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 OKCLAC$11,200
PGChris PaulLACOKC$9,800
PGMike ConleyMEMSAC$7,200
PGD'Angelo RussellLALDEN$5,800
PGElfrid PaytonORLCHI$5,100

  • Russell Westbrook ($11,200) has at least 53 DraftKings points in 4 straight games with a triple-double his last time out
  • Chris Paul ($9,800) has a double-double in 6 of his last 7 games while averaging 24/11/6 with 2 steals
  • The Sacramento Kings have allowed the 3rd most assists/steals to Point Guards over the last 3 weeks and Mike Conley ($7,200) has at least 8 assists and 1 steal in 3 of his last 4 games
  • D’Angelo Russell ($5,800) broke out with 8 three pointers and 39 points last night and is now locked in for 35+ minutes
  • The Bulls have allowed the 3rd most fantasy points and 2nd most scoring to Point Guards over the last 3 weeks and Elfrid Payton ($5,100) has at least 6 assists in 4 of his last 5 games


Top 5 Shooting Guards

PosPlayerTeamOppSalary
SGJames HardenHOUNO$10,400
SGKhris MiddletonMILIND$7,500
SGMonta Ellis INDMIL$6,100
SGWill Barton DENLAL$6,000
SGEric GordonNOHOU$5,100

  • The Pelicans are stingy but James Harden ($10,400) is hot with with at least 52 DK points in 7 of his last 8 games
  • Khris Middleton ($7,500) has scored 21+ points in 3 straight games with at least 1 three pointer made in each.
  • The Bucks have allowed the 4th most fantasy points to Shooting Guards over the last 3 weeks and Monta Ellis ($6,100) has at least 35 DK points in 3 of his last 4 games
  • Despite struggling last game Will Barton ($6,000) should let it fly tonight against a defense that’s allowed the 3rd most three pointers made to Shooting Guards over the last 3 weeks
  • Returning to the starting lineup produced 31 points with 4 three pointers made and 10 free throw attempts for Eric Gordon ($5,100) on Saturday


Top 5 Small Forwards

PosPlayerTeamOppSalary
SFKevin Durant OKCLAC$10,200
SFPaul GeorgeINDMIL$8,600
SFGordon HaywardUTATOR$6,900
SFMatt Barnes MEMSAC$5,800
SFJeff Green LACOKC$5,000

  • Kevin Durant ($10,200) has dropped 65+ DK points in 2 of his last 3 games while averaging 12 rebounds in that span
  • Paul George ($8,600) is averaging 24/5 with 2 steals in his last 6 games
  • Somehow Gordon Hayward ($6,900) has managed to put up 20+ field goal attempts in back to back games while dishing out 6 assists in both
  • Matt Barnes ($5,800) has 16/5 in 2 straight games with at least 1 steal in 4 straight against the struggling Kings
  • Suddenly a mainstay in the Clippers lineup Jeff Green ($5,000) has played 30+ minutes in back to back games


Top 5 Power Forwards

PosPlayerTeamOppSalary
PFDeMarcus CousinsSACMEM$10,600
PFZach RandolphMEMSAC$8,600
PFJabari Parker MILIND$6,700
PFMarvin WilliamsCHAPHI$6,000
PFMarkieff MorrisWASMIN$5,500

  • Averaging 30/11/4 in his last 4 games wasn’t enough for DeMarcus Cousins ($10,600) so he went ahead and put up 33 field goal attempts last game too
  • Rebounding has been subpar but Zach Randolph ($7,000) does have at least 31 DK points in 3 of his last 4 games
  • Jabari Parker ($6,700) exploded for 36 points on Monday and is averaging 7 rebounds and 3 assists in his last 5 games
  • The 76ers have allowed the most fantasy points and scoring to Power Forwards over the last 3 weeks and Marvin Williams ($6,000) has the athleticism to be a difference on both ends
  • Entering the starting lineup allowed Markieff Morris ($5,500) to drop 45 DK points and in either role he should continue to contribute in all categories


Top 5 Centers

PosPlayerTeamOppSalary
CPau Gasol CHIORL$8,700
CNikola VucevicORLCHI$8,000
CAndre DrummondDETSA$7,800
CRudy GobertUTATOR$6,800
CAl JeffersonCHAPHI$4,800

  • With at least 15 rebounds in 3 of his last 4 and a triple-double 2 games ago Pau Gasol ($8,700) should enjoy facing a defense that’s allowed the 6th most assists to Centers over the last 3 weeks
  • Nikola Vucevic ($8,000) has put up 35+ DK points in 10 straight games with 15+ field goal attempts in each
  • 13 straight double-doubles along with 13+ rebounds makes Andre Drummond ($7,800) a strong play against the team that’s allowed the 3rd most rebounds to Centers over the last 3 weeks
  • The Raptors have allowed the 5th most fantasy points to Centers over the last 3 weeks and Rudy Gobert ($6,800) has 31 rebounds and 6 blocks in his last 2 games
  • Al Jefferson ($4,800) put up a healthy 19/7 in only 19 minutes last game and the 76ers have allowed the 3rd most fantasy points and most rebounding to Centers over the last 3 weeks