Jeff Teague MIN @ CLE Fanduel 5800 Draftkings 5700
He is Averaging 29.9 DK points and 29.3 FD points per game, Jeff Teague seems to be in great form. Part of this is due to his 19.9 usage rate this season. He comes into a matchup against the Cavaliers 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 240.8 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 0.9 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 39.
Chris Paul HOU @ MIA Fanduel 9300 Draftkings 9400
He is on the road facing the Heat tonight that ranks 21 against the opposing guards this season, Chris Paul makes a case for himself as one of the best options on the slate, relative to his price. He averages 44 DK points and 42.9 FD points per game beside his 1.36 pts/minute. He typically gets a decent amount of opportunities per game as he maintains an average usage rate of 24.6%. Another reason why the matchup is good for Chris Paul is that the Heat has been giving up around 203.43 fantasy points per game this year. All signs pointing in the right direction for Chris Paul, give him a look! Projected Points 41.
Patty Mills SA @ PHO Fanduel 3600 Draftkings 3800
Patty Mills has been strolling along this season averaging 0.72 points per minute along with a usage rate of 18.1% . Fantasy wise, he averages 16.8 fantasy points per game on fanduel and 17.7 on DraftKings. Facing the Suns on the road tonight, this matchup seems like he is set for an optimal performance. They allow an average of 230.13 fantasy points per game and in terms of defense vs position, the Suns ranks 3 in that they give up an average 44.7 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 23.
Ricky Rubio UTA @ MEM Fanduel 7600 Draftkings 6700
Set to matchup against the Grizzlies, there is a lot to like about Ricky Rubio . Not only is he facing a team that ranks 27 against the point guards this year, with around 37 fantasy points given up to them per game, but, he also has a pretty good pt / minute ratio of 0.93 . It has translated into an average of 27.8 DK points and 27 fanduel points per game. This can be heavily contributed to his 22% 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 Grizzlies as they give up 214.48 points per game seems highly probable for Ricky Rubio. Projected Points 32.
Donovan Mitchell UTA @ MEM Fanduel 7500 Draftkings 7000
Usage% is arguably one of the most important stats for shooting guards. Donovan Mitchell maintains a usage rate of 28.7 and this transpires into 1.02 pts / min. Overall, on Fanduel he averages 31.6 fantasy points per game and 32.35 on Draftkings. Donovan Mitchell is facing off against the Grizzlies tonight who allow the 7 most fantasy points against shooting guards so far, this season. Not only this but they also give up an average 214.48 fantasy points per game to the opposing team. You can get a lot out of Donovan Mitchell for his price tonight. Projected Points 48.
Jrue Holiday NO vs IND Fanduel 7600 Draftkings 7500
As far as his matchup goes, Jrue Holiday looks to exploit the fact that the Pacers allows 211.13 fantasy points per game. His 22.2 usage % and 0.98 pts per min should be put into full effect considering he is up against the team that ranks 17 against shooting guards allowing an average 41.9 fantasy points per game to them. It is expected Jrue Holiday outperforms his average of 35.9 DK points and 35.7 FD points per game. Look for this shooting guard to get plenty of opportunities tonight against the Pacers. Projected Points 44.
James Harden HOU @ MIA Fanduel 11200 Draftkings 11300
There are many reasons why James Harden can pay off to be a decent dfs option tonight. First off, he is a against the Heat who allow 44 points per game and rank 11 against shooting guards in terms of fantasy points allowed. Moreover, James Harden possesses a usage% of 35.9% and has had an admirable scoring game as he averages 1.52 points per minute. DFS wise, he averages 53.9 points per game on Fanduel and 56.8 on Draftkings. James Harden is one of the more attractive options at SG this evening. Projected Points 65.
Eric Gordon HOU @ MIA Fanduel 5700 Draftkings 5900
Looking in this (high/mid/low) price range, Eric Gordon seems to have some good attributes that can transpire into a good game. His 0.84 pts/min and 25.5 usage % are a strong reason why he averages 26.4 pts per game on Fanduel and 28.3 on Draftkings. Combined with how favorable his matchup is, Eric Gordon is even more enticing. The Heat ranks 11 giving up 44 fantasy points to opposing shooting guards. Additionally, they allow an average of 203.43 points per game which is 29 most in the league. Eric Gordon should be a safe lock for tonight’s slate. Projected Points 46.
Jimmy Butler MIN @ CLE Fanduel 9600 Draftkings 9500
Sporting a usage % of 24.8, 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 39.2 on Draftkings. Additionally, to enhance his usage, Jimmy Butler accumulates an average of 1.13 pts / min. He faces the Cavaliers tonight that gives up an overall total of 240.8 fantasy points per game this season. Furthermore, against Small Forwards, they rank 1 in the league allowing approximately 44.6 fantasy points per game. A multi-threat DFS option, Jimmy Butler has all the skills to put up a great game. Projected Points 52.
LeBron James CLE vs MIN Fanduel 10900 Draftkings 10900
For LeBron James, he matches up against the heavily exploitable Timberwolves defense which, to his benefit, ranks 30 in the league against SFs in terms of allowing 33.9 fantasy points per game. Also, they allow an average of 218.13 points per game to their opponents. This implies a decently high pace game which benefits LeBron James’s usage rate and pts/min of 30.8% and 1.44 respectively. He looks to outperform his averages of 52 pts/game on Fanduel and 54.5 pts/game on Draftkings. LeBron James seems quite viable for both GPP and Cash games tonight. Projected Points 56.
Gerald Green HOU @ MIA Fanduel 4200 Draftkings 5000
Gerald Green, averaging 20.9 pts per game on Fanduel and 22 on Draftkings, and his team the Rockets take on the Heat in what looks to be a highly competitive game. Heat ranks 20 against SF allowing an average of 37.1 fantasy points per game to them. Gerald Green maintains a usage rate of 22.5 and pts/min average of 0.85 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 Heat’s average points allowed per game which is 203.43. This small forward has some reasonable upside and he should be worth heavy consideration for GPP and Cash Games. Projected Points 27.
T.J. Warren PHO vs SA Fanduel 6800 Draftkings 0
According to our projection system, TJ Warren seems to be in line for a standout performance tonight against the Spurs. This season, he accumulates 0.98 pts /min and possesses a usage rate of 26. the Spurs allows 202.58 points per game and ranks 27, dfs wise, against small forwards, giving up 34.5 fantasy points per game. TJ Warren’s averages of 0 DK PPG and 31.6 FD PPG should be the minimal benchmark up against the Spurs tonight. It would not hurt to consider adding him to your lineups tonight. Projected Points 42.
LaMarcus Aldridge SA @ PHO Fanduel 8600 Draftkings 8400
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 38.9 FPPG on Fanduel and 39.2 on Draftkings. This is heavily due to his 28.6 usage rate. Another metric regarding his production given his minutes is his 1.16 pts / min. Tonight, LaMarcus Aldridge 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 LaMarcus Aldridge tonight. Overall, he makes a for a solid play in his price range. Projected Points 65.
Blake Griffin DET vs BKN Fanduel 9200 Draftkings 9000
Usage wise, Blake Griffin has been pretty good as he possesses a usage rate of 29.1% and a points/min of 1.21. The main statistic for players that occupy the 4 and 5 is opponent points in the paint. For Blake Griffin’s matchup, Nets allows 44.9 points in the paint and 10.1 offensive rebounds per game which is 13 and 13 rank in league, respectively. Trying to continue or add to his averages of 40.8 FD ppg and 43 DK ppg, Blake Griffin will have a great opportunity to do so tonight against the Nets who allows 47.8 fantasy points to power forwards which ranks 1 most in the NBA. Look for elite production from this big man tonight. Projected Points 68.
Domantas Sabonis IND @ NO Fanduel 5100 Draftkings 5300
Domantas Sabonis, going up against the Pelicans who rank 2 in the league against PF, allowing an average of 46.8 fantasy points per game. As for Domantas Sabonis, he has a usage rate of 22.2 . Not to mention, his per game averages are 27.3 DraftKings fantasy points and 26.5 on Fanduel. He makes great use of his minutes, averaging 1.06 points per minute. Pelicans gives up 46.7 points in the paint per game and 10.4 offensive rebounds. In a matchup like this, Domantas Sabonis is worth heavy consideration. Projected Points 41.
Nikola Mirotic NO vs IND Fanduel 7200 Draftkings 6500
This primary big man has had some great stat lines this year. Averaging 1.16 points per minute, this has translated into 30.3 DK ppg and 29 FD ppg. Already at his price tier, Nikola Mirotic seems like a viable option. He also has a great matchup that struggles mightily against forwards. the Pacers allows around 46 points in the paint per game this year and 10.3 offensive rebounds. He should have plenty of space and opportunities against the team that ranks 6 allowing 44.5 fantasy points per game. You can get some great merit by locking in Nikola Mirotic tonight. Projected Points 38.
Andre Drummond DET vs BKN Fanduel 11000 Draftkings 9800
One of the more prominent usage centers in the NBA, Andre Drummond has a usage rate of 21.1% this year. He has put together averages of 45.8 FD fp and 45.9 DK fp per game, along with a pts/min of 1.41. He should accelerate these numbers against the Nets that rank 1 against centres, giving up n average 40.8 fantasy points per game. Also, they give up a fairly high amount of points in the paint, 44.9 per game, which is 13 rank highest in the nba. Andre Drummond seems to be an enticing centre option on tonight’s slate. Projected Points 66.
Anthony Davis NO vs IND Fanduel 11900 Draftkings 11600
Averaging 50.6 Draftkings ppg and 51 Fanduel ppg, Anthony Davis is in a decent form coming into tonight’s game. He faces the Pacers that allow plenty of fantasy points to centre, an average of 38.5 to be exact, ranking 5 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 46 points in the paint per game along with 10.3 offensive rebounds per game. With his usage of 28.5% and pts/min of 1.42, Anthony Davis is in prime position to exploit these abysmal defensive numbers. Projected Points 64.
Marc Gasol MEM vs UTA Fanduel 9400 Draftkings 8200
In a highly anticipated matchup against the Jazz tonight, Marc Gasol and his 1.13 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 25 allowing 33.8 fantasy points per game to centres this year. A lot of offensive rebounds have been given up as well, 8.8 per game to be exact. Marc Gasol has a usage rate of 26.3% and 28.6 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 46.
Pau Gasol SA @ PHO Fanduel 5700 Draftkings 5900
The Suns ranks 14 in the NBA giving up plenty of fantasy points, 36.3 per game to centres this year. Pau Gasol has great potential to stuff the stat sheet tonight as he maintains a usage rate of 20.1 giving him a bunch of room to produce. DFS wise, he gets 1.14 pts /min, 28 fdppg and 28.6 dkppg, not only is he a prime candidate to get a bunch of fantasy points from blocks, assists, rebounds, etc.. , Pau Gasol is projected to have a bunch of opportunities to score as the opponents allow an average of 47.2 points in the paint per game. He is a superb play that should not be ignored tonight. Projected Points 41.
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