Snoop’s NBA “2-3 Zone” 8/18/20

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I hope that everyone avoided the Kristaps Porzingis debacle. It is a shame because that was really shaping up to be a good game.

For those of us in chat who avoided Porzingis, the headstart of Nikola Jokic, Joe Harris and Jordan Clarkson set up your lineup nice to have success thanks to our man @KyleDillard20.

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Tuesday brings another four game slate highlighted by what should be a great game with the Trailblazers taking on the Lakers. Can Damian Lillard keep his hot streak going tonight?

That game features the highest game total tonight sitting at 231.5 right now followed by the Rockets versus Heat and the Bucks against the Magic, which are both around the 225 mark.

Top of the Key

Giannis Antetokounmpo ($10,500 DK / $11,000 FD) vs. Orlando Magic

The reigning MVP has been seen limited action in the bubble so far only eclipsing the 30-minute mark in four of the Bucks eight games played. During that time however, he has been completely dominant.

In 154 minutes, he is averaging 1.96 DraftKings and 1.90 FanDuel points with a 39.8% usage rate. There is not much more to say about those gaudy numbers other than it shows he has the ability to be the highest scorer on the slate with his production per minute.

On DraftKings, he is priced fourth lowest in the 10k and above tier so I will gladly take the price discount on him today.

Jimmy Butler ($7,600 DK / $7,800 FD) at Indiana Pacers

Butler has also been limited more due to an injury he is battling, as he has also appeared in just four of the Heat’s eight games including only 16 minutes his last time out. We also know what he is capable of and he is one of the best options in the mid-tier range to drop a 50-fantasy point game.

One of the games he did play an almost full workload was against the Pacers back on August 10. In that game he went for 19 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals in 29 minutes.

With the Heat only favored by 4.5 points, if this game stays close I would expect Butler to be heavily involved throughout.

Baseline Looks

Here are a few players and situations I will be keeping my eye that could be in good spots depending on how news breaks or players I will look into a little throughout the day.

Gordon Dragic ($4,400 DK / $5,700 FD) at Indiana Pacers – Looks like he will be sliding into the starting rotation for Kendrick Nunn today and his price on DraftKings does not reflect that. During games in the bubble, he ranks second on the team with 1.30 DK and 1.31 FD fantasy points per minute with a 27.2% usage rate.

Brook Lopez ($4,700 DK / $5,800 FD) vs. Orlando Magic – Lopez is a solid, low priced option at center today. He has logged 194 minutes so far in the bubble and averages 1.11 DK and 1.06 FD fantasy points per minute with a 25.3% usage rate. He has also been shooting the three ball at a 43.9% clip (team leading 41 attempts) and that is hard to find at that position.

Evan Fournier (4,900 DK / 5,300 FD) at Milwaukee Bucks – Nothing from his play in the bubble so far indicates him as a good play but Milwaukee lets teams feast from the three-point line. If the Magic stay in this game the three ball will likely be the cause and Fournier will have to be a big part of that.

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