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 CurryGSNY$10,400
PGKemba WalkerCHAORL$8,800
PGIsaiah ThomasBOSOKC$7,300
PGRicky Rubio MINMEM$6,600
PGMarcus SmartBOSOKC$4,200

  • Steph Curry ($10,400) draws the defense (or lack thereof) of Jose Calderon tonight. That’s a real good spot for the MVP to be in
  • With at least 25 points/7 assists/4 rebounds in 3 of his last 4 games Kemba Walker ($8,800) should continue that production against a weak Orlando defense
  • Despite a poor shooting night on Tuesday, Isaiah Thomas ($7,300) still had 21 points/8 assists/6 rebounds/2 steals/1 block which was good for 46.5 DK points
  • Ricky Rubio ($6,600) has a double-double in 4 of his last 5 games and 7 steals in his last 2 games
  • Marcus Smart ($4,200) should start again in place of Jae Crowder and he scored 45.5 DK points against the Thunder in their previous meeting this year


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Top 5 Shooting Guards

PosPlayerTeamOppSalary
SGNicolas BatumCHAORL$7,500
SGKlay ThompsonGSNY$7,000
SGAndrew WigginsMINMEM$6,200
SGEvan FournierORLCHA$5,900
SGE'Twaun MooreCHIWAS$4,800

  • A good matchup with Orlando and scoring 40+ DK points in 3 straight games makes Nicolas Batum ($7,500) an intriguing matchup tonight
  • Klay Thompson ($7,000) shot 5-6 from three last time he faced the Knicks and should have a good offensive night with no defensive priorities to cover on the Knicks
  • Consistency has come around for Andrew Wiggins ($6,200) and he’s scored 35+ DK points in 5 straight games
  • Over his last 6 games Evan Fournier ($5,900) is averaging 19 points on 51% shooting while making 13 three pointers in that span
  • Injuries all over Chicago should increase the usage of E’Twaun Moore ($4,800) and he’s scored at least 30 DK points in 2 of his last 3 games


Top 5 Small Forwards

PosPlayerTeamOppSalary
SFKevin DurantOKCBOS$10,300
SFLeBron JamesCLEDAL$9,500
SFChandler ParsonsDALCLE$6,400
SFMatt BarnesMEMMIN$5,800
SFOmri CasspiSACNO$4,200

  • Kevin Durant ($10,300) has scored 28+ points in 7 of his last 8 games and had 20+ field goal attempts in 4 of those
  • The slow pace of the Mavericks should actually benefit LeBron James ($9,500) and he hasn’t scored less than 45 DK points in 10 straight games
  • Chandler Parsons ($6,400) is hot right now coming off a 5-9 three point performance Monday and has at least 40 DK points in 2 of his last 3 games
  • With increased minutes Matt Barnes ($5,800) has averaged 15 points/6 rebounds/4 assists/1 block over his last 5 games
  • The Pelicans have allowed the most fantasy points to small forwards over the last 3 weeks and Omri Casspi ($4,200) has 27 DK points in back to back games

Editor’s Note (5:25 PM): LeBron James is OUT tonight for the Cavaliers. Kyrie Irving had 38.3 DK points the last time LeBron sat out on February 28th and considering LeBron has a whopping 31.5 percent usage rate, we should expect Kyrie and Kevin Love to see a lot more opportunities to handle the ball. Shumpert will draw the start for James and he had 28.8 DK FP when LeBron sat out in late February. This season, when Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving are on the court and LeBron is off, Kyrie has had a ridiculous 36.5 percent usage rate (compared to 29.3 percent average usage on the year).


Top 5 Power Forwards

PosPlayerTeamOppSalary
PFDeMarcus CousinsSACNO$10,600
PFPaul MillsapATLDET$7,700
PFDirk NowitzkiDALCLE$6,600
PFJaMychal GreenMEMMIN$6,000
PFGorgui DiengMINMEM$5,900

  • In 3 games against the Pelicans this year, DeMarcus Cousins ($10,600) has averaged 61.5 DK points
  • The Pistons are weak on the glass and Paul Millsap ($7,700) is averaging 18 points/10 rebounds in his last 5 games
  • 43+ DK points in 3 straight games for Dirk Nowitzki ($6,600) and he should continue to be the primary scorer against the Cavaliers tonight
  • He’s struggled in back to back games but before that had 3 double-doubles in a row JaMychal Green ($6,000)
  • Gorgui Dieng ($5,900) has at least 12 points/9 rebounds in 3 of his last 4 games


Top 5 Centers

PosPlayerTeamOppSalary
CKarl-Anthony TownsMINMEM$8,100
CAndre DrummondDETATL$7,800
CJared SullingerBOSOKC$6,000
CRobin LopezNYGS$5,900
CEnes KanterOKCBOS$4,800

  • Memphis has lost defense in the paint while Karl-Anthony Towns ($8,100) has a double-double with 1 steal in 3 of his last 4 games
  • Andre Drummond ($7,800) has struggled in 2 of his last 4 games but has averaged 52.1 DK points in two games against the Hawks this season
  • Jared Sullinger ($6,000) has played at least 30 minutes in 3 of his last 4 games and in those games he scored 38+ DK points
  • Robin Lopez ($5,900) can handle a fast paced transition game with the Warriors and he has 31+ DK points in 3 straight games
  • One of the hottest value centers lately is Enes Kanter ($4,800) and despite only playing around 22 minutes he has 33+ DK points in 3 of his last 4 games