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NBA DFS 4-16-21 DraftKings Picks

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Welcome to the NBA DFS 4-16-21 DraftKings Picks article!

Last night there was a small four-game slate but tonight we will have a standard slate with ten games!

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 4-16-21 DraftKings Picks

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10 Game Slate

Thunder @ Pistons
Pelicans @ Wizards
Clippers @ 76ers
Magic @ Raptors
Hornets @ Nets
Grizzlies @ Bulls
Nuggets @ Rockets
Heat @ Timberwolves
Trail Blazers @ Spurs
Knicks @ Mavericks

Guards

Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards, ($8,900)


The All-Star guard has picked his scoring up during the past two games, scoring over 30 points in both games. The Pelicans have been the worst perimeter defense in the league this season, allowing the most three-pointers in the NBA per game (15).

Although he plays with Russell Westbrook, Beal will still have plenty of opportunities because the Wizards play at the league’s fastest pace and he’s currently fourth in usage.

The last time Beal faced the Pelicans he scored 47 points back in January. He’s my favorite play tonight and the NBA’s leading scorer is simply too cheap to pass up at $8,900.

Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn Nets, ($9,900)

Say what you want about Kyrie but when he’s on the court he performs.  He’s been a walking bucket all season and over the past four games, he has shot at least 50 percent from the field over the past four games.

Since the All-Star break, Irving is averaging 29.2 points per game, fourth in the NBA over that time.  With the injury of James Harden (hamstring) and Kevin Durant still on a minutes restriction, this is an ideal matchup.

Kyrie was two assists shy of a triple-double when he faced the Hornets earlier this month, scoring 15 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in a blowout.

Only Donovan Mitchell has averaged more shot attempts per game (21.6) than Irving since the break.

Dejounte Murray, San Antonio Spurs, ($7,000)

Murray has been struggling shooting the ball over the past couple of games but his ability to stuff the stat sheet makes up for that. He has shown a knack to get boards and create turnovers, having multiple steals in seven of the last eight games.

Overall he has shown more aggressiveness lately shooting the ball more, the Trail Blazers allow the most DK points (51.94) to point guards per game.

With the San Antonio offense going through Murray and DeRozan, I would be shocked if Murray didn’t reach value. The Trail Blazers allow the fourth-most points to point guards in the league (25.96).

The Trail Blazers are one of the defenses that you should try to get as much exposure against as possible.

Forwards

Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets, ($9,400)

Durant came back looking like his usual self scoring 31 points in the blowout win against the Timberwolves. Going 11-15 from the field, KD showed off his efficiency as he only played 27 minutes.

As I noted earlier the Nets will be without James Harden so there will be more usage between KD and Kyrie. I would look into stacking the pair as I think they’re both underpriced.

The Hornets currently allow the most points (23.78) and DK points (50.68) to power forwards in the league.

Durant is a must-add as long as he’s under $10K and Harden is out. I wouldn’t be surprised if he ended the night leading the slate in DK points.

DeMar DeRozan, San Antonio Spurs, ($7,900)

DeRozan has continued to be overlooked but he is having another great season. Averaging a career-high in assists (7.2), he has been great in fantasy because of his ability to get peripheral stats.

The Trail Blazers have been terrible defensively all season and I expect DeRozan to take advantage with scoring and passing the ball. He ended the game with 20 points, 11 assists, and 6 rebounds when he faced them earlier this season.

While he doesn’t have as high of a ceiling as most other players because of his lack of outside shooting, he has a high floor, averaging 42 DK points over the past four games.

Michael Porter Jr., Denver Nuggets, ($7,400)


Porter Jr has had an up and down season after showing star potential in the bubble last season. He’s shown flashes of being a scoring threat and has scored 20 points in nine of his past eleven games.

With the injury of Jamal Murray (torn ACL), Porter Jr will be the second option on offense after Nikola Jokic. He has averaged 21.4 points and 9.6 rebounds in games that Murray has missed.

The Rockets have been one of the worst teams this season as they continue to deal with life after Harden. With the Rockets playing at the sixth-highest pace, Porter Jr will have plenty of opportunities to score and grab boards.

The Rockets currently allow the third-most rebounds (11.11) to power forwards.


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About Desrick Rhooms Jr.

Desrick loves fantasy sports, almost addicted. His favorite teams are the Los Angeles Lakers and the Carolina Panthers. Desrick likes to listen to music, watch sports, and spend time with close ones during his free time.

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