NBA’s Play-In Tournament Day One: Lock in The Lakers

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Hold on to your hats, basketball fans, it's game day! Two matchups are set to bring the heat, starting with the Hawks vs. Heat at 07:30 PM EST in the FTX Arena. The Timberwolves and Lakers are geared up for a scoring outburst, but the Hawks and Heat might just surprise us with a low-scoring showdown. If you're playing DFS, it's time to step up your game. Check out our in-depth player analysis and fearless predictions to give yourself the edge. Let's do this!

Top Stars On The Main Slate

Jimmy Butler ($9000/DK) was just okay in his last game, puttin up 24 points, 6 assists, and 3 rebounds while shooting 8-9 from the field in 29 minutes against the 76ers. Today he faces the Hawks ranked #13 in the league against the PF, allowing 43.7dfs per game or -0.9 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 50.8DK and 51.6FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.6.

Anthony Edwards ($9100/DK) went off for a big game in his last outing, dropping 26 points, dishing out 4 assists, and pulling down 13 rebounds while shooting 5-12 from the field in 39 minutes against the Pelicans. Today he faces the Lakers ranked #7 in the league against the SG, allowing 42.5dfs per game or -2.2 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 50.4DK and 51.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.5.

Anthony Davis ($11200/DK) was mid last game, puttin up 16 points, 3 assists, and 13 rebounds while shooting 7-15 from the field in 34 minutes against the Jazz. Today he faces the Timberwolves ranked #16 in the league against the C, allowing 46.9dfs per game or +0.1 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 47.1DK and 49.7FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.2.

LeBron James ($10900/DK) put in a just-alright outing in his last game, puttin up 36 points, 6 assists, and 6 rebounds while shooting 5-11 from the field in 33 minutes against the Jazz. Today he faces the Timberwolves ranked #8 in the league against the SF, allowing 39.9dfs per game or -2.3 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 49.2DK and 45.5FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.5.

Standout Mid-Value Players

Karl-Anthony Towns ($8600/DK) had a ho-hum game in his last outing, puttin up 30 points, 2 assists, and 8 rebounds while shooting 5-11 from the field in 36 minutes against the Pelicans. Today he faces the Lakers ranked #12 in the league against the C, allowing an average of 52.0 per game which is -1.3 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 47.2DK and 45.5FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.5.

Tyler Herro ($6800/DK) had a subpar performance in his last game, scoring only 4 points, 3 assists, and 1 rebounds while shooting 2-2 from the field in 9 minutes against the Magic. Today he faces the Hawks ranked #13 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 43.7 per game which is -0.9 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 26.3DK and 25.0FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.9.

Bam Adebayo ($7700/DK) had a stinker of a game in his last outing, scoring only 4 points, 1 assists, and 3 rebounds while shooting 2-3 from the field in 8 minutes against the Magic. Today he faces the Hawks ranked #30 in the league against the PF, allowing an average of 53.7 per game which is +7.0 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 22.1DK and 22.7FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 2.9.

De'Andre Hunter ($4900/DK) had a tough time in his last game, scoring only 14 points, 1 assists, and 3 rebounds while shooting 4-6 from the field in 17 minutes against the Celtics. Today he faces the Heat ranked #12 in the league against the SF, allowing an average of 41.5 per game which is -0.6 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 18.8DK and 18.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.8.

Onyeka Okongwu ($5100/DK) had an okay outing in his last game, puttin up 10 points, 2 assists, and 9 rebounds while shooting 3-5 from the field in 26 minutes against the Celtics. Today he faces the Heat ranked #7 in the league against the PF, allowing an average of 44.2 per game which is -2.5 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 24.2DK and 25.0FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.8.

Cheap Value Players

Kyle Lowry ($4000/DK) had a forgettable outing in his last game, scoring only 0 points, 3 assists, and 1 rebounds while shooting 0-0 from the field in 10 minutes against the Magic. Today he faces the Hawks ranked #11 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 47.0 per game -1.4 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 20.3DK and 19.7FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.1.

Rui Hachimura ($4100/DK) lit up the court in his last game, dropping 12 points, dishing out 2 assists, and pulling down 5 rebounds while shooting 5-8 from the field in 23 minutes against the Jazz. Today he faces the Timberwolves ranked #8 in the league against the SF, allowing an average of 39.9 per game -2.3 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 17.2DK and 17.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.2.

Jarred Vanderbilt ($4400/DK) was meh in his last game, puttin up 12 points, 1 assists, and 4 rebounds while shooting 5-6 from the field in 19 minutes against the Jazz. Today he faces the Timberwolves ranked #8 in the league against the SF, allowing an average of 39.9 per game -2.3 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 13.7DK and 13.3FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.1.

Jaylen Nowell ($3300/DK) had an incredible game in his last outing, dropping 14 points, dishing out 1 assists, and pulling down 4 rebounds while shooting 5-8 from the field in 16 minutes against the Kings. Today he faces the Lakers ranked #7 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 42.5 per game -2.2 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 17.2DK and 17.7FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.2.

Jordan McLaughlin ($4200/DK) got roasted in his last game, scoring only 5 points, 5 assists, and 2 rebounds while shooting 0-0 from the field in 18 minutes against the Pelicans. Today he faces the Lakers ranked #23 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 50.1 per game +1.7 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 15.7DK and 15.6FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 3.7.

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