Welcome to the NBA DFS 2-24-21 DraftKings Value Picks article! We’ve got a nine-game slate tonight with some great values; we’ve got some players returning to starting lineups after injury and some forgotten names that are getting starts for their teams.
The cheap pairing is the Spurs Dejounte Murray ($7,400) and Patty Mills ($4,300). After a short hiatus due to COVID, the Spurs are back and ready to restart their season. They have the perfect matchup against the Thunder to regain their shot. The Thunder allow the fifth-most fantasy points to all positions.
The intermediate pairing is the Suns Devin Booker ($8,300) and Mikal Bridges ($5,700). Booker is averaging 27.2 points, 5.2 assists, and 4.4 rebounds in his past ten games, and Charlotte allows the third-most fantasy points to all positions.
The expensive pairing is the Bulls Zach LaVine ($9,600) and Thaddeus Young ($5,900). Zach LaVine has been one of the NBA’s best scorers recently; he averaged 32.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, and five assists in his previous ten games.
NBA DFS 2-24-21 DraftKings Value Picks
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Warriors (B2B-road) @ Pacers
Celtics (B2B-road) @ Hawks (B2B)
Rockets @ Cavs (B2B)
Raptors (B2B) @ Heat
Wolves (B2B-road) @ Bulls
Pistons (B2B-road) @ Pelicans
Spurs @ Thunder
Hornets @ Suns
Lakers @ Jazz
Dennis Smith Jr., Detroit Pistons $4,400
I know what you're thinking "Wait, that Dennis Smith?"
He is still playing and now has the chance to start for the Pistons since Delon Wright is out for two weeks with a groin strain.
Smith is playing the Pelicans tonight, and this matchup is his best chance to prove he isn't washed and can take advantage of bad defenses. The Pelicans allow 24.2 points, 10.5 assists, and 6.1 rebounds per game to point guards.
It also bodes well for Smith having a decent night since he’ll be facing off against Lonzo Ball. Smith averages 12.6 points, 3.6 assists, and 1.9 rebounds when guarded by Ball. he also forced Ball into five turnovers in their previous meeting this season.
If Smith can't score double-digit points against the Pelicans, then NBA fans need to eject Smith from their consciousness.
Collin Sexton, Cleveland Cavaliers $7,400
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— NBA (@NBA) February 24, 2021
Despite the Cavaliers being on a ten-game losing streak, Collin Sexton has been a terrific contributor and scorer. He averaged 21 points, 4.4 assists, 2.5 rebounds, and one steal in his past ten games.
Sexton will face off against the Houston Rockets, who allow the most fantasy points to shooting guards this season. Houston allows 26 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game to guards this season.
OG Anunoby, Toronto Raptors $5,600
Anunoby is back from injury and looks good so far, averaging 11 points, 6.7 rebounds, one assist, and one block. Tonight he is facing a Heat team that is struggling against small forwards. Actually, the Heat are struggling to stay healthy enough to field a decent defense.
So, it is safe to assume that Anunoby will get a few easy buckets against Miami. The Heat allow 22.4 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 5.2 assists per game to small forwards this season.
Jae Crowder, Phoenix Suns $4,800
After having three consecutive games with double-digit points, Crowder has struggled to score in his past two games (five points against Memphis, eight points against the Trail Blazers). Streaky scoring has been Crowder's tendency this whole season, so he is due to break the slump. That slump should end against Charlotte.
The Hornets allow the most fantasy points to power forwards. They allow 24.6 points, 10.6 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game to forwards.
Wendell Carter Jr., Chicago Bulls $5,800
A double-double at the half for Wendell Carter Jr.
29.5 FPTS pic.twitter.com/PDAZgYz9w9
— NBA Fantasy (@NBAFantasy) February 23, 2021
Carter Jr. has returned from injury, and since returning to the Bulls' lineup, he is averaging 13.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.4 blocks.
He is coming off a double-double against the Rockets, and now he is playing the Timberwolves, who are a complete disaster.
The Wolves allow 25.9 points, 15.5 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game to centers this season. Plus. Carter has thrived against Karl-Anthony Towns in past matchups. He averages 12 points, 8.5 rebounds, and one assist when guarded by Towns.
All signs point to this young center having a decent night against a bad, horrible, atrocious team (Did I mention that Minnesota is a bad team yet?).
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