The last couple nights have been brutal low-scoring nights in NBA DFS – contrarian was definitely the way to go.  Here’s hoping to a more successful night on today’s 3-game slate.  There will be some extremely chalky plays tonight.  Due to it being a small slate the following players will still carry some ownership, but should be lesser owned than some of their positional counterparts.

Rajon Rondo ($5,200):  He’s been playing 24-29 minutes in the last three games and put up 36.3, 27.9 and 33.3 FanDuel points, respectively.  While he’s still part of a timeshare, it appears he is finally out of the doghouse, as his minutes and usage have stabilized.  He’s literally the only option in the mid-tier at point so he will be somewhat popular, but I expect a lot casual players paying up for both spots.

Nikola Mirotic ($4,200):  Last game he was the chalk and put up a big stinker.  He remains the best low-priced option at PF and the recency bias may have a lot of players pivoting off him.  I’ll gladly hop on at the slightly reduced ownership, given his upside for 30+ fantasy points.

Chalk of the Night:

Will clearly be Frank the Tank, given his slight $6,200 price tag at a weak Center position.  I expect him to be 90%+ owned tonight in cash and 80%+ in GPPs.  It is extremely difficult to fade him at this price, given his recent performance, but all it takes is one off night or a 1st quarter injury.  If I’m playing a single entry GPP I’m plugging him in, but if I’m playing a multi-entry GPP I would strongly consider being underweight on the field and mixing in some shares primarily of Jusuf Nurkic followed by small shares of Alex LenAlan Williams and Robin Lopez.

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