Fanduel & DraftKings NBA DFS Lineup Picks – February 23rd 2017

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Fanduel & DraftKings NBA DFS Lineup Picks

General Slate Info

  • # of Games tonight: 6
  • Lineup Lock: 7:00pm EST

Juke’s Quick Take

Welcome back! It’s been exactly 1 week since we had NBA games to watch. I hope everyone is well rested and excited for tonight. We get the treat of watching 2 teams with new players including Demarcus Cousins on the Pelicans. I don’t know what to expect with the Cousins trade so I’ll wait a game or two before I target any Pelicans players.

My favorite stack of the night is the Sacramento Kings. Without Cousins in this lineup, I expect several players to step up in his absence. Guys like Darren Collison, Ben McLemore, Anthony Toliver and Willie Cauley Stein should all see huge bumps in usage.

Favorite Stacks

  • Detroit Pistons
  • Golden State Warriors
  • Sacramento Kings

Favorite Game to Target

  • DEN vs SAC
  • DET vs CHA
  • NYK vs CLE
  • LAC vs GS

Top PG Plays

Reggie Jackson

He was complaining about dehydration but had 1 week to rest and recover. His minutes are up and he gets a nice matchup against the Hornets who have been struggling on defense. He’s too cheap and I will be building around him tonight.

Derrick Rose

Many people will jump on Kyrie, but he doesn’t have much upside at 9k on Fanduel. I actually prefer Derrick rose who may get Shumpert defense, but is also another guy who should play better with extra rest. He had a big road performance in his last game, and with Lebron James shadowing Carmelo, I feel Derrick Rose should handle most of the scoring.

Top SG Plays

Ben McClemore

With Demarcus Cousins gone, I think this opens up a lot of opportunity for Ben McLemore. He had a great game when Cousins was suspended against the Hawks and should be super low owned. He should also play HUGE minutes since Buddy Held, who got traded from the Pelicans, is not active tonight.

Evan Fournier

He’s a bit boring, but should benefit the most from the Ibaka trade. He is the #1 scorer in this offense and his minutes are safe. The Trailblazers have been awful on defense so I expect Fournier to put up around 25 to 30 FDP.

Top SF Plays

Kevin Durant

If you’ve been following me all season, you know I love to play SFs against the Clippers. Kevin Durant put up 48 FDP in his last matchup against them, plus this game has the highest total on the slate. He’s cheaper than Lebron yet has similar upside.

Marcus Morris

I really the Pistons tonight and Morris has caught my attention. He’s played at least 36 minutes in the last 2 games and has a safe floor as well. If you spend down and get Morris, this saves you enough room to get Jokic, my favorite play on the night.

Top PF Plays

Nikola Jokic

The big man is well rested and gets a JUICY matchup against a depleted Kings’ frontcourt without Demarcus Cousins. There is nobody to stop this guy and he should put up a monster game inside. He may get overlooked, but I want him in every lineup tonight.

Channing Frye

Kevin Love is still out, so I’m going with Frye in a nationally televised game against the Knicks. I wouldn’t put too much stock in his last game since it was on a b2b. He’s rested now and the Knicks really struggle against 3 point shooters. He’s super safe tonight.

Top C Plays

Tristian Thompson

He’s been money at home and has scored at least 29 FDP in 4 straight home games. The Knicks are AWFUL at guarding the center position so Thompson looks like the safest, high upside center on the night.

Javale Mcgee

He won’t play a ton of minutes, but someone has to guard Deandre Jordan. If he gets 20+ minutes, he could have a monster game. The Warriors will score a ton tonight so I think a Warriors stack with Mcgee is a smart move.

Fanduel Lineup

PG: Reggie Jackson

PG: Derrick Rose

SG: Ben McLemore

SG: Evan Fournier

SF: Kevin Durant

SF: Marcus Morris

PF: Nikola Jokic

PF: Channing Frye

C: Tristan Thompson

DraftKings Lineup

PG: Reggie Jackson

SG: Ben McLemore

SF: Kevin Durant

PF: Marcus Morris

C: Nikola Jokic

G: Eric Gordon

F: Anthony Toliver

Util: Tristan Thompson

Juke

Juke is an avid daily fantasy sports player who competes in MLB, NFL, NBA & Soccer leagues. He's been playing DFS for over a year and shares his successes & failures on RotoJuke. Follow Juke on Twitter.

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