NBA DFS: It’s a seven-game slate for Monday’s NBA action starting at 7:00 pm EST. The Dallas Mavericks at the Orlando Magic, the Indiana Pacers at the Philadelphia 76ers, the Utah Jazz at the New Orleans Pelicans, the Denver Nuggets at the Chicago Bulls, the Brooklyn Nets at the San Antonio Spurs, the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Houston Rockets, and the Charlotte Hornets at the Portland Trail Blazers.
These are my NBA FANDUEL DFS picks for this Monday
LaMelo Ball $7,900
LaMelo Ball looks like he is going to run away with the Rookie of the Year Award. He is a good play tonight if Gordan Heyward, Devonte Graham, and Cody Zeller are all out. Please monitor the injury situation.
Mike Conley $6,200/ T.J. McConnell $6,100
Conley missed a back to back due to hamstring tightness. He is a big reason why the Utah Jazz has the best record in the NBA.
McConnell had a big game against the New York Knicks with 45 FP. He logged 17 points, 12 assists, 6 rebounds, and 2 steals.
This is great value, but beware as Malcolm Brogdon is listed as questionable. Expect 35 plus minutes if Brogdon is out.
James Harden $10,700
With Kyrie Irving out last game, Harden was very popular. However, he did disappoint. With Irving being back, Harden’s usage rate will be down; however, it’s hard to pass on him as he can possibly get you a triple-double at any given night.
Terry Rozier $7,300, Eric Bledsoe $5,300
If Hayward and Graham are indeed out, Rozier should get a boost in the usage rate and the number of shot attempts in the game.
Bledsoe’s 19 points were the most number of points he put up in his last 10 games. His involvement in the Pelicans’ offense has increased of late which is good for value.
Michael Porter $6,500
Porter had 20 points (7-11 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and 10 rebounds over 28 minutes Saturday in the Nuggets’ 126-96 win over the Thunder. This game against the Chicago Bulls should be a lot closer, which should give MPJ more minutes.
Will Barton $4,900
Barton may be very frustrating to play at times due to his inconsistency, shooting from the field. The minutes will be there for him due to the many injuries. Many Nuggets players may interest a lot of DFS players because there are quite a few injuries on this team.
Zion Williamson $8,500
At a similar price point, definitely consider playing him over Brandon Ingram. Williamson has way more upside He had 14 rebounds against the San Antonio Spurs.
P.J. Washington $6,200
If Cody Zeller is out, he will get more minutes along with Bismack Biyombo. Washington only had two games of 20-plus points this season entering Sunday. The second-year forward dominated Sacramento in a close victory. This game is a wait and see.
Nikola Jokic $11,000/ Joel Embiid $10,800
The Denver Nuggets have been short-handed for a few games. Head coach Michael Malone limited his minutes due to a blow-out victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
He was still able to get his eighth triple-double of the season. The Chicago Bulls are not good defensively.
Embiid is the next best option if Tobias Harris is ruled out.
Jarret Allen $7,900
Allen played well against the Houston Rockets last time. If the Rockets play Justin Patton, it should not affect Allen.
He has not missed a beat after getting traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. He recorded a double-double in seven straight outings.