NBA 10/20 – Full Slate Targets

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The NBA slated 2 games last night in order to tip off the season and for basketball fans and DFS players everywhere, this was an entertaining double header. Giannis produced nothing short of expectations leading the Bucks to a 127-104 win over Brooklyn and Steph Curry led the the Warriors to an upset victory over the Lakers with a triple double. As exciting as it was to see the NBA back in action, these games served as nothing more than an appetizer for what’s in store tonight.  11 tip offs are set to take place tonight across the league beginning at 7pm EST and that means for us DFS players, its going to be a busy afternoon. If you’re having trouble navigating through the stats in order to set the most valuable lineup possible you’re in luck. Rotocurve has some of the sharpest NBA projections around and we are here to help! Take a look at a few players we recommend targeting in your contests tonight…

MO BAMBA – This is a player that is slightly more under valued on FD than on DK but we believe he is worth a look regardless. In the price range of $5200-$5700 yet projected to produce anywhere from  6.4-7x that amount, this could easily be your greatest value start of the night. Bamba averages 7.2 points and 5 rebounds per game on 14.2 minutes but we’re expecting him to see nearly double that amount of time tonight. In a game set on the low end of the total spectrum and Bamba’s consistency rating being well above average, this could be someone the Magic lean on for production down low on both offense and defense. On FD, our projections have deemed this a start in 100% of our lineups however on DK, this number drops to 75%. Still, this is a player with high potential at a low cost who won’t be prioritized by the majority.

Next game:

DEN @ ORL

Time:

Wed, 1st Dec, 07:00PM ET

Odds:

ORL +7.5 / O/U 207.5

C

Mo Bamba

Orlando Magic

Salary: 7,200 6,500
FPPG: 32.43 31.90
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
ORL @ PHI Mon, 29 Nov 2021, 7:00PM ET 6,800 50.90 6,400 47.75
CHI @ ORL Fri, 26 Nov 2021, 7:00PM ET 6,800 15.20 6,400 15.50
CHA @ ORL Wed, 24 Nov 2021, 7:00PM ET 6,800 29.40 6,400 35.00
ORL @ MIL Mon, 22 Nov 2021, 8:00PM ET 7,300 10.10 6,600 9.25
ORL @ MIL Sat, 20 Nov 2021, 8:00PM ET 7,300 29.90 6,500 27.25
ORL @ BRO Fri, 19 Nov 2021, 7:30PM ET 7,000 35.50 6,500 34.50
ORL @ NYK Wed, 17 Nov 2021, 7:30PM ET 7,000 34.40 6,700 35.00
ORL @ ATL Mon, 15 Nov 2021, 7:30PM ET 7,000 35.60 6,900 31.50
WAS @ ORL Sat, 13 Nov 2021, 7:00PM ET 6,700 48.90 6,600 49.25
BRO @ ORL Wed, 10 Nov 2021, 7:00PM ET 6,500 33.80 6,800 33.25
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2021 REG ORL 10.8 9.4 1.8 0.9 2.2 30.0
2020 REG ORL 7.2 5.2 0.7 0.3 1.1 14.2
Date Team Game Score Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk Min FD FPts DK FPts
29 Nov 2021 ORL ORL @ PHI 96:101 11 17 1 0 6 34:38 50.90 47.75
26 Nov 2021 ORL CHI @ ORL 123:88 4 6 2 0 1 23:25 15.20 15.50
24 Nov 2021 ORL CHA @ ORL 106:99 18 12 0 0 0 31:27 29.40 35.00
22 Nov 2021 ORL ORL @ MIL 92:123 2 3 1 0 1 20:20 10.10 9.25
20 Nov 2021 ORL ORL @ MIL 108:117 8 7 1 2 2 24:38 29.90 27.25
19 Nov 2021 ORL ORL @ BRO 113:115 12 10 1 1 3 34:31 35.50 34.50
17 Nov 2021 ORL ORL @ NYK 104:98 12 12 2 0 2 31:49 34.40 35.00
15 Nov 2021 ORL ORL @ ATL 111:129 5 8 4 3 2 30:20 35.60 31.50
13 Nov 2021 ORL WAS @ ORL 104:92 14 17 3 1 3 26:18 48.90 49.25
10 Nov 2021 ORL BRO @ ORL 123:90 14 9 2 1 1 29:1 33.80 33.25

TYRESE MAXEY – With Simmons out tonight, a door should be open for Maxey. In his rookie year, Maxey saw an inconsistent amount of playing time from game to game but that is to be expected from a first year bench player. What’s important however is that when he did get onto the floor, he was a producer. Similar to Bamba, this is a player that won’t cost much to include in your lineup with the potential to boom in a big way. On average Maxey averages 1.8 points per minute and we’re expecting him to play well into the 20s tonight. This is of course may be a slightly risky start but given the fact that his ownership in GPP likely won’t exceed 20%, I believe its a risk worth taking. In our DK lineups Maxey is used strictly as a PG in our rosters. On FD, his usage is split between both PG and SG. Use him however you’d like, but we strongly recommend making this a target tonight, in GPP especially.

Next game:

PHI @ BOS

Time:

Wed, 1st Dec, 07:30PM ET

Odds:

PHI +3.0 / O/U 206.5

PG

Tyrese Maxey

Philadelphia 76ers

Salary: 7,000 7,000
FPPG: 32.99 33.10
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
ORL @ PHI Mon, 29 Nov 2021, 7:00PM ET 7,500 35.10 7,300 35.00
MIN @ PHI Sat, 27 Nov 2021, 6:00PM ET 7,600 32.30 N/a 34.00
PHI @ GSW Wed, 24 Nov 2021, 10:00PM ET 8,100 31.10 7,500 31.25
PHI @ SAC Mon, 22 Nov 2021, 10:00PM ET 8,100 37.20 7,400 35.25
PHI @ POR Sat, 20 Nov 2021, 10:00PM ET 7,900 51.10 7,100 49.75
PHI @ DEN Thu, 18 Nov 2021, 9:00PM ET 7,900 40.00 7,100 39.25
PHI @ UTA Tue, 16 Nov 2021, 10:00PM ET 8,100 22.80 7,200 24.50
PHI @ IND Sat, 13 Nov 2021, 7:00PM ET 8,100 29.90 7,200 32.00
TOR @ PHI Thu, 11 Nov 2021, 7:00PM ET 7,000 52.30 6,800 51.00
MIL @ PHI Tue, 9 Nov 2021, 7:30PM ET 6,600 49.00 6,200 49.25
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2021 REG PHI 18.0 3.8 5.0 0.8 0.6 35.7
2020 PST PHI 6.3 1.8 1.3 0.3 0.5 13.0
2020 REG PHI 8.0 1.7 2.0 0.4 0.2 15.5
Date Team Game Score Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk Min FD FPts DK FPts
29 Nov 2021 PHI ORL @ PHI 96:101 9 8 9 0 1 31:38 35.10 35.00
27 Nov 2021 PHI MIN @ PHI 121:120 15 4 9 0 1 43:30 32.30 34.00
24 Nov 2021 PHI PHI @ GSW 96:116 19 3 5 0 1 33:6 31.10 31.25
22 Nov 2021 PHI PHI @ SAC 102:94 24 1 4 2 0 35:1 37.20 35.25
20 Nov 2021 PHI PHI @ POR 111:118 28 3 9 2 0 35:11 51.10 49.75
18 Nov 2021 PHI PHI @ DEN 103:89 22 5 4 1 1 34:48 40.00 39.25
16 Nov 2021 PHI PHI @ UTA 85:120 16 4 2 0 0 28:53 22.80 24.50
13 Nov 2021 PHI PHI @ IND 113:118 24 2 3 0 0 42:56 29.90 32.00
11 Nov 2021 PHI TOR @ PHI 115:109 33 4 5 1 2 39:41 52.30 51.00
9 Nov 2021 PHI MIL @ PHI 118:109 31 5 4 1 1 38:59 49.00 49.25

TOBIAS HARRIS – $7.2k on FD and projected to contribute 5x that amount. With that being said, his ownership will likely be over 50% as well. No Ben Simmons, so his usage should go through the roof. I expect Phili to play hard with all the nonsense surrounding the Ben Simmons issue and expect Harris to be a very chalky play tonight. I’ll have him in cash but be using less of him in GPP’s. While he’s very likely to go for value, I don’t think if you plan on mass entering a tournament, playing him in 50% of your lineups will be a winning strategy tonight on such a large slate.

Next game:

PHI @ BOS

Time:

Wed, 1st Dec, 07:30PM ET

Odds:

PHI +3.0 / O/U 206.5

PF

Tobias Harris

Philadelphia 76ers

Salary: 7,600 8,000
FPPG: 36.87 38.30
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
ORL @ PHI Mon, 29 Nov 2021, 7:00PM ET 7,600 33.80 7,800 33.75
MIN @ PHI Sat, 27 Nov 2021, 6:00PM ET 7,500 39.80 N/a 38.25
PHI @ POR Sat, 20 Nov 2021, 10:00PM ET 7,500 37.10 8,100 41.00
PHI @ DEN Thu, 18 Nov 2021, 9:00PM ET 7,500 34.40 8,800 33.25
PHI @ UTA Tue, 16 Nov 2021, 10:00PM ET 7,700 30.30 8,500 29.00
PHI @ IND Sat, 13 Nov 2021, 7:00PM ET 7,700 45.70 8,900 51.25
TOR @ PHI Thu, 11 Nov 2021, 7:00PM ET 7,400 36.90 8,800 38.75
ATL @ PHI Sat, 30 Oct 2021, 7:30PM ET 7,400 40.20 8,400 43.75
DET @ PHI Thu, 28 Oct 2021, 7:00PM ET 7,600 29.70 8,700 29.50
PHI @ NYK Tue, 26 Oct 2021, 7:30PM ET 7,400 46.30 8,000 48.25
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2021 REG PHI 20.1 8.4 3.9 0.4 0.5 34.3
2020 PST PHI 21.8 8.5 3.5 1.0 0.4 36.5
2020 REG PHI 19.5 6.8 3.5 0.9 0.8 32.6
Date Team Game Score Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk Min FD FPts DK FPts
29 Nov 2021 PHI ORL @ PHI 96:101 17 9 2 1 0 34:44 33.80 33.75
27 Nov 2021 PHI MIN @ PHI 121:120 17 9 4 2 0 45:15 39.80 38.25
20 Nov 2021 PHI PHI @ POR 111:118 28 8 3 0 0 36:12 37.10 41.00
18 Nov 2021 PHI PHI @ DEN 103:89 17 7 2 1 1 31:24 34.40 33.25
16 Nov 2021 PHI PHI @ UTA 85:120 12 4 5 0 2 27:26 30.30 29.00
13 Nov 2021 PHI PHI @ IND 113:118 32 11 3 0 0 34:45 45.70 51.25
11 Nov 2021 PHI TOR @ PHI 115:109 19 7 7 0 1 36:44 36.90 38.75
30 Oct 2021 PHI ATL @ PHI 94:122 22 11 4 0 0 31:18 40.20 43.75
28 Oct 2021 PHI DET @ PHI 102:110 17 6 1 0 2 36:10 29.70 29.50
26 Oct 2021 PHI PHI @ NYK 99:112 23 9 9 0 0 33:15 46.30 48.25

DERRICK WHITE –  5.6k on FD but his fantasy projection comes to 5.7x that. This will be another start with an ownership percentage nearing 50% to proceed with caution in GPPs. At nearly a fantasy point per minute and projected to play north of 32 minutes, White provides both a high floor and a high ceiling with his price. His matchup is favorable as well playing against Orlando, a bottom tier team in the league. He has a similar ceiling as Harris, but at a 1.6k discount in price. The absence of DeRozan also means he should see a significant usage boost.

Next game:

Time:

Odds:

PG

Derrick White

San Antonio Spurs

Salary: 5,700 5,900
FPPG: 28.14 27.80
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
WAS @ SAS Mon, 29 Nov 2021, 8:30PM ET 5,700 42.50 5,900 42.75
BOS @ SAS Fri, 26 Nov 2021, 8:30PM ET 5,500 44.10 5,300 44.00
ATL @ SAS Wed, 24 Nov 2021, 8:30PM ET 5,500 23.90 5,300 21.50
PHX @ SAS Mon, 22 Nov 2021, 8:30PM ET 5,000 41.80 4,900 38.50
SAS @ MIN Thu, 18 Nov 2021, 8:00PM ET 5,300 15.40 5,300 14.50
SAS @ LAC Tue, 16 Nov 2021, 10:30PM ET 5,200 27.10 5,400 28.25
SAS @ LAL Sun, 14 Nov 2021, 3:30PM ET 5,600 25.10 5,700 25.25
DAL @ SAS Fri, 12 Nov 2021, 8:30PM ET 5,900 13.50 6,200 14.00
SAC @ SAS Wed, 10 Nov 2021, 8:30PM ET 6,100 23.80 6,400 21.50
SAS @ OKL Sun, 7 Nov 2021, 6:00PM ET 6,100 17.10 6,300 15.25
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2021 REG SAS 12.1 3.4 5.2 1.2 1.0 31.4
2020 REG SAS 15.4 3.0 3.5 0.7 1.0 29.6
Date Team Game Score Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk Min FD FPts DK FPts
29 Nov 2021 SAS WAS @ SAS 99:116 24 5 5 1 1 32:59 42.50 42.75
26 Nov 2021 SAS BOS @ SAS 88:96 17 8 7 1 2 37:24 44.10 44.00
24 Nov 2021 SAS ATL @ SAS 124:106 7 2 3 2 2 29:59 23.90 21.50
22 Nov 2021 SAS PHX @ SAS 115:111 19 4 4 2 2 39:33 41.80 38.50
18 Nov 2021 SAS SAS @ MIN 90:115 4 2 4 1 0 22:54 15.40 14.50
16 Nov 2021 SAS SAS @ LAC 92:106 19 3 3 1 0 31:30 27.10 28.25
14 Nov 2021 SAS SAS @ LAL 106:114 10 3 5 2 0 29:20 25.10 25.25
12 Nov 2021 SAS DAL @ SAS 123:109 5 0 5 0 1 22:8 13.50 14.00
10 Nov 2021 SAS SAC @ SAS 117:136 2 4 6 2 1 29:41 23.80 21.50
7 Nov 2021 SAS SAS @ OKL 94:99 0 3 5 1 1 26:33 17.10 15.25

KEVIN PORTER JR. –  6.1k on FD and projected 5.3x the amount of points. He’s also projected at nearly 50% ownership, and much like White offers a very high ceiling. His usage should be through the roof in a high paced game that should remain close with very little defense. With the total set at 230 and still on the rise, it’s clear points are going to be scored somewhere and Porter seems like a logical candidate. He’s got one of the highest values for his salary and and is definitely worth a look to get the start. He’s safe for cash and GPP’s.

Next game:

HOU @ OKL

Time:

Wed, 1st Dec, 08:00PM ET

Odds:

HOU +2.5 / O/U 216.0

SG

Kevin Porter Jr.

Houston Rockets

Salary: 6,800 7,400
FPPG: 28.92 31.00
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
OKL @ HOU Mon, 29 Nov 2021, 8:00PM ET 6,300 44.50 6,800 49.00
CHA @ HOU Sat, 27 Nov 2021, 8:00PM ET 5,600 49.60 5,800 54.00
CHI @ HOU Wed, 24 Nov 2021, 8:00PM ET 5,600 31.70 5,900 35.00
HOU @ MEM Mon, 15 Nov 2021, 8:00PM ET 6,000 23.90 6,200 22.00
PHX @ HOU Sun, 14 Nov 2021, 7:00PM ET 6,000 28.20 6,000 30.50
POR @ HOU Fri, 12 Nov 2021, 8:00PM ET 6,000 30.50 6,400 31.75
DET @ HOU Wed, 10 Nov 2021, 7:30PM ET 6,000 32.50 6,500 34.25
HOU @ GSW Sun, 7 Nov 2021, 7:30PM ET 6,000 19.70 6,300 21.75
HOU @ DEN Sat, 6 Nov 2021, 5:00PM ET 6,000 15.60 N/a 17.25
HOU @ PHX Thu, 4 Nov 2021, 10:00PM ET 5,900 29.70 6,400 31.00
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2021 REG HOU 13.3 4.8 6.1 1.4 0.4 31.9
2020 REG HOU 16.6 3.8 6.3 0.7 0.3 32.1
Date Team Game Score Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk Min FD FPts DK FPts
29 Nov 2021 HOU OKL @ HOU 89:102 11 10 11 3 0 33:24 44.50 49.00
27 Nov 2021 HOU CHA @ HOU 143:146 23 8 12 1 0 42:10 49.60 54.00
24 Nov 2021 HOU CHI @ HOU 113:118 14 6 9 1 0 36:35 31.70 35.00
15 Nov 2021 HOU HOU @ MEM 102:136 7 2 3 2 2 20:31 23.90 22.00
14 Nov 2021 HOU PHX @ HOU 115:89 12 6 6 2 0 31:46 28.20 30.50
12 Nov 2021 HOU POR @ HOU 104:92 18 5 5 0 0 29:16 30.50 31.75
10 Nov 2021 HOU DET @ HOU 112:104 18 5 5 1 1 35:48 32.50 34.25
7 Nov 2021 HOU HOU @ GSW 107:120 11 1 7 0 0 27:1 19.70 21.75
6 Nov 2021 HOU HOU @ DEN 94:95 6 3 4 1 0 32:14 15.60 17.25
4 Nov 2021 HOU HOU @ PHX 111:123 20 6 3 0 0 36:2 29.70 31.00