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This Bulls/Nets game comes in with the highest O/U on the slate and is separated by just two points in favor of the Nets. Vooch has been pretty good for the Bulls this season, and is actually top-15 in rebounding chances per game. Brooklyn is a bottom-five rebounding team, so the upside for a ceiling-level game is certainly there. He also gets a really solid boost with Andre Drummond out. You might not think that Drummond’s absence affects the starter, but it resulted in his highest minutes load of the entire season in their last game. Overall, I think this is the exact type of match-up he can excel in and if he’s logging 35+ minutes he’s a top play for his price.
It looks like the Magic have found their franchise cornerstone with Banchero, and he’s been a staple of our DFS lineups to start the season. He’s been well over a 1.2 fantasy point per minute player this season and he’s dominating the offense with a massive 31% usage rate! OKC is not a good team defensively, and they struggle to rebound as well. He’s only done it twice so far this season, but this is a spot I could see him posting a double double in and I fully expect him to shoot better than he did in their last game. He’s my favorite play in all formats on both sites.
Williams is set to be the preferred value play across the industry on Tuesday night, after topping 30 fantasy points and logging over 25 minutes in his first game for the Thunder. Josh Giddey continues to be out for the Thunder and that secures his role off the bench. If he continues to put up point per minute performances his price will sky rocket in the coming weeks.
Speaking of Giddey being out, that’s also a boost to our friend Pokusevski who will continue to start at center for the Thunder. Pokusevski has shown us point per minute/huge ceiling games before and he’s likely going to be a popular value play as long as he is starting. SGA is the clear alpha in this offense, but he can contribute across the board with peripherals and he’s viable in all formats at his salary.
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Curry isn’t projecting for a ton of ownership tonight, but he’s been giving us vintage Curry performances to start the season and I would love to get some DFS exposure to him. He’s obviously an elite per minute producer, but more importantly he’s topped 35+ minutes in each of his last three games. I’m never scared of the match-up for him, and on a small slate like this he could crush the slate as the top scorer if his shot is falling early.
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