NBA DFS Projections & Lineup Optimizer Values: October 27

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NBA DFS Projections Preview | DraftKings & FanDuel Lineup Optimizer Values 10/27/22

Four games on today’s slate with a couple fun matchups in DAL/BKN & MEM/SAC while Miami is on a back-to-back on the road and could struggle to keep up with the Warriors and we get a rematch between LAC and OKC which could see the addition of who missed last game. Brooklyn is also on a b2b so we’ll see if there’s any new additions to their injury report later.

This is a daily weekday NBA article that can hopefully show you some lineup building tools on RG as well as provide some picks and analysis based on those tools.

Today’s FanDuel & DraftKings



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There are ways to get edges in DFS NBA, such as tracking injury news right up to lock and swapping in top value plays if a questionable player gets ruled, knowing which teams are on a back-to-back and not fully rested, and adjusting to daily positional matchups and team pace matchups to always be targeting the players and teams with the highest daily upside. I will be focusing on the “main slate” each weekday, but you can still find plenty of analysis for any other slates including weekends on RG, and feel free to leave suggestions in the comments sections for any strategies / tools you’d like to see here!

This article is meant to highlight some of RG’s most helpful tools for NBA, including our industry-leading NBA DFS projections and NBA lineup optimizer, with some picks and analysis along the way. Let’s get to it!



Injury Roundup

Before we take a look at the projected lineups and picks for the day it’s important to get a feel for any injuries that we’ll need to monitor throughout the day and how these injuries will affect our builds if a questionable player ends up out. For cash games I’m looking for big minutes, high usage, and fast-paced games with bad defenses so knowing who is dealing with any kind of injury and might not get 30+ minutes is critical as well as how a regular starter being out will affect other players’ usage rates and if their replacement starter is worth using.

Looking at The Situation Room we can see who is definitely out, likely out, and questionable for today’s main slate and how it will affect lineups if certain questionable players end up sitting.

is by far the biggest unknown today as he’s questionable with the illness that kept him out last game. The Clippers tip off 30 minutes after the slate locks so hopefully we learn George’s status before lock as his absence is huge for guys like Mann, Batum, Covington, and pretty much all the starters. is questionable with foot soreness and if out his minutes would be taken by Green and Campazzo mostly. is questionable with shoulder soreness and if out his minutes would be absorbed by Bane, Brooks, and Roddy.

If you want to see how someone out will affect the rest of the team check out the Court IQ Tool where you can see what players’ usage rates and FPPM (fantasy points per minute) are for any team with certain teammates on or off the floor.


Projected Lineups – Analysis & Top Games to Target

Let’s take a look at NBA Starting Lineups to see any major lineup news, such as guys missing or interesting depth chart changes as well as which teams or games I’m looking to target. This page is my favorite tool for NBA DFS as we get betting lines, DFS salaries, projected ownership, and updated depth charts that we can refer to as we build our lineups or see what is affected by any news throughout the day, so make sure to take advantage of this page to keep you up to date on a variety of beneficial DFS info.

remains out for


so should continue to start for him while started over last game and in the same matchup is likely to do so again. If ends up out look for to draw another start while will likely start for again. will start for the Kings which doesn’t change too much as he was getting starters’ minutes anyways the last two games while








, and


should all have their usual starting lineups.


/BKN and


/SAC are easily my favorite games to stack and to target players from while




is where I’ll go for value especially if George is out.


DraftKings & FanDuel Lineup Optimizer Picks

With a good feel for injuries, projected lineups, and top games to target, let’s check out LineupHQ, where you can create lineups in seconds with our lineup optimizer tool as well as the “build” tool where you can create up to 300 lineups at once based on your custom settings.

If we click on the “P/$” column header in the LineupHQ grid, it will rank all the available players from high to low based on their expected fantasy points per dollar of salary on the specific DFS site you have selected — this is one of the best starting points for finding value on any slate.

On FanDuel:

($5,400) only went up $600 after scoring over 40 FP in 36 minutes last game and is in the same spot today so he is a top value play and the first guy I’m locking in. ($3,900) is the same price as he was last game in which he scored under 10 FP in 30 minutes so I can’t blame anyone for fading him but if ends up out I will be going back to him at that price and may even do so if George plays. ($5,200) is going to be another guy that I’m locking in right away as he’s officially starting now and in what should be one of the highest scoring games of the night he is my favorite p/$ option to get exposure to the Kings offense. This is also the cheapest price he is going to be all season as he should be a regular 35+ minute guy with 40+ FP upside so take advantage of this price tag while you can. ($5,000) is also the cheapest he’s going to be for a while and is a top value play today and if you need more value I’d consider ($4,400) or ($4,100) as both should see just under 30 minutes and both are coming off games showing their upside with 34 and 40 FP respectively. Other guys I like for the price are ($5,800), ($5,100), ($5,300), ($5,500), ($4,600), and ($5,300).

Looking at DraftKings:

($5,600) and ($5,500) remain my favorite plays while ($5,500) is way too expensive compared to FD and is off my radar today. ($7,000) is our top projected p/$ player currently on DK and after going for 57 FP last game and another great matchup today he will be very popular and a risky fade for cash games. ($5,700) and ($5,400) are two of my favorite big men for under $6k while some other guys I like for the price are ($5,500), ($4,700), ($3,900), ($4,600), and ($5,200).

Keep checking LineupHQ for any projections changes throughout the day, as the best p/$ plays could change in an instant if someone gets ruled out or some other type of news makes someone likely to see more or less minutes or usage.



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