Happy NBA Datalytics article hump day! This article is designed to give you some intriguing stats and analysis on the upcoming NBA DFS slate. Make sure to check out Brent’s The Morning Shootaround and Chris’ The 6th Man articles as well.
Beauty and the Beast: You Choose Who
One of the best matchups on the slate will be DeMarcus Cousins and Joel Embiid. Cousins went bonkers on the Wizards last game throwing up 36 points and 20 rebounds as he took a career-high 34 FGA. The matchup here with Embiid is going to be super fun to watch, I’m just hoping the refs let them play as this will get very physical down low. Cousins leads the league in personal fouls per game with 4.06. Cousins is 6th in the league with a PER of 28.6, and is 3rd in the league in usage with 36.8%. On the other side, 2nd in the league in usage belongs to Joel Embiid with 37.5%. The Kings are 4th in DvP vs C’s and Embiid is now at his highest salary point of the year at $6,500 on DK and $6,200 on FD. Sergio Rodriguez is in play as he had a nice 11 points, seven assists and three rebounds game against Toronto. Nik Stauskas is also only $3,700 on DK and $3,900 on FD and becomes intriguing as he’s seen in the high 20’s in minutes for quite awhile now.