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
PGKyle LowryTORPOR$8,500
PGKemba WalkerCHAIND$7,800
PGIsaiah ThomasBOSNY$7,600
PGD'Angelo Russell LALATL$6,300
PGDennis Schroder ATLLAL$4,800

  • Kyle Lowry ($8,500) has scored 32+ points with at least 3 steals in back to back games
  • Kemba Walker ($7,800) has put up at least 45 DraftKings points in 3 of his last 4 games
  • The Knicks have allowed the 7th most fantasy points and 2nd most assists to Point Guards over the last 3 weeks and Isaiah Thomas ($7,600) scored 30 points his last time out
  • The Lakers have finally unleashed D’Angelo Russell ($6,300) and he’s responded with 4 straight 22+ point games and 20+ field goal attempts in back to back
  • Dennis Schroder ($4,800) does it all for the Hawks averaging 25 DK points in his last 4 games while the Lakers allow the 3rd most fantasy points to Point Guards


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Top 5 Shooting Guards

PosPlayerTeamOppSalary
SGKhris Middleton MILMIN$7,300
SGVictor OladipoORLPHO$7,100
SGAndrew WigginsMINMIL$6,000
SGZach LaVineMINMIL$5,600
SGAvery BradleyBOSNY$5,000

  • The T-Wolves have allowed the 2nd most scoring points to Shooting Guards over the last 3 weeks and Khris Middleton ($7,300) is averaging 26 in his last 3 games
  • Victor Oladipo ($7,100) should be a lock for 35+ minutes and the Suns have allowed the most fantasy points to Shooting Guards over the last 3 weeks

Editor’s Note (5:55 PM ET): Victor Oladipo is OUT tonight for the Magic. Evan Fournier will return but look for Mario Hezonja to draw the start again (as he did for Fournier on Wednesday). Hezonja ($3900) had a big night on Wednesday, scoring 35 fantasy points in 37 minutes. He does come with some risk though as he’s heavily dependent on getting shot attempts and the rotations for Scott Skiles and the Magic are always tumultuous but at that price he’s a very strong value option tonight.

  • Andrew Wiggins ($6,000) is only hovering around 15 field goal attempts in his last 4 games but the Bucks have allowed the 4th most fantasy points to Shooting Guards over the last 3 weeks
  • Getting rid of Kevin Martin has opened up even more minutes for Zach LaVine ($5,600) and he’s responded by making at least 1 three pointer in 9 of his last 10 games
  • Avery Bradley ($5,000) is one of the only Celtics locked in for 35+ minutes a game and in his past 4 he’s averaging 17 points on 52% shooting


Top 5 Small Forwards

PosPlayerTeamOppSalary
SFLeBron JamesCLEWAS$9,600
SFCarmelo AnthonyNYBOS$8,600
SFPaul GeorgeINDCHA$8,100
SFGiannis AntetokounmpoMILMIN$7,700
SFShabazz MuhammadMINMIL$4,200

  • LeBron James ($9,600) has at least 23 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals in 2 of his last 3 games and will see a higher usage rate with Kevin Love OUT
  • The Celtics are stingy on the perimeter but Carmelo Anthony ($8,600) has at least 40 DK points in 7 of his last 8 games
  • Paul George ($8,100) has at least 4 three pointers made, 8 rebounds and 5 assists in back to back games
  • Another triple-double has kept Giannis Antetokounmpo ($7,700) hot and he’s averaging 18/11/8 with 2 blocks/steals in his last 5 games
  • The Bucks have allowed the 3rd most rebounds to Small Forwards over the last 3 weeks and Shabazz Muhammad ($4,200) has at least 6 in 3 of his last 4 games

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Top 5 Power Forwards

PosPlayerTeamOppSalary
PFDerrick Favors UTAMEM$7,100
PFThaddeus YoungBKNDEN$6,900
PFKenneth FariedDENBKN$6,000
PFJulius RandleLALATL$5,900
PFMarvin WilliamsCHAIND$5,800

Editor’s Note (5:20 PM): Jahlil Okafor, Nerlens Noel, Kendall Marshall and Nik Stauskas are all OUT tonight for the Sixers. Philadelphia will start Ish Smith, Robert Covington, Hollis Thompson, Jerami Grant and Carl Landry. Of that group, Landry is the only one who might not see a ton of minutes tonight against Miami and the other four are all viable options on an extremely depleted roster. Grant and Smith are the two biggest beneficiaries as both should see more shot opportunities with Noel (around 8 FGA per game) and Okafor (around 15 FGA per game) out.

  • A high number of rebounds and blocks has helped Derrick Favors ($7,100) drop at least 40 DK points in 3 of his last 5 games
  • With Joe Johnson gone Thaddeus Young ($6,900) has picked up his scoring with at least 19 points in 2 of his last 3 games and he has 26 total rebounds in his last 2
  • The Nets have allowed the 2nd most rebounds to Power Forwards over the lasta 3 weeks and Kenneth Faried ($6,000) has 11+ in 3 of his last 4 games
  • The Lakers have injuries all over with Lou Williams OUT and Kobe Bryant DOUBTFUL which means a big night for young guys like Julius Randle ($5,900) who’s averaging 13/10 in his last 5 games
  • Marvin Williams ($5,800) has at least 9 rebounds and 1 steal in 5 of his last 6 games

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Top 5 Centers

PosPlayerTeamOppSalary
CHassan WhitesideMIAPHI$8,300
CNikola VucevicORLPHO$7,500
CRudy GobertUTAMEM$6,400
CAlex LenPHOORL$5,700
CJonas ValanciunasTORPOR$5,000

  • A blowout hurt Hassan Whiteside ($8,300) last night but will be ready to dominate against a 76ers team that’s allowed the most fantasy points to Centers over the last 3 weeks
  • The Suns have allowed the 4th most fantasy points to Centers over the last 3 weeks and Nikola Vucevic ($7,500) has put up at least 24/6 in 2 of his last 3 games
  • Rudy Gobert ($6,400) is averaging 13 rebounds in his last 3 games and the Grizzlies have allowed the 5th most to Centers over the last 3 weeks
  • Alex Len ($5,700) has a double-double in 3 straight games while playing 34+ minutes in all 3
  • The Trailblazers have allowed the 3rd most fantasy points and 5th most blocks to Centers over the last 3 weeks and Jonas Valanciunas ($5,000) has at least 7 rebounds in 3 of his last 4 games