Tonight in NBA DFS we have 7 games, which is the perfect amount of games for me. There’s a lot of really solid options to choose from, but the options aren’t overwhelming either.

My number one piece of advice for NBA DFS in general is to be on top of injury updates. Contests are won and lost on backups becoming starters and starters getting increased usage from injuries. There will be injury plays that open up with news tomorrow that we just don’t know yet. On this slate I’d look out for the Miami Heat possibly resting guys on the second leg of the B2B against the lowly Spurs.

That being said, with our current knowledge of injury news (Tuesday night) let’s get down to it. Pricing is always (Fanduel/DraftKings). I play tournaments and my picks will always bias towards volatility and upside.


Spend ups (9k and over)

Tyrese Maxey ($9,700/$9,400)

With Joel Embiid out 6-8 weeks recovering from knee surgery Maxey is going to be the man here for the foreseeable future. He’s priced up with the role increase, but he’s in a great spot against the Warriors and still worth playing even with the price increase.

Middle-to-High (7k-8.9k)

De’Aaron Fox ($9,200/$8,100)

I wouldn’t play Fox on FD but the price is just too cheap on DK.

Immanuel Quickley ($7,400/$7,000)

Despite some up and down play recently I think Quickley’s price is just a tad too low here in a nice matchup against Charlotte.

Middle (5k-6.9k)

I don’t love anyone in this range, but Terry Rozier, Tre Jones, and Malik Monk are all viable if the pricing works out in your build.

Value Town (Under 5k)

Ish Smith ($4,400/$4,300)

If Cody Martin continues to be out Ish will continue to start and get decent run. He’s not a super high ceiling play, but he offers a nice floor as long as he’s getting 25+ minutes. Watch for lineup news here, I trust the minutes as long as he’s starting.


Spend ups (9k and over)

If you have the money to get up to Jayson Tatum, you certainly can do that, but I think I’ll be spending up elsewhere.

Middle-to-High (7k-8.9k)

Miles Bridges ($8,700/$8,400)

With LaMelo Ball out and Terry Rozier traded away Miles Bridges and Brandon Miller have been carrying the load here recently for Charlotte. The price has gone up, but he’s got a great ceiling if he continues taking 20+ shots and playing big minutes.

Jimmy Butler ($8,400/$7,600)

The Heat are in a nice matchup against the Spurs and Butler is just a bit cheap in general, especially on DK. Watch for news on the B2B the Heat might sit guys and Butler would probably be one of them.

Brandon Miller ($7,700/$7,200)

Miller has been on an absolute tear recently and I’m going to ride the wave as long as LaMelo remains out. He’ll be very popular.

Middle (5k-6.9k)

Andrew Wiggins ($5,800/$5,400)

Wiggins has been better recently and his minutes have been a bit more consistently close to 30. He’s probable to play after missing the previous game and he’s a bit cheap for how he’s been playing of late.

Value Town (Under 5k)

Caleb Martin ($4,600/$3,800)

Martin’s minutes have been trending up and he started the Tuesday night game as I’m typing this. He’s way too cheap if he gets 25+ minutes and projects as a great value play right now.


Spend ups (9k and over)

Domantas Sabonis ($10,500/$10,100)

Sabonis destroyed the Pistons the last time they played to the tune of a 37 point triple double. If this game stays remotely close Sabonis will eat, and he may even be able to get above 50 fantasy points in 3 quarters if the game goes that way.

Middle-to-High (7k-8.9k)

Kristaps Porzingis ($8,100/$7,500)

Porzingis gets a nice matchup against the Hawks who are a bit thin in the frontcourt with Capela hurt.

Middle (5k-6.9k)

Onyeka Okongwu ($7,000/$5,700)

With Clint Capela out Onyeka will start and get as many minutes as he can handle. His price seems right on FD, but he’s still too cheap on DK.

Jakob Poeltl ($6,100/$5,900)

Poeltl is back from injury and doesn’t seem to be on any minutes restriction. He’s not a sexy play, but he offers a solid floor.

Value Town (Under 5k)

Bruno Fernando and Larry Nance Jr. are both viable punts, but not priorities.