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.

Next game:

DEN @ BRO

Time:

Wed, 26th Jan, 08:00PM ET

Odds:

SG

James Harden

Brooklyn Nets

Salary: 10,200 11,500
FPPG: 49.08 52.70
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
LAL @ BRO Tue, 25 Jan 2022, 7:30PM ET 10,500 66.90 11,700 73.00
BRO @ MIN Sun, 23 Jan 2022, 8:00PM ET 11,000 35.50 11,700 39.75
BRO @ SAS Fri, 21 Jan 2022, 8:30PM ET 10,500 65.50 11,800 73.00
BRO @ WAS Wed, 19 Jan 2022, 7:00PM ET 10,600 33.10 11,600 37.50
BRO @ CLE Mon, 17 Jan 2022, 3:00PM ET 10,800 47.40 11,800 50.25
NOP @ BRO Sat, 15 Jan 2022, 7:30PM ET 10,300 59.10 11,200 63.00
OKL @ BRO Thu, 13 Jan 2022, 8:30PM ET 10,000 62.90 10,700 60.25
BRO @ CHI Wed, 12 Jan 2022, 10:00PM ET 9,800 61.40 10,400 64.75
SAS @ BRO Sun, 9 Jan 2022, 12:00PM ET 9,800 49.40 11,200 54.25
MIL @ BRO Fri, 7 Jan 2022, 7:30PM ET 10,400 35.30 10,600 37.75
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2021 REG BRO 23.0 8.1 10.1 1.3 0.7 37.2
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
25 Jan 2022 BRO LAL @ BRO 106:96 33 12 11 2 1 38:22 66.90 73.00
23 Jan 2022 BRO BRO @ MIN 125:136 13 5 13 1 0 35:2 35.50 39.75
21 Jan 2022 BRO BRO @ SAS 117:102 37 10 11 0 1 37:8 65.50 73.00
19 Jan 2022 BRO BRO @ WAS 119:118 18 8 9 0 0 39:15 33.10 37.50
17 Jan 2022 BRO BRO @ CLE 107:114 22 7 10 2 0 40:25 47.40 50.25
15 Jan 2022 BRO NOP @ BRO 105:120 27 8 15 1 1 40:10 59.10 63.00
13 Jan 2022 BRO OKL @ BRO 130:109 26 7 9 3 3 36:22 62.90 60.25
12 Jan 2022 BRO BRO @ CHI 138:112 25 7 16 1 1 33:16 61.40 64.75
9 Jan 2022 BRO SAS @ BRO 119:121 26 7 12 0 1 43:57 49.40 54.25
7 Jan 2022 BRO MIL @ BRO 121:109 16 9 7 0 1 35:32 35.30 37.75

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.

Next game:

Time:

Odds:

SG

Bradley Beal

Washington Wizards

Salary: 9,000 9,000
FPPG: 39.37 41.00
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
LAC @ WAS Tue, 25 Jan 2022, 7:00PM ET 9,000 40.80 9,000 43.75
BOS @ WAS Sun, 23 Jan 2022, 3:30PM ET 9,000 39.50 8,800 38.75
TOR @ WAS Fri, 21 Jan 2022, 8:00PM ET 9,000 34.00 8,700 39.25
BRO @ WAS Wed, 19 Jan 2022, 7:00PM ET 9,000 49.30 8,900 48.50
PHI @ WAS Mon, 17 Jan 2022, 2:00PM ET 9,500 29.00 9,300 29.75
WAS @ ORL Sun, 9 Jan 2022, 6:00PM ET 10,000 38.70 9,600 40.50
WAS @ CHI Fri, 7 Jan 2022, 8:00PM ET 10,200 36.60 10,400 39.25
HOU @ WAS Wed, 5 Jan 2022, 7:00PM ET 9,900 31.50 10,500 44.75
CHA @ WAS Mon, 3 Jan 2022, 7:00PM ET 9,100 54.40 10,400 57.25
CHI @ WAS Sat, 1 Jan 2022, 7:00PM ET 8,700 64.90 10,300 63.50
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2021 REG WAS 23.5 4.8 6.5 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
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
1 Jan 2022 WAS CHI @ WAS 120:119 27 2 17 4 0 42:42 64.90 63.50

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.

Next game:

CHA @ IND

Time:

Wed, 26th Jan, 07:00PM ET

Odds:

SG

Caris LeVert

Indiana Pacers

Salary: 7,800 8,600
FPPG: 31.66 32.20
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
IND @ NOP Mon, 24 Jan 2022, 8:00PM ET 7,900 34.20 8,700 38.00
IND @ LAL Wed, 19 Jan 2022, 10:30PM ET 8,200 42.60 7,900 45.00
IND @ LAC Mon, 17 Jan 2022, 3:30PM ET 8,200 43.80 8,100 45.25
PHX @ IND Fri, 14 Jan 2022, 7:00PM ET 8,200 39.50 8,300 41.25
BOS @ IND Wed, 12 Jan 2022, 7:00PM ET 9,100 25.20 8,600 25.25
CHI @ IND Fri, 31 Dec 2021, 3:00PM ET 8,500 46.20 8,900 46.50
CHA @ IND Wed, 29 Dec 2021, 7:00PM ET 6,600 47.40 9,100 49.25
IND @ CHI Sun, 26 Dec 2021, 8:00PM ET 6,600 50.30 8,800 50.50
HOU @ IND Thu, 23 Dec 2021, 7:00PM ET 6,400 59.10 7,700 59.50
IND @ MIA Tue, 21 Dec 2021, 7:30PM ET 6,500 25.30 7,800 27.50
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2021 REG IND 18.5 3.6 4.2 1.0 0.5 30.7
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
24 Jan 2022 IND IND @ NOP 113:117 19 6 8 0 0 32:20 34.20 38.00
19 Jan 2022 IND IND @ LAL 111:104 30 8 2 1 0 27:14 42.60 45.00
17 Jan 2022 IND IND @ LAC 133:139 26 9 4 1 0 34:41 43.80 45.25
14 Jan 2022 IND PHX @ IND 112:94 20 5 9 1 0 38:54 39.50 41.25
12 Jan 2022 IND BOS @ IND 119:100 16 1 4 0 1 28:53 25.20 25.25
31 Dec 2021 IND CHI @ IND 108:106 27 6 6 1 1 37:1 46.20 46.50
29 Dec 2021 IND CHA @ IND 116:108 27 7 6 2 0 39:22 47.40 49.25
26 Dec 2021 IND IND @ CHI 105:113 27 4 9 1 1 39:17 50.30 50.50
23 Dec 2021 IND HOU @ IND 106:118 24 8 11 3 1 35:52 59.10 59.50
21 Dec 2021 IND IND @ MIA 96:125 17 4 3 0 0 30:25 25.30 27.50

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.

Next game:

DAL @ POR

Time:

Wed, 26th Jan, 10:00PM ET

Odds:

SF

Robert Covington

Portland Trail Blazers

Salary: 5,300 5,500
FPPG: 23.17 22.20
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
MIN @ POR Tue, 25 Jan 2022, 10:00PM ET 5,500 21.70 5,600 20.50
POR @ TOR Sun, 23 Jan 2022, 6:00PM ET 5,700 32.50 5,700 30.75
POR @ BOS Fri, 21 Jan 2022, 7:30PM ET 6,200 12.80 5,900 12.50
POR @ MIA Wed, 19 Jan 2022, 7:30PM ET 6,100 25.40 6,100 29.50
POR @ ORL Mon, 17 Jan 2022, 7:00PM ET 5,900 36.20 6,400 33.25
POR @ WAS Sat, 15 Jan 2022, 7:00PM ET 5,600 43.80 6,000 40.25
POR @ DEN Thu, 13 Jan 2022, 10:00PM ET 5,600 28.40 5,800 26.75
BRO @ POR Mon, 10 Jan 2022, 10:00PM ET 5,300 44.30 4,900 41.50
SAC @ POR Sun, 9 Jan 2022, 9:00PM ET 5,200 32.70 5,100 28.50
CLE @ POR Fri, 7 Jan 2022, 10:00PM ET 5,200 34.10 4,300 35.50
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2021 REG POR 7.7 5.6 1.2 1.5 1.3 29.3
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 Jan 2022 POR MIN @ POR 109:107 8 6 1 1 1 36:34 21.70 20.50
23 Jan 2022 POR POR @ TOR 114:105 9 5 5 2 2 30:54 32.50 30.75
21 Jan 2022 POR POR @ BOS 109:105 5 4 0 0 1 38:40 12.80 12.50
19 Jan 2022 POR POR @ MIA 92:104 11 12 0 0 1 37:57 25.40 29.50
17 Jan 2022 POR POR @ ORL 98:88 7 11 2 2 3 34:13 36.20 33.25
15 Jan 2022 POR POR @ WAS 115:110 15 9 2 4 1 40:11 43.80 40.25
13 Jan 2022 POR POR @ DEN 108:140 10 7 0 4 0 30:3 28.40 26.75
10 Jan 2022 POR BRO @ POR 108:114 21 4 1 3 3 34:28 44.30 41.50
9 Jan 2022 POR SAC @ POR 88:103 8 6 1 3 3 34:32 32.70 28.50
7 Jan 2022 POR CLE @ POR 114:101 17 8 1 1 2 34:6 34.10 35.50