There are nine NBA DFS games for us to break down tonight. We have a ton of priorities between the eighteen teams tonight, so our challenge is going to be deciding which guys we must leave out. We have some amazing studs here, as well as some budget options who present terrific value. We are looking at a stars and scrubs style lineup here, with more than enough value to pay up for a few bona fide stars.
The Miami Heat are missing both of their core guards in Kyle Lowry and Tyler Herro. We have seen a few of the Heat’s rotation pieces take on a massive bump in opportunity lately, starting with Gabe Vincent. Vincent has played 38 and 37 minutes respectively in the last two games, as he is getting the starting nod at point guard. He has gone over 30 FPTS in both of those outings, so he looks fantastic at only $5,100 here.
Our favorite superstar to pay up for tonight is Joel Embiid, who looks fantastic for a few reasons tonight at $11,000. Firstly, the Sixers are dealing with a few key injuries with Seth Curry and Shake Milton sidelined. We saw Embiid take some extra usage in their absence last game, shooting the ball 25 times to go for over 67 FPTS. The Sixers have the same injuries tonight with a much better matchup, as they take on the fast-paced Spurs. Embiid is too cheap for this situation, as he is our bet to go for a monster night.
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We want to get to a lot of Embiid tonight, and we also have some cheaper studs who are priorities. In order to fit all those guys in, we need to pass on some high upside stars. One guy we are not going to find the salary for tonight is Steph Curry at $10,900. Curry has been too expensive for his production all season, and tonight he is looking at a tougher matchup with the Jazz.
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• A stud guard who is way too cheap tonight.
• A few budget wings who are playing a ton of minutes.
• A superstar guard whose price is falling here.
• One starting big man with massive upside.
Jalen Suggs – ($5,500 DK) Suggs rookie campaign has been plagued by injury issues, as he missed all of December and the first half of January. However, he has been fantastic in the last few games. He is playing a full minute load again, with 34 and 35 minutes in his last two games. He scored 35.75 and 46 FPTS respectively in those two games, so the upside is fantastic at only $5,500. If Suggs is going to continue playing this role for Orlando, his price will rise towards $7,000 very fast.
LaMelo Ball – ($8,200 DK) Ball has had a few subpar performances lately, which has caused his price to drop by $1,000 in about a week. He is averaging 44.4 FPTS on the season, and he is at the top of the league in terms of upside. He can go for those 60-70 FPT performances that typically only come on the back of triple-doubles. We like Ball a lot in this matchup against Atlanta, and this price is just too cheap.
Furkan Korkmaz – ($4,000 DK) We already mentioned how the Sixers are missing Milton and Curry here. We know that means extra minutes for Korkmaz, as he played a whopping 39 minutes last time out. Korkmaz was disappointing with only 12 FPTS. However, he is still one of our favorite value options for tonight’s slate. He is playing a ton of floor time right now, and we do not see that changing with these injuries. He always offers a ton of variance in his production, and last game we saw his absolute floor.
De’Andre Hunter – ($5,100 DK) We have been going to Hunter a lot for value lately, as he has been outproducing his price point. He has gone for 30 or more FPTS in four of his last five outings, and each of his past three. He is too cheap tonight at $5,100 as he is consistently playing well over 30 minutes. It appears Hunter is doing more with the departure of Cam Reddish, so we like him a lot until his price adjusts.
Mo Bamba – ($5,400 DK) Our favorite center tonight is going to be Embiid, but Bamba looks fantastic as well. Bamba scored 27 FPTS in the last one, but he showed his upside in the game before with 49 FPTS. If he can avoid foul trouble he should be in for 30 or more minutes here, and he is averaging 29.2 FPTS on the season.
There are a ton of different directions that you could take your DFS lineup tonight. You can go with a hardcore stars and scrubs style, paying up for Nikola Jokic alongside Embiid. We prefer to go with some cheaper stars next to Embiid, so we can get to high upside options throughout our lineup. We are waiting to see if any other key news breaks tonight, but we have more than enough value with what we know now.
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