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Lonzo Ball ($7,100) vs Nets– Lonzo Ball has been having some success in his first year for the Pelicans. He still isn’t scoring a lot but he is averaging more than he has in the past, 12 PPG to go with 5.0 RPG and 7.3 APG. He is always a triple-double threat and against Kyrie Irving and his subpar defense I think we could see him get near one again tonight. He has only scored under 34.5 FPTS in 1 of the last 5 games which is good because of his high floor from his do it all type of play. Put Lonzo in your lineups tonight on the road in Brooklyn.
Luke Kennard ($5,000) vs Wizards– Kennard has seen an increase in minutes this season and has been scoring in bunches. He is averaging 16.4 PPG with 3.7 APG on the year and without Blake Griffin and Reggie Jackson in the lineup he has been able to get shots up in bunches. It’s not looking like they will be playing again tonight so Kennard should have the green light. He is priced very fairly at $5,000 and coming off a 34.25 FPTS I think he can put up something similarly in their matchup vs the lowly Wizards tonight on the road.
Caris LeVert ($6,000) vs Pelicans– It looks like Caris has taken the role of the #2 option behind Kyrie Irving and he has returned to the form that we saw at the start of last season before his leg injury. He is averaging 18.8 PPG 4.5 RPG and 3.5 APG on the season and he has averaged over 30 FPTS per game. His price is very fair tonight for a guy who plays this much and is this involved in the offense. He does enough in the 3 major offensive categories for me to trust him in my lineup tonight.
Al Horford ($6,900) vs Suns– Despite being on a new team big man Al Horford has continued to do a little bit of everything on the offensive and defensive end of the floor. He is averaging over a block per game to go along with 16.2 PPG 8.2 RPG and 4.2 APG and he is hitting about 1 three per game and shooting a lot of them. Those will start to fall which will make Horford an even more valuable option in DFS formats. Suns big man Aron Baynes will likely be on Embiid tonight and I don’t think the Suns have the personnel to slow down Horford so that is why he will be in my lineup tonight.
Deandre Jordan ($5,300) vs Pelicans– Deandre has been splitting time with young big man Jarrett Allen for most of the season so far but despite that he has still been able to block 1.2 shots per game and average double-digit rebounds. The scoring has been there but for a big man at this price he can provide value especially if he gets 1 or two more baskets to complete his double-double. The Pelicans front court is weak in my opinion so Jordan should be able to dominate the glass.
Troy Brown ($3,600) vs Pistons– Wizards 2nd year player Troy Brown has only played in two games this season but he has already eclipsed 20 minutes in one game so I wouldn’t be too worried about his playing time and he should take over a starting role soon. Brown is a great defender and an improving scorer on the offensive end which makes him a sleeper option for me tonight because lots of people haven’t noticed him yet. He had 3 steals and a block in his last game and scored 14 points in his first game back from injury. He is only priced at $3,600 tonight so if you want to take a flyer on a guy I would take a long look at Brown.