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.
|PF Paul Millsap (ATLvsCLE)||$7,000||32.9||35.1||N/A||N/A|
Millsap’s price crashed after three straight games under 29 DK points, but that looks like a mere blip on the radar as he has put in 39.5 and 43.5 in the last two games despite shooting a mediocre 13-for-30. That’s the power of Millsap’s boxscore-stuffing ways, and if the Hawks can prevent themselves from getting blown out against the Cavs, Millsap could easily reach 50 if his shot starts falling again. Not having to contend with Kevin Love either on defense or on the boards will also be a boon.
|SF Carmelo Anthony (NYK@PHI)||$7,500||36.8||39.1||N/A||N/A|
The game with the second-highest total on the board for Friday is Knicks/Sixers. It can’t be said that Anthony is playing good basketball right now, shooting 36 percent or worse on high volume in three of the past four games. The fact that he’s still putting up about 34 DK points per night in those is indicative of how solid his floor is. Expect another high-volume shooting night from Anthony, and if his marksmanship is above the basketball equivalent of the Mendoza Line, he should easily surpass his value threshold.
|SF Gordon Hayward (UTAvsBKN)||$7,400||34.2||38.5||N/A||N/A|
The juiciest matchup of the day goes to Utah, who get a home date with Brooklyn and their 27th-ranked defense. Hayward’s another player with a very solid floor since he’s usually the primary option in Utah’s offense, but he’s also got plenty of ceiling when facing the likes of Brooklyn at this very reasonable price. The primary concern here is a Utah blowout, so rolling the dice on Hayward is a hope that the game is competitive enough for him to see burn in the fourth in a game where Utah is -13.5.
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