Just six games for tonight's NBA DFS main slate with some fun matchups to take advantage of. When it comes to top priced plays, this slate shapes up to be more of a fair and balance roster construction day given the pricing across the platforms. 

On the injury front, most of the big names have already been ruled out but we await the news on Jalen Brunson and Anthony Edwards as the notable players that would impact the value plays this evening.


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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

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Top-Price NBA DFS Core Plays

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, PG Oklahoma City Thunder

I mean, listen, on a slate with few “top” priced plays, SGA is going to fit the bill in many lineups today. We have a 224.5 game total and the Heat defense is good, not great. We know in competitive games we are getting 35 minutes and you can lock SGA in for 30 actual points most games here as well.  We are two games removed from 70 fantasy points so we know the ceiling is there.

Jaren Jackson Jr., PF/C Memphis Grizzlies

He missed a few games, comes back and takes 25 shots for his second straight game of near 60 fantasy points. The Hawks are a team missing some core players which now include starting power forward Jalen Johnson. Clint Capela is going to have too hard of a time defending Jackson on the perimeter which means we could see less of him on the floor. That's a bonus for Jackson here tonight and a reason he is one of my favorite plays on the slate.

Kyle Kuzma, PF/C Washington Wizards

On smaller slates the pricing tiers are different so while we likely usually consider Kuzma in the mid-tier range, today he is a core top tier play for me. He started at center the other day against the Magic and finished with over 40 fantasy points for the sixth straight game. The Hornets are a team that CAN play small with either Grant Williams or Miles Bridges at the center spot so while Nick Richards may start, I still love this spot for Kuzma here as he stretches out an already bad Hornets defense.

Mid-Price NBA DFS Core Plays

Rudy Gobert, C Minnesota Timberwolves

Another huge game for Gobert on Thursday as he played 40 minutes and finished with 18 points and 14 rebounds. Tonight the Timberwolves might also be without Anthony Edwards, along with Karl-Anthony Towns which could create more opportunities for Gobert on the offensive end of the floor. The matchup against Jarrett Allen doesn't really worry me here as I think both centers have good nights against one another.

Miles Bridges, PF Charlotte Hornets

I think the Wizards/Hornets game is the game to stack tonight but as we talked about on the DFS show this morning there is a chance that Bridges ends up being the overlooked man given his price tag and that could very well be a mistake. If the Hornets decide to play “small” to match the Wizards using Kyle Kuzma at their center spot then we could see Bridges return to looking like the guy who had that stretch of games where he was pulling down double-digit rebounds while being a leading scorer on this team.

Jordan Poole, PG/SG Washington Wizards

He's the cover of today's playbook so no real surprise to see him listed here in the mid-tier core plays section. Poole was moved to the bench and may thought that was the end of the season but instead it turned out to be the thing that may have saved his season. Over the last five games Poole is averaging nearly 38 fantasy points a night while shooting 47% from the floor and 39% from three-point range.


Value-Tier NBA DFS Core Plays

Vasilije Micic, PG/SG Charlotte Hornets

He started the other day with Cody Martin ruled out and now the Hornets may be without Tre Mann as well. Micic played 29 minutes the other night and went for 35 fantasy points. He has scored at least 25 fantasy points now in three straight games. This is a great spot for one of the highest rostered players on the board. 

Saddiq Bey/De'Andre Hunter - Atlanta Hawks

Listen, both guys are already playing big minutes in the Hawks rotation but with Jalen Johnson now ruled out I am expecting to see Hunter moved into the starting lineup. This is a good spot for both players here given the poor defensive effort the Grizzlies put out on the floor most nights.

Josh Giddey, PG/SG Oklahoma City Thunder

Had to give Giddey a shout here after Grande pointed out his increased playing time over the last two games for OKC. Giddey is a fantasy point per minute + player most nights and thats when he is in the mid-to-low 20s but it is possible that the team is starting to ramp him up with the playoffs just a few weeks away. We know the Heat are not the greatest defensive team and Giddey is a guy that can fill up the stat sheet and quick if he gets going.


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DFS NBA Lineup Lock Updates

Waiting on the news for Anthony Edwards


Jalen Suggs is OUT

  • Could see Fultz enter starting lineup > Boost to Cole Anthony off the bench

Nicolas Batum is OUT

  • Batum has been playing 30 minutes off the bench. Look for KJ Martin/Buddy Hield to see more run

GG Jackson unlikely to play

  • Solidifies minutes for Aldama and LaRavia

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