When our National Basketball Association (NBA) experts have important information or updates on individual players, injuries, match-ups, positions, or other specific aspects of a sport, they share it in a Spotlight. These articles provide in-depth analysis on how to reveal hidden value in the world of daily fantasy sports. This is where you will find key advantages that can launch your lineups to the top of your contests.
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Must-Have #1 Ben Simmons (DK: $7,800; FD: $9,900): Our first Must-Have comes from the first game of the day with a 231.5 total and only a 5.5 point spread in favor of the 76ers. With Joel Embiid out, Ben Simmons has a 23.8% usage rate and scores at an efficient 1.22 FPPM. He also gets a matchup with the Brooklyn Nets, who have given up 52.39 DK PPG this season to point guards, which ranks 25th in the league. In 4 games vs Brooklyn this year, Simmons has averaged 43.55 DK points – and Joel Embiid played in each of... Read More
Russell Westbrook (DK: $11,800 FD: $12,100): Our first NBA Must-Have of the night is the walking triple-double Russ Westbrook. With all of the value available tonight, we believe that there will be too much salary on the table to not target Westy as a top-tier stud. We expect the Thunder to use Russ with his usual run tonight, as they look for a win to ensure they can avoid Golden State in the first round of the playoffs. He will face off against a Bucks team that is sitting perennial DPOY year candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo as well. On top of... Read More
Jemerrio Jones (DK: $3,400; FD $3,600): Our overall NBA Must-Have for tonight’s slate is Jemerrio Jones. Before grabbing the start on Sunday, Jones had played 25 and 27 minutes respectively. He would be a great play at his price with those minutes alone. However, on Sunday when he grabbed the start, he played a whopping 37 minutes. Now, 37 minutes is a high mark for him obviously, but in a tight rotation of potentially only eight players tonight, he has the upside to hit that mark again. With all of the different Lakers out tonight, it provides us a tiny... Read More
Trey Burke (DK: $4,600; FD: $4,200): Our first NBA Must-Have of the night is the former Michigan Wolverine, Trey Burke. Tonight, Burke will benefit from the absence of Luka Doncic and Jalen Brunson. This season, with both off the court, Burke holds a 27.2% usage rate and scores 1.1 FPPM. Burke will likely see close to 30 minutes in a tight matchup against the also-tanking Grizzlies. The Griz have their own injury issues and Vegas has the game at a four-point spread. The increase in minutes and usage makes Burke a lock at his current price and we are starting our... Read More
With Jimmy Butler out tonight, our New MH is: Buddy Hield (DK: $6,900; FD: $7,700): Our new solo Must-Have of the night is former Wooden Award winner Buddy Hield. Hield’s minutes have been consistent, having topped 30 minutes in nine of his last ten contests. Since the beginning of March, Hield is averaging 21/5/3 along with a steal per game. Even better, he is averaging nine three point attempts per game over this stretch. This is critical tonight as he is going up against a Cavs team that is allowing the second highest three point percentage in basketball this season.... Read More