NBA DFS 2-12-21 DraftKings Picks

by Desrick Rhooms Jr.
NBA DFS 2-12-21 DraftKings Picks

Welcome to the NBA DFS 2-12-21 DraftKings picks article!

Last night there was a fairly simple five-game slate but tonight we have an 11 game main slate!

Making the right picks will be crucial tonight with so many games to choose from.

These are the higher-priced players I expect to pay off.

NBA DFS 2-12-21 DraftKings Picks

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11 Game Slate

Timberwolves @ Hornets
Knicks @ Wizards
Spurs @ Hawks
Pelicans @ Mavericks
Pistons @ Celtics
Clippers @ Bulls
Thunder @ Nuggets
Bucks @ Jazz
Grizzlies @ Lakers
Cavaliers @ Trailblazers
Magic @ Kings


Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks, ($10,900)

Coming off a triple-double Wednesday night Luka has been on fire this week. Over the past three games, he has averaged 59.2 DK points.

The Pelicans are giving up the second-most three-pointers in the NBA right now at 17 made per game. I expect Luka to take advantage of this as he currently averages 7 attempts per game and should help with assists as well.

They currently give up the most assists per game to PGs at about 10 per game.

Bulls' star Zach Lavine torched the Pelicans defense for 64 DK points on Wednesday night, I expect Doncic to be close to that as well.

Damian Lillard, Portland Trailblazers, ($9,800)

Coming off last night's 30 point performance, Lillard finds himself going against the worst defense over the past three games. The Cavaliers are currently giving up about 125 points per game.

With C.J McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic out, it will be up to Lillard to carry the load as it has been for most of the season.

Over the past three games, Lillard has averaged 51.4 DK points per game, and I expect that to be his floor tonight.

LaMelo Ball, Charlotte Hornets, ($8,600)

The rookie has shown he should've been the first overall pick in the draft as some projected. Ball is averaging about 21.7  points and 6.4 assists per game as a starter over the past six games.

If there's one thing we know about Melo, he's going to shoot. The rookie guard has averaged about 17 attempts per game as a starter.

With the Timberwolves playing at the third-highest pace over the past three games I expect this to compliment Ball's game.

I wouldn't be surprised if he got his second triple-double of the season.


Gordon Hayward, Charlotte Hornets, ($7,300)

The former All-Star was written off in Boston but he has made a resurgence in Charlotte, averaging a career-high 22.6 points per game this season.

The Timberwolves are average when it comes to guarding the SF position, but they're a terrible defensive team overall. Only four teams allow more points than them per game so far this season.

Hayward's price has dropped to $7,300 because of his recent slump but I expect him to break out of that tonight.

Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers, ($9,500)

The Claw has quietly been on a scoring tear this season, scoring at least 20 points in his last 10 games.

Coming off a season-high 36 points Wednesday night against the Timberwolves, I expect him to score at least 30 on the Bulls as well.

The Bulls play at a much higher pace than the Clippers so I expect Kawhi to have more opportunities than normal.

With the injury to Paul George and the Bulls' terrible defense, Leonard is a must-start.

LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, ($10,100)

The ageless wonder did it again with a great performance against the Thunder on Wednesday night and sealing the win with a steal in overtime.

The King has had his way against the Grizzlies this year, averaging 24 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 7.5 assists.

The Grizzlies currently give up the second most DK points to SFs, giving up about 47.07 points per game.

LeBron is currently having another MVP caliber season and I don't see the Grizzlies stopping it. He's scored at least 20 points in all but four games this season.

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