Mastering the 02/29/24 NBA Daily Fantasy Slate: Strategy and Stats Guide

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As we gear up for an exhilarating night of NBA action, today’s slate offers a tantalizing selection of 8 games, all tipping off at 08:00 PM EST. The highlight of the night is undoubtedly the face-off between the Washington Wizards and the Los Angeles Lakers at the iconic Crypto.com Arena. With the game set to tip-off at 11:30 PM EST, this late-night showdown promises to be a thrilling spectacle for all basketball enthusiasts. The Over/Under for this game is set at a whopping 244.0, indicating a potential scoring bonanza that could be a goldmine for daily fantasy sports players. This matchup is not just a clash of titans, but also a showcase of some of the top projected players at each position. Stay tuned as we delve deeper into the statistical highlights and game breakdowns to help you craft your winning fantasy lineup.

GameTime Away Team Home Team O/U Fav
08:00 PM EST Jazz 27-32 Magic 33-26 225.0 ORL -6.0
08:00 PM EST Bucks 38-21 Hornets 16-43 218.0 MIL -12.0
08:30 PM EST Warriors 30-27 Knicks 35-24 222.5 GSW -4.5
08:30 PM EST Hawks 26-33 Nets 22-36 222.5 BRO -2.0
09:30 PM EST Thunder 41-17 Spurs 11-48 237.0 OKL -11.0
10:00 PM EST Rockets 25-33 Suns 34-24 233.0 PHX -8.5
11:00 PM EST Heat 33-25 Nuggets 40-19 214.0 DEN -4.5
11:30 PM EST Wizards 9-49 Lakers 32-28 244.0 LAL -9.5

Top Point Guards for NBA Daily Fantasy Sports

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ($10700), Oklahoma City Thunder – Projected 59.8 pts

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, the dynamic point guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder, is showing impressive consistency in his game. Ranked #28 in the NBA at generating fantasy points, he has averaged 53.6 daily fantasy points over the last five games, a slight dip from his previous five-game average of 54.1. However, his scoring has improved, averaging 32.0 points per game, up from 26.8 in his previous five outings. His assists have taken a slight hit, dropping from 8.8 to 6.4, but his rebounding remains steady at 5.4 per game. His shooting efficiencies remain high, with a field goal percentage of 54.1% and an impressive 57.9% from beyond the arc. Given his DraftKings salary of $10700 and a projected point tally of 59.8, his DFS Value Score stands at 5.6, indicating strong value for the upcoming slate against the Spurs.

Jalen Brunson ($9600), New York Knicks – Projected 48.8 pts

Jalen Brunson of the New York Knicks is another point guard to watch out for. Ranked #14 in the NBA at generating fantasy points, Brunson has averaged 48.9 daily fantasy points in his last five games, a slight decrease from his previous five-game average of 50.6. His scoring has also seen a slight dip, averaging 30.0 points per game, down from 33.0. However, his assists have increased from 7.0 to 9.2, showcasing his playmaking abilities. His rebounding has decreased from 4.2 to 2.2, but his three-point shooting has improved significantly, jumping from 22.7% to 36.8%. With a DraftKings salary of $9600 and a projected point tally of 48.8, his DFS Value Score is 5.1, indicating strong value for the upcoming slate against the Warriors.

Top Shooting Guard Picks for NBA Daily Fantasy Sports

Collin Sexton ($6700), Utah Jazz – Projected 34.8 pts

Collin Sexton, the Utah Jazz’s shooting guard, has been making waves in the NBA. Despite being ranked 50th in the league for generating fantasy points, Sexton has been delivering impressive performances. Over the last five games, he has averaged 37.8 daily fantasy points, 21.6 points, 6.0 assists, and 1.6 rebounds. His shooting efficiencies are also noteworthy, with 52.3% from the field and 43.5% from beyond the arc. Sexton has been averaging 28.5 minutes on the court per game, which has undoubtedly contributed to his strong performance. The Jazz’s next game is against the Magic, who rank 22nd defensively against shooting guards. Given his recent performance and the upcoming matchup, Sexton is expected to score 34.8 points. His DFS value score is a 5.2, indicating strong value for DFS players.

Malik Beasley ($5000), Milwaukee Bucks – Projected 23.1 pts

Malik Beasley, the shooting guard for the Milwaukee Bucks, is ranked 148th in the NBA for generating fantasy points. However, his recent performances suggest that he may be a valuable pick for DFS players. Over the last five games, Beasley has averaged 23.9 daily fantasy points, 13.0 points, 1.6 assists, and 2.6 rebounds. His shooting efficiencies are also impressive, with 57.1% from the field and 47.5% from beyond the arc. Beasley has been averaging 29.4 minutes on the court per game. The Bucks’ next game is against the Hornets, who rank 5th defensively against shooting guards. This may be a challenging matchup for Beasley, but his recent performance suggests he may still deliver. He is expected to score 23.1 points, and his DFS value score is a 4.6, indicating core value for DFS players.

Top SF Picks for the Upcoming NBA DFS Slate

Franz Wagner ($7600), Orlando Magic – Projected 40.8 pts

As a SF for the Orlando Magic, Franz Wagner has been making waves in the NBA, currently ranked 21st in generating fantasy points. Over his last five games, Wagner has averaged 32.8 daily fantasy points, 17.8 points, 4.6 assists, and 5.0 rebounds. He has been shooting at an impressive 65.2% from the field, although his three-point percentage has dipped to 22.2%. Wagner’s performance is backed by an average of 31.3 minutes on the court per game. His next game is against the Jazz, who rank 29th defensively against SFs. Despite a slight dip in his performance metrics compared to the previous five games, Wagner’s projected DFS value score of 5.4 indicates strong value for his $7600 DraftKings salary.

Luguentz Dort ($4400), Oklahoma City Thunder – Projected 22.4 pts

Luguentz Dort, playing as a SF for the Oklahoma City Thunder, is currently ranked 146th in the NBA at generating fantasy points. Over his latest five-game stretch, Dort has averaged 21.9 daily fantasy points, 11.0 points, 1.6 assists, and 3.0 rebounds. He has been shooting at 41.2% from the field and an impressive 52.0% from beyond the arc. These performances are supported by an average of 27.5 minutes on the court per game. His next game is against the Spurs, who rank 28th defensively against SFs. Despite a slight decrease in his field goal percentage compared to the previous five games, Dort’s projected DFS value score of 5.1 indicates strong value for his $4400 DraftKings salary.

Top Power Forward Picks for Today’s NBA Daily Fantasy Sports

Kevin Durant ($9700), Phoenix Suns – Projected 51.7 pts

Kevin Durant, the Phoenix Suns’ PF, has been a consistent performer in the NBA, ranked #24 in generating fantasy points. Over the last five games, Durant has averaged 46.1 daily fantasy points, 25.2 points, 5.2 assists, and 7.8 rebounds. His shooting efficiencies have been impressive with 57.8% from the field and 25.8% from beyond the arc. Durant’s performances are backed by an average of 36.9 minutes on the court per game. The Suns’ next game is against the Rockets, who are ranked #26 defensively against PFs. Despite a slight dip in his performance metrics in the last five games compared to the previous five, Durant’s projected DFS value score is a 5.3, indicating strong value.

Paolo Banchero ($8400), Orlando Magic – Projected 44.5 pts

Paolo Banchero, the Orlando Magic’s PF, is currently ranked #3 in the NBA at generating fantasy points, making him an excellent DFS pick. In the latest five-game stretch, Banchero has averaged 39.8 daily fantasy points, 21.0 points, 6.0 assists, and 6.2 rebounds. His shooting efficiencies stand at 50.9% from the field and 40.0% from beyond the arc. Banchero’s performances are supported by an average of 35.2 minutes on the court per game. The Magic’s next game is against the Jazz, who have a defensive ranking of #24 against PFs. Despite a slight decrease in his performance metrics in the last five games compared to the previous five, Banchero’s projected DFS value score is a 5.3, indicating strong value.

Center Position DFS Analysis

Alperen Sengun ($8600), Houston Rockets – Projected 44.6 pts

Alperen Sengun of the Houston Rockets has been making waves in the NBA, ranked #6 in generating fantasy points. Over his last five games, Sengun has averaged an impressive 40.5 daily fantasy points, 19.6 points, 4.0 assists, and 9.8 rebounds. His shooting efficiencies are also noteworthy, with 53.4% from the field and 37.5% from beyond the arc. These stats are backed by an average of 32.3 minutes on the court per game. However, Sengun faces a tough challenge in the Suns, who rank #7 defensively against centers. Comparing his last five games to the previous five, Sengun has shown improvement in fantasy points, points per game, and average minutes, but a slight decrease in rebounds and three-point percentage. With a DraftKings salary of $8600 and projected points of 44.6, Sengun has a DFS Value Score of 5.2, indicating strong value.

Chet Holmgren ($7900), Oklahoma City Thunder – Projected 44.0 pts

Chet Holmgren, playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder, has been a force to reckon with on the court. Despite being ranked #-18 in generating fantasy points, Holmgren’s recent performances have been stellar. Over the last five games, he has averaged 44.5 daily fantasy points, 20.4 points, 2.6 assists, and 10.0 rebounds. His shooting efficiencies are impressive, with 68.4% from the field and 46.2% from beyond the arc. Holmgren has been averaging 30.9 minutes on the court per game. His next game is against the Spurs, who rank #17 defensively against centers. When comparing his last five games to the previous five, Holmgren has shown improvement in almost all areas, except for a slight decrease in three-point percentage. With a DraftKings salary of $7900 and projected points of 44.0, Holmgren has a DFS Value Score of 5.6, indicating strong value.

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