We have an intriguing matchup for the NBA DFS Showdown on this beautiful Sunday night. We have Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets who are on the second night of a back-to-back taking on the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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Injury Report

Denver Nuggets

Jamal Murray - Doubtful

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope - TBD

Jack White - TBD

Aaron Gordon - Doubtful

Nikola Jokic - OUT

Minnesota Timberwolves

Rudy Gobert - Questionable

Kyle Anderson - Questionable

Austin Rivers - OUT

Jordan McLaughlin - Questionable

NBA DFS Showdown Slate Picks


Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets

Nikola Jokic is the obvious play at the captain spot tonight. He is just $1,800 more than Anthony Edwards which does not seem too bad in my eyes. I was surprised to not see him on the injury report this morning after playing last night. However, that doesn't mean he won't be added later today. Jokic also has a triple-double in three straight games. Play him in this one.

Edit: Jokic has been ruled as doubtful tonight. The obvious pivot is to Edwards at the captain spot.

Anthony Edwards, Minnesota Timberwolves

This is Anthony Edward's team in Minnesota and it shows in his play. He has scored at least 25 points in seven of his last eight games. He has also scored 46 fantasy points in those seven of eight games as well. He is just seeing great volume with KAT out of the lineup and I do not think that will change until he comes back. I like Edwards in this one, but if I am choosing between him or Jokic, the answer is Jokic.

D'Angelo Russell, Minnesota Timberwolves

Russell is coming off a great game in which he posted a line of 29-6-10 finishing with 58 fantasy points. It would have been a better night but Russell found himself turning the ball over six times. That was his biggest fantasy output of the season, and I get if you do not want to bank on that happening once again. He did struggle in their last matchup against the Nuggets scoring just 23 fantasy points.


Michael Porter Jr., Denver Nuggets

If Jamal Murray is out tonight I like Michael Porter Jr. even more. With Jamal Murray in the lineup in his career Porter averages just 12.9 points per game. With him not playing Porter's output jumps up to 18.6 points per game. If Murray plays I still like Porter, but much more if he is out.

Kyle Anderson, Minnesota Timberwolves

Kyle Anderson is questionable heading into this one with a back injury that has caused him problems for most of the season. But when he plays he is very productive. Before the injury last game, he had scored at least 29 fantasy points in three of his prior four games. We have also seen him post 50-point fantasy games this year, so you know that ceiling is there. Just know there is some risk with him dealing with the back injury.

Naz Reid, Minnesota Timberwolves

Ok, Reid is a gamble, especially if Gobert plays. But if he hits, he can win the slate as he did a few games ago when he scored 52 fantasy points. But he is also capable of struggling and not even scoring in the 20-point fantasy point range. He is risky at price, but if he hits, look out.

Bruce Brown, Denver Nuggets

Brown really struggled in his last outing going 2-9 from the field. But as always he was active with three steals and five assists finishing with over 24 fantasy points. If he shoots better in this one and keeps up with that same intensity Brwon could score over 30 fantasy points especially if KCP and Murray are both out.

Dart Throws

Vlatko Cancar, Denver Nuggets

Cancar could get some extra run tonight if Denver has some surprise inactive after playing last night. He has played at least 20 minutes in three straight games and has reached 30 fantasy points during that span. I like taking a shot at him with his price sitting at $2,000.

Christian Braun, Denver Nuggets

Nraun is looking like a guy that has taken Bones Hyland's spot in the rotation. There are reports that Denver could be shopping him so that could be the reason. Braun has scored at least 20 fantasy points in back-to-back games. With that ceiling that Braun has at $1,800, why would you not put him in? It might give you the chance to play Edwards and Jokic together. That's what I plan on doing tonight.


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