NBA DFS First Look: Tuesday, January 18th

The NBA DFS First Look is complete with sortable odds, implied team totals, player statistics, and projected starters to help you get an early start on the upcoming slate.

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NBA Schedule & Vegas Lines

Road Team Home Team Favorite Spread Game Total Road Total Home Total Time (ET)
Minnesota Timberwolves New York Knicks MIN -3.0 213.0 108.0 105.0 7:30 PM
Detroit Pistons Golden State Warriors GSW -15.5 219.0 101.8 117.3 10:00 PM

Implied Totals, Team Stats, and Pace of Play

Offense Line Total O-Rating Pace Opp. D-Rating Pace P-Pace
Golden State Warriors -15.5 117.3 110.5 99.2 DET 111.4 99.4 99.3
Minnesota Timberwolves -3.0 108.0 109.0 100.3 NYK 109.3 95.3 97.8
New York Knicks 3.0 105.0 108.5 95.3 MIN 107.9 100.3 97.8
Detroit Pistons 15.5 101.8 101.6 99.4 GSW 102.6 99.2 99.3

Point Guard (Projected Starters)

The +/- columns show the difference between season averages and the last four games.

Starter Team Total DK Pos FD Pos MIN/G FP/G +/- USG% +/- TS% +/- DK/M +/- FD/M +/- OPP
Stephen Curry GSW 117.3 $10,600 PG $10,600 PG 34.5 47.0 -2.6 31% -5% 59% -4% 1.36 -0.09 1.29 -0.09 DET
Patrick Beverley MIN 108.0 $5,500 PG $6,400 PG 26.6 26.7 -0.9 15% 1% 53% -9% 1.00 0.03 1.03 0.10 NYK
Alec Burks NYK 105.0 $6,500 PG/SF $6,300 PG/SG 27.9 24.8 4.0 18% -4% 56% 7% 0.89 0.04 0.90 0.02 MIN
Killian Hayes DET 101.8 $3,800 PG $4,100 PG 26.0 18.7 1.1 14% 0% 45% -2% 0.72 0.10 0.73 0.13 GSW

Shooting Guard (Projected Starters)

The +/- columns show the difference between season averages and the last four games.

Starter Team Total DK Pos FD Pos MIN/G FP/G +/- USG% +/- TS% +/- DK/M +/- FD/M +/- OPP
Klay Thompson GSW 117.3 $5,500 SG $6,000 SG 20.7 22.5 0.3 32% -3% 47% 0% 1.09 -0.06 1.03 -0.05 DET
D’Angelo Russell MIN 108.0 $8,200 PG/SG $7,600 SG/PG 32.7 37.2 -1.8 25% -3% 53% 10% 1.14 0.19 1.08 0.16 NYK
Evan Fournier NYK 105.0 $5,500 SG/SF $5,200 SF/SG 28.9 22.6 -0.9 20% -1% 55% 5% 0.78 0.05 0.75 0.04 MIN
Cade Cunningham DET 101.8 $7,500 PG/SG $6,000 PG/SG 32.1 34.1 -0.7 26% 0% 50% 12% 1.06 0.04 1.02 0.05 GSW

Small Forward (Projected Starters)

The +/- columns show the difference between season averages and the last four games.

Starter Team Total DK Pos FD Pos MIN/G FP/G +/- USG% +/- TS% +/- DK/M +/- FD/M +/- OPP
Andrew Wiggins GSW 117.3 $6,700 SF $5,800 SF 31.3 30.2 -1.8 23% -4% 59% 4% 0.96 -0.10 0.95 -0.14 DET
Anthony Edwards MIN 108.0 $8,600 SG/SF $8,100 SF/SG 35.3 38.8 -1.0 27% -3% 56% 4% 1.10 -0.05 1.07 -0.05 NYK
RJ Barrett NYK 105.0 $7,300 SF $7,200 SF/SG 32.3 29.3 5.5 24% 4% 52% 8% 0.91 0.24 0.87 0.22 MIN
Hamidou Diallo DET 101.8 $6,600 SG/SF $5,600 SG/SF 22.2 21.4 1.9 20% 0% 56% 0% 0.96 0.06 1.00 0.07 GSW

Power Forward (Projected Starters)

The +/- columns show the difference between season averages and the last four games.

Starter Team Total DK Pos FD Pos MIN/G FP/G +/- USG% +/- TS% +/- DK/M +/- FD/M +/- OPP
Otto Porter GSW 117.3 $5,800 SF/PF $6,900 SF/PF 21.3 20.8 0.7 15% 0% 59% 3% 0.98 0.35 1.00 0.41 DET
Jarred Vanderbilt MIN 108.0 $5,700 PF/C $6,200 PF 25.6 24.4 2.2 11% 4% 61% 10% 0.95 0.19 1.01 0.17 NYK
Julius Randle NYK 105.0 $9,200 PF $8,400 PF/C 35.5 41.7 -0.5 27% -4% 51% -5% 1.18 -0.10 1.12 -0.10 MIN
Saddiq Bey DET 101.8 $6,800 SF/PF $6,100 SF 33.7 29.1 0.4 20% -2% 51% 11% 0.86 -0.08 0.84 -0.10 GSW

Center (Projected Starters)

The +/- columns show the difference between season averages and the last four games.

Starter Team Total DK Pos FD Pos MIN/G FP/G +/- USG% +/- TS% +/- DK/M +/- FD/M +/- OPP
Kevon Looney GSW 117.3 $4,900 C $5,000 C/PF 20.0 19.1 0.6 13% -1% 56% 2% 0.96 0.17 1.00 0.15 DET
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN 108.0 $10,200 C $9,600 C 34.5 46.3 1.6 27% 0% 63% 3% 1.34 0.10 1.31 0.14 NYK
Mitchell Robinson NYK 105.0 $5,400 C $5,400 C 25.1 23.4 3.4 11% 5% 76% 2% 0.93 0.21 0.99 0.19 MIN
Isaiah Stewart DET 101.8 $4,600 C $5,500 PF 25.2 22.2 -3.2 14% 3% 55% -11% 0.88 -0.06 0.91 -0.03 GSW

Notable Bench Players

The +/- columns show the difference between season averages and the last four games.

Starter Team Total DK Pos FD Pos MIN/G FP/G +/- USG% +/- TS% +/- DK/M +/- FD/M +/- OPP
Jordan Poole GSW 117.3 $6,000 PG/SG $5,900 PG/SG 29.5 28.3 -2.4 25% 0% 58% -3% 0.96 -0.09 0.91 -0.11 DET
Andre Iguodala GSW 117.3 $3,300 SF $4,000 SF/SG 20.1 17.2 -3.8 11% -1% 48% -20% 0.86 -0.19 0.90 -0.13 DET
Jonathan Kuminga GSW 117.3 $4,300 PF $5,100 SF 11.2 10.7 14.7 24% 5% 56% 5% 0.95 0.30 0.96 0.32 DET
Jaden McDaniels MIN 108.0 $3,500 SF/PF $4,800 PF 26.2 18.3 -2.1 14% 3% 50% -9% 0.70 0.04 0.72 0.08 NYK
Malik Beasley MIN 108.0 $4,400 SG $4,000 SF/SG 27.1 21.4 -2.4 19% -3% 51% 13% 0.79 0.05 0.74 0.01 NYK
Naz Reid MIN 108.0 $3,900 PF/C $4,200 C 16.5 18.0 -5.4 22% 2% 55% -17% 1.09 0.04 1.12 0.04 NYK
Immanuel Quickley NYK 105.0 $4,000 PG/SG $4,600 SG/PG 22.7 19.2 -0.6 21% 1% 53% -14% 0.85 0.03 0.81 0.03 MIN
Obi Toppin NYK 105.0 $3,100 PF $3,600 PF 16.0 15.2 -3.0 20% -5% 60% 0% 0.95 -0.33 0.96 -0.36 MIN
Quentin Grimes NYK 105.0 $3,200 SG $3,700 SG 14.2 10.4 7.2 15% -3% 58% 15% 0.73 0.06 0.72 0.07 MIN
Trey Lyles DET 101.8 $5,100 PF/C $5,700 PF 19.1 19.0 5.1 21% 3% 57% 0% 0.99 0.16 0.99 0.20 GSW
Cory Joseph DET 101.8 $5,200 PG $4,400 PG 22.5 18.1 3.7 15% 2% 60% 15% 0.80 0.29 0.79 0.26 GSW
Josh Jackson DET 101.8 $3,600 PF $3,800 SG 18.7 15.5 3.6 20% 1% 51% 0% 0.83 -0.08 0.82 -0.09 GSW

Legend

Term Description
USG% Percentage of possessions a player used while on the floor this season.
TS% Shooting efficiency from this season.
DK/M DraftKings fantasy points per minute from this season.
FD/M FanDuel fantasy points per minute from this season.

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