We get a battle in the Bay here tonight as the Trae Young-less Atlanta Hawks will travel into San Francisco to take on the Golden State Warriors in the late night cap! With trade-talk swirling around Dejounte Murray, the Hawks will look to steal a win from the Warriors here against Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and company! Let's dive right into the player options.


Atlanta Hawks vs Golden State Warriors

Total: 235.5

Spread: GSW -6.5

Atlanta Hawks Injuries

Golden State Warriors Injuries

NBA DFS Showdown CPT/MVP Top Plays

Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors

With out a shadow of a doubt, Curry is our top CPT/MVP tonight. This should be a nice game environment here for both teams who are above the top half in terms of PACE. Curry is averaging roughly 41.6 fantasy points on his home floor this year, and is coming off back-to-back 48+ fantasy point efforts on the road against the Bulls and Grizzlies. The Warriors have now had two games pushed back to some circumstances, meaning they are more than well rested.

Dejounte Murray, Atlanta Hawks

It is the Dejounte Murray show for Atlanta for a couple more games and we should see another strong performance here again tonight with the Hawks missing some pieces, mainly Trae Young. Murray has put up at least 42 fantasy points in his last four-straight contests, and is fresh off a 61 fantasy point game against the Kings two nights ago in Sacramento. Over the last two contests with Young out, Murray has carried a team-leading 27.2% usage rate, and for the season so far with Young and Hunter OFF the floor, Murray possesses a 29.8% usage rate, average of nearly 50 fantasy points per 36 minutes, which is good for 1.38 fantasy points per minute on the floor.

Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors

I think you could possibly go Jalen Johnson here and I would be totally fine with that, but SGs have typically torched the Hawks for years and this year is no different. Thompson has been more than streaky this season, but we did see him top 53 fantasy points just three games ago vs the Bulls in Chicago. This is a great match up for him and if his three-point shot is falling, he may put up a big one. With CP3 off the floor this season, Klay is 2nd on the team to Steph in usage rate, and carries a modest 0.98 fantasy point per minute. Only other player to have a higher per minute is Draymond and we are not sure if he starts for one, and plays a full load of minutes just yet. 


NBA DFS Showdown UTIL Top Plays

Jalen Johnson, Atlanta Hawks 

Johnson has continued elevate his play as a rookie this season and will continue to be a huge part of this Hawks team moving forward. Johnson continues to play big minutes, 34+ in his last seven-straight games, while also securing at least 27+ fantasy points in six of those seven. He is carrying a 20.2% usage rate with both Hunter and Young OFF the floor this season, and a 1.03 fantasy point per minute, which is only behind Murray and Clint Capela.

Jonathan Kuminga, Golden State Warriors

With Paul off the floor, and Draymond Green working his way back into full playing shape, Kuminga has taken full advantage of the extended run. Kuminga has seen at least 24 or more minutes in his last six-straight contests, while also recording 28+ fantasy points in four of his last five as a result. If there is still a minutes limit on Green, which I believe there likely will be, Kuminga is primed once again for a nice game here.

Clint Capela, Atlanta Hawks

Capela continues to play well in his role as the starting center for the Hawks. The only flaw I may see here is with Draymond coming on the floor off the bench (if he does), then Capela's stints could be shortened up for Okongwu. However, as mentioned above, it is Capela that is second on the team with 1.08 fantasy point per minute with Young and Hunter OFF the court this year, only behind Murray. Capela has averaged roughly 30 fantasy points this year in road games, so I do feel he can get around that today and be a value at UTIL.


NBA DFS Showdown Value Plays

  • Draymond Green - Likely could be there with Capela. May see extra run and even start, which would likely place him above Capela IF we hear of no minutes restrictions
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic - Will likely start and play big minutes. More shot dependent than anything, but will grab a few boards with the occasional steal and dime.
  • Dario Saric - One of the first bigs off the bench for GS and should continue to do so here. 23+ fantasy points in six of last seven games.
  • Onyeka Okongwu - Direct back-up to Capela and Warriors love to run small-ball, which would benefit him here. Will likely see 22-27 minutes of action making a very sneaky good value.
  • Brandin Podziemski - Just ruled IN for this game. Has seen the most minutes behind Curry/Klay/Wiggins with Paul OFF the court this year. Averages a modest 0.96 fantasy point per minute, although his price is quite high for this game.