The Phoenix Suns play host to the Utah Jazz tonight, and DraftKings and FanDuel have showdown and single game NBA DFS contests for this Western Conference Matchup. The slate locks at 9:00 P.M. EDT, and below, we'll highlight the best players for both production and value.
Best NBA DFS Picks
Kelly Olynyk, PF/C, Utah Jazz (DraftKings $6.8k, FanDuel $9.0k)
Kelly Olynyk was shipped over to the Jazz this offseason, and he's been a great veteran presence among a team full of young talent. Olynyk sees a lot of minutes, as in his past four games, he's been on the floor for 31+ minutes each time. Last night, the Gonzaga product scored 21 points, to go with four boards and a pair of blocks versus the Warriors. Although Utah lost, they still hold a solid 12-9 record on the year, and they tend to keep a lot of games close. As far as consistency goes, Olynyk is able to contribute across all statistical categories, so lock him into your lineups tonight for guaranteed production.
Cameron Payne, PG/SG, Phoenix Suns (DraftKings $9.0k, FanDuel $11.0k)
Cameron Payne has been a great energy player with Chris Paul out of the lineup. As a starter this year, the Murray State alum is posting averages of 18.5 points, 6.9 assists, and 3.3 rebounds. He is coming off his first double-double of the year, which occurred against Detroit last night. Payne finished with 16 points and ten dimes across 31 minutes of action, and he's proven time and time again that he's one of the better backup PGs in the league. The Suns have the luxury of slotting Payne into the lineup with Paul out, and it seems that Payne is in a way better rhythm as a starter, where he plays for longer stretches of time.
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Collin Sexton, Utah Jazz (DraftKings $6.0k, FanDuel $8.5k)
Collin Sexton has had inconsistent stat lines this year, but with starting point guard Mike Conley nursing a leg injury, Sexton is a great play on both platforms. Sexton has seen little playing time off the bench, but in four starts this year, he's averaging a tick under 30 minutes per contest. While Conley has been out, Sexton has filled in at PG, averaging 14.8 points and 6.0 assists. Expect him to be active as a scorer and playmaker once again tonight in Phoenix.
Other DFS options to consider: Devin Booker, SG, Phoenix Suns (DraftKings $11.4k, FanDuel $16.0k)
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