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.

Next game:

MEM @ SAS

Time:

Wed, 26th Jan, 08:30PM ET

Odds:

PG

Ja Morant

Memphis Grizzlies

Salary: 9,900 9,900
FPPG: 44.40 45.80
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
MEM @ DAL Sun, 23 Jan 2022, 7:30PM ET 9,600 55.60 9,600 60.25
MEM @ DEN Fri, 21 Jan 2022, 9:00PM ET 9,100 54.20 9,300 56.50
MEM @ MIL Wed, 19 Jan 2022, 8:00PM ET 9,100 62.60 8,900 67.00
CHI @ MEM Mon, 17 Jan 2022, 3:30PM ET 9,500 35.30 9,000 36.00
DAL @ MEM Fri, 14 Jan 2022, 10:00PM ET 9,700 35.00 9,200 37.75
MIN @ MEM Thu, 13 Jan 2022, 8:00PM ET 9,700 35.10 9,200 37.50
GSW @ MEM Tue, 11 Jan 2022, 8:00PM ET 9,900 51.00 8,900 50.75
MEM @ LAL Sun, 9 Jan 2022, 9:30PM ET 9,900 35.50 9,700 35.25
DET @ MEM Thu, 6 Jan 2022, 8:00PM ET 10,200 39.80 9,200 41.75
MEM @ CLE Tue, 4 Jan 2022, 7:00PM ET 9,800 51.00 9,700 48.25
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2021 REG MEM 25.3 6.0 6.9 1.3 0.4 33.0
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
23 Jan 2022 MEM MEM @ DAL 91:104 35 13 6 1 0 41:28 55.60 60.25
21 Jan 2022 MEM MEM @ DEN 122:118 38 6 6 2 0 37:26 54.20 56.50
19 Jan 2022 MEM MEM @ MIL 114:126 33 8 14 0 0 39:20 62.60 67.00
17 Jan 2022 MEM CHI @ MEM 106:119 25 4 3 1 0 31:30 35.30 36.00
14 Jan 2022 MEM DAL @ MEM 112:85 19 5 8 2 0 31:33 35.00 37.75
13 Jan 2022 MEM MIN @ MEM 108:116 16 8 9 0 0 31:44 35.10 37.50
11 Jan 2022 MEM GSW @ MEM 108:116 29 5 8 0 2 36:56 51.00 50.75
9 Jan 2022 MEM MEM @ LAL 127:119 16 5 7 1 1 31:25 35.50 35.25
6 Jan 2022 MEM DET @ MEM 88:118 22 9 6 0 1 24:36 39.80 41.75
4 Jan 2022 MEM MEM @ CLE 110:106 26 5 6 2 2 33:40 51.00 48.25

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.

Next game:

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Odds:

PF

Larry Nance Jr.

Portland Trail Blazers

Salary: 4,400 5,300
FPPG: 20.04 19.60
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
MIA @ POR Wed, 5 Jan 2022, 10:00PM ET 6,000 20.40 5,600 19.00
ATL @ POR Mon, 3 Jan 2022, 10:00PM ET 6,100 18.50 5,900 17.75
POR @ LAL Fri, 31 Dec 2021, 10:30PM ET 6,100 23.80 6,100 24.75
UTA @ POR Wed, 29 Dec 2021, 10:00PM ET 5,700 47.30 5,400 45.25
DAL @ POR Mon, 27 Dec 2021, 10:00PM ET 5,700 21.50 5,200 22.75
POR @ NOP Tue, 21 Dec 2021, 8:00PM ET 5,400 31.20 4,600 29.00
POR @ MEM Sun, 19 Dec 2021, 6:00PM ET 5,200 30.20 4,700 26.75
CHA @ POR Fri, 17 Dec 2021, 10:00PM ET 5,200 18.90 4,700 19.75
MEM @ POR Wed, 15 Dec 2021, 10:00PM ET 5,400 18.50 4,600 18.75
PHX @ POR Tue, 14 Dec 2021, 10:00PM ET 5,100 31.60 4,300 30.00
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
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
5 Jan 2022 POR MIA @ POR 115:109 9 2 2 2 0 26:49 20.40 19.00
3 Jan 2022 POR ATL @ POR 131:136 2 5 5 0 1 35:19 18.50 17.75
31 Dec 2021 POR POR @ LAL 106:139 13 9 0 0 0 25:46 23.80 24.75
29 Dec 2021 POR UTA @ POR 120:105 14 9 9 3 0 31:46 47.30 45.25
27 Dec 2021 POR DAL @ POR 132:117 12 5 3 0 0 32:23 21.50 22.75
21 Dec 2021 POR POR @ NOP 97:111 10 6 2 4 0 28:16 31.20 29.00
19 Dec 2021 POR POR @ MEM 105:100 2 11 2 2 2 28:33 30.20 26.75
17 Dec 2021 POR CHA @ POR 116:125 10 7 1 0 0 35:49 18.90 19.75
15 Dec 2021 POR MEM @ POR 113:103 6 5 3 1 0 30:57 18.50 18.75
14 Dec 2021 POR PHX @ POR 111:107 9 8 4 3 0 27:45 31.60 30.00

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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Odds:

C

JaVale McGee

Phoenix Suns

Salary: 4,600 4,900
FPPG: 21.53 21.70
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
UTA @ PHX Mon, 24 Jan 2022, 9:00PM ET 4,700 20.80 5,100 20.25
IND @ PHX Sat, 22 Jan 2022, 9:00PM ET 4,400 36.40 4,400 35.50
PHX @ DAL Thu, 20 Jan 2022, 7:30PM ET 4,800 10.80 4,000 12.00
PHX @ SAS Mon, 17 Jan 2022, 8:30PM ET 4,900 18.60 3,700 18.00
PHX @ DET Sun, 16 Jan 2022, 1:00PM ET 5,000 29.20 N/a 29.00
PHX @ IND Fri, 14 Jan 2022, 7:00PM ET 5,000 21.30 4,100 20.00
PHX @ TOR Tue, 11 Jan 2022, 7:30PM ET 5,000 9.60 4,300 9.25
MIA @ PHX Sat, 8 Jan 2022, 9:00PM ET 5,000 0.20 5,100 0.75
OKL @ PHX Wed, 29 Dec 2021, 9:00PM ET 5,200 28.60 5,100 28.50
MEM @ PHX Mon, 27 Dec 2021, 9:00PM ET 4,500 14.30 4,500 15.00
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2021 REG PHX 10.0 7.1 0.6 0.3 0.9 16.4
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
24 Jan 2022 PHX UTA @ PHX 109:115 6 9 0 0 2 16:44 20.80 20.25
22 Jan 2022 PHX IND @ PHX 103:113 13 12 0 0 3 18:25 36.40 35.50
20 Jan 2022 PHX PHX @ DAL 109:101 8 4 0 0 0 17:49 10.80 12.00
17 Jan 2022 PHX PHX @ SAS 121:107 6 8 0 0 1 23:12 18.60 18.00
16 Jan 2022 PHX PHX @ DET 135:108 20 6 0 0 1 15:20 29.20 29.00
14 Jan 2022 PHX PHX @ IND 112:94 7 4 3 1 1 16:46 21.30 20.00
11 Jan 2022 PHX PHX @ TOR 99:95 4 3 0 1 0 13:51 9.60 9.25
8 Jan 2022 PHX MIA @ PHX 123:100 0 1 0 0 0 6:11 0.20 0.75
29 Dec 2021 PHX OKL @ PHX 97:115 16 8 0 0 2 23:22 28.60 28.50
27 Dec 2021 PHX MEM @ PHX 114:113 6 4 3 0 0 22:16 14.30 15.00