FanDuel & DraftKings NBA DFS Picks 8/4/20

Six games on the slate today and there are some blowout concerns. Milwaukee is taking on a decimated Brooklyn team that can barely field a team at the moment. I am worried about the upside of the Bucks players given they should have their minutes cut into. The Clippers are nine-point favorites over Phoenix and that is one I can see getting out of hand as well. Now onto the high totals the Blazers-Rockets game is at 244 and the Kings-Mavericks game is at 237.

Injury Report

  • Caris LeVert – Out
  • Victor Oladipo – Out
  • Montrezl Harrell – Out
  • Lou Williams – Questionable
  • Jonathan Issac – Out
  • Joe Harris – Out
  • Jarrett Allen – Out

Top Plays

Luka DoncicLuka Doncic – PG/SF/SG – Dallas Mavericks

($10,700 DK/$11,000 FD)

There are a lot of superstars in the double-digit price tags tonight and Luka Doncic is the one I want. The restart has been zero issue for Doncic with back to back 60 fantasy point games. He has taken 47 shots in the process. Doncic will get a weak Kings defense to target and he has averaged 29-11-11 in three meetings with them already this season. Sign me up for another 60-burger.

Jusuf NurkicJusuf Nurkic – PF/C – Portland Trail Blazers

($8,500 DK/$8,200 FD)

Jusuf Nurkic has had a very impressive return from a long time out with a serious injury. He has dropped two monster fantasy games since returning and the Trail Blazers will need him to have another in a crucial game against Houston. There are not really a ton of center options on this slate and Nurkic’s price is certainly fair for the production. It is only going to rise from here.

DeAaronDe’Aaron Fox – PG – Sacramento Kings

($7,300 DK/$7,500 FD)

We saw De’Aaron Fox crush in game one of the restart and then dud out in game two. Dallas is a middle of the road defense against point guards, ranking 13th, but Fox has had strong numbers against them this season. He has posted over 40 fantasy points in the two meetings, shooting 48% from the field. I like the upside for the price range.

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Value Plays

KurucsRodions Kurucs – PF/C – Brooklyn Nets

($4,300 DK/$3,600 FD)

Brooklyn’s roster is a mess right now and more bodies are out tonight. This is solely a tournament value play as we hope Rodions Kurucs can get some big minutes tonight. Given the amount of high priced stars, tossing in a deep value like Kurucs can help free up salary to fit a few of them in. If he can find himself in the 20-25 fantasy point range, you are sitting pretty.

Gary TrentGary Trent Jr. – SG/SF – Portland Trail Blazers

($4,300 DK/$4,000 FD)

Portland has needed some secondary scoring options off the bench and Gary Trent has delivered. In what is projected to be one of the highest-scoring games on the slate, Trent comes in as cheap exposure. Trent has shot extremely well from three since the restart and solely contributes through scoring so there is some slight risk if the shot is off.

Goron DragicGoran Dragic – PG – Miami Heat

($5,000 DK/$4,900 FD)

Don’t forget about Goran Dragic as he has averaged 29 fantasy points per game this season, on a 16-3-5 line. Dragic is a stud off the bench and the young backcourt guys for the Heat have been off since the restart. At these price tags, Dragic is a very strong value even against a tough Boston defense.

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Russell WestbrookRussell Westbrook – PG – Houston Rockets

($9,400 DK/$9,600 FD)

Below $10,000 in a matchup against his arch-enemy? Sheesh, sign me up. Russell Westbrook has scored 31 points in each of the two games since returning and has taken 51 shots. Westbrook of course brings the peripheral stats which always adds to that potential for a 60-70 fantasy point game. He has averaged over 60 fantasy points in the three meetings against Portland this season.

Tim HardawayTim Hardaway Jr – SG/SF – Dallas Mavericks

($6,100 DK/$5,200 FD)

Tim Hardaway Jr has shown us what to expect in the two games back. He is a very streaky shooter and that leaves him as a GPP play tonight against the Kings. With the Kings ranking 20th in FG% allowed and 19th in 3PT% allowed, I will take some chances on Hardaway Jr tonight. He has shot well against the Kings this season, shooting 57% in the three games.

Jaylen BrownJaylen Brown – SG/SF – Boston Celtics

($6,800 DK/$6,200 FD)

Jaylen Brown was on an absolute heater before the break and has come out firing again. He has posted 22 and 30 real point games since returning and has chipped in with a couple of steals and ten total rebounds. Brown is simply too cheap for the upside and should go overlooked a mediocre matchup against the Miami Heat as well.

Jason Guilbault has been writing and podcasting in the fantasy sports world for over five years. You can find his work at Daily Fantasy Cafe. He is an avid Tottenham fan, and follows the Boston sports teams. When he isn’t diving into stats, he is enjoying the outdoors or down at the local brewery.

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