Daily Fantasy Rundown – February 5 NBA DFS Picks and Analysis
Welcome to Friday’s edition of the Daily Fantasy Rundown with “dinkpiece”, “leonem” and “TheNumbersGuy”. 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 DraftKings
John Wall (WAS)/Chris Paul (LAC) – We have these two projected nearly identically and both grade out as solid values at their current price points around the industry. Since Blake Griffin went down, Chris Paul has posted a 29.5 usage rate and an assist rate over 50. Orlando ranks 23rd in defensive efficiency against point guards and 17th in overall defensive efficiency. The Clippers have a healthy 105.5 team total and the Clippers are one of the few teams in this slate not playing on either the front or back end of a back-to-back, which should help keep the minutes elevated. Wall gets a favorable matchup against the 76ers who rank 19th in defensive efficiency against point guards but have jumped into the Top 10 in the last 10 games. Wall’s been logging heavy minutes even amid Bradley Beal‘s return (36.3 per game in January) but some shooting challenges have held back the Fantasy value (.407 in January). We’re projecting both Paul and Wall for mid-forties DraftKings points, which puts them right below their value thresholds. Wall has shown the bigger upside but on the front end of a back-to-back we’ll need the game to stay competitive for that upside to be reached. Both project as solid cash game targets and among our highest overall scorers on the slate.