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: 3,500 7,800
FPPG: 26.21 28.30
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
POR @ MIN Sat, 5 Mar 2022, 8:00PM ET N/a 43.10 N/a 49.25
POR @ PHX Wed, 2 Mar 2022, 10:00PM ET N/a 19.00 N/a 21.50
DEN @ POR Sun, 27 Feb 2022, 9:00PM ET N/a 13.40 N/a 23.50
GSW @ POR Thu, 24 Feb 2022, 10:00PM ET N/a 28.10 N/a 32.25
POR @ MEM Wed, 16 Feb 2022, 8:00PM ET N/a 43.60 N/a 46.75
POR @ MIL Mon, 14 Feb 2022, 8:00PM ET N/a 43.40 N/a 47.00
NYK @ POR Sat, 12 Feb 2022, 5:00PM ET N/a 46.00 N/a 50.25
LAL @ POR Wed, 9 Feb 2022, 10:00PM ET N/a 33.50 N/a 37.50
ORL @ POR Tue, 8 Feb 2022, 10:00PM ET N/a 33.50 N/a 35.25
MIL @ POR Sat, 5 Feb 2022, 10:00PM ET N/a 22.70 N/a 26.75
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
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
5 Mar 2022 POR POR @ MIN 121:135 38 3 3 0 0 40:0 43.10 49.25
2 Mar 2022 POR POR @ PHX 90:120 11 0 6 1 0 28:15 19.00 21.50
27 Feb 2022 POR DEN @ POR 124:92 16 2 4 0 0 29:6 13.40 23.50
24 Feb 2022 POR GSW @ POR 132:95 24 3 3 0 0 28:30 28.10 32.25
16 Feb 2022 POR POR @ MEM 123:119 31 3 6 1 0 34:13 43.60 46.75
14 Feb 2022 POR POR @ MIL 122:107 31 2 6 1 0 35:3 43.40 47.00
12 Feb 2022 POR NYK @ POR 103:112 30 5 8 0 0 37:4 46.00 50.25
9 Feb 2022 POR LAL @ POR 105:107 29 0 5 0 0 38:10 33.50 37.50
8 Feb 2022 POR ORL @ POR 113:95 19 5 5 1 0 37:55 33.50 35.25
5 Feb 2022 POR MIL @ POR 137:108 19 1 3 1 0 27:47 22.70 26.75

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: 9,300 9,800
FPPG: 42.41 42.70
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
BOS @ MIA Sun, 29 May 2022, 8:30PM ET N/a 49.30 N/a 49.75
MIA @ BOS Fri, 27 May 2022, 8:30PM ET N/a 83.80 N/a 81.75
BOS @ MIA Wed, 25 May 2022, 8:30PM ET N/a 35.20 N/a 33.00
MIA @ BOS Mon, 23 May 2022, 8:30PM ET N/a 14.90 N/a 15.75
MIA @ BOS Sat, 21 May 2022, 8:30PM ET N/a 20.60 N/a 18.75
BOS @ MIA Thu, 19 May 2022, 8:30PM ET N/a 40.70 N/a 42.00
BOS @ MIA Tue, 17 May 2022, 8:30PM ET N/a 78.30 N/a 72.75
MIA @ PHI Thu, 12 May 2022, 7:00PM ET N/a 54.60 N/a 54.00
PHI @ MIA Tue, 10 May 2022, 7:30PM ET N/a 43.80 N/a 45.25
MIA @ PHI Sun, 8 May 2022, 8:00PM ET N/a 63.60 N/a 61.25
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
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
29 May 2022 MIA BOS @ MIA 100:96 35 9 1 1 0 48:0 49.30 49.75
27 May 2022 MIA MIA @ BOS 111:103 47 9 8 4 1 45:56 83.80 81.75
25 May 2022 MIA BOS @ MIA 93:80 13 6 4 2 1 40:20 35.20 33.00
23 May 2022 MIA MIA @ BOS 82:102 6 7 1 0 0 27:28 14.90 15.75
21 May 2022 MIA MIA @ BOS 109:103 8 3 2 2 0 19:29 20.60 18.75
19 May 2022 MIA BOS @ MIA 127:102 29 6 3 1 0 32:29 40.70 42.00
17 May 2022 MIA BOS @ MIA 107:118 41 9 5 4 3 41:20 78.30 72.75
12 May 2022 MIA MIA @ PHI 99:90 32 8 4 1 2 42:36 54.60 54.00
10 May 2022 MIA PHI @ MIA 85:120 23 9 6 1 0 34:35 43.80 45.25
8 May 2022 MIA MIA @ PHI 108:116 40 3 6 2 2 41:48 63.60 61.25

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: 4,300 4,600
FPPG: 21.95 21.10
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
WAS @ CHA Sun, 10 Apr 2022, 3:30PM ET N/a 30.90 N/a 28.75
NYK @ WAS Fri, 8 Apr 2022, 7:00PM ET N/a 14.40 N/a 13.50
WAS @ ATL Wed, 6 Apr 2022, 8:00PM ET N/a 19.20 N/a 17.25
WAS @ MIN Tue, 5 Apr 2022, 8:00PM ET N/a 45.90 N/a 47.00
WAS @ BOS Sun, 3 Apr 2022, 1:00PM ET N/a 9.20 N/a 9.75
DAL @ WAS Fri, 1 Apr 2022, 7:00PM ET N/a 18.90 N/a 18.25
ORL @ WAS Wed, 30 Mar 2022, 7:00PM ET N/a 36.40 N/a 33.25
CHI @ WAS Tue, 29 Mar 2022, 7:00PM ET N/a 12.80 N/a 12.00
GSW @ WAS Sun, 27 Mar 2022, 6:00PM ET N/a 24.70 N/a 23.50
WAS @ MIL Thu, 24 Mar 2022, 8:00PM ET N/a 9.90 N/a 10.50
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
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
10 Apr 2022 WAS WAS @ CHA 108:124 13 7 1 1 2 27:58 30.90 28.75
8 Apr 2022 WAS NYK @ WAS 114:92 9 2 0 0 1 19:41 14.40 13.50
6 Apr 2022 WAS WAS @ ATL 103:118 12 1 0 1 1 14:24 19.20 17.25
5 Apr 2022 WAS WAS @ MIN 132:114 24 12 3 0 1 31:26 45.90 47.00
3 Apr 2022 WAS WAS @ BOS 102:144 9 1 0 0 0 14:26 9.20 9.75
1 Apr 2022 WAS DAL @ WAS 103:135 6 7 1 1 0 15:25 18.90 18.25
30 Mar 2022 WAS ORL @ WAS 110:127 17 7 0 1 3 19:4 36.40 33.25
29 Mar 2022 WAS CHI @ WAS 107:94 2 4 2 1 0 18:31 12.80 12.00
27 Mar 2022 WAS GSW @ WAS 115:123 11 6 1 0 2 16:13 24.70 23.50
24 Mar 2022 WAS WAS @ MIL 102:114 6 2 1 0 1 15:37 9.90 10.50