Check out the Cash Game Breakdown for tonight’s 10-game NBA DFS slate!!
We’ve got a 10-game slate tonight in the Association. Let’s dive right into it!
Mike Conley ($5800 DK, $6000 FD) – With Donovan Mitchell ruled out, this is too cheap a price for Conley. As Conley enters the backend of his career and with the depth the Jazz have on the perimeter, we very rarely see him take on big minutes, but this should be a spot where we see him get those 31-32 minutes with a little bit of upside for more. He is a strong cash play at the price and I would expect him to take on plenty of ownership.
Dejounte Murray ($7000 DK, $7600 FD) – Outstanding matchup here for Murray and the Spurs against the Kings. Murray dropped 43.5 DK points on this same Kings team just two nights ago and he’s been fantastic over his last three, going for nearly 40 fantasy points in each. Murray’s across the board contributions give him a solid floor and the matchup is one of the best there is.
Malcolm Brogdon – ($7000 DK, $6600 FD) – Brogdon is a very consistent performer and this is a good price tag for him. In two other recent games against Miami, he had around 38 fantasy points in each game and he’s just rarely a guy we’re disappointed in or who is going to blow up our cash game teams. Solid play at the price.
Saben Lee ($4300 DK, $5000 FD) – The minutes are a slight concern but the price is so nice on DK that we can still easily look his way over there. The Pistons have started everyone but the PA man at PG this year, but Lee has started the last two and a win last game over the Raptors suggests we should see him start again tonight. He’s played 24 and 26 minutes in those games and that’s about where we should expect him again tonight.
Jordan Clarkson ($5500 DK, $5000 FD) – Clarkson is a little bit of a wildcard as his extremely streaky shooting and lack of contributions in other areas gives him an extremely dangerous floor for cash, but he should also be in line to pick up some extra minutes with Mitchell out and there’s no doubt he’s going to come out firing. The likely additional minutes tonight should help his floor enough to make him a play even if he goes cold as he is prone to do.
James Harden ($10,900 DK, $11,500 FD) – Obviously, Harden is an absolute beast. We’ve also got a little drive down narrative street with Harden taking on his former team for the second time this season. The first game he put up a cool 73 fantasy points. Really the only question mark here is whether the Rockets can put up enough of a fight for Harden to play the 40+ minutes he’s been seeing in close contests. The good news there is that bad teams like the Wolves, Pistons and Wizards have all kept it close with this Brooklyn team recently, so there’s a chance Houston could do the same.
Fred VanVleet ($7700 DK, $7400 FD) – With Kyle Lowry ruled out and Norman Powell no longer on the roster, this shapes up to be a real nice situation for FVV, who is priced well down from the mid-8k range we saw him in earlier this season. We could easily see him approach 40 minutes here in a role that requires him to take over offensively along with teammate Pascal Siakam.
Tyrese Haliburton ($6100 DK, $5600 FD) – There’s a lot of teams kicking themselves right now for passing on Haliburton in the 2020 draft. He is just flat out good. The addition of Delon Wright hasn’t really hurt him as he continues to start and he’s played 32 and 33 minutes the past two games with Wright in the lineup. He’s an inexpensive way to get exposure to this high total game.
*Kevin Porter Jr. ($6000 DK, $5500 FD) – John Wall is Q with some fluid buildup in his knee, and given that Houston has nothing to play for and zero reason to push Wall, I’d lean more towards doubtful on that than probable, especially given Wall’s injury history. Porter Jr. is a talented player and has shown characteristics of being “the man” when given the opportunity earlier this year, so this is really a great price for a guy with a real shot at 40+ fantasy points if Wall were to sit.
Joe Ingles ($5600 DK, $5500 FD) – Ingles will most likely grab the start with Mitchell out and he is also the most likely to see a significant uptick in minutes. In addition, with such a high-usage player on the sidelines – Donovan is regularly posting a usage rate well over 30%! – there will be more opportunities for Ingles to run pick and rolls and be a playmaker. We don’t tend to think of the Jazz as a team involved in high scoring games, but this Jazz/Grizzlies game is projected to be the third highest of the night.
OG Anunoby ($6300 DK, $6600 FD) – I don’t know anyone who likes to roster Anunoby at this price but the reality is that he’s been super consistent through these changes for the Raptors and has put up 30+ fantasy points in six consecutive games and he’ll likely play big minutes tonight in any reasonably close game. I’d expect him to keep chugging along tonight.
DeMar DeRozan ($7600 DK, $7700 FD) – As mentioned in the Murray writeup, this is a great matchup here against the Kings and a game that went to a 147 total just two days ago. The Spurs lost by 17 in that one and I’d expect them to have a better showing here. DeRozan’s minutes have been down a little bit lately because the Spurs haven’t been involved in very many close games, but I’d expect him to pop back up into the 35-37 minute range tonight if this one stays as competitive as the 2.5 point spread suggests it will be.
Isaiah Roby ($5400 DK, $5000 FD) – It’s getting pretty ugly for the Thunder as we won’t see Al Horford for the rest of the season, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander could easily miss the rest of the year too, while Darius Bazley, Aleksej Pokusevski and Laguentz Dort have been already been ruled out for tonight. This should put Roby in position to play a ton of minutes and OKC isn’t exactly loaded with offensive weapons right now, so the opportunity should be there for double-digit shot attempts to go along with his stat-stuffing across all the other categories.
Pascal Siakam ($7700 DK, $8300 FD) – With Kyle Lowry out and a very talented offensive player in Norman Powell out of the picture, this is where FVV and Siakam will be the two to step up as the primary options while Anunoby could take on a slightly larger role as well.
Giannis Antetokoumpo ($10500 DK, 11300 FD) – Giannis has been in a bit of a fantasy “slump” over the past three games, but much of that can be attributed to some tough matchups, including last game against the Clippers. Giannis still scored 32 real points in that one and this should be a fine spot tonight against a Lakers team missing both LeBron and AD.
Jaden McDaniels ($4300 DK, $4600 FD) – There has been a rotating cast of starting PFs for the Timberwolves this year but it appears they have locked in on McDaniels for the job and he has delivered. This isn’t a very good matchup against the slow-paced Knicks, but really we’re playing the minutes and price as McDaniels has ramped up from 33 to 36 to 38 the past three games and the price is still super cheap.
Andre Drummond ($7800 DK, $5200 FD) – One of the biggest price differences you’ll ever see between the two sites. Drummond is starting tonight for the Lakers and even if he plays just 25-26 minutes, this price is WAY too low on FanDuel. We know that Drummond is always going to be a beast on the glass and any additional contributions with easy buckets, steals or blocks is only going to add to his upside.
Robert Williams ($6700 DK, $6300 FD) – Williams started and broke the 30 minute barrier last game which is great to see. With Daniel Theis gone and Tristan Thompson still injured, this is a nice spot for Williams to continue to pick up minutes. In addition, the extra point for stocks on FD adds to his appeal there as Williams is a block machine, but it’s really tough to get away from Drummond here.
Bam Adebayo ($8200 DK, $9400 FD) – We’ve got a fairly large price discrepancy between sites which makes Bam a very strong play on DK and less so on FD. New Orleans is a very poor defensive team and Bam is a strong value on DK.
DK Core: Mike Conley, Fred VanVleet, Isaiah Roby, Kevin Porter Jr. (If Wall sits)
FD Core: Andre Drummond, Mike Conley, Isaiah Roby, Kevin Porter Jr. (If Wall sits)