DFS NBA Optimal Lineups : February 27 Cover Image
DFS NBA Optimal Lineups : February 27
Ted Schuster
Kevin Durant Headshot

Durant scored 27 points (8-17 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 10-11 FT) to go along with eight rebounds, four assists and one blocked shot over 33 minutes in Monday's 119-108 victory over the 76ers.

Durant played his first game since sitting out one contest due to a finger injury. Durant has a knack for drawing contact and getting to the free-throw line, so with all three of Golden State's top marksmen struggling to make shots, his work at the charity stripe helped the Warriors grind through an unexpectedly challenging night. He leads Golden State with 6.4 free-throw attempts per game.
7:15 am (EST)
Kosta Koufos Headshot

Koufos posted 14 points (6-8 FG, 2-2 FT) while adding 11 rebounds and an assist over 25 minutes in Monday's 102-88 loss against the Timberwolves.

It was just the second double-double of the season for Koufos, and first since Dec. 16. Despite the solid performance, he is not terribly consistent and his playing time also continues to be rather erratic. His fantasy appeal remains limited to deeper formats.
3:27 am (EST)
Ty Lawson Headshot

Lawson finished with 11 points (5-13 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT) while adding nine assists and two steals over 35 minutes in Monday's 102-88 loss against the Timberwolves.

Lawson returned to the starting lineup in place of Tyreke Evans and he was fairly productive. It was his best performance in three outings since returning from a leg injury. He isn't a very reliable scorer, but he'll post a high rate of assists while also contributing in the steals category.
3:23 am (EST)
Tyreke Evans Headshot

Evans finished with 13 points (5-12 FG, 3-3 3Pt) while adding five rebounds, two assists, a steal and a blocked shot over 25 minutes in Monday's 102-88 loss against the Timberwolves.

Evans came off the bench with Ty Lawson plugged back into the starting lineup but he was still very productive. The starting lineup in Sacramento is certainly not set in stone, and head coach Dave Joerger is continuously changing based on matchups. Whether he is coming off the bench or in the starting five, the veteran Evans will see plenty of playing time for a team with very few pure scorers.
3:19 am (EST)
Karl-Anthony Towns Headshot

Towns posted a game-high 29 points (13-19 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-5 FT) with 17 rebounds, three blocked shots and two assists across 38 minutes in Monday's 102-88 win against the Kings.

Towns has been on another plane lately, rolling up 29.0 points and 19.0 rebounds over his past four outings. He has 15 straight games with 20 or more points, second-longest active streak in the NBA. Towns has knocked down at least seven field goals in 23 games in a row, too.
3:12 am (EST)
Nemanja Bjelica Headshot

Bjelica totaled 10 points (4-15 FG, 2-8 3Pt) with 12 rebounds, two assists and two steals over 35 minutes in Monday's 102-88 victory against the Kings.

It was Bjelica's first double-double of the season, and his most minutes in a game since mid-November. Don't get carried away trying to add him in most fantasy leagues, although he isn't bad stash option in deeper formats. He has at least one 3-pointer in five of his past six outings, averaging 1.5 triples per game during the span. If you need help in that category in rotisserie formats, he is a surprising contributor for a big man.
3:06 am (EST)
Gorgui Dieng Headshot

Dieng finished with just two points (0-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding 10 rebounds, an assist and two turnovers over 20 minutes in Monday's 102-88 win against the Kings.

Dieng's offense has been rather erratic, but he remains a steady contributor in the rebounds category. He is also surprisingly effective for a big man in steals, averaging 1.9 over the past eight outings. Despite Monday's struggles he remains a solid fantasy option in most formats.
3:00 am (EST)
Andrew Wiggins Headshot

Wiggins scored 27 points (10-22 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 6-8 FT) while adding four rebounds, four steals and an assist across 35 minutes in Monday's 102-88 win against the Kings.

Wiggins is working on a streak of 18 games in a row with 20 or more points, longest active run in the NBA. The second-year player is also averaging 2.4 steals per game over his past nine outings. He is a must-start fantasy option across all leagues, especially rotisserie formats, since he contributes positively in so many categories.
2:53 am (EST)
Eric Gordon Headshot

Gordon finished with just nine points (3-11 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-4 FT) with two assists and a rebound across 26 minutes in Monday's 117-108 loss against the Pacers.

Gordon struggled for the first time in three games since the acquisition of Lou Williams. The backcourt is crowded in Houston and Gordon can ill afford more struggles, especially with Williams lighting up the scoreboard since coming over from the Lakers. His minutes continue to hold steady around 26-30 minutes since Williams came aboard, so that's a good sign for those owning fantasy stock in Gordon.
2:27 am (EST)
Lou Williams Headshot

Williams finished with 28 points (8-15 FG, 5-10 3Pt, 7-8 FT) while adding three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one blocked shot over 28 minutes in Monday's 117-108 loss against the Pacers.

Williams has acclimated rather nicely since his trade from the Lakers, as he hasn't skipped a beat offensively. In three games since being acquired he has averaged 24.0 points with 3.7 triples per outing. So far fantasy owners haven't seen a drop in production from his time with the Lakers.
2:22 am (EST)
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