Welcome to the NBA DFS 2-26-22 FanDuel Picks article!
We've got a six-game slate tonight with great player showdowns and team matchups - DeMar DeRozan vs Ja Morant, Trae Young vs Pascal Siakam, and the Nets versus the Bucks (this would be a better game if Kevin Durant were playing). All should provide NBA fans enough action for a Saturday night!
Now, I will give you a fair warning; my suggested lineup picks are a star and scrub approach this week. But, this lineup should provide you with plenty of entertainment while you watch tonight's games and should earn some money as well.
Toronto Raptors @ Atlanta Hawks
Washington Wizards @ Cleveland Cavaliers
San Antonio Spurs @ Miami Heat
Memphis Grizzlies @ Chicago Bulls
Brooklyn Nets @ Milwaukee Bucks
Sacramento Kings @ Denver Nuggets
NBA DFS 2-26-22 FanDuel Picks
De'Aaron Fox, Sacramento Kings $8,200
De'Aaron Fox and Sabonis really have a good connection going so far pic.twitter.com/ccShogUhtS
— Kings Film Room (@SacFilmRoom) February 25, 2022
Fox has been averaging 21.7 points, 5.1 assists, and 3.8 rebounds for the season and has recently increased his (most of) averages with his current play. Since returning from his sore ankle, he has averaged 26.8 points, 4.8 assists, and 4.8 rebounds in his last six games.
He has a fantastic matchup against the Nuggets, who allow 23.7 points, 8.7 assists, and 6.5 rebounds per game to point guards.
Gabe Vincent, Miami Heat $3,700
Vincent is the deep discount value pick to spend money elsewhere on some stars. Now, he won't be a complete waste of a spot; he is averaging 8.2 points, 4.6 assists, and 2.6 rebounds in his last five games. So some decent three-category production from the backup point guard, but maybe his matchup against the Spurs will help boost his production.
The Spurs allow 22 points, 7.9 assists, and seven rebounds per game to point guards. Hopefully, Vincent will make the most of his time when Kyle Lowery is getting some rest.
Will Barton, Denver Nuggets $5,800
Will Barton = Bucket Getter
Season high 31 for The Thrill‼️ pic.twitter.com/NLFBvLOZPO
— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) February 25, 2022
I guess Barton falls somewhere in between stars and scrubs, but his price suggests that FanDuel feels that his production is closer to scrubs, but that is wrong.
Barton has averaged 15.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 2.6 assists in his last ten games. Tonight, he faces the Kings, who allow the second-most fantasy points per game to shooting guards.
The Kings allow 24.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 4.7 assists per game to shooting guards.
Gary Trent Jr., Toronto Raptors $7,200
Gary Trent Jr. is a star performer that isn't quite at the price of other stars. Trent Jr. averages 18.6 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.9 assists for the season. He has been on fire recently, averaging 22.8 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in his last ten games. Now he has a terrific matchup against the Hawks.
The Hawks allow 23.6 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game to shooting guards this season.
Don't let this All-Star performer at glue-guy price slip by on tonight's main slate.
Ziaire Williams, Memphis Grizzlies $4,200
No stopping the Ja Morant- Ziaire Williams combo ❗️ pic.twitter.com/yoKX4nqlXX
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) February 13, 2022
Williams is the better version of Gabe Vincent, a low price player with more guaranteed production. Williams is averaging 10.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in his previous nine games, and tonight has a great matchup against the Bulls.
Usually, you hear nothing but great things about the Bulls, but they have struggled at stopping small forwards. The Bulls allow 22.7 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game to small forwards.
Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat $8,900
Butler has been tearing up recently, averaging 20.6 points, 7.3 rebounds, and five assists in his last eight games. He is so close to being a triple-double machine, and his matchup against the Spurs probably won't result in a triple-double.
The Spurs have played small forwards tough this season. They only allow 20.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game to SFs. But Butler will most likely be guarded by Doug McDermott, who has struggled at stopping Butler in previous matchups.
Butler averages 18.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, and five assists when guarded by McDermott. So maybe Butler can fight and claw his way to a triple-double tonight; at the very least, he'll walk away with a double-double.
Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors $9,300
Pascal Siakam since All-Star snub (6 games):
44.0 3P% pic.twitter.com/z4QmWYJMXT
— StatMuse (@statmuse) February 13, 2022
OG Anunoby is out with a broken finger, which means Siakam will have to shoulder even more of the scoring responsibilities for the Raptors. He has been handing that extra responsibility well, averaging 25 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 5.3 assists in his previous ten games.
Tonight, he has a great matchup against Danilo Gallinari. Siakam averaged 14 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.5 steals when guarded by Gallinari.
James Johnson, Brooklyn Nets $4,200
Kevin Durant is dealing with a sprained MCL, which will increase Johnson's workload (is it just me, or is this sentence dirty). He has had decent production recently, averaging 25.6 minutes, 9.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 3.4 assists in his five games. Johnson has a great matchup against the Bucks while he tries to fill the scoring void in the starting lineup.
The Bucks allow 21.4 points, 11.3 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game to power forwards.
Jarret Allen, Cleveland Cavaliers $6,800
Allen, the double-double machine (averaging 10.1 points and 11 rebounds), is going to rock the Wizards tonight.
This season, the Wizards allow the fourth-most fantasy points (57) to centers. They allow 23.9 points, 16.2 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game to centers. Plus, Allen has been terrific against Jakob Poeltl.
Allen averages 14.5 points, 9.6 rebounds, and two assists when guarded by Poeltl.
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