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 CurryGSATL$10,900
PGDamian Lillard PORNY$9,600
PGGoran Dragic MIACHI$6,500
PGJeff TeagueATLGS$6,100
PGD'Angelo Russell LALBKN$5,600

  • Steph Curry ($10,900) is shooting 43-75 from downtown in his last 6 games while averaging 61 DraftKings points

UPDATE: Steph Curry is OUT tonight. Be sure to follow the late news on the favorite to be the league MVP. Look for Shaun Livingston to be the primary beneficiary with the crowding out effect helping nearly everyone on the Warriors in terms of fantasy outlook.

  • In 7 of his last 8 games Damian Lillard ($9,600) has scored at least 30 points with 2+ three pointers made
  • Goran Dragic ($6,500) is averaging 19/7/5 with 1 steal in his last 6 games
  • The Warriors have allowed the 2nd most fantasy points to Point Guards over the last 3 weeks including the 5th most assists and Jeff Teague ($6,100) has 9 in back to back games
  • Playing 30+ minutes D’Angelo Russell ($5,600) has scored 22 points with 2+ three pointers made in back to back games

shjaun living no steph

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Top 5 Shooting Guards

PosPlayerTeamOppSalary
SGKlay ThompsonGSCHI$7,600
SGCJ McCollumPORNY$7,400
SGNicolas BatumCHAPHO$6,700
SGE'Twaun MooreCHIMIA$5,400
SGBojan BogdanovicBKNLAL$4,200

  • Klay Thompson ($7,600) has at least 42 DK points in 4 of his last 5 games and scores 1.12 Dk points per minute with Steph out compared to 0.99 when he plays
  • CJ McCollum ($7,400) is averaging 22/5/4 while shooting 48% from deep over his last 6 games
  • The Suns have allowed the most fantasy points to Shooting Guards over the last 3 weeks and Nicolas Batum ($6,700) is averaging 5 rebounds/assists with 1 block/steal in his last 5 games
  • With Derrick Rose active E’Twaun Moore ($5,400) has at least 14 field goal attempts in 2 of his last 3 games
  • The Lakers have allowed the most three pointers made to Shooting Guards over the last 3 weeks and Bojan Bogdanovic ($4,200) has 7 in his last 3 games.
  • Kobe Bryant is OUT tonight which means more usage for Lou Williams ($4,800) who is scoring 28.7 DK points when the Mamba is inactive


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Top 5 Small Forwards

PosPlayerTeamOppSalary
SFCarmelo AnthonyNYPOR$8,500
SFChandler ParsonsDALORL$6,600
SFMirza TeletovicPHOCHA$5,600
SFJoe JohnsonMIACHI$5,500
SFPJ TuckerPHOCHA$4,900

  • Carmelo Anthony ($8,500) has scored at least 40 DK points in 6 of his last 7 games
  • Making 4 three pointers in back to back games has helped Chandler Parsons ($6,600) drop at least 27 points in both
  • The Hornets have allowed the 4th most fantasy points to Small Forwards over the last 3 weeks and Mirza Teletovic ($5,600) has 18 three pointers made in his last 5 games
  • Joe Johnson ($5,500) played 30 minutes in his first start with the Heat and will be relied on to score with Chris Bosh possibly out for the season
  • PJ Tucker ($4,900) dropped 17/11/7 in 43 minutes last game and faces a very weak Hornets defense

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Top 5 Power Forwards

PosPlayerTeamOppSalary
PFDraymond GreenGSATL$8,600
PFThaddeus YoungBKNLAL$6,900
PFAaron GordonORLDAL$6,800
PFDirk NowitzkiDALORL$6,400
PFJulius Randle LALBKN$6,200

  • Scoring should increase for Draymond Green ($8,600) tonight and he’s nearly averaging a triple-double in his last 6 games with 10/11/9 and 2 steals/1 block. Green has put up 47.75 DK points per game when Steph Curry does not play
  • Thaddeus Young ($6,900) will see more touches with Joe Johnson gone and the Lakers have allowed the 6th most fantasy points to Power Forwards over the last 3 weeks
  • Aaron Gordon ($6,800) has scored at least 32 DK points in 7 of his last 8 games and is starting to hit three pointers with more regularity
  • The Magic have allowed the 5th most fantasy points and 4th most scoring to Power Forwards over the last 3 weeks and Dirk Nowitzki ($6,400) is fully rested after only playing 17 minutes in a blowout win
  • Julius Randle ($6,200) has at least 12 rebounds in 3 of his last 5 games and the Nets have allowed the 5th most rebounds to Power Forwards over the last 3 weeks

randle without kobe


Top 5 Centers

PosPlayerTeamOppSalary
CHassan WhitesideMIACHI$8,300
CNikola VucevicORLDAL$7,800
CAl HorfordATLGS$7,300
CRobin LopezNYPOR$5,800
CAlex LenPHOCHA$5,200

  • Hassan Whiteside ($8,300) is averaging 18/16 with 4 blocks in his last 5 games while shooting 60% from the field
  • The Mavericks have allowed the 7th most fantasy points and most scoring to Centers over the last 3 weeks while Nikola Vucevic ($7,800) is averaging 23/10 in his last 6 games
  • Al Horford ($7,300) exploded for 69.5 DK points 8 days ago against the Warriors and they’ve still allowed the 4th most fantasy points to Centers over the last 3 weeks
  • Revenge game for Robin Lopez ($5,800) who had 14/14 with 3 blocks last game and his former squad has allowed the most fantasy points to Centers over the last 3 weeks
  • Alex Len ($5,200) is averaging 18/11 in his last 4 games and played over 30 minutes in 2 of those