NBA DFS Plays: Tuesday, February 9
Check out the top NBA DFS plays on DraftKings at each of the main five positions.
De’Aaron Fox, Sacramento Kings (DK: $8,800) Vs. PHI
Fox has not been getting enough love lately, despite his incredibly productive play. Playing for one of the fastest paced offenses in the league, Fox has a massive usage rate as the main ball handler for the Kings. He has produced at least 47 fantasy points in four of his last five games. On Saturday, the shifty point guard dropped 36 points, seven assists and four rebounds in the Kings’ close loss to the Clippers. The Sixers have a decent defensive presence, however, Philadelphia lacks a true point guard who is fast enough to stay on Fox. Look for the young guard to have another huge night for the Kings. He is a great contrarian play at a deep position.
Other Options: Stephen Curry, Deion Wright, Cole Anthony
Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz (DK: $8,100) Vs. BOS
Although Mitchell has struggled with his field goal percentage, that doesn’t hurt you when you are playing Daily Fantasy Sports on DraftKings. Yes, his turnovers are a negative, but overall, the veteran guard has been fantastic for the Jazz. Mitchell was one rebound shy of producing a triple-double on Sunday. He finished with 27 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds for a whopping 57.8 DK points. Although his price tag is increasing, there is good reason for that. Since this game is expected to be very close, Mitchell will get plenty of playing time. If Mike Conley sits, he becomes an even stronger option.
Other Options: James Harden, Gary Trent Jr., Duncan Robinson
Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers (DK: $8,400) @ SAC
Both the Sixers and Kings are capable offensively, which means this is going to be a high scoring affair. Simmons has triple-double upside but can also tank your lineup considering his price tag. He isn’t the most trustworthy player on tonight’s slate, but he might be the most versatile. Over his last three games, Simmons is averaging 17.3 points, 8.0 rebounds, 8.0 assists, 2.0 steals, and 1.0 blocks. He has been a beast and is able to contribute in every single category except three pointers.
Other Options: Jerami Grant, Kelly Oubre, R.J. Barrett
Blake Griffin, Detroit Pistons (DK: $5,000) Vs. BKN
Griffin is a very sneaky play against a strong Brooklyn Nets team. Although the Nets are likely to be Eastern Conference finalists, their defense leaves a lot to be desired. Considering the Pistons recently traded Derrick Rose to the Knicks, there could be more touches and scoring opportunities available for Griffin. The former Clipper has struggled to score recently, however, he could be Detroit’s best chance against a stacked Nets team. Although Griffin is a very volatile player, I think his upside makes him worth rostering on this seven-game slate.
Other Options: Harrison Barnes, Robert Covington, Marvin Bagley III
DeAndre Jordan, Brooklyn Nets (DK: $4,600) @ DET
Jordan has produced at least 20 DK points in seven of his last eight outings. He has been very consistent, however, he has failed to produce 30 DK points during that stretch as well. Ever since the Nets traded Jarret Allen to the Cavs, Jordan has seen more minutes as the team’s best shot blocking presence in the middle. Against a Pistons team that doesn’t have a lot of length, look for Jordan to produce a double-double.
Other Options: Steven Adams, Mason Plumlee, Mitchell Robinson
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