There is plenty of star power and several players who can put up huge DFS numbers tonight. Here are tonight’s Draft Kings NBA DFS picks.
The NBA features a lean four-game slate on Thursday, but it will feature plenty of star power and players that can put up huge DFS numbers. Luka, Kyrie, Harden, Embiid, Kawhi, and PG13 will all be in action, so let’s take a look at some numbers and dig into some Draft Kings NBA DFS picks.
Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards
Game Pace: The Raptors and the Wizards are in the bottom half of the league for pace and this game has the lowest total for the slate at 223.
Injuries: Monte Morris remains out for the Wizards and Delon Wright will start in his place.
Top Picks: I like Bradley Beal to remain hot tonight against a Raptors defense that is near the bottom of the league in 3-point defense. Beal went off against the Hawks Tuesday night with 52.75 DKFP (Draft Kings Fantasy Points) and took 30 shots in the process. With Morris out, Beal has also been handing out more assists with 23 over his last three games.
On the Raps side, it’s getting difficult to discern who will step up on a game-to-game basis. Their entire starting five is able to post big DFS numbers. Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam can go nuclear, but OG Anunoby, Scottie Barnes, and Jakob Poeltl can all hit close to six times their salaries. Barnes has not hit 40 DKFP since Feb. 1 and has not shot the ball well lately. He will likely have low ownership tonight and has a decent floor. I’ll be adding him to some lineups.
Value Picks: There’s not a lot of value for this game. Daniel Gafford ($5300) has gone off the last two games, but Kristaps Porzingis returns to the starting lineup tonight. Gary Trent is back to the bench but still getting close to 30 minutes per game. He looked good against the Bulls Tuesday night hitting 5-of-11 shots from distance. If this game can pace up a bit Trent might be able to hit 6x value on his salary.