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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10 Game Slate
Draftkings NBA Point Guards
Kyle Lowry ($8,900) Cash and GPPs
Lowry has been an absolute stud lately, producing over 40 DKFP in every single game but one this entire season. To top it off, the Kings are giving up the 6th most points to Point Guards the last 5 games, sign me up.
Derrick Rose ($5,600) Cash an GPPs
Rose is going to be in an advantageous matchup with Teague currently ruled out. At currently $5,600 on Draftkings, sign me up for Rose who has produced 30.3 and 67 DKFP his last solid games without Teague while playing 35 and 41 minutes.
Shelvin Mack ($4,600) Cash and GPPs
Mack has been on a sneaky attack lately. Last four games Mack produced 25.8, 36.3, 31.5, and 31.5 DKFP. He currently has a ‘Probable’ Tag on his name which only encourages me to target him more with lower ownership.
At his current price on Draftkings, Mack is a great play in Cash and for GPPs until his price rises.
Emmanuel Mudiay ($3,500) Cash
Mudiay has been trending in the right direction. His minutes haven been on the rise along with his shot attempts. Frank Ntilikina has not been producing and Trey Burke has been mediocre. If Mudiay continues to trend in this direction his price is just way too cheap.
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. Tonight, there are a few value plays at Shooting Guards you can feel confident in.
DeMar DeRozan ($9,200) Cash
If this game stays close, DeRozan is going to be in a great spot to excel as Miami is currently giving up the 8th most points to Shooting Guards the last five games.
Terrence Ross ($4,700) Cash and GPPs
Ross is going into another great spot tonight with Jonathan Isaac ruled out and Evan Fournier currently questionable with a sprained ankle. Last two games Ross produced 21 and 28.3 DKFP. Tonight he could be tasked to do much more with out Fournier and Isaac available.
J.J. Redick ($5,400) Cash and GPPs
Redick is going to be projected into a much larger role tonight if Robert Covington is ruled out, as he is currently questionable with lower back soreness. The Pacers are also giving up the 5th most points to Shooting Guards the last 5 games.
Keep an eye on the news for Covington throughout the day. If he is ruled out, fire up Redick confidently with upside.
Other Options: E’Twaun Moore ($4,500) Cash
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.
Paul George ($9,100) Cash
What scares me tonight is the obvious blowout factor facing the Cavaliers who have been absolutely dreadful lately. The bright side though is that George has produced 42, 49.75, 42.25, and 73.75 DKFP the last four games versus the Cavaliers.
Marco Belinelli ($4,200) Cash and GPPs
With the news of Rudy Gay already ruled out tonight, Belinelli could be taking his spot in the starting lineup. The last four games, Belinelli produced 22.8, 24.8, 21, and 23 DKFP. Without Gay, sign me up with upside.
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.
Justise Winslow ($5,600) Cash and GPPs
Winslow is going to have a massive usage bump with Hassan Whiteside currently questionable tonight. Last two games Winslow produced 30 and 47.5 DKFP. Tonight he faces the Spurs who have given up the most points to Power Forwards the last five games.
At just $5,600, I will be fitting Winslow into majority of my lineup builds.
Pascal Siakam ($5,200) Cash and GPPs
Going back to the Raptors, Siakam is going into a great spot tonight versus the Kings. Last two games, Siakam produced 28.8 and 39.3 DKFP. Without Kawhi tonight, I will be all over the Raptors, including Siakam.
Thaddeus Young ($4,900) Cash and GPPs
Young is going into a great spot versus the 76ers who have given up the 4th most points to Power Forwards the last 5 games. Young has also been a cash machine, going for over 20 DKFP the last 8 games.
Young has also flashed his upside going for 45 DKFP versus the Knicks. Last game versus the 76ers, Young produced 39.5 DKFP. Tonight could be a similar outcome, sign me up.
Draftkings NBA Centers
Karl-Anthony Towns ($8,800) Cash and GPPs
Towns is in the best matchup per position as the Lakers have given up the most points to Centers the last 5 games. Towns also produced 64.5 DKFP the last time he faced the Lakers on October, 29th.
In an uptempo matchup for the Timberwolves, Towns could see himself having a similar outcome as the last time he faced the Lakers.
Both of these plays for the Raptors are just too cheap. They are in an uptempo matchup and are going to have massive usage bumps without Leonard and Powell in the lineup. Hopefully, their ownership stays down as I will be all over this team tonight.
Nikola Vucevic ($8,400) Cash
Vucevic is in a great spot as the Pistons are giving up the 2nd most points to Centers the last 5 games. Vucevic has also played well versus the Pistons going for 47.5, 60.5, and 43.75 DKFP the last three matchups.
With Isaac and Fournier out of the lineup, Vucevic is going to have a massive usage bump to be a nice staple for Cash games.
Draftkings NBA Main Slate Targets: Friday, Oct 26 Sample Lineup Preview
Kyle Lowry ($8,900)
DeMar DeRozan ($9,200)
Justise Winslow ($5,600)
Pascal Siakam ($5,200)
Jonas Valanciunas ($5,000)
Derrick Rose ($5,600)
Serge Ibaka ($5,200)
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.