The Phoenix Suns host the Los Angeles Lakers tonight, and DraftKings and FanDuel have showdown and single game NBA DFS contests for this Western Conference Matchup. The slate locks at 10:00 P.M. EDT, and below, we'll highlight the best players for both production and value.
Best NBA DFS Picks
Anthony Davis, PF/C, Los Angeles Lakers (DraftKings $11.2k, FanDuel $16.0k)
Anthony Davis, despite his team's struggles this year, has been able to put up great stats, and he's also missed just one game up to this point. When healthy, Davis is arguably a top-10 player in the league, and with star LeBron James nursing an adductor injury, expect Davis to be the Lakers' offense again. He's averaging monster numbers when James has been absent from the lineup, as in these games, he's up at 31.6 points and 14.0 rebounds in five contests. Defensively, Davis is tied for second in the league with 1.9 blocks per game, and his 1.4 steals rank high as well. These numbers are very important for fantasy purposes, and in fantasy, there are only a handful of players better than Davis, so lock him into your lineups tonight for guaranteed production.
Cameron Payne, PG/SG, Phoenix Suns (DraftKings $k, FanDuel $13.5k)
Cameron Payne has thrived with starting point guard and future hall-of-fame Chris Paul out of the lineup. Since Payne has moved into the starting lineup, he's posting averages of 20.3 points, 6.3 assists, and 3.7 rebounds for Phoenix. He's coming off a great performance against the Knicks on Sunday, where he finished with 21 points, seven boards, and nine dimes in the win. He's seeing over 33 minutes per game as a starter, and with the Suns down Paul as well as forward Cameron Johnson, Payne should enjoy a high usage rate again tonight and be a great source of assists versus the 5-10 Lakers.
Devin Booker, SG, Phoenix Suns (DraftKings $9.8k, FanDuel $15.5k)
Payne is the main beneficiary of Chris Paul's absence, but Devin Booker is amazing, with or without Paul. While Paul is still recovering from injury, Booker gets more playmaking duties, and since the start of last year, the Kentucky product averages 7.1 assists in 17 games where Paul has been sidelined. Booker averages up at 27.6 points per game this year overall, and tonight he should again see a lot of touches.
Other DFS options to consider: Torrey Craig, SG/SF, Phoenix Suns (DraftKings $9.8k, FanDuel $15.5k), Austin Reaves, SF/SG, Los Angeles Lakers (DraftKings $4.8k, FanDuel $9.5k)