Mastering the 02/28/24 NBA Daily Fantasy Slate: Strategy and Stats Guide

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As the sun sets on this glorious day, the NBA is set to light up your screens with an exciting 6-game slate, all tipping off at 08:30 PM EST. The highlight of the evening is undoubtedly the New Orleans Pelicans flying north to face off against the Indiana Pacers at the electrifying Gainbridge Fieldhouse. With a whopping Over/Under of 238.0, this matchup is not just a game, it’s a promise of a scoring extravaganza. As the Pelicans and Pacers prepare to battle it out on the court, we’re here to help you navigate the fantasy landscape. We’ll be breaking down the top projected players at each position, using statistical highlights to guide your roster decisions. So, buckle up and get ready for an in-depth analysis of tonight’s NBA fantasy action.

GameTime Away Team Home Team O/U Fav
08:30 PM EST Mavericks 33-25 Raptors 22-36 236.5 DAL -3.0
08:30 PM EST Pelicans 35-24 Pacers 33-26 238.0 IND -6.0
09:00 PM EST Grizzlies 20-38 Timberwolves 41-17 209.5 MIN -12.0
09:00 PM EST Cavaliers 38-19 Bulls 27-31 216.0 CLE -5.5
10:00 PM EST Kings 33-24 Nuggets 39-19 230.5 DEN -7.5
11:00 PM EST Lakers 31-28 Clippers 37-19 234.5 LAC -3.5

Top PG Picks for the Upcoming Slate

Luka Doncic ($12000), Dallas Mavericks – Projected 68.0 pts

Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks has been a fantasy powerhouse, currently ranked #32 in the NBA for generating fantasy points. Over his last five games, Doncic has averaged an impressive 67.8 daily fantasy points, 34.4 points, 10.8 assists, and 8.8 rebounds. His shooting efficiency is also noteworthy, with a 60.3% field goal percentage and a 42.2% three-point percentage. Despite a slight decrease in court time, averaging 36.2 minutes per game, Doncic has managed to increase his shots per game to 22.6. His next game is against the Raptors, who rank #26 defensively against PGs. With a DraftKings salary of $12000 and projected points of 68.0, Doncic’s DFS value score is a 5.7, indicating strong value for your lineup.

James Harden ($8400), Los Angeles Clippers – Projected 47.5 pts

James Harden, playing for the Los Angeles Clippers, is another solid PG pick for your fantasy team. Despite a recent dip in performance, Harden has averaged 36.5 daily fantasy points, 17.8 points, 6.2 assists, and 5.8 rebounds over his last five games. His shooting efficiency has improved significantly, with a 50.0% field goal percentage and a 35.1% three-point percentage. Harden’s court time has slightly decreased to an average of 35.2 minutes per game, but he has managed to increase his shots per game to 11.0. His next game is against the Lakers, who rank #12 defensively against PGs. With a DraftKings salary of $8400 and projected points of 47.5, Harden’s DFS value score is a 5.7, offering strong value for your fantasy lineup.

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ($4200), Denver Nuggets – Projected 25.5 pts

Over the last five games, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has averaged 14.4 daily fantasy points, 6.8 points, 2.0 assists, and 2.6 rebounds. His shooting efficiencies stand at 31.2% from the field and 31.2% from beyond the arc, supported by an average of 24.7 minutes on the court per game. Despite a slight dip in performance compared to his previous five games, Caldwell-Pope’s upcoming game against the Kings, who rank #28 defensively against SGs, presents a promising opportunity. With a DraftKings salary of $4200 and projected points of 25.5, Caldwell-Pope’s DFS Value Score stands at 6.1, making him an elite value player for the upcoming slate.

Gary Trent Jr. ($4700), Toronto Raptors – Projected 24.2 pts

On the other hand, Gary Trent Jr. has shown a noticeable improvement in his recent performances. Averaging 22.9 daily fantasy points, 12.2 points, 2.2 assists, and 3.4 rebounds over the last five games, Trent Jr. has been shooting at 50.0% from the field and 35.7% from beyond the arc. He’s been on the court for an average of 29.6 minutes per game. The Raptors’ next game is against the Mavericks, who rank #24 defensively against SGs. With a DraftKings salary of $4700 and projected points of 24.2, Trent Jr.’s DFS Value Score is 5.1, indicating strong value for the upcoming slate.

Top SF Players to Watch in NBA Daily Fantasy Sports

Michael Porter Jr. ($6500), Denver Nuggets – Projected 34.3 pts

Michael Porter Jr. has been a force to reckon with in the SF position for the Denver Nuggets. Ranked #-51 in the NBA at generating fantasy points, Porter Jr. has shown consistent improvement in his performance. Over the last five games, he has averaged 34.4 daily fantasy points, 19.0 points, 2.0 assists, and 8.0 rebounds. His shooting efficiencies are impressive, with 60.5% from the field and 34.2% from beyond the arc. These stats are supported by an average of 33.0 minutes on the court per game. Porter Jr.’s next game is against the Kings, who have a defensive ranking of #9 against SF. With a DraftKings salary of $6500 and a projected points score of 34.3, Porter Jr. offers a 5.3 DFS value score, making him a strong value player for your lineup.

Vince Williams ($6900), Memphis Grizzlies – Projected 33.8 pts

Vince Williams, playing for the Memphis Grizzlies, is another SF player to consider. Ranked #-108 in the NBA at generating fantasy points, Williams has averaged 31.7 daily fantasy points, 11.4 points, 7.2 assists, and 6.4 rebounds over the last five games. His shooting efficiencies stand at 71.4% from the field and 20.0% from beyond the arc. These performances are backed by an average of 33.2 minutes on the court per game. Williams’ next game is against the Timberwolves, who hold the #1 defensive ranking against SF. With a DraftKings salary of $6900 and projected points of 33.8, Williams has a DFS value score of 4.9, positioning him as a core value player for your fantasy team.

Power Forwards to Watch in the Upcoming Slate

Zion Williamson ($9200), New Orleans Pelicans – Projected 46.8 pts

Zion Williamson continues to be a force on the court and a valuable asset in DFS. Ranked 10th in the NBA at generating fantasy points, he’s been averaging 46.6 daily fantasy points over his last five games. His stats include 25.2 points, 7.8 assists, and 6.2 rebounds per game, with a shooting efficiency of 55.3% from the field. Despite not making any three-pointers, his overall performance has been impressive, especially considering his average of 33.4 minutes on the court per game. The Pelicans’ next game is against the Pacers, a team ranked 7th in defense against PFs. This might pose a challenge, but given Zion’s recent performance, he’s still expected to put up big numbers. His projected DFS value score is 5.1, indicating strong value.

Jaren Jackson Jr. ($8600), Memphis Grizzlies – Projected 41.7 pts

Jaren Jackson Jr. of the Memphis Grizzlies is another PF to keep an eye on. Ranked 18th in the NBA at generating fantasy points, he’s averaged 36.1 daily fantasy points over his last five games. His stats include 22.6 points, 3.0 assists, and 3.8 rebounds per game, with a shooting efficiency of 45.0% from the field and a commendable 40.6% from beyond the arc. He’s been on the court for an average of 31.8 minutes per game. The Grizzlies’ next game is against the Timberwolves, who are ranked 2nd in defense against PFs. This could be a tough matchup for Jackson, but his recent performances suggest he’s up for the challenge. His projected DFS value score is 4.8, indicating core value.

Center Position DFS Analysis

Nikola Jokic ($11700), Denver Nuggets – Projected 66.2 pts

Nikola Jokic, the Denver Nuggets’ center, is a force to be reckoned with in the NBA. Ranked #30 in generating fantasy points, Jokic has an impressive average of 63.5 daily fantasy points over his last five games. His performance metrics reveal a slight dip in fantasy points, points per game, and rebounds per game compared to his previous five games. However, his assists per game have increased by 2.2, and his field goal percentage has improved by a significant 10.2%. Despite a slight decrease in his three-point percentage and average minutes per game, Jokic’s shot per game has increased by 2.4. His next game is against the Kings, who rank #17 in defense against centers. With a DraftKings salary of $11700 and a projected 66.2 points, Jokic’s DFS Value Score stands at 5.7, indicating strong value.

Anthony Davis ($9800), Los Angeles Lakers – Projected 56.1 pts

Anthony Davis, the Los Angeles Lakers’ center, is another top player to consider. Ranked #27 in generating fantasy points, Davis has averaged 52.4 daily fantasy points in his last five games. His performance metrics show a slight decrease in fantasy points per game and assists per game compared to his previous five games. However, his points per game and rebounds per game have increased by 3.6 and 2.0 respectively. Despite a decrease in his three-point percentage and average minutes per game, Davis’s field goal percentage has improved by 7.6% and his shots per game have increased by 2.2. His next game is against the Clippers, who also rank #17 in defense against centers. With a DraftKings salary of $9800 and projected 56.1 points, Davis’s DFS Value Score is 5.7, indicating strong value.

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