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NBA DFS Picks: FREE 2/12 DFS Building Blocks: Karl-Anthony Towns, Value Plays and MORE

Eric MacPherson



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Wednesday, Feb. 12 has our last large slate (11 games) before we head into the All-Star Break. Before you lock in your NBA DFS lineups and NBA DFS picks on DraftKings, FanDuel, Yahoo and FantasyDraft, make sure to check out Awesemo’s NBA DFS rankings and projections. Let’s dig into some NBA DFS Picks, including Karl-Anthony Towns, Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe and more.

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NBA DFS Picks: Prime Time Players

Karl-Anthony Towns: Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Charlotte Hornets

DraftKings $10,500, FanDuel $10,300, Yahoo $48; Ownership Rating (preliminary run): DraftKings 28.0%, FanDuel 32.8% Yahoo 31.8%

Karl-Anthony Towns has missed 17 games with various injuries. In theory, this should mean he has less overall wear-and-tear than other players at this point of the season. Plus, he should at least be engaged, if not happy, with his buddy D’Angelo Russell now in the fold.

In the 35 games he has played, Towns is averaging a tick shy of 34 minutes per contest. In those outings, he has 26.5 points, 10.8 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 2.2 combined blocks/steals. The crazy thing with Towns is that he is currently averaging 7.9 3-point attempts per game, the same as Bradley Beal (32.3%) and Zach LaVine (38.5%), and he is making them at a 41.2% clip.

While Charlotte is playing at the slowest pace in the league at 94.1 possessions per 48 minutes, they are allowing 114.1 points per 100 possessions, which is among the worst in the league over their last 15 games. The Hornets are a terrible rebounding team and they are hemorrhaging points in the paint.

As a final incentive, Towns has 24 double-doubles in his 35 games which provides a lot of safety as well as a bonus on SuperDraft and DraftKings.

NBA DFS Picks: Good Value 

Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe: Milwaukee Bucks at Indiana Pacers

Middleton: DraftKings $8,800, FanDuel $7,200, Yahoo $38; Ownership Rating (preliminary run): DraftKings 4.3%, FanDuel 40.3% Yahoo 10.6%

Bledsoe: DraftKings $7,700, FanDuel $6,700, Yahoo $29; Ownership Rating (preliminary run): DraftKings 10.1%, FanDuel 41.7% Yahoo 30.2%

We know that Giannis Antetokounmpo is away from the team celebrating the birth of his child. When he is off the court, Khris Middleton averages 1.4 fantasy points per minute, which is a 16.7% increase over his season average. Eric Bledsoe gets a 26.1% increase to 1.45 fantasy points per minute.

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Bledsoe has played in three of five games that Giannis has missed, averaging 30.6 minutes, 29.5 points, 3.3 3-pointers made, 5.7 rebounds, 8.0 assists and 1.3 combined blocks/steals for 53 fantasy points per game.

Middleton has played in all five games without Antetokounmpo, averaging 31.8 minutes, 29.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 1.0 combined blocks/steals for 51.5 fantasy points.

Victor Oladipo returned seven games ago with the Pacers winning his first game and then losing the next six. Over those seven games (Oladipo sat out the loss to New Orleans on Feb. 8), Indiana is allowing 112.0 points per 100 possessions which is four more than their season average. In the last five games, the Pacers have allowed 106 points to Brooklyn, 124 to New Orleans, 115 to Toronto, 119 at Toronto and 112 to Dallas without Luka Doncic.

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NBA DFS Picks: SuperDraft

Eric Bledsoe: Milwaukee Bucks at Indiana Pacers – 1.55x multiplier

Khris Middleton: Milwaukee Bucks at Indiana Pacers – 1.3x multiplier

Julius Randle: New York Knicks vs. Washington Wizards – 1.3x multiplier

Caris LeVert: Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors – 1.75x multiplier

Jrue Holiday and Lonzo Ball: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Portland Trailblazers – 1.40x multiplier

Our standout SuperDraft recommendations for today are teammates Eric Bledsoe and Khris Middleton who were detailed above. Julius Randle has a nice 1.3 multiplier in an uptempo game against the Washington Wizards who have struggled with rebounding all season. Finally, we have Caris LeVert who is sliding in with a 1.75 multiplier. In the four games he has started during the absence of Kyrie Irving, LeVert has taken 13, 18, 20 and 20 field goal attempts.

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Final Thoughts

There are 22 teams in action tonight, so we should have all the value plays we need to facilitate a stars-and-scrubs lineup construction and scores will likely be off the charts. Be sure to tune in to the Deeper Dive/Live Before Lock shows on YouTube, Twitch and Periscope beginning at 5 p.m. EST tonight for all of the up-to-date information.

As always, you can reach out to me in premium Slack or on Twitter @EMacDFS if you have any NBA DFS questions about DraftKings, FanDuel, Yahoo or FantasyDraft.

Good Luck, NBA DFS Gamers! ~ EMac

Eric "EMac" MacPherson won the 2007 Fantasy Baseball grand prize (trip for two to the MLB All-Star game) in the Roto format on ESPN. He won again in 2008, this time in the H2H format. As one of the early adopters of daily fantasy sports, EMac has been providing content for baseball and basketball as well as both professional and college football since 2012 for a variety of websites including DraftKings Playbook, FanVice, RotoWorld, Daily Fantasy Bootcamp, and RotoGrinders. He is well into his third decade of fantasy sports and has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Follow him on Twitter @EMacDFS or contact EMac by emailing [email protected].

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