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Point Guard

Jeff Teague MIN vs MIL Fanduel 5800 Draftkings 5500

He is Averaging 30 DK points and 29.7 FD points per game, Jeff Teague seems to be in great form. Part of this is due to his 20 usage rate this season. He comes into a matchup against the Bucks that ranks 13 against point guards as they allow an average of 42.9 fantasy points to their opposition. Not to mention they allow an average of 216.52 fantasy points per game this year and the game is projected to be played at a decent pace. Consistent production is available from Jeff Teague as he looks to continue being near his average of 0.91 pts/min. Look for him to take over the game at some point. A lot of skill and a good matchup for Jeff Teague tonight! Projected Points 42.

 

Kyle Lowry TOR @ WAS Fanduel 7400 Draftkings 7300

He is on the road facing the Wizards tonight that ranks 15 against the opposing guards this season, Kyle Lowry makes a case for himself as one of the best options on the slate, relative to his price. He averages 37 DK points and 34.8 FD points per game beside his 1.08 pts/minute.  He typically gets a decent amount of opportunities per game as he maintains an average usage rate of 22.2%. Another reason why the matchup is good for Kyle Lowry is that the Wizards has been giving up around 220.2 fantasy points per game this year. All signs pointing in the right direction for Kyle Lowry, give him a look! Projected Points 31.

 

Russell Westbrook OKC @ DEN Fanduel 12300 Draftkings 11300

Russell Westbrook has been strolling along this season averaging 1.52 points per minute along with a usage rate of 35.1% . Fantasy wise, he averages 53 fantasy points per game on fanduel and 57 on DraftKings. Facing the Nuggets on the road tonight, this matchup seems like he is set for an optimal performance. They allow an average of 217.61 fantasy points per game and in terms of defense vs position, the Nuggets ranks 2 in that they give up an average 46.8 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 50.

 

Tony Parkerparketo01 SA vs HOU Fanduel 3600 Draftkings 3800

Set to matchup against the Rockets, there is a lot to like about Tony Parker . Not only is he facing a team that ranks 20 against the point guards this year, with around 41.1 fantasy points given up to them per game, but, he also has a pretty good pt / minute ratio of 0.83 . It has translated into an average of 17 DK points and 17 fanduel points per game. This can be heavily contributed to his 22.1% 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 Rockets as they give up 225.48 points per game seems highly probable for Tony Parker. Projected Points 17.

 

Shooting Guard

Andrew Wigginswiggian01 MIN vs MIL Fanduel 6000 Draftkings 6000

Usage% is arguably one of the most important stats for shooting guards. Andrew Wiggins maintains a usage rate of 24 and this transpires into 0.83 pts / min. Overall, on Fanduel he averages 29.7 fantasy points per game and 29 on Draftkings. Andrew Wiggins is facing off against the Bucks tonight who allow the 29 most fantasy points against shooting guards so far, this season. Not only this but they also give up an average 216.52 fantasy points per game to the opposing team. You can get a lot out of Andrew Wiggins for his price tonight. Projected Points 42.

 

Khris Middleton MIL @ MIN Fanduel 7500 Draftkings 7100

As far as his matchup goes, Khris Middleton looks to exploit the fact that the Timberwolves allows 204.72 fantasy points per game. His 24.8 usage % and 0.96 pts per min should be put into full effect considering he is up against the team that ranks 27 against shooting guards allowing an average 38.9 fantasy points per game to them. It is expected Khris Middleton outperforms his average of 36 DK points and 35 FD points per game.  Look for this shooting guard to get plenty of opportunities tonight against the Timberwolves. Projected Points 33.

 

DeMar DeRozan TOR @ WAS Fanduel 8400 Draftkings 7800

There are many reasons why DeMar DeRozan can pay off to be a decent dfs option tonight. First off, he is a against the Wizards who allow 38.9 points per game and rank 27 against shooting guards in terms of fantasy points allowed. Moreover, DeMar DeRozan possesses a usage% of 30.1% and has had an admirable scoring game as he averages 1.15 points per minute. DFS wise, he averages 39 points per game on Fanduel and 39on Draftkings. DeMar DeRozan is one of the more attractive options at SG this evening. Projected Points 37.

 

Bradley Bealbealbr01 WAS vs TOR Fanduel 8500 Draftkings 8400

Looking in this (high/mid/low) price range, Bradley Beal seems to have some good attributes that can transpire into a good game. His 1.05 pts/min and 28.3 usage % are a strong reason why he averages 37 pts per game on Fanduel and 38 on Draftkings. Combined with how favorable his matchup is, Bradley Beal is even more enticing. The Raptors ranks 19 giving up 42 fantasy points to opposing shooting guards. Additionally, they allow an average of 220.14 points per game which is 17 most in the league. Bradley Beal should be a safe lock for tonight’s slate. Projected Points 35.

 

Small Forward

Jimmy Butler MIN vs MIL Fanduel 8900 Draftkings 8600

Sporting a usage % of 24.6, Jimmy Butler has found a respectable amount of opportunities, mainly offensively, to produce decent stat lines this season. On Fanduel, he averages 41 points per game, and 38 on Draftkings. Additionally, to enhance his usage, Jimmy Butler accumulates an average of 1.13 pts / min. He faces the Bucks tonight that gives up an overall total of 216.52 fantasy points per game this season. Furthermore, against Small Forwards, they rank 19 in the league allowing approximately 37.8 fantasy points per game. A multi-threat DFS option, Jimmy Butler has all the skills to put up a great game. Projected Points 46.

 

Paul George OKC @ DEN Fanduel 8200 Draftkings 7500

For Paul George, he matches up against the heavily exploitable Nuggets defense which, to his benefit, ranks 16 in the league against SFs in terms of allowing 39.2 fantasy points per game. Also, they allow an average of 217.61 points per game to their opponents. This implies a decently high pace game which benefits Paul George’s usage rate and pts/min of 25.1% and 1.05 respectively. He looks to outperform his averages of 37 pts/game on Fanduel and 38.26 pts/game on Draftkings. Paul George seems quite viable for both GPP and Cash games tonight. Projected Points 37.

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL @ MIN Fanduel 12000 Draftkings 10400

According to our projection system, Giannis Antetokounmpo seems to be in line for a standout performance tonight against the Timberwolves. This season, he accumulates 1.46 pts /min and possesses a usage rate of 31.8. the Timberwolves allows 204.72 points per game and ranks 29, dfs wise, against small forwards, giving up 35.2 fantasy points per game. Giannis Antetokounmpo’s averages of 53.6 DK PPG and 53.4 FD PPG should be the minimal benchmark up against the Timberwolves tonight. It would not hurt to consider adding him to your lineups tonight. Projected Points 38.

 

Power Forward

Blake Griffingriffbl01 DET vs MEM Fanduel 8700 Draftkings 7900

Blake Griffin averages 40.7 FPPG on Fanduel and 43.205 on Draftkings. This is heavily due to his 29.3 usage rate. Another metric regarding his production given his minutes is his 1.2 pts / min. Tonight, Blake Griffin and his team matchup against the Grizzlies who rank 24 in fantasy points allowed against big men. This comes out to an average of 40.2 fantasy points per game. Additionally, they allow 40.8 points in the paint per game, so offensive rebounds and plenty of close up baskets wouldn’t be surprising for Blake Griffin tonight. Overall, he makes a for a solid play in his price range. Projected Points 47.

 

Carmelo Anthony OKC @ DEN Fanduel 6200 Draftkings 5800

Usage wise, Carmelo Anthony has been pretty good as he possesses a usage rate of 24.4% 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 Carmelo Anthony’s matchup, Nuggets allows 45.6 points in the paint and 9.1 offensive rebounds per game which is 11 and 21 rank in league, respectively. Trying to continue or add to his averages of 29 FD ppg and 30 DK ppg, Carmelo Anthony will have a great opportunity to do so tonight against the Nuggets who allows 45.3 fantasy points to power forwards  which ranks 7 most in the NBA.  Look for elite production from this big man tonight. Projected Points 36.

 

LaMarcus Aldridge SA vs HOU Fanduel 8900 Draftkings 7700

LaMarcus Aldridge, going up against the Rockets who rank 28 in the league against PF, allowing an average of 38.8 fantasy points per game. As for LaMarcus Aldridge, he has a usage rate of 28.7 . Not to mention, his per game averages are 39 DraftKings fantasy points and 38.8 on Fanduel. He makes great use of his minutes, averaging 1.15 points per minute. Rockets gives up 47.7 points in the paint per game and 7.8 offensive rebounds. In a matchup like this, LaMarcus Aldridge is worth heavy consideration. Projected Points 34.

 

Taj Gibson MIN vs MIL Fanduel 5400 Draftkings 5400

This primary big man has had some great stat lines this year. Averaging 0.81 points per minute, this has translated into 26 DK ppg and 26.8 FD ppg. Already at his price tier, Taj Gibson seems like a viable option. He also has a great matchup that struggles mightily against forwards. the Bucks allows around 45.3 points in the paint per game this year and 9.1 offensive rebounds. He should have plenty of space and opportunities against the team that ranks 7 allowing 45.3 fantasy points per game. You can get some great merit by locking in Taj Gibson tonight. Projected Points 28.

 

Center

Karl-Anthony Towns MIN vs MIL Fanduel 9300 Draftkings 8700

One of the more prominent usage centers in the NBA, Karl-Anthony Towns has a usage rate of 22% this year. He has put together averages of 42.7 FD fp and 44 DK fp per game, along with a pts/min of 1.23. He should accelerate these numbers against the Bucks that rank 17 against centres, giving up n average 36.2 fantasy points per game. Also, they give up a fairly high amount of points in the paint, 45.3 per game, which is 12 rank highest in the nba. Karl-Anthony Towns seems to be an enticing centre option on tonight’s slate. Projected Points 44.

 

Andre Drummond DET vs MEM Fanduel 10200 Draftkings 9400

Averaging 45 Draftkings ppg and 45 Fanduel ppg, Andre Drummond is in a decent form coming into tonight’s game. He faces the Grizzlies that allow plenty of fantasy points to centre, an average of 33.6 to be exact, ranking 27 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 40.8 points in the paint per game along with 9.9 offensive rebounds per game. With his usage of 20.8% and pts/min of 1.39, Andre Drummond is in prime position to exploit these abysmal defensive numbers. Projected Points 43.

 

Marc Gasol MEM @ DET Fanduel 8200 Draftkings 7600

In a highly anticipated matchup against the Pistons tonight, Marc Gasol and his 1.12 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 19 allowing 35.8 fantasy points per game to centres this year. A lot of offensive rebounds have been given up as well, 9 per game to be exact. Marc Gasol has a usage rate of 26.2% and 40.9 Draftkings ppg and 39.5 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 33.

 

Nikola Jokic DEN vs OKC Fanduel 9500 Draftkings 8100

The Thunder ranks 20 in the NBA giving up plenty of fantasy points, 35.6  per game to centres this year. Nikola Jokic has great potential to stuff the stat sheet tonight as he maintains a usage rate of 23.4 giving him a bunch of room to produce. DFS wise, he gets 1.27 pts /min, 39.5 fdppg and 40.9 dkppg, not only is he a prime candidate to get a bunch of fantasy points from blocks, assists, rebounds, etc.. , Nikola Jokic is projected to have a bunch of opportunities to score as the opponents allow an average of 41.6 points in the paint per game. He is a superb play that should not be ignored tonight. Projected Points 26.

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