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The best NBA Fanduel Lineup Picks for tonight 2/5/18 Our Picks will help you build the best and the most optimal NBA Fanduel Lineup for tonight.


Point Guard

dragigo01Goran Dragic MIA vs ORL Fanduel 7000 Draftkings 7300

He is Averaging 31 DK points and 30 FD points per game, Goran Dragic seems to be in great form. Part of this is due to his 26.8 usage rate this season. He comes into a matchup against the Magic that ranks 8 against point guards as they allow an average of 43.5 fantasy points to their opposition. Not to mention they allow an average of 226.23 fantasy points per game this year and the game is projected to be played at a decent pace. Consistent production is available from Goran Dragic as he looks to continue being near his average of 0.96 pts/min. Look for him to take over the game at some point. A lot of skill and a good matchup for Goran Dragic tonight! Projected Points 55.


Kemba Walker CHA @ DEN Fanduel 9000 Draftkings 8800

He is on the road facing the Nuggets tonight that ranks 6 against the opposing guards this season, Kemba Walker makes a case for himself as one of the best options on the slate, relative to his price. He averages 39 DK points and 37.8 FD points per game beside his 1.1 pts/minute.  He typically gets a decent amount of opportunities per game as he maintains an average usage rate of 27.8%. Another reason why the matchup is good for Kemba Walker is that the Nuggets has been giving up around 217.61 fantasy points per game this year. All signs pointing in the right direction for Kemba Walker, give him a look! Projected Points 43.


De’Aaron Fox SAC vs CHI Fanduel 5800 Draftkings 6000

De’Aaron Fox has been strolling along this season averaging 0.82 points per minute along with a usage rate of 23.1% . Fantasy wise, he averages 22 fantasy points per game on fanduel and 22 on DraftKings. Facing the Bulls at home tonight, this matchup seems like he is set for an optimal performance. They allow an average of 236.25 fantasy points per game and in terms of defense vs position, the Bulls ranks 13 in that they give up an average 42.3 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 39.


Damian Lillard POR @ DET Fanduel 8100 Draftkings 9000

Set to matchup against the Pistons, there is a lot to like about Damian Lillard . Not only is he facing a team that ranks 16 against the point guards this year, with around 40.9 fantasy points given up to them per game, but, he also has a pretty good pt / minute ratio of 1.18 . It has translated into an average of 44 DK points and 42 fanduel points per game. This can be heavily contributed to his 29.5% 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 Pistons as they give up 215.5 points per game seems highly probable for Damian Lillard. Projected Points 35.


Shooting Guard

Will Barton DEN vs CHA Fanduel 7200 Draftkings 6200

Usage% is arguably one of the most important stats for shooting guards. Will Barton maintains a usage rate of 20.8 and this transpires into 0.94 pts / min. Overall, on Fanduel he averages 29.5 fantasy points per game and 29.8 on Draftkings. Will Barton is facing off against the Hornets tonight who allow the 10 most fantasy points against shooting guards so far, this season. Not only this but they also give up an average 215.07 fantasy points per game to the opposing team. You can get a lot out of Will Barton for his price tonight. Projected Points 44.


Jrue Holiday NO vs UTA Fanduel 7300 Draftkings 7200

As far as his matchup goes, Jrue Holiday looks to exploit the fact that the Jazz allows 215.83 fantasy points per game. His 22.2 usage % and 0.97 pts per min should be put into full effect considering he is up against the team that ranks 22 against shooting guards allowing an average 40.4 fantasy points per game to them. It is expected Jrue Holiday outperforms his average of 35.7 DK points and 35.5 FD points per game.  Look for this shooting guard to get plenty of opportunities tonight against the Jazz. Projected Points 44.


hoodro01Rodney Hood UTA @ NO Fanduel 4000 Draftkings 4900

There are many reasons why Rodney Hood can pay off to be a decent dfs option tonight. First off, he is a against the Pelicans who allow 46.6 points per game and rank 4 against shooting guards in terms of fantasy points allowed. Moreover, Rodney Hood possesses a usage% of 27.5% and has had an admirable scoring game as he averages 0.86 points per minute. DFS wise, he averages 23.5 points per game on Fanduel and 24.8 on Draftkings. Rodney Hood is one of the more attractive options at SG this evening. Projected Points 36.


Donovan Mitchell UTA @ NO Fanduel 8000 Draftkings 7100

Looking in this (high/mid/low) price range, Donovan Mitchell seems to have some good attributes that can transpire into a good game. His 1.02 pts/min and 28.7 usage % are a strong reason why he averages 31.5 pts per game on Fanduel and 32.8 on Draftkings. Combined with how favorable his matchup is, Donovan Mitchell is even more enticing. The Pelicans ranks 4 giving up 46.6 fantasy points to opposing shooting guards. Additionally, they allow an average of 224.75 points per game which is 11 most in the league. Donovan Mitchell should be a safe lock for tonight’s slate. Projected Points 47.


Small Forward

Jonathon Simmons ORL @ MIA Fanduel 4500 Draftkings 4700

Sporting a usage % of 22.2, Jonathon Simmons has found a respectable amount of opportunities, mainly offensively, to produce decent stat lines this season. On Fanduel, he averages 22.3 points per game, and 22.9 on Draftkings. Additionally, to enhance his usage, Jonathon Simmons accumulates an average of 0.79 pts / min. He faces the Heat tonight that gives up an overall total of 204.87 fantasy points per game this season. Furthermore, against Small Forwards, they rank 22 in the league allowing approximately 36.5 fantasy points per game. A multi-threat DFS option, Jonathon Simmons has all the skills to put up a great game. Projected Points 35.


Danilo Gallinari LAC vs DAL Fanduel 5700 Draftkings 6100

For Danilo Gallinari, he matches up against the heavily exploitable Mavericks defense which, to his benefit, ranks 11 in the league against SFs in terms of allowing 39.2 fantasy points per game. Also, they allow an average of 221.79 points per game to their opponents. This implies a decently high pace game which benefits Danilo Gallinari’s usage rate and pts/min of 22.4% and 0.82 respectively. He looks to outperform his averages of 24.8 pts/game on Fanduel and 25.6 pts/game on Draftkings. Danilo Gallinari seems quite viable for both GPP and Cash games tonight. Projected Points 41.


Lance Stephenson IND vs WAS Fanduel 4400 Draftkings 4800

Lance Stephenson, averaging 20.8 pts per game on Fanduel and 21.6 on Draftkings, and his team the Pacers take on the Wizards in what looks to be a highly competitive game. Wizards ranks 5 against SF allowing an average of 41.8 fantasy points per game to them. Lance Stephenson maintains a usage rate of 20.6 and pts/min average of 0.92 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 Wizards’s average points allowed per game which is 220.2. This small forward has some reasonable upside and he should be worth heavy consideration for GPP and Cash Games. Projected Points 29.


Harrison Barnes DAL @ LAC Fanduel 6700 Draftkings 6400

According to our projection system, Harrison Barnes seems to be in line for a standout performance tonight against the Clippers. This season, he accumulates 0.89 pts /min and possesses a usage rate of 24.5. the Clippers allows 225.6 points per game and ranks 6, dfs wise, against small forwards, giving up 41.7 fantasy points per game. Harrison Barnes’s averages of 31.4 DK PPG and 30.3 FD PPG should be the minimal benchmark up against the Clippers tonight. It would not hurt to consider adding him to your lineups tonight. Projected Points 44.


Power Forward

Zach Randolph SAC vs CHI Fanduel 6500 Draftkings 5700

Zach Randolph averages 26.8 FPPG on Fanduel and 27.8 on Draftkings. This is heavily due to his 27.9 usage rate. Another metric regarding his production given his minutes is his 1.08 pts / min. Tonight, Zach Randolph and his team matchup against the Bulls who rank 2 in fantasy points allowed against big men. This comes out to an average of 47 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 Zach Randolph tonight. Overall, he makes a for a solid play in his price range. Projected Points 44.


mirotni01Nikola Mirotic NO vs UTA Fanduel 7500 Draftkings 5800

Usage wise, Nikola Mirotic has been pretty good as he possesses a usage rate of 25.6% and a points/min of 1.2. The main statistic for players that occupy the 4 and 5 is opponent points in the paint. For Nikola Mirotic’s matchup, Jazz allows 42.7 points in the paint and 8.9 offensive rebounds per game which is 21 and 23 rank in league, respectively. Trying to continue or add to his averages of 29.6 FD ppg and 31 DK ppg, Nikola Mirotic will have a great opportunity to do so tonight against the Jazz who allows 39.5 fantasy points to power forwards  which ranks 26 most in the NBA.  Look for elite production from this big man tonight. Projected Points 31.


Kelly Olynyk MIA vs ORL Fanduel 5100 Draftkings 5200

Kelly Olynyk, going up against the Magic who rank 18 in the league against PF, allowing an average of 41.9 fantasy points per game. As for Kelly Olynyk, he has a usage rate of 21.6 . Not to mention, his per game averages are 23.8 DraftKings fantasy points and 22.9 on Fanduel. He makes great use of his minutes, averaging 0.99 points per minute. Magic gives up 49.8 points in the paint per game and 10.7 offensive rebounds. In a matchup like this, Kelly Olynyk is worth heavy consideration. Projected Points 31.


johnsja01James Johnson MIA vs ORL Fanduel 5300 Draftkings 5400

This primary big man has had some great stat lines this year. Averaging 0.94 points per minute, this has translated into 25 DK ppg and 24.6 FD ppg. Already at his price tier, James Johnson seems like a viable option. He also has a great matchup that struggles mightily against forwards. the Magic allows around 49.8 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 41.9 fantasy points per game. You can get some great merit by locking in James Johnson tonight. Projected Points 32.



whiteha01Hassan Whiteside MIA vs ORL Fanduel 7800 Draftkings 8100

One of the more prominent usage centers in the NBA, Hassan Whiteside has a usage rate of 24.6% this year. He has put together averages of 35 FD fp and 34.7 DK fp per game, along with a pts/min of 1.39. He should accelerate these numbers against the Magic that rank 4 against centres, giving up n average 39.1 fantasy points per game. Also, they give up a fairly high amount of points in the paint, 49.8 per game, which is 1 rank highest in the nba. Hassan Whiteside seems to be an enticing centre option on tonight’s slate. Projected Points 47.


Robin Lopez CHI @ SAC Fanduel 4400 Draftkings 4600

Averaging 23 Draftkings ppg and 23 Fanduel ppg, Robin Lopez is in a decent form coming into tonight’s game. He faces the Kings that allow plenty of fantasy points to centre, an average of 36.8 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 43 points in the paint per game along with 9.5 offensive rebounds per game. With his usage of 20.5% and pts/min of 0.83, Robin Lopez is in prime position to exploit these abysmal defensive numbers. Projected Points 30.


davisan02Anthony Davis NO vs UTA Fanduel 11700 Draftkings 11200

In a highly anticipated matchup against the Jazz tonight, Anthony Davis and his 1.43 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 27 allowing 33.7 fantasy points per game to centres this year. A lot of offensive rebounds have been given up as well, 8.9 per game to be exact. Anthony Davis has a usage rate of 28.5% and 27.7 Draftkings ppg and 28 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 53.


Willie Cauley-Stein SAC vs CHI Fanduel 7000 Draftkings 6900

The Bulls ranks 5 in the NBA giving up plenty of fantasy points, 39  per game to centres this year. Willie Cauley-Stein has great potential to stuff the stat sheet tonight as he maintains a usage rate of 21.6 giving him a bunch of room to produce. DFS wise, he gets 1.05 pts /min, 28.3 fdppg and 27.7 dkppg, not only is he a prime candidate to get a bunch of fantasy points from blocks, assists, rebounds, etc.. , Willie Cauley-Stein is projected to have a bunch of opportunities to score as the opponents allow an average of 44.7 points in the paint per game. He is a superb play that should not be ignored tonight. Projected Points 43.

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