We have seven games to break down for tonight’s NBA DFS slate. We must start the conversation with the Portland Trailblazers here. The Blazers are getting desperate as Norman Powell joins Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum on the sideline. We were already high on the Blazers before Powell entered the health and safety protocols, and there is even more opportunity to go around now. We will be getting to a few priorities from across the slate, but the best value we have tonight will come from the City of Roses.
|Shooting Guard||L. Walker IV||$4,200|
After the Blazers, our favorite team to get to for value on this slate is going to be the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs are missing a ton of their core here, with Derrick White, Keldon Johnson, Devin Vassell, and Tre Jones all sidelined. A lot of the rotation pieces have had to take on a bigger role, starting with Lonnie Walker IV. Walker was a knockout play last time, going for 39.8 FPTS. His role was immense, as he put up 20 shot attempts in 32.5 minutes. He is way too cheap for the usage he just saw, and we expect he must do a lot again tonight.
Our favorite play on this slate is easily Jusuf Nurkic. Nurkic was a priority for us last game when we thought Powell was going to play, and he was $200 more expensive. Nurkic has been crushing as the star guards are out in Portland, averaging over 45 FPTS through the past ten days. Nurkic smashed for us last time with 53 FPTS, doing a lot of everything for this team. We love the matchup against Brooklyn, and this $7,000 price tag is a complete joke.
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We have a ton of priorities to spend our salary on tonight, so we are pretty much staying away from the Nets. Kevin Durant always looks solid with a good matchup, but James Harden and Kyrie Irving are fades here for us. Irving has only played one game this season, and he did not look his best. Frankly, we are not expecting to see his best as he is not allowed to play at home and get into rhythm. For Harden, his price is set for when he is the only guard dominating the ball. With Irving Cannibalizing his usage he is just too expensive.
Now, what do you get if you sign up now for $99?
• A star guard who must do everything for his team right now.
• Another lock from Portland.• Our favorite superstar to spend up for.
• A few guys with injured teammates who have massive upside tonight.
Dejounte Murray – PG ($9,700 DK) Murray has had to do everything for this team since returning from the health protocols, as the Spurs are missing so many guys. He is averaging 54.9 FPTS over the past ten days, and he has shot the ball over 20 times every game since his return. Murray is one of those guys who is great at stuffing all five stat categories. He has been a triple-double threat all year, so we know he has great upside.
Anfernee Simons – ($6,400 DK) It was a huge surprise to see that Simons has gotten cheaper, as he absolutely smashed last time out. Simons went for 45.25 FPTS, which marks his third time exceeding 45 FPTS in three games. He is averaging 45.8 FPTS over the past ten days, as he has had to do everything with all the other core guards out for Portland. He is taking superstar-level usage right now, and he always has the ball in his hands. He should be at least $8,000 considering how productive he has been with all these injuries.
Furkan Korkmaz – ($4,900 DK) The Philadelphia 76ers are short on guards with Tyrese Maxey, Shake Milton, and of course, Ben Simmons remain out. Korkmaz has been playing a massive role, playing close to 40 minutes in competitive games. He has shown huge upside, going for over 50 FPTS a few games ago in an easy matchup against Houston. The Sixers play the Rockets again tonight, and there is a ton of upside on Korkmaz.
Giannis Antetokounmpo – ($12,000 DK) We have some mid-priced priorities here, so we are only going to get to one superstar. We know we want that star to be the Freak here, as he has a fantastic matchup against the Charlotte Hornets. The Hornets allow a ton of scoring inside, so we expect a feast here for Antetokounmpo. The Bucks are missing Jrue Holiday, so the usage looks even better than usual here.
Bobby Portis – ($6,800 DK) Portis has been crushing lately, going for 47 and 40.25 FPTS respectively in his last two games. The Bucks have the same easy matchup they had against the Hornets last game, so we are gung-ho about getting back to Portis here. His minutes have been fantastic since the Bucks waived DeMarcus Cousins as he has been the only center available.
We are not really waiting on anything specific here, but it is very likely some key news breaks before lock with the pandemic. As of now, this feels like a great Cash games slate. For Cash, we will use a ton of value from the Blazers as well as the Spurs. Antetokounmpo is our favorite star to spend up for, but Simons and Nurkic are Cash locks. For tournaments, we still cannot get away from the Portland guys, but we are willing to switch things up elsewhere. Alec Burks is a priority for us along with LaMelo Ball in tournaments. As they both offer a ton of upside as high variance producers.
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