The New Orleans Pelicans host the Portland Trail Blazers tonight, and DraftKings and FanDuel have single game NBA DFS contests for this Western Conference Matchup. The slate locks at 8:00 P.M. EDT and below, we'll highlight the best players for both production and value.
Best NBA DFS Picks
Josh Hart, SG/SF, Portland Trail Blazers (DraftKings $6.8k, FanDuel $11.0k)
Josh Hart is an excellent wing defender, and in fantasy, he fills up the stat sheet on a nightly basis. The former Laker and Pelican doesn't score a ton of points (8.7), but he rebounds like a big, averaging 8.8 after recording 11 last night. Hart also has big assist nights from time to time, recently racking up eight dimes in back-to-back nights prior to yesterday's win. With Blazers star Damian Lillard out tonight, expect Hart's numbers to rise across the board, especially his assist numbers. Hart is very affordable on both platforms, and while he isn't worthy of a Captain or MVP slot, he'll provide great value and help save salary for other slots.
Brandon Ingram, SF/SG, New Orleans Pelicans (DraftKings $8.8k, FanDuel $13.0k)
Brandon Ingram is one of the better scorers in the league, and he currently averages 22.7 points, to go with 6.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists. Ingram has already missed several games due to injury, but since he's been back, he's shown no ill effects. Look for him to score a lot tonight and contribute in other areas as well versus a Portland team that will be without their star.
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Justise Winslow, Portland Trail Blazers (DraftKings $4.4k, FanDuel $9.0k)
Center Jusuf Nurkic and power forward Jerami Grant are still listed as questionable, so keep an eye on their status, as it'll directly impact Winslow's production. Winslow has been a key contributor, mainly off the bench for Portland, and tonight he should see more touches with Damian Lillard sidelined. Winslow has the ability to chip in with a decent number of rebounds and assists, and he currently averages 1.4 steals per game too. He's not a huge scorer, but his versatility makes him one of the best value options on this single game slate. If Nurkic and Grant don't play, Winslow could slot into the starting lineup, but if they do play, Winslow is still a solid option to save salary for the rest of your DFS lineup.
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