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
PGSteph CurryGSPOR$10,300
PGDamian Lillard PORGS$9,800
PGJrue HolidayNOMEM$8,300
PGRicky RubioMINOKC$6,000
PGBrandon JenningsORLSAC$3,500

  • The Trail Blazers have allowed the 7th most fantasy points to point guards over the last 3 weeks while Steph Curry ($10,300) has over 50 DraftKings points in 2 of his last 4 games
  • Damian Lillard ($9,800) is averaging 73.9 DK points in 2 games vs Golden State this season and they have allowed the most fantasy points to point guards over the last 3 weeks
  • Jrue Holiday ($8,300) has 50+ DK points in back to back games while dropping 38 points/6 assists/4 rebounds in his most recent one
  • The Thunder have allowed the 2nd most assists to point guards over the last 3 weeks and Ricky Rubio ($6,000) has 10 of them in 2 of his last 3 games
  • Brandon Jennings ($3,500) scored 20 points against the Warriors on Monday and will see a bump up in minutes with Elfrid Payton OUT tonight


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Top 5 Shooting Guards

PosPlayerTeamOppSalary
SGJames HardenHOUBOS$10.600
SGCJ McCollumPORGS$7,100
SGAndrew WigginsMINOKC$5,800
SGEvan TurnerBOSHOU$5,000
SGVince CarterMEMNO$4,600

  • James Harden ($10,600) has at least 26 points/7 assists/5 rebounds in 5 straight games
  • With at least 2 three pointers made in 6 straight games CJ McCollum ($7,100) is ready to play in a game with the highest projected point total of the night
  • The Thunder have allowed the 3rd most scoring points to shooting guards over the last 3 weeks and Andrew Wiggins ($5,800) has scored 23+ in 3 straight.
  • His distribution returned last game with 16 points/8 assists and Evan Turner ($5,000) should have no problem slicing through the lazy defense of the Rockets
  • Vince Carter ($4,600) has over 29 DK points in back to back games and will continue to see 25+ with injuries running rampant in Memphis


Top 5 Small Forwards

PosPlayerTeamOppSalary
SFKevin DurantOKCMIN$10,500
SFCarmelo AnthonyNYLAC$8.500
SFRobert CovingtonPHIBKN$6,500
SFTobias HarrisDETCHA$6,200
SFRudy GaySACNO$6,000

  • A streak of 7 games with 57+ DK points is nice but Kevin Durant ($10,500) does score below his season numbers against the Timberwolves, averaging 44.5 DK points in 3 games played.
  • The Clippers are one of the stingiest defenses against small forwards but Carmelo Anthony ($8,500) is scoring over 20 points with 7 rebounds seemingly every game out
  • Robert Covington ($6,500) has 42 DK points in 2 of his last 3 games and has 5 steals/3 blocks in that span
  • With at least 16 points/6 rebounds/4 assists in 2 of his last 3 games Tobias Harris ($6,200) seems to be enjoying his new home in Detroit
  • In 9 games without DeMarcus Cousins this season Rudy Gay ($6,000) is averaging 32.7 DK points

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Top 5 Power Forwards

PosPlayerTeamOppSalary
PFAnthony DavisNOSAC$9,800
PFAaron GordonORLSAC$6,700
PFJaMychal GreenMEMNO$5,700
PFSerge IbakaOKCMIN$5,600
PFJarell MartinMEMNO$3,600

  • Coming off a 67.25 DK point performance Anthony Davis ($9,800) should enjoy another big night against a very weakened Memphis frontcourt
  • No DeMarcus Cousins in the middle means more room for Aaron Gordon ($6,700) who has a double-double in 2 of his last 4 games
  • JaMychal Green ($5,700) has filled in nicely scoring 40+ DK points in back to back games and will continue to see big minutes whether Zach Randolph returns or not
  • Serge Ibaka ($5,600) has over 25 DK points in 7 of his last 10 games
  • In 23 minutes last game Jarell Martin ($3,600) scored 16 points with 6 rebounds/1 block and is one of the only healthy big men the Grizzlies have left


Top 5 Centers

PosPlayerTeamOppSalary
CPaul Gasol CHIMIA$8,200
CAndre DrummondDETCHA$7,900
CBrook LopezBKNPHI$7,800
CRobin LopezNYLAC$5,700
CEnes KanterOKCMIn$4,500

  • Pau Gasol ($8,200) is the Bulls best option on offense/defense and everywhere right now and has scored over 63 DK points in 2 of his last 3 games
  • Andre Drummond ($7,900) has pulled down at least 14 rebounds in 9 straight games and won’t be slowed down by the inexperienced frontcourt of the Hornets
  • Philadelphia has allowed the most fantasy points to centers over the last 3 weeks and Brook Lopez ($7,800)) remains the only Nets player worth rostering on a nightly basis
  • Robin Lopez ($5,700) won’t outscore his brother but should be very solid on the boards tonight as the Clippers have allowed the 5th most rebounds to centers over the last 3 weeks
  • A fast paced transition game against athletic big men benefits Enes Kanter ($4,500) greatly and he’s averaging 14 points/7 rebounds over his last 5 games