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The NBA is in full swing and we have an excellent 8-game slate to digest tonight. Monitoring the news on Golden State, Phoenix, and Dallas will be important as there are several situations in those games that could affect the slate drastically. The biggest news to watch for is Golden State, as I would not be shocked to see Stephen Curry suspended for at least one game. The Washington Wizards will be in Denver tonight, taking on the Nuggets, in the highest implied total of the night at 223, and that game looks to have several excellent values and mid-range options to attack with.

John Wall, PG, Washington Wizards

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

30 109.75 1 51.4 - 43.01 42.67

DK Salary: $10,100 / FD Salary: $10,300

With the Washington Wizards heading to Denver tonight to take on the Nuggets, we get a dream matchup for John Wall where Wall can have a monster game being aggressive and attacking Denver's young guard duo of Jamal Murray and Emmanuel Mudiay. Wall has started the season hot, posting back-to-back games of 49.25 and 48.75 DraftKings points, and the Denver Nuggets were one of the worst in the NBA last season against opposing point guards, allowing over 51 fantasy points per game to them. The Nuggets allowed opponents to shoot over 37 percent from beyond-the-arc last season and allowed the second-highest FG percentage in the NBA at 47.7 percent. Wall is an easy plug-and-play me for me tonight and I will be trying to pair him with Giannis where I can.

Marc Gasol, C, Memphis Grizzlies

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

32

102

7

52.5

-

37.51

37.22

DK Salary: $7,900 / FD Salary: $8,700

After watching Marc Gasol absolutely dominate the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, we get to see Gasol square up against another fast-paced team in Houston. Gasol erupted for 59.5 fantasy points against the Warriors, scoring 34 points with 14 boards in 36 minutes. Gasol has been a monster for Memphis this season, carrying the team with a 33.3 percent usage rate, 24 points, 12.5 rebounds, three assists, and 2.5 blocks per game. The Rockets were one of the worst teams in the NBA against centers last season, and while that hasn't been the case yet this season, I expect them to struggle against Gasol tonight. If you aren't playing the duo of Giannis and Wall, then pairing one of those studs with Gasol will help you differentiate yourself from the crowd.

Tobias Harris, SF/PF, Detroit Pistons

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

32

109.25

19

40.3

-

30.99

30.50

DK Salary: $6,200 / FD Salary: $6,800

After starting the season out with a huge performance against the Charlotte Hornets, Tobias Harris cooled off in his second game against the Washington Wizards. He came back out against the helpless Knicks and dropped another huge game, putting up 31 points with six rebounds in 38 minutes. Harris is averaging 24.3 points per game on 17 field goal attempts while chipping in 6.3 rebounds, and 1.7 assists. Harris is fourth on the team in usage, at 22.5 percent, and second among the starting unit, making him an excellent GPP option against a Sixers team that is allowing over 116 points per game.The Sixers are allowing the fifth most points per game to opposing power forwards so far this season, allowing 58.92 fantasy points per game to them. With options priced below him likely to garner more attention tonight, I am looking at Tobias as a low-owned, high upside option for my GPP lineups.

De'Aaron Fox, PG, Sacramento Kings

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

28

104

28

46.5

-

26.60

26.04

DK Salary: $5,300 / FD Salary: $5,200

The Sacramento Kings offense has been abysmal to start the season, scoring a meager 90.7 points per game, but the good news is that they are facing the Phoenix Suns who have allowed 128.7 points per game in their first three games. Something has to give between these two extremes, and my bet is on the Kings offense having a big game, as opposed to the Suns defense stopping someone. Fox has been the lone bright spot in Sacramento so far this season, averaging 13.7 points, five boards, and five assists per game off the bench, and has attempted at least 13 shots in the first three games. The Suns are allowing opponents to shoot over 51 percent from the field, and an insane 50 percent from three-point range, putting Fox in an excellent spot to score in bunches tonight. Getting exposure to this contest in GPPs is a great idea, and Fox is the guy I want.

Alex Len, C, Phoenix Suns

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

22

105.5

19

49.1

-

22.11

22.92

DK Salary: $4,100 / FD Salary: $4,700

After an embarrassing start to the season where Phoenix lost two of their first three games by over 40 points each, the ownership decided to dump head coach Earl Watson in an attempt to hopefully get the team going in the right direction. There is going to be a lot of uncertainty surrounding the team for the next few games and figuring out their rotations tonight will be a little bit of a headache. What I imagine happening, however, is Tyson Chandler will get moved to the bench opening up minutes for Alex Len and Dragan Bender at the center position. Len should be in line for about 22-24 minutes against the Kings, putting him firmly in play at a meager $4,100 tonight.The Kings are currently giving up 61.33 fantasy points per game to opposing centers, the sixth highest mark in the NBA, and while that is only a three-game sample size, we know we can trust it given they were one of the worst teams in the NBA against centers last year as well. Len is one of the better rebounding centers in the NBA, ranking in the 80 th percentile overall on the defensive glass last season, and he is coming off an excellent game against the L.A. Clippers where he put up 15 points and 7 rebounds. There is a decent amount of risk associated with Len tonight, as we just don't know what new head coach Jay Triano will do with Len, Chandler, Chriss, and Bender, but I love the matchup and opportunity for Len.



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