Tonight’s NBA lineups feature a variety of strong forwards playing out the NBA regular season. Some stars will be sitting, such as LeBron James, but the ones that are taking the court can bring big money. Enough talk, let’s get to today’s forward selections.
DraftKings NBA Playbook Targets – Forwards – April 10, 2017
Jimmy Butler – $10,500
As Jimmy Butler goes, so do the Chicago Bulls. Butler has a great matchup against Orlando tonight. The Magic, who are out of the playoff race, have given up 53 DraftKings NBA points per game to forwards over the last 5 games.
Butler has had a good year against Orlando, averaging 43 DraftKings points in 3 games this year. His ceiling (68) & floor (44) have been outstanding for DFS owners over the last 10 games.
The Bulls have to have this game to keep the 8th spot in the East, so Butler is a solid DraftKings target.
Jae Crowder – $5,900
Crowder is riding a hot streak over the last 3 games. He has had games of 23, 34 & 30 DraftKings NBA points over that period. The Nets are the worst against forwards this year in DraftKings NBA points allowed (50.3).
Brooklyn is playing for pride & ping-pong balls in May. Boston is playing for the #1 seed, and with LeBron out tonight, look for all Celtics players to turn up the play. Crowder had been a key role player all season, and tonight is one of the biggest nights for the C’s this year.
Tobias Harris – $5,600
Harris is a strong pick tonight for the Detroit Pistons on a variety of fronts. First, the Pistons will be closing the Palace of Auburn Hills tonight, so look for Harris & the whole squad to play an inspired game.
Secondly, Harris has over 20 DraftKings NBA points per game in 9 of his last 10 games. Harris not only scores baskets but gets plenty of rebounds & assists to help DFS owners. Harris & Andre Drummond are two Pistons players who are strong DraftKings NBA Targets.
Paul George – $9,900
George has been on a tear during the final stretch of the NBA season. While leading the Pacers to a playoff push, George has averaged over 50 DraftKings NBA points per game while shooting over 50% from the field.
Indiana is working hard to secure the 7th spot in the East, and tonight’s game against Philadelphia should be a walk-through. The 76ers are trying to finish out the schedule, and while their defense has been solid against forwards, George plays at a different level down the stretch.
These are today’s picks at forward for DraftKings NBA April 10, 2017.