Fred VanVleet (DK: $7,300 FD: $7,700): Our overall Must-Have for tonight’s NBA slate is Fred VanVleet as his Kyle Lowry-less Raptors take on the Atlanta Hawks. VanVleet has stepped up in Lowry’s absence, helping keep the offense afloat. His usage rate without Lowry on the floor this year rises to nearly 25% as opposed to 19% when Lowry does play. He has taken on big minutes, playing under 35 minutes in just one game since Lowry went down with an injury. VanVleet is projected to see 38 minutes tonight and has averaged just over 1 FPPM on DK and FD this season. His FPPM rises to 1.15 when Lowry isn’t playing which bodes well for his long outings that he has had without Lowry this season. VanVleet has averaged just about 17.5 points per game and 7.5 assists per game to go along with 4 rebounds though these numbers don’t show how effective he has been without Lowry on this six game run. In the 6 games since Lowry’s injury, VanVleet has posted over 38 DK/FD points in all but one game where he had 33. VanVleet has a high floor tonight with great upside and is a lock in all formats tonight against the Hawks!
Aaron Holiday (FD: $4,000): Our Must-Have for FanDuel users is Aaron Holiday as the Pacers take on the Magic minus two starters tonight. Holiday has seen his projected 26 minute total in the last seven games and could likely see more. He has had at least 21.5 FD points in all but one of those games and hasn’t scored less than 24 FD points in his last 4 games. His usage rate this season has been right around 21% and he has averaged .91 FPPM on FD so far this season. Holiday has shot 43% from deep this season while scoring just about 10 points per game with 4 assists and 3 boards after a slow start to the season when he saw very few minutes. With this huge misprice tonight, likely due to the low total and slower projected pace of play in the Magic-Pacers game, Holiday is a lock for FanDuel lineups tonight!
Andre Drummond (DK: $8,300): Our DraftKings only Must-Have for tonight is none other than Andre Drummond. We picked on DK early in the season with their mispricings for Drummond with Blake Griffin out and he dominated. Now, with Blake being back Drummond’s price has dropped. However, DK forgot that the Pistons have said that Griffin will sit out B2Bs early on in the season. So, with Blake resting once again, Drummond is a lock at his deflated price. With no Griffin on the floor this season, Drummond has averaged an insane 1.5 FPPM average to go with a 25% usage rate. Drummond is an absolute lock on DraftKings tonight in all formats. Good luck!
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