DFS NBA Droppin Dimes 1/17/2019

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5 game slate tonight starting at 7pm.

* Kyle Lowry. Kawhi Leonard and OG have been ruled out for the Raptors opening up some plays. Serge Ibaka picks up the highest bump in usage with these players off the floor at +10%, second highest is Greg Monroe, Fred VanVleet and Normam Powell all see about 3% increase. Fred VanVleet should get the start tonight and he will become a popular play. Norman Powell is an interesting pivot and should see an increase in minutes. Delon Wright becomes my favorite GPP Punt Play tonight.

*Joel Embiid is questionable and if he sits then we can look at Simmons, Jimmy Butler and TJ McConnell.

*VanVleet should be chalk and rightfully so, if you are looking for a pivot Norman Powell is 3.9K and has shown 30 FPs upside this season.

*Bobby Portis should get the start an should be chalk. He is in a good spot if he plays 25 plus minutes. Pivot is Jabari Parker who is dirt cheap and has played very well in limited time.


Point Guards

Kemba Walker

All in on Kemba tonight at home vs the Kings, who are close to last defending the PG position. Walker is taking over 20 shots a game and 12, 3-point FGs over the past 2 games.

Russell Westbrook

Has not put up under 50 FPs over the last 8 games. Nice matchup.

Ben Simmons

Has been playing at an elite level as of late. Rebounding is up and so is over all performance.

Definitely worth a look and a lock if Embiid sits.


Shooting Guards

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

KCP has been playing solid minutes as of late. Tonight, he gets a very good matchup vs the Thunder and he put up 37 FPs vs them earlier this year.

Dennis Schroder

Devon Booker

Price is down and playing a a Raptors team with out Lowry and Leonard. Good time to play Booker at this price. Well

Took 20 shots last game vs the Hornets.

Norman Powell 

Cheap, excellent matchup and should see extra run tonight.


Small Forwards

Paul George

Excellent matchup and dropped 54 FPs vs Lakers earlier this year.

Michael Kid-Gilchrist

Minutes on the rise and price is still down. MKG just put up 26 FPs vs the Kings a few games ago.

TJ Warren

Playing 30 plus minutes a game. No Kawhi to guard him tonight and price is right.

Brandon Ingram

Ingram is playing a ton ignored minutes.


Power Forwards

Serge Ibaka

Picks up the biggest bump in usage with Leonard and Lowry off the floor. + 10%. Pascal Siakam is in a good spot as well.

Lauri Markkanen 

Marvin Williams

Price is down and he is still producing. Elite matchup.

Paul Milsap

Elite matchup.



Steven Adams

Adams has been pretty consistent and gets an elite matchup vs the Lakers who rank 25th vs opposing centers.

Nikola  Jokic

Elite matchup tonight.


DeAndre Ayton

Price down



Risk/Reward-GPP options with some risk, but should come in at low ownership.

Jabari Parker- nice pivot off Portis(who is in a good spot).  23 or more FPs in the last 2 games. Should see moe minutes  and at 3.6 K on DK he is a very good play.

Greg Monroe- Punt Play that should seee more minutes. Monroe puts up over a FPPM and could see close to 20 minutes.

Delon Wright- prior to his last game in Boston va a tough Celtics defense, Wright put up 28 and 33.5 FPs. Should see increased minutes tonight and worth a look vs a poor defensive team like the Suns.

TJ McConnel- in play it Embiid sits.

Tyson Chandler- starting tonight. Cheap and worth a flyer.