Kyle Lowry ($7,800) vs Nets- Kyle Lowry is one of my favorite DFS players and he will once again be in my lineup vs the Nets. The Nets have one of the worst defenses in the NBA since the Harden trade and I am banking on that to continue. Lowry fills up the stat sheet and is coming off a game where he recorded a triple-double and racked up 54 FPTS. Even if his scoring isn’t the main part of his game he has been so active distributing the ball and on the glass that he is worth the price, especially in this spot.
Jordan Clarkson ($5,500) vs Hornets- Jordan Clarkson has been having one of the best years of his career coming off the bench for the Utah Jazz. He has been lighting it up from behind the 3 point line and he comes into this game averaging more than 4 makes from beyond the arc in the last 5 games. He won’t do a ton of other things but it is good to see him averaging over 4 RPG this year. After a big game last night of 23 PTS and 7 REB I am betting on Clarkson to stay hot in this contest vs the Hornets.
Jimmy Butler ($8,300) vs Wizards- Jimmy Butler missed a lot of time due to COVID related issues, but he has returned and hasn’t missed a beat. In his 3 games since returning Butler is averaging 24.7 PPG 8.0 RPG and 7.3 APG which is good for 48.5 FPPG. Those numbers are tough to beat, and I think we are getting a deal on Butler at this price vs a poor defensive Wizards team. This will be Butler’s 2nd game in a row vs Washington and in the first matchup he recorded 19 PTS 8 REB and 9 AST. Not only is Butler’s floor very high, he has shown that he can be a triple-double threat which only increases his value.
Rui Hachimura ($5,400) vs Heat- Rui has had ups and downs in his career and this season, but it is good to see him getting more and more active on the offensive end. He has taken 11+ shots in the last 2 games and that, along with other stats, has translated to 30+ FPTS in 2 straight games. He still hasn’t recorded a double-double this season but he had 9 in their last game and hasn’t recorded less than 5 boards since January 6th. I like Hachimura to continue his 30+ FPTS scoring streak to 3 games tonight.
Deandre Ayton ($7,100) vs Pistons- Ayton has been making some mistakes on the court his season playing with Chris Paul, but from a pure #’s perspective, he has been very solid. He comes into this game averaging 11.6 PPG and 14.4 RPG on over 50% shooting from the field in his last 5 games. He is a double-double machine, hasn’t recorded less than 10 REB since 1/11. If he can get some more shots to fall in this game he could easily approach 40 FPTS. He will be up against the Pistons tonight who lack a defensive anchor in the paint and they are allowing the 2nd most FPTS to opposing big men this season. This just feels like a great spot to get Ayton in your lineups.
Khem Birch ($4,200) vs Bulls- Khem Birch hasn’t been doing anything flashy this season, but he has been consistently putting up some solid numbers off the bench for Orlando. In the last 5 games he has put up 7.4 PPG 6.4 RPG 1.0 BPG which has been good for over 20 FPTS per game. I like him as a value option vs the Bulls who are allowing the 3rd most FPTS to opposing PF/C’s this season. He won’t light up the stat sheet but if he can hit his recent averages and maybe do a little more given the matchup, he will be well worth it at this price.