NBA DFS Picks: Yahoo Plays and Strategy for Monday, February 12

A packed 10-game slate presents itself Monday. That leaves us with a bevy of options to sift through on Yahoo. Here are some of the top players to consider for your lineups, as well as a few to potentially avoid.

GUARDS

Stephen Curry, GS at UTA ($39): This has the potential to be a high-scoring game between two teams that rank inside the top 12 in the league in pace of play. The Jazz also have the seventh-worst defensive rating. Curry has already averaged 45.5 Yahoo points over his last 10 games, so expect him to have a high floor again.

Tre Mann, CHA vs. IND ($10): There continues to be no timetable provided for the return of LaMelo Ball (ankle). That leaves open the Hornets’ starting point guard spot, which was filled by the newly-acquired Mann on Saturday. He made an immediate impact, scoring 31.3 Yahoo points. At the minimum salary, he could be well worth the risk against a Pacers team that has played at the second-fastest pace in the league.

Guard to Avoid

Tyrese Maxey, PHI at CLE ($44): It has been a bit of a struggle lately for Maxey, who has shot 38.5 percent from the field over his last four games. This is not a great matchup for him to get back on track in that department since the Cavaliers have the second-best defensive rating in the league. Combine that with some blowout potential because of Joel Embiid (knee) being out and Maxey is risky at his hefty salary.

FORWARDS

RJ Barrett, TOR vs. SA ($28): Barrett has showcased his versatility since joining the Raptors, averaging 20.8 points, 6.9 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. However, the Cavaliers held him in check Saturday, as he posted 14 points, seven rebounds and one assist over 33 minutes. This is a much better matchup against a Spurs team that has the sixth-worst defensive rating in the league, so look for Barrett to bounce back in a big way.

Dillon Brooks, HOU vs. NY ($13): Brooks scored a modest 14 points against the Hawks on Saturday. However, the key was that he attempted 19 shots from the field. While he made only five of them, he has averaged 15.7 shot attempts over the last three games without Fred VanVleet (thigh). He had scored at least 31.9…


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