DFS - NBA - DraftKings - Main Slate Lineup - 10/22/19
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 at 8:00 pm
It’s the start of the NBA season tonight and we have two great match-ups to kick off our NBA daily fantasy season!
Let’s take a look at tonight’s DraftKings “Main Slate” which features two matchups (NO/TOR & LAL/LAC) and starts at 8:00pm.
Our main focus tonight is to get both Lebron James & Anthony Davis in our lineups!
This should be a competitive match-up against the Clippers, even if they don’t have Paul George to start the season, and as I expect the Lakers to want to make a statement in their season opener, especially after having such a disappointing season last year, I think we see James & Davis get a ton of minutes and easily hit value even at their high prices.
As we’re paying up for both James & Davis, we are obviously going to have to find some value and we’re basically going to be stacking both teams in the NO/TOR game.
For the Raptors, we’re going to stack Fred VanVleet, Serge Ibaka, & Marc Gasol.
When Leonard was out last season, we saw VanVleet get a bunch of minutes and we can expect that trend to continue this season now that Leonard is in Los Angeles. VanVleet has solid upside and probably is one of the best value son the slate.
I think both Ibaka & Marc Gasol are in for solid games as I’m just not convinced that the Pelicans have anyone that can really keep up with either of them.
For the New Orleans Pelicans, we’re paying up a bit for Lonzo Ball & Brandon Ingram and go with some value in Nicolo Melli.
Ball & Ingram I’m sure are excited to start a new chapter in their NBA careers and with Zion Williamson currently out, I think the usage rate for both of them will be high tonight.
Nicolo Melli will be able to stretch the floor for the Pelicans with his ability to knock down the three-pointer and similar to Alexander-Walker, he should see plenty of minutes to hit value with Williamson out.
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