Here we’ll go over the top fantasy basketball and DFS targets on DraftKings for Saturday night’s 13-game main slate. We’ll consider players at each position, including some other options to help you craft your lineups. Here’s who we think are sure-fire DFS hits.
Spencer Dinwiddie, BKN vs. HOU, $8,000 — Dinwiddie has been living his best life without Kyrie Irving (shoulder) in the fold and has been one of the most consistent plays you can make since mid November. He’s only dipped under 38.3 DKFP once in the last month and will face a Rockets team reeling from the effectiveness of several Warriors role players. He should do just fine against Houston.
Other Options: D’Angelo Russell, GS vs. DAL, $7,400; Elfrid Payton, NY vs. WAS, $6,500
James Harden, HOU vs. BKN, $11,200 — Harden’s 24-point performance against the Warriors on Christmas Day wasn’t horrible, but it was far from what you’d expect him to have against one of the worst teams in the NBA this year. Look for Harden to come out firing from the jump after soiling a gimme game against the team that’s been a thorn in Houston’s side during the past couple postseasons.
Other Options: Andrew Wiggins, MIN vs. CLE, $7,900; Jaylen Brown, BOS vs. TOR, $7,000
Luka Doncic, DAL vs. GS, $11,700 — Doncic returned from a four-game hiatus caused by an ankle injury on Thursday got right back to business with 24 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists. Expect one of the NBA’s most exciting players to continue dominating against a Warriors team that doesn’t have an answer for his ability to score and create for his teammates.
Other Options: Brandon Ingram, NO vs. IND, $8,000; Jimmy Butler, PHI vs. MIA, $7,900
Kawhi Leonard, LAC vs. UTA, $9,000 — Leonard has continued to be the model of consistency in Los Angeles and is putting up a career-high 5.1 assists per game this year. That paired with his already elite scoring and rebounding makes him even more of a threat on a nightly basis. With Giannis Antetokounmpo out and Anthony Davis being $1,200 more and questionable for Saturday, Leonard is the easy choice.
Other Options: Domantas Sabonis, IND vs. NO, $5,700; John Collins, ATL at CHI, $8,400
Rudy Gobert, UTA vs. LAC, $8,500 — “The Stifle Tower” is a double-double machine and has notched 14 consecutive double-double. It’s hard to go with a different option with stats like that. His consistency paired as a scorer and rebounder paired with his blocking prowess make him a very safe choice with a high floor.
Other Options: Bam Adebayo, MIA vs. PHI, $8,100; Kristaps Porzingis, DAL vs. GS., $8,300