NBA DFS Lineups Advice: February 24
The Daily Plug is our daily NBA DFS lineups advice write-up that highlights the top plays from our Occupy Model. The Plug then provides actionable information for the main slate by making specific recommendations on how much of your bankroll to allocate and exactly which types of contests to play -- all depending on the type of player you are. Consider the Plug an in-depth roadmap for the main slate. Let’s get to it! Alright enough chatting, lets see who is going to make your lineups special tonight! - @gstroms99 and @tboyle24_DFS
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Betting Odds & Line Movements:
Highest Scoring Games:
MIL (-12.5) @ WSH, o/u 240.5
MIN @ DAL (-12.5), o/u 238.5
MEM @ LAC (-9.5), o/u 233.5
MIL: Brook Lopez, Kyle Korver (OUT)
ATL: Clint Capela, DeAndre Bembry (OUT)
PHI: Ben Simmons (OUT), Tobias Harris (Doubtful) TOBIAS HARRIS IS NOW QUESTIONABLE!
MIA: Jimmy Butler, Tyler Herro (OUT)
ORL: Gary Clark (Questionable)
BKN: Kyrie Irving (OUT)
NYK: Elfrid Payton, Frank Ntilikina (Questionable), Mitchell Robinson (Probable) FRANK NTILIKINA HAS BEEN RULED OUT!
MIN: Karl-Anthony Towns, Jake Layman (OUT), DeAngelo Russell (Probable)
DAL: Jalen Brunson (OUT), Willie Cauley-Stein (Questionable), Luka Doncic (Probable)
PHO: Elie Okobo, Dario Saric, Aron Baynes, Deandre Ayton (Probable)
MEM: Jaren Jackson Jr. (OUT), Justise Winslow (Questionable)
LAC: Paul George, Patrick Beverley (Questionable)
CLE: Alfonzo McKinnie (OUT), Kevin Love (Probable)
WSH: Thomas Bryant (OUT), Davis Bertans (Questionable)
Top Point Guards
Elite: Luka Doncic (DK: PG $10500, FD: PG $9800)
Mid: Kendrick Nunn (DK: PG/SG $5600, FD: PG $4700)
Luka Doncic was held out of Saturday’s game due to an ankle injury and was our top recommended point guard at the time. We're hopping right back on that train tonight as not only is he cheaper than usual, but he also is going up against a broken down Minnesota squad. The Timberwolves allow the most PPG to opposing point guards and we all know Doncic has the ability to fill up the stat sheet. There are tons of games with blowout potential tonight, including this one which gives a little risk to playing Doncic. The matter of the fact though is that you are in the same situation with almost every other elite play on the night with five of the eight games being 8+ point spreads. Doncic still has one of the highest upsides on the slate and is coming off a few days rest so there is no reason to hold him back.
Jimmy Butler is out once again for the Heat, which points us in the direction of the other guards on the team. Last game without Butler, Nunn produced 46 DK points in 35 minutes including 24 points and 8 assists. That game was against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, guess who they play today? Cleveland ranks as the third worst point guard defense in the league and Nunn averages over 31 DK points per game with Butler out. Let’s not forget about the other guard Goran Dragic too. Dragic is a little more expensive, but has been more consistent without Butler, averaging 34.5 DK points per game, falling below 25 DK points just once. Both are very strong plays tonight.
Other PG Options: Trae Young, Raul Neto (IF HE STARTS)
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