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High-Upside NBA Daily Fantasy Picks for DraftKings & FanDuel Lineups Tonight | 2/15/22




On the schedule for Tuesday night is a seven-game slate. There a few big names that carry questionable tags tonight, specifically Ja Morant (ankle), so be sure to watch the Awesemo NBA Starting Lineups page closely today for updates on each team before making your NBA picks. Below are some NBA daily fantasy basketball picks that stand out for tonight’s slate using Awesemo’s Boom/Bust Tool and NBA DFS projections.

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Boom: Clint Capela: $5,300 DraftKings/$6,500 FanDuel

31% DraftKings Boom/18% FanDuel Boom

Capela must be considered tonight with John Collins (knee) ruled out. When the forward has been unavailable this season, the Hawks have used smaller lineups with Capela as their primary big man. Naturally, this results in more playing time and better numbers for the center. In the six starts Capela has made without Collins this season, he has produced 41 DraftKings points in 31 minutes per game. This includes a season-high 61.3 DraftKings point outburst against the same Cavaliers team he will face tonight. Mostly attributed to a 1.9 percentage point boost to his rebound rate, Capela scores 1.2 DraftKings points per minute with Collins off the court this season in a sample size of 467 minutes.

Going against Cleveland’s large frontcourt of Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley, Capela should receive a minimum of 30 minutes tonight in this matchup that requires his size, particularly with the Cavs only favored by one-point, which is the smallest spread of this seven-game slate. Capela is providing 39 DraftKings points per game for the 19 occasions he has surpassed the 30-minute threshold this season and is rating as a top-five value on the slate in Awesemo’s NBA projections at only $5,300 on DraftKings. As for FanDuel, Capela is more expensive, but is still too cheap for his role tonight and the higher price tag is expected to result in single-digit ownership, making him an outstanding option for large tournaments.

At this salary, Capela is showing up as one of the best NBA fantasy picks in the lineup optimizer. Check out the fantasy basketball cheat sheets for all of our free DraftKings NBA picks and FanDuel NBA picks tonight.

Boom: LaMelo Ball: $9,100 DraftKings/$8,700 FanDuel

22% DraftKings Boom/28% FanDuel Boom

Forget that Ball disappointed Saturday with only 35.5 DraftKings points against the Grizzlies and go right back to the guard tonight. Gordon Hayward (ankle) and Cody Martin (ankle) will both remain sidelined and prior to Saturday, Ball was averaging 58.5 DraftKings points per game in his first three starts of the season without those two players. In the 358 minutes Ball has played with Hayward and Martin off the court, his usage has increased 1.5 percentage points to a team-high 29%, resulting in 1.4 DraftKings points per minute. For Tuesday night, Ball will be competing in the best game environment of the night against the Timberwolves. Both of these clubs rank inside the top-five in pace and by a huge margin, this contest presents the highest total on the slate at 244 points. The Hornets also boast the third-largest implied team total on the board with 119 points.

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This is the highest game total Ball has ever competed in and his ceiling is over 60 fantasy points in this elite spot. Far and away, Ball is the most favorable way of attacking this massive total, especially on DraftKings, where he comes with decently low ownership in the Awesemo NBA ownership projections.

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Boom: Kyle Lowry: $6,400 DraftKings/$5,900 FanDuel

21% DraftKings Boom/27% FanDuel Boom

With Tyler Herro (knee) unavailable tonight, Lowry is standing out as one of the best values on the slate. For the eight contests Herro has missed this season, Lowry is contributing 39.1 DraftKings points per game. In the 794 minutes the veteran has played with Herro off the floor, Lowry has supplied 1.03 DraftKings points per minute, thanks to his assist rate rising 3.1 percentage points to a team-high 37.1%.

While Lowry will be facing a Mavericks club that ranks dead last in pace this season, he should handle 35-40 minutes in this projected nail biter. Miami is only favored by 4.5-points. For both DraftKings and FanDuel, Lowry owns a top-10 Boom score on the slate and is a value that can be confidently deployed in both cash-games and GPPs.

Not only does Lowry look like a great NBA pick on both DraftKings and FanDuel, but he is showing up as one of the best Yahoo Fantasy Basketball picks tonight, according to Awesemo NBA expert Geoff Ulrich.

Boom: Ivica Zuba: $4,500 DraftKings/$5,800 FanDuel

27% DraftKings Boom/9% FanDuel Boom

At only $4,500 and with a modest projected ownership, Zubac is a sharp target on DraftKings tonight. Norman Powell (foot) will miss his third straight contest tonight and in these past two without the high usage wing, Zubac has generated 33.5 DraftKings points per game. Tonight, the center will be visiting the Suns, who rank 11th in pace. This tilt’s total is the fourth-highest on the slate at 223.5 points and given Phoenix prefers to always have a natural center on the floor, Zubac should see plenty of work tonight.

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Awesemo is projecting Zubac for 26.3 minutes, which is more than enough time for him to beat his low DraftKings price tag. Zubac is amassing one DraftKings points per minute this season and 29.4 DraftKings points per game for the 23 instances he has logged 25 minutes or more. In Awesemo’s Boom Bust Tool, Zubac carries a top-three Boom score on the slate for DraftKings.

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