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: 8,900 8,700
FPPG: 46.50 49.70
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
MIA @ PHI Thu, 12 May 2022, 7:00PM ET N/a 28.30 N/a 31.00
PHI @ MIA Tue, 10 May 2022, 7:30PM ET N/a 26.20 N/a 28.50
MIA @ PHI Sun, 8 May 2022, 8:00PM ET N/a 49.90 N/a 55.25
MIA @ PHI Fri, 6 May 2022, 7:00PM ET N/a 31.60 N/a 35.00
PHI @ MIA Wed, 4 May 2022, 7:30PM ET N/a 38.30 N/a 39.50
PHI @ MIA Mon, 2 May 2022, 7:30PM ET N/a 29.30 N/a 33.25
PHI @ TOR Thu, 28 Apr 2022, 7:00PM ET N/a 48.70 N/a 53.00
TOR @ PHI Mon, 25 Apr 2022, 8:00PM ET N/a 28.90 N/a 30.50
PHI @ TOR Sat, 23 Apr 2022, 2:00PM ET N/a 49.50 N/a 48.75
PHI @ TOR Wed, 20 Apr 2022, 8:00PM ET N/a 38.20 N/a 42.50
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
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
12 May 2022 PHI MIA @ PHI 99:90 11 4 9 1 0 42:59 28.30 31.00
10 May 2022 PHI PHI @ MIA 85:120 14 6 4 1 0 37:19 26.20 28.50
8 May 2022 PHI MIA @ PHI 108:116 31 7 9 1 0 40:51 49.90 55.25
6 May 2022 PHI MIA @ PHI 79:99 17 8 6 0 1 37:53 31.60 35.00
4 May 2022 PHI PHI @ MIA 103:119 20 4 9 0 1 41:27 38.30 39.50
2 May 2022 PHI PHI @ MIA 92:106 16 9 5 0 0 34:35 29.30 33.25
28 Apr 2022 PHI PHI @ TOR 132:97 22 6 15 0 0 42:4 48.70 53.00
25 Apr 2022 PHI TOR @ PHI 103:88 15 2 7 1 1 39:37 28.90 30.50
23 Apr 2022 PHI PHI @ TOR 102:110 22 5 9 1 3 42:13 49.50 48.75
20 Apr 2022 PHI PHI @ TOR 104:101 19 6 10 0 0 38:5 38.20 42.50

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: 3,500 3,000
FPPG: 39.26 40.80
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
WAS @ MEM Sat, 29 Jan 2022, 8:00PM ET N/a 33.40 N/a 32.50
LAC @ WAS Tue, 25 Jan 2022, 7:00PM ET N/a 40.80 N/a 43.75
BOS @ WAS Sun, 23 Jan 2022, 3:30PM ET N/a 39.50 N/a 38.75
TOR @ WAS Fri, 21 Jan 2022, 8:00PM ET N/a 34.00 N/a 39.25
BRO @ WAS Wed, 19 Jan 2022, 7:00PM ET N/a 49.30 N/a 48.50
PHI @ WAS Mon, 17 Jan 2022, 2:00PM ET N/a 29.00 N/a 29.75
WAS @ ORL Sun, 9 Jan 2022, 6:00PM ET N/a 38.70 N/a 40.50
WAS @ CHI Fri, 7 Jan 2022, 8:00PM ET N/a 36.60 N/a 39.25
HOU @ WAS Wed, 5 Jan 2022, 7:00PM ET N/a 31.50 N/a 44.75
CHA @ WAS Mon, 3 Jan 2022, 7:00PM ET N/a 54.40 N/a 57.25
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
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
29 Jan 2022 WAS WAS @ MEM 95:115 9 2 12 1 1 35:14 33.40 32.50
25 Jan 2022 WAS LAC @ WAS 116:115 23 9 6 1 0 39:37 40.80 43.75
23 Jan 2022 WAS BOS @ WAS 116:87 19 5 7 2 0 31:22 39.50 38.75
21 Jan 2022 WAS TOR @ WAS 109:105 25 5 8 0 0 39:32 34.00 39.25
19 Jan 2022 WAS BRO @ WAS 119:118 23 4 9 2 1 36:36 49.30 48.50
17 Jan 2022 WAS PHI @ WAS 98:117 13 5 6 0 1 32:39 29.00 29.75
9 Jan 2022 WAS WAS @ ORL 102:100 20 6 7 0 1 36:34 38.70 40.50
7 Jan 2022 WAS WAS @ CHI 122:130 26 3 6 1 0 33:53 36.60 39.25
5 Jan 2022 WAS HOU @ WAS 114:111 27 5 5 1 1 29:29 31.50 44.75
3 Jan 2022 WAS CHA @ WAS 121:124 35 7 8 0 1 43:4 54.40 57.25

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: 6,800 6,500
FPPG: 29.94 30.50
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
ATL @ CLE Fri, 15 Apr 2022, 7:30PM ET N/a 28.10 N/a 30.25
CLE @ BRO Tue, 12 Apr 2022, 7:00PM ET N/a 37.90 N/a 36.75
MIL @ CLE Sun, 10 Apr 2022, 3:30PM ET N/a 20.00 N/a 18.50
CLE @ BRO Fri, 8 Apr 2022, 7:30PM ET N/a 28.80 N/a 28.50
CLE @ ORL Tue, 5 Apr 2022, 7:00PM ET N/a 18.80 N/a 20.50
PHI @ CLE Sun, 3 Apr 2022, 6:00PM ET N/a 33.10 N/a 34.25
CLE @ NYK Sat, 2 Apr 2022, 1:00PM ET N/a 39.20 N/a 40.00
CLE @ ATL Thu, 31 Mar 2022, 7:30PM ET N/a 23.50 N/a 21.75
DAL @ CLE Wed, 30 Mar 2022, 7:00PM ET N/a 43.20 N/a 46.00
ORL @ CLE Mon, 28 Mar 2022, 7:00PM ET N/a 29.40 N/a 28.75
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
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
15 Apr 2022 CLE ATL @ CLE 107:101 16 3 5 1 0 39:53 28.10 30.25
12 Apr 2022 CLE CLE @ BRO 108:115 12 7 7 3 0 40:0 37.90 36.75
10 Apr 2022 CLE MIL @ CLE 115:133 6 0 6 2 0 28:59 20.00 18.50
8 Apr 2022 CLE CLE @ BRO 107:118 16 4 4 0 1 33:35 28.80 28.50
5 Apr 2022 CLE CLE @ ORL 115:120 11 4 4 0 0 31:20 18.80 20.50
3 Apr 2022 CLE PHI @ CLE 112:108 18 3 7 1 0 37:30 33.10 34.25
2 Apr 2022 CLE CLE @ NYK 119:101 19 6 6 2 0 36:1 39.20 40.00
31 Mar 2022 CLE CLE @ ATL 107:131 9 5 1 2 1 24:21 23.50 21.75
30 Mar 2022 CLE DAL @ CLE 120:112 32 6 4 0 0 38:22 43.20 46.00
28 Mar 2022 CLE ORL @ CLE 101:107 8 7 6 1 1 32:51 29.40 28.75

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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Robert Covington

Los Angeles Clippers

Salary: 5,200 4,500
FPPG: 24.06 23.10
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
NOP @ LAC Fri, 15 Apr 2022, 10:00PM ET N/a 22.10 N/a 22.25
LAC @ MIN Tue, 12 Apr 2022, 9:30PM ET N/a 14.00 N/a 15.25
OKL @ LAC Sun, 10 Apr 2022, 9:30PM ET N/a 18.20 N/a 19.50
SAC @ LAC Sat, 9 Apr 2022, 9:30PM ET N/a 17.90 N/a 18.75
PHX @ LAC Wed, 6 Apr 2022, 10:00PM ET N/a 22.90 N/a 23.75
NOP @ LAC Sun, 3 Apr 2022, 9:30PM ET N/a 20.90 N/a 19.00
LAC @ MIL Fri, 1 Apr 2022, 8:00PM ET N/a 68.60 N/a 70.50
LAC @ CHI Thu, 31 Mar 2022, 8:00PM ET N/a 16.30 N/a 16.00
UTA @ LAC Tue, 29 Mar 2022, 10:00PM ET N/a 9.20 N/a 10.25
PHI @ LAC Fri, 25 Mar 2022, 10:30PM ET N/a 28.00 N/a 25.75
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
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
15 Apr 2022 LAC NOP @ LAC 105:101 14 3 1 1 0 34:44 22.10 22.25
12 Apr 2022 LAC LAC @ MIN 104:109 9 5 0 0 0 18:27 14.00 15.25
10 Apr 2022 LAC OKL @ LAC 88:138 9 6 0 1 0 12:48 18.20 19.50
9 Apr 2022 LAC SAC @ LAC 98:117 8 7 1 0 0 19:49 17.90 18.75
6 Apr 2022 LAC PHX @ LAC 109:113 11 7 1 1 0 22:16 22.90 23.75
3 Apr 2022 LAC NOP @ LAC 100:119 8 2 1 2 1 18:29 20.90 19.00
1 Apr 2022 LAC LAC @ MIL 153:119 43 8 2 2 3 45:33 68.60 70.50
31 Mar 2022 LAC LAC @ CHI 130:135 7 4 1 0 1 21:46 16.30 16.00
29 Mar 2022 LAC UTA @ LAC 115:121 8 1 0 0 0 21:18 9.20 10.25
25 Mar 2022 LAC PHI @ LAC 122:97 8 5 2 1 3 24:13 28.00 25.75