NBA DFS TARGETS (12/29)

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8 games to take a look at on the NBA slate tonight. If you’re having a tough time narrowing down the field of players into a valuable DFS lineup, take a look at who we’re targeting.

PG – Ja Morant (MEM) – This one comes down to the matchup. Russel Westbrook doesn’t play good defense and Morant is someone who can easily exploit this. He averages about 1.13 fantasy points per minute and when you match that against Russ’s 1.1 DVP its a recipe for fantasy success. He’s only expected to be targeted in about 22% of lineups which compared to some of the other options on the board is above average. This makes him a live candidate for both cash and GPP contests. He’s been included in no less than 89% of our optimized lineups and we recommend targeting him tonight.

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Ja Morant

Memphis Grizzlies

Salary: 10,100 10,600
FPPG: 47.16 49.30
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
MEM @ NYK Sun, 27 Nov 2022, 6:00PM ET 10,100 0 10,600 0
NOP @ MEM Fri, 25 Nov 2022, 8:00PM ET 10,100 42.30 10,700 46.00
SAC @ MEM Tue, 22 Nov 2022, 8:00PM ET 10,100 52.40 10,700 53.75
OKL @ MEM Fri, 18 Nov 2022, 8:00PM ET 10,100 44.90 10,500 46.75
MEM @ NOP Tue, 15 Nov 2022, 7:30PM ET 10,000 57.60 10,100 57.50
MIN @ MEM Fri, 11 Nov 2022, 9:30PM ET 9,700 54.00 10,000 57.00
MEM @ SAS Wed, 9 Nov 2022, 8:00PM ET 9,800 45.50 10,100 47.25
BOS @ MEM Mon, 7 Nov 2022, 9:00PM ET 9,600 58.10 10,100 60.00
WAS @ MEM Sun, 6 Nov 2022, 6:00PM ET 9,900 41.80 10,100 43.75
CHA @ MEM Fri, 4 Nov 2022, 8:00PM ET 9,900 28.30 10,100 33.00
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2022 REG MEM 28.6 6.1 7.3 1.1 0.3 32.8
2021 PST MEM 27.1 8.0 9.8 1.9 0.4 37.5
2021 REG MEM 27.4 5.7 6.7 1.2 0.4 33.2
2020 PST MEM 29.4 5.1 7.6 1.0 0 41.3
2020 REG MEM 19.1 4.0 7.4 0.9 0.2 32.6
Date Team Game Score Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk Min FD FPts DK FPts
27 Nov 2022 MEM MEM @ NYK 127:123 27 10 14 1 0 35:14 0 0
25 Nov 2022 MEM NOP @ MEM 111:132 23 4 11 0 0 27:59 42.30 46.00
22 Nov 2022 MEM SAC @ MEM 113:109 34 7 6 2 0 33:50 52.40 53.75
18 Nov 2022 MEM OKL @ MEM 110:121 19 7 11 0 1 32:0 44.90 46.75
15 Nov 2022 MEM MEM @ NOP 102:113 36 8 4 3 0 36:2 57.60 57.50
11 Nov 2022 MEM MIN @ MEM 103:114 28 10 8 2 0 33:40 54.00 57.00
9 Nov 2022 MEM MEM @ SAS 124:122 32 5 5 1 0 39:33 45.50 47.25
7 Nov 2022 MEM BOS @ MEM 109:106 30 8 9 2 1 35:19 58.10 60.00
6 Nov 2022 MEM WAS @ MEM 97:103 23 9 6 1 0 33:15 41.80 43.75
4 Nov 2022 MEM CHA @ MEM 99:130 12 4 11 0 0 24:54 28.30 33.00

PF – Larry Nance Jr. (POR) – This one may not be the most eye popping start but the upside is there. his matchup isn’t exactly favorable but tonight he’s expected to see a major boost in the amount of time spent on the floor which should bring plenty of opportunities to generate fantasy production. His listed salary is one that he continues to exceed in fantasy production and if started tonight you can expect more of the same. We’re expecting a return nearing 5.5x and have included him in about half of our lineups on both FD and DK.

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Larry Nance Jr.

New Orleans Pelicans

Salary: 4,700 4,200
FPPG: 22.53 21.80
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
NOP @ MEM Fri, 25 Nov 2022, 8:00PM ET 5,200 8.20 4,700 7.25
NOP @ SAS Wed, 23 Nov 2022, 8:00PM ET 5,200 11.40 4,700 11.50
GSW @ NOP Mon, 21 Nov 2022, 8:00PM ET 5,300 19.60 4,800 15.75
BOS @ NOP Fri, 18 Nov 2022, 8:30PM ET 4,900 39.10 4,500 36.00
CHI @ NOP Wed, 16 Nov 2022, 8:00PM ET 4,900 22.70 4,200 22.00
MEM @ NOP Tue, 15 Nov 2022, 7:30PM ET 4,900 36.40 4,700 35.25
HOU @ NOP Sat, 12 Nov 2022, 8:30PM ET 4,900 29.80 4,600 32.75
POR @ NOP Thu, 10 Nov 2022, 8:00PM ET 5,200 7.70 5,000 8.50
NOP @ IND Mon, 7 Nov 2022, 7:45PM ET 5,600 13.80 5,400 14.00
NOP @ ATL Sat, 5 Nov 2022, 7:30PM ET 6,100 27.80 5,500 24.00
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2022 REG NOP 9.4 5.3 1.9 0.8 0.8 22.4
2021 PST NOP 8.6 7.4 1.9 0.5 0.5 21.0
2021 REG NOP 7.3 4.3 0.9 0.6 0.8 20.3
2021 REG POR 6.9 5.6 2.0 1.0 0.4 23.3
2020 REG CLE 9.3 6.7 3.1 1.7 0.5 31.4
Date Team Game Score Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk Min FD FPts DK FPts
25 Nov 2022 NOP NOP @ MEM 111:132 4 1 0 0 1 14:38 8.20 7.25
23 Nov 2022 NOP NOP @ SAS 129:110 6 2 2 0 0 16:32 11.40 11.50
21 Nov 2022 NOP GSW @ NOP 83:128 4 3 0 2 2 17:51 19.60 15.75
18 Nov 2022 NOP BOS @ NOP 117:109 16 8 1 3 2 26:45 39.10 36.00
16 Nov 2022 NOP CHI @ NOP 110:124 8 6 3 0 1 18:52 22.70 22.00
15 Nov 2022 NOP MEM @ NOP 102:113 19 7 2 0 2 30:47 36.40 35.25
12 Nov 2022 NOP HOU @ NOP 106:119 22 9 0 0 0 27:44 29.80 32.75
10 Nov 2022 NOP POR @ NOP 106:95 0 6 1 0 0 23:10 7.70 8.50
7 Nov 2022 NOP NOP @ IND 122:129 3 4 4 0 0 14:11 13.80 14.00
5 Nov 2022 NOP NOP @ ATL 121:124 8 4 2 3 1 27:16 27.80 24.00

C – JaVale McGee (PHO) – Across the board McGee has been utilized in the highest percentage of our lineups on both FD and DK. There are a few things lining up in his favor tonight making him a pretty appealing candidate to target. Firstly he’s listed at an extremely fair price and is supposed to be matched up against Derrik Flavors who may have a tough time guarding him. On average McGee is good for nearly 1.3 fantasy points per minute and tonight his time spent on the floor is expected to be increased. If started you can expect a near 6.6x return on your investment in fantasy production which makes him well worth the look.

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JaVale McGee

Dallas Mavericks

Salary: 3,900 3,300
FPPG: 9.40 9.30
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
DAL @ MIL Sun, 27 Nov 2022, 8:00PM ET 3,900 0 3,300 0
DAL @ TOR Sat, 26 Nov 2022, 5:00PM ET 3,900 4.90 N/a 5.50
DAL @ BOS Wed, 23 Nov 2022, 7:30PM ET 3,900 6.20 3,700 6.25
DEN @ DAL Sun, 20 Nov 2022, 7:30PM ET 3,900 6.20 4,000 5.25
DEN @ DAL Fri, 18 Nov 2022, 8:30PM ET 3,500 20.30 4,100 19.50
DAL @ WAS Thu, 10 Nov 2022, 7:00PM ET 3,800 7.60 4,500 7.75
DAL @ ORL Wed, 9 Nov 2022, 5:30PM ET 3,800 11.20 3,200 12.00
BRO @ DAL Mon, 7 Nov 2022, 9:45PM ET 3,800 -1.00 3,000 -0.50
TOR @ DAL Fri, 4 Nov 2022, 8:30PM ET 4,200 5.20 3,300 5.75
UTA @ DAL Wed, 2 Nov 2022, 8:30PM ET 4,200 9.40 3,500 8.50
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2022 REG DAL 4.4 2.7 0.3 0.2 0.6 9.5
2021 PST PHX 6.8 4.0 0.6 0.3 0.4 11.1
2021 REG PHX 9.2 6.7 0.6 0.3 1.1 15.9
2020 PST DEN 2.0 3.0 0.8 0.3 1.3 8.5
2020 REG CLE 8.0 5.2 1.0 0.5 1.2 15.4
2020 REG DEN 5.5 5.3 0.5 0.2 1.1 13.6
Date Team Game Score Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk Min FD FPts DK FPts
27 Nov 2022 DAL DAL @ MIL 115:124 2 1 0 0 0 3:32 0 0
26 Nov 2022 DAL DAL @ TOR 100:105 2 2 1 0 0 6:26 4.90 5.50
23 Nov 2022 DAL DAL @ BOS 112:125 5 1 0 0 0 4:36 6.20 6.25
20 Nov 2022 DAL DEN @ DAL 98:97 2 1 0 0 1 10:44 6.20 5.25
18 Nov 2022 DAL DEN @ DAL 99:127 10 4 1 0 2 16:32 20.30 19.50
10 Nov 2022 DAL DAL @ WAS 105:113 3 3 0 0 1 7:33 7.60 7.75
9 Nov 2022 DAL DAL @ ORL 87:94 5 6 0 0 0 10:59 11.20 12.00
7 Nov 2022 DAL BRO @ DAL 94:96 0 0 0 0 0 3:25 -1.00 -0.50
4 Nov 2022 DAL TOR @ DAL 110:111 5 1 0 0 0 4:18 5.20 5.75
2 Nov 2022 DAL UTA @ DAL 100:103 4 2 0 1 0 7:59 9.40 8.50