The NBA Sneak Peek takes an early look at the NBA games coming up on a given day. Once lineups lock from the day before, it’s never too early to get a jump start on your research! Rather than dishing out a group of picks, the Sneak Peek focuses more on the matchups, salaries and general items to watch for when you start to study up on the next day of games.

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WashingtonNew York8 PM ET
BostonMilwaukee8 PM ET
UtahDallas8:30 PM ET
HoustonGolden State10:30 PM ET

10 Highest Priced Players

There are always plenty of stars to choose from in the NBA and tonight is no different. Here are the 10 most expensive players on tonight’s slate with some basic stats for each of their matchups.

RankPlayerPosTeamOppSalaryDK FP - Last 5
1James HardenSGHOUGS$1060056.75
2John WallPGWASNY$1000052.50
3Stephen CurryPGGSHOU$1100047.30
4Carmelo AnthonySFNYWAS$840043.05
5Draymond GreenPFGSHOU$930040.50
6Klay ThompsonSGGSHOU$780039.10
7Isaiah ThomasPGBOSMIL$770039.00
8LaMarcus AldridgePFSAMIA$710037.75
9Rudy GobertCUTADAL$660036.60
10Derrick FavorsPFUTADAL$700034.30

  • Opp-DvP – Opponent’s Defense vs. Position Rank (30 is worst team at defending given position, 1 is best)
  • Exp-Pace – Expected Pace (Average pace of player’s team and their opponent)


Going Streaking

Below are the 10 players averaging the most DraftKings points per game over the last five games.

RankPlayerPosTeamOppSalaryOpp-DvPExp-Pace
1Stephen CurryPGGSHOU$1100022102.55
2James HardenSGHOUGS$1060010102.55
3John WallPGWASNY$100001599.4
4Draymond GreenPFGSHOU$930029102.55
5Carmelo AnthonySFNYWAS$84002899.4
6Klay ThompsonSGGSHOU$780018102.55
7Isaiah ThomasPGBOSMIL$77006100.05
8Kawhi LeonardSFSAMIA$76001296.4
9Dwight HowardCHOUGS$740016102.55
10Gordon HaywardSFUTADAL$7300996.95

  • DKFP-Last 5 – Average DraftKings Points Per Game (Last 5 Games Only)


Trending Up: Minutes

Below are the five players who have seen the biggest jump in minutes played per game over the last five games compared to their season average.

Minimum 20 minutes per game played to qualify

RankPlayerPosSalaryMins-SMins-L5Diff
1Raul NetoPG$360020.230.910.7
2Josh RichardsonSG$300011.520.69.1
3Corey BrewerSF$450021.2297.8
4Arron AfflaloSG$53003440.46.4
5Langston GallowaySG$45002531.16.1

Trending Up: DK Points Per Game

Below are the five players who have seen the biggest jump in DraftKings points per game over the last five games compared to their season average.

Minimum 20 minutes per game played to qualify

RankPlayerPosSalaryDKFP-SDKFP-L5Diff
1Evan TurnerSG$560023.5332.58.97
2Raul NetoPG$360013.221.057.85
3Robin LopezC$510021.729.557.85
4John WallPG$1000044.7352.57.77
5James HardenSG$1060049.7356.757.02


Defense vs. Position Matchups

Chart below shows the defense vs. position ranking of each team’s opponent.

TeamOppOpp vs PGOpp vs SGOpp vs SFOpp vs PFOpp vs C
SAMIA231266
MIASA31144
WASNY15413514
NYWAS202828820
BOSMIL626252612
MILBOS114232518
UTADAL91292710
DALUTA42711
HOUGS1910141216
GSHOU2218302921