NBA DFS TARGETS (12/8)

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After a quite night in the league, the NBA is back today and comes at us with a massive slate. To be exact, we’re going to see a total of 13 games tip off across the league which means the field of DFS targets is vast. If you plan on partaking in a contest but are having trouble setting your lineup, take a look at our top starts by position…

PG: James Harden (BRO) – Across the board tonight Harden has been utilized in the highest percentage of our lineups at this position although generally he’s listed as a SG. He has multiple factors working for him and even though he’s one of the most expensive options on the board he should be well worth it. He’s expected to see a significant boost in time spent on the floor which brings upside to any player but the cherry on top here is the matchup. The indication is that Harden is likely to be guarded by Eric Gordon who is a below average defender. On average he gives up just under 7% more fantasy points per minute to his guarded players and Harden is someone who is more than capable of capitalizing on this. If you include Harden it’s likely that somewhere along they way you’ll have to throw a dart or two but that not a bad thing. You don’t want to leave Harden out of your lineup tonight.

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SG

James Harden

Philadelphia 76ers

Salary: 9,300 9,500
FPPG: 47.84 49.80
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
WAS @ PHI Wed, 2 Nov 2022, 6:00PM ET N/a 45.00 N/a 48.75
PHI @ WAS Mon, 31 Oct 2022, 7:00PM ET 9,300 58.90 9,600 61.75
PHI @ CHI Sat, 29 Oct 2022, 8:00PM ET 9,800 41.70 9,600 43.00
PHI @ TOR Fri, 28 Oct 2022, 7:30PM ET 10,200 22.80 9,700 23.50
PHI @ TOR Wed, 26 Oct 2022, 7:30PM ET 10,800 39.90 9,600 42.25
IND @ PHI Mon, 24 Oct 2022, 7:00PM ET 10,000 61.30 9,000 64.25
SAS @ PHI Sat, 22 Oct 2022, 6:00PM ET 9,800 47.80 N/a 48.25
MIL @ PHI Thu, 20 Oct 2022, 7:30PM ET 9,700 61.10 9,000 60.00
PHI @ BOS Tue, 18 Oct 2022, 7:30PM ET 8,900 52.10 8,900 56.50
MIA @ PHI Thu, 12 May 2022, 7:00PM ET N/a 28.30 N/a 31.00
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2022 REG PHI 22.0 7.0 10.0 1.1 0.7 36.7
2021 PST PHI 18.6 5.7 8.6 0.8 0.8 39.9
2021 REG BRO 22.5 8.0 10.2 1.3 0.7 37.2
2021 REG PHI 21.0 7.0 10.5 1.3 0.2 37.8
2020 PST BRO 20.2 6.3 8.6 1.7 0.8 35.7
2020 REG HOU 24.8 5.1 10.4 0.9 0.8 36.5
2020 REG BRO 24.6 8.5 10.9 1.3 0.8 36.6
Date Team Game Score Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk Min FD FPts DK FPts
2 Nov 2022 PHI WAS @ PHI 121:111 24 5 10 1 0 35:4 45.00 48.75
31 Oct 2022 PHI PHI @ WAS 118:111 23 7 17 2 0 37:37 58.90 61.75
29 Oct 2022 PHI PHI @ CHI 114:109 15 6 11 2 0 35:59 41.70 43.00
28 Oct 2022 PHI PHI @ TOR 112:90 11 4 4 0 2 33:43 22.80 23.50
26 Oct 2022 PHI PHI @ TOR 109:119 18 7 9 0 1 35:39 39.90 42.25
24 Oct 2022 PHI IND @ PHI 106:120 29 9 11 2 0 34:39 61.30 64.25
22 Oct 2022 PHI SAS @ PHI 114:105 12 9 12 1 2 40:17 47.80 48.25
20 Oct 2022 PHI MIL @ PHI 90:88 31 8 9 2 1 40:19 61.10 60.00
18 Oct 2022 PHI PHI @ BOS 117:126 35 8 7 0 0 37:16 52.10 56.50
12 May 2022 PHI MIA @ PHI 99:90 11 4 9 1 0 42:59 28.30 31.00

SG: Bradley Beal (WAS) – There are a few directions that you can go in tonight which is pretty much the case all the way down the line. We like Beal at SG tonight because of his matchup. Cade Cunningham gets a pass because he’s still in his first year and adjusting to the professional level however that means nothing to the numbers. He tends to allow his guarded players nearly 9% fantasy points per minute then their average which lines up nicely for Beal. On his own he’s capable of generating more than a fantasy point per minute and although he hasn’t quite played up to this standard in recent performances, tonight he’s in a good spot to get back on track. He’s included in more than half of our lineups on both platforms but his utilized slightly more on DK. Regardless of where you play we recommend Beal as a strong consideration tonight.

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SG

Bradley Beal

Washington Wizards

Salary: 8,400 8,700
FPPG: 40.02 40.50
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
WAS @ BOS Sun, 27 Nov 2022, 6:00PM ET 8,800 0 8,600 0
WAS @ MIA Fri, 25 Nov 2022, 8:00PM ET 8,200 52.50 8,700 51.25
CHA @ WAS Sun, 20 Nov 2022, 6:00PM ET 8,200 48.30 8,500 47.50
MIA @ WAS Fri, 18 Nov 2022, 7:00PM ET 8,200 37.40 8,200 42.50
OKL @ WAS Wed, 16 Nov 2022, 7:00PM ET 8,200 46.20 8,300 46.00
BRO @ WAS Fri, 4 Nov 2022, 7:00PM ET 8,100 37.10 8,300 35.25
WAS @ PHI Wed, 2 Nov 2022, 6:00PM ET N/a 37.90 N/a 39.00
PHI @ WAS Mon, 31 Oct 2022, 7:00PM ET 8,500 34.00 8,600 36.25
WAS @ BOS Sun, 30 Oct 2022, 6:00PM ET 8,600 30.20 8,400 29.75
IND @ WAS Fri, 28 Oct 2022, 7:30PM ET 7,800 55.40 8,600 53.75
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2022 REG WAS 23.1 3.8 5.8 1.2 0.8 36.9
2021 REG WAS 23.1 4.7 6.6 0.9 0.4 36.1
2020 PST WAS 28.1 6.4 4.4 0.6 0.9 37.1
2020 REG WAS 31.3 4.7 4.4 1.1 0.4 35.9
Date Team Game Score Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk Min FD FPts DK FPts
27 Nov 2022 WAS WAS @ BOS 121:130 30 5 4 2 0 34:47 0 0
25 Nov 2022 WAS WAS @ MIA 107:110 28 5 5 1 3 37:48 52.50 51.25
20 Nov 2022 WAS CHA @ WAS 102:106 26 4 5 5 0 40:33 48.30 47.50
18 Nov 2022 WAS MIA @ WAS 106:107 27 2 8 1 0 48:30 37.40 42.50
16 Nov 2022 WAS OKL @ WAS 121:120 25 6 6 1 1 37:1 46.20 46.00
4 Nov 2022 WAS BRO @ WAS 128:86 20 3 3 2 1 29:36 37.10 35.25
2 Nov 2022 WAS WAS @ PHI 121:111 29 2 5 0 0 36:30 37.90 39.00
31 Oct 2022 WAS PHI @ WAS 118:111 20 5 6 0 1 37:51 34.00 36.25
30 Oct 2022 WAS WAS @ BOS 94:112 12 1 8 1 1 37:21 30.20 29.75
28 Oct 2022 WAS IND @ WAS 127:117 31 7 4 3 1 37:13 55.40 53.75

SF: Chris LeVert (IND) – Tonight LeVert is the only player who’s been included in 100% of our lineups on both FD and DK. He’s listed at an extremely reasonable price making him an easy target and with your investment you can expect a near 6x return on your investment. He’s got a few things working for him which creates a situation thats almost identical to Beal’s but you’re getting him for about $3000 less. He’s capable of generating just over 1 fantasy point per minute and tonight you can expect this to be boosted given his matchup. He’s expected to go up against Evan Fournier who allows his guarded players about 5% more fantasy points per minute then their average so when you stack LeVert up against anybody else at this position, the upside isn’t a very close comparison. We’re very high on LeVert tonight and recommend targeting him for your lineup.

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SG

Caris LeVert

Cleveland Cavaliers

Salary: 5,600 5,100
FPPG: 24.96 26.10
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
MIA @ CLE Sun, 20 Nov 2022, 7:00PM ET 5,700 15.00 5,400 14.25
CHA @ CLE Fri, 18 Nov 2022, 7:30PM ET 6,300 13.60 5,800 12.75
CLE @ MIL Wed, 16 Nov 2022, 8:00PM ET 6,300 7.90 6,100 8.50
MIN @ CLE Sun, 13 Nov 2022, 6:00PM ET 6,300 27.50 6,100 28.25
CLE @ GSW Fri, 11 Nov 2022, 10:00PM ET 6,300 13.40 6,500 14.50
CLE @ SAC Wed, 9 Nov 2022, 10:00PM ET 6,000 43.00 6,600 46.00
CLE @ LAC Mon, 7 Nov 2022, 10:30PM ET 6,600 17.70 7,100 18.50
CLE @ LAL Sun, 6 Nov 2022, 3:30PM ET 6,500 23.30 N/a 23.50
CLE @ DET Fri, 4 Nov 2022, 7:00PM ET 6,500 29.20 6,500 31.00
BOS @ CLE Wed, 2 Nov 2022, 7:30PM ET 6,500 29.60 6,700 32.00
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2022 REG CLE 11.4 4.5 4.9 0.8 0.1 32.2
2021 PST CLE 14.0 5.0 6.0 2.0 0 39.9
2021 REG CLE 13.6 3.4 3.9 0.8 0.3 29.9
2021 REG IND 18.7 3.8 4.4 0.9 0.5 31.1
2020 REG BRO 18.5 4.3 6.0 1.1 0.5 28.5
2020 REG IND 20.7 4.6 4.9 1.5 0.7 32.9
Date Team Game Score Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk Min FD FPts DK FPts
20 Nov 2022 CLE MIA @ CLE 87:113 0 5 4 1 0 14:17 15.00 14.25
18 Nov 2022 CLE CHA @ CLE 122:132 4 3 2 1 0 30:19 13.60 12.75
16 Nov 2022 CLE CLE @ MIL 98:113 2 2 3 0 0 19:36 7.90 8.50
13 Nov 2022 CLE MIN @ CLE 129:124 13 5 5 0 1 27:35 27.50 28.25
11 Nov 2022 CLE CLE @ GSW 101:106 11 2 0 0 0 33:40 13.40 14.50
9 Nov 2022 CLE CLE @ SAC 120:127 21 10 6 2 0 38:21 43.00 46.00
7 Nov 2022 CLE CLE @ LAC 117:119 4 6 5 0 0 36:24 17.70 18.50
6 Nov 2022 CLE CLE @ LAL 114:100 12 4 3 1 0 29:34 23.30 23.50
4 Nov 2022 CLE CLE @ DET 112:88 15 6 6 0 0 30:13 29.20 31.00
2 Nov 2022 CLE BOS @ CLE 113:114 15 8 4 0 0 46:8 29.60 32.00

F: Robert Covington (POR) – This was the hardest position to decide on a target for because there are good options all across the board. On DK this is an elite start and he’s our highest targeted player at PF however on FD he falls back into the mix of players significantly. He’s priced extremely cheap on and you can expect a return on this investment nearing 6.6x depending on your platform of choice. This is due to a combination of a minutes boost and a favorable matchup against Draymond Green. Green has had trouble improving his DVP and tends to allow his opponents to generate much more then their average. To reiterate, this is a much better start on DK and that’s due to a listed salary difference. If you’re on FD you should still keep Covington in mind but also keep on eye on players like Jaren Jackson, Aaron Gordon, and Julius Randle.

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SF

Robert Covington

Los Angeles Clippers

Salary: 4,000 3,100
FPPG: 12.07 12.20
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
DEN @ LAC Fri, 25 Nov 2022, 10:30PM ET 3,500 26.20 3,000 26.50
LAC @ GSW Wed, 23 Nov 2022, 10:00PM ET 3,500 10.70 3,000 12.00
SAS @ LAC Sat, 19 Nov 2022, 10:30PM ET 3,600 3.60 3,400 3.75
LAC @ DAL Tue, 15 Nov 2022, 8:30PM ET 3,600 3.40 4,000 5.00
LAC @ HOU Mon, 14 Nov 2022, 8:00PM ET 3,800 12.30 3,800 12.50
CLE @ LAC Mon, 7 Nov 2022, 10:30PM ET 4,400 2.00 4,600 3.00
UTA @ LAC Sun, 6 Nov 2022, 10:00PM ET 4,600 1.50 4,600 1.50
LAC @ OKL Thu, 27 Oct 2022, 8:00PM ET 4,900 8.30 4,800 9.50
LAC @ OKL Tue, 25 Oct 2022, 8:00PM ET 4,400 28.80 4,100 26.50
PHX @ LAC Sun, 23 Oct 2022, 10:00PM ET 4,400 7.80 4,300 8.50
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2022 REG LAC 4.3 3.7 1.0 0.3 0.7 14.4
2021 PST LAC 11.5 4.0 0.5 0.5 0 26.6
2021 REG LAC 10.4 5.1 1.0 1.2 1.2 22.2
2021 REG POR 7.6 5.7 1.4 1.6 1.3 29.8
2020 PST POR 9.3 7.8 1.2 1.5 1.0 38.0
2020 REG POR 8.5 6.7 1.7 1.4 1.2 32.1
Date Team Game Score Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk Min FD FPts DK FPts
25 Nov 2022 LAC DEN @ LAC 114:104 12 6 2 0 2 19:48 26.20 26.50
23 Nov 2022 LAC LAC @ GSW 107:124 3 6 1 0 0 21:13 10.70 12.00
19 Nov 2022 LAC SAS @ LAC 97:119 0 3 0 0 0 6:49 3.60 3.75
15 Nov 2022 LAC LAC @ DAL 101:103 3 2 0 0 0 5:26 3.40 5.00
14 Nov 2022 LAC LAC @ HOU 122:106 4 4 1 0 1 18:34 12.30 12.50
7 Nov 2022 LAC CLE @ LAC 117:119 3 0 0 0 0 7:20 2.00 3.00
6 Nov 2022 LAC UTA @ LAC 110:102 0 0 1 0 0 6:25 1.50 1.50
27 Oct 2022 LAC LAC @ OKL 110:118 3 4 1 0 0 15:0 8.30 9.50
25 Oct 2022 LAC LAC @ OKL 94:108 10 4 2 1 3 20:53 28.80 26.50
23 Oct 2022 LAC PHX @ LAC 112:95 3 4 0 0 0 14:15 7.80 8.50