HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 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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Draftkings NBA Point Guards
Stephen Curry ($9,800) Cash
Curry has the highest usage out of all Points Guards on the slate at 29.6%. With the news of Anthony Davis (Questionable) , Elfrid Payton (Out), and Darius Miller (Doubtful) , the only thing that worries about this game is the potential blow-out.
Otherwise, Curry is in a great match-up versus the Pelicans who are giving up the second most points to Points Guards this season. Last four games Curry has been on fire going for 23, 35, 29, and 51 actual points.
Elie Okobo ($3,700) Cash and GPPs
With the news of Devin Booker and Isiah Canaan potentially being ruled out, feel free to go right back to the well with Okobo. Okobo produced 34.8 DKFP in 31 minutes last game. He shot 5-of-9 from the field with 5 rebounds and 7 assists.
The Spurs are currently giving up the 9th most points to Point Guards this season. Okobo seems to be in line for another solid output if Booker and Canaan are indeed ruled out.
Jamal Murray ($7,000) Cash and GPPs
Murray has found his stride recently going for 43.75 and 40.5 DKFP the last two games shooting 9-of-19 and 8-of-17 in 38 and 34 minutes. The Bulls have given up the 4th most points to Point Guards this season.
At $7,000 on Draftkings, Murray should be able to keep with his stride in a high total game. Keep an eye on the Vegas line throughout the day to make sure there is not a blow-out brewing.
Jeff Teague ($5,400) Cash and GPPs
Last two games versus the Jazz, Teague went for 37 and 31.75 DKFP shooting 9-of-15 and 7-of-15. The Jazz have given up the 6th most points to Point Guards this year.
If this game stays close, Teague could be in line with extra usage if Wiggins (Questionable) is still out and is going to be much needed as Vegas is currently projecting the Jazz to win.
Other Options: Jrue Holiday ($7,200) Cash, Btyn Forbes ($4,300) Cash
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 player starting for an injury, like Josh Okogie for Andrew Wiggins. Tonight, there are a few value plays at Shooting Guards you can feel confident in.
Wesley Matthews ($5,000) Cash and GPPs
Matthews has been on fire recently and his Draftkings price does not reflect his output. The last three games against the Spurs, Jazz and Raptors have not been the best match-ups for Fantasy Production.
Tonight, Matthews gets the Lakers who have given up the second most points to Shooting Guards this season. He is under-priced at just $5,000, has a strong match-up, is in a high project total game, and in face paced game. Furthermore, He has not seen under 30 minutes this whole season, sign me up.
Brandon Ingram ($6,300) Cash
Ingram is in the best match-up tonight for Shooting Guards. The Mavericks are giving up the most points to Shooting Guards this season. This game is currently projected to be one of the highest scores of the night.
Last game, Ingram produced 38.75 DKFP shooting 9-of-18. Last three games versus the Mavericks, Ingram produced 27.5, 39.75, and 30.75. If he can keep up his shot attempts tonight, he has the ability to make for strong cash play.
Caris Levert ($6,000) Cash
Levert is in a great match-up going against the Pistons who have given up the 3rd most points to Shooting Guards this season. The one thing that pulls me off Levert is the low total Vegas is projecting, but the upside is, Vegas is projected the game to be close at just a 2.5 spread.
Last game versus the Pistons, Levert produced 40.5 DKFP shooting 10-of-18 in 34 minutes.
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.
Bojan Bogdanovic ($4,900) Cash
Bojan is in the best match-up of the night as the Knicks have given up the most points to Small Forwards this season. Last two games, Bojan has shot in the double digit range and produced 21.5 and 31.25 DKFP.
Last two games versus the Knicks, Bojan went for 26.75 and 28 DKFP. If he can keep up these numbers he can produce a solid line for cash games.
Joe Ingles ($6,200) Cash
Ingles is in a great match-up tonight with the Timberwolves who have given up the second most points to Small Forwards this season. Ingles, has not produced an upside game since the Warriors where he went for 47 DKFP.
At lower ownership tonight, Ingles is looking to get back on the right track. The Jazz are also in an uptempo and close game tonight going against the Timberwolves.
Justin Holiday ($4,500) Cash
Holiday has been flashing his upside lately. Versus the Hawks, Holiday went for 34.25 DKFP shooting 4-of-12. Tonight, he has a great match-up versus the Nuggets who are giving up the 4th most points to Small Forwards.
If the Bulls are going to try and keep this game in check, then they are going to need their starting unit to step up and score more.
Other options: Rudy Gay ($6,100) Cash
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.
Paul Millsap ($5,800) Cash and GPPs
Millsap is in one of the best match-ups tonight for Power Forwards, as the Knicks are giving up the 3rd most points to the position. Last game, Millsap produced 36 DKFP versus the Pelicans shooting for 6-of-12.
Last three games versus the Knicks, Millsap scored 33, 76.75 and 45.75 DKFP all being priced at or about $7,000. At just $5,800, Millsap’s salary on Draftkings leaves room for upside.
Nikola Mirotic ($7,500) Cash
Mirotic is going to get a massive usage bump if Davis and Miller are going to be out of this match-up alongside Payton. At just $7,500, Mirotic has enough upside to produce another 50 DKFP game.
What scares me, is the strong Defense of the Warriors in what can potentially be a blowout game.
Cheick Diallo ($3,300) Cash
Diallo did well for me last game he played with the news of Davis being out. If Davis is ruled out again look for Diallo to have a similar production as last game where he went for 20.3 DKFP.
Draftkings NBA Centers
DeAndre Jordan ($7,600) Cash and GPPs
Jordan has been on fire lately. Last six games he went for 36, 51.75, 46.75, 39, 40, and 51 DKFP. Jordan is also going to be in the best match-up tonight for Centers on the entire slate.
The Lakers are currently giving up the most points to Centers and are also going to be pushing Jordan at a faster pace. At one of the highest totals on the slate and with Dallas being in a high pace game, sign me up for Jordan in Cash and GPPs.
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Wendell Carter Jr. ($4,900) Cash and GPPs
Carter has been stepping it up the last two games where he produced 32.75 and 31 DKFP. Tonight, he is facing the Nuggets who give up the 5th most points to Centers.
At $4,900, Carter is in another great spot tonight to produce another solid game.
Rudy Gobert ($7,900) Cash and GPPs
Like Jordan, Gobert has been on fire to start the season. Last six games Gobert has produced 56, 54, 37.75, 34.5, 40.25 and 44.25 DKFP. Tonight, he could be seeing massive usage bump with Favors currently questionable.
Gobert is going against the Timberwolves in a high and tight game where Utah is getting an increase in pace, sign me up.
Other Options: LeMarcus Aldridge ($8,500) Cash
Draftkings NBA Main Slate Targets: 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.
Stephen Curry ($9,800)
Wesley Matthews ($5,000)
Rudy Gay ($6,100)
Paul Millsap ($5,800)
DeAndre Jordan ($7,600)
Elie Okobo ($3,700)
Nikola Mirotic ($7,500)
TBD- $4K Range
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