Tonight, there are two thrilling NBA games scheduled, presenting a plethora of chances to emerge victorious with our Sleeper Fantasy NBA picks. 

NBA DFS Sleeper Picks For Tonight, 4/17

In this article, we shine the spotlight on Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers and Garrison Mathers, sharpshooter for the Atlanta Hawks. So, let's officially delve into our carefully curated selection of top NBA Sleeper picks for DFS on Wednesday, April 17th!




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Garrison Mathews - Atlanta Hawks

The Hawks are quite short-handed tonight and Mathews is going to be one of their primary bench options, possibly their most important bench option. He checks in the game to do one thing and that’s space the floor and knock down threes. 

His minutes have been up lately as he’s topped 20 in four straight and with Vit Krejci ineligible for the postseason, he could continue to see an uptick there. He’s made two or more threes in six of seven games and faces a Bulls defense that can’t stop three-point shooters. 

Since the All-Star break, they’ve allowed 15.1 threes per game, the second most in the NBA, while allowing them to shoot 37.7%, the sixth-worst mark in the league.




Joel Embiid - Philadelphia 76ers

Even though his status is questionable, it's almost certain that Joel Embiid will be in action tonight. Every time he's stepped on the court this season, he's shown dominance. Averaging 34.7 points per game, he would have been the league leader if he qualified. 

Furthermore, on a per-36 basis, he was putting up 37 PPG. Given the significance of this game, we should expect Embiid's playing time to go up as the team looks to secure a win. The team that emerges victorious in this matchup will avoid a first-round showdown with the Boston Celtics.




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NBA Schedule Today, 4/17

After exploring our exclusive NBA Sleeper picks for today, uncover the comprehensive NBA Play-In Tournament schedule for Wednesday, April 17th: