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Here are some players to target for tonight’s main 10-game NBA slate on DraftKings:
StudLuka Doncic, DAL vs. MIN, $11,600 — Luka is always a play for me. He crushes on just about all the slates and is a threat to put up a triple-double every night. He’s neck and neck with James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo as the highest DFS scorer this season. Doncic is averaging a little over 60 DKFP per game and has scored under 56 DKFP just once in the last 13 games.
ValueEmmanuel Mudiay, UTA vs. LAL, $3,200 — Mike Conley is out tonight with a hamstring injury. It isn’t clear who will step into the starting lineup to replace him, but Mudiay is a candidate at a near-min price. Even if he doesn’t enter the starting lineup, he still figures to play a decent role off the bench. Mudiay is scoring nearly a fantasy point per minute this season, so even 20 minutes could be enough for him to return decent value.
StudDonovan Mitchell, UTA vs. LAL, $7,100 — Without Conley playing, Mitchell is going to have the ball in his hands a ton. He’s probably going to play a decent amount of point guard, a role he’s played well in this season. With Conley off the court, Mitchell has a slight usage bump and he’s been more of a facilitator. He averages 2.1 assists per 36 minutes when sharing the court with Conley compared to 3.7 assists per 36 minutes with Conley off the floor.
ValueTomas Satoransky, CHI vs. MEM, $5,200 — Sato has seen a bump in playing time in recent games. This has mostly been due to the absence of Chandler Hutchison, who is not expected to play tonight. In the last three games, Satoransky is averaging 32.8 minutes and 32.17 DKFP and he steps into a good matchup tonight. The Grizzlies are 22nd in the league in defensive efficiency and are missing Ja Morant.
StudLeBron James, LAL at UTA, $10,000 — If you are looking for a contrarian guy to pay up for, this is a rare spot where LeBron will likely go overlooked. A matchup against the Jazz looks tantalizing on paper, but their defense is struggling lately. Utah is giving up an average of 115 points in its last six games and has dropped to eighth in defensive efficiency. Rudy Gobert recently returned from an ankle injury and it’s possible he isn’t quite back to full health yet.
ValueKhris Middleton, MIL at DET, $6,100 — Middleton is back in the Bucks’ starting lineup. He missed seven games with a thigh injury and came off the bench for his first three games returning from the injury. I expect he should be close to his normal minutes as long as tonight’s game stays close. Middleton only played 18 minutes in a start last game, but it was because Milwaukee beat the Knicks by 42 points. He played 31 minutes per game as a starter last season, which is more in line with what I expect from him going forward.
StudDomantas Sabonis, IND at OKC, $8,300 — The Pacers’ big man has been as consistent as can be this season. He has double-doubled in 13 of his last 14 games, giving him a high floor for fantasy production. Sabonis has scored at least 38 DKFP in 14 of his last 16 games, including a 43.5 DKFP against this same Thunder squad.
ValueKevon Looney, GSW at CHA, $3,400 — Rostering Looney depends on what kind of news we get on a playing-time restriction. This is only his second game from a long-term injury and he was held to 15 minutes in his first game back. The good news, he started for Golden State and there is plenty of opportunity to rack up fantasy points on its thin roster. Last season, Looney averaged 17.3 DKFP in 18 minutes, so playing at least 20 minutes would put him in line for a decent fantasy game in a strong matchup against the Hornets.
StudAndre Drummond, DET vs. MIL, $8,900 — The Pistons are playing on the tail end of a back-to-back, meaning there is a reasonable chance that Blake Griffin is rested. He’s yet to play in consecutive games this season and Drummond has been a monster without Blake on the court this season. Playing without the All-Star, Drummond is pulling down 17.9 rebounds per 36 minutes.
ValueDwight Powell, DAL vs. MIN, $4,100 — Another potential rest candidate is Kristaps Porzingis. The Mavs are also playing on the tail end of a back-to-back. Like Griffin, KP is yet to play in these situations as he is making his way back from a torn ACL. If he’s out, look for Powell to pick up the bulk of the minutes. The last time Porzingis sat, Powell played 29 minutes and scored 31.25 DKFP.
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