We have a massive twelve-game NBA DFS slate to break down for tonight, as there is a lot that needs to be discussed for this one. We are all over the Phoenix Suns again, who really showed up for us last night. We also really like getting back to the gutted Portland Trailblazers, although we are still waiting to hear the status of Anfernee Simons. There are a lot of guys we want some exposure to across the twelve games tonight, so our challenge is going to be determining who the absolute priorities are.
|Point Guard||C. Payne||$6,500|
The price has risen $1,200 on Cameron Payne since last night, but we still love him in this spot. Payne is taking on a true star-level role with both Devin Booker and Chris Paul sidelined, and the production he is churning out speaks for itself. Payne went for 50 FPTS last time out, and he is averaging over 40 FPTS across the past ten days. Payne has the ball in his hands a lot and is doing everything for the Sun’s offense right now, so he is still far too cheap given his upside.
Sticking with the Suns for our other core play tonight, Deandre Ayton looks fantastic with the absence of Booker and Paul. Getting Ayton the rock inside is the Sun’s first option on offense, which shows in his 19 shot attempts in each of the past two games. Ayton scored 44.5 and 46.25 FPTS respectively in his past two games, and he is still affordable at $7,300. The Suns do have a tough matchup against the Heat tonight, but that isn’t enough to diminish the massive usage these guys are seeing.
Here’s a Fade DFS Basketball 3/9/22 (using DraftKings Values)
Julius Randle exploded last game for over 70 FPTS, chasing that big game is a fool’s errand with all the other options tonight. Randle is all the way up at $10,100, and we know he seldom hits value at that price point. We have a lot of options for where to put our salary, so underwhelming choices like Randle are easy fades.
Here Is What Your Get If You Subscribe For $15 Per Month or $99 For The Year…
• A cheaper guard who has been stepping into a massive role.
• Two budget options to use for salary savings.
• One superstar we are looking to spend up for.
• The key questionable tags we are waiting on tonight.
Brandon Williams – ($5,500 DK) Williams was an absolute must-have on Monday’s slate, as he went for 49 FPTS at only $3,800. Williams completely took over the Blazers offense with Simons on the sideline, and we love getting back to him if Simons remains out for tonight. Williams is a mediocre play if Simons plays, but a complete smash if Simons sits.
Keon Johnson – ($4,000 DK) If Simons is good-to-go tonight we may look elsewhere for value, however, we are going right back to the rookie if Simons remains out. Johnson has started the past two games, going for 28.5 and 25.25 FPTS respectively. Johnson provided great value while only shooting 3/15 from the field last game. At this price, he offers a ton of upside with the usage that he has been seeing.
Aaron Wiggins – ($3,400 DK) We have quite a few expensive studs we want some exposure to tonight, so we are desperate for cheap value options to save salary with. Wiggins is playing a ton of floor time right now, typically going for well over 30 minutes. His usage is mediocre, and he does rely on hitting some shots. However, the minutes we are getting here for only $3,400 are just too good to ignore.
Jae Crowder – ($5,600 DK) Crowder is more expensive than where we typically see him, but the price is well warranted given the role he is playing right now. Crowder is on the floor a lot here, and his usage has been massive. He went over 25 FPTS last game, despite shooting a measly 20 percent from the floor. He has a lot of upside to provide great value here, and he is a solid cash play due to his floor right now.
Nikola Jokic – ($12,600 DK) It is never easy finding the $12,600 to roster Jokic, but the thought of not having him in a matchup against Sacramento is horrifying. The Joker is the best DFS producer in the NBA, and the Kings are one of the best matchups for us to target. Jokic has went for 95 and 75 FPTS respectively in his last two games, and we know he always has that kind of upside.
The big news we are waiting on tonight is whether Simons plays, as that will determine how we are handling the Blazers here. Williams and Johnson are both key-value options if he sits, while they both look mediocre if he ends up playing. Another tag worth watching tonight is Fred VanVleet as if he sits we are happy going back to the Raptors for spend-up options. Chris Boucher is going to be a massive priority for us if he ends up with the Raptors starting unit again.
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