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:

IND @ MEM

Time:

Sun, 29th Jan, 06:00PM ET

Odds:

MEM -8.5 / O/U 241.0

PG

Ja Morant

Memphis Grizzlies

Salary: 10,000 10,200
FPPG: 46.28 48.80
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
MEM @ MIN Fri, 27 Jan 2023, 7:30PM ET 10,200 49.50 10,000 59.00
MEM @ GSW Wed, 25 Jan 2023, 10:00PM ET 9,900 55.80 9,700 58.00
MEM @ PHX Sun, 22 Jan 2023, 8:00PM ET 9,900 45.00 9,600 46.25
MEM @ LAL Fri, 20 Jan 2023, 10:00PM ET 10,000 32.60 9,600 35.75
CLE @ MEM Wed, 18 Jan 2023, 8:00PM ET 10,000 40.40 10,200 40.00
PHX @ MEM Mon, 16 Jan 2023, 6:00PM ET 10,200 43.90 10,500 46.00
MEM @ IND Sat, 14 Jan 2023, 7:00PM ET 10,200 42.60 N/a 44.25
SAS @ MEM Wed, 11 Jan 2023, 8:00PM ET 10,100 48.00 10,300 51.25
MEM @ ORL Thu, 5 Jan 2023, 7:00PM ET 10,500 47.00 10,400 48.25
MEM @ CHA Wed, 4 Jan 2023, 7:00PM ET 10,500 41.20 10,100 40.75
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2022 REG MEM 27.3 5.6 8.1 1.0 0.3 32.4
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 Jan 2023 MEM MEM @ MIN 100:111 27 10 11 0 0 38:4 49.50 59.00
25 Jan 2023 MEM MEM @ GSW 120:122 29 4 12 2 1 35:26 55.80 58.00
22 Jan 2023 MEM MEM @ PHX 110:112 27 5 8 1 0 36:33 45.00 46.25
20 Jan 2023 MEM MEM @ LAL 121:122 22 3 8 0 0 33:32 32.60 35.75
18 Jan 2023 MEM CLE @ MEM 114:115 24 2 8 1 0 32:39 40.40 40.00
16 Jan 2023 MEM PHX @ MEM 106:136 29 2 7 1 0 27:14 43.90 46.00
14 Jan 2023 MEM MEM @ IND 130:112 23 3 10 0 1 25:15 42.60 44.25
11 Jan 2023 MEM SAS @ MEM 129:135 38 5 4 0 1 32:14 48.00 51.25
5 Jan 2023 MEM MEM @ ORL 123:115 32 5 6 1 0 35:30 47.00 48.25
4 Jan 2023 MEM MEM @ CHA 131:107 23 1 8 2 0 26:40 41.20 40.75

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:

NOP @ MIL

Time:

Sun, 29th Jan, 08:00PM ET

Odds:

NOP +11.0 / O/U 229.5

PF

Larry Nance Jr.

New Orleans Pelicans

Salary: 4,600 3,900
FPPG: 21.48 20.60
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
WAS @ NOP Sat, 28 Jan 2023, 8:00PM ET 5,300 25.10 4,000 24.50
MIN @ NOP Wed, 25 Jan 2023, 8:00PM ET 5,300 10.60 4,200 11.25
DEN @ NOP Tue, 24 Jan 2023, 8:00PM ET 5,100 20.20 4,000 19.50
NOP @ MIA Sun, 22 Jan 2023, 3:30PM ET 4,800 40.40 3,600 36.25
NOP @ ORL Fri, 20 Jan 2023, 7:00PM ET 4,800 19.60 3,400 17.25
MIA @ NOP Wed, 18 Jan 2023, 8:00PM ET 4,800 13.40 3,600 13.50
NOP @ CLE Mon, 16 Jan 2023, 3:00PM ET 5,200 15.10 N/a 14.25
NOP @ DET Fri, 13 Jan 2023, 7:00PM ET 5,200 19.30 N/a 19.25
NOP @ BOS Wed, 11 Jan 2023, 7:30PM ET 5,400 4.20 4,400 4.25
NOP @ WAS Mon, 9 Jan 2023, 7:00PM ET 5,400 26.70 4,600 24.00
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2022 REG NOP 7.7 5.5 1.9 0.9 0.8 22.6
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 Jan 2023 NOP WAS @ NOP 113:103 8 8 3 0 1 28:2 25.10 24.50
25 Jan 2023 NOP MIN @ NOP 111:102 7 3 0 0 0 22:6 10.60 11.25
24 Jan 2023 NOP DEN @ NOP 99:98 10 6 0 0 1 22:29 20.20 19.50
22 Jan 2023 NOP NOP @ MIA 96:100 12 7 4 4 1 26:19 40.40 36.25
20 Jan 2023 NOP NOP @ ORL 110:123 5 3 2 2 1 27:5 19.60 17.25
18 Jan 2023 NOP MIA @ NOP 124:98 2 2 6 0 0 17:20 13.40 13.50
16 Jan 2023 NOP NOP @ CLE 103:113 4 3 3 1 0 14:37 15.10 14.25
13 Jan 2023 NOP NOP @ DET 116:110 5 9 1 1 0 18:8 19.30 19.25
11 Jan 2023 NOP NOP @ BOS 114:125 0 1 2 0 0 19:36 4.20 4.25
9 Jan 2023 NOP NOP @ WAS 132:112 6 6 3 2 1 25:36 26.70 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.

Next game:

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Odds:

C

JaVale McGee

Dallas Mavericks

Salary: 3,500 3,000
FPPG: 8.34 8.20
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
ATL @ DAL Wed, 18 Jan 2023, 7:30PM ET 3,600 1.00 3,000 2.00
DAL @ POR Sat, 14 Jan 2023, 10:00PM ET 3,600 13.50 N/a 12.75
DAL @ LAC Tue, 10 Jan 2023, 10:30PM ET 3,600 8.60 3,000 7.75
DAL @ OKL Sun, 8 Jan 2023, 7:00PM ET 3,600 2.70 3,000 2.75
NOP @ DAL Sat, 7 Jan 2023, 8:00PM ET 3,600 22.70 3,000 20.50
BOS @ DAL Thu, 5 Jan 2023, 7:30PM ET 3,600 2.20 3,000 2.75
HOU @ DAL Thu, 29 Dec 2022, 8:30PM ET 3,600 6.70 3,000 6.75
NYK @ DAL Tue, 27 Dec 2022, 8:30PM ET 3,600 1.20 3,000 1.25
DAL @ HOU Fri, 23 Dec 2022, 8:00PM ET 3,600 2.00 3,000 2.00
DAL @ MIN Mon, 19 Dec 2022, 8:00PM ET 3,600 6.40 3,100 7.00
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2022 REG DAL 3.9 2.4 0.3 0.1 0.6 7.9
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
18 Jan 2023 DAL ATL @ DAL 130:122 3 0 0 0 0 3:8 1.00 2.00
14 Jan 2023 DAL DAL @ POR 119:136 2 5 1 1 1 8:13 13.50 12.75
10 Jan 2023 DAL DAL @ LAC 101:113 2 3 0 0 1 2:44 8.60 7.75
8 Jan 2023 DAL DAL @ OKL 109:120 0 1 1 0 0 5:6 2.70 2.75
7 Jan 2023 DAL NOP @ DAL 117:127 6 6 1 0 3 14:30 22.70 20.50
5 Jan 2023 DAL BOS @ DAL 124:95 2 1 0 0 0 3:45 2.20 2.75
29 Dec 2022 DAL HOU @ DAL 114:129 4 1 1 0 0 5:38 6.70 6.75
27 Dec 2022 DAL NYK @ DAL 121:126 0 1 0 0 0 2:43 1.20 1.25
23 Dec 2022 DAL DAL @ HOU 112:106 2 0 0 0 0 1:48 2.00 2.00
19 Dec 2022 DAL DAL @ MIN 106:116 5 2 0 0 0 8:58 6.40 7.00