We are back with another edition of Livi’s Locks.
The goal is to help you find those pesky DFS plays who are underpriced but will overperform on any given night. We have a jam-packed slate tonight starting at 7 p.m. EDT, with six monster games to pick from. So let’s get to it and find those locks that will help you make some money.
Kyrie Irving – Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors
Kyrie is playing at an extremely high level, especially when James Harden isn’t on the floor. He’s put up over 45 fantasy points in five consecutive games, and he is showing no signs of slowing down. On the year, he is averaging 27.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 6.5 assists per game, but averaging close to a triple-double without Harden in the lineup. No Harden tonight, Kyrie is playing out of his mind, and he’s facing a Raptors team allowing the 23rd MOST points to opposing guards. I’m locking in Kyrie in every format imaginable.
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Draymond Green – Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks
Draymond is on a really nice little streak over his past two games. He isn’t going to set the world on fire, but he does all the dirty work and those stats add up. A typical Draymond stat-line was his last game against the Sacramento Kings where he went for eight points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists. Draymond and Steph Curry are carrying the Warriors and they’ll look to continue rolling tonight against a fifth-ranked Mavericks team. On the year, Draymond is averaging 6.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game. He’ll look to continue padding his stats in what should be an extremely fun, hard fought game by both teams.
Jusuf Nurkic – Portland Trail Blazers at Indiana Pacers
Nurkic is playing like a man possessed over his past two games, posting video-game like numbers. He is averaging 22 points and 18 rebounds over the two-game stretch, and seems to be finding his footing following a long layoff. On the year, Nurkic is averaging 10.2 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 3.4 assist per game. An explosive player like Nurkic against a 26th-ranked Pacers team is what every fantasy owner dreams of. Look for Nurkic to completely dominate the Pacers big men on his way to another crazy, stat-filled performance. Definitely Lock him in.
That does it for this edition of Livi’s Locks. Hope you enjoyed it and good luck with your lineups!
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