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
PGStephen CurryGSUTA$10,500
PGChris PaulLACOKC$9,800
PGIsaiah ThomasBOSMEM$7,300
PGMario ChalmersMEMBOS$5,200
PGPatrick BeverleyHOUPHI$4,800

  • Stephen Curry ($10,500) is doing Chef Curry things with 67+ fantasy points in 2 of his last 4 games
  • Chris Paul ($9,800) has double-digit assists in 7 of his last 8 games with at least 1 steal in 10 straight
  • No one is hotter in March than Isaiah Thomas ($7,300), who’s averaging 30 points/5 assists/3 rebounds/3 three pointers made in 3 games so far
  • Mike Conley OUT means Mario Chalmers ($5,200) is IN, and he scored 39.5 DraftKings points when he started for him on Monday
  • The Sixers are terrible in every single way, and Patrick Beverley ($4,800) contributes in all categories, with 25+ DK points in 7 of his last 8 games


Top 5 Shooting Guards

PosPlayerTeamOppSalary
SGJames HardenHOUPHI$10,700
SGDwyane WadeMIAMIL$7,200
SGDevin BookerPHONY$5,300
SGJ.J. RedickLACOKC$4,900
SGEvan TurnerBOSMEM$4,900

  • James Harden ($10,700) has scored 36+ points in 3 straight games while dropping 71 DK points in 2 of those
  • Finally finding a rhythm with Goran Dragic and Luol Deng has helped Dwyane Wade ($7,200) score over 20 points in 5 of 8 games since the All-Star break
  • Devin Booker ($5,300) has played 40 minutes and scored 27+ points in 2 of his last 3 games
  • The Thunder have allowed the 5th most fantasy points and 7th most three pointers made to shooting guards over the last 3 weeks, and J.J. Redick ($4,900) has made 11 three’s in his last 4 games
  • Assists have dipped, but Memphis is injured all over, and Evan Turner ($4,900) has 28 field goal attempts in his last 2 games


Top 5 Small Forwards

PosPlayerTeamOppSalary
SFKevin DurantOKCLAC$10,700
SFLeBron JamesCLESAC$9,900
SFCarmelo AnthonyNYPHO$8,500
SFLuol DengMIAMIL$6,000
SFTony AllenMEMBOS$4,500

  • Hard not to target Kevin Durant ($10,600) tonight, as he’s scored 61+ DK points in 5 of his last 6 games

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  • Cleveland will want to avenge a bad loss to Memphis on Monday, and LeBron James ($9,900) is averaging 27 points/10 rebounds/6 assists in his last 4 games
  • After dropping 49.25 DK points last night, Carmelo Anthony ($8,500) now has over 40 DK points in 6 straight games with a great matchup against the hopeless Suns
  • The Heat are playing small ball lately putting Luol Deng ($6,000) at power forward, and he responded with 14 rebounds/43.5 DK points in his last game
  • Tony Allen ($4,500) should have more usage on offense again, and he had 46 DK points with 5 steals in the upset win against the Cavaliers


Top 5 Power Forwards

PosPlayerTeamOppSalary
PFDeMarcus CousinsSACCLE$10,400
PFJabari ParkerMILMIA$6,300
PFMarvin WilliamsCHANO$5,500
PFDavid LeeDALDET$5,100
PFJaMychal GreenMEMBOS$4,500

  • Over 20 field goal attempts in the last 2 games while grabbing at least 13 rebounds/4 assists in 3 of 4 makes DeMarcus Cousins ($10,400) a smart play tonight
  • Jabari Parker ($6,300) is fresh off a double-double and has at least 38 DK points in back to back games
  • The Pelicans have allowed the 6th most fantasy points to power forwards over the last 3 weeks and Marvin Williams ($5,500) had 15 points/7 rebounds/3 blocks in his last game
  • Solid, not spectacular continues to describe David Lee ($5,100), who has at least 30 DK points in 4 of his last 6 games
  • Even if Zach Randolph returns tonight, JaMychal Green ($4,500) is in a good spot playing 25+ minutes since Jeff Green was traded to the Clippers


Top 5 Centers

PosPlayerTeamOppSalary
CDwight HowardHOUPHI$8,000
CDeAndre JordanLACOKC$7,700
CAndre DrummondDETDAL$7,600
CAlex LenPHONY$6,600
CAl JeffersonCHANO$4,800

  • The 76ers have allowed the most fantasy points and most rebounds to centers over the last 3 weeks, and Dwight Howard ($8,000) scored 21 points/11 rebounds/2 blocks against the Raptors on Sunday
  • When they played the Thunder on March 2nd, DeAndre Jordon ($7,700) had 20 points/18 rebounds and he has 7 blocks in his last 2 games
  • Andre Drummond ($7,600) doesn’t have less than 14 rebounds in 8 straight games, and Dallas has allowed the 2nd most fantasy points/3rd most rebounds to centers over the last 3 weeks
  • Back to back games with 54 DK points has driven up the price of Alex Len ($6,600), but his minutes have increased, too, now sitting at 35 per game
  • The Pelicans have allowed the 6th most scoring points to centers over the last 3 weeks, and Al Jefferson ($4,800) put up 20 points/6 rebounds/2 assists in his most recent game