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The best NBA Fanduel Lineup Picks for tonight 2/8/18 Our Picks will help you build the best and the most optimal NBA Fanduel Lineup for tonight.

 

Point Guard

Dennis Schroder ATL @ ORL Fanduel 7500 Draftkings 7300

He is Averaging 34.5 DK points and 33.6 FD points per game, Dennis Schroder seems to be in great form. Part of this is due to his 30.4 usage rate this season. He comes into a matchup against the Magic that ranks 7 against point guards as they allow an average of 43.5 fantasy points to their opposition. Not to mention they allow an average of 220.98 fantasy points per game this year and the game is projected to be played at a decent pace. Consistent production is available from Dennis Schroder 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 Dennis Schroder tonight! Projected Points 57.

Russell Westbrook OKC @ LAL Fanduel 12100 Draftkings 11900

He is on the road facing the Lakers tonight that ranks 11 against the opposing guards this season, Russell Westbrook makes a case for himself as one of the best options on the slate, relative to his price. He averages 57.2 DK points and 53.9 FD points per game beside his 1.52 pts/minute.  He typically gets a decent amount of opportunities per game as he maintains an average usage rate of 34.9%. Another reason why the matchup is good for Russell Westbrook is that the Lakers has been giving up around 216.33 fantasy points per game this year. All signs pointing in the right direction for Russell Westbrook, give him a look! Projected Points 77.

Kyle Lowry TOR vs NYK Fanduel 8000 Draftkings 8100

Kyle Lowry has been strolling along this season averaging 1.09 points per minute along with a usage rate of 22.6% . Fantasy wise, he averages 34.9 fantasy points per game on fanduel and 37.18 on DraftKings. Facing the Knicks at home tonight, this matchup seems like he is set for an optimal performance. They allow an average of 223.71 fantasy points per game and in terms of defense vs position, the Knicks ranks 6 in that they give up an average 43.6 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 47.

Stephen Curry GS vs DAL Fanduel 9800 Draftkings 9900

Set to matchup against the Mavericks, there is a lot to like about Stephen Curry . Not only is he facing a team that ranks 10 against the point guards this year, with around 42.5 fantasy points given up to them per game, but, he also has a pretty good pt / minute ratio of 1.39 . It has translated into an average of 47.5 DK points and 45.2 fanduel points per game. This can be heavily contributed to his 30.4% 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 Mavericks as they give up 211.87 points per game seems highly probable for Stephen Curry. Projected Points 57.

 

Shooting Guard

DeMar DeRozan TOR vs NYK Fanduel 8400 Draftkings 8500

Usage% is arguably one of the most important stats for shooting guards. DeMar DeRozan maintains a usage rate of 30 and this transpires into 1.15 pts / min. Overall, on Fanduel he averages 38.8 fantasy points per game and 39.2 on Draftkings. DeMar DeRozan is facing off against the Knicks tonight who allow the 13 most fantasy points against shooting guards so far, this season. Not only this but they also give up an average 223.71 fantasy points per game to the opposing team. You can get a lot out of DeMar DeRozan for his price tonight. Projected Points 55.

CJ McCollum POR vs CHA Fanduel 6900 Draftkings 6800

As far as his matchup goes, CJ McCollum looks to exploit the fact that the Hornets allows 220.57 fantasy points per game. His 26.4 usage % and 0.95 pts per min should be put into full effect considering he is up against the team that ranks 9 against shooting guards allowing an average 44.9 fantasy points per game to them. It is expected CJ McCollum outperforms his average of 34.6 DK points and 33.5 FD points per game.  Look for this shooting guard to get plenty of opportunities tonight against the Hornets. Projected Points 54.

fournev01Evan Fournier ORL vs ATL Fanduel 6200 Draftkings 6600

There are many reasons why Evan Fournier can pay off to be a decent dfs option tonight. First off, he is a against the Hawks who allow 41.6 points per game and rank 18 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 27.7 points per game on Fanduel and 28.6 on Draftkings. Evan Fournier is one of the more attractive options at SG this evening. Projected Points 45.

Kent Bazemore ATL @ ORL Fanduel 6400 Draftkings 6200

Looking in this (high/mid/low) price range, Kent Bazemore seems to have some good attributes that can transpire into a good game. His 1.02 pts/min and 22.6 usage % are a strong reason why he averages 27.9 pts per game on Fanduel and 27.7 on Draftkings. Combined with how favorable his matchup is, Kent Bazemore is even more enticing. The Magic ranks 4 giving up 45.9 fantasy points to opposing shooting guards. Additionally, they allow an average of 220.98 points per game which is 11 most in the league. Kent Bazemore should be a safe lock for tonight’s slate. Projected Points 44.

 

Small Forward

Paul George OKC @ LAL Fanduel 8600 Draftkings 8800

Sporting a usage % of 25.4, Paul George has found a respectable amount of opportunities, mainly offensively, to produce decent stat lines this season. On Fanduel, he averages 38.5 points per game, and 39 on Draftkings. Additionally, to enhance his usage, Paul George accumulates an average of 1.07 pts / min. He faces the Lakers tonight that gives up an overall total of 216.33 fantasy points per game this season. Furthermore, against Small Forwards, they rank 2 in the league allowing approximately 44.9 fantasy points per game. A multi-threat DFS option, Paul George has all the skills to put up a great game. Projected Points 67.

princta02Taurean Waller-Prince ATL @ ORL Fanduel 4500 Draftkings 4900

For Taurean Prince, he matches up against the heavily exploitable Magic defense which, to his benefit, ranks 4 in the league against SFs in terms of allowing 42.3 fantasy points per game. Also, they allow an average of 220.98 points per game to their opponents. This implies a decently high pace game which benefits Taurean Prince’s usage rate and pts/min of 19.7% and 0.81 respectively. He looks to outperform his averages of 23.8 pts/game on Fanduel and 24.7 pts/game on Draftkings. Taurean Prince seems quite viable for both GPP and Cash games tonight. Projected Points 43.

Jonathon Simmons ORL vs ATL Fanduel 5800 Draftkings 5400

Jonathon Simmons, averaging 22.8 pts per game on Fanduel and 23.4 on Draftkings, and his team the Magic take on the Hawks in what looks to be a highly competitive game. Hawks ranks 9 against SF allowing an average of 40.3 fantasy points per game to them. Jonathon Simmons maintains a usage rate of 22.4 and pts/min average of 0.81 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 Hawks’s average points allowed per game which is 228.87. This small forward has some reasonable upside and he should be worth heavy consideration for GPP and Cash Games. Projected Points 41.

ingrabr01Brandon Ingram LAL vs OKC Fanduel 7100 Draftkings 6500

According to our projection system, Brandon Ingram seems to be in line for a standout performance tonight against the Thunder. This season, he accumulates 0.89 pts /min and possesses a usage rate of 22. the Thunder allows 216.3 points per game and ranks 15, dfs wise, against small forwards, giving up 38.4 fantasy points per game. Brandon Ingram’s averages of 30.2 DK PPG and 29.7 FD PPG should be the minimal benchmark up against the Thunder tonight. It would not hurt to consider adding him to your lineups tonight. Projected Points 30.

 

Power Forward

Serge Ibaka TOR vs NYK Fanduel 5000 Draftkings 5400

Serge Ibaka averages 24.9 FPPG on Fanduel and 24.9 on Draftkings. This is heavily due to his 19.1 usage rate. Another metric regarding his production given his minutes is his 0.91 pts / min. Tonight, Serge Ibaka and his team matchup against the Knicks who rank 17 in fantasy points allowed against big men. This comes out to an average of 42.1 fantasy points per game. Additionally, they allow 41.6 points in the paint per game, so offensive rebounds and plenty of close up baskets wouldn’t be surprising for Serge Ibaka tonight. Overall, he makes a for a solid play in his price range. Projected Points 26.

Frank Kaminsky CHA @ POR Fanduel 4400 Draftkings 4400

Usage wise, Frank Kaminsky has been pretty good as he possesses a usage rate of 20.5% and a points/min of 0.83. The main statistic for players that occupy the 4 and 5 is opponent points in the paint. For Frank Kaminsky’s matchup, Trail Blazers allows 41.9 points in the paint and 9.6 offensive rebounds per game which is 25 and 18 rank in league, respectively. Trying to continue or add to his averages of 18.7 FD ppg and 19 DK ppg, Frank Kaminsky will have a great opportunity to do so tonight against the Trail Blazers who allows 43 fantasy points to power forwards  which ranks 13 most in the NBA.  Look for elite production from this big man tonight. Projected Points 22.

John Collins ATL @ ORL Fanduel 5200 Draftkings 4800

John Collins, going up against the Magic who rank 20 in the league against PF, allowing an average of 41.2 fantasy points per game. As for John Collins, he has a usage rate of 19.2 . Not to mention, his per game averages are 23.7 DraftKings fantasy points and 24.2 on Fanduel. He makes great use of his minutes, averaging 1.12 points per minute. Magic gives up 49.8 points in the paint per game and 10.8 offensive rebounds. In a matchup like this, John Collins is worth heavy consideration. Projected Points 26.

Kyle Kuzma LAL vs OKC Fanduel 4700 Draftkings 5100

This primary big man has had some great stat lines this year. Averaging 0.9 points per minute, this has translated into 27.8 DK ppg and 26.4 FD ppg. Already at his price tier, Kyle Kuzma seems like a viable option. He also has a great matchup that struggles mightily against forwards. the Thunder allows around 42.2 points in the paint per game this year and 9.2 offensive rebounds. He should have plenty of space and opportunities against the team that ranks 23 allowing 40.4 fantasy points per game. You can get some great merit by locking in Kyle Kuzma tonight. Projected Points 23.

 

Center

Dwight Howard CHA @ POR Fanduel 8200 Draftkings 8300

One of the more prominent usage centers in the NBA, Dwight Howard has a usage rate of 23.8% this year. He has put together averages of 37.5 FD fp and 38 DK fp per game, along with a pts/min of 1.23. He should accelerate these numbers against the Trail Blazers that rank 14 against centres, giving up n average 36.3 fantasy points per game. Also, they give up a fairly high amount of points in the paint, 41.9 per game, which is 25 rank highest in the nba. Dwight Howard seems to be an enticing centre option on tonight’s slate. Projected Points 34.

Jusuf Nurkic POR vs CHA Fanduel 6500 Draftkings 5800

In a highly anticipated matchup against the Hornets tonight, Jusuf Nurkic and his 1.16 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 20 allowing 35 fantasy points per game to centres this year. A lot of offensive rebounds have been given up as well, 8 per game to be exact. Jusuf Nurkic has a usage rate of 27.1% and 30.8 Draftkings ppg and 31 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.

adamsst01Steven Adams OKC @ LAL Fanduel 6900 Draftkings 6700

The Lakers ranks 14 in the NBA giving up plenty of fantasy points, 36.3  per game to centres this year. Steven Adams has great potential to stuff the stat sheet tonight as he maintains a usage rate of 16.4 giving him a bunch of room to produce. DFS wise, he gets 0.98 pts /min, 31.2 fdppg and 30.8 dkppg, not only is he a prime candidate to get a bunch of fantasy points from blocks, assists, rebounds, etc.. , Steven Adams is projected to have a bunch of opportunities to score as the opponents allow an average of 48.8 points in the paint per game. He is a superb play that should not be ignored tonight. Projected Points 32.

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