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: 11,300 11,400
FPPG: 58.20 61.50
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
DEN @ GSW Wed, 27 Apr 2022, 10:00PM ET N/a 67.80 N/a 70.25
GSW @ DEN Sun, 24 Apr 2022, 3:30PM ET N/a 48.60 N/a 54.00
GSW @ DEN Thu, 21 Apr 2022, 10:00PM ET N/a 70.10 N/a 73.00
DEN @ GSW Mon, 18 Apr 2022, 10:00PM ET N/a 51.20 N/a 51.75
DEN @ GSW Sat, 16 Apr 2022, 8:30PM ET N/a 55.00 N/a 54.50
MEM @ DEN Thu, 7 Apr 2022, 9:00PM ET N/a 75.20 N/a 74.50
SAS @ DEN Tue, 5 Apr 2022, 9:00PM ET N/a 71.40 N/a 73.25
DEN @ LAL Sun, 3 Apr 2022, 3:30PM ET N/a 76.60 N/a 77.50
MIN @ DEN Fri, 1 Apr 2022, 9:00PM ET N/a 71.80 N/a 75.25
DEN @ IND Wed, 30 Mar 2022, 7:00PM ET N/a 68.10 N/a 70.75
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
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
27 Apr 2022 DEN DEN @ GSW 98:102 30 19 8 1 2 32:12 67.80 70.25
24 Apr 2022 DEN GSW @ DEN 121:126 37 8 6 0 0 37:41 48.60 54.00
21 Apr 2022 DEN GSW @ DEN 118:113 37 18 5 3 0 38:21 70.10 73.00
18 Apr 2022 DEN DEN @ GSW 106:126 26 11 4 1 2 28:16 51.20 51.75
16 Apr 2022 DEN DEN @ GSW 107:123 25 10 6 3 1 34:34 55.00 54.50
7 Apr 2022 DEN MEM @ DEN 109:122 35 16 6 4 1 35:15 75.20 74.50
5 Apr 2022 DEN SAS @ DEN 116:97 41 17 4 2 0 40:23 71.40 73.25
3 Apr 2022 DEN DEN @ LAL 129:118 38 18 6 3 2 32:59 76.60 77.50
1 Apr 2022 DEN MIN @ DEN 136:130 38 19 8 1 0 43:22 71.80 75.25
30 Mar 2022 DEN DEN @ IND 125:118 37 13 9 2 1 35:39 68.10 70.75

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: 5,800 5,900
FPPG: 26.10 28.10
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
ATL @ CLE Fri, 15 Apr 2022, 7:30PM ET N/a 10.80 N/a 10.50
CLE @ BRO Tue, 12 Apr 2022, 7:00PM ET N/a 33.10 N/a 36.25
MIL @ CLE Sun, 10 Apr 2022, 3:30PM ET N/a 50.00 N/a 55.00
CLE @ BRO Fri, 8 Apr 2022, 7:30PM ET N/a 21.80 N/a 23.25
CLE @ ORL Tue, 5 Apr 2022, 7:00PM ET N/a 35.10 N/a 39.75
PHI @ CLE Sun, 3 Apr 2022, 6:00PM ET N/a 20.50 N/a 23.25
CLE @ NYK Sat, 2 Apr 2022, 1:00PM ET N/a 28.50 N/a 28.25
CLE @ ATL Thu, 31 Mar 2022, 7:30PM ET N/a 12.40 N/a 14.00
DAL @ CLE Wed, 30 Mar 2022, 7:00PM ET N/a 16.50 N/a 18.75
ORL @ CLE Mon, 28 Mar 2022, 7:00PM ET N/a 28.90 N/a 32.75
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
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
15 Apr 2022 CLE ATL @ CLE 107:101 3 4 0 1 0 10:29 10.80 10.50
12 Apr 2022 CLE CLE @ BRO 108:115 14 13 1 1 0 29:25 33.10 36.25
10 Apr 2022 CLE MIL @ CLE 115:133 32 10 2 1 0 14:43 50.00 55.00
8 Apr 2022 CLE CLE @ BRO 107:118 10 9 0 0 1 20:56 21.80 23.25
5 Apr 2022 CLE CLE @ ORL 115:120 17 13 3 0 0 25:17 35.10 39.75
3 Apr 2022 CLE PHI @ CLE 112:108 12 5 3 0 0 20:50 20.50 23.25
2 Apr 2022 CLE CLE @ NYK 119:101 15 5 1 1 1 26:38 28.50 28.25
31 Mar 2022 CLE CLE @ ATL 107:131 8 2 2 0 0 21:4 12.40 14.00
30 Mar 2022 CLE DAL @ CLE 120:112 8 5 3 0 0 25:50 16.50 18.75
28 Mar 2022 CLE ORL @ CLE 101:107 19 7 3 0 0 32:25 28.90 32.75

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: 6,900 7,400
FPPG: 29.60 30.10
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
GSW @ BOS Thu, 16 Jun 2022, 9:00PM ET N/a 32.70 N/a 33.00
BOS @ GSW Mon, 13 Jun 2022, 9:00PM ET N/a 22.60 N/a 26.25
GSW @ BOS Fri, 10 Jun 2022, 9:00PM ET N/a 40.30 N/a 39.00
GSW @ BOS Wed, 8 Jun 2022, 9:00PM ET N/a 34.90 N/a 39.25
BOS @ GSW Sun, 5 Jun 2022, 8:00PM ET N/a 9.90 N/a 11.50
BOS @ GSW Thu, 2 Jun 2022, 9:00PM ET N/a 36.00 N/a 36.25
BOS @ MIA Sun, 29 May 2022, 8:30PM ET N/a 47.30 N/a 47.75
MIA @ BOS Fri, 27 May 2022, 8:30PM ET N/a 24.30 N/a 25.00
BOS @ MIA Wed, 25 May 2022, 8:30PM ET N/a 16.00 N/a 17.25
MIA @ BOS Sat, 21 May 2022, 8:30PM ET N/a 27.30 N/a 30.00
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
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
16 Jun 2022 BOS GSW @ BOS 103:90 9 6 9 2 0 38:29 32.70 33.00
13 Jun 2022 BOS BOS @ GSW 94:104 20 3 2 0 0 39:42 22.60 26.25
10 Jun 2022 BOS GSW @ BOS 107:97 18 4 5 4 0 39:57 40.30 39.00
8 Jun 2022 BOS GSW @ BOS 100:116 24 7 5 0 0 39:23 34.90 39.25
5 Jun 2022 BOS BOS @ GSW 88:107 2 2 5 1 0 25:8 9.90 11.50
2 Jun 2022 BOS BOS @ GSW 120:108 18 5 4 2 0 29:54 36.00 36.25
29 May 2022 BOS BOS @ MIA 100:96 24 9 5 2 0 40:45 47.30 47.75
27 May 2022 BOS MIA @ BOS 111:103 14 4 3 1 0 40:25 24.30 25.00
25 May 2022 BOS BOS @ MIA 93:80 5 5 4 0 0 23:42 16.00 17.25
21 May 2022 BOS MIA @ BOS 109:103 16 4 7 0 0 36:38 27.30 30.00