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We have an outstanding 10-game slate on tap for tonight, with several games projected over 215 points. The Pistons, Rockets, and Pelicans all have team totals over 110, while the Thunder, Raptors, Pacers, and Pacers all fall just under the 110 mark but are excellent teams to target as well. We have had to pay close attention to injuries recently, and that won't change tonight. Ben Simmons, Jeff Teague, DeMar DeRozan, Kemba Walker, Mario Chalmers, Victor Oladipo, Kevin Durant, and Stephen Curry are all names to keep an eye on throughout the day, and we already have several players from Brooklyn listed as doubtful.

Chris Paul, PG/SG, Houston Rockets

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

31 117.5 24 45.5 18.28 41.85 40.92

DK Salary: $8,100 / FD Salary: $8,700

Despite shooting an atrocious 3-of-19 over his last two games, Chris Paul has been nothing short of fantastic since returning from his bruised knee just a few games ago. Paul has eclipsed 30 minutes in back-to-back games, and should start to see closer to 35 once Houston stops blowing out their opponents. Paul has averaged 13 assists per game over the last three contests, while only turning the ball over twice, and has pulled in three steals in two of those games. The Indiana Pacers are allowing opponents to shoot 48 percent from the floor, which should help solve Paul's shooting woes, and have allowed 107.3 points per game to opponents this season. The Pacers are allowing 45.5 fantasy points per game to opposing point guards and rank 19th in defensive efficiency to point guards this season. Paul should have no issues notching a big game against this terrible defense tonight.

Harrison Barnes, SF/PF, Dallas Mavericks

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

34

-

28

39.3

26.03

30.02

30.24

DK Salary: $6,100 / FD Salary: $6,500

I usually recommend Harrison Barnes as a cash game play, due to the number of minutes he plays, but tonight he comes in as one of my favorite mid-range GPP options. The Brooklyn Nets rank near the bottom of the NBA in fantasy points allowed to every position, and they are allowing a massive 113.7 points per game to opponents. They are allowing 47.2 rebounds per game to opponents while allowing 46.9 points in the paint. Barnes is averaging 35 minutes per game over his last six games while chipping in 19 points and 8 rebounds per game during that span. The Nets are allowing opponents to shoot 42 percent on mid-range attempts, where Barnes is attempting 45 percent of his shots this season. The Nets inability to defend shooters in the paint or keep opponents off the glass ensures Barnes will have plenty of opportunities to pile up the points and pull down boards. The pace of the Nets should force Dallas to play faster than usual, which is a situation Barnes thrives in, making him even more appealing for me.

Reggie Jackson, PG, Detroit Pistons

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

28

114.25

30

51.13

24.36

28.55

27.60

DK Salary: $5,900 / FD Salary: $5,800

Despite the fact that Jackson hasn't played over 30 minutes in nearly a month, he is a player I am recommending tonight as he faces off against the Phoenix Suns. As we already know, the Suns are the worst defense in the NBA, allowing 115.1 points per game, while allowing the most fantasy points per game to opposing point guards. The Suns struggle to defend the pick-and-roll and on spot-up possessions, two areas where Jackson is incredibly effective this season, and I expect him to attack those weaknesses tonight. Jackson has at least 10 field-goal attempts in 7 of his last 10 games, while also chipping in a healthy amount of assists and rebounds. He has a solid 25.5 percent usage rate, meaning the ball will be in his hands plenty, and he will have every opportunity to rack up a big game tonight in what should be a fast-paced affair.

Dennis Smith Jr., PG/SG, Dallas Mavericks

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

29

-

28

48.1

30.47

29.89

28.17

DK Salary: $5,600 / FD Salary: $5,800

After several games of hanging around in the mid-to-upper 20's in fantasy points, it is time for Dennis Smith Jr. to break out with a huge performance against the Nets tonight. Smith continues to lead the team with a 30.47 percent usage rate and faces off against a Nets squad that is allowing almost 50 fantasy points per game to opponents. They are allowing 113.7 points to opponents while allowing them to shoot 46.8 percent from the floor while allowing opponents to shoot 63.7 percent at the rim. Smith ranks in the 94th percentile among all combo guards in the NBA with 42 percent of his shots coming at the rim, with the Nets allowing 28 attempts there per game. With no one to stop Smith from driving to the basket, and their overall lack of defense, Smith is in line for a massive break out game and he will be a staple in my lineups.

Steven Adams, C, Oklahoma City Thunder

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

32

108.75

11

51.5

15.52

28.18

18.81

DK Salary: $5,500 / FD Salary: $5,600

With the Magic's struggles on the glass, and in the paint, it is tough to overlook Adams tonight in a dream matchup. Not only does he dominate the glass, ranking in the top-15 of all centers in rebound chances per game, 17.4, but he also ranks third in the NBA in paint touches per game at 11.3. The Magic are surrendering 46.6 rebounds per game, so Adams should have no problems pulling down double-digit boards tonight and have allowed a whopping 48.9 points in the paint per game this season. Adams has seen at least 30 minutes in six of the last 10 games, meaning he should be on the floor for significant minutes against the porous Magic defense that is giving up 51.5 fantasy points per game to centers.



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