NBA DFS – Targets for Tuesday 2/27

David Zulabowski - Associated Press

Let’s look at a few potential studs to target in your NBA DFS lineups for Tuesday.  The night is set with six games on slate with a few tanking teams on back-to-backs and some stars who could put up big numbers.

Brooklyn Nets (B2B) @ Cleveland Cavaliers

Chicago Bulls (B2B) @ Charlotte Hornets

Philadelphia 76ers @ Miami Heat

Washington Wizards @ Milwaukee Bucks

Sacramento Kings @ Portland Trail Blazers

Los Angeles Clippers @ Denver Nuggets

C – Nuggets – Nikola Jokic (DK $1o,500/FD $10,200)

The Joker has really put up some ridiculously good numbers this year.  Three out of his last four games, he has produced a triple double, and always seems to be flirting with it.  At home this season, Jokic is averaging 17.4 ppg., 11.5 rpg., and 6.5 apg.  Since the all-star break, his usage percentage (USG%) has increased from 23.8 to 30.0 as the offense tends to run through him.  Against a Clippers team that gives up the 2nd most points per game on average, I expect Jokic to have another big night.

C – Hornets – Dwight Howard (DK $8,400/FD $8,500)

Howard this season seems re-energized and back to his dominant form that he has spent 14 seasons showcasing.  His rebounding has always been stellar, offensive and defensive.  His opponent tonight is the tanking Chicago Bulls on the second night of a back-to-back, who are resting some their vets.  Last time these two teams met in December, Howard had 25 points, 20 rebounds, and 6 blocks.  The Bulls have not been particularly good against opposing centers this season, so barring foul trouble, there is no reason to believe tonight will be any different for Dwight to produce.

G – Nets – D’Angelo Russell (DK $6,900/FD $7,200)

The Nets, for the most part, have not fared well in second nights of back-to-back games.  However, yesterday they picked apart the Bulls, and did not have to play anybody over 30 minutes in a blowout win.  They should still be fresh for tonights matchup with the Cavs, who give up the most points on average per game.  Russell should be excited to have the opportunity to play in Cleveland, just 140 miles north of his alma mater Ohio State.  He has not played against Cleveland yet this season as he’s been inactive for their matchups, but the Nets have been deploying a small line up with three starting guards to help open up the floor.  Russell’s per 36 numbers are solid at 22.8 ppg., 5.5 rpg., and 7.0 apg.

G – Clippers – Lou Williams (DK $7,200/FD $7,300)

You may not like the idea of picking a non-starter for your lineup.  But Lou Williams is the current front-runner for sixth man of the year, and gets plenty of minutes with 32.4 per game.  The advantage of him coming off the bench is he will not always be matched up against the opponents starters, and Denver is not known for their depth this season.  Williams is having by far his best offensive season since joining the NBA in 2005 averaging career high in points per game (23.3), assists per game (5.4), free throws attempted (6.3) and made (5.6) per game, and free throw percentage (.896).  Denver tends to struggle against opposing point guards giving up around 48 fppg on FD and DK, should he be running the point.  Shooting guards don’t fair as well against Denver, but nobody has been able to contain Sweet Lou yet this season, and I don’t suspect the Nuggets will tonight either.

 

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