DraftKings NBA Lineup Advice: Friday (2/9)
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Feb 9, 2018

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It’s Friday night and we have a nine-game slate over on DraftKings tonight. There are several exciting matchups and a few games that should be heavily impacted by yesterday’s trade deadline, with the Cavaliers being the key team to watch. We also get Blake Griffin‘s first chance at revenge against his former team. There are certainly stud players in great spots tonight (i.e. Griffin – who I am trying to fit into a lot of my lineups), but there is actually a lot to like the mid-range as well. In order to create a more contrarian build, I am looking to target players in the $6,000-$9,000 range on DraftKings.

With this in mind, I have focused on identifying my two favorite plays, regardless of price, at each position that can give us an edge in tournaments on tonight’s slate.

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Guards

Ben Simmons (PHI): $8,500 vs. NOP

Simmons has provided a safe floor over the past few weeks, averaging 38.7 DK points over the past seven games. While he did not eclipse 42.25 DK points in that span, tonight seems like a great opportunity for Simmons to have a ceiling game. The Pelicans are ranked 23rd in defensive efficiency rating to guards this season, while Rajon Rondo (-1.50 DRPM) and DeAndre Liggins (-0.35 DRPM) are both below average defenders and should struggle immensely to slow him down. Another factor working in Simmons favor for tonight’s game is pace. The Sixers and Pelicans both rank inside the top five in the NBA in pace and the 221.5 Vegas total reflects that. Simmons could flash 50+ DK upside in tonight’s matchup.

 

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