01Brandon Ingram LAL @ ORL Fanduel 6700 Draftkings 6300

Brandon Ingram, averaging 29 pts per game on Fanduel and 29.7 on Draftkings, and his team the Lakers take on the Magic in what looks to be a highly competitive game. Magic ranks 2 against SF allowing an average of 44.6 fantasy points per game to them. Brandon Ingram maintains a usage rate of 22.1 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 Magic’s average points allowed per game which is 226.23. This small forward has some reasonable upside and he should be worth heavy consideration for GPP and Cash Games. Projected Points 54.

 

princta02Taurean Waller-Prince ATL vs CHA Fanduel 4600 Draftkings 5000

According to our projection system, Taurean Prince seems to be in line for a standout performance tonight against the Hornets. This season, he accumulates 0.81 pts /min and possesses a usage rate of 19.6. the Hornets allows 215.07 points per game and ranks 6, dfs wise, against small forwards, giving up 42.4 fantasy points per game. Taurean Prince’s averages of 24.9 DK PPG and 24 FD PPG should be the minimal benchmark up against the Hornets tonight. It would not hurt to consider adding him to your lineups tonight. Projected Points 37.

 

Power Forward

Ben Simmons PHI @ BKN Fanduel 9000 Draftkings 8800

Ben Simmons averages 41 FPPG on Fanduel and 41.7 on Draftkings. This is heavily due to his 23.4 usage rate. Another metric regarding his production given his minutes is his 1.19 pts / min. Tonight, Ben Simmons and his team matchup against the Nets who rank 1 in fantasy points allowed against big men. This comes out to an average of 47.2 fantasy points per game. Additionally, they allow 44.7 points in the paint per game, so offensive rebounds and plenty of close up baskets wouldn’t be surprising for Ben Simmons tonight. Overall, he makes a for a solid play in his price range. Projected Points 63.

 

Frank Kaminsky CHA @ ATL Fanduel 4000 Draftkings 4400

Usage wise, Frank Kaminsky has been pretty good as he possesses a usage rate of 20.6% and a points/min of 0.84. The main statistic for players that occupy the 4 and 5 is opponent points in the paint. For Frank Kaminsky’s matchup, Hawks allows 44.4 points in the paint and 10.5 offensive rebounds per game which is 16 and 4 rank in league, respectively. Trying to continue or add to his averages of 18 FD ppg and 19 DK ppg, Frank Kaminsky will have a great opportunity to do so tonight against the Hawks who allows 44.8 fantasy points to power forwards  which ranks 13 most in the NBA.  Look for elite production from this big man tonight. Projected Points 38.

 

Kyle Kuzma LAL @ ORL Fanduel 5300 Draftkings 5700

Kyle Kuzma, going up against the Magic who rank 14 in the league against PF, allowing an average of 44.4 fantasy points per game. As for Kyle Kuzma, he has a usage rate of 22.8 . Not to mention, his per game averages are 28.8 DraftKings fantasy points and 27 on Fanduel. He makes great use of his minutes, averaging 0.92 points per minute. Magic gives up 49.8 points in the paint per game and 10.8 offensive rebounds. In a matchup like this, Kyle Kuzma is worth heavy consideration. Projected Points 49.

 

Marcus Morris BOS vs NYK Fanduel 4900 Draftkings 5200

This primary big man has had some great stat lines this year. Averaging 0.91 points per minute, this has translated into 22.2 DK ppg and 21.4 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 Knicks allows around 41.8 points in the paint per game this year and 10.1 offensive rebounds. He should have plenty of space and opportunities against the team that ranks 7 allowing 45.7 fantasy points per game. You can get some great merit by locking in Marcus Morris tonight. Projected Points 35.

 

Center

Joel Embiid PHI @ BKN Fanduel 10500 Draftkings 10400

One of the more prominent usage centers in the NBA, Joel Embiid has a usage rate of 32.9% this year. He has put together averages of 44 FD fp and 46 DK fp per game, along with a pts/min of 1.45. He should accelerate these numbers against the Nets that rank 2 against centres, giving up n average 40.5 fantasy points per game. Also, they give up a fairly high amount of points in the paint, 44.7 per game, which is 15 rank highest in the nba. Joel Embiid seems to be an enticing centre option on tonight’s slate. Projected Points 67.

 

Dwight Howard CHA @ ATL Fanduel 10200 Draftkings 9400

Averaging 38 Draftkings ppg and 37 Fanduel ppg, Dwight Howard is in a decent form coming into tonight’s game. He faces the Hawks that allow plenty of fantasy points to centre, an average of 41.5 to be exact, ranking 1 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 44.4 points in the paint per game along with 10.5 offensive rebounds per game. With his usage of 23.9% and pts/min of 1.23, Dwight Howard is in prime position to exploit these abysmal defensive numbers. Projected Points 62.

 

Brook Lopez LAL @ ORL Fanduel 4100 Draftkings 4500

In a highly anticipated matchup against the Magic tonight, Brook Lopez and his 1.11 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 12 allowing 36.5 fantasy points per game to centres this year. A lot of offensive rebounds have been given up as well, 10.8 per game to be exact. Brook Lopez has a usage rate of 26% and 38.8 Draftkings ppg and 37.8 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 36.

 

Marc Gasol MEM @ IND Fanduel 8500 Draftkings 8300

The Pacers ranks 3 in the NBA giving up plenty of fantasy points, 39.4  per game to centres this year. Marc Gasol has great potential to stuff the stat sheet tonight as he maintains a usage rate of 26.2 giving him a bunch of room to produce. DFS wise, he gets 1.12 pts /min, 37.8 fdppg and 38.8 dkppg, not only is he a prime candidate to get a bunch of fantasy points from blocks, assists, rebounds, etc.. , Marc Gasol is projected to have a bunch of opportunities to score as the opponents allow an average of 46.1 points in the paint per game. He is a superb play that should not be ignored tonight. Projected Points 43.

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