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FanDuel DFS NBA Strategy Advice: Monday (2/8)

by Zachary Hanshew | @ZaktheMonster | Featured Writer
Feb 8, 2021

The Super Bowl is over, so there’s nothing left to bet on except hoops. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered. As always, we’ll name values, studs, and fades for the day’s DFS festivities over on FanDuel. Let’s get right to it!

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Most Value Per Dollar 

Below is a list of the top-10 players of the day expected to generate the most value relative to their salary. 

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Thaddeus Young (C – CHI): $7,200 vs. WAS
Young continues to play exceptional basketball, as he’s seen a career revival this season. Young is a nightly triple-double threat, and after Lauri Markkanen injured his shoulder Friday, Young may be needed to shoulder an even bigger load in the frontcourt.

Andre Drummond (C – CLE): $7,200 at PHO
I’ll keep highlighting him as a value until they fire me from this article (or until his price starts to climb again, whichever comes first). Despite sharing time in the frontcourt with Jarrett Allen, Drummond still has massive upside. He’s averaged 43 FD points across his last two.

Malik Beasley (SF – MIN): $6,900 at DAL
D’Angelo Russell could miss his second straight game tonight, and if he does, Beasley stands to benefit the most. His offense will be needed tonight against a Luka-led Dallas squad that can put up points in bunches.

DeMarcus Cousins (C – HOU): $6,000 at CHA
With Christian Wood on the shelf, it’s time to boogie over to Cousins at just $6K on tonight’s slate. He logged 30 minutes his last game out, and he should see some quality playing time moving forward. The matchup with Charlotte’s frontcourt is juicy, as well!

Anthony Edwards (SG – MIN): $5,800 at DAL
After a slow start to the season, the 2020 No.1 overall pick has been on a roll as of late, being more aggressive while seeing stable playing time. Across his last five, the rookie has averaged better than 30 minutes while posting two games with at least 41 FD points. He’s a great value tonight against Dallas, especially if D-Lo sits this one out.

Derrick White (PG – SAS): $5,500 vs. GSW
White made his way back to the Spurs’ starting lineup Saturday, and that’s where he should remain moving forward. He’s missed 18 games this season, but his minutes and production have been steadily ramping up over the last week. I’m more than willing to pay $5.5K for a starter in a great matchup.

Juan Toscano-Anderson (SF – GSW): $5,300 at SAS
Juan T has averaged just under 33 minutes per game over his last three with Kevon Looney and James Wiseman out of action, and he should be expected to see similar court time tonight in an exploitable matchup with the Spurs. I love the price tag here.

Michael Porter (SF – DEN): $5,200 vs. MIL
Has there been a more frustrating player than MPJ this season? He’s got a ton of potential, but his playing time has fluctuated all season, while JaMychal Green has been a staple in the Nuggets’ rotation. Still, Jamal Murray could be out tonight, and if he is, MPJ is a huge value here.

Donte DiVincenzo (SG – MIL): $4,300 at DEN
Across his last three games, DDV has averaged 11.3 points, 7.3 boards, 3.3 dimes, 1.0 combined blocks/steals, and tonight’s matchup with Denver features one of the highest over/unders of the night. If I’m really looking to save some coin, DiVincenzo is my man here.

Monte Morris (PG – DEN): $4,200 vs. MIL
Jamal Murray is a GTD, and if he sits, Morris should start at PG. Morris started Saturday against the Kings and scored 28.5 FD points in 34 minutes of action. He comes in at a rock-bottom price on tonight’s slate.

Studs Worth Their Salary

  • Luka Doncic (DAL) $11,400: Luka will face a Wolves defense that’s allergic to playing defense, and even at $11.4K, he’s a guy I’m willing to spend on.
  • Zach LaVine (CHI) $8,800: LaVine should always be in lineups when priced this low, especially against a weak Washington defense in a projected high-scoring game.
  • Stephen Curry (GSW) $10,100: Curry has been balling as of late, and he’s coming off a 57-point performance Saturday. He’s now scored at least 69 FD points in two of his last three games and deserves consideration tonight in a favorable matchup with the Spurs.
  • Draymond Green (GSW) $7,300: Green has taken on an increased workload for the Warriors’ depleted frontcourt, and he’s dished 15 assists in each of his last two games. Continue to roll with him in a great matchup with San Antonio.

Notable Players to Fade

  • Bradley Beal (WAS) $10,800: Beal hasn’t hit 50 FD points in any of his last six games, yet his price continues to creep toward $11K. I’m out on Beal for this one.
  • Russell Westbrook (WAS) $9,700: I’m out on the entire Wizards backcourt tonight. Westbrook is questionable tonight on the second game of a back-to-back, and even if he goes, he hasn’t been playing good basketball lately, and I’m not comfortable paying nearly $10K for his recent level of production.
  • Jarrett Allen (CLE) $6,600: Allen erupted for 60.1 FD points on Feb. 1, but he’s cooled down significantly since then. Andre Drummond isn’t going anywhere (yet), and Allen isn’t worth his salary on this slate.

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Zachary Hanshew is a featured writer at FantasyPros. For more from Zachary, check out his archive and follow him @zakthemonster.