NBA DFS TARGETS (1/19)

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It’s been awhile since we’ve broken down a NBA slate but with 13 games to look at tonight it’s a great time to get back on track. When setting your lineups this massive field can be intimidating but luckily our projections show some value on a few guys at each position so if you’re having a tough time putting the peices together, let us help. Here is who we’ll be including in our lineups most frequently across the board at each position…

PG: Mike Conley (UTA) – Aside from being extremely reasonably priced on both FD and DK Conley has a few things going for him. To get right to the point, his matchup is extremely favorable and his minutes are expected to be boosted. A combination of these two things tend to be the theme of our targets but it’s just an emphasis on how important time spent on the floor is to fantasy and when you add a favorable matchup it tends to only contribute positively. Kevin Porter Jr is 13% below the league average in individual defensive efficiency and given Conley can generate above a fantasy point per minute without his defenders aid, he finds himself in a great spot tonight. He’s priced slightly higher on Draft Kings but only by $300 and no matter what platform you utilize you can expect him to return about 6x his cost in fantasy production. We’ve utilized him in not less than 75% of our lineups on both platforms and recommend him highly tonight.

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Mike Conley

Utah Jazz

Salary: 5,700 5,700
FPPG: 27.93 28.50
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
DAL @ UTA Thu, 28 Apr 2022, 10:00PM ET 5,700 30.80 5,700 31.00
UTA @ DAL Mon, 25 Apr 2022, 9:30PM ET 5,400 10.70 5,400 11.75
DAL @ UTA Sat, 23 Apr 2022, 4:30PM ET 5,800 14.40 5,500 15.00
DAL @ UTA Thu, 21 Apr 2022, 9:00PM ET 5,600 37.40 5,500 37.50
UTA @ DAL Mon, 18 Apr 2022, 8:30PM ET 6,000 12.30 5,600 11.50
UTA @ DAL Sat, 16 Apr 2022, 1:00PM ET 6,200 23.70 5,700 25.50
UTA @ POR Sun, 10 Apr 2022, 9:30PM ET 6,000 31.90 6,000 30.00
PHX @ UTA Fri, 8 Apr 2022, 9:30PM ET 5,800 31.40 6,200 32.00
MEM @ UTA Tue, 5 Apr 2022, 9:00PM ET 5,500 30.20 6,200 33.00
UTA @ GSW Sat, 2 Apr 2022, 8:30PM ET 5,300 47.00 5,900 48.75
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2021 PST UTA 9.2 3.2 4.8 0.8 0.3 29.0
2021 REG UTA 13.7 3.0 5.3 1.3 0.3 28.7
2020 PST UTA 15.3 3.5 7.7 0.2 0.5 29.3
2020 REG UTA 16.2 3.5 6.0 1.4 0.2 29.5
Date Team Game Score Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk Min FD FPts DK FPts
28 Apr 2022 UTA DAL @ UTA 98:96 11 4 8 1 1 31:2 30.80 31.00
25 Apr 2022 UTA UTA @ DAL 77:102 4 1 5 0 0 27:8 10.70 11.75
23 Apr 2022 UTA DAL @ UTA 99:100 6 2 4 0 0 23:58 14.40 15.00
21 Apr 2022 UTA DAL @ UTA 126:118 21 2 6 2 1 35:11 37.40 37.50
18 Apr 2022 UTA UTA @ DAL 104:110 0 4 3 1 0 22:13 12.30 11.50
16 Apr 2022 UTA UTA @ DAL 99:93 13 6 3 1 0 34:30 23.70 25.50
10 Apr 2022 UTA UTA @ POR 111:80 14 2 5 3 0 25:36 31.90 30.00
8 Apr 2022 UTA PHX @ UTA 111:105 13 2 8 1 1 33:59 31.40 32.00
5 Apr 2022 UTA MEM @ UTA 115:121 13 6 8 1 0 33:34 30.20 33.00
2 Apr 2022 UTA UTA @ GSW 107:111 26 5 8 1 0 35:42 47.00 48.75

SG: De’Anthony Melton (MEM) – Melton his our highest targeted player of the night being utilized in a whopping 100% of our lineups on both FanDuel and Draft Kings. The real value with Melton tonight comes with his price. His listed below $4000 on both platforms yet expected to produce 7x that amount in tonight’s matchup. He doesn’t have a particular edge over Greyson Allen who’s only 1% worse than the league average when it comes to defending players but the Vegas total in this one is set at 228 and it’s expected to be played with the highest pace by far. His projected ownership creeps up into the 30s so probably a better start in cash contests then GPP but obviously a dart throw like this means you have more space to include guys like Jokic who are both expensive and safe. At his position he’s by far the most valuable play which is why you should definitely give Melton a look tonight.

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De'Anthony Melton

Memphis Grizzlies

Salary: 4,700 4,100
FPPG: 23.50 23.50
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
MEM @ GSW Fri, 13 May 2022, 10:00PM ET 4,700 13.90 4,100 14.50
GSW @ MEM Wed, 11 May 2022, 9:30PM ET 4,400 27.40 4,500 25.50
MEM @ GSW Mon, 9 May 2022, 10:00PM ET 4,700 0.20 4,800 0.75
MEM @ GSW Sat, 7 May 2022, 8:30PM ET 5,500 14.30 4,300 16.00
GSW @ MEM Tue, 3 May 2022, 9:30PM ET 4,600 25.10 3,900 23.00
GSW @ MEM Sun, 1 May 2022, 3:30PM ET 3,500 34.90 3,000 33.25
MEM @ MIN Sat, 23 Apr 2022, 10:00PM ET 3,700 5.90 3,600 5.50
MEM @ MIN Thu, 21 Apr 2022, 7:30PM ET 4,600 1.40 4,200 2.00
MIN @ MEM Tue, 19 Apr 2022, 8:30PM ET 4,600 11.90 4,800 14.00
MIN @ MEM Sat, 16 Apr 2022, 3:30PM ET 4,800 7.70 5,300 6.75
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2021 PST MEM 5.6 3.1 1.5 1.0 0.5 17.0
2021 REG MEM 10.8 4.5 2.7 1.4 0.5 22.7
2020 PST MEM 5.4 2.7 0.9 0.1 0.7 15.0
2020 REG MEM 8.7 3.0 2.4 1.1 0.6 19.4
Date Team Game Score Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk Min FD FPts DK FPts
13 May 2022 MEM MEM @ GSW 96:110 8 2 1 1 0 11:12 13.90 14.50
11 May 2022 MEM GSW @ MEM 95:134 10 2 4 2 1 24:18 27.40 25.50
9 May 2022 MEM MEM @ GSW 98:101 0 1 0 0 0 9:12 0.20 0.75
7 May 2022 MEM MEM @ GSW 112:142 7 4 3 0 0 26:38 14.30 16.00
3 May 2022 MEM GSW @ MEM 101:106 3 8 1 2 3 25:58 25.10 23.00
1 May 2022 MEM GSW @ MEM 117:116 14 7 1 3 1 24:59 34.90 33.25
23 Apr 2022 MEM MEM @ MIN 118:119 0 2 1 1 0 7:26 5.90 5.50
21 Apr 2022 MEM MEM @ MIN 104:95 0 2 0 0 0 6:48 1.40 2.00
19 Apr 2022 MEM MIN @ MEM 96:124 7 2 3 0 0 18:6 11.90 14.00
16 Apr 2022 MEM MIN @ MEM 130:117 2 1 1 1 0 14:17 7.70 6.75

SF: Jayson Tatum (BOS) –  This is somebody on the more expensive end yet projected to produce at a high level and has been utilized in in the majority of our lineups on both platforms although much more of a priority on Draft Kings where his price is $400 less than FanDuel. Tonight he’s matched up against Gordon Heyward who has an individual DVP that’s 9% worse than the league average and given Tatum’s ability to generate about 1.2 fantasy points per minute this is a matchup that lines up for him well. His projected ownership also factors into his value as well being that it’s below 10% on both platforms. He’s expensive but if he preforms to his capability he could be the reason for separation from the field. At his position he’s projected 2nd in fantasy points only behind Lebron James so we recommend considering him when setting your lineup for sure.

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Jayson Tatum

Boston Celtics

Salary: 10,200 9,800
FPPG: 45.15 47.50
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
MIL @ BOS Sun, 15 May 2022, 3:30PM ET 11,000 38.20 10,000 43.50
BOS @ MIL Fri, 13 May 2022, 7:30PM ET 10,600 61.80 9,800 66.75
MIL @ BOS Wed, 11 May 2022, 7:00PM ET 10,000 52.20 9,600 52.00
BOS @ MIL Mon, 9 May 2022, 7:30PM ET 9,900 51.10 9,700 55.75
BOS @ MIL Sat, 7 May 2022, 3:30PM ET 10,000 27.70 10,000 24.25
MIL @ BOS Tue, 3 May 2022, 7:00PM ET 9,900 52.60 9,800 53.25
MIL @ BOS Sun, 1 May 2022, 1:00PM ET 10,300 40.20 9,400 42.00
BOS @ BRO Mon, 25 Apr 2022, 7:00PM ET 10,300 34.10 9,500 39.25
BOS @ BRO Sat, 23 Apr 2022, 7:30PM ET 9,400 66.00 9,300 65.25
BRO @ BOS Wed, 20 Apr 2022, 7:00PM ET 9,900 41.20 9,500 44.50
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2021 PST BOS 28.3 5.6 6.1 1.3 1.0 41.2
2021 REG BOS 26.9 8.0 4.4 1.0 0.6 36.0
2020 PST BOS 33.8 6.2 4.5 1.2 1.7 37.6
2020 REG BOS 26.4 7.4 4.3 1.2 0.5 35.9
Date Team Game Score Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk Min FD FPts DK FPts
15 May 2022 BOS MIL @ BOS 81:109 23 6 8 0 1 36:30 38.20 43.50
13 May 2022 BOS BOS @ MIL 108:95 46 9 4 0 1 42:43 61.80 66.75
11 May 2022 BOS MIL @ BOS 110:107 34 6 4 1 1 41:39 52.20 52.00
9 May 2022 BOS BOS @ MIL 116:108 30 13 5 0 0 41:47 51.10 55.75
7 May 2022 BOS BOS @ MIL 101:103 10 1 3 1 4 41:20 27.70 24.25
3 May 2022 BOS MIL @ BOS 86:109 29 3 8 3 1 42:34 52.60 53.25
1 May 2022 BOS MIL @ BOS 101:89 21 6 6 2 0 39:45 40.20 42.00
25 Apr 2022 BOS BOS @ BRO 116:112 29 3 5 0 0 36:22 34.10 39.25
23 Apr 2022 BOS BOS @ BRO 109:103 39 5 6 6 0 44:37 66.00 65.25
20 Apr 2022 BOS BRO @ BOS 107:114 19 6 10 0 1 41:4 41.20 44.50

PF: AJ Horford (BOS)  – Horford has been underwhelming in recent games to say the least in terms of his performance vs his salary but tonight you’re getting an excellent chance to buy low on him. He’s currently listed at just over $5000 on both platforms when just over 2 weeks ago he was well into the 7000s. Despite the decline he’s still somebody who can generate a fantasy point per minute and although his matchup isn’t ideal it’s definitely an added bonus that you can stack him with Tatum if you choose to set your lineup that way. It might not be the worst idea considering this game is in the top half of games target indicating that fantasy production will be found here. In terms of usage and value, he’s been targeted in about 40% of our lineups on both platforms and you can expect a return on your investment nearing 6x in production. He’s reasonably priced and brings upside to your lineup which makes him a valid consideration on for tonight’s slate of games.

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Al Horford

Boston Celtics

Salary: 7,000 6,700
FPPG: 30.46 30.30
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
MIL @ BOS Sun, 15 May 2022, 3:30PM ET 7,600 30.00 7,200 29.50
BOS @ MIL Fri, 13 May 2022, 7:30PM ET 7,600 32.50 7,200 28.50
MIL @ BOS Wed, 11 May 2022, 7:00PM ET 7,900 37.60 7,300 34.50
BOS @ MIL Mon, 9 May 2022, 7:30PM ET 7,400 46.10 6,600 48.50
BOS @ MIL Sat, 7 May 2022, 3:30PM ET 7,200 54.70 5,900 57.00
MIL @ BOS Tue, 3 May 2022, 7:00PM ET 5,600 42.70 5,800 40.75
MIL @ BOS Sun, 1 May 2022, 1:00PM ET 5,300 35.50 5,700 37.50
BOS @ BRO Mon, 25 Apr 2022, 7:00PM ET 5,500 20.70 6,200 23.00
BOS @ BRO Sat, 23 Apr 2022, 7:30PM ET 7,000 16.10 6,900 15.25
BRO @ BOS Wed, 20 Apr 2022, 7:00PM ET 7,600 35.20 6,400 34.00
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2021 PST BOS 13.0 9.4 3.4 1.1 1.4 36.4
2021 REG BOS 10.2 7.7 3.4 0.7 1.3 29.1
2020 REG OKL 14.2 6.7 3.4 0.9 0.9 28.0
Date Team Game Score Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk Min FD FPts DK FPts
15 May 2022 BOS MIL @ BOS 81:109 6 10 6 0 1 39:39 30.00 29.50
13 May 2022 BOS BOS @ MIL 108:95 2 10 3 1 4 38:13 32.50 28.50
11 May 2022 BOS MIL @ BOS 110:107 8 8 6 3 1 40:53 37.60 34.50
9 May 2022 BOS BOS @ MIL 116:108 30 8 3 0 1 41:35 46.10 48.50
7 May 2022 BOS BOS @ MIL 101:103 22 16 5 0 2 39:8 54.70 57.00
3 May 2022 BOS MIL @ BOS 86:109 11 11 3 4 1 37:5 42.70 40.75
1 May 2022 BOS MIL @ BOS 101:89 12 10 3 1 2 36:23 35.50 37.50
25 Apr 2022 BOS BOS @ BRO 116:112 13 6 1 0 0 25:54 20.70 23.00
23 Apr 2022 BOS BOS @ BRO 109:103 3 3 3 0 2 28:5 16.10 15.25
20 Apr 2022 BOS BRO @ BOS 107:114 16 6 2 2 1 32:23 35.20 34.00

C: LaMarcus Aldridge (BKN) – Aldridge is the most valuable big man you can play tonight in terms of salary/expected production. His matchup isn’t clear yet but he’s expected to see a significant boost in usage tonight which of course means a greater opportunity for production. He generates on average a fantasy point per minute and when you factor in his salary which doesn’t exceed $5000 on either platform, he could contribute in a large way tonight. This is another spot where just like with Horford, you’re getting a chance to buy low on someone who has preformed much closer to their floor then their ceiling in recent games and as a result has seen a salary decrease. We’ve utilized Aldridge in a heavy majority of our lineups on both platforms and recommend him as a play strongly tonight.

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LaMarcus Aldridge

Brooklyn Nets

Salary: 3,500 3,400
FPPG: 23.80 23.50
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
BRO @ NYK Wed, 6 Apr 2022, 7:30PM ET 4,200 5.60 4,300 5.25
HOU @ BRO Tue, 5 Apr 2022, 7:30PM ET 4,100 4.10 4,100 4.75
BRO @ BOS Sun, 6 Mar 2022, 1:00PM ET 5,600 23.50 4,200 23.25
MIA @ BRO Thu, 3 Mar 2022, 7:30PM ET 5,700 14.30 5,000 13.50
BRO @ TOR Tue, 1 Mar 2022, 7:30PM ET 4,600 31.30 4,500 32.25
TOR @ BRO Mon, 28 Feb 2022, 7:30PM ET 4,900 23.10 4,500 22.75
BRO @ MIL Sat, 26 Feb 2022, 8:30PM ET 5,300 13.60 4,700 14.25
BOS @ BRO Thu, 24 Feb 2022, 7:30PM ET 5,500 20.80 4,800 20.00
WAS @ BRO Thu, 17 Feb 2022, 7:30PM ET 5,200 27.30 5,000 26.00
BRO @ NYK Wed, 16 Feb 2022, 7:30PM ET 5,200 31.50 4,900 33.50
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2021 REG BRO 12.9 5.5 0.9 0.3 1.0 22.5
2020 REG SAS 13.7 4.5 1.7 0.4 0.9 26.0
2020 REG BRO 12.8 4.8 2.6 0.6 2.2 26.1
Date Team Game Score Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk Min FD FPts DK FPts
6 Apr 2022 BRO BRO @ NYK 110:98 0 3 0 0 1 5:45 5.60 5.25
5 Apr 2022 BRO HOU @ BRO 105:118 0 3 1 0 0 17:7 4.10 4.75
6 Mar 2022 BRO BRO @ BOS 120:126 14 5 1 0 1 23:26 23.50 23.25
3 Mar 2022 BRO MIA @ BRO 113:107 5 4 1 1 0 24:18 14.30 13.50
1 Mar 2022 BRO BRO @ TOR 108:109 16 9 3 0 0 29:30 31.30 32.25
28 Feb 2022 BRO TOR @ BRO 133:97 15 3 1 0 1 19:59 23.10 22.75
26 Feb 2022 BRO BRO @ MIL 126:123 11 3 0 0 0 18:36 13.60 14.25
24 Feb 2022 BRO BOS @ BRO 129:106 9 4 2 0 2 17:18 20.80 20.00
17 Feb 2022 BRO WAS @ BRO 117:103 16 4 1 0 2 28:19 27.30 26.00
16 Feb 2022 BRO BRO @ NYK 111:106 18 10 1 0 0 21:45 31.50 33.50