If you’re looking for a day off from NBA DFS, this is a pretty good day to take it. Not the prettiest of slates, let’s get right to itâ€¦
Utah Jazz @ Miami Heat (o/u 210.5, UTA -4)
Utah is 14th in defensive rating, 19th in pace.
Miami is 11th in defensive rating, 10th in pace.
This isn’t the greatest matchup to target in DFS but on a small Sunday slate, there is some appeal. Goran Dragic and Tyler Johnson are OUT for Miami.
Donovan Mitchell (FD $7900, DK $7900)
Although Miami is a decent defensive team they struggle to defend ball-handling scoring guards, that is exactly what Mitchell is. In a pace-up spot and strong matchup, Mitchell is an elite target.
Josh Richardson (FD $7800, DK $7200)
I continue to like Richardson has Miami’s de-facto PG with both Tyler Johnson and Goran Dragic OUT. He’s not cheap, and this isn’t an ideal matchup but the usage bump outweighs that.
Dwayne Wade (FD $5700, DK $5300)
Wade sees added minutes and usage with Dragic and Johnson out as he and Josh Richardson are the Miami PGs. Like Richardson, it’s not the greatest matchup but Utah isn’t the defensive presence they have been in years past, Wade’s usage with the second unit offers upside at his price.
ON THE RADAR
Ricky Rubio (FD $6400, DK $6000)
Rubio is interesting here because he carries a decent floor in a pace-up game which offers some upside. He’s priced fairly on both sites.
Rudy Gobert (FD $9000, DK $8400)
Gobert is coming off of massive back to back games, he should be locked into strong minutes and be around the rim all game whenever Whiteside is in the game. Gobert’s price prevents him from being a top target for me.
Jae Crowder (FD $4500, DK $4400)
Crowder is super cheap for someone who plays strong minutes and decent production. His inconsistency keeps him away from the top targets. That being said Crowder offers cap relief with upside.
Hassan Whiteside and Bam Adebayo
The minutes seem to interchange and of late it’s been more of Adebayo. Both warrant consideration in GPPs.
Wayne Ellington, Justise Winslow, and Rodney McGruder
With Derrick Jones Jr OUT all three should see strong minutes. They all carry upside at their price, Ellington is a bit pricey for me but he’s still fine. McGruder is my favorite target of the 3.
Joe Ingles and Derrick Favors FD ONLY
I’d rather spend elsewhere on FD as both are priced a bit high for me with inconsistent minutes. Derrick Favors has some appeal on DK priced at $4600.