NBA Premium Package | 10/20
NBA Premium | 10/20
October 20, 2021 by Dylan Bell
Welcome to the NBA Premium Package for 10/20/21. I’ll be doing the NBA Package Monday through Thursday while the NFL is still in-season. It will include my core plays cheat sheet, my value player pool, my tournament player pool and player analysis. This page will be updated throughout the day up until slate lock, so make sure you stay updated! Things change a lot in NBA DFS.
10/20 Core Plays:
The core plays sheet consist of my absolute favorite plays on the slate. These’s are the players I’m building my lineups around tonight.
• Jerami Grant (PF)
Grant is just too cheap for the upside he is capable of. This is a guy who is going to have all the usage he can handle in the Pistons offense, he should be taking 15-20 shots and he has shown really high upside games last season. With the usage he is going to have I think the price is just too cheap.
• Tyrese Maxey (PG)
Maxey finds himself slated to start due to the Ben Simmons drama. The price tag is just too cheap for Maxey as a starter probably playing 30 minutes. He’s always been a solid point per minute guy that we’ve liked targeting when he gets opportunity and now that he should be starting I think he’s one of the top value plays on the slate.
• Montrezl Harrell (C)
With Rui Hachimura and Thomas Bryant out, this is going to be the Daniel Gafford and Montrezl Harrell show at the 5 for Washington. Harrell is a very good point per minute guy that we’ve always loved targeting when he gets the minutes. This is a spot where he should get plenty of run and he’s one of the top value plays on the slate.
• Spencer Dinwiddie (PG)
Dinwiddie is a very interesting value PG at just $4,900 on DraftKings. He’s a starter and will probably play at least 30 minutes. It’s really hard to find players getting starting PG usage at such a low price so I do have interest in Dinwiddie. With Bradley Beal also questionable, Dinwiddie could be an amazing play if Beal is out. But I like him even with Beal in as well.
• Jalen Green (PG)
Green is a risky, GPP-only value play. He’s a rookie that is reliant on scoring so if he doesn’t shoot well he isn’t going to get you there in all likelihood. I’m including him because it’s a nice contrarian way to get different with your value in GPP’s and he’s still a PG at $4,200 that is going to start and play around 30 minutes.
• Scottie Barns (F)
Barnes is the highest rated value play on the slate today playing for Toronto. He’s projected for over 25 DraftKings points at just $3,400.
• Mason Plumlee (C)
Plumlee is a guy I will be watching closely to start the season to see his role. He’s a very good point per minute guy who can smash this $6k price tag if he gets the minutes. I like him in tournaments today because we aren’t 100% sure how much he will be playing, but if things go our way and he plays 30+ minutes he can really smash for us.
• LaMelo Ball (PG)
LaMelo is one of my favorite GPP plays on the slate. His price tag is juts too low for the usage he’s going to have with Devonte Graham gone. We will see LaMelo’s price go up a lot over the first few weeks of the season, so take advantage of the discount while you can.
• Kevin Love (PF)
IF Kevin Love starts in this game then he has a lot of upside at only $5,800 on DraftKings. This is a guy who was in the high $6k range last season. Make sure you keep an eye on news, if Love doesn’t start then my interest in him takes a big hit. But if he does start I think he’s a great play for tournaments.
• Jaren Jackson Jr (PF)
Triple J is a guy that interest me a lot at his pretty cheap price tag. Jackson Jr was injured most of last season but we seen him come in toward the end and show some real upside in limited minutes. Now with an off-season behind him, a big contract extension showing that Memphis wants him to be a big part of the team. I think we’re going to see some big performances from Jaren Jackson Jr. and his price tag will be going up for sure.
• Dejounte Murray (PG)
I have some interest in Murray for GPPs. His usage should be really high with DeMar Derozan gone. He’s a guy who has shown 50+ fantasy point upside last season, and the price is just a low at $6,800 on DK. We seen him get up into the high $7k range last season. He’s generally a boom or bust guy so I only like him in tournaments, but I do think he will be more stable this season without Derozan eating so much usage. It does worry me that this game has the lowest projected total on the slate.