NBA DFS TARGETS (12/22)

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A few games to look at on the NBA slate tonight so if you’re looking to enter a DFS contest tonight you’ll notice a few good names on the board. We’re here to help you narrow this field down to the most valuable lineup possible. Check out the guys we think should be included in your lineup tonight.

Nikola Jokic (DEN) – We know that you don’t need to be told Jokic is a good target but he makes tonight’s list merely as a point of emphasis. In the early parts of the season he has definitely began a strong campaign for MVP and tonight he in a great spot to continue raking in the numbers. He’s good for more than 1.6 fantasy points per minute and tonight he’s expected to see a significant boost in the time he spends on the floor. He’s also expected to be guarded by an inferiors defensive opponent in Derrick Flavors who has one of the worst DVPs in the field tonight. Jokic has been included in 100% of our lineups on both FD and DK and even though he’s one of the most expensive options on the board you can expect him to be well worth it. His ownership is going to be inflated and on a 5 game slate he’s probably a better cash play than GPP but we think he’s a target regardless.

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Nikola Jokic

Denver Nuggets

Salary: 11,200 11,400
FPPG: 50.03 52.00
Projection: Upgrade
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Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
DEN @ LAC Fri, 25 Nov 2022, 10:30PM ET 11,000 50.60 11,400 50.75
DEN @ OKL Wed, 23 Nov 2022, 8:00PM ET 10,500 60.50 11,600 65.00
DET @ DEN Tue, 22 Nov 2022, 9:00PM ET 10,500 57.80 11,600 60.25
DEN @ CHI Sun, 13 Nov 2022, 8:00PM ET 10,600 43.20 11,300 41.50
DEN @ BOS Fri, 11 Nov 2022, 7:00PM ET 10,600 41.10 11,700 43.50
DEN @ IND Wed, 9 Nov 2022, 7:00PM ET 10,700 45.80 11,600 44.00
DEN @ SAS Mon, 7 Nov 2022, 9:30PM ET 10,700 61.60 11,600 60.50
SAS @ DEN Sat, 5 Nov 2022, 9:00PM ET 11,400 45.20 11,700 47.50
DEN @ OKL Thu, 3 Nov 2022, 8:00PM ET 11,500 44.60 11,400 53.75
DEN @ LAL Sun, 30 Oct 2022, 9:30PM ET 11,300 52.80 11,000 54.50
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2022 REG DEN 22.4 9.7 8.8 1.4 0.6 32.3
2021 PST DEN 31.0 13.2 5.8 1.6 1.0 34.2
2021 REG DEN 27.1 13.7 7.9 1.5 0.9 33.5
2020 PST DEN 29.8 11.6 5.0 0.6 0.9 34.5
2020 REG DEN 26.4 10.8 8.3 1.3 0.7 34.6
Date Team Game Score Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk Min FD FPts DK FPts
25 Nov 2022 DEN DEN @ LAC 114:104 19 13 6 2 1 32:24 50.60 50.75
23 Nov 2022 DEN DEN @ OKL 131:126 39 10 9 0 0 43:8 60.50 65.00
22 Nov 2022 DEN DET @ DEN 110:108 31 9 10 1 1 36:44 57.80 60.25
13 Nov 2022 DEN DEN @ CHI 126:103 8 6 14 3 0 27:36 43.20 41.50
11 Nov 2022 DEN DEN @ BOS 112:131 29 8 3 0 0 29:43 41.10 43.50
9 Nov 2022 DEN DEN @ IND 122:119 24 4 6 2 1 20:42 45.80 44.00
7 Nov 2022 DEN DEN @ SAS 115:109 26 8 10 2 3 33:57 61.60 60.50
5 Nov 2022 DEN SAS @ DEN 101:126 21 6 10 2 0 26:34 45.20 47.50
3 Nov 2022 DEN DEN @ OKL 122:110 15 13 14 1 0 35:38 44.60 53.75
30 Oct 2022 DEN DEN @ LAL 110:121 23 14 6 0 2 35:52 52.80 54.50

Kevin Love (CLE) – Depending on what sight you utilize, Love may be the most heavily targeted player on the slate. This of course takes a lot of value away when it comes to GPP but for cash he’s a green light. He’s our #2 start on the board tonight just behind Jokic which is interesting given the difference in price. Love is a far better play for salary based value because if started you can expect a near 6.1x return on your investment. His listed salary isn’t one he’s necessarily exceeded in production in recent performances but tonight his matchup is favorable and his minutes will be boosted. Robert Williams also ranks near the bottom when it comes to DVP on tonight’s board which means if Love is on his game, it could be a very long night. On his own he generates about 1.1 fantasy points per minute and tonight he’s been included in no less than 95% of our lineups.

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Kevin Love

Cleveland Cavaliers

Salary: 4,300 4,900
FPPG: 22.81 24.80
Projection: Upgrade
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Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
ATL @ CLE Mon, 21 Nov 2022, 7:00PM ET 4,700 6.30 5,500 6.50
CHA @ CLE Fri, 18 Nov 2022, 7:30PM ET 4,900 16.40 5,900 18.25
CLE @ MIL Wed, 16 Nov 2022, 8:00PM ET 4,900 16.90 5,600 18.25
MIN @ CLE Sun, 13 Nov 2022, 6:00PM ET 4,800 25.00 5,000 27.25
CLE @ GSW Fri, 11 Nov 2022, 10:00PM ET 4,800 22.40 4,800 23.25
CLE @ SAC Wed, 9 Nov 2022, 10:00PM ET 5,000 19.60 4,900 21.50
CLE @ LAC Mon, 7 Nov 2022, 10:30PM ET 5,000 32.60 4,800 35.50
CLE @ LAL Sun, 6 Nov 2022, 3:30PM ET 5,600 25.50 N/a 28.00
CLE @ DET Fri, 4 Nov 2022, 7:00PM ET 4,900 47.60 4,500 51.00
BOS @ CLE Wed, 2 Nov 2022, 7:30PM ET 4,900 13.00 4,800 13.75
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2022 REG CLE 10.6 7.2 2.5 0.1 0.1 20.7
2021 PST CLE 8.5 8.5 0.5 1.0 0 20.0
2021 REG CLE 13.6 7.3 2.2 0.4 0.2 22.5
2020 REG CLE 12.2 7.4 2.5 0.6 0.1 25.0
Date Team Game Score Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk Min FD FPts DK FPts
21 Nov 2022 CLE ATL @ CLE 102:114 0 4 1 0 0 11:43 6.30 6.50
18 Nov 2022 CLE CHA @ CLE 122:132 6 7 2 0 0 24:3 16.40 18.25
16 Nov 2022 CLE CLE @ MIL 98:113 5 7 3 0 0 19:43 16.90 18.25
13 Nov 2022 CLE MIN @ CLE 129:124 14 5 4 0 0 29:8 25.00 27.25
11 Nov 2022 CLE CLE @ GSW 101:106 9 7 2 1 0 22:1 22.40 23.25
9 Nov 2022 CLE CLE @ SAC 120:127 9 8 2 0 0 21:9 19.60 21.50
7 Nov 2022 CLE CLE @ LAC 117:119 17 8 4 1 0 25:5 32.60 35.50
6 Nov 2022 CLE CLE @ LAL 114:100 10 10 1 0 1 20:3 25.50 28.00
4 Nov 2022 CLE CLE @ DET 112:88 21 8 10 0 1 23:25 47.60 51.00
2 Nov 2022 CLE BOS @ CLE 113:114 8 5 0 0 0 14:34 13.00 13.75

Marcus Smart (BOS) – From a DFS standpoint Smart has been in a slight slump when looking at his last few performances and as a result has received a slight drop in listed salary. This opens up a window to obtain value on the Celtics point guard who is in a great spot to get back on track tonight. He’s likely expected to be matched up against Cedi Osman who allows his guarded players about 4% more fantasy points per minute then their average and although there are no signs he’ll be on the floor any extra tonight, he should be able to seize the opportunities as they come his way. He’s currently averaging just .89 fantasy points per minute but tonight if started you can expect about a 5.4x return on your investment which on a night like tonight is top tier at his position. As a result of this he’s been targeted in a very high percentage of our lineups on both platforms recommend giving him a look tonight. His projected ownership also drops off slightly from where most of our other top targets are sitting which brings more appeal his way for GPP contests.

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Marcus Smart

Boston Celtics

Salary: 6,200 5,800
FPPG: 27.34 28.20
Projection: Upgrade
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Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
WAS @ BOS Sun, 27 Nov 2022, 6:00PM ET 6,300 0 5,700 0
SAC @ BOS Fri, 25 Nov 2022, 8:00PM ET 6,700 12.30 6,000 14.50
DAL @ BOS Wed, 23 Nov 2022, 7:30PM ET 6,700 31.90 5,900 33.00
BOS @ CHI Mon, 21 Nov 2022, 8:00PM ET 6,700 24.20 6,000 24.75
OKL @ BOS Mon, 14 Nov 2022, 7:30PM ET 6,400 40.00 6,100 41.25
BOS @ DET Sat, 12 Nov 2022, 7:00PM ET 5,900 52.40 5,600 50.50
DEN @ BOS Fri, 11 Nov 2022, 7:00PM ET 5,900 9.00 5,900 9.50
DET @ BOS Wed, 9 Nov 2022, 7:30PM ET 5,600 27.10 5,800 25.75
BOS @ MEM Mon, 7 Nov 2022, 9:00PM ET 5,600 39.40 5,800 43.25
BOS @ NYK Sat, 5 Nov 2022, 7:30PM ET 5,700 30.90 5,700 34.50
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2022 REG BOS 10.8 3.1 7.1 1.1 0.4 32.7
2021 PST BOS 15.4 4.5 5.9 1.2 0.2 36.2
2021 REG BOS 12.1 3.8 5.9 1.7 0.3 32.4
2020 PST BOS 16.0 4.0 6.0 1.0 0.2 36.3
2020 REG BOS 13.1 3.5 5.7 1.5 0.5 33.0
Date Team Game Score Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk Min FD FPts DK FPts
27 Nov 2022 BOS WAS @ BOS 121:130 14 4 7 0 0 27:20 0 0
25 Nov 2022 BOS SAC @ BOS 104:122 4 4 5 0 0 29:19 12.30 14.50
23 Nov 2022 BOS DAL @ BOS 112:125 13 2 9 1 1 33:33 31.90 33.00
21 Nov 2022 BOS BOS @ CHI 107:121 8 1 8 1 1 34:58 24.20 24.75
14 Nov 2022 BOS OKL @ BOS 122:126 22 5 8 0 1 29:19 40.00 41.25
12 Nov 2022 BOS BOS @ DET 117:108 18 2 10 5 1 43:1 52.40 50.50
11 Nov 2022 BOS DEN @ BOS 112:131 4 0 4 0 0 23:47 9.00 9.50
9 Nov 2022 BOS DET @ BOS 112:128 2 3 11 2 0 23:23 27.10 25.75
7 Nov 2022 BOS BOS @ MEM 109:106 15 7 12 0 0 35:44 39.40 43.25
5 Nov 2022 BOS BOS @ NYK 133:118 13 2 11 0 0 35:38 30.90 34.50