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We have a huge 12-game slate on tap tonight but we are lucky enough to not have a lot of injury news to worry about at this point. As of right now, the biggest injuries to watch for are J.J. Redick, Mike Conley, Marc Gasol, and Hassan Whiteside. The Kings are also on a back-to-back tonight meaning we could see Zach Randolph and George Hill resting. The Timberwolves and Pelicans contest comes in as the highest projected total of the night at 225.5, with Phoenix and Washington right behind them at 224, so we have a couple of high-scoring games to target.

Anthony Davis, PF/C, New Orleans Pelicans

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

38 113 5 41.5 27.4 58.14 58.90

DK Salary: $11,200 / FD Salary: $11,800

After scoring exactly 61 DraftKings points in back-to-back games, and scoring over 60 fantasy points in four of his six games this season, it is time to load up on Anthony Davis as he gets one of the best matchups on the board tonight. Let me preface the rest of this section by saying that Davis is always an injury risk but he has a massive amount of upside tonight.

Davis has the second-highest usage rate on the Pelicans at 29.7 percent, behind DeMarcus Cousins, and is the secondary ball-handler in this offense when Cousins isn't running things. Davis has scored at least 30 points in all but two games this season, one of those being an injury shortened contest, and has pulled down at least 14 rebounds in all of those games.

Davis' opponent tonight, the Minnesota Timberwolves, have been an abject disaster on defense this season, allowing 115.3 points per game to opponents while allowing them to pull down 42.6 rebounds. The Timberwolves are allowing opponents to shoot 51.9 percent from the floor, including 36.8 percent from three-point range, and are allowing 55.53 fantasy points to power forwards this season. If Davis is able to stay on the court for the entirety of this game, there is no way he doesn't put up a great game.

John Wall, PG, Washington Wizards

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

32

120

30

56.6

30.79

48.52

48.25

DK Salary: $9,500 / FD Salary: $9,700

After posting a big game against the Warriors last week, and after scoring 38.5 fantasy points in just 26 minutes against Sacramento, it looks like we are finally getting back to seeing vintage John Wall on the court. Luckily for us, Wall's price has gone down and he is facing off against a weak Phoenix Suns defense. There is some blowout risk tonight with the Suns coming off a back-to-back, and with this game currently sitting with a 12-point spread, putting wall firmly on my GPP radar.

Wall started the season off cold, shooting below 40 percent from the field in four of his first six games, but he busted out against Sacramento shooting 58.3 percent and 83.3 percent from three-point range. Wall is attempting 17.83 shots per game this season and is getting to the free throw line a career-high 7.5 times per game. There will be plenty of opportunities for Wall to get to the line tonight, as the Suns are allowing the second-most free-throw attempts per game to opponents at 28.8, and they are allowing their opponents to shoot 47.4 percent from the floor. This will be a fast-paced, high-scoring affair and Wall will be an excellent option to target.

Marc Gasol, C, Memphis Grizzlies

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

34

-

13

50.8

28.59

51.34

50.32

DK Salary: $7,600 / FD Salary: $8,500

This pick is contingent on Marc Gasol actually playing tonight, as he is currently listed as questionable with an ankle injury, but this is an excellent matchup for him as he faces off against the Orlando Magic. Gasol is coming off back-to-back games where he wasn't able score more than 32 fantasy points but that should change tonight. The Magic come into tonight's slate as a top-10 matchup for centers, allowing over 55 fantasy points per game to them, and allowing 48 rebounds per game to opponents. In addition to the rebounds, the Magic are allowing 53.4 points in the paint to opponents and 16.6 second-chance points. Gasol is in an excellent spot to pull down double-digit rebounds while putting up a heap of points against a weak Orlando defense. Between his injury designation and his recent performances, I expect Gasol to go overlooked tonight. If Gasol does not play, I think Tyreke Evans is an excellent GPP option from the Memphis side of this game.

DeAndre Jordan, C, Los Angeles Clippers

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

33

106.75

27

51.9

11.72

37.55

38.36

DK Salary: $7,300 / FD Salary: $7,500

The Mavericks come into tonight's slate as one of the top matchups for centers in the NBA, allowing 59.29 fantasy points per game to them, and have been abused that trend dates back to last season. The Mavericks are one of the worst rebounding teams in the NBA, allowing 46.1 rebounds per game, and have posted a -5.7-rebound differential so far, this season. In addition to being abused on the glass, the Mavericks are tied for the league-high in opponent field-goal percentage allowed at the rim this season, allowing opponents to shoot 68.5 percent in the restricted area.

Not only is Jordan one of the league's best rebounders, ranking in the 95th percentile this season in rebounding rate amongst big men, he is also one of the most efficient scorers at the rim where he is attempting 88 percent of his field-goal attempts. All signs point to DeAndre putting up a good game tonight and he will be a staple in my lineups tonight.

T.J. McConnell, PG, Philadelphia 76ers

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

28

109.25

16

43.5

15.17

26.60

26.88

DK Salary: $5,000 / FD Salary: $5,000

McConnell has stepped up in the extended absence of Markelle Fultz, playing at least 26 minutes in his last three games, and he has averaged 1.16 DraftKings points per minutes over that period of time. McConnell's usage has risen up to 15.7 percent with his increased role, but the majority of his value comes from his ability to rack up assists. McConnell is assisting on 31.7 percent of the team's made baskets this season and has one of the highest assist-to-usage ratios in the NBA at 1.70.

McConnell matches up against a Hawks team that is allowing 107.6 points per game, while also allowing them to shoot 45.2 percent from the floor and 34.5 percent from three-point range, so the Sixers are in a great spot to put up points. McConnell is still priced at a point where he can pay off his salary for GPPs tonight.



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