NBA DFS DraftKings.com & FanDuel.com Lineups & Picks for February 10, 2018
For the 2/10/18 NBA DFS slate, we’re laying out our top picks for guards, forwards, and centers for Cash and GPP lineups on DraftKings and FanDuel. The info below can also be used for crafting your fantasy basketball strategy on Draft DFS.
Please note the advice below is relevant for daily fantasy purposes. A player or team might be better or worse from a fantasy perspective than in real life due to matchup, price, and lots of other factors. This is important to consider when constructing a roster.
Injuries play a huge role in NBA DFS on a nightly basis, and value plays at the various daily fantasy sites can arise at a moment’s notice. Always, always check the starting lineups and injury news right before tipoff.
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PLAYERS RULED OUT
Nikola Vucevic (hand)
Kris Dunn (concussion)
Aaron Gordon (hip)
John Wall (knee)
Lonzo Ball (knee)
Isaiah Thomas (trade)
Malcolm Brogdon (quad)
Dejounte Murray (ankle)
Tony Parker (back)
Trevor Ariza (hamstring)
Mason Plumlee (calf)
INJURY NEWS TO MONITOR
Joel Embiid (ankle)
Devin Booker (hip)
Markieff Morris (hand)
John Henson (hamstring)
Milos Teodosic (foot)
Harrison Barnes (ankle)
Best NBA DFS Picks for February 10, 2018
Bradley Beal @ CHI ($9.0k DraftKings, $9.3k FanDuel)
The Bulls are coming off an exhausting shootout against the defensively challenged Wolves. They could be tired, while the Wizards have been licking their wounds after blowing a game in overtime to their Boston rivals. Everything is running through Bradley Beal for Washington with John Wall (knee) out, and he could lead his team in a bounce-back effort against a Bulls team that gives up the fourth-most FPPG (43.66) and third-most PPG (23.77) to opposing SGs this season. Beal dropped 39 points in his only meeting with Chicago this year.
Jamal Murray @ PHO ($6.5k DraftKings, $7.1k FanDuel)
This seems like a very low price tag for Jamal Murray on DraftKings considering the upside he’s flashed lately. It’s a juicy matchup too. Phoenix gives up the second-most PPG (23.18) to opposing PGs and most PPG (112.5) overall this season. Murray is averaging 19.6 PPG, 4.6 APG, and 4.2 RPG while playing 33.3 MPG over his last five appearances. He’s moving atop the pecking order in the Nuggets’ crowded backcourt. Aside from a weak game against the Warriors in which he banged up his quad, he’s been red hot, shooting 12-for-22 from 3-point range in his other previous three appearances.
D.J. Augustin vs. MIL ($4.7k DraftKings, $6.2k FanDuel)
On DraftKings, D.J. Augustin remains a fantastic value. He’s not a bad option as a mid-tier play on FanDuel either. With Elfrid Payton shipped off to Phoenix, Augustin has the keys to Orlando’s offense, which ranks seventh in the NBA in pace and averages 107.1 PPG since the start of January. Nikola Vucevic (hand) and Aaron Gordon (hip) both remain out, so the Magic will look to run offense from the outside in with Evan Fournier ($6.3k, $6.5k) and Augustin facilitating.
Others to Consider: Lou Williams, Eric Bledsoe, Gary Harris, Evan Fournier, Josh Hart, Danny Green, Tomas Satoransky, Patty Mills
Kevin Durant vs. SA ($9.6k DraftKings, $10.5k FanDuel)
Kevin Durant has been a force for the Warriors on the offensive and defensive end as per usual. Tonight, he faces a Spurs team ill-equipped to contain him with Kawhi Leonard (quad) still on the shelf. Durant shoots 43.2 percent from 3-point range and averages an impressive two blocks per game at Oracle Arena. The Dubs will likely need a full effort from their stars to dispatch the disciplined Spurs.
Dario Saric vs. LAC ($6.7k DraftKings, $7.1k FanDuel)
As usual, Joel Embiid (ankle) is questionable to play on the second half of a B2B set tonight. And his ankle injury only adds to the unlikelihood he suits up. When Embiid is off the floor this season, Dario Saric sees a team-high 4.2 percent rise in usage rate (to 26.2) and averages 1.08 FPs per minute. Clearly, he’s a solid mid-tier option to consider against a poor Clippers defense. They’re even more vulnerable at the PF position since dealing Blake Griffin. The Clips have allowed the fifth-most RPG (12.82) and eighth-most FPPG (48.79) to opposing PFs over the past month.
T.J. Warren vs. DEN ($6.4k DraftKings, $7.0k FanDuel)
While he flopped in a blowout loss to the Spurs on Wednesday, T.J. Warren will definitely be worth a look tonight. This game boasts one of the highest over/unders (219) on Saturday’s slate. Devin Booker (hip) could miss a third consecutive game, PG Tyler Ulis (back) is questionable, and Warren posts a 29.2 percent usage rate when both those players are off the floor. Denver is vulnerable to lengthy wings since the Nuggets often run three-guard lineups. Warren managed 38 points on 16-of-33 FG shooting over two meetings with Denver this season.
Others to Consider: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Ben Simmons, Tobias Harris, Mario Hezonja, Kyle Kuzma, Dwight Powell, Marquese Chriss
LaMarcus Aldridge @ GSW ($8.2k DraftKings, $8.8k FanDuel)
If you want to target the Warriors-Spurs game, LaMarcus Aldridge is close to a must-play as the Spurs’ primary offensive option. He’s been carrying his squad with averages of 25 PPG, 7.8 RPG, and 3.0 APG over his last five appearances. He also has the length to produce against Draymond Green. Aldridge went for 24 points and 10 boards despite shooting just 8-of-22 from the field in a meeting with the Warriors earlier this season, and he makes for a great GPP play tonight against a Dubs team struggling to contain opposing bigs.
Julius Randle vs. DAL ($7.0k DraftKings, $7.2k FanDuel)
Sizable rebounders have been a thorn in the Mavericks’ side at every turn this season. Julius Randle could be the latest big man to dominate that aging and under-sized frontcourt. The Texas native dropped 23 points and 15 boards in a previous meeting with Dallas and has been rolling with averages 18.6 PPG and 8.5 RPG over his last nine appearances. Dallas allows the third-most RPG (17.42) to opposing centers over the last month, and Randle is snaring 11 rebounds per 36 minutes this season.
Others to Consider: Nikola Jokic, DeAndre Jordan, Pau Gasol, Marcin Gortat
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