Draftkings NBA Main Slate Targets: Saturday, Oct 27th
Welcome to The Edge is Yours , a straight-forward daily fantasy sports article, breaking down each DraftKings NBA DFS slate. By using Vegas lines, Defense versus Position, Pace of Play, Injury News, Beat Writers, and other analytics, we give you the first look at the Draftkings NBA Main Slate Targets.
Using Draftkings pricing as a reference, The Edge is Yours will give you the best guards, forwards, centers and a sample lineup preview for each DraftKings NBA DFS slate.
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9 Game Slate
DraftKings NBA Point Guards
Mike Conley ($7,600): Cash and GPPs
Conley has been lights out the last three games. Going 44.5, 43.75, and 40 DKFP. Last two games Conley has shot over 20 attempts and went for 11 three pointers last game. Phoenix is giving up the seventh most points to points guards this season.
Last three games versus the Suns, Conley went for 46.25, 34.5, and 65.5 DKFP. At home, I see Conley as a great play in a slightly uptempo match-up.
Eric Bledsoe ($6,400): Cash and GPPs
Bledsoe is in a great match-up tonight going against Orlando who has given up the second most points to Point Guards this season. His minutes and shot attempts are trending in the right direction. Besides the blow out game last night versus the Timberwolves.
Last three games before Timberwolves, Bledsoe went for 38, 48, and 39 DKFP. Last two games versus Magic, Bledsoe put up 61.5 and 45 DKFP.
Elfrid Payton ($6,400): Cash and GPPs
Payton could be in line for a sneaky play tonight. He is going against the Jazz who have given up the 3rd most points to Point Guards this season. Payton has went for 42, 29, and 43.5 the last three games before the Nets.
If the Jazz can keep this game in check, Payton could be a spot to excel tonight at much lower ownership.
DraftKings NBA Shooting Guards
When it comes to Shooting Guards I typically look for a value play that can open up the studs on the slate. Normally, I find this play closer to lock, such as Dotson getting the start last night. Tonight, there are a few value plays at Shooting Guards you can feel confident in.
DeMar DeRozan ($8,500): Cash
DeRozan is going against the Lakers tonight. Last time he faced the Lakers this season he went for 66.5 DKFP, shooting 11-of-29. His price has rising over $1,000 since the last time he faced them, but if he can keep his shot attempts up he should be a great cash play.
The Spurs are also giving up the second most points to Shooting Guards this seasons, giving more of a reason to feel confident in DeRozan for cash.
Josh Hart ($5,600): Cash and GPPs
Hart is staying in the starting lineup for the Lakers. The Spurs are giving up the 4th more points to Shooting Guards this season. Last time versus the Spurs, Hart went for 41 DKFP in 38 minutes shooting 8-of-14.
Zach Lavine ($7,900): Cash
Much like DeRozan, Lavine is in a great cash spot tonight. He is going against the Hawks who have given up the 5th most fantasy points to Shooting Guards this season. Last three games before the Hornets, Lavine went for 43.5, 46.75, 40.75, and 45.25 DKFP.
Lavine also has one of the highest usage rates on the slate at 32.2%. If he can keep up his current pace, he should in line for another great cash game opportunity.
Other Options: Jaylen Brown ($4,800) GPPs
DraftKings NBA Small Forwards
The Small Forward spot on Draftkings can be tricky at times. I generally look for value at this spot but do not try to punt too much. Typically, I try to find a play under $7,100 that can produce around 40 DKFP.
Josh Richardson ($6,600): Cash and GPPs
Richardson is going against Portland who has given up the 3rd most points to Small Forwards. His first two games this season we saw his upside of shooting for over 20 attempts.
If he can conjure up some more shot attempts tonight, we can look forward to Richardson being a great low owned play.
Ben Simmons ($9,400): Cash
Simmons is always on my cash targets when he is on the slate. To top things off, he is going to have a massive usage bump with Embiid currently questionable. The three game he actually played in he went for 51.75, 54.75, and 61.75 DKFP. He is a double-double machine with triple-double upside every night.
With his massive usage bump, I see Simmons being a great core play in tonight’s slate.
Taurean Prince ($6,600): Cash and GPPs
Prince is going against Chicago tonight who is coming off a back-to-back where they were blown away. Since Chicago should be ready to go with their starters playing limited minutes last game we can potential have a shoot-out tonight.
If that is the case, Prince could be in line for a great showing. Last game versus the Bulls, Prince scored 60.5 DKFP going for 11-of-18 shooting in 35 minutes.
Last game against the bulls, Prince piled up 60.5 DKFP shooting 11-of-18 in 35 minutes.
DraftKings NBA Power Forwards
Normally, the Power Forward or the Point Guard is where you find your highest scoring player of the night and where I spend majority of my salary. I look for games that are high and tight, where Vegas is projecting a high total and the game to stay close. Typically, I use those games and target the highest usage and minutes projected players that are in good Defense versus Position match-ups.
Nikola Mirotic ($7,800): Cash
Mirotic has the second highest usage on the team at 26.9 %. The last three games before the Nets he has shot 7-of-18, 14-of-21, 11-of-20 going for 34.4, 49.8, and 45.5 DKFP.
Once again, if the Jazz can keep this game close, Mirotic should be in for another great performance tonight.
Marvin Williams ($4,400) Cash and GPPs
Williams did not pan out as great as I wanted him to last night, but I will be going back to him tonight. Williams is going against the 76ers who have given up the most points to Power Forwards this season. He should be well rested and ready to go for tonight’s slate.
Other Options: Vince Carter ($3,600) Cash
DraftKings NBA Centers
Marc Gasol ($7,400): Cash and GPPs
Gasol is going against the Suns tonight who have given up the 3rd most points to Centers this season. Memphis is in an uptempo game and as long as they can keep this close I can see Gasol stringing together a strong performance.
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Last game versus the Suns, Gasol scored 51.6 DKFP shooting 7-of-21 in 35 minutes. Keep updated on his status for tonight as he is currently probable, but I expect him to suit up.
JaVale McGee ($5,600): Cash and GPPs
McGee has just not been seeing the price rise he deserves. He has been on fire to start the season, and I roster him almost every night he is on the slate.
McGee has not had a fantasy point night under 30 DKFP to start the season. Last five games he has produced 36.75, 41, 31, 35.5, and 32.5. I will be continually drafting him until his price rises.
Brook Lopez ($4,700): Cash
Lopez is a great spot tonight against Magic who is given up the 5th most points to Centers this year. Lopez has been performing great recently playing over 30 minutes his last two games before the Timberwolves.
Last game versus Magic, Lopez scored 33 DKFP in 34 Minutes shooting 12-of-18.
Other Options: Rudy Gobert ($7,400) Cash
Draftkings NBA Main Slate Targets: Friday, Oct 26 Sample Lineup Preview
Please note – the sample NBA DFS Preview lineup below is not a Auto-Play lineup, it is merely an opinionated example based off players expressed in this article.
Mike Conley ($7,600)
Eric Bledsoe ($6,400)
Nikola Mirotic ($7,300)
Marvin Williams ($4,400)
JaVale McGee ($5,600)
Bryn Forbes ($4,600)
Ben Simmons ($9,400)
TBD Punt – 4K range
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