Chris Paul HOU @ BKN Fanduel 9600 Draftkings 9700
He is Averaging 44 DK points and 42.9 FD points per game, Chris Paul seems to be in great form. Part of this is due to his 24.6 usage rate this season. He comes into a matchup against the Nets that ranks 2 against point guards as they allow an average of 45.5 fantasy points to their opposition. Not to mention they allow an average of 223.57 fantasy points per game this year and the game is projected to be played at a decent pace. Consistent production is available from Chris Paul as he looks to continue being near his average of 1.36 pts/min. Look for him to take over the game at some point. A lot of skill and a good matchup for Chris Paul tonight! Projected Points 61.
Mario Chalmers MEM @ ATL Fanduel 3600 Draftkings 4000
He is on the road facing the Hawks tonight that ranks 5 against the opposing guards this season, Mario Chalmers makes a case for himself as one of the best options on the slate, relative to his price. He averages 18.5 DK points and 18.6 FD points per game beside his 0.85 pts/minute. He typically gets a decent amount of opportunities per game as he maintains an average usage rate of 19.1%. Another reason why the matchup is good for Mario Chalmers is that the Hawks has been giving up around 225.94 fantasy points per game this year. All signs pointing in the right direction for Mario Chalmers, give him a look! Projected Points 29.
Elfrid Payton ORL vs CLE Fanduel 6900 Draftkings 6700
Elfrid Payton has been strolling along this season averaging 1.06 points per minute along with a usage rate of 21.7% . Fantasy wise, he averages 29.9 fantasy points per game on fanduel and 30 on DraftKings. Facing the Cavaliers at home tonight, this matchup seems like he is set for an optimal performance. They allow an average of 234.75 fantasy points per game and in terms of defense vs position, the Cavaliers ranks 8 in that they give up an average 43.5 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 50.
Eric Bledsoe MIL @ NYK Fanduel 7300 Draftkings 7000
Set to matchup against the Knicks, there is a lot to like about Eric Bledsoe . Not only is he facing a team that ranks 6 against the point guards this year, with around 43.6 fantasy points given up to them per game, but, he also has a pretty good pt / minute ratio of 1.07 . It has translated into an average of 32 DK points and 32.3 fanduel points per game. This can be heavily contributed to his 27.5% 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 Knicks as they give up 225.39 points per game seems highly probable for Eric Bledsoe. Projected Points 33.
James Harden HOU @ BKN Fanduel 11200 Draftkings 11600
Usage% is arguably one of the most important stats for shooting guards. James Harden maintains a usage rate of 35.9 and this transpires into 1.52 pts / min. Overall, on Fanduel he averages 54 fantasy points per game and 56 on Draftkings. James Harden is facing off against the Nets tonight who allow the 21 most fantasy points against shooting guards so far, this season. Not only this but they also give up an average 223.57 fantasy points per game to the opposing team. You can get a lot out of James Harden for his price tonight. Projected Points 65.
Eric Gordon HOU @ BKN Fanduel 5400 Draftkings 6000
As far as his matchup goes, Eric Gordon looks to exploit the fact that the Nets allows 223.57 fantasy points per game. His 25.5 usage % and 0.84 pts per min should be put into full effect considering he is up against the team that ranks 21 against shooting guards allowing an average 41.6 fantasy points per game to them. It is expected Eric Gordon outperforms his average of 28.3 DK points and 26.6 FD points per game. Look for this shooting guard to get plenty of opportunities tonight against the Nets. Projected Points 46.
Evan Fournier ORL vs CLE Fanduel 6300 Draftkings 5700
There are many reasons why Evan Fournier can pay off to be a decent dfs option tonight. First off, he is a against the Cavaliers who allow 41.7 points per game and rank 20 against shooting guards in terms of fantasy points allowed. Moreover, Evan Fournier possesses a usage% of 23.2% and has had an admirable scoring game as he averages 0.87 points per minute. DFS wise, he averages 27.6 points per game on Fanduel and 28.7 on Draftkings. Evan Fournier is one of the more attractive options at SG this evening. Projected Points 49.
J.J. Redick PHI vs WAS Fanduel 4900 Draftkings 5400
Looking in this (high/mid/low) price range, JJ Redick seems to have some good attributes that can transpire into a good game. His 0.8 pts/min and 20.7 usage % are a strong reason why he averages 25.4 pts per game on Fanduel and 27 on Draftkings. Combined with how favorable his matchup is, JJ Redick is even more enticing. The Wizards ranks 27 giving up 38.8 fantasy points to opposing shooting guards. Additionally, they allow an average of 220.2 points per game which is 16 most in the league. JJ Redick should be a safe lock for tonight’s slate. Projected Points 37.
LeBron James CLE @ ORL Fanduel 11500 Draftkings 11400
Sporting a usage % of 30.8, LeBron James has found a respectable amount of opportunities, mainly offensively, to produce decent stat lines this season. On Fanduel, he averages 52.5 points per game, and 54.5 on Draftkings. Additionally, to enhance his usage, LeBron James accumulates an average of 1.44 pts / min. He faces the Magic tonight that gives up an overall total of 226.23 fantasy points per game this season. Furthermore, against Small Forwards, they rank 4 in the league allowing approximately 42 fantasy points per game. A multi-threat DFS option, LeBron James has all the skills to put up a great game. Projected Points 81.
Jonathon Simmons ORL vs CLE Fanduel 4800 Draftkings 4700
For Jonathon Simmons, he matches up against the heavily exploitable Cavaliers defense which, to his benefit, ranks 1 in the league against SFs in terms of allowing 44.6 fantasy points per game. Also, they allow an average of 234.75 points per game to their opponents. This implies a decently high pace game which benefits Jonathon Simmons’s usage rate and pts/min of 22.2% and 0.79 respectively. He looks to outperform his averages of 22.3 pts/game on Fanduel and 22.9 pts/game on Draftkings. Jonathon Simmons seems quite viable for both GPP and Cash games tonight. Projected Points 46.
T.J. Warren PHO @ LAL Fanduel 6800 Draftkings 0
TJ Warren, averaging 31.3 pts per game on Fanduel and 0 on Draftkings, and his team the Suns take on the Lakers in what looks to be a highly competitive game. Lakers ranks 2 against SF allowing an average of 44.2 fantasy points per game to them. TJ Warren maintains a usage rate of 26 and pts/min average of 0.98 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 Lakers’s average points allowed per game which is 227.1. This small forward has some reasonable upside and he should be worth heavy consideration for GPP and Cash Games. Projected Points 57.
Paul George OKC @ GS Fanduel 8000 Draftkings 7900
According to our projection system, Paul George seems to be in line for a standout performance tonight against the Warriors. This season, he accumulates 1.06 pts /min and possesses a usage rate of 25.2. the Warriors allows 221.66 points per game and ranks 23, dfs wise, against small forwards, giving up 36.4 fantasy points per game. Paul George’s averages of 38.6 DK PPG and 38 FD PPG should be the minimal benchmark up against the Warriors tonight. It would not hurt to consider adding him to your lineups tonight. Projected Points 37.
Kyle Kuzma LAL vs PHO Fanduel 4300 Draftkings 5200
Kyle Kuzma averages 26.4 FPPG on Fanduel and 27.9 on Draftkings. This is heavily due to his 22.7 usage rate. Another metric regarding his production given his minutes is his 0.9 pts / min. Tonight, Kyle Kuzma and his team matchup against the Suns who rank 12 in fantasy points allowed against big men. This comes out to an average of 43.4 fantasy points per game. Additionally, they allow 47.2 points in the paint per game, so offensive rebounds and plenty of close up baskets wouldn’t be surprising for Kyle Kuzma tonight. Overall, he makes a for a solid play in his price range. Projected Points 45.
Kristaps Porzingis NYK vs MIL Fanduel 8800 Draftkings 8400
Usage wise, Kristaps Porzingis has been pretty good as he possesses a usage rate of 31.3% and a points/min of 1.24. The main statistic for players that occupy the 4 and 5 is opponent points in the paint. For Kristaps Porzingis’s matchup, Bucks allows 45.7 points in the paint and 9.2 offensive rebounds per game which is 10 and 20 rank in league, respectively. Trying to continue or add to his averages of 40 FD ppg and 39.5 DK ppg, Kristaps Porzingis will have a great opportunity to do so tonight against the Bucks who allows 41.9 fantasy points to power forwards which ranks 18 most in the NBA. Look for elite production from this big man tonight. Projected Points 45.
Ben Simmons PHI vs WAS Fanduel 8500 Draftkings 8200
Ben Simmons, going up against the Wizards who rank 30 in the league against PF, allowing an average of 37.9 fantasy points per game. As for Ben Simmons, he has a usage rate of 23.2 . Not to mention, his per game averages are 41.6 DraftKings fantasy points and 41 on Fanduel. He makes great use of his minutes, averaging 1.19 points per minute. Wizards gives up 44.8 points in the paint per game and 10.3 offensive rebounds. In a matchup like this, Ben Simmons is worth heavy consideration. Projected Points 44.
JaMychal Green MEM @ ATL Fanduel 4900 Draftkings 4900
This primary big man has had some great stat lines this year. Averaging 0.84 points per minute, this has translated into 22.7 DK ppg and 22 FD ppg. Already at his price tier, JaMychal Green seems like a viable option. He also has a great matchup that struggles mightily against forwards. the Hawks allows around 44.3 points in the paint per game this year and 10.5 offensive rebounds. He should have plenty of space and opportunities against the team that ranks 5 allowing 44.9 fantasy points per game. You can get some great merit by locking in JaMychal Green tonight. Projected Points 35.
Marc Gasol MEM @ ATL Fanduel 8900 Draftkings 8700
One of the more prominent usage centers in the NBA, Marc Gasol has a usage rate of 26.3% this year. He has put together averages of 38 FD fp and 39 DK fp per game, along with a pts/min of 1.13. He should accelerate these numbers against the Hawks that rank 1 against centres, giving up n average 42.4 fantasy points per game. Also, they give up a fairly high amount of points in the paint, 44.3 per game, which is 16 rank highest in the nba. Marc Gasol seems to be an enticing centre option on tonight’s slate. Projected Points 64.
Clint Capela HOU @ BKN Fanduel 7800 Draftkings 7500
Averaging 34 Draftkings ppg and 34.8 Fanduel ppg, Clint Capela is in a decent form coming into tonight’s game. He faces the Nets that allow plenty of fantasy points to centre, an average of 40.8 to be exact, ranking 2 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 44.9 points in the paint per game along with 10.1 offensive rebounds per game. With his usage of 20.1% and pts/min of 1.32, Clint Capela is in prime position to exploit these abysmal defensive numbers. Projected Points 47.
Julius Randle LAL vs PHO Fanduel 7600 Draftkings 6800
In a highly anticipated matchup against the Suns tonight, Julius Randle and his 1.15 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 10 allowing 37.4 fantasy points per game to centres this year. A lot of offensive rebounds have been given up as well, 10.3 per game to be exact. Julius Randle has a usage rate of 24.8% and 46.4 Draftkings ppg and 44.8 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 39.
Joel Embiid PHI vs WAS Fanduel 10100 Draftkings 9500
The Wizards ranks 25 in the NBA giving up plenty of fantasy points, 34.4 per game to centres this year. Joel Embiid has great potential to stuff the stat sheet tonight as he maintains a usage rate of 33.2 giving him a bunch of room to produce. DFS wise, he gets 1.44 pts /min, 44.8 fdppg and 46.4 dkppg, not only is he a prime candidate to get a bunch of fantasy points from blocks, assists, rebounds, etc.. , Joel Embiid is projected to have a bunch of opportunities to score as the opponents allow an average of 44.8 points in the paint per game. He is a superb play that should not be ignored tonight. Projected Points 46.
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