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We get a break from the larger slates today, with today only being five games, but we still have plenty of injury news to keep an eye on. As of right now, it looks Devin Booker and Jeff Teague are the biggest pieces of news, with Wilson Chandler also being an important piece of news to keep an eye on. The matchup between Phoenix and Chicago looks to be a high scoring affair, although there is no total at the moment, with the Miami at Cleveland matchup being the highest projected total at 214.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, SF/PF, Milwaukee Bucks

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

37 103 12 45.8 32.64 49.26 50.41

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

With LeBron facing off against his former team in Miami, there is a decent chance the crowds overlook Giannis tonight, which would be a huge mistake. Giannis comes into tonight on the heels of a 50 fantasy points performance against the Jazz and faces a Kings team giving up 105 points per game, while allowing opponents to shoot a massive 62 percent at the rim. Giannis has a 32.64 percent usage rate, even with Bledsoe on the team, and has played 39 minutes in back-to-back games. The Kings struggle to defend the pick-and-roll, allowing ball handlers to score .89 points per possession, and the roll man to average 1.12 points per possession, and Giannis excels in both roles. Giannis should be able to get to the rim with ease tonight, and is in a great spot to pull down double-digit boards as well.

Goran Dragic, PG, Miami Heat

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

34

102.25

24

49.1

26.77

37.40

36.38

DK Salary: $7,500 / FD Salary: $6,900

The Cavs played solid defense against the Sixers yesterday, and have been a decent defense as of late, but that isn't going to stop me from targeting them again tonight. Dragic is my top target here, and he comes into tonight's game riding a three-game hot streak. Dragic is averaging 37.25 fantasy points over those three contests, and has attempted 17, 14, and 11 shots in them. He is shooting 52 percent from the floor, including 57.9 percent from beyond-the-arc. The Cavs, prior to last night, ranked 25th in the NBA in defensive efficiency against point guards, allowing 48.64 per game, and had surrendered 110.1 points per game. They allowed opponents to shoot 46.9 percent from the floor, including 38.3 percent from three point range, and had were one of the worst teams in the NBA defending isolation, transition, and spot up shooters. Dragic ranks first on the team in isolation points per possession, 1.15, third in transition at 1.19 points per possession, and first on spot ups at 1.39 points per possession. Everything lines up for Dragic to come out and put up a great game against the Cavs tonight.

Lauri Markkanen, PF, Chicago Bulls

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

31

107

30

48

21.78

30.07

29.76

DK Salary: $6,700 / FD Salary: $6,900

The rookie out of Arizona has been the lone bright spot for the Bulls this season and he gets an excellent matchup against the Suns, a matchup he dominated just last week. Markkanen notched 26 points with 13 rebounds in that game, and is line for a similar outing again tonight. The Suns are giving up the most points per game to opponents, 115.9, the most rebounds per game, 47.5, the most points in the paint, 49.9, while also ranking in the bottom of the NBA in opponent field goal and three-point percentage allowed. The Suns are allowing a league high 48 fantasy points to opposing power forwards and have no one that can defend Markkanen on the perimeter. Markkanen excels in transition, averaging 1.25 points per possession, and as the pick-and-roll ball handler, averaging 1.00 points per possession, which are two areas where Phoenix struggles to defend this season. He also shoots nearly 50 percent of his shots as above-the-break threes, where the Suns are allowing opponents to shoot 37 percent. Everything points to Markkanen having a big game tonight.

Otto Porter, SF/PF, Washington Wizards

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

34

104

4

39.4

16.68

30.41

30.50

DK Salary: $6,400 / FD Salary: $7,300

John Wall's two week absence from Washington is going to open up a hefty amount of usage and shot attempts, and while Bradley Beal gets all the talk, it is Otto Porter that interests me the most tonight. Wall being out opens up an average of 16 shots per game, and 27.7 percent usage, with Porter gaining an additional 4.3 percent usage. He also picks up an extra 2.24 field goal attempts per 36 minutes, while averaging an additional 4.27 fantasy points per 36 minutes. Porter has averaged 36.8 fantasy points in three games without Wall this season, while shooting 56.1 percent from the floor. The Wolves will likely throw Jimmy Butler on Bradley Beal tonight, meaning Porter will square off with Andrew Wiggins, who owns a -.90 defensive real-plus minus this season. With Wall out, and Beal locked down by Butler, I would expect even more of the offense to flow through Porter tonight, putting him in a great spot to crush.

Mike James, PG, Phoenix Suns

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

20

105

27

47.4

24.29

19.11

18.81

DK Salary: $4,600 / FD Salary: $4,400

There is a lot to like about tonight's matchup between the Bulls and Suns, and Mike James is one of those players that I think can play an important part of GPP success. James is essentially splitting minutes with Ulis at the point guard position, but he has outplayed him for the majority of the season, including last week against the Bulls. James notched 26.8 fantasy points in 26 minutes and his offensive skill set lines up with the many flaws in Chicago's defense. The Bulls are allowing 106.9 points per game to opponents, while allowing them to shoot 46.7 percent from the floor and 38.7 percent from three-point range. The Bulls are allowing .89 points per possession in isolation, where James is averaging a whopping 1.06 points per possession, while also struggling to defend in transition and on spot ups. James has attempted at least 10 shots in six of the last 10 games, and is a much needed scorer, and I expect him to shoot the lights out tonight.



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