NBA DFS Picks: Yahoo Plays and Strategy for Friday, February 23


After a busy 12-game slate Thursday, the NBA brings 10 more matchups on Friday. We have plenty of teams playing the second game of a back-to-back set, so keep an eye out for potential rest situations as injury reports are released. As things currently stand, here are some players to target on Yahoo, as well as a few to potentially avoid.


Anthony Edwards, MIN vs. MIL ($40): The Bucks have played at the fifth-fastest pace in the league and are missing one of their better wing defenders in Khris Middleton (ankle). That could lead to disastrous results against Edwards, who’s sporting a 32.1 percent usage rate and shooting 47.1 percent from the field. In addition to his scoring prowess, he’s averaging 5.2 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.2 steals per game.

Brandin Podziemski, GS vs. CHA ($18): The Warriors will be playing their second matchup in as many nights. As such, they could look to reduce the playing time for some of their veterans, so Podziemski should be locked into significant minutes. That should enable him to provide value against a Hornets team that lists the worst defensive rating.

Guard to Avoid

Amen Thompson, HOU vs. PHO ($20): Thompson couldn’t have done much better when Fred VanVleet was sidelined as he averaged 12.0 points, 11.6 rebounds and 4.0 assists over five games. VanVleet made his return against the Pelicans on Thursday, yet Thompson still logged 28 minutes in a blowout loss where the Rockets sat their starters later on. If Houston can keep this matchup close, Thompson could see even less court time.


Jalen Johnson, ATL vs. TOR ($31): This has the makings of a high-scoring affair between two teams who’ve been inside the bottom-10 in defensive rating. Johnson already comes into this matchup on a roll with at least 37.4 Yahoo points from four of the last five. Given his reasonable salary, he comes in as one of the safer forwards on this slate.

Grant Williams, CHA at GS ($10): Williams has come alive since being traded to the Hornets with at least 27 minutes in all four appearances while scoring at least 30.0 Yahoo points three times. With plenty of minutes off the bench likely coming his…

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