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 CurryGSNO$10,200
PGDamian LillardPOROKC$9,700
PGKyle LowryTORCHI$8,200
PGGoran Dragic MIADEN$6,700
PGShelvin MackUTACLE$4,800

  • BIRTHDAY ALERT!!! Steph Curry ($10,200) has averaged 50.7 DK points per game on the day of or the day before his birthday.
  • The Thunder have allowed the 3rd most fantasy points to point guards over the last 3 weeks while Damian Lillard ($9,700) has 10+ assists in 2 of his last 3 games
  • Injuries in the Chicago backcourt plus the Bulls allowing the 5th most fantasy points to point guards over the last 3 weeks makes Kyle Lowry ($8,200) a strong play tonight
  • Goran Dragic ($6,700) is finding a groove in Miami with at least 40 DraftKings points in 5 of his last 7 games
  • Playing over 30 minutes in back to back games has helped Shelvin Mack ($4,800) score 35+ DK points in both

Mar14 - Shelvin Mack


Top 5 Shooting Guards

PosPlayerTeamOppSalary
SGJames HardenHOUMEM$10,500
SGNicolas BatumCHADET$7,400
SGKlay ThompsonGSNO$7,100
SGAndrew WigginsMINPHO$6,200
SGE'Twaun Moore CHITOR$4,500

Game by game analysis from Benny Ricciardi in today’s NBA Game Breakdown

  • Scoring has dropped off for James Harden ($10,500) in the past week but he does have at least 7 assists in 6 of his last 7 games
  • Nicolas Batum ($7,400) is showing consistency in the Queen City with at least 30 DK points in 7 straight games
  • Klay Thompson ($7,100) has scored over 20 points in 11 of his last 13 games with multiple three pointers made in 10 of those
  • It’s now 4 straight games with 20+ points for Andrew Wiggins ($6,200) and he swiped 5 steals against the Thunder on Friday
  • Pau Gasol is OUT and D-Rose is questionable tonight. That means someone has to pick up the minutes for Chicago.. E’Twaun Moore ($4,500) is the next man up


Top 5 Small Forwards

PosPlayerTeamOppSalary
SFKevin Durant OKCPOR$10,500
SFLeBron JamesCLEUTA$9,900
SFTobias HarrisDETCHA$6,300
SFMatt BarnesMEMHOU$5,600
SFLance StephensonMEMHOU$5,500

  • Kevin Durant ($10,500) hasn’t scored less than 27 points in 9 straight games and this game has the 2nd highest projected point total of the night
  • LeBron James ($9,900) is nearly averaging a double-double in his last 6 games (25 points/9 rebounds) while scoring no less than 44 DK points in 9 straight
  • Tobias Harris ($6,300) has at least 16 points/5 rebounds/32 DK points in 4 straight games
  • Injuries on the Grizzlies has opened up big minutes for Matt Barnes ($5,600) and he’s averaging 40 DK points over his last 2 games
  • Lance Stephenson ($5,500) is essentially the #1 point guard on the Grizzlies now and has at least 12 field goal attempts in 3 of his last 4 games

Editor’s Note (2:15 PM ET): Lance Stephenson is questionable to play tonight for Memphis.*


Top 5 Power Forwards

PosPlayerTeamOppSalary
PFAnthony DavisNOGS$9,900
PFDerrick FavorsUTACLE$7,100
PFJaMychal GreenMEMHOU$6,200
PFGorgui DiengMINPHO$5,800
PFMarvin WilliamsCHADET$5,600

The NBA Cheat Sheet has the stats and matchups you need to prepare for a big Monday night in the NBA

  • At least 51 DK points in 4 of his last 5 games has Anthony Davis ($9,900) looking strong against the fast-paced Warriors tonight
  • Derrick Favors ($7,100) is coming off a 60.5 DK point performance and gets to face off against the soft marshmallow body of Kevin Love in the paint
  • Lingering knee pain for Zach Randolph means JaMychal Green ($6,200) stays on the court and he has at least 39 DK points in 3 of his last 4 games
  • Gorgui Dieng ($5,800) has at least 9 rebounds/2 blocks/2 steals in 2 of his last 3 games
  • Shooting 8-13 from deep over his last 2 games has made the difference for Marvin Williams ($5,600) and he’s scored at least 31 DK points in both


Top 5 Centers

PosPlayerTeamOppSalary
CHassan WhitesideMIADEN$8,200
CKarl-Anthony TownsMINPHO$7,900
CAlex LenPHOMIN$7,000
CJonas ValanciunasTORCHI$5,300
CEnes KanterOKCPOR$4,600

  • The most consistent player on the Heat this year has been Hassan Whiteside ($8,200) and he’s averaging 15 points/13 rebounds/4 blocks in his last 6 games

hassan whiteside march 14th

  • The Suns have allowed the 2nd most points to centers over the last 3 weeks and Karl-Anthony Towns ($7,900) has a double-double in 2 of his last 3 games
  • Alex Len ($7,000) has a double-double in 8 straight games with 13+ rebounds in 6 of those
  • Pau Gasol OUT should mean a field day for Jonas Valanciunas ($5,300) who has a double-double in 4 of his last 5 games
  • The Trail Blazers have allowed the 4th most fantasy points to centers over the last 3 weeks and Enes Kanter ($4,600) has a double-double with at least 14 rebounds in his last 2 games