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Fred VanVleet (DK: $5,400; FD: $5,000; Y: $19): Toronto will be resting Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry tonight, which almost always provides Fred VanVleet with a 30 minute floor and a 38 minute ceiling. VanVleet will run the point for the majority of the game since Delon Wright will be asked to play a lot of minutes at the 2. In this court situation, VanVleet sees a 5.7% increase in usage and scores 11.31 more fantasy points per 36 minutes. The floor is there for VanVleet and their opponent, the Phoenix Suns provide upside with their atrocious defense. The Suns... Read More
DeAndre’ Bembry (DK: $4,500 FD: $5,400 Y: $15): Our first daily fantasy NBA Must-Have of the night is Hawks SF DeAndre’ Bembry. He gets a matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder, which is critical to his upside, as these two teams rank among the top three in pace of play. With Dedmon and Bazemore both sitting this matchup out, expect Bembry to see a nice uptick in minutes as well. With these guys off the floor, Bembry has just under a 20 percent usage, and scores more than one fantasy point per minute at 1.01. Having topped 25 points on DK... Read More
Terry Rozier (DK: $3,700; FD: $3,900; Y: $19): Our first Must-Have of the night is the Boston Celtics’ point guard, Terry Rozier. Tonight the Celtics will be without star, Kyrie Irving as well as swingman Marcus Smart as they take on the Brooklyn Nets. Rozier will step into the starting lineup tonight in the absence of Kyrie Irving. With Irving and Smart off the court, Rozier will see his minutes rise up into the 30’s and scores 1.05 FPPM on average with a 22.3% usage rate. Brooklyn has been strong on the year defending point guards, but have struggled over... Read More
Brandon Ingram (DK: $6,300; FD: $6,900; Y: $24): Our lone daily fantasy NBA Must-Have for tonight is Lakers wing Brandon Ingram. With Lebron out an extended period, the young stars have taken over the team and have thrived in his absence. Ingram has been huge without James in the lineup; he’s second on the team in usage at 26.4% while scoring 1.02 FPPM. In the nine games without Lebron, Ingram averages 34.9 minutes and 33.5 DK points per game. Tonight, we expect Ingram to see right around 35 minutes once again. In this matchup, the Lakers face off against the... Read More
Domantas Sabonis (DK: $7,500; FD: $7,700; Y: $28): The first daily fantasy NBA Must-Have we have for tonight’s slate is Pacers’ big man, Domantas Sabonis. Sabonis benefits from a banged up Myles Turner, who is missing his third straight game. In the games without Turner, Sabonis has scored at least 35 DK points while averaging 30 minutes. He has been an FPPM beast this year, scoring 1.35 FPPM with 24.8% usage (+0.8% and +.04 FPPM). Taking over the reigns at center, Sabonis is a lock for minutes in the mid 30’s tonight and in the case of a blowout, he... Read More