We have a seven-game main NBA DFS slate on SuperDraft Thursday. Below, we’ll dive in and break down our three top plays of the slate.
Ja Morant, PG, Memphis Grizzlies (1.1x score multiplier)
Morant is a dangerous man and has a great matchup. He’s currently averaging 26.5 points, 6.8 assists and 5.9 rebounds per game. The opposing Pistons are one of the worst defenses versus point guards, giving up 21.5 points, 8.4 assists and 6.4 rebounds per game. They also play at a high pace of 101.2 possessions per game, lining up with the Memphis Grizzlies pace of 102.2 possessions. With this game being high-paced and the second-highest point total of the slate, Ja Morant should have plenty of opportunities to score.
Andrew Wiggins, SF, Golden State Warriors (1.45x)
Wiggins gets a nice matchup against the struggling Knicks, who are on a four-game losing streak. Wiggins is currently averaging 18 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. He gets a boost (per the FTN Daily advance DvP tool) as an all-around scorer but also a boost in pace. With the boost in the DvP area, he is projected for 38.13 fantasy points. The Golden State Warriors did face the Knicks Dec. 14, and Wiggins recorded 18 points, six rebounds and three assists. A similar performance gives us what we’ll need for him to pay off at the 1.45x multiplier.
Gary Trent Jr, SG, Toronto Raptors (1.4x)
Trent and the Raptors will be seeing a boost in pace. They are facing the Houston Rockets, who play at the fastest pace in the league with 103.3 possessions per game. They are also one of the worst defenses versus shooting guards. They are giving up 22.8 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 4.7 assists per game. On top of all of that, Trent will see a boost as a shooter (per the advanced DvP tool). With just the shooter boost, he is projected for 24 fantasy points and that is without the 1.4x multiplier applied to it.
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