Dennis Schroder ATL vs CLE Fanduel 7700 Draftkings 7000
He is Averaging 34.5 DK points and 33.5 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 Cavaliers that ranks 5 against point guards as they allow an average of 44.3 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 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 62.
Kyrie Irving BOS vs IND Fanduel 8000 Draftkings 7900
He is at home facing the Pacers tonight that ranks 23 against the opposing guards this season, Kyrie Irving makes a case for himself as one of the best options on the slate, relative to his price. He averages 39.7 DK points and 38.6 FD points per game beside his 1.19 pts/minute. He typically gets a decent amount of opportunities per game as he maintains an average usage rate of 31.1%. Another reason why the matchup is good for Kyrie Irving is that the Pacers has been giving up around 211.13 fantasy points per game this year. All signs pointing in the right direction for Kyrie Irving, give him a look! Projected Points 47.
Goran Dragic MIA vs MIL Fanduel 7200 Draftkings 7200
Goran Dragic has been strolling along this season averaging 0.97 points per minute along with a usage rate of 26.6% . Fantasy wise, he averages 30.4 fantasy points per game on fanduel and 31.4 on DraftKings. Facing the Bucks at home tonight, this matchup seems like he is set for an optimal performance. They allow an average of 211.08 fantasy points per game and in terms of defense vs position, the Bucks ranks 15 in that they give up an average 41.1 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 41.
Damian Lillard POR @ SAC Fanduel 9000 Draftkings 8800
Set to matchup against the Kings, there is a lot to like about Damian Lillard . Not only is he facing a team that ranks 25 against the point guards this year, with around 38.7 fantasy points given up to them per game, but, he also has a pretty good pt / minute ratio of 1.17 . It has translated into an average of 43.8 DK points and 41.7 fanduel points per game. This can be heavily contributed to his 29.4% 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 Kings as they give up 226.36 points per game seems highly probable for Damian Lillard. Projected Points 50.
Khris Middleton MIL @ MIA Fanduel 7300 Draftkings 6900
Usage% is arguably one of the most important stats for shooting guards. Khris Middleton maintains a usage rate of 24.8 and this transpires into 0.95 pts / min. Overall, on Fanduel he averages 34.8 fantasy points per game and 35.8 on Draftkings. Khris Middleton is facing off against the Heat tonight who allow the 11 most fantasy points against shooting guards so far, this season. Not only this but they also give up an average 203.43 fantasy points per game to the opposing team. You can get a lot out of Khris Middleton for his price tonight. Projected Points 52.
CJ McCollum POR @ SAC Fanduel 7200 Draftkings 7300
As far as his matchup goes, CJ McCollum looks to exploit the fact that the Kings allows 226.36 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 15 against shooting guards allowing an average 42.6 fantasy points per game to them. It is expected CJ McCollum outperforms his average of 34.6 DK points and 33.4 FD points per game. Look for this shooting guard to get plenty of opportunities tonight against the Kings. Projected Points 46.
Donovan Mitchell UTA vs CHA Fanduel 7500 Draftkings 6900
There are many reasons why Donovan Mitchell can pay off to be a decent dfs option tonight. First off, he is a against the Hornets who allow 45.4 points per game and rank 7 against shooting guards in terms of fantasy points allowed. Moreover, Donovan Mitchell possesses a usage% of 28.5% and has had an admirable scoring game as he averages 1.01 points per minute. DFS wise, he averages 31.2 points per game on Fanduel and 32 on Draftkings. Donovan Mitchell is one of the more attractive options at SG this evening. Projected Points 48.
Will Barton DEN @ HOU Fanduel 7400 Draftkings 6400
Looking in this (high/mid/low) price range, Will Barton seems to have some good attributes that can transpire into a good game. His 0.94 pts/min and 20.7 usage % are a strong reason why he averages 29.6 pts per game on Fanduel and 30 on Draftkings. Combined with how favorable his matchup is, Will Barton is even more enticing. The Rockets ranks 10 giving up 44 fantasy points to opposing shooting guards. Additionally, they allow an average of 211.46 points per game which is 25 most in the league. Will Barton should be a safe lock for tonight’s slate. Projected Points 43.
Taurean Prince ATL vs CLE Fanduel 4500 Draftkings 4900
Sporting a usage % of 19.7, Taurean Prince has found a respectable amount of opportunities, mainly offensively, to produce decent stat lines this season. On Fanduel, he averages 23.9 points per game, and 24.7 on Draftkings. Additionally, to enhance his usage, Taurean Prince accumulates an average of 0.81 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 46.5 fantasy points per game. A multi-threat DFS option, Taurean Prince has all the skills to put up a great game. Projected Points 48.
LeBron James CLE @ ATL Fanduel 11500 Draftkings 12100
For LeBron James, he matches up against the heavily exploitable Hawks defense which, to his benefit, ranks 8 in the league against SFs in terms of allowing 42.2 fantasy points per game. Also, they allow an average of 228.87 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 52.6 pts/game on Fanduel and 54.9 pts/game on Draftkings. LeBron James seems quite viable for both GPP and Cash games tonight. Projected Points 66.
Jimmy Butler MIN @ CHI Fanduel 9800 Draftkings 9600
Jimmy Butler, averaging 41.5 pts per game on Fanduel and 39.5 on Draftkings, and his team the Timberwolves take on the Bulls in what looks to be a highly competitive game. Bulls ranks 12 against SF allowing an average of 39.5 fantasy points per game to them. Jimmy Butler maintains a usage rate of 24.8 and pts/min average of 1.13 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 Bulls’s average points allowed per game which is 234.69. This small forward has some reasonable upside and he should be worth heavy consideration for GPP and Cash Games. Projected Points 55.
Gerald Green HOU vs DEN Fanduel 4200 Draftkings 5000
According to our projection system, Gerald Green seems to be in line for a standout performance tonight against the Nuggets. This season, he accumulates 0.85 pts /min and possesses a usage rate of 22.4. the Nuggets allows 218.43 points per game and ranks 11, dfs wise, against small forwards, giving up 39.9 fantasy points per game. Gerald Green’s averages of 21.7 DK PPG and 20.7 FD PPG should be the minimal benchmark up against the Nuggets tonight. It would not hurt to consider adding him to your lineups tonight. Projected Points 31.
Blake Griffin DET vs LAC Fanduel 9200 Draftkings 9100
Blake Griffin averages 40.9 FPPG on Fanduel and 43.2 on Draftkings. This is heavily due to his 29.2 usage rate. Another metric regarding his production given his minutes is his 1.21 pts / min. Tonight, Blake Griffin and his team matchup against the Clippers who rank 4 in fantasy points allowed against big men. This comes out to an average of 44.6 fantasy points per game. Additionally, they allow 42.5 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 58.
Ben Simmons PHI vs NO Fanduel 8700 Draftkings 8500
Usage wise, Ben Simmons has been pretty good as he possesses a usage rate of 23.2% and a points/min of 1.19. The main statistic for players that occupy the 4 and 5 is opponent points in the paint. For Ben Simmons’s matchup, Pelicans allows 46.7 points in the paint and 10.4 offensive rebounds per game which is 7 and 5 rank in league, respectively. Trying to continue or add to his averages of 41 FD ppg and 41.5 DK ppg, Ben Simmons will have a great opportunity to do so tonight against the Pelicans who allows 45.7 fantasy points to power forwards which ranks 2 most in the NBA. Look for elite production from this big man tonight. Projected Points 54.
Dario Saric PHI vs NO Fanduel 7100 Draftkings 6300
Dario Saric, going up against the Pelicans who rank 2 in the league against PF, allowing an average of 45.7 fantasy points per game. As for Dario Saric, he has a usage rate of 20.3 . Not to mention, his per game averages are 29.2 DraftKings fantasy points and 27.7 on Fanduel. He makes great use of his minutes, averaging 0.92 points per minute. Pelicans gives up 46.7 points in the paint per game and 10.4 offensive rebounds. In a matchup like this, Dario Saric is worth heavy consideration. Projected Points 43.
Tobias Harris LAC @ DET Fanduel 7100 Draftkings 6700
This primary big man has had some great stat lines this year. Averaging 0.91 points per minute, this has translated into 30.2 DK ppg and 29.3 FD ppg. Already at his price tier, Tobias Harris seems like a viable option. He also has a great matchup that struggles mightily against forwards. the Pistons allows around 42.6 points in the paint per game this year and 9 offensive rebounds. He should have plenty of space and opportunities against the team that ranks 8 allowing 42.4 fantasy points per game. You can get some great merit by locking in Tobias Harris tonight. Projected Points 35.
Robin Lopez CHI vs MIN Fanduel 4100 Draftkings 4400
One of the more prominent usage centers in the NBA, Robin Lopez has a usage rate of 20.5% this year. He has put together averages of 22.6 FD fp and 22.7 DK fp per game, along with a pts/min of 0.83. He should accelerate these numbers against the Timberwolves that rank 6 against centres, giving up n average 36.8 fantasy points per game. Also, they give up a fairly high amount of points in the paint, 45.8 per game, which is 10 rank highest in the nba. Robin Lopez seems to be an enticing centre option on tonight’s slate. Projected Points 40.
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN @ CHI Fanduel 9400 Draftkings 9300
Averaging 44.2 Draftkings ppg and 42.8 Fanduel ppg, Karl-Anthony Towns is in a decent form coming into tonight’s game. He faces the Bulls that allow plenty of fantasy points to centre, an average of 38.8 to be exact, ranking 3 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 44.7 points in the paint per game along with 8.4 offensive rebounds per game. With his usage of 22.1% and pts/min of 1.24, Karl-Anthony Towns is in prime position to exploit these abysmal defensive numbers. Projected Points 55.
Joel Embiid PHI vs NO Fanduel 10400 Draftkings 9800
In a highly anticipated matchup against the Pelicans tonight, Joel Embiid and his 1.44 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 9 allowing 36.4 fantasy points per game to centres this year. A lot of offensive rebounds have been given up as well, 10.4 per game to be exact. Joel Embiid has a usage rate of 33.3% and 24.11 Draftkings ppg and 23.2 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 56.
Greg Monroe BOS vs IND Fanduel 3500 Draftkings 4300
The Pacers ranks 5 in the NBA giving up plenty of fantasy points, 37.9 per game to centres this year. Greg Monroe has great potential to stuff the stat sheet tonight as he maintains a usage rate of 19.9 giving him a bunch of room to produce. DFS wise, he gets 1.09 pts /min, 23.2 fdppg and 24.11 dkppg, not only is he a prime candidate to get a bunch of fantasy points from blocks, assists, rebounds, etc.. , Greg Monroe is projected to have a bunch of opportunities to score as the opponents allow an average of 46 points in the paint per game. He is a superb play that should not be ignored tonight. Projected Points 27.
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