Austin Rivers LAC @ BKN Fanduel 5100 Draftkings 5400
He is Averaging 27 DK points and 26.3 FD points per game, Austin Rivers seems to be in great form. Part of this is due to his 22.3 usage rate this season. He comes into a matchup against the Nets that ranks 1 against point guards as they allow an average of 42.2 fantasy points to their opposition. Not to mention they allow an average of 227.23 fantasy points per game this year and the game is projected to be played at a decent pace. Consistent production is available from Austin Rivers as he looks to continue being near his average of 0.82 pts/min. Look for him to take over the game at some point. A lot of skill and a good matchup for Austin Rivers tonight! Projected Points 51.
Ish Smith DET vs NO Fanduel 6000 Draftkings 5800
He is at home facing the Pelicans tonight that ranks 4 against the opposing guards this season, Ish Smith makes a case for himself as one of the best options on the slate, relative to his price. He averages 22 DK points and 22 FD points per game beside his 0.92 pts/minute. He typically gets a decent amount of opportunities per game as he maintains an average usage rate of 21.6%. Another reason why the matchup is good for Ish Smith is that the Pelicans has been giving up around 231.88 fantasy points per game this year. All signs pointing in the right direction for Ish Smith, give him a look! Projected Points 32.
Stephen Curry GS vs PHO Fanduel 10200 Draftkings 9900
Stephen Curry has been strolling along this season averaging 1.39 points per minute along with a usage rate of 30.1% . Fantasy wise, he averages 44.8 fantasy points per game on fanduel and 47 on DraftKings. Facing the Suns at home tonight, this matchup seems like he is set for an optimal performance. They allow an average of 233.62 fantasy points per game and in terms of defense vs position, the Suns ranks 7 in that they give up an average 40.2 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 68.
Emmanuel Mudiay NYK @ PHI Fanduel 3700 Draftkings 4300
Set to matchup against the 76ers, there is a lot to like about Emmanuel Mudiay . Not only is he facing a team that ranks 2 against the point guards this year, with around 41.8 fantasy points given up to them per game, but, he also has a pretty good pt / minute ratio of 0.9 . It has translated into an average of 16 DK points and 15.9 fanduel points per game. This can be heavily contributed to his 28.8% 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 76ers as they give up 204.63 points per game seems highly probable for Emmanuel Mudiay. Projected Points 18.
Avery Bradley LAC @ BKN Fanduel 4200 Draftkings 4700
Usage% is arguably one of the most important stats for shooting guards. Avery Bradley maintains a usage rate of 23.6 and this transpires into 0.72 pts / min. Overall, on Fanduel he averages 22 fantasy points per game and 23 on Draftkings. Avery Bradley 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 227.23 fantasy points per game to the opposing team. You can get a lot out of Avery Bradley for his price tonight. Projected Points 41.
Klay Thompson GS vs PHO Fanduel 6700 Draftkings 6300
As far as his matchup goes, Klay Thompson looks to exploit the fact that the Suns allows 233.62 fantasy points per game. His 23.3 usage % and 0.91 pts per min should be put into full effect considering he is up against the team that ranks 1 against shooting guards allowing an average 44.5 fantasy points per game to them. It is expected Klay Thompson outperforms his average of 32 DK points and 30.8 FD points per game. Look for this shooting guard to get plenty of opportunities tonight against the Suns. Projected Points 56.
Zach LaVine CHI vs ORL Fanduel 8200 Draftkings 6900
There are many reasons why Zach LaVine can pay off to be a decent dfs option tonight. First off, he is a against the Magic who allow 39.3 points per game and rank 5 against shooting guards in terms of fantasy points allowed. Moreover, Zach LaVine possesses a usage% of 31.2% and has had an admirable scoring game as he averages 1.17 points per minute. DFS wise, he averages 28.4 points per game on Fanduel and 29 on Draftkings. Zach LaVine is one of the more attractive options at SG this evening. Projected Points 44.
Lou Williams LAC @ BKN Fanduel 6800 Draftkings 7600
Looking in this (high/mid/low) price range, Lou Williams seems to have some good attributes that can transpire into a good game. His 1.1 pts/min and 30.2 usage % are a strong reason why he averages 35 pts per game on Fanduel and 37 on Draftkings. Combined with how favorable his matchup is, Lou Williams is even more enticing. The Nets ranks 21 giving up 35.7 fantasy points to opposing shooting guards. Additionally, they allow an average of 227.23 points per game which is 5 most in the league. Lou Williams should be a safe lock for tonight’s slate. Projected Points 52.
Allen Crabbe BKN vs LAC Fanduel 5000 Draftkings 4900
Sporting a usage % of 18.5, Allen Crabbe has found a respectable amount of opportunities, mainly offensively, to produce decent stat lines this season. On Fanduel, he averages 21 points per game, and 22 on Draftkings. Additionally, to enhance his usage, Allen Crabbe accumulates an average of 0.75 pts / min. He faces the Clippers tonight that gives up an overall total of 226.4 fantasy points per game this season. Furthermore, against Small Forwards, they rank 8 in the league allowing approximately 37.4 fantasy points per game. A multi-threat DFS option, Allen Crabbe has all the skills to put up a great game. Projected Points 22.
Danilo Gallinari LAC @ BKN Fanduel 6800 Draftkings 6300
For Danilo Gallinari, he matches up against the heavily exploitable Nets defense which, to his benefit, ranks 21 in the league against SFs in terms of allowing 34 fantasy points per game. Also, they allow an average of 227.23 points per game to their opponents. This implies a decently high pace game which benefits Danilo Gallinari’s usage rate and pts/min of 22.2% and 0.85 respectively. He looks to outperform his averages of 26 pts/game on Fanduel and 27 pts/game on Draftkings. Danilo Gallinari seems quite viable for both GPP and Cash games tonight. Projected Points 44.
Jonathon Simmons ORL @ CHI Fanduel 5700 Draftkings 5100
Jonathon Simmons, averaging 22.6 pts per game on Fanduel and 23 on Draftkings, and his team the Magic take on the Bulls in what looks to be a highly competitive game. Bulls ranks 10 against SF allowing an average of 37.3 fantasy points per game to them. Jonathon Simmons maintains a usage rate of 22.3 and pts/min average of 0.8 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 231.79. This small forward has some reasonable upside and he should be worth heavy consideration for GPP and Cash Games. Projected Points 36.
DeMarre Carroll BKN vs LAC Fanduel 5500 Draftkings 5400
According to our projection system, DeMarre Carroll seems to be in line for a standout performance tonight against the Clippers. This season, he accumulates 0.9 pts /min and possesses a usage rate of 19.9. the Clippers allows 226.4 points per game and ranks 8, dfs wise, against small forwards, giving up 37.4 fantasy points per game. DeMarre Carroll’s averages of 27 DK PPG and 26 FD PPG should be the minimal benchmark up against the Clippers tonight. It would not hurt to consider adding him to your lineups tonight. Projected Points 34.
Bobby Portis CHI vs ORL Fanduel 6300 Draftkings 5900
Bobby Portis averages 23.7 FPPG on Fanduel and 24.5 on Draftkings. This is heavily due to his 26.6 usage rate. Another metric regarding his production given his minutes is his 1.16 pts / min. Tonight, Bobby Portis and his team matchup against the Magic who rank 28 in fantasy points allowed against big men. This comes out to an average of 33.7 fantasy points per game. Additionally, they allow 49.5 points in the paint per game, so offensive rebounds and plenty of close up baskets wouldn’t be surprising for Bobby Portis tonight. Overall, he makes a for a solid play in his price range. Projected Points 31.
Tobias Harris LAC @ BKN Fanduel 7200 Draftkings 6600
Usage wise, Tobias Harris has been pretty good as he possesses a usage rate of 23.4% 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 Tobias Harris’s matchup, Nets allows 45.7 points in the paint and 10.1 offensive rebounds per game which is 10 and 11 rank in league, respectively. Trying to continue or add to his averages of 29.4 FD ppg and 30 DK ppg, Tobias Harris will have a great opportunity to do so tonight against the Nets who allows 40.9 fantasy points to power forwards which ranks 4 most in the NBA. Look for elite production from this big man tonight. Projected Points 54.
Lauri Markkanen CHI vs ORL Fanduel 6600 Draftkings 6500
Lauri Markkanen, going up against the Magic who rank 28 in the league against PF, allowing an average of 33.7 fantasy points per game. As for Lauri Markkanen, he has a usage rate of 21.8 . Not to mention, his per game averages are 29 DraftKings fantasy points and 28 on Fanduel. He makes great use of his minutes, averaging 0.96 points per minute. Magic gives up 49.5 points in the paint per game and 10.7 offensive rebounds. In a matchup like this, Lauri Markkanen is worth heavy consideration. Projected Points 43.
Blake Griffin DET vs NO Fanduel 9200 Draftkings 9500
This primary big man has had some great stat lines this year. Averaging 1.21 points per minute, this has translated into 43 DK ppg and 40 FD ppg. Already at his price tier, Blake Griffin seems like a viable option. He also has a great matchup that struggles mightily against forwards. the Pelicans allows around 46.4 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 1 allowing 43.2 fantasy points per game. You can get some great merit by locking in Blake Griffin tonight. Projected Points 58.
Robin Lopez CHI vs ORL Fanduel 4500 Draftkings 4200
One of the more prominent usage centers in the NBA, Robin Lopez has a usage rate of 20.7% this year. He has put together averages of 22 FD fp and 22.7 DK fp per game, along with a pts/min of 0.83. He should accelerate these numbers against the Magic that rank 5 against centres, giving up n average 35.8 fantasy points per game. Also, they give up a fairly high amount of points in the paint, 49.5 per game, which is 1 rank highest in the nba. Robin Lopez seems to be an enticing centre option on tonight’s slate. Projected Points 40.
Marreese Speights ORL @ CHI Fanduel 3800 Draftkings 3700
Averaging 13.8 Draftkings ppg and 12.7 Fanduel ppg, Marreese Speights 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 36.7 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 28.6% and pts/min of 1, Marreese Speights is in prime position to exploit these abysmal defensive numbers. Projected Points 17.
Joel Embiid PHI vs NYK Fanduel 10700 Draftkings 10200
In a highly anticipated matchup against the Knicks tonight, Joel Embiid and his 1.47 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, 10 per game to be exact. Joel Embiid has a usage rate of 33.5% and 28.3 Draftkings ppg and 27.8 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 57.
Pau Gasol SA @ UTA Fanduel 5400 Draftkings 4800
The Jazz ranks 23 in the NBA giving up plenty of fantasy points, 32.9 per game to centres this year. Pau Gasol has great potential to stuff the stat sheet tonight as he maintains a usage rate of 20.2 giving him a bunch of room to produce. DFS wise, he gets 1.14 pts /min, 27.8 fdppg and 28.3 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 42.2 points in the paint per game. He is a superb play that should not be ignored tonight. Projected Points 19.
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