NBA DFS TARGETS (11/23)

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Only 4 games on the NBA slate which means for DFS, Targeting players for your lineup may not come as challenging. However the field of options is just large enough that if you find a diamond in the rough, he could be an easy contest casher. That’s what we’ve focused on tonight so if you’re looking for that under the radar value start you’re in the right spot. Just out the guys our projections have highlighted…

Russell Westbrook (LAL) – Russ may not seem exactly “under the radar” but he’s actually only projected to be owned by 16% of the field on FD and even less on DK. He’s pricey and his matchup isn’t very favorable but he’s still somebody who generates 1.4 fantasy points per minute and will be on the floor for the majority of the game. Tonight Kemba Walker is guarding him and he’s a pretty fair defender with an above average DVP but even with him in the way Russ should still be able to produce at least a fantasy point per minute. On FD he’s included in more than half of our lineups and on DK he’s our #1 targeted player in the high 90s. With a thin slate, this is a top tier GPP target factoring his ownership and expected production which is near 5x his listed salary. We recommend giving Westbrook a look for your lineup.

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Russell Westbrook

Los Angeles Lakers

Salary: 9,600 10,800
FPPG: 43.56 46.80
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
LAL @ SAC Tue, 30 Nov 2021, 10:00PM ET 9,600 37.00 10,800 38.75
DET @ LAL Sun, 28 Nov 2021, 9:30PM ET 9,600 45.70 11,000 47.00
SAC @ LAL Fri, 26 Nov 2021, 10:30PM ET 9,900 60.50 11,000 66.00
LAL @ IND Wed, 24 Nov 2021, 7:00PM ET 9,900 34.90 10,300 36.75
LAL @ NYK Tue, 23 Nov 2021, 7:30PM ET 9,900 61.60 10,500 69.25
LAL @ DET Sun, 21 Nov 2021, 6:00PM ET 9,500 54.80 10,200 56.75
LAL @ BOS Fri, 19 Nov 2021, 7:30PM ET 9,500 26.80 10,500 27.50
LAL @ MIL Wed, 17 Nov 2021, 7:30PM ET 9,700 46.30 11,000 49.50
CHI @ LAL Mon, 15 Nov 2021, 10:30PM ET 9,700 43.20 10,800 44.50
SAS @ LAL Sun, 14 Nov 2021, 3:30PM ET 9,400 36.70 10,800 41.75
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2021 REG LAL 20.7 8.2 8.6 1.3 0.2 36.3
2020 PST WAS 19.0 10.6 11.3 0.9 0.4 36.6
2020 REG WAS 22.2 11.5 11.7 1.4 0.4 36.5
Date Team Game Score Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk Min FD FPts DK FPts
30 Nov 2021 LAL LAL @ SAC 117:92 23 5 6 1 0 34:42 37.00 38.75
28 Nov 2021 LAL DET @ LAL 106:110 25 6 9 1 0 36:35 45.70 47.00
26 Nov 2021 LAL SAC @ LAL 141:137 29 10 11 2 0 51:10 60.50 66.00
24 Nov 2021 LAL LAL @ IND 124:116 20 7 5 0 1 39:31 34.90 36.75
23 Nov 2021 LAL LAL @ NYK 100:106 31 13 10 2 0 37:9 61.60 69.25
21 Nov 2021 LAL LAL @ DET 121:116 26 9 10 2 0 34:49 54.80 56.75
19 Nov 2021 LAL LAL @ BOS 108:130 12 4 6 1 0 31:20 26.80 27.50
17 Nov 2021 LAL LAL @ MIL 102:109 19 4 15 1 0 35:38 46.30 49.50
15 Nov 2021 LAL CHI @ LAL 121:103 25 6 8 1 0 31:15 43.20 44.50
14 Nov 2021 LAL SAS @ LAL 106:114 14 11 7 2 0 34:17 36.70 41.75

Kemba Walker (NY) – Our projections are very high on this matchup tonight. Westbrook is a way below average defender allowing nearly 14% more fantasy points per minute to his defended players than their average. Walker is expected to see a boost in minutes tonight and he’s capable of generating at least 1 fantasy point per minute so he comes in with a lot of potential tonight. He’s also not overly expensive to start with his listed salary not exceeding $5,000 on either platform and an expectation to preform about 5.5x as well. Most importantly his projected ownership stays below 10% on both platforms making him a fantastic GPP play. Consider Walker as a target in your contests

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Kemba Walker

New York Knicks

Salary: 5,000 4,700
FPPG: 21.98 22.50
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
PHX @ NYK Fri, 26 Nov 2021, 7:00PM ET 5,000 24.60 5,000 26.25
LAL @ NYK Tue, 23 Nov 2021, 7:30PM ET 5,000 19.30 4,800 19.50
NYK @ CHI Sun, 21 Nov 2021, 8:00PM ET 4,800 18.40 4,800 18.00
HOU @ NYK Sat, 20 Nov 2021, 5:00PM ET 4,800 20.90 N/a 20.50
ORL @ NYK Wed, 17 Nov 2021, 7:30PM ET 5,000 10.20 5,100 10.75
IND @ NYK Mon, 15 Nov 2021, 7:30PM ET 5,000 20.20 5,400 20.25
NYK @ CHA Fri, 12 Nov 2021, 7:00PM ET 4,600 38.10 5,000 39.25
MIL @ NYK Wed, 10 Nov 2021, 7:30PM ET 4,800 7.00 5,300 6.50
NYK @ PHI Mon, 8 Nov 2021, 7:00PM ET 4,800 22.10 5,500 21.75
NYK @ MIL Fri, 5 Nov 2021, 7:30PM ET 5,500 5.70 5,900 7.25
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2021 REG NYK 11.7 2.6 3.1 1.1 0.3 24.5
2020 PST BOS 16.8 4.8 3.5 0.8 0.3 31.2
2020 REG BOS 19.3 4.0 4.9 1.1 0.3 31.8
Date Team Game Score Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk Min FD FPts DK FPts
26 Nov 2021 NYK PHX @ NYK 118:97 17 3 2 1 0 23:0 24.60 26.25
23 Nov 2021 NYK LAL @ NYK 100:106 6 4 5 0 1 23:13 19.30 19.50
21 Nov 2021 NYK NYK @ CHI 103:109 7 2 4 0 1 17:57 18.40 18.00
20 Nov 2021 NYK HOU @ NYK 99:106 9 2 3 2 0 21:29 20.90 20.50
17 Nov 2021 NYK ORL @ NYK 104:98 5 1 2 1 0 20:54 10.20 10.75
15 Nov 2021 NYK IND @ NYK 84:92 16 1 2 0 0 20:29 20.20 20.25
12 Nov 2021 NYK NYK @ CHA 96:104 26 3 3 2 0 30:36 38.10 39.25
10 Nov 2021 NYK MIL @ NYK 112:100 2 0 2 1 0 18:13 7.00 6.50
8 Nov 2021 NYK NYK @ PHI 103:96 8 3 5 1 0 26:53 22.10 21.75
5 Nov 2021 NYK NYK @ MIL 113:98 5 1 1 0 0 15:13 5.70 7.25

Evan Fournier (NY) – Fournier is a middle of the road target between the above two in terms of projected ownership. He’s only expected to be targeted by 12% of owners which makes him extremely valuable for GPPs especially on a light slate like tonight. He’s listed similarly to Walker but slightly cheaper and projected to produce slightly less. Regardless you can still expect a return on this fantasy investment nearing 5x in production which will be a breathe of fresh air given his recent outputs. He hasn’t been targeted in an overwhelming majority of our lineups and doesn’t have a matchup that jumps off the page but keep in mind we’re discussing targets with low ownership and high upside. If Fournier can get back on track tonight he could cash you a contest easily and it’s not costing you much to throw this dart.

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Evan Fournier

New York Knicks

Salary: 5,000 4,900
FPPG: 21.33 22.30
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
NYK @ BRO Tue, 30 Nov 2021, 7:30PM ET 5,000 11.00 4,900 13.50
NYK @ ATL Sat, 27 Nov 2021, 7:30PM ET 5,000 24.90 4,700 27.00
PHX @ NYK Fri, 26 Nov 2021, 7:00PM ET 4,900 16.50 4,700 19.25
LAL @ NYK Tue, 23 Nov 2021, 7:30PM ET 4,500 31.80 4,000 36.00
NYK @ CHI Sun, 21 Nov 2021, 8:00PM ET 4,500 5.20 4,000 5.25
HOU @ NYK Sat, 20 Nov 2021, 5:00PM ET 4,500 29.40 N/a 30.50
ORL @ NYK Wed, 17 Nov 2021, 7:30PM ET 4,800 10.70 4,500 10.25
IND @ NYK Mon, 15 Nov 2021, 7:30PM ET 4,800 15.10 4,600 15.75
NYK @ CHA Fri, 12 Nov 2021, 7:00PM ET 5,000 14.70 4,800 15.50
MIL @ NYK Wed, 10 Nov 2021, 7:30PM ET 5,300 6.00 5,000 6.00
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2021 REG NYK 13.1 2.9 1.7 0.9 0.2 28.4
2020 PST BOS 14.2 4.0 1.8 1.2 0 33.8
2020 REG BOS 13.0 3.3 3.1 1.3 0.6 29.5
2020 REG ORL 16.5 2.4 3.1 0.9 0.3 25.5
Date Team Game Score Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk Min FD FPts DK FPts
30 Nov 2021 NYK NYK @ BRO 110:112 13 0 0 0 0 22:0 11.00 13.50
27 Nov 2021 NYK NYK @ ATL 99:90 20 2 1 1 0 28:41 24.90 27.00
26 Nov 2021 NYK PHX @ NYK 118:97 11 5 1 0 0 25:42 16.50 19.25
23 Nov 2021 NYK LAL @ NYK 100:106 26 4 2 0 0 41:54 31.80 36.00
21 Nov 2021 NYK NYK @ CHI 103:109 3 1 0 1 0 22:53 5.20 5.25
20 Nov 2021 NYK HOU @ NYK 99:106 19 2 2 1 1 30:21 29.40 30.50
17 Nov 2021 NYK ORL @ NYK 104:98 5 1 1 1 0 20:36 10.70 10.25
15 Nov 2021 NYK IND @ NYK 84:92 7 3 3 0 0 23:33 15.10 15.75
12 Nov 2021 NYK NYK @ CHA 96:104 5 6 1 1 0 26:49 14.70 15.50
10 Nov 2021 NYK MIL @ NYK 112:100 2 0 2 1 0 19:13 6.00 6.00