This article breaks down NBA options for tonight by which five players are the best option for your lineup at each position. It will cross over multiple salary tiers and doesn’t necessarily have to be the most expensive players but rather the guys you want to target for your DraftKings lineups!

TOP 5 POINT GUARDS

PosPlayerTeamOppSalary
PGRussell Westbrook OKCSAC$11,100
PGJohn WallWASPHI$9,600
PGGeorge HillINDCLE$5,400
PGDarren CollisonSACOKC$5,400
PGShelvin Mack UTABOS$4,600

PG Notes

  • Russell Westbrook ($11,100) has taken over 25 field goal attempts in each of his last 2 games.
  • John Wall ($9,600) had 53 DraftKings points against the 76ers on Friday and is averaging 56.4 against them this year.
  • In his last 6 games George Hill ($5,400) is averaging 6 rebounds and 5 assists with a steal.
  • Darren Collison ($5,400) has played 30+ minutes in 5 straight games.
  • Over the last four games Shelvin Mack ($4,600) has averaged over 27 minutes per game.

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Top 5 Shooting Guards

PosPlayerTeamOppSalary
SGJames HardenHOUMIL$10,300
SGKhris Middleton MILHOU$7,300
SGWill BartonDENMEM$5,600
SGEvan Turner BOSUTA$5,300
SGGary Harris DENMEM$4,800

SG Notes

  • James Harden ($10,300) has at least 50 DraftKings points in eight of his last ten games.
  • Khris Middleton ($7,300) has at least 30 DK points in 9 straight games and 40+ in his last 2.
  • Danilo Gallinari is out which means more offense for Will Barton ($5,600) who put up 24 field goal attempts on Friday.
  • Evan Turner ($5,300) has at least 1 steal in four straight games and is averaging 7 rebounds and 6 assists in that span.
  • The Grizzlies have allowed the 7th most fantasy points to Shooting Guards over the last 3 weeks, making Gary Harris ($4,800) an intriguing value.
  • With Rajon Rondo and Rudy Gay OUT and Seth Curry DOUBTFUL tonight Marco Belinelli ($3,900) is in a good spot for heavy minutes and solid production.


Top 5 Small Forwards

PosPlayerTeamOppSalary
SFKevin Durant OKCSAC$10,400
SFGiannis AntetokounmpoMILHOU$7,800
SFTrevor ArizaHOUMIL$5,800
SFMatt BarnesMEMDEN$5,600
SFJeff GreenLACBKN$5,100

SF Notes

  • Kevin Durant ($10,400) has 65+ DK points in 2 straight games with 12+ rebounds and 30+ points in both.
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo ($7,800) is averaging 17/11/6 with 2 blocks and 1 steal in his last 5 games.
  • Trevor Ariza ($5,800) has 2+ steals in 8 straight games (with 15 in his last 4 games).
  • The Nuggets have allowed the 5th most fantasy points to Small Forwards over the last 3 weeks heading into tonight’s game against Matt Barnes ($5,600).
  • Jeff Green ($5,100) broke out last game against the Kings dropping 22 points and 5 rebounds with 4 three pointers made.


Top 5 Power Forwards

PosPlayerTeamOppSalary
PFDeMarcus CousinsSACOKC$10,700
PFZach RandolphMEMDEN$6,900
PFThaddeus YoungBKNLAC$6,800
PFSerge Ibaka OKCSAC$6,000
PFTristan ThompsonCLEIND$5,300

PF Notes

  • The Thunder have allowed the 2nd most fantasy points to Power Forwards over the last 3 weeks. Enter DeMarcus Cousins ($10,700).
  • Zach Randolph ($6,900) is averaging 16 points and 7 rebounds in his last 5 games.
  • Thaddeus Young ($6,800) has pulled down at least 8 rebounds in 6 straight games and has 10 steals in his past 2 games.
  • Serge Ibaka ($6,000) has multiple blocks in 5 of his last 7 games and the Kings have allowed the 2nd most blocks to Power Forwards over the last 3 weeks.
  • The Pacers have allowed the 8th most rebounds to Power Forwards over the last 3 weeks and face Tristan Thompson ($5,300) tonight.


Top 5 Centers

PosPlayerTeamOppSalary
CBrook LopezBKNLAC$7,400
CGreg MonroeMILHOU$7,100
CRudy GobertUTABOS$6,700
CJahlil Okafor PHIWAS$6,100
CJared SullingerBOSUTA$5,900

-Jahlil Okafor has been ruled out for tonight’s game against the Wizards

C Notes

  • Brook Lopez ($7,400) is averaging 23 points and 8 rebounds with 2 blocks/steals in his last 5 games.
  • Greg Monroe ($7,100) has at least 1 block/steal in 5 straight games and still playing 35+ minutes despite coming off the bench.
  • The Celtics have allowed the 2nd most fantasy points to Centers over the last 3 weeks (they face Rudy Gobert ($6,700) tonight).
  • Jahlil Okafor ($6,100) has scored 20+ points in back to back games. OUT TONIGHT
  • In 5 games without Kelly Olynyk, Jared Sullinger ($5,900) has scored at least 29 DK points every time out (which is equal to 5X value at this price).