Today’s NBA targets break down the 4-game NBA slate we have with a look at the studs, sleepers and mid-range players you want to have rotating in your lineups.
POINT GUARD TARGETS
- Reggie Jackson vs. UTA ($8,500) – Jackson has scored 20 points or more in six out of eight contests this season to date and he continues to give the Thunder the push they need with all the injuries they’ve got. His 40.6 FPPG average, along with his ability to dish out assists, rebound and steal the ball make him an extreme option to start even at his 8.5K tag.
- Brandon Knight vs. NY ($7,500) – Any time you can get 6.0 RPG to go along with similar APG numbers (6.4) from your point guard, you should be one happy owner. Knight has had games this year where he’s gone nuts with the steals as well, but I’m not looking for those sort of games. Sure, it would be wonderful to get that from Knight on Tuesday but just give me the averages he’s been putting up to reach his 37.3 FPPG number.
- Trey Burke vs. OKC ($5,200) – Consistency for a good price has been Burke’s game early on. His salary at $5,200 is good for the numbers he provides, giving DFS owners a nice value overall. I really like Burke’s chance to nail some 3-point shots exceeding his 1.2 3PM average.
- Dennis Schroder vs LAL ($3,300) – Schroder is a digging-deep option, which I love finding on days when I use more than one superstar in my lineup. He won’t give you many minutes, which is usually a DFS downfall, but Schroder will provide you enough to get you close to his 16.3 FPPG average. I really dig the matchup too facing the Lakers, which helps his on-and-off nights so far into the season.
SHOOTING GUARD TARGETS
- Kobe Bryant vs. ATL ($8,800) – Bryant is coming off a massive 55.25 fantasy point performance against the Warriors on Sunday, which followed up a horrible 1-for-14 showing a couple of days before. I love Kobe’s ability to bounce back from poor games even though he draws the Hawks on Tuesday. Plus, Kobe is the only “for sure” thing at SG that I’m confident about.
- Kyle Korver vs. LAL ($5,700) – Expect a bounce back game from Korver facing the Lakers horrible defense, especially with since he was benched for a big chunk of the game last time out due to the Hawks being blown out. Korver will get a chance to light things up yet again from the 3-point arc. I won’t be surprised to see a 35-40 fantasy point night.
- Giannis Antetokounmpo vs. NY ($5,200) – Over the last four games played for Antetokounmpo, he has at least scored 25 fantasy points for DraftKings owners. I like that trend to continue as he draws the Knicks, giving him a personal OPRK of 25. Antetokounmpo’s shot and minutes are staying consistent, along with his rebound totals.
- O.J. Mayo vs. NY ($4,100) – The worry with Mayo is that his minutes have been inconsistent to date, so you’re not exactly sure if you’re going to get closer to 20 or 30 minutes from him. Still, at this price I think he’s worth the gamble that he can land the higher end of those minutes along with a 25-point night. You can afford to take the risk, right?
SMALL FORWARD TARGETS
- Carmelo Anthony vs. MIL ($9,500) – There aren’t many players in the league that you can count like you can Anthony when it comes to shot percentage, and just the general amount of shots taken, but he fills that role nicely. Anthony is a confidence booster for any DFS lineup, although my complaint on him will always be inconsistent rebounding. I guess that’s something I can overlook though. Nice of me, isn’t it?
- Rudy Gay vs. NO ($8,100) – If you’re comparing Gay to Anthony, Gay is the much better value to this point. He’s averaging a bit more FPPG than Anthony (39.2 compared to 37.5) and he’s $1,400 less. In fact, if I’m playing the value role only between the two I want Gay over Anthony, although both have wonderful individual matchups.
- Jabari Parker vs. NY ($5,200) – The pickings are slim with only four games on the docket, so that’s why Parker makes the list here. I’m not completely confident in this suggestion, although I do like the minutes the Bucks are giving him. Parker should give owners 20 points or so without hurting you too badly cap-wise.
- Omri Kasspi vs. NO ($3,000) – I like the game between the Kings and Pelicans to be fairly matched, so Kasspi may not get as many minutes as he’s used to getting which isn’t a ton to begin with. Suggesting him revolves around the limited options at SF on Tuesday, but the 13.3 FPPG he’s put up in the limited minutes provided isn’t bad. A total fill-out option Kasspi is, but that’s okay as long as you understand his role in your lineup.
POWER FORWARD TARGETS
- Anthony Davis vs. SAC ($11,000) – Alright, I think I’m done trying to get cute not suggesting Davis. I list him for obvious reasons, and I’m sure you know the rest of the story here. If you’re going for a stud-muffin play you can’t get much better than Davis.
- Serge Ibaka vs. UTA ($8,900) – I love Ibaka considering the defensive matchup he’s got on Tuesday facing the Jazz, who have given up 50.0 percent shooting over their last three games played. And, let’s not forget about the Jazz and their recent second-half collapse. Ibaka is prime for a big performance, with a great shot at a double-double performance.
- Carlos Boozer vs. ATL ($6,400) – Boozer is a bit sporadic with his shot at times, although assuming he can snag 30 minutes facing the Hawks even a bad shot can still keep him in the mix for 25 points or so. His ceiling is higher though, although don’t expect a double-double any time soon.
- Ryan Anderson vs. SAC ($5,400) – I love the value on Anderson at 5.4K. Most of his point production depends upon his 3-point shot, but Anderson is 15-for-27 over his last three games played from beyond the arc. I have to say that excites me some, and I’m sure it does you as well.
- DeMarcus Cousins vs. NO ($9,900) – Cousins is a double-double machine, locking down seven of them over his last 10 games played. We can only dream of another 68-point fantasy day from Cousins, as he put up against the Clippers early in the season but getting 40 points is acceptable at the 9.9K price. The matchup isn’t good for Cousins, so it’s something to keep in mind if you’re wanting to lock up that much salary.
- Jordan Hill vs. ATL ($6,800) – How many Lakers have I now suggested? Hill is a strange bird, with three games this season over the 40-point threshold but four games right around the 20-point mark. I’d be happy with somewhere in the middle, although would hope for a bigger night. Hill has scored double-digit points since his October 31 game facing the Clippers.
- Enes Kanter vs. OKC ($5,100) – The matchup for Kanter is so-so, although I’m a big fan of his shot percentage this season so far. For a big guy, it’s sort of neat-o (golly gee, Batman) to see Kanter hit three’s, block shots and do his rebounding thing. Look for a good night out of Kanter for a nice value at 5.1K.
- Samuel Dalembert vs. MIL ($3,700) – You aren’t going to get much game time from Dalembert on Tuesday. but for the price I’m sure you don’t expect the world. Dalembert will give you enough rebounding and blocks to get you close to 14.8 FPPG average.
Good luck on Tuesday! Catch me on Twitter @TheRolyPolyBoy