Damian Lillard POR vs UTA Fanduel 9200 Draftkings 8700
He is Averaging 44.2 DK points and 42.3 FD points per game, Damian Lillard seems to be in great form. Part of this is due to his 29.8 usage rate this season. He comes into a matchup against the Jazz that ranks 28 against point guards as they allow an average of 34.3 fantasy points to their opposition. Not to mention they allow an average of 214.69 fantasy points per game this year and the game is projected to be played at a decent pace. Consistent production is available from Damian Lillard as he looks to continue being near his average of 1.18 pts/min. Look for him to take over the game at some point. A lot of skill and a good matchup for Damian Lillard tonight! Projected Points 50.
Chris Paul HOU vs DAL Fanduel 9600 Draftkings 8900
He is at home facing the Mavericks tonight that ranks 13 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 43.6 DK points and 42.5 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 24.7%. Another reason why the matchup is good for Chris Paul is that the Mavericks has been giving up around 211.87 fantasy points per game this year. All signs pointing in the right direction for Chris Paul, give him a look! Projected Points 50.
Kyrie Irving BOS vs CLE Fanduel 8400 Draftkings 8600
Kyrie Irving has been strolling along this season averaging 1.19 points per minute along with a usage rate of 31.2% . Fantasy wise, he averages 38.4 fantasy points per game on fanduel and 39.7 on DraftKings. Facing the Cavaliers at home tonight, this matchup seems like he is set for an optimal performance. They allow an average of 240.8 fantasy points per game and in terms of defense vs position, the Cavaliers ranks 3 in that they give up an average 41.4 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 63.
Russell Westbrook OKC vs MEM Fanduel 12100 Draftkings 11600
Set to matchup against the Grizzlies, there is a lot to like about Russell Westbrook . Not only is he facing a team that ranks 26 against the point guards this year, with around 35.3 fantasy points given up to them per game, but, he also has a pretty good pt / minute ratio of 1.52 . It has translated into an average of 57.2 DK points and 53.9 fanduel points per game. This can be heavily contributed to his 34.9% 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 Russell Westbrook. Projected Points 53.
Andrew Wiggins MIN vs SAC Fanduel 6000 Draftkings 6200
Usage% is arguably one of the most important stats for shooting guards. Andrew Wiggins maintains a usage rate of 23.7 and this transpires into 0.82 pts / min. Overall, on Fanduel he averages 29 fantasy points per game and 29 on Draftkings. Andrew Wiggins is facing off against the Kings tonight who allow the 9 most fantasy points against shooting guards so far, this season. Not only this but they also give up an average 226.36 fantasy points per game to the opposing team. You can get a lot out of Andrew Wiggins for his price tonight. Projected Points 48.
Jaylen Brown BOS vs CLE Fanduel 5600 Draftkings 5500
As far as his matchup goes, Jaylen Brown looks to exploit the fact that the Cavaliers allows 240.8 fantasy points per game. His 20.7 usage % and 0.83 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 36 fantasy points per game to them. It is expected Jaylen Brown outperforms his average of 26 DK points and 25.5 FD points per game. Look for this shooting guard to get plenty of opportunities tonight against the Cavaliers. Projected Points 42.
Eric Gordon HOU vs DAL Fanduel 5500 Draftkings 5400
There are many reasons why Eric Gordon can pay off to be a decent dfs option tonight. First off, he is a against the Mavericks who allow 36.8 points per game and rank 17 against shooting guards in terms of fantasy points allowed. Moreover, Eric Gordon possesses a usage% of 25.2% and has had an admirable scoring game as he averages 0.83 points per minute. DFS wise, he averages 26 points per game on Fanduel and 27.9 on Draftkings. Eric Gordon is one of the more attractive options at SG this evening. Projected Points 40.
Victor Oladipo IND vs NYK Fanduel 9900 Draftkings 9000
Looking in this (high/mid/low) price range, Victor Oladipo seems to have some good attributes that can transpire into a good game. His 1.24 pts/min and 30.3 usage % are a strong reason why he averages 42 pts per game on Fanduel and 42.3 on Draftkings. Combined with how favorable his matchup is, Victor Oladipo is even more enticing. The Knicks ranks 20 giving up 36.3 fantasy points to opposing shooting guards. Additionally, they allow an average of 223.71 points per game which is 10 most in the league. Victor Oladipo should be a safe lock for tonight’s slate. Projected Points 48.
Paul George OKC vs MEM Fanduel 9000 Draftkings 9100
Sporting a usage % of 25.7, Paul George has found a respectable amount of opportunities, mainly offensively, to produce decent stat lines this season. On Fanduel, he averages 38.7 points per game, and 39.3 on Draftkings. Additionally, to enhance his usage, Paul George accumulates an average of 1.08 pts / min. He faces the Grizzlies tonight that gives up an overall total of 214.48 fantasy points per game this season. Furthermore, against Small Forwards, they rank 22 in the league allowing approximately 33.5 fantasy points per game. A multi-threat DFS option, Paul George has all the skills to put up a great game. Projected Points 49.
Harrison Barnes DAL @ HOU Fanduel 6800 Draftkings 6300
For Harrison Barnes, he matches up against the heavily exploitable Rockets defense which, to his benefit, ranks 7 in the league against SFs in terms of allowing 37.6 fantasy points per game. Also, they allow an average of 211.46 points per game to their opponents. This implies a decently high pace game which benefits Harrison Barnes’s usage rate and pts/min of 24.5% and 0.89 respectively. He looks to outperform his averages of 30.3 pts/game on Fanduel and 31.4 pts/game on Draftkings. Harrison Barnes seems quite viable for both GPP and Cash games tonight. Projected Points 46.
Jimmy Butler MIN vs SAC Fanduel 10400 Draftkings 9800
Jimmy Butler, averaging 41.9 pts per game on Fanduel and 40 on Draftkings, and his team the Timberwolves take on the Kings in what looks to be a highly competitive game. Kings ranks 15 against SF allowing an average of 35 fantasy points per game to them. Jimmy Butler maintains a usage rate of 25 and pts/min average of 1.14 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 Kings’s average points allowed per game which is 226.36. This small forward has some reasonable upside and he should be worth heavy consideration for GPP and Cash Games. Projected Points 46.
Jayson Tatum BOS vs CLE Fanduel 5400 Draftkings 5400
According to our projection system, Jayson Tatum seems to be in line for a standout performance tonight against the Cavaliers. This season, he accumulates 0.85 pts /min and possesses a usage rate of 18.4. the Cavaliers allows 240.8 points per game and ranks 1, dfs wise, against small forwards, giving up 41.7 fantasy points per game. Jayson Tatum’s averages of 25.8 DK PPG and 25.9 FD PPG should be the minimal benchmark up against the Cavaliers tonight. It would not hurt to consider adding him to your lineups tonight. Projected Points 32.
Blake Griffin DET @ ATL Fanduel 9100 Draftkings 9800
Blake Griffin averages 40.8 FPPG on Fanduel and 43 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 Hawks who rank 16 in fantasy points allowed against big men. This comes out to an average of 36.8 fantasy points per game. Additionally, they allow 44.1 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.
Carmelo Anthony OKC vs MEM Fanduel 6000 Draftkings 6100
Usage wise, Carmelo Anthony has been pretty good as he possesses a usage rate of 24% and a points/min of 0.91. The main statistic for players that occupy the 4 and 5 is opponent points in the paint. For Carmelo Anthony’s matchup, Grizzlies allows 40.9 points in the paint and 9.7 offensive rebounds per game which is 29 and 16 rank in league, respectively. Trying to continue or add to his averages of 28.7 FD ppg and 29.6 DK ppg, Carmelo Anthony will have a great opportunity to do so tonight against the Grizzlies who allows 35.4 fantasy points to power forwards which ranks 22 most in the NBA. Look for elite production from this big man tonight. Projected Points 38.
Domantas Sabonis IND vs NYK Fanduel 4900 Draftkings 5100
Domantas Sabonis, going up against the Knicks who rank 16 in the league against PF, allowing an average of 36.8 fantasy points per game. As for Domantas Sabonis, he has a usage rate of 22.3 . Not to mention, his per game averages are 27.116 DraftKings fantasy points and 26.26296206 on Fanduel. He makes great use of his minutes, averaging 1.05 points per minute. Knicks gives up 41.8 points in the paint per game and 9.9 offensive rebounds. In a matchup like this, Domantas Sabonis is worth heavy consideration. Projected Points 28.
Jeff Green CLE @ BOS Fanduel 4000 Draftkings 4700
This primary big man has had some great stat lines this year. Averaging 0.85 points per minute, this has translated into 18.6 DK ppg and 18.5 FD ppg. Already at his price tier, Jeff Green seems like a viable option. He also has a great matchup that struggles mightily against forwards. the Celtics allows around 42.3 points in the paint per game this year and 9.9 offensive rebounds. He should have plenty of space and opportunities against the team that ranks 12 allowing 38 fantasy points per game. You can get some great merit by locking in Jeff Green tonight. Projected Points 21.
Andre Drummond DET @ ATL Fanduel 11000 Draftkings 10700
One of the more prominent usage centers in the NBA, Andre Drummond has a usage rate of 21.3% this year. He has put together averages of 46 FD fp and 46 DK fp per game, along with a pts/min of 1.41. He should accelerate these numbers against the Hawks that rank 2 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, 44.1 per game, which is 16 rank highest in the nba. Andre Drummond seems to be an enticing centre option on tonight’s slate. Projected Points 67.
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN vs SAC Fanduel 9300 Draftkings 9000
Averaging 44 Draftkings ppg and 42.6 Fanduel ppg, Karl-Anthony Towns 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 34.2 to be exact, ranking 18 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 42.8 points in the paint per game along with 9.4 offensive rebounds per game. With his usage of 21.9% and pts/min of 1.23, Karl-Anthony Towns is in prime position to exploit these abysmal defensive numbers. Projected Points 44.
Myles Turner IND vs NYK Fanduel 6600 Draftkings 6700
In a highly anticipated matchup against the Knicks tonight, Myles Turner and his 1.08 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 4 allowing 36.3 fantasy points per game to centres this year. A lot of offensive rebounds have been given up as well, 9.9 per game to be exact. Myles Turner has a usage rate of 21.3% and 38.7 Draftkings ppg and 37.7 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 38.
Marc Gasol MEM @ OKC Fanduel 8800 Draftkings 8200
The Thunder ranks 14 in the NBA giving up plenty of fantasy points, 34.7 per game to centres this year. Marc Gasol has great potential to stuff the stat sheet tonight as he maintains a usage rate of 26.4 giving him a bunch of room to produce. DFS wise, he gets 1.13 pts /min, 37.7 fdppg and 38.7 dkppg, not only is he a prime candidate to get a bunch of fantasy points from blocks, assists, rebounds, etc.. , Marc Gasol is projected to have a bunch of opportunities to score as the opponents allow an average of 42.5 points in the paint per game. He is a superb play that should not be ignored tonight. Projected Points 42.
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