NBA DFS TARGETS (1/3)

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Back tonight with 10 games on the NBA slate to look at. If you’re having trouble setting a DFS lineup, take a look at who we have our eye on. When taking into account the current listed salaries for each player on the two most popular DFS websites currently active this is who has been utilized the most frequently for our contests.

SG: Anfernee Simons (POR) – Simmons isn’t somebody who jumps off the board tonight unless you know to look for him. He’s a fairly decent start for GPP contests and comes into his matchup tonight in a good spot to produce. He expected to see a boost in time spent on the floor and for the majority of those minutes he’s going to be covered by Trae Young who’s a below average defender. His DVP is nearly 6% below league average which cracks the door open for Simons who might benefit from a push in the right direction. On his own the Portland guard generates only .75 fantasy points per minute which isn’t much but when you factor in his price and potential, he’s well worth a look on tonight’s slate.

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Anfernee Simons

Portland Trail Blazers

Salary: 8,300 7,800
FPPG: 35.24 37.30
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
POR @ BRO Sun, 27 Nov 2022, 3:00PM ET 8,300 0 7,800 0
POR @ NYK Fri, 25 Nov 2022, 7:30PM ET 8,300 52.30 7,600 54.00
POR @ CLE Wed, 23 Nov 2022, 7:00PM ET 8,300 26.40 7,600 31.00
POR @ MIL Mon, 21 Nov 2022, 8:00PM ET 8,100 43.30 7,400 44.50
UTA @ POR Sat, 19 Nov 2022, 10:00PM ET 7,400 55.10 7,000 54.00
BRO @ POR Thu, 17 Nov 2022, 10:00PM ET 7,500 34.20 7,300 34.25
SAS @ POR Tue, 15 Nov 2022, 10:00PM ET 7,500 28.60 7,700 31.75
POR @ DAL Sat, 12 Nov 2022, 8:30PM ET 7,800 33.40 8,100 37.25
POR @ NOP Thu, 10 Nov 2022, 8:00PM ET 7,700 34.60 8,100 37.75
POR @ CHA Wed, 9 Nov 2022, 7:00PM ET 7,700 37.60 7,400 36.75
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2022 REG POR 23.6 3.2 4.2 1.0 0.2 36.4
2021 REG POR 17.3 2.6 3.9 0.5 0.1 29.5
2020 PST POR 6.5 2.7 0.8 0.3 0.2 17.9
2020 REG POR 7.7 2.2 1.4 0.3 0.1 17.0
Date Team Game Score Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk Min FD FPts DK FPts
27 Nov 2022 POR POR @ BRO 97:111 15 1 6 1 0 39:34 0 0
25 Nov 2022 POR POR @ NYK 132:129 38 4 5 1 0 46:58 52.30 54.00
23 Nov 2022 POR POR @ CLE 96:114 20 2 6 0 0 38:4 26.40 31.00
21 Nov 2022 POR POR @ MIL 111:119 29 4 5 1 0 37:2 43.30 44.50
19 Nov 2022 POR UTA @ POR 118:113 23 8 7 4 1 35:50 55.10 54.00
17 Nov 2022 POR BRO @ POR 109:107 24 1 2 2 0 29:23 34.20 34.25
15 Nov 2022 POR SAS @ POR 110:117 23 3 2 0 0 33:48 28.60 31.75
12 Nov 2022 POR POR @ DAL 112:117 24 7 2 0 0 39:22 33.40 37.25
10 Nov 2022 POR POR @ NOP 106:95 23 3 6 0 0 36:52 34.60 37.75
9 Nov 2022 POR POR @ CHA 105:95 19 3 6 2 0 33:9 37.60 36.75

SF: Jimmy Butler (MIA) – It probably wont take much convincing to target Butler tonight but lets point out a few key fantasy angles anyway. He generates on average 1.3 fantasy points per minute which of course makes him somebody you want to target for DFS. He’s going to be one of the most expensive options at this position but with that you can expect a return on your salary investment nearing 4.8x. Tonight he’ll be matched up against Draymond Green who similar to Trae Young has a DVP below the league average by about 5% which doesn’t exactly make him an ideal candidate to match up against Butler. We’re only expecting him to be targeted by about 10% of the field making him a very appealing GPP look if you haven’t already made him a consideration.

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Jimmy Butler

Miami Heat

Salary: 8,800 8,600
FPPG: 42.28 42.10
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
MIA @ TOR Wed, 16 Nov 2022, 7:30PM ET 9,400 19.70 9,000 21.25
PHX @ MIA Mon, 14 Nov 2022, 7:30PM ET 9,200 48.10 9,100 48.75
CHA @ MIA Sat, 12 Nov 2022, 8:00PM ET 9,300 43.40 9,100 43.25
CHA @ MIA Thu, 10 Nov 2022, 7:30PM ET 9,000 63.00 9,100 64.00
POR @ MIA Mon, 7 Nov 2022, 8:30PM ET 8,500 47.30 8,800 42.50
GSW @ MIA Tue, 1 Nov 2022, 7:30PM ET 8,600 42.20 8,400 44.00
MIA @ SAC Sat, 29 Oct 2022, 6:00PM ET 8,500 34.40 N/a 33.75
MIA @ GSW Thu, 27 Oct 2022, 10:00PM ET 8,100 62.20 8,600 59.50
MIA @ POR Wed, 26 Oct 2022, 10:00PM ET 8,100 35.50 8,600 34.25
TOR @ MIA Mon, 24 Oct 2022, 7:30PM ET 8,300 40.60 8,900 42.50
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2022 REG MIA 20.9 6.6 6.1 1.8 0.2 35.7
2021 PST MIA 27.4 7.3 4.6 2.1 0.6 37.0
2021 REG MIA 21.4 5.9 5.5 1.6 0.5 33.9
2020 PST MIA 14.5 7.5 7.0 1.3 0.3 38.5
2020 REG MIA 21.5 6.9 7.1 2.1 0.3 33.6
Date Team Game Score Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk Min FD FPts DK FPts
16 Nov 2022 MIA MIA @ TOR 104:112 13 1 5 1 0 38:17 19.70 21.25
14 Nov 2022 MIA PHX @ MIA 112:113 16 13 7 1 1 34:48 48.10 48.75
12 Nov 2022 MIA CHA @ MIA 115:132 20 7 8 1 0 31:18 43.40 43.25
10 Nov 2022 MIA CHA @ MIA 112:117 35 10 8 2 0 42:19 63.00 64.00
7 Nov 2022 MIA POR @ MIA 110:107 16 4 7 6 0 33:14 47.30 42.50
1 Nov 2022 MIA GSW @ MIA 109:116 23 6 8 0 1 36:49 42.20 44.00
29 Oct 2022 MIA MIA @ SAC 113:119 13 7 6 2 0 37:6 34.40 33.75
27 Oct 2022 MIA MIA @ GSW 110:123 27 6 8 6 0 37:3 62.20 59.50
26 Oct 2022 MIA MIA @ POR 119:98 17 5 5 2 0 27:58 35.50 34.25
24 Oct 2022 MIA TOR @ MIA 98:90 26 8 4 0 0 33:47 40.60 42.50

C: Daniel Gafford (WAS) – There are a few things lining up for Gafford tonight making him a great DFS target. Above all else, his matchup is extremely flattering. During his time spent on the floor, he’s going to be matched up against Mason Plumlee who we like to target quite a bit. His DVP is 8% worse than the league average making for an large mismatch in favor of Gafford who generates 1.17 fantasy points per minute. The price is also right on Gafford and if targeted, you can expect a return on your investment nearing 5.8x making him one of the most valuable big men on the board. His projected ownership creeps up into the 20s but regardless he’s a live target for both cash and GPP

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Daniel Gafford

Washington Wizards

Salary: 4,200 3,000
FPPG: 12.41 12.00
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
WAS @ BOS Sun, 27 Nov 2022, 6:00PM ET 4,200 0 3,100 0
WAS @ MIA Fri, 25 Nov 2022, 8:00PM ET 4,200 12.60 3,000 11.75
WAS @ MIA Wed, 23 Nov 2022, 7:30PM ET 4,200 13.20 3,000 13.00
CHA @ WAS Sun, 20 Nov 2022, 6:00PM ET 4,600 8.60 3,000 8.75
MIA @ WAS Fri, 18 Nov 2022, 7:00PM ET 4,600 0 3,200 0
OKL @ WAS Wed, 16 Nov 2022, 7:00PM ET 4,600 3.20 3,500 3.25
MEM @ WAS Sun, 13 Nov 2022, 6:00PM ET 4,800 16.50 3,700 15.75
UTA @ WAS Sat, 12 Nov 2022, 6:00PM ET 4,400 8.90 3,600 8.00
DAL @ WAS Thu, 10 Nov 2022, 7:00PM ET 3,900 34.00 3,200 32.50
WAS @ CHA Mon, 7 Nov 2022, 7:00PM ET 3,500 16.90 3,300 16.75
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2022 REG WAS 5.2 3.6 0.4 0.3 0.9 12.8
2021 REG WAS 9.4 5.7 0.9 0.4 1.4 20.1
2020 PST WAS 12.3 6.7 0.6 0.9 2.4 22.8
2020 REG CHI 4.6 3.2 0.5 0.4 1.1 12.2
2020 REG WAS 10.1 5.6 0.5 0.7 1.8 17.8
Date Team Game Score Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk Min FD FPts DK FPts
27 Nov 2022 WAS WAS @ BOS 121:130 4 3 0 0 0 6:22 0 0
25 Nov 2022 WAS WAS @ MIA 107:110 6 3 0 0 1 8:6 12.60 11.75
23 Nov 2022 WAS WAS @ MIA 105:113 4 6 0 1 0 9:56 13.20 13.00
20 Nov 2022 WAS CHA @ WAS 102:106 4 3 0 0 1 7:58 8.60 8.75
18 Nov 2022 WAS MIA @ WAS 106:107 0 0 0 0 0 4:30 0 0
16 Nov 2022 WAS OKL @ WAS 121:120 2 1 0 0 0 5:45 3.20 3.25
13 Nov 2022 WAS MEM @ WAS 92:102 5 5 1 0 2 16:37 16.50 15.75
12 Nov 2022 WAS UTA @ WAS 112:121 2 2 1 0 1 14:19 8.90 8.00
10 Nov 2022 WAS DAL @ WAS 105:113 11 10 0 0 4 24:45 34.00 32.50
7 Nov 2022 WAS WAS @ CHA 108:100 5 7 1 1 0 11:9 16.90 16.75