DFS NBA Playbook: February 11th
Jon Impemba pores over all of the statistics, splits and matchups to uncover the very best DFS NBA players for today's contests
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D. Sabonis - PF
Sabonis supplied 13 points (5-9 FG, 3-7 FT), 12 rebounds, four steals, and three assists in 27 minutes during Saturday's 119-112 win over the Wizards.
Sabonis swiped a career high steal total and produced another impressive and well-rounded stat line. He has posted 24 double-doubles through 58 appearances this season, this after recording 15 double-doubles across 74 games in 2017-18. The 22-year-old big man has seen a few extra minutes these last two contests with Myles Turner (hip) sidelined, but regardless Sabonis is highly capable of turning in gaudy counting stats.
Added 11:08 pm (EST)
J. Richardson - SF
Richardson totaled 22 points (8-16 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 4-5 FT), three rebounds and two assists over 36 minutes in the Heat's loss to the Pistons on Saturday.
Richardson led the team in scoring in a losing effort, and he posted his highest point total since scoring a career-high 37 on Feb. 10. He's averaging career highs in points (17.5), assists (3.9) and rebounds (3.5) this season.
Added 11:04 pm (EST)
K. O'Quinn - C
O'Quinn collected eight points (4-6 FG), six rebounds, five assists, and one steal in 21 minutes during Saturday's 119-112 win over the Wizards.
O'Quinn drew his second straight start and delivered another solid stat line, this after posting eight points (3-6 FG, 2-2 FT), 10 boards, three dimes, and two steals in 20 minutes during Friday's win over the Pelicans. With Myles Turner (hip) sidelined these last two games, O'Quinn has stepped up, but as soon as Turner returns O'Quinn will once again become an afterthought in the rotation.
Added 11:02 pm (EST)
D. Wade - SG
Wade finished with 15 points (6-14 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-5 FT), four assists, three rebounds, one steal and one block over 25 minutes in the Heat's loss to the Pistons on Saturday.
The Dwyane Wade farewell tour continues as the former Finals MVP and three-time champ continues to post vintage performances in 2018-2019. His numbers haven't been eye-popping, but Wade has been a viable fantasy asset in his final season in the NBA.
Added 11:02 pm (EST)
T. Young - PF
Young produced 22 points (9-11 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-3 FT), four rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 33 minutes during Saturday's 119-112 win over the Wizards.
Young was extraordinarily efficient as a scorer, finishing with twice as many points as field goal attempts. This was actually his lowest minute total across the last five contests, as Young is relied on as heavily as anyone else on the team. As a result, the 30-year-old forward is still a safe bet in standard leagues.
Added 10:59 pm (EST)
L. Kennard - SG
Kennard totaled 17 points (6-11 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT), five rebounds, three steals and an assist across 33 minutes in the Pistons' win over the Heat on Saturday.
He came off the bench but tied Blake Griffin for the team lead in minutes, finishing with an efficient shooting night and an all-around stat line in Saturday's win. Kennard was a plus-27 on the night which led all players in the game. He hasn't been the model of consistency this season, but Kennard is capable of big games in any given night, making him an interesting daily punt-play.
Added 10:54 pm (EST)
I. Smith - PG
Smith 22 points (8-9 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 5-6 FT), nine assists, two rebounds and a steal across 25 minutes in the Pistons' win over the Heat on Saturday.
Smith led his team in scoring while producing his highest point total of the season. It's likely that his scoring outburst is a one-off, as Smith's season averages across most categories have been moderately productive at best.
Added 10:52 pm (EST)
T. Evans - SG
Evans had two points (1-6 FG, 0-3 3Pt), two steals, one rebound, and one assist in 14 minutes during Saturday's 119-112 win over the Wizards.
Evans finished with more turnovers (three) than anything else while earning just the ninth-most minutes on the team. He's still dealing with ankle soreness after suffering an injury against the Hornets back on Feb. 11, but he had reached double figures in scoring in each of the last three games. Overall though, Evans hasn't been able to maintain any semblance of consistency this season, and he's only a viable option in deep leagues.
Added 10:51 pm (EST)