We have a two-game main NBA DFS slate on SuperDraft Thursday. Below, we’ll dive in and break down our three top plays of the slate.
LeBron James, SF, Los Angeles Lakers (1x score multiplier)
Now 37 years old, James has aged like fine wine. After going for 57.75 and 66.75 fantasy points in his past two games, he gets another great matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers. They are currently allowing 21 points, 8.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game to opposing forwards. This will be a pace advantage game for the Lakers also. They currently average 102.7 possessions per game while the 76ers average 98.2 possession. One thing that could add an extra boost is if Anthony Davis is ruled out (currently GTD), LeBron James will see a massive boost in usage and points with Davis out of the game.
Joel Embiid, C, Philadelphia 76ers (1x)
Embiid has been a monster this season. He has now secured four straight double-doubles and gets an even juicer matchup against the Lakers Thursday. Using the FTN Daily advanced DvP tool, Embiid will see a boost mainly as a rebounder and scorer. This has him projected alone around 66.25 fantasy points. Looking at the matchup, the Lakers allow opposing centers to average a double-double with 22.8 and 15.1 rebounds per game. Embiid has been able to go well above scoring as he has dropped 40 or more points in three of his last five games.
Furkan Korkmaz, SG, Philadelphia 76ers (1.8x)
When diving deep, there isn’t too much to like. Korkmaz however, has a pretty good matchup. Even coming off the bench. The Lakers have struggled this season overall and against shooting guards specifically. They are currently allowing them to average 23.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game. Korkmaz, who has played 35 minutes or more in his past three games, has hit double-digits in points in the past two. On top of that, he has hit 20 or more fantasy points in those games and at a 1.8x score multiplier, I don’t want to pass that up on a two-game slate.
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