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2/4 NBA DFS: Make your Mark

2/4 NBA DFS: Make your Mark
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Daily Fantasy Rundown – February 4 NBA DFS Picks and Analysis

Welcome to Thursday’s edition of the Daily Fantasy Rundown with “dinkpiece”, “leonem” andTheNumbersGuy”. Each day throughout the NBA season our daily NBA scouting reports will highlight the best top, value and cheap plays of the day based on the Daily Fantasy Industry’s pricing for salary cap games.  Our goal is to bring analysis that will help you build rosters that put you in position to win consistently over the long term.

*Any time a player’s salary is reference as a discount or premium, it is relative to the average cost of a roster spot.

**Usage/Assist/Rebounding Rates courtesy of Basketball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted.

Point Guard – Our featured site for the point guard position is FanDuel

Top Play:

Damian Lillard (POR)/Kyle Lowry (TOR) – Lillard and Lowry carry the highest expected value at the point guard position and thus represent our top plays at the position. These point guards aren’t strong point per dollar options, but the competitive game environment they’re in (Portland is favored by one point over Toronto) makes them worthwhile tournament options. If you’d like to play one of these point guards in cash games, we’ll side with Lowry since his matchup is friendlier (Portland is ranked 22nd in defensive efficiency vs. PGs).

Next in line:

Reggie Jackson (DET) –Jackson is in play across all formats, especially now that he’s at home (he’s averaging 37.8 DraftKings points per game at home; 31.3 on the road this season). Jackson is particularly viable on DraftKings, where none of our value point guards are projected to hit their value threshold (except Jordan Clarkson if Bryant is out). Jackson’s average performance on DraftKings puts him within a point of his value threshold, which is the closest relative to the rest of the value point guards. Kentavious-Caldwell Pope’s injury will likely open up some extra playing time for Jackson. Jackson is averaging around 31 minutes per game this season, but the Pistons’ bench is terrible and Brandon Jennings will be forced to play some two. That should free up around two to three extra minutes over Jackson’s baseline (played 33 minutes last night vs. Boston). This isn’t factored into Jackson’s current price.

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