Happy Sunday in the NBA everyone. The NFL may headline the day with the final week of their regular season. However, an NBA DFS main slate needs to be discussed. We have a six-game slate with a few great matchups. The first of which is the Luka Doncic-less Dallas Mavericks taking on Anthony Edwards and the Minnesota Timberwolves. Plus, We have Ja Morant and the Grizzlies taking on Bradley Beal, Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns

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Notable NBA Injury Updates



Teams on Back-to-Backs

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

Nikola Jokic, C, Denver Nuggets

Nikol Jokic is the highest-priced player on the slate and rightfully so, with his ceiling each and every night. I am not sure I am playing him tonight though, with the massive spread of -16.5 in that one, plus there is some value at the center position tonight. However, he played just 15 minutes in the last matchup between these two teams. So he may want to give them a little extra in this one. Even if he plays just 25-30 minutes, he can still give you 60-70 fantasy points making him in play, but not my top choice. 

Domantas Sabonis, Sacramento Kings

Sabonis has been on one as of late. He has scored at least 49 fantasy points in each of his last eight games. He is coming off of back-to-back triple-doubles, as he has dished out 23 assists in the last two games. You can make the case that he is a better play at the center position today than Jokic because of the game script. Sabonis also just has a solid floor each and every night because of his rebounding. He has grabbed double-digit rebounds in 17 straight games.

Trae Young, PG, Atlanta Hawks

Trae Young is coming off a clunker that he was due for after a string of great play. He shot just 4-18 from the for just 13 points. With that, his price is back under 1oK on DraftKings which makes him appealing tonight. In the lone game he played in Orlando earlier this season, Young scored 41 game points and finished with 65 fantasy points. Young should have a nice bounce-back night against Orlando in the game with the highest game total on the slate.

Devin Booker, PG/SG Phoenix Suns

Kevin Durant is questionable heading into this one with a hamstring injury. He could be back in this one, but you can play Devin Booker either way. He is just $9,100 on DraftKings which we love. He still has a 30% usage rate with him playing point guard on the season, slightly behind Kevin Durant. Bookers assist numbers give him a solid floor each and every night with him averaging just under seven assists in his last six games.

Paolo Banchero, PF, Orlando Magic

No Franz Wagner tonight for the Magic which means Paolo Banchero is the cover for the playbook. His price is just 9K on DraftKings, and he has scored over 50 fantasy points in five straight games, including a 32-10-11 triple-double in his last game. Banchero is just being extremely aggressive he got up 21 shot attempts in his last game to go along with 19 free throws. He has gotten to the free throw line double-digit times in four of his last five games. Banchero is auto-locked in my lineup today.

Mid-Tier Core Plays

Kyrie Irving PG/SG, Dallas Mavericks

In two blowout wins over Portland, Kyrie has been fantastic in playing less than 30 minutes in each. He has scored at least 51 fantasy points in back-to-back games, and it looks as if Luka could be trending in the wrong direction when it comes to his injury designation. It is a tough matchup against the Timberwolves, but if Irving is the number-one tonight, he builds a strong case to be in your lineup tonight with him sitting under 9K.

Anthony Edwards, PG/SG Minnesota Timberwolves

Anthony Edwards is another guy priced under 9K on DraftKings that seems like he should be priced closer to 10K. Edwards dominated Dallas just five games ago when he went off for 44 game points and finished with 61 fantasy points. Edwards has seen at least a 30% usage rate in eight straight games. This is Anthony Edwards' offense now, and we should continue to ride the wave in this one again a Mavericks defense that isn't good.

Bradley Beal, PG/SG Phoenix Suns

Bradley Beal is starting to look comfortable in the Suns offense as of late. His price is nice as well sitting at just $7,300 on DraftKings. At this point, we know he has a solid floor as long as he is healthy scoring over 30 fantasy points in four straight games. It took Durant needing to be out to hit a ceiling game of 48 fantasy points in his last game where he dished out nine assists and grabbed eight rebounds. If Durant is out, Beal is an auto-lock in my lineup. If Durant is in, Beal is still ok, but his ceiling does take a hit.

Immanuel Quickley, PG/SG, Toronto Raptors

Since being traded to the Toronto Raptors, Quickley is fitting in quite nicely in the starting lineup. We know one thing, and that is Quickley is an absolute bucket. He has gotten up 35 shot attempts in his last two games and has seen a 25% usage rate since coming over from the New York Knicks. Quickley has a good matchup against the Warriors, who don't seem to have a great matchup for Quickley in this one.

Tim Hardaway Jr., SG/SF, Dallas Mavericks

Hardaway is a great play if Luka Doncic is out, and will be in my lineup. he is averaging the same amount of minutes but his usage rate goes from 23% to almost 30%. His points per game go from 17 to over 22, and his fantasy points per minute go from 1.73 to 2.33. I like him much less if Luka plays because the matchup isn't a great one against the Timberwolves.

Value Tier Core Plays

Moritz Wagner, PF/C, Orlando Magic

I mentioned above that there is a lot of value at the center position tonight and that starts with Mo Wagner. Both Wendell Carter Jr. and Goga Bitadze are questionable heading into this one. If they can't suit up or are both limited Wagner is a must-play. We saw last game what he could do when he played 38 minutes and scored 43 fantasy points. Plus this is a massive pace-up spot taking the Hawks.

Jaden Hardy, PG/SG Dallas Mavericks

A lot of plays are on the back of injuries tonight which is a bit annoying, but that is DFS. Hardy went absolutely bananas against a bad Portland team in his last start with Luka being out. He scored 19 points dished out nine assists, and grabbed nine rebounds. I don't expect his numbers to look like that gain outside of his scoring, but he could still be solid in a tough matchup against the Timberwolves.

Naz Reid, PF/C, Minnesota Timberwolves

Naz Reid is just so solid as the backup big man for this Timberwolves team. he has a good matchup against the Mavericks who don't always play a traditional center. Plus Dereck Lively is also doubtful heading into this one. I could see Reid dominating on the boards with the second unit in this one giving him a 30-point + ceiling tonight.

Larry Nance Jr., C, New Orleans Pelicans

Larry Nance Is back from injury and stealing minutes from Jonas Valanciunas. He is priced at just $4,500 on DraftKings and has scored at least 20 fantasy points in five straight games. He doesnt do anything crazy but he gets over five rebounds each night and can score close to 10 game points. At his price, you will take a stat line like that, and it is a good matchup against a defense in Sacramento that isn't great.

Roster Lock News & Notes

  • Markelle Fultz is active for the Magic. Wendell Carter is ruled out, and Goga Bitadze is active. Mo Wagner is still a viable play.
  • Zion Williamson is ruled out.
  • Luka Doncic is in for the Mavricks

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