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: 10,300 10,400
FPPG: 46.36 48.50
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
MEM @ GSW Sat, 7 May 2022, 8:30PM ET N/a 56.30 N/a 56.50
GSW @ MEM Tue, 3 May 2022, 9:30PM ET N/a 75.60 N/a 76.50
GSW @ MEM Sun, 1 May 2022, 3:30PM ET N/a 65.80 N/a 68.25
MEM @ MIN Fri, 29 Apr 2022, 9:00PM ET N/a 44.10 N/a 46.50
MIN @ MEM Tue, 26 Apr 2022, 7:30PM ET N/a 63.10 N/a 65.25
MEM @ MIN Sat, 23 Apr 2022, 10:00PM ET N/a 44.10 N/a 46.00
MEM @ MIN Thu, 21 Apr 2022, 7:30PM ET N/a 48.00 N/a 53.00
MIN @ MEM Tue, 19 Apr 2022, 8:30PM ET N/a 49.80 N/a 52.75
MIN @ MEM Sat, 16 Apr 2022, 3:30PM ET N/a 48.80 N/a 49.50
NOP @ MEM Sat, 9 Apr 2022, 6:00PM ET N/a 38.30 N/a 40.50
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
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
7 May 2022 MEM MEM @ GSW 112:142 34 4 7 3 0 36:10 56.30 56.50
3 May 2022 MEM GSW @ MEM 101:106 47 8 8 3 0 40:35 75.60 76.50
1 May 2022 MEM GSW @ MEM 117:116 34 9 10 3 0 38:29 65.80 68.25
29 Apr 2022 MEM MEM @ MIN 114:106 17 8 11 1 1 38:5 44.10 46.50
26 Apr 2022 MEM MIN @ MEM 109:111 30 13 9 3 0 44:32 63.10 65.25
23 Apr 2022 MEM MEM @ MIN 118:119 11 8 15 1 0 33:47 44.10 46.00
21 Apr 2022 MEM MEM @ MIN 104:95 16 10 10 1 3 40:33 48.00 53.00
19 Apr 2022 MEM MIN @ MEM 96:124 23 9 10 1 0 29:56 49.80 52.75
16 Apr 2022 MEM MIN @ MEM 130:117 32 4 8 1 0 35:26 48.80 49.50
9 Apr 2022 MEM NOP @ MEM 114:141 21 4 9 0 1 26:37 38.30 40.50

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: 4,000 3,800
FPPG: 19.68 19.30
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
PHX @ NOP Thu, 28 Apr 2022, 7:30PM ET N/a 28.10 N/a 28.00
NOP @ PHX Tue, 26 Apr 2022, 10:00PM ET N/a 11.30 N/a 11.50
PHX @ NOP Sun, 24 Apr 2022, 9:30PM ET N/a 21.90 N/a 21.25
PHX @ NOP Fri, 22 Apr 2022, 9:30PM ET N/a 13.30 N/a 12.00
NOP @ PHX Tue, 19 Apr 2022, 10:00PM ET N/a 20.20 N/a 22.50
NOP @ PHX Sun, 17 Apr 2022, 9:00PM ET N/a 27.70 N/a 28.00
NOP @ LAC Fri, 15 Apr 2022, 10:00PM ET N/a 45.20 N/a 45.50
SAS @ NOP Wed, 13 Apr 2022, 9:30PM ET N/a 11.60 N/a 11.50
GSW @ NOP Sun, 10 Apr 2022, 9:30PM ET N/a 12.60 N/a 12.75
NOP @ MEM Sat, 9 Apr 2022, 6:00PM ET N/a 10.60 N/a 9.25
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
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
28 Apr 2022 NOP PHX @ NOP 115:109 15 8 1 1 0 21:0 28.10 28.00
26 Apr 2022 NOP NOP @ PHX 97:112 5 4 1 0 0 19:36 11.30 11.50
24 Apr 2022 NOP PHX @ NOP 103:118 6 7 3 1 0 25:8 21.90 21.25
22 Apr 2022 NOP PHX @ NOP 114:111 2 4 1 0 2 23:19 13.30 12.00
19 Apr 2022 NOP NOP @ PHX 125:114 13 6 2 0 0 21:12 20.20 22.50
17 Apr 2022 NOP NOP @ PHX 99:110 14 6 3 1 0 19:31 27.70 28.00
15 Apr 2022 NOP NOP @ LAC 105:101 14 16 4 1 1 24:6 45.20 45.50
13 Apr 2022 NOP SAS @ NOP 103:113 0 8 0 0 1 14:1 11.60 11.50
10 Apr 2022 NOP GSW @ NOP 128:107 7 3 0 1 0 20:5 12.60 12.75
9 Apr 2022 NOP NOP @ MEM 114:141 2 3 0 2 0 19:13 10.60 9.25

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

Phoenix Suns

Salary: 3,600 3,500
FPPG: 19.91 19.80
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
DAL @ PHX Sun, 15 May 2022, 8:00PM ET N/a 20.70 N/a 19.00
DAL @ PHX Tue, 10 May 2022, 10:00PM ET N/a 1.40 N/a 2.00
PHX @ DAL Sun, 8 May 2022, 3:30PM ET N/a 12.20 N/a 13.50
PHX @ DAL Fri, 6 May 2022, 9:30PM ET N/a 15.40 N/a 16.25
DAL @ PHX Wed, 4 May 2022, 10:00PM ET N/a 16.90 N/a 15.00
DAL @ PHX Mon, 2 May 2022, 10:00PM ET N/a 13.60 N/a 12.75
PHX @ NOP Thu, 28 Apr 2022, 7:30PM ET N/a 5.60 N/a 5.75
NOP @ PHX Tue, 26 Apr 2022, 10:00PM ET N/a 5.90 N/a 6.00
PHX @ NOP Sun, 24 Apr 2022, 9:30PM ET N/a 20.30 N/a 20.50
PHX @ NOP Fri, 22 Apr 2022, 9:30PM ET N/a 21.60 N/a 20.75
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
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
15 May 2022 PHX DAL @ PHX 123:90 6 6 1 1 1 16:9 20.70 19.00
10 May 2022 PHX DAL @ PHX 80:110 0 2 0 0 0 3:22 1.40 2.00
8 May 2022 PHX PHX @ DAL 101:111 7 6 0 0 0 9:38 12.20 13.50
6 May 2022 PHX PHX @ DAL 94:103 8 7 0 0 0 14:30 15.40 16.25
4 May 2022 PHX DAL @ PHX 109:129 6 2 1 0 3 9:50 16.90 15.00
2 May 2022 PHX DAL @ PHX 114:121 4 3 2 1 0 14:1 13.60 12.75
28 Apr 2022 PHX PHX @ NOP 115:109 2 3 0 0 0 3:17 5.60 5.75
26 Apr 2022 PHX NOP @ PHX 97:112 2 2 1 0 0 9:9 5.90 6.00
24 Apr 2022 PHX PHX @ NOP 103:118 14 4 1 0 0 12:46 20.30 20.50
22 Apr 2022 PHX PHX @ NOP 114:111 15 3 0 1 0 12:3 21.60 20.75