After a big slate in the NBA on Sunday, we have a smaller four-game DFS main slate for tonight, February, 26th.  Kicking off the night, we have a fast-paced matchup between Tyrese Haliburton and the Indiana Pacers taking on Scottie Barnes and the Toronto Raptors. Then to close out the night, the Miami Heat are traveling across the country to take on Domantas Sabonis and the Sacramento Kings.

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Notable NBA Injury Updates



Teams on Back-to-Backs

Second Leg

First Leg

Pace Up Spots

Pace definition: Pace is the total number of possessions a team uses in a game.

*key* Green is elite pace of play, Blue is decent pace of play, & Red is slow pace of play.

Green = Fast Paced team

Blue = Neutral Paced team

Red = Slow Paced team

Notable NBA Game Totals

Top-Tier Core Plays

Domantas Sabonis, C, Sacramento Kings

There is nothing negative to say about Sabonis other than that the Kings are on the second night of a back-to-back. With it being a small slate he is only priced at $10,200 and I am smashing him at that price. He has a triple-double upside every single night he steps on the floor, giving him the highest ceiling, and floor on the slate tonight.

Jalen Brunson, PG, New York Knicks

Jalen Brunson has been doing his thing as the alpha in this offense with OG Anunoby and Julius Randle being sidelined with injuries. He has reached 40 fantasy points in 11 straight games giving him a solid floor. However, in those 11 games, he scored over 50 fantasy points just four times. With his price sitting at $9,700 tonight, that is a bit pricey for me. Brunson is in play tonight still though because of the great matchup, and the pace-up spot.

Tyrese Haliburton, PG, Indiana Pacers

Haliburton is back playing over 30 minutes a night, and you love to see it. We have yet to see a ceiling game from him in a while, pretty much since the injury. That could change tonight going up against the Toronto Raptors who are a bottom-eight defensive team in the NBA. His double-digit assists in six straight games give you the conviction that he won't bust, so why not take a shot at him tonight?

Mid-Tier Core Plays

Scottie Barnes, PG/SF, Toronto Raptors

Scottie Barnes and the Raptors are in a great game environment taking on the Pacers tonight. Barnes has been very solid as of late scoring over 45 fantasy points in five of his past six games. His price is sitting slightly under 9K on DraftKings, which seems like and underprice in this matchup. I expect Barnes to be one of the higher-owned players on the slate tonight, and I have no issue with playing him.

Bam Adebayo, C, Miami Heat

Jimmy Butler is out tonight with the one-game suspension, which means the offense will be centered around Bam. In the 17 games without Butler in the lineup this season Adebayo's PPG go from 19.4 to 21.9, plus his rebounding and assist numbers jump a full point as well. It is a solid game environment against the Kings who may have some tired legs on the second night of a back-to-back. I know you can only play two centers in your lineup, but I am playing both Sabonis and Adebayo in this matchup.

De'Aaron Fox, PG, Sacramento Kings

Remember when De'Aaron Fox was going through a slump at the beginning of this month? Well, that is in the rearview now after the number he has put up over his last four games played. He has gone for at least 53 fantasy points in each game and has scored at least 28 game points in each. We have seen this sporadically throughout the season when Fox just gets super aggressive and that's what he is doing right now. He has gotten up at least 18 shot attempts in each of those games. With him sitting at just $8,300 tonight I am riding the wave if I can fit him in my lineup.

Jaren Jackson, PF/C, Memphis Grizzlies

When Jaren Jackson has played and been the alpha with all the injuries he has been very solid. In his last ten games played He has scored at least 20 game points in nine of those games. Jackson is going to get his on the offensive end tonight, we just wish he would rebound better. He hasn't grabbed double-digit rebounds in six straight games. However, he is a defensive menace and can have 5+ stocks on any given night. I am fine getting there with Jackson tonight.

Jakob Poeltl, C, Toronto Raptors

If you are looking to pay down a bit a center Poeltl makes some sense tonight. The game environment is great with the Pacers in town not wanting to guard anyone, and he has a 40+ fantasy point upside any given night. In fact, in the last game before the All-Star Break, he posted a 19-point 11-rebound night for 43 fantasy points.

Jaime Jaquez, SF/PF, Miami Heat

I love the Heat value tonight with Jimmy Butler out, and Tyler Herro questionable on the injury report. In the 18 games without Butler this season, Jaquez averages 15 PPG. With him in the lineup, it drops down to 11 points per game. If the Heat are looking to steal one on the road, Jaquez is going to have to be a big part of that in a shortened Heat rotation.

Value Tier Core Plays

Duncan Robinson, SG/SF, Miami Heat

Speaking of Heat value, we are back here again with Duncan Robinson. He is priced under $5,500 on DraftKings and has scored at least 25 fantasy points in three straight games. Robinson is back to his confident shooting self once again and if Tyler Herro ends up being ruled out tonight, Robinson will be an auto-lock in my lineup.

Keegan Murray, PF, Sacramento Kings

This is a little bit of a shot in the dark with Keegan Murray because he has not been good as of late. Murray has scored over 25 fantasy points just once in his past four games and it was his last game. We know he is going to get close to 35 minutes tonight because that's what he does every night, and that is great for a guy priced around 5K.

GG Jackson, PF, Memphis Grizzlies

You may not want to play GG Jackson tonight with Jaren Jackson back and playing. He scored just 15 fantasy points in the lone game out of the break. However, let's not let recency bias get in the way. We have seen these guys play together a few other times and Jackson was able to get around 30 fantasy points. You do not want a ton of pieces from this game, however, I like both Jacksons tonight.

Bruce Brown, PG/SF, Toronto Raptors

Can I interest anybody in a revenge game narrative with Bruce Brown tonight? He is priced at just $4,500 tonight which is solid, and the game environment is great. In the game before the All-Star Break against the Pacers, he scored 21 fantasy points, which you will take at that price. Brown doesnt have a ton of upside, but this slate lacks a bit of value options, so I have no issues paying down for Brown.

Late-News Core Play & News Section

*Section for players we are considering “core plays” based on late-breaking news & research

  • Tyler Herro has been ruled out as well. Most of the Heat players playing are values with them being so thin.

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