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NBA DFS Picks for April 26 2021

Joel Embiid
NEW ORLEANS, LA - APR 09: New Orleans Pelicans center Willy Hernangomez (9) fouls Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) during a NBA game between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Philadelphia 76ers at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA on Apr 09, 2021. (Photo by Stephen Lew/Icon Sportswire)

We have a massive 11 game slate to breakdown for tonight, as always with a slate this size we have a lot to go over. The biggest challenge on the slate as of now is that a lot of guys are currently listed questionable We likely will not get all the news until right up to and even after the contest’s locks. However, we do already know a ton of news for tonight and have some fantastic plays to go to. We will talk about some guys who will be a must for tonight depending on how the news breaks. As of now, our favorite team is going to be the Sacramento Kings like yesterday, as De’Aaron Foxremains out. We are going stars and scrubs again tonight, as we have a few superstars we really want to get to here.

Here’s a stars and scrubs lineup For DFS Basketball 4/26/21 (using DraftKings Values)

Point GuardD. Wright $5,000
Shooting GuardT. Haliburton $6,800
Small ForwardB. Hield $7,400
Power Forward   
Center   
Guard   
Forward  $3,600
UtilityJ. Embiid $10,200

We took multiple Kings guys last time around and it is the same situation today with Fox out. Delon Wright is $5,000 tonight, and he looks great for his potential with Fox out. Wright is in for a massive boost when Fox is off the floor, and he has shown some nice upside all season. Wright played 27 minutes last game and put out 26 FPTS. That is solid value at this price, but we feel Wright could be in for a much bigger game then he showed last time around. Wright was exceptionally low usage last time out, only shooting two for five. Wright could have a much bigger role in orchestrating this offense, and we assume he will be taking more shots tonight. Wright did not do much last time and still hit value; he has upside for a bigger performance here.

Right into another Sacramento guard, Tyrese Haliburton is a priority for us here at $6,800. Haliburton has been priced up a bit, but he is the number one point guard for Sacramento with Fox out and we saw what that entails last night. Haliburton played 37 minutes, took 20 shots, and scored 42.25 FPTS. This is the type of opportunity we expect to see for Haliburton wi9th Fox off the floor, as there are so many point guard minutes to go around. Haliburton should see a ton of opportunity tonight in both scoring and assists. He has upside for an even better game than he gave us last time, and he is a pretty safe play with all the extra run.

Our most expensive target from the Kings tonight is going to be Buddy Hield. Hield has been priced up to $7,400. Hield has been great lately and we saw a huge role from him last game without Fox. Hield scored 49 and 41.75 FPTS in the past two games, and he has played high 30s in minutes. With Fox off the floor, we expect Hield to play almost the entire game and shoot the ball a lot. Hield could easily be the top scorer for the Kings tonight and we could see another big game. Sacramento has a solid matchup with Dallas, and we want as many Kings as we can get tonight.

Daniel Gafford has been dropping massive games lately and he is still only $3,900. Gafford scored 38.5 FPTS last game and is averaging 28.8 FPTS over the past ten days. With that level of production, it is crazy that Gafford is not more expensive for tonight’s contests. Gafford played 27 minutes last game and has been having more and more performances with big run lately. Gafford is priced for a floor performance, and he can easily have another big game here.

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Jaden McDaniels – PF ($3,500 DK) We have a lot of higher upside guys we want to squeeze in tonight. As a result, we need some cheap plays to fill up the forward positions. McDaniels is not the DFS producer in the league. However, he has played 30 or more minutes in three straight games. McDaniels is near the minimum price tonight and we do not need a lot out of him for some decent value. McDaniels should start tonight and could be in for another big opportunity. If McDaniels is to play over 30 minutes again tonight, it is likely he can give us some decent value.

Joel Embiid – C ($10,200 DK) Embiid is questionable for tonight along with most of the Philadelphia roster. Obviously, we must monitor this situation, as Embiid could be out. If Embiid ends up out, we will have a ton of value in the rest of the Philadelphia guys. However, if Embiid is in he is one of our favorite spend up options. Embiid has a fantastic matchup against the Thunder tonight, who do not have the frontcourt required to slow down a center like embiid. Embiid is only $10,200 and the savings we get by going to him over Nikola Jokic is significant. Jokic is a beast, but if Embiid is healthy we expect similar production with a matchup like this. The $800 price difference allows for us roster a lot more upside elsewhere.

Paul George – G ($9,600 DK) George has scored 60 or more FPTs in three of his past five games and has been absolutely on fire lately. George has been torching teams, scoring well over 30 real life points in four of his past five contests. George has been dominant with Kawhi Leonard sidelined, which comes at no surprise. George has been great in DFS without Leonard since last season, and that is not going to change. George has been priced up a bit here, but he is still cheap for the massive games he has been showing lately.

Moe Harkless – F ($3,500 DK) Harkless has been a strong punt option for a little while. He is playing a ton of minutes and is getting some decent upside. We have seen enough big games from Harkless to include him in our tournament lineups. With Fox out, Harkless played over 30 minutes and shot the ball a bit more than usual. Harkless was not great last time around, but we assume he will be a bit better with this much opportunity. The number of minutes Harkless is playing compared to his price just makes it so easy for him to hit value.

Here’s a stars and scrubs lineup For DFS Basketball 4/26/21 (using FanDuel Values)

Point GuardD. Wright $5,900
Point GuardM. Conley $7,100
Shooting GuardP. George $10,000
Shooting GuardT. Haliburton $6,100
Small ForwardB. Hield $4,000
Small ForwardM. Harkless $6,600
Power ForwardD. Gafford $5,100
Power ForwardJ. McDaniels $4,300
CenterJ. Embiid $10,700

Mike Conley – PG (7,300 FD) The price rise that Conley has seen was certainly warranted, as he has been dominant since Donovan Mitchell got hurt. Conley is a little cheaper on FanDuel then DraftKings tonight, enough to make us want him on one site not the other. Conley went for 38.9 FPTS last game and over 40 FPTS the game before that. Conley has a massive role with Mitchell off the floor that he is still cheap for.

We have a lot of important news up in the air. One thing we are watching closely is the Dallas Maverick’s injury report, as Luka Doncic is questionable as of now.

Go win your lineup and tell us how you did. Twitter (@FantasyDFSX) is a good place for that.

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