On the menu for Wednesday night is a six-game slate. With the NBA trade deadline tomorrow, trades could flip this slate upside down, so be sure to watch the Awesemo NBA Starting Lineups page closely for updates. Below are some NBA daily fantasy options that stand out for tonight’s slate using Awesemo’s Boom/Bust Tool and NBA DFS projections.
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Boom: Kelly Oubre Jr.: $5,600 DraftKings/$6,100 FanDuel
43% DraftKings Boom/33% FanDuel Boom
As a result of Gordon Hayward (ankle) exiting only six minutes into the game, Oubre saw 38 minutes of work Monday vs. the Raptors, lifting him to 31.5 DraftKings points. Oubre started in place of Hayward for the second half and should get the spot start tonight with the veteran and Cody Martin (ankle) both confirmed out. Oubre has entered the Hornets’ starting five 10 times this season and is averaging 32 DraftKings PPG for those occasions. With a 23.2% usage rate, he is amassing one DraftKings PPM this season and Awesemo is projecting him for 35.8 minutes tonight in an elite spot against the Bulls.
After a hot start to the season, the Bulls have been a mess defensively in the new year, ranking 26th in defensive rating. Charlotte boasts the third-highest implied team total on the board in this spot with 117.25 points and this contest’s total is the high mark of this six-game slate at 236.5 points. Plus, the Bulls are only two-point favorites. In a sample size of 21 tilts, Oubre is supplying 36.5 DraftKings when he has logged at least 30 minutes this season and should effortlessly outproduce his current price points in this tremendous situation. For both DraftKings and FanDuel, Oubre sports a top-10 Boom score on the slate in Awesemo’s Boom Bust Tool.
Boom: DeMar DeRozan: $9,600 DraftKings/$10,500 FanDuel
23% DraftKings Boom/13% FanDuel Boom
Just like the Hornets, the Bulls will be shorthanded tonight. Lonzo Ball (knee) and Alex Caruso (wrist) will miss their 11th straight, and in the 15 starts he has made without these two guards, DeRozan has provided 50 DraftKings PPG. Additionally, Ayo Dosunmu (concussion) will be inactive tonight. In the 239 minutes DeRozan has played with these three off the floor this season, his usage has risen three percentage points to 34.1% and his assist rate has jumped 7.4 percentage points to 31.3%, both of which are team highs for this situation.
This massive role results in 1.4 DraftKings PPM for DeRozan. This is a dream spot against the Hornets, who rank second in pace and 25th in defensive efficiency. On top of this tilt presenting the highest total on the slate and a tight spread, the Bulls also carry the second-highest implied team total of the night with 119.25 points. Expect a minimum of 50 fantasy points from DeRozan this evening and confidently attack him in all formats.
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Boom: Justise Winslow: $4,500 DraftKings/$4,300 FanDuel
30% DraftKings Boom/37% FanDuel Boom
In the likely situation that none of the players the Blazers acquired from the Pelicans yesterday are available, Winslow will be a core play tonight. After Portland traded away CJ McCollum, Larry Nance Jr. and Tony Snell yesterday, Winslow got spot start against the Magic and recorded 32.3 DraftKings points across 32.5 minutes. He saw a 20.3% usage rate with the starting role and should handle over 30 minutes tonight against the Lakers.
Winslow is collecting one DraftKings PPM this season and this Los Angeles club leads the league in pace. This matchup’s total is up to 223.5 points and Winslow has contributed 28 DraftKings PPG in the last 10 contests he has cracked 25 minutes. In Awesemo’s projections, Winslow is rating as a top-five value on the slate for both DraftKings and FanDuel.
Boom: Stephen Curry: $10,300 DraftKings/$9,500 FanDuel
19% DraftKings Boom/23% FanDuel Boom
If playing large tournaments on DraftKings tonight, having exposure to Curry is a must. With many big names in action and casual NBA fans turning away because he is facing the Jazz, Awesemo is projecting Curry for single-digit ownership, making him an elite leverage target. With Klay Thompson (Achilles) and Draymond Green (calf) sidelined, Curry should handle an even larger role than usual. In the 885 minutes he has played with Thompson and Green off the court this season, Curry has amassed 1.4 DraftKings PPM, thanks to his usage and assist rates increasing 2.5 and 1.8 percentage points, respectively.
While Utah is one of the best defenses in the league when healthy, they have been a complete shell of themselves with Rudy Gobert (calf) unavailable. In these past seven games with him inactive, the Jazz have ranked 20th in defensive rating. Curry has 60 DraftKings point upside tonight and could be a key to taking down GPPs.NBA DFS advice for today and the best NBA DFS tools? Check out our NBA FanDuel rankings for fantasy points and values that are derived directly from Alex Baker's own DFS NBA projections. View our FanDuel NBA ownership, our Yahoo! ownership projections and our DraftKings ownership. We also have DraftKings NBA rankings, Yahoo! NBA rankings and FanDuel ownership rankings for today's slate. Our NBA DFS projections are updated regularly, including whenever any relevant news breaks.
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