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We have a massive 11-game slate to attack tonight, with a lot of great matchups. Vegas has four of tonight's matchups pegged at totals over 218 and only one game, CHI at OKC, projects to be a blowout. There is a lot of injury news to pay attention to today, Carmelo Anthony and Mike Conley being two of the most important situations to monitor, and very few stars over $10,000. Overall this looks to be a very attack-able slate in GPPs, and a few places where we can find some edge on the field.

Joel Embiid, C, Philadelphia 76ers

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

31 110.75 4 47.4 34.06 49.29 49.91

DK Salary: $8,600 / FD Salary: $9,700

After playing 36 minutes against the Clippers on Monday, it looks like “The Process" may fully be unleashed for the Sixers and his price doesn't currently reflect the production Embiid puts out when playing normal minutes. Embiid is putting up a massive 1.49 DraftKings points per minute this season, while averaging 20.9 points and 10.8 assists. He is averaging 43 fantasy points per game on the season and has notched over 50 fantasy points in two of his last five games. He has attempted at least 15 shots in four of those contests and can easily pull down double-digit boards against a Lakers team that is surrendering 46 rebounds per game to opponents. The Lakers are allowing 47.4 fantasy points per game to opposing centers this season, while allowing 49.4 points in the paint, putting Embiid in an excellent spot to exceed value at his price.

Marc Gasol, C, Memphis Grizzlies

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

30

104.75

23

54.5

26.28

34.69

34.61

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

Tonight's matchup between the Pacers and Grizzlies doesn't present a lot of fantasy appeal, but I am extremely interested in at least one player from the Memphis side of this game.

Gasol gets one of the best matchups for opposing big men on the slate, as the Pacers are allowing the seventh most fantasy points per game to opposing centers, 54.5, and have allowed 45 rebounds per game to opponents. The Pacers are allowing over 50 points in the paint to opponents this season, while also allowing them to shoot a blistering 65 percent at the rim, where Gasol has attempted 58 percent of his shots this season. The Pacers are allowing opponents to shoot 48 percent from the floor this season, as well, which should help Gasol cure the shooting woes he has had over the last five games.

Kemba Walker, PG, Charlotte Hornets

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

32

107.5

29

49.9

26.48

37.36

.5.97

DK Salary: $7,400 / FD Salary: $7,800

Well, the Cleveland Cavaliers are on tonight's slate, so of course, I am going to be attacking them with as many pieces as I can. The best place to start attacking Cleveland is at the point guard position, where they rank near the bottom of the NBA in defensive efficiency, allowing 49.9 fantasy points per game to them. They are allowing 112.5 points per game, while allowing opponents to shoot 47.5 percent from the field, and have been turning the ball over 16.3 times per game.

Walker is always on of my favorite point guard options to roster on a nightly basis, as he almost always goes overlooked, and he has been outstanding for the Hornets this season, producing 21.7 points with 6.6 assists per game. Walker is coming off a 44.75 DraftKings points performance against the Celtics, and has eclipsed 40 DraftKings points in five of his 12 games this season. This game will be in Charlotte, which should help quell the fears of those that believe in his home/road splits, and we should see him put up a huge game tonight.

Kris Dunn, PG/SG, Chicago Bulls

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

32

-

5

41.3

26.39

24.96

25.92

DK Salary: $4,900 / FD Salary: $6,100

With Justin Holiday sidelined for tonight's contest in OKC, the Chicago Bulls will shuffle their lineup around once again and move Kris Dunn into the starting lineup next to Jerian Grant. Since returning from injury seven games ago, Dunn has been impressive, averaging 25 DraftKings points per game in 25.3 minutes. He has been shooting the ball extremely well, hitting 43 percent of his shots, and has been a hound on defense, pulling in three or more steals in four of his seven contests. Without Holiday on the floor this season, Dunn is averaging 1.03 fantasy points per minute with a usage rate of 30.1 percent, which should put him in an excellent position to succeed tonight, despite the average matchup.

T.J. McConnell, PG, Philadelphia 76ers

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

31

110.75

20

48.5

14.68

26.68

26.97

DK Salary: $4,500 / FD Salary: $5,100

McConnell has stepped up into a larger role with Fultz and Bayless sidelined recently, and tonight he gets an excellent matchup against the Lakers. McConnell has been slumping over the last three games, which has led to a price drop, making this an even more appealing spot to target McConnell. McConnell's has only averaged 5.5 field-goal attempts over his last four games, compared to the 8.75 per game he was attempting just a few games ago when he was exceeding value with ease, but the lack of shots shouldn't be an issue tonight as the Sixers and Lakers should be playing at a fairly high pace.

The Lakers rank 24th in defensive efficiency against opposing point guards this season, allowing them to score 49 fantasy points per game, and have allowed opponents to shoot 45 percent from the floor. McConnell's floor, and upside, is further boosted tonight, as the Lakers are turning the ball over 18.1 times per game, and he should find his way on the receiving end of a few extra steals.



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