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 OKCGS$11,200
PGGoran DragicPHOMIA$6,700
PGDeron WilliamsDALSAC$5,800
PGDarren Collison SACDAL$5,500
PGRonnie PricePHOMIA$4,200

  • The Warriors have allowed the most fantasy points to Point Guards over the last 3 weeks while Russell Westbrook ($11,200) has 28/12/7 in his last 5 games
  • Goran Dragic ($6,700) dropped 41.5 DraftKings points on Tuesday and the Suns have allowed the 3rd most fantasy points to Point Guards over the last 3 weeks
  • Deron Williams ($5,800) has at least 6 assists and 3 rebounds in 3 of his last 4 games
  • Darren Collison ($5,500) has played at least 30 minutes in 6 of his last 7 games

Editor’s Note: Rajon Rondo is questionable tonight. If Rondo sits, Collison becames an even better play as he’ll step into the starting role.

  • Brandon Knight remains out and Archie Goodwin has moved to Shooting Guard so Ronnie Price ($4,200) and his steady production will continue to get big minutes running the point


Top 5 Shooting Guards

PosPlayerTeamOppSalary
SGKlay Thompson GSOKC$7,900
SGDwyane WadeMIAPHO$7,100
SGEric GordonNOSA$5,300
SGWesley Matthews DALSAC$4,900
SGDevin BookerPHOMIA$4,600

  • He struggled without Steph Curry playing but Klay Thompson ($7,900) does have 42+ DK points and 22+ field goal attempts in 5 of his last 6 games
  • The Suns have allowed the most points to Shooting Guards over the last 3 weeks and Dwyane Wade ($7,100) is shooting over 50% in 3 of his last 4 games
  • Eric Gordon ($5,300) has at least 1 steal in 6 straight games and 4 steals in his last 2
  • Wesley Matthews ($4,900) is averaging 28 DK points in his last 5 games
  • With 30 minutes and 16 field goal attempts in back to back games Devin Booker ($4,600) is locked in as the Suns go-to scoring option right now


Top 5 Small Forwards

PosPlayerTeamOppSalary
SFKevin DurantOKCGS$10,300
SFKawhi LeonardSANO$7,700
SFJoe JohnsonMIAPHO$5,700
SFMirza Teletovic PHOMIA$5,700
SFOmri CasspiSACDAL$4,600

  • Kevin Durant ($10,300) has averaged 69.8 DK points in 2 meetings with the Thunder this season
  • Kawhi Leonard ($7,700) has over 40 DK points in 7 straight games and holds averages of 8 rebounds and 3 steals in that span
  • Facing a former (former) team and scored 24 points last game as Joe Johnson ($5,700) becomes very comfortable in South Beach
  • Mirza Teletovic ($5,700) has made at least 3 three pointers in 6 straight games
  • Should start in place of Rudy Gay again and Omri Casspi ($4,700) will be ready to launch from deep with injuries all over for Sacramento


Top 5 Power Forwards

PosPlayerTeamOppSalary
PFDeMarcus CousinsSACDAL$10,600
PFDraymond Green GSOKC$8,900
PFRyan AndersonNOSA$6,100
PFSerge Ibaka OKCGS$5,900
PFDavid LeeDALSAC$4,300

  • The best bigman in the NBA right now DeMarcus Cousins ($10,600) has 55+ DK points in 6 of his last 7 games
  • He only scored 2 points against the Thunder on Saturday but Draymond Green ($8,900) also had 14 rebounds/assists too
  • With Anthony Davis struggling Ryan Anderson ($6,100) has picked up the offensive slack with at least 26 points in 2 of his last 3 games
  • Serge Ibaka ($5,900) scored 15 with 20 rebounds last time against the Warriors and this game has the highest projected point total
  • David Lee ($4,300) is settling into 20 minutes of the Mavericks rotation and is averaging 10/8/2 with 1 steal in his last 4 games


Top 5 Centers

PosPlayerTeamOppSalary
CHassan WhitesideMIAPHO$8,300
CAlex LenPHOMIA$5,600
CTim DuncanSANO$4,800
CTyson ChandlerPHOMIA$4,400
CAmare StoudemireMIAPHO$3,800

  • Hassan Whiteside ($8,300) has at least 50 DK points in 4 of his last 6 games and is averaging 16 rebounds in that span
  • Alex Len ($5,600)) has a double-double in back to back games and consistently playing over 30 minutes with Markieff Morris traded away
  • Tim Duncan ($4,800) can’t be relied on for offense anymore but he is contributing everywhere else with at least 23 DK points in 3 straight games
  • Hassan Whiteside can’t grab every rebound (actually maybe he can) but Tyson Chandler ($4,400) has 26 in his last 3 games
  • Amare Stoudemire ($3,800) only plays around 20 minutes but has been productive enough in his starting role to warrant a look at this low price