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.

Next game:

DAL @ POR

Time:

Wed, 26th Jan, 10:00PM ET

Odds:

SG

Anfernee Simons

Portland Trail Blazers

Salary: 7,800 7,000
FPPG: 23.79 25.60
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
MIN @ POR Tue, 25 Jan 2022, 10:00PM ET 7,800 26.30 7,200 31.50
POR @ TOR Sun, 23 Jan 2022, 6:00PM ET 7,800 27.10 7,300 31.75
POR @ BOS Fri, 21 Jan 2022, 7:30PM ET 7,800 35.40 7,400 35.50
POR @ MIA Wed, 19 Jan 2022, 7:30PM ET 7,500 44.10 7,400 46.75
POR @ ORL Mon, 17 Jan 2022, 7:00PM ET 7,600 23.90 8,000 25.00
POR @ WAS Sat, 15 Jan 2022, 7:00PM ET 7,500 51.50 7,200 55.50
BRO @ POR Mon, 10 Jan 2022, 10:00PM ET 7,300 43.70 6,400 48.00
SAC @ POR Sun, 9 Jan 2022, 9:00PM ET 7,500 39.60 6,500 45.25
CLE @ POR Fri, 7 Jan 2022, 10:00PM ET 7,500 30.10 6,200 31.25
MIA @ POR Wed, 5 Jan 2022, 10:00PM ET 5,500 44.70 5,300 45.75
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2021 REG POR 15.2 2.6 3.5 0.5 0.1 27.7
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
25 Jan 2022 POR MIN @ POR 109:107 17 4 7 0 0 34:25 26.30 31.50
23 Jan 2022 POR POR @ TOR 114:105 19 3 5 1 0 37:6 27.10 31.75
21 Jan 2022 POR POR @ BOS 109:105 21 2 4 2 0 38:22 35.40 35.50
19 Jan 2022 POR POR @ MIA 92:104 27 3 7 1 1 38:17 44.10 46.75
17 Jan 2022 POR POR @ ORL 98:88 13 2 7 0 0 35:29 23.90 25.00
15 Jan 2022 POR POR @ WAS 115:110 31 0 11 2 0 40:22 51.50 55.50
10 Jan 2022 POR BRO @ POR 108:114 23 6 11 0 0 38:27 43.70 48.00
9 Jan 2022 POR SAC @ POR 88:103 31 3 6 0 0 34:46 39.60 45.25
7 Jan 2022 POR CLE @ POR 114:101 14 3 7 1 1 34:15 30.10 31.25
5 Jan 2022 POR MIA @ POR 115:109 28 1 7 2 0 39:12 44.70 45.75

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.

Next game:

NYK @ MIA

Time:

Wed, 26th Jan, 07:30PM ET

Odds:

SG

Jimmy Butler

Miami Heat

Salary: 8,700 8,500
FPPG: 42.58 42.50
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
LAL @ MIA Sun, 23 Jan 2022, 6:00PM ET 8,800 58.00 8,700 61.00
MIA @ ATL Fri, 21 Jan 2022, 7:30PM ET 8,800 38.60 9,400 38.50
POR @ MIA Wed, 19 Jan 2022, 7:30PM ET 9,100 10.10 9,100 11.25
TOR @ MIA Mon, 17 Jan 2022, 7:30PM ET 9,100 46.00 8,900 51.50
PHI @ MIA Sat, 15 Jan 2022, 8:00PM ET 9,200 35.50 9,800 33.25
ATL @ MIA Fri, 14 Jan 2022, 8:00PM ET 9,200 48.60 9,800 48.25
MIA @ GSW Mon, 3 Jan 2022, 10:00PM ET 9,800 30.50 10,000 32.75
MIA @ SAC Sun, 2 Jan 2022, 6:00PM ET 9,200 33.70 10,000 35.50
MIA @ HOU Fri, 31 Dec 2021, 7:00PM ET 9,000 50.20 10,000 48.25
WAS @ MIA Tue, 28 Dec 2021, 7:30PM ET 8,500 65.10 9,300 65.00
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2021 REG MIA 21.4 6.0 6.0 1.9 0.4 33.6
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
23 Jan 2022 MIA LAL @ MIA 107:113 20 10 12 2 1 38:35 58.00 61.00
21 Jan 2022 MIA MIA @ ATL 108:110 13 8 8 2 0 36:28 38.60 38.50
19 Jan 2022 MIA POR @ MIA 92:104 4 3 3 0 0 15:13 10.10 11.25
17 Jan 2022 MIA TOR @ MIA 99:104 19 10 10 1 0 36:20 46.00 51.50
15 Jan 2022 MIA PHI @ MIA 109:98 8 5 9 2 1 35:14 35.50 33.25
14 Jan 2022 MIA ATL @ MIA 118:124 23 3 10 2 1 32:33 48.60 48.25
3 Jan 2022 MIA MIA @ GSW 108:115 22 5 3 0 0 27:43 30.50 32.75
2 Jan 2022 MIA MIA @ SAC 113:115 21 6 5 0 0 36:4 33.70 35.50
31 Dec 2021 MIA MIA @ HOU 120:110 37 1 2 1 2 35:17 50.20 48.25
28 Dec 2021 MIA WAS @ MIA 112:119 25 8 15 2 2 35:37 65.10 65.00

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

Next game:

Time:

Odds:

PF

Daniel Gafford

Washington Wizards

Salary: 4,700 3,500
FPPG: 23.20 22.20
Projection: Upgrade
Pr/$: Upgrade
Game Date FD Salary FD FPts DK Salary DK FPts
LAC @ WAS Tue, 25 Jan 2022, 7:00PM ET 4,700 21.10 3,500 20.25
BOS @ WAS Sun, 23 Jan 2022, 3:30PM ET 4,700 3.20 3,800 3.25
TOR @ WAS Fri, 21 Jan 2022, 8:00PM ET 4,700 16.00 4,300 15.75
BRO @ WAS Wed, 19 Jan 2022, 7:00PM ET 5,200 14.60 4,500 13.75
PHI @ WAS Mon, 17 Jan 2022, 2:00PM ET 5,200 7.00 4,900 6.50
POR @ WAS Sat, 15 Jan 2022, 7:00PM ET 5,500 7.10 5,800 7.25
ORL @ WAS Wed, 12 Jan 2022, 7:00PM ET 5,600 19.10 6,200 17.25
OKL @ WAS Tue, 11 Jan 2022, 7:00PM ET 5,600 20.40 6,200 19.75
WAS @ ORL Sun, 9 Jan 2022, 6:00PM ET 5,800 27.50 6,400 25.25
WAS @ CHI Fri, 7 Jan 2022, 8:00PM ET 6,600 28.10 6,400 27.50
Season Period Team Pts/G Reb/G Ast/G Stl/G Blk/G Min/G
2021 REG WAS 9.2 6.1 1.0 0.4 1.6 21.2
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
25 Jan 2022 WAS LAC @ WAS 116:115 12 3 1 0 2 12:12 21.10 20.25
23 Jan 2022 WAS BOS @ WAS 116:87 2 1 0 0 0 10:38 3.20 3.25
21 Jan 2022 WAS TOR @ WAS 109:105 8 5 0 1 0 11:31 16.00 15.75
19 Jan 2022 WAS BRO @ WAS 119:118 8 3 0 0 1 12:23 14.60 13.75
17 Jan 2022 WAS PHI @ WAS 98:117 5 0 0 0 1 8:28 7.00 6.50
15 Jan 2022 WAS POR @ WAS 115:110 2 3 1 0 0 10:55 7.10 7.25
12 Jan 2022 WAS ORL @ WAS 106:112 8 3 1 0 2 15:57 19.10 17.25
11 Jan 2022 WAS OKL @ WAS 118:122 6 7 2 1 0 23:25 20.40 19.75
9 Jan 2022 WAS WAS @ ORL 102:100 12 5 1 0 3 27:12 27.50 25.25
7 Jan 2022 WAS WAS @ CHI 122:130 14 8 1 0 1 27:39 28.10 27.50