NBA FanDuel: Top targets for February 20th – Don’t Freak out

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NBA FanDuel: Top targets for February 20th – Don’t Freak out

Welcome ladies and gentlemen! I have returned to the DFS world once again and are here to give you the top plays for Fanduel. We will hit all three tiers: Top, Mid, and Low. We will give you multiple options to help you build. My advice is to stick with low costing single entry contests to build up the bankroll. So lets not waste any more time and dive in to this six game slate to kick off the second half of the NBA season!

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Point Guards

Top Tier: Russell Westbrook versus Golden State Warriors ($10.600)

Russell Westbrook is the top target at the point guard position for this six game slate and for good reason. Not only is Westbrook holding a 34% usage rating so far this season, but he is also averaging 1.34 fantasy points per minute. Before heading in to the All-Star break, Westbrook had recorded three games of 50 or more Fanduel points in between the games that he had sat out.

We all have witnessed the demise of the Golden State Warriors this season due to injuries which puts any team against them in a great spot. With that though it may bring more ownership to certain players like Russell Westbrook. The Warriors are allowing opposing point guards to average 25 points, eight assists, and six rebounds per game. Even at $10,600, Westbrook still makes for a great play on this six game slate.

Mid Tier: Ja Morant versus Sacramento Kings ($6,700)

If you don’t want to pay up for Russell Westbrook or Trae Young tonight then Ja Maront is a great pay down spot with his match up against Sacramento. Now Morantt has had his hot streaks and his cold streaks so far, but the possible Rookie of the Year candidate can get the job done when needed. Facing a Sacramento Kings team that is allowing opposing point guards to average 22 points, eight assists, and six rebounds per game, $6,700 is a great price.

Morant is averaging 17 points with seven assists and four rebounds per game while averaging 33 Fanduel points. He is also averaging a usage rate of 26% while being on the floor 30 minutes per game. Ja Morant is projected at 34.40 Fanduel points but has a ceiling of 53 points against this mediocre Sacramento Kings team.

Low Tier: Shaquille Harrison versus Charlotte Hornets ($3,700)

If you really want to save salary but still get some good results, Shaquille Harrison is that guy with his $3,700 price tag. Harrison will most likely gain some higher ownership though as Kris Dunn is out for four to six weeks with a MCL sprain. Without Kris Dunn, Shaquille Harrison sees a usage rate of 24%. He has also had only one game where he saw more then ten minutes of playing time which was February 6th with 17 minutes. That game was also where he put up the most fantasy points with 20.6.

Shaquille Harrison will only need 18.5 fantasy points to return the value needed at $3,700 which doesn’t seem to be too much to ask for. Charlotte allows opposing point guards to average 20 points, nine assists and five rebounds per game so it seems doable. The question is do we risk it to pay up elsewhere?

Other Options: Trae Young ($10,000), Ben Simmons ($8,900), Derrick Rose ($5,500)