11 Game slate
Team DvP chart showing the top 10 teams on today’s slate. Average FPs allows by team.
*Nets/Blazers game: Both teams rank 22nd in Defense. Also both teams are bottom of the barrel vs Centers(Nets 28th, Blazers 29th).
*Cavs/Wiz game: Pace up spot for Cavs. Both teams are terrible on defense. Cavs 25th and Wiz 27th.
*Wolves/Warriors: Another game with 2 bad defensive teams. Wolves 24th and Warriors 29th.
*Grizzlies are ranked 21st defensively. PGs and SGs have been doing well vs Griz.
Over the first 8 games Dame has only been under 50 FPs twice. In both those games he put up 42 and 45 FPs. Tonight he gets an elite matchup bs Kyrie and the Nets who rank 23 vs opposing PGs. Can see Dame and Kyrie going back and forth tonight.
Playing at an elite level this year and just shy of averaging a triple/double. Excellent matchup vs the Knicks.
Playing well as of late and gets a pace up spot vs a bad team.
Simmons is out and Neto should play 20 + minutes. On the year Neto is averaging a FPPM. Excellent value at his price. He will probably be the highest owned player on the slate.
Playing close to 20 minutes a game with double digit shot attempts and pts over the last 2 games. Pivot off Neto.
Playing close to 30minutes a game and taking shots. Shot will start falling soon and he will put up a god game. Tonight could be the night vs the fast paced wizards who don’t play any defense. Risky play but could drop 25-30.
*Beal, Russell are both in good spots. I prefer to pay down a bit tonight.
Butler is underpriced on DK 7.4K for a player averaging 43 FPs and has well over 50 FP upside. Should step it up vs James and Davis tonight.
Wiggins, not Towns has the highest usage with Teague and Napier off the floor 33.7% usage. Excellent spot vs the defenseless Warriors.
The Sixers will be with out Simmons tonight , so JRich should get time at the PG position. This increases his value. Also should pick up additional usage with shots, rebounds and assists. JRich usually adds some defensive stats in the mix. Priced at 5.7K on DK and 28.5 FPs is value. Can see him dropping between 30-35 tonight.
Grizzlies are one of the worst teams defensively and especially vs guards. The Magic will be with out Ross tonight and Fournier should play a few more minutes and get off a few more shots. Great spot for him to both at a good value.
Tim Hardaway Jr.
Hardaway getting a chance to go against his old team tonight. I can see him taking a few extra shots and playing a bit harder.
Bogdanovic is getting an uptick in minutes and gets an elite matchup tonight in a pace up spot.
Ingram is playing very well this year and gets an elite matchup vs the Raptors who are ranked as one of the worst defending SFs.
Isaac is playing well and coming off a 50 FPs game. Elite matchup vs the Grizzlies tonight.
Playing well since returning from injury. Good price for him tonight and has averaged 35 FPs over last 3 games.
The Wizards are changing up the starting lineup tonight and we could see either Miles or Troy Brown Jr. slide in. Favorite value play at SF. Also Troy Brown Jr. is a viable play for the Wiz.
Pacers are down Turner, Sumner and a few others. McDermott filled in well last game off the bench and should do so again tonight.
Playing over 20 minutes a game and should see more with the Knicks down a few players. Nice matchup and value tonight.
Good spot for Porzingas to play well, especially vs his old team. The few games he missed hitting value was due to his poor shooting. Should have not problem scoring on the Knicks tonight.
The Knicks will be with out Mitchell Robinson tonight, so we should see Portis slide into the starting lineup and Randle pick up some usage. Randle in 6.9K on DK and averaging just shy of 35 FPs which is value. Bump in minutes, usage should help him eclipse 40 FPs tonight. Bobby Portis is viable as well for the Knicks tonight.
Horford has seen a price drop down to 6k. Playing well this year for the Sixers averaging 37 FPs so far. In a good spot vs the Nuggets tonight in what should be a close game with out Ben Simmons.
Graham has been playing over 20 minutes a game and averaging 16 FPs so far this year. He in only 3.6K and gets an elite matchup tonight. The Wolves are a bit thin, so he could see extended minutes again.
The Knicks will be with out Robinson tonight so Portis will most likely start. This leaves Gibson as the first big off the bench and should see an extended roll tonight. He is only 3.2 K on DK and should do well.
Karl-Anthony Towns, Andre Drummond & Joel Embiid
These 3 are all priced over 10k on both sites. KAT has an elite matchup and will be with out Teague. Drummond is playing the Pacers where he dropped 78 and 45 FPs. Joel Embiid is playing with out Ben Simmons in a tougher matchup vs the Nuggets. These 3 are all viable and I would rate them as listed above.
Whiteside has been putting up double/doubles in around 25-28 minutes most nights. Tonight he gets the crush matchup vs the Nets. Play Bigs vs Nets. Can see a 50+ FP performance. I also like Jarret Allen as the Blazers are ranked 29th vs the Center(listed below). Favorite option tonight. Can stack with Allen on DK.
Jokic started off the season well but cooled off a bit since then. Most of it is due to lack of minutes or poor shooting performances. In the two games vs the Sixers last year Jokic averaged 29.5 pts, 14.5 rebounds, 10 assists and 1.5 steals. Embiid played in on of those 2 games. This is a game where Jokic should play solid minutes and play well. Can see him as a contrarian option tonight with the 3 other 10k plus players on the slate. Triple/double threat.
The Blazers are ranked 29th vs opposing Centers. Last game Allen played 30 minutes and put up 34 FPs because Jordan sprained his ankle. Allen could start tonight and play around 30 minutes again, especially if Jordan is out. Option is to play Whiteside & Allen for 11.5K they project around 80 FPs.
Played over 30 minutes last game and gets an excellent matchup tonight.