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Josh Engleman

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The Awesemo NBA DFS expert survey presents the Awesemo team's favorite plays, fades and games to target for the 2/26/20 NBA slate!

The NBA DFS Expert Survey

Favorite Player for Cash Games?

  • Josh: Dennis Smith Jr.
  • Loughy: Dennis Smith Jr. (Assuming Frank Ntilikina is out)
  • Emac: Dennis Smith Jr. (Assuming Frank Ntilikina is out) / Tyus Jones very much in play on FDuel/Yahoo
  • Alex: Ky Bowman

Favorite Player for GPPs?

Biggest Bust?

Best Position to Pay Up For?

Best Position to Pay Down For?

Best Team to Target?

Worst Team to Target?

Top Contrarian Play?

  • Josh: While Loughy thinks he’s going to be a bust, I see Devin Booker as an underowned option at a reasonable price tag. His ownership on FanDuel and DraftKings is limited, which I think shows how much people are comparing him to last year’s Booker. Even though he’s been different this year, he’s still scoring 1.03 FP/minute over the past 30 days. That’s not all that far off from his previous norms. The Hornets defense ranks 28th in the league in fantasy points allowed per possession. I’ll happily take the best players on a team with those stats and that projected ownership.
  • Loughy: Zach LaVine is projected for 2.8% ownership on DraftKings, which is way too low given his $7,900 salary solid matchup with Sacramento. LaVine has been stellar since Jim Boylen benched him against the Heat back on Nov. 22. In four games since he was singled out by Chicago’s head coach, LaVine is averaging 33 points and 49.3 DKPT on 34.5% usage across 35 MPG. His shot volume is way up, and he’s averaging 1.42 FPPM over that stretch.
  • Emac: Tomas Satoransky. As a Wizards fan, I was sad to see Satoransky sign with the Bulls. He is a player that generally plays within himself, takes good shots and is an above average passer. He does better in space, but his handle in traffic continues to improve. It would be nice to see him shoot more with only five games with double-digit field goal attempts, but three of those have come in the last six games. He has topped 30 fantasy points in four of the last six and his minutes and usage are also ticking up in that span. This is a nice matchup against Sacramento who while they play slow, they are not dedicated on defense. He is a nice pivot away from Dennis Smith Jr. and Tyus Jones, albeit at a different price.
  • Alex: Mitchell Robinson. He’s a a slate-breaking per minute fantasy scorer but he’s frequently limited due to a high foul rate. That’s the type of guy who I love to take shots on at low ownership.

Josh is Contributor for Awesemo.com where he hosts video and writes content regularly across the primary sports of MLB, NBA, and NFL as well as contributing to the development of models and projections for soccer. He originally started producing projections & articles for Reddit's r/DFSports in 2014 where he built a loyal following that brought him to where he is today. Josh is most known for his elaborate Excel spreadsheets, which he shares in all of his video content. You can find him on Twitter or hanging out in Awesemo's Premium Slack. You can contact Josh by emailing support@awesemo.com.

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