Five-game slate, $7,000 in prizes, why not try your hand at Daily Fantasy Sports with Moneyball? There are plenty of fantasy friendly match-ups to target today, so making a winning team might be easier than you think! Here are our NBA DFS tips to get you started!
D’Angelo Russell ($6,800)
D’Angelo Russell is in great form and he’s coming up against one of the best match-ups in basketball. The Phoenix Suns play at a fast pace and they don’t play a lot of defense. Russell is averaging 32 fantasy points over the last five and has broken 35+ points twice in that stretch. With a good match-up, it seems likely he will do that again today.
Patty Mills ($3,600)
It’s not hard to recommend an Aussie when he’s coming off a 35.2 fantasy point performance and is only worth $3,600. Mills lit it up with a 17/10 performance in 26 minutes in Parkers absence and with Parker missing again with a sore back, Mills is every chance to repeat.
Devin Booker ($6,600)
There aren’t many clear cut options at shooting guard today, but Booker provides a high-upside pick with a good match-up, and he’s also coming off of a strong game. The LA/PHX game should be faced paced, without a lot of defense. So having exposure to this match-up today is a strong strategy.
Justin Anderson ($3,500)
Justin Anderson has fit in well with Philly after coming across from the Mavs at the trade deadline. He’s playing 20+ minutes a game and he’s scored 29 or more fantasy points twice in the last three games. If he continues this production Philly should continue to give him more minutes, which will lead to more production in turn.
Kawhi Leonard ($10,200)
Kawhi is more expensive in DFS now than he has ever been. Mostly because he’s been on a run of form that he’s never had before. Kawhi has dropped 30 points more times this year than he has for his whole career. However, $10,200 is a big number for a guy that doesn’t put up the gaudy lines of Westbrook, Harden or LeBron James. Can Kawhi continue to deliver?
I don’t usually like to go for the narrative play, but coming off of a nights rest in preparation for OKC, does it seem likely that Kawhi puts up another MVP performance against another one of his MVP competitors? To me, it seems likely.
Alan Williams ($4,700)
Looking through his game log, it feels almost impossible to not play Alan Williams. It seems as if the guy is dropping 30+ every night, heck, he’s even dropped 40+ before. Who knows if this is sustainable, but as long as he’s at this price, you should capitalise on a run of form like this while you can.
Julius Randle ($6,900)
A fast paced match-up means plenty of rebounds and plenty of transition opportunities for Julius Randle, who’s coming off a 13 point, 18 rebound, 10 assist triple-double. If Randle can rebound the ball like that again against the Suns, he will have every opportunity to put up another massive fantasy score.
Jusuf Nurkic ($6,100)
Jusuf Nurkic has been a revelation for the Trailblazers and for their fanbase, as the teams acquired him along with a first-round pick in exchange for Mason Plumlee. The crazy thing about that is, so far Nurkic has looked better than Plumlee. He’s scored 30+ fantasy points in his last four games, including 50 in one, and he’s currently averaging over 8+ rebounds and 4+ assists, as well as scoring 15+ points per game. There may not be a better value for money buy at center right now.