Whether you are looking for top superstar players or in need of a value to fill out a lineup, we have you covered. FanDuel NBA DFS is a little bit different this season. Your lowest scoring player gets dropped from your lineup. While there are pros and cons to this, one of the major pros is that it helps negate the risk of taking a shot on a very boom-or-bust player for cheap. Below you will find a mix of cash and tournament style picks to suit your lineup needs.
Last Slate Recap
Stephen Curry – 41.3 FD 4.5x
Donovan Mitchell – 36.0 FD 3.8x
Nikola Vucevic – 42.8 FD 4.2x
Andre Iguodala – 15.0 FD 3.4x
Royce O’Neal – 14.7 FD 3.4 (Rubio ended up playing)
Another six game slate us upon us, and we will have some waiting around for injury news to go through again. Karl-Anthony Towns is probable after a knee injury, and continues to be a fantasy stud ever since he missed a few games due to a car accident. Jeff Teague, Andrew Wiggins, and Derrick Rose are all marked as questionable tonight, which would leave Josh Okogie and Tyus Jones as the remaining guard options. Luka Doncic is dealing with a knee injury, and despite him playing through it, he doesn’t look right. Kyle Lowry jumped to questionable all of a sudden, which gives us another guard that could open up more value. Serge Ibaka is also suspended tonight.
Top End Options
Kyrie Irving – PG – $9,900
Kyrie Irving sat out in the last meeting against Sacramento, but is expected to play tonight. This is a great game for the Celtics to drop some fantasy points, especially Irving. He is averaging 20-9-5 over the last five games, and the Celtics are starting to get right again. Since the break, the Kings rank 26th in defensive efficiency against opposing point guards. They are also allowing the 6th most fantasy points per game to opposing point guards (48). This game has the second highest total on the night, and should stay competitive throughout.
Pascal Siakam – PF – $7,800
Pascal Siakam continues to be a strong floor play at power forward, and on occasion brings the high upside. The Lakers have been middle of the road since the break against power forwards, in terms of defensive efficiency and fantasy points allowed. Hard to see the Lakers front court competing with Siakam tonight. The Raptors have been blowing out teams, which is why he hasn’t played over 30 minutes in the last three games. He is still averaging 18-6-4 over the last five games. For $7,800, a solid 35+ points would do very well here.
Nikola Jokic – C – $10,200
Nikola Jokic should get overlooked a bit tonight. He has been playing extremely well of late, but the Towns love might set his ownership down a bit. He also comes in a bit cheaper, fighting for spots with Gobert and Vucevic. Jokic is averaging 17-10-6 over the last five games, with 1.8 steals per game. Dallas ranks 16th in defensive efficiency against opposing point guards, and are allowing the league average in terms of fantasy points to centers over the last month. Jokic also has been slightly better at home, upping his averages in each category but steals.
Monte Morris – SG – $3,900
It took several games for Denver to figure out Isiah Thomas wasn’t going to help them out, and while yes the last two games have been blowouts, but expect Monte Morris to get meaningful minutes. For $3,900 too, I will take a shot on 30+ fantasy point upside, knowing very well he could be the lowest score dropped. Dallas is a bottom half backcourt defense, and Morris can exploit this bunch.
Tyus Jones – PG – $4,400
We will need to wait on news, but with three guards listed as questionable, Tyus Jones should sneak into being a strong value again. We also have the Toronto news, which could free Jeremy Lin for some more minutes. While we need to wait for this news to unfold, these two teams stand the greatest chances of giving us a value guard. The Lakers are a slightly better matchup for Lin, but Jones has the steals upside.