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.

Next game:

DEN @ BRO

Time:

Wed, 26th Jan, 08:00PM ET

Odds:

C

Nikola Jokic

Denver Nuggets

Salary: 11,800 12,400
FPPG: 57.26 60.40
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
DEN @ DET Tue, 25 Jan 2022, 7:00PM ET 11,800 66.70 12,500 71.25
DET @ DEN Sun, 23 Jan 2022, 8:00PM ET 11,900 62.80 12,200 62.25
MEM @ DEN Fri, 21 Jan 2022, 9:00PM ET 11,900 69.20 12,600 71.25
LAC @ DEN Wed, 19 Jan 2022, 10:00PM ET 11,500 87.80 12,400 93.00
UTA @ DEN Sun, 16 Jan 2022, 8:00PM ET 10,900 67.00 12,000 72.75
LAL @ DEN Sat, 15 Jan 2022, 9:00PM ET 11,100 50.90 12,600 57.00
POR @ DEN Thu, 13 Jan 2022, 10:00PM ET 11,500 43.10 12,500 43.50
DEN @ LAC Tue, 11 Jan 2022, 10:30PM ET 11,400 46.60 12,000 50.75
DEN @ OKL Sun, 9 Jan 2022, 7:00PM ET 11,300 53.60 12,200 56.50
SAC @ DEN Fri, 7 Jan 2022, 9:00PM ET 11,400 65.50 12,000 66.00
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2021 REG DEN 26.2 13.9 7.6 1.4 0.8 33.3
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 Jan 2022 DEN DEN @ DET 110:105 28 21 9 1 0 13:48 66.70 71.25
23 Jan 2022 DEN DET @ DEN 111:117 34 9 8 2 1 36:6 62.80 62.25
21 Jan 2022 DEN MEM @ DEN 122:118 26 11 12 2 2 40:11 69.20 71.25
19 Jan 2022 DEN LAC @ DEN 128:130 49 14 10 3 1 41:16 87.80 93.00
16 Jan 2022 DEN UTA @ DEN 125:102 25 15 14 2 0 36:44 67.00 72.75
15 Jan 2022 DEN LAL @ DEN 96:133 17 12 13 1 0 28:10 50.90 57.00
13 Jan 2022 DEN POR @ DEN 108:140 20 8 7 0 2 28:26 43.10 43.50
11 Jan 2022 DEN DEN @ LAC 85:87 21 13 8 1 0 36:38 46.60 50.75
9 Jan 2022 DEN DEN @ OKL 99:95 22 18 6 1 0 32:43 53.60 56.50
7 Jan 2022 DEN SAC @ DEN 111:121 33 10 7 2 2 33:36 65.50 66.00

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.

Next game:

MIL @ CLE

Time:

Wed, 26th Jan, 07:00PM ET

Odds:

PF

Kevin Love

Cleveland Cavaliers

Salary: 5,700 6,000
FPPG: 26.07 28.10
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
NYK @ CLE Mon, 24 Jan 2022, 7:00PM ET 5,200 37.70 5,500 43.25
OKL @ CLE Sat, 22 Jan 2022, 8:00PM ET 5,400 15.20 5,100 16.00
CLE @ CHI Wed, 19 Jan 2022, 8:00PM ET 5,300 26.60 5,300 28.50
BRO @ CLE Mon, 17 Jan 2022, 3:00PM ET 5,300 26.50 5,500 27.75
CLE @ OKL Sat, 15 Jan 2022, 8:00PM ET 5,600 15.90 6,300 18.00
CLE @ SAS Fri, 14 Jan 2022, 8:30PM ET 5,700 13.30 6,200 14.00
CLE @ UTA Wed, 12 Jan 2022, 9:00PM ET 6,700 23.90 6,500 26.25
CLE @ SAC Mon, 10 Jan 2022, 10:00PM ET 6,700 28.60 7,200 28.75
CLE @ GSW Sun, 9 Jan 2022, 8:30PM ET 7,400 9.90 7,100 11.25
CLE @ POR Fri, 7 Jan 2022, 10:00PM ET 7,400 18.40 7,600 20.25
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2021 REG CLE 13.9 7.2 2.2 0.3 0.2 21.4
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
24 Jan 2022 CLE NYK @ CLE 93:95 20 11 3 1 0 23:57 37.70 43.25
22 Jan 2022 CLE OKL @ CLE 87:94 6 6 2 0 0 22:43 15.20 16.00
19 Jan 2022 CLE CLE @ CHI 104:117 13 8 4 0 0 20:57 26.60 28.50
17 Jan 2022 CLE BRO @ CLE 107:114 14 5 5 0 0 19:52 26.50 27.75
15 Jan 2022 CLE CLE @ OKL 107:102 13 2 1 0 0 21:7 15.90 18.00
14 Jan 2022 CLE CLE @ SAS 114:109 7 4 1 0 0 16:25 13.30 14.00
12 Jan 2022 CLE CLE @ UTA 111:91 16 7 1 0 0 20:54 23.90 26.25
10 Jan 2022 CLE CLE @ SAC 109:108 18 3 2 0 2 20:35 28.60 28.75
9 Jan 2022 CLE CLE @ GSW 82:96 2 7 1 0 0 14:6 9.90 11.25
7 Jan 2022 CLE CLE @ POR 114:101 8 7 2 0 0 26:32 18.40 20.25

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.

Next game:

Time:

Odds:

SG

Marcus Smart

Boston Celtics

Salary: 6,300 5,900
FPPG: 29.06 28.80
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
SAC @ BOS Tue, 25 Jan 2022, 7:30PM ET 6,300 14.10 5,900 14.75
BOS @ WAS Sun, 23 Jan 2022, 3:30PM ET 6,300 32.80 5,900 32.00
IND @ BOS Mon, 10 Jan 2022, 7:30PM ET 6,700 14.10 6,200 16.75
NYK @ BOS Sat, 8 Jan 2022, 7:30PM ET 6,900 27.60 6,300 25.25
BOS @ NYK Thu, 6 Jan 2022, 7:30PM ET 7,000 20.90 6,200 24.50
SAS @ BOS Wed, 5 Jan 2022, 7:30PM ET 6,600 41.00 6,300 38.25
ORL @ BOS Sun, 2 Jan 2022, 6:00PM ET 5,900 42.90 6,400 42.25
PHX @ BOS Fri, 31 Dec 2021, 1:00PM ET 5,700 36.30 6,000 38.25
BOS @ MIL Sat, 25 Dec 2021, 2:30PM ET 5,800 30.90 6,000 33.50
CLE @ BOS Wed, 22 Dec 2021, 7:30PM ET 5,700 21.40 5,700 19.00
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2021 REG BOS 11.3 4.0 5.3 2.0 0.3 33.8
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
25 Jan 2022 BOS SAC @ BOS 75:128 0 3 7 1 0 23:38 14.10 14.75
23 Jan 2022 BOS BOS @ WAS 116:87 11 4 6 4 0 30:38 32.80 32.00
10 Jan 2022 BOS IND @ BOS 98:101 11 3 1 1 0 22:54 14.10 16.75
8 Jan 2022 BOS NYK @ BOS 75:99 10 3 2 4 0 25:3 27.60 25.25
6 Jan 2022 BOS BOS @ NYK 105:108 14 2 5 0 0 30:48 20.90 24.50
5 Jan 2022 BOS SAS @ BOS 99:97 14 5 6 3 1 33:5 41.00 38.25
2 Jan 2022 BOS ORL @ BOS 111:116 17 7 7 1 2 43:59 42.90 42.25
31 Dec 2021 BOS PHX @ BOS 108:123 24 9 3 0 0 39:19 36.30 38.25
25 Dec 2021 BOS BOS @ MIL 113:117 19 2 7 1 0 40:15 30.90 33.50
22 Dec 2021 BOS CLE @ BOS 101:111 4 2 4 3 0 31:34 21.40 19.00