Here we’ll go over the top fantasy basketball and DFS targets on DraftKings for Saturday’s seven-game main slate. We’ve consider players at each position, as well as a backup for each option. Here’s who we think could be sure-fire hits to kick off the weekend.
Trae Young, ATL vs. POR, $10,300 — Young will be up against a Portland team that won’t have Damian Lillard, who is still out with a groin injury. Anfernee Simons, Gary Trent Jr., and C.J. McCollum should have a hard time containing him. He has eclipsed his season average of 52 DKFP four times in the last five games.
Other Options: Russell Westbrook, HOU vs. BOS, $10,100
CJ McCollum, POR vs. ATL, $9,200 — McCollum has had to assume a larger offensive workload with Lillard out and has scored at least 27 points in every game since the All-Star break. He’s dipped below 50 DKFP once during this stretch while reaching double-digits in assists three times as well.
Other Options: James Harden, BOS vs. HOU, $10,900
Jimmy Butler, MIA vs. BKN, $7,800 — Butler will be lining up opposite at small forward opposite Joe Harris or Caris LeVert. His physicality should pose a threat to each of them on both sides of the ball. He’s flirted with a double-double in each of his last two appearances and should be able to put together his usual all-around game.
Other Options: T.J. Warren, IND vs. CLE, $5,900
Aaron Gordon, ORL vs. SA, $8,500 — Gordon has totaled more than 50 DKFP in back-to-back contests and should have a favorable matchup against the Spurs’ Trey Lyles. He’s also scored at least 25 points in four of his last five contests.
Other Options: Deandre Ayton, PHO vs. GS, $8,400
Hassan Whiteside, POR vs. ATL, $9,300 — Whiteside has been one of the more dominant rebounders this season and will be up against an Atlanta team that’s without Clint Capela. Dewayne Dedmon, Bruno Fernando, and company shouldn’t be able to compete with him on the boards. His scoring has also seen a boost, and none of the Hawks’ frontcourt players are great defensively.
Other Options: Bam Adebayo, BKN vs. MIA, $8,600