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After three games last night, we are blessed with a huge 10-game slate to breakdown. There are a few great games to target tonight, headlined by the Bucks taking on the Cavaliers, and the Nets taking on the Nuggets. Vegas has the Nets at Nuggets projected at 234 points, so we definitely want to get some exposure to that game. As far as injuries go, John Wall is the most important news to monitor, however we do need to monitor the status of Domantas Sabonis as well.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, PG/SF, Milwaukee Bucks

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

39 107.5 27 46.7 34.37 53.04 53.82

DK Salary: $10,800 / FD Salary: $11,700

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been an absolute mess on defense this season, allowing 113.4 points per game to opponents and I will be taking full advantage of their lack of defense when building my lineups tonight. Giannis is the first place I am going to start, and after three bad outings, I am hoping that I am able to get him at lower ownership. Giannis has failed to eclipse 50 DraftKings points in those three outings, after dropping over 60 in his first five games. Giannis' 33.8 percent usage rate is the highest on the slate and he is second behind DeMarcus Cousins in fantasy points per minute at 1.53.

I mentioned that the Cavs have been atrocious on defense this season and that doesn't seem to be changing any time soon. In addition to allowing over 113 points per game to opponents, they are also allowing opponents to shoot 47.7 percent from the floor and 63.1 percent at the rim. Giannis is attempting 53 percent of his shots at the rim, and without Tristan Thompson there, the Cavs will have no one that can stop him.

Rudy Gobert, C, Utah Jazz

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

30

106

27

57.3

17.1

36.42

37.88

DK Salary: $7,900 / FD Salary: $8,100

It has been a disappointing season for Gobert from a DFS perspective, but tonight I am hoping he breaks out of his funk and posts a huge game against the Sixers. Philly will be without Joel Embiid, meaning Gobert will have ample opportunities to feast on all the undersized players they will throw at him. The Sixers defense has struggled this season without Embiid on the floor, posting a defensive rating of 109.9 and they are allowing the third most fantasy points per game to centers, 60.5, this season. Their defensive weakness in the paint is a perfect fit for Gobert's offensive strengths as the Sixers are allowing opponents to shoot 66.5 percent at the rim this season, where Gobert is attempting 81 percent of his shots. Gobert's price tag is tough to pay for, considering how bad he has been, but I expect him to pay that tag off tonight.

Khris Middleton, SG/SF, Milwaukee Bucks

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

36

107.5

27

39

26.47

34.69

35.55

DK Salary: $7,000 / FD Salary: $7,500

As I mentioned when discussing Giannis, the Cavaliers defense has been atrocious this season, and I want to get plenty of exposure to the Bucks tonight. If you are going to fade Giannis, then I would strongly suggest plugging Middleton in your lineups, and I am actually going to be using both in my lineups as stacking against Cleveland has been a profitable affair this season. Middleton is the second leading scorer on this team, averaging 19 points per game this season, and is second in usage on this squad at 26.47 percent. The Cavaliers are allowing opponents to shoot 47.7 percent from the floor and 41.7 percent from three, so I am optimistic he can get hot from the floor. He has attempted at least 15 shots in six of the first nine games, and as we saw against Atlanta and Charlotte, if he gets hot he will keep shooting. Middleton is playing a ton of minutes this season, so as long as Cleveland doesn't get blown out, we should see him on the floor a lot against a terrible defensive team.

Steven Adams, C, Oklahoma City Thunder

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

30

107.5

29

54.5

15.1

27.91

28.86

DK Salary: $5,900 / FD Salary: $6,200

Coming off of a rough game against Portland, it is time to head back to the Steven Adams well in an excellent matchup against the Kings. Adams is enjoying a nice season so far, averaging 12.4 points and 8.3 rebounds per game, and he has pulled down double-digit boards in four of OKC's 9 games this season. Adams has seen at least 30 minutes in all but two of those games, and if you are going to give me 30 minutes of an excellent rebounding big man against the Kings, I am going to take it. The Kings are allowing the second-most fantasy points to centers at 54.5, and they are allowing the fifth-most rebounds per game at 46.6. As long as OKC doesn't blow the doors off the Kings tonight, Adams is in an excellent spot to put up a great game and he will likely go overlooked here.

Donovan Mitchell, PG/SG, Utah Jazz

Projected Minutes

Team Total

DvP

FPPG Allowed

Usage Rate

DK Projection

FD Projection

25

106

30

42.9

29.18

20.45

20.05

DK Salary: $4,600 / FD Salary: $5,200

The Donovan Mitchell hype train has reached full speed and it is time to jump on before the train gets full. After a slow start to the season, Mitchell has busted out and has averaged 36 DraftKings points per game over the last three games. Mitchell has seen his minutes increase over those last three games, and he has attempted at least 20 shots in two of those three games. Dating back to the start of the season, Mitchell has played at least 25 minutes in six of Utah's 10 games, and he has attempted at least 13 shots in five of those 10 games. He has finally found his offensive game, shooting 46.2 percent from the floor over the last five games, and this is an excellent matchup for him against a Sixers team that is allowing the most fantasy points in the NBA to shooting guards this season. Mitchell has posted a massive 29.18 usage rate and the coaching staff is running a significant amount of the offense through him when he is on the floor. There aren't a lot of great value options to choose from early on, so Mitchell is going to find his way into a lot of my lineups.



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