After a thin slate last week, we’re back with an NBA DFS lineup this Thursday with quite a few more games to peruse. Not only are there six games to cherry-pick for sleepers and stalwarts, but many of the league’s top teams are throwing down. Both the top records out of the East and the West are in action, so let’s take a look at who we should be in on for those games.
(NOTE: This NBA DFS lineup was made ahead of time. Always check for the latest injuries and inactives prior to lineups locking. )
NBA DFS Picks for Thursday – Feb 3rd
PG – Davion Mitchell ($4,800) – SAC
At 4.8k you aren’t going to find a shooter hotter than Mitchell right now. With De’Aaron Fox on the mend, Mitchell has stepped up in a starting role. He’s been hot from three, he’s dishing out assists and he’s scoring about twice his season average. I don’t love the matchup with the Warriors, but being down big early will likely lead to the Kings trying to shoot their way out of trouble. If that does happen, Mitchell is going to get extra looks.
SG – Mikal Bridges ($6,400) – PHX
Not sure if you’ve noticed, but the Suns are on an 11-game win streak. I’m also not sure if you’ve noticed, but some of that is thanks to a wild increase in production from Mikal Bridges. With Deandre Ayton out, Bridges is basically doubling his points per game every night. His NBA DFS salary is starting to shoot up a bit as a result, but it still hasn’t started to reflect the fact that he’s cracked 40.0 (and nearly 50.0) in each of his last two games, even with Ayton back in the last one.
SF – Andrew Wiggins ($6,700) – GSW
Say what you want about Wiggins getting a starting spot in the All-Star Game, but he’s averaging nearly 44.0 fantasy points a game over his last three contests. That’s nothing to scoff at, especially when he’s only costing you that price. In addition to some increased scoring, we’re seeing plenty of his production come on the defensive end – averaging two steals and two blocks in that time. So, even if we have a game where Stephen Curry decides to take over on the offensive side, there should be room for Wiggins to still give you some NBA DFS love.
PF – DeMar DeRozan ($9,200) – CHI
Well, DeRozan is back on the track he was on early in the season, which means it’s time to consider rostering him in NBA DFS every time the Bulls play. He’s averaging over 50.0 fantasy points a game and is doing it in all different ways. One of his back-to-back double-doubles comes with assists and the other with rebounds. He’s going to fill the stat sheet again tonight against the Raptors.
C – Bam Adebayo ($8,400) – MIA
If there’s one big-ticket item I’m chasing down on this NBA DFS slate (obviously after DeRozan), it’s Adebayo. The Spurs are lousy on defense against big men. They rank 28th in the league in allowing points to opposing centers and 21st in the league in rebounding percentage. I’d expect a big night from the Miami Heat big man – even if he’s not scoring much.
G – Bogdan Bogdanovic ($4,900) – ATL
Since Christmas, Bogdan has been making it rain. Just once in that span has he failed to give us multiple three-pointers in a game, and he’s been even hotter as of late. He’s hit three a game since the calendar turned over and is averaging over 30.0 fantasy points. Yet here he is still costing you a mere 4.9k in your NBA DFS lineup.
F – Keldon Johnson ($5,700) – SAS
Since returning from the league protocols, Keldon Johnson has been wildly consistent – which is nice to have a little of in your NBA DFS lineups. In every game since he returned on January 12th, Johnson has double-digit points and is averaging five boards a game in that time as well. If that isn’t enough, he’s shown the ability to even outplay that floor with eight rebounds in two of his last three games and 20-point performances in those as well.
UTIL – Jordan McLaughlin ($3,500) – MIN
With both Patrick Beverley and D’Angelo Russell banged up, Jordan McLaughlin has made his presence known. With each spending time out, McLaughlin snatched up a starting spot in the Timberwolves backcourt and put up some numbers. Even with Beverley returning on Tuesday, McLaughlin got over 25 minutes of burn and gave owners a 27.0 fantasy point performance. There’s questions as to whether Beverley’s ankle will let him go two games in a row and Russell is not scheduled to return. Regardless of the former’s status, McLaughlin is an NBA DFS steal at this price.
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