When it comes to daily fantasy sports (DFS), and basketball in particular, there’s a lot of data out there that can help you make lineup decisions. One source of helpful data is FantasyLabs, an analytical sports resource site that features DFS projections as part of its stock of premium content.
|C Brook Lopez (BKN@SAC)||$6,500||31.9||36.3||49.4||21.1|
How does a guy averaging 35.5 DK points per game get priced at $6,500 in a premium matchup against a bottom-10 defense that also rebounds poorly? Three sub-30 efforts in the past four games will put a damper on anyone’s price, but especially a player on the ultra-volatile Nets. It’s always a massive risk to rely on anyone from this team since they can get blown out so easily and minutes seem to fluctuate massively. However, this matchup and price can’t be ignored, and Sacramento isn’t likely to blow anyone out. They might just be worse than Brooklyn at this point.
|SF Taurean Prince (ATLvsDAL)||$3,400||25||18.4||29.15.7|
The wing situation is pretty crowded in Atlanta, but one of the reasons the team moved Kyle Korver was it felt it had something in Taurean Prince, who is picking up solid minutes with 25+ in four of the past five games. He had a virtuoso performance with 33 DK points in the win over Boston and that one followed a 20 DK point game. Both of those came at the minimum price, but DraftKings finally adjusted a bit and inched Prince up to $3,400. He’s still a potential bargain if he plays 25 minutes again, and barely anyone will own him in GPPs.
|PF/C Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN@UTA)||$10,000||38.6||50.9||63.5||32.2|
Towns is playing some truly special basketball right now and has taken complete command of this team since Zach LaVine went down injured. He has hit 53+ DK points in each of the past four games and absolutely demolished the Kings for 29 and 17 the last time out. A matchup with Utah is much more difficult but Towns’ price has that already factored in as he’s the cheapest he’s been since before the All-Star break. He’s a great play for GPPs as almost everyone will want to avoid this matchup, but Towns has made the case that he’s matchup proof.
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