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Dejounte Murray ($5,900) vs Clippers– Dejounte Murray has returned to the Spurs lineup after missing last season due to injury but he has picked up right where he left off. Through 3 games this season he is averaging 14.7 PPG 8.3 RPG and 6.0 APG which is excellent from a young guard. His jumper isn’t really part of his game right now but he still finds ways to score and contributes in so many different ways which makes him very valuable in DFS formats. I don’t expect that to change tonight vs the Clippers.
Josh Hart ($5,000) vs Nuggets– For the most part Josh Hart has been coming off the bench for the Pelicans but he has still been playing big minutes, around 29 per game this year. He has scored very well, 16.5 PPG, and contributes on the glass with 6.5 per game as well. Hart is getting more playing time in New Orleans than he did in LA and that seems to be benefiting the young shooter. He is shooting 40.7% from behind the arc and even though he doesn’t distribute the ball he is still a valuable fantasy option at $5,000 tonight vs the Nuggets.
Kawhi Leonard ($9,500) vs Spurs– Kawhi Leonard didn’t play last night due to rest so he should be a full go tonight in a big game vs the team he started his career with. Kawhi has gotten even better this season with his playmaking and he is averaging 7.5 APG through 4 games so far this season. He has yet to score under 40 FPTS this season in a game and in the last two he has scored 61.5 FPTS and 57.75 FPTS because he has been electric on the defensive end as well as offensively. He also is shooting it at an over 50% clip from the field. I didn’t think it was possible but Kawhi got even better, but he did, and I think you always have consider rostering one of the best players in the league, especially given the circumstances of this matchup.
Brandon Ingram ($7,900) vs Nuggets– Brandon Ingram is the go to guy in New Orleans and he has been taking advantage. Ingram is averaging 27.3 PPG 9.5 RPG and 4.8 APG and it looks like he is finally developing into the player we thought he would be when he was drafted so high in by the Lakers. He is shooting it over 20 times a game and with Derrick Favors out he is having to rebound the ball more which is good for fantasy owners. The Nuggets have been a middle tier defense so I’m not too worried about Ingram continuing his great start tonight at home.
Ivica Zubac ($3,900) vs Spurs– Zubac minutes have been shaky so far this year but he is still starting games and getting enough time to make himself valuable at the price point he is usually priced at. He scored 24 FPTS in his last game with 5 blocks and against the Warriors he recorded a double-double in only 18 minutes of playing time. Other than the big named centers like Jokic and John Collins I think the center position is rather weak in this small slate so I’m going to go with the more low cost option in Zubac and hope that he can make the most out of his minutes vs the Spurs.
Kevin Huerter ($3,400) vs Heat– Huerter has only been averaging 20 minutes a game after missing a lot of the preseason due to injury. However, I think he might have to play more tonight or at least take more shots because Trae Young is expected to miss this game after spraining his ankle in the Hawks last game. Huerter is a lights out shooter and even in limited time he is still averaging almost 17 FPTS a game so with this increased role I expect to see him go even higher tonight vs the Heat for the 2nd straight game. At this price I Huerter is at least worth a look in my opinion.