We have NBA DFS games spread out throughout the day and neither sites do us any favors by splitting them. The early games are POR @ DAL, LAL @ PHI. The 6 pm ET PHO @ SAC game is in DK’s main slate but on FD’s early slate. The last two games, which are featured on both main slates, are ORL @ ATL and MIA @ GS. Here are my favorite targets of the day…
Steph Curry (FD $9200, DK $9300) vs MIA (main)
On the surface, this is a tough matchup for Curry against a Heat team that has really slowed their pace down over the last month and a half, which has positively affected their defense while negatively affecting opposing players fantasy production. The one area of weakness for MIA has been defending opposing guards, particularly shoot-first guards like Curry, who has been the most impacted by Boogie’s return with Golden State seeing his usage rate -9.94% lower while ON the court. For that reason, it wouldn’t shock me to see us get Steph on the lower owned side and on a small slate, that has tons of appeal.
De’Aaron Fox (FD $7700, DK $7300) vs PHO (DK main, FD early)
If it was any other team he was facing but Phoenix (OK maybe Atlanta or the Knicks too), I’d be off on Fox, as he just hasn’t looked great of late. I also worry Alec Burks hurts Fox just a touch, which is important at his elevated price tag. Still, the fact remains the Suns provide Fox with an ELITE matchup and he has produced well against bad teams thus far. I’m hoping most share those same concerns as me which could drive his ownership down.