The NBA Rundown – FanDuel & DraftKings NBA DFS Picks – August 26, 2020 (8/26/20)

Welcome to the NBA Rundown for FanDuel and DraftKings contests on Wednesday, August 26, 2020.

Core Plays

Top Stud

Giannis Antetokounmpo ($11,300 FD/$11,300 DK)– I personally am not that interested in Anthony Davis or LeBron James tonight as I feel that game is going to be a blowout with Damian Lillard out. That leaves Giannis or James Harden to choose from in the Stud category and while I like both I am giving the ever so slight edge to Mr. ABC. The Greek Freak is just a little more consistent than Harden is and he has straight dominated this first round. In the first four games, Giannis is averaging 31.3 points, 15.8 rebounds, 6.8 assists, and 1.3 steals+blocks. Giannis has at least 59 DraftKings points in each of those games.

Top Mid-Tier

C.J. McCollum ($7,200 FD/$8,100 DK)– As I mentioned Damian Lillard is out for today’s game and that means we are going to see lots of McCollum for the Blazers. This season when not sharing the court with Lillard, McCollum has seen a 7.8% increase in usage to 33.9% and is averaging 1.21 fantasy points per minute. In the nine games that Lillard has missed completely that McCollum has played over the past two seasons, McCollum is averaging 31.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, 8.3 assists, 1.6 steals+blocks, and 52.99 fantasy points.

Top Value

Danuel House ($4,800 FD/$5,500 DK)– House is someone I always like to target when he is starting as he always seems to perform. That has especially been the case in his past three games. House has played at least 38 minutes in each of those games and is averaging 18.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 1.3 assists. House has at least 26 fantasy points in each of those games. House is also playing in the game I want to target the most as it is the only game that does not currently have a double-digit point spread.

Cheat Sheets

Today’s Cheat Sheets show anyone that I currently have over 35% exposure to on this slate.

$ TierPGSGSFPFC
High
James Harden
(11.8k / 60.41)
(11.6k / 57.70)
(56 / 58.28)
(21.5k / 60.41)
Giannis Antetokounmpo
(11.3k / 68.19)
(11.3k / 65.13)
(56 / 65.78)
(19.9k / 68.19)
Nikola Vucevic
(9.2k / 49.44)
(8.6k / 47.22)
(40 / 47.70)
(16.9k / 49.44)
Medium
Chris Paul
(8.1k / 43.55)
(7.9k / 41.59)
(34 / 42.01)
(14.8k / 43.55)
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
(7.4k / 38.57)
(7.3k / 36.84)
(30 / 37.20)
(13.9k / 38.57)
C.J. McCollum
(8.1k / 39.40)
(7.2k / 37.63)
(36 / 38.01)
(14.9k / 39.40)
Low
Markelle Fultz
(5.1k / 30.08)
(5.5k / 28.73)
(18 / 29.02)
(10.1k / 30.08)
Gary Trent Jr.
(4.8k / 25.74)
(4k / 24.59)
(10 / 24.83)
(9.5k / 25.74)
Eric Gordon
(6.1k / 24.92)
(5.8k / 23.81)
(20 / 24.04)
(11.9k / 24.92)
Gary Clark
(4.2k / 17.53)
(4.4k / 16.74)
(10 / 16.91)
(8.6k / 17.53)
Hassan Whiteside
(4.9k / 32.92)
(4.9k / 31.44)
(17 / 31.76)
(9.7k / 32.92)
Anfernee Simons
(4k / 21.12)
(3.5k / 20.17)
(16 / 20.37)
(7.6k / 21.12)
Luguentz Dort
(4.2k / 20.94)
(4k / 20.00)
(11 / 20.20)
(8.2k / 20.94)
Danuel House
(5.5k / 24.18)
(4.8k / 23.09)
(16 / 23.32)
(10.7k / 24.18)
James Ennis
(4.4k / 21.74)
(4.4k / 20.77)
(12 / 20.97)
(8.6k / 21.74)

About Zach Qualtieri

Zach is an accomplished fantasy player who has had success in multiple sports across multiple platforms. Zach specializes in cash games where he can often be found playing $25 H2Hs but has also had a lot of success in GPPs as an 11-time winner of a large field GPP. When not talking about fantasy sports, Zach enjoys hanging out with his son. If you have any questions about fantasy or sports in general Zach can be found on Twitter @zachsgotmoxy.

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