Tuesday’s DFS NBA 2/25
DFS NBA has been blessed with some nice mid range slates lately and it doesn’t stop tonight with seven games. The late game (HOU/SAC) should be a good and high scoring one while the 9pm games have potential for big time points. DraftKings has tons of action tonight, so let me give you the guys I’m looking at hard tonight.
$8,000 – Max Salary
Kyle Lowry (PG – $8,400) just played the Cavs the other night and faired well. He almost had a double double scoring 14 points and racking up nine assists. Lowry ended with 40 fantasy points because he added three steals and six rebounds that game. He is so good at doing everything that he is a lock for 35 points every night it seems. This has been the case lately as he has put up 35+ in five of his last six games. The one game where he didn’t put up 35 points, he put up 34. The Cavs have been really bad against guards this season and that’ll continue tonight.
Joakim Noah (PF/C – $8,700) has been a great fantasy player in recent months and he had one of his best games against the Hawks. In that game, he posted a line of 14/14/6/0/4. His 51 points that night were huge for me and I plan on doing another happy dance tonight with him on my squad. The Hawks are super thin at the power forward and center positions and Noah will be able to take advantage of this. In his last three games, Noah is averaging 42 fantasy points.
DeMarcus Cousins (PF/C – $9,200) is an extremely interesting pick tonight against the Rockets. He is averaging 36 fantasy points per game against them in 25 minutes. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that he got ejected that game, but I’m not sure. What I do know is that he has played very well against them in limited action. His 13/10/3/2/1 is pretty amazing considering the minutes. Cousins put up 55 in his last game, so I think it’s safe to say that he’s feeling better.
$6,000 – $7,900
Isaiah Thomas (PG – $7,800) is an underpriced guard tonight with the way he has played lately and against the Rockets. His 41, 45, and 50 fantasy points in the last three games is exciting to see for this price. Thomas is averaging 37 against the Rockets and that shouldn’t be too hard to replicate considering the minutes he’s getting. Thomas has shot 50% or better from the field in four of his last five games.
Lance Stephenson (SG/SF – $7,100) has struggled recently, but his last game gives me hope. In that game he came close to a triple double (24/9/8) and he has a juicy matchup tonight against the Lakers. Earlier in the season he had a 47-point game against them. Stephenson is rebounding well lately, but it’s his assist and point totals that are down. While he has scored in the double digits in each of his last ten games, only three games were for 15+. I like him to do very well against the Lakers tonight.
Tobias Harris (SF/PF – $6,700) has a good matchup tonight against the Wizards with the way they are struggling to find healthy bodies down low. He’s played very well lately scoring 30+ in four straight games. In three of those games, Harris put up 36+. He saw more shots with Davis out last game (10 for 15) and played 34 minutes. That trend should continue tonight against the Wizards.
$4,000 – $5,900
Patrick Patterson (PF/C – $4,400) is averaging one fantasy point per minute against the Cavs this season. He’s playing well with limited time right now, but I have no idea why. He has 19+ fantasy points in eight straight games and recently has seen 21, 20, and 22 minutes in his last three games. Against the Cavs tonight, I suspect that Patterson will play very well even if he only gets 20 or so minutes. There aren’t a whole lot of options in this price range, but I would be fine rolling him out there tonight.
Mike Scott (PF – $4,300) should get another start tonight against the Bulls with Millsap sidelined for another two games. Scott should fare very well with his 30 minutes tonight. He has 68 fantasy points in his last two games. Against the Bulls this season, he’s averaging 18 fantasy points in just 21 minutes of action. He’s getting a ton of his fantasy points on his shooting numbers in those two games. This should continue since he’s hot from the floor (20 for 30).
Trevor Booker (PF $3,100) is in line to start against the Magic tonight with Kevin Seraphin and Nene already ruled out for the game. He hasn’t played much lately, but this play is based on what I’ve seen from him in the past and the matchup. The Magic don’t pose a huge threat down low, so expect Booker to get at least 20 fantasy points. His price is too low to ignore as long as he is announced the starter before lineups lock .