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 Marcin Gortat (WASvsBKN)||$4,300||23.6||21.5||35||10.1|
After two absolutely putrid games, Gortat’s price has plummeted all the way to $4,300, which is about $2,000 less than he has previously been priced at. The matchup really couldn’t be better here, with high-paced, defensively challenged Brooklyn coming in for the second night of a back-to-back, and nobody has ever confused Brook Lopez with a rebounding ace. Gortat could easily notch a double-double here in minimal minutes even if this one gets out of hand, so this is a nice spot to buy low.
|PG/SG Jrue Holiday (NOP@HOU)||$6,500||31.1||31||43.3||15|
The arrival of DeMarcus Cousins could be expected to eat into Holiday’s usage, but he’s still chucking at a pretty clip, with 12+ FGA in five of the past six games. There’s really no other capable perimeter option, and Holiday should be a pretty safe play against Houston with a monster ceiling if this game gets flowing and the Pelicans stay in it. Holiday had 37 DK points in just 28 minutes last time out against the Rockets, so 50 here wouldn’t be out of the question.
|C Dwight Howard (ATL@MIL)||$7,300||33.9||35||45.5||18.2|
The loss of Millsap means Howard is being more heavily relied on than ever for his rebounding in Atlanta, and that will be no different against the Bucks. According to the On/Off tool on FantasyLabs, Howard gets bumps to his usage, rebounding, and assist numbers when Millsap doesn’t share the court with him, and Milwaukee should be a fairly ripe target for the big fella since they rank 22nd in rebound rate. As long as Atlanta doesn’t pull one of their no-shows and lose by 30, Howard should have a pretty nice floor for cash games as well.
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