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NBA DFS: Boston beats Los Angeles Clippers and more news to know for Friday, Feb. 14th

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Duds and studs. Good and bad plays. We take a look at the past and upcoming NBA games to let you know what’s going on and how to tackle your DraftKings plays.

Los Angeles Clippers v Boston Celtics Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images

Welcome to your daily NBA DFS digest at FakeTeams, gents. Every day I’m here with a handful of pro-tips to roster a winning team just a few hours from now. On top of that, I’ll bring you some news, statistical trends from the past few days, some studs/duds from the last slate of games, and much more!

Hoop Land Times: News and notes from around the Association

  • Devin Booker was officially named Dame’s replacement during the upcoming All-Star Weekend, which includes the All-Star game and also the Three-Point Contest. Double dose of Book for y’all to enjoy some sweet shooting (wink wink).
  • Shouts to Kevin Garnett, who will see his no. 5 retired by the Boston Celtics next season. KG got his lone chip while playing in Beantown so there’s that. Hard to forget the OG Big Three that formed up there.
  • Zion has had back-to-back season- and career-high scoring nights in the NBA. It was 31 pops first, 32 yesterday. At this record-setting pace, he would score 100 points before Christmas next season. Can’t wait.

Duds and Studs: Last night slate roundup

  • The couple of overtimes helped, sure, but that doesn’t take for Sweet Lou Williams great performance against a stout Celtics team. Lou Will played 44 minutes and was the only player of the slate to reach 60.5 DKFP to the tune of 35 pops, 6 rebounds, 8 dimes, a steal, and 2 blocks. He attempted a massive 33 (!!!) shots with an impossible usage of 35.6%.
  • Four other inside the 50-to-60 DKFP clip: Jayson Tatum (56.25 DKFP in 48 minutes; 39-9-1-1-1), Montrezl Harrell (55.25 in 44 minutes; 24-13-3-2-3), Kawhi Leonard (52.25 in 45 minutes; 28-11-4-1-1), and Gordon Hayward (50.25 in 48; 21-13-4-1-1).
  • While Lou was quite a value yesterday (60.5 DKFP at a palatable $6.1K), the ROI King crown went to Harrell after getting his 55.25 DKFP while priced at just $4.5K. Two more player with great ROIs from yesterday’s two-game slate: Marcus Smart (49.5 DKFP at $5.7K) and JJ Redick (36 at $4.4K).
  • And the DOTS Award goes to... Paul George! I don’t even know where to start. PG played under 14 minutes, got himself 8.25 DKFP, bitched about the referees, scored all of 4 points, and did all of this at a very sweet price of just $7.9K. Super cool, right? Shaking my head...
  • Other horrific performers: Josh Hart (21.5 DKFP at $5.6K) and Ivica Zubac (15 at $4.2).
  • Only 39 players logging at least a minute of playing time yesterday, so not a lot of chances to watch many put up big numbers. We had four dub-dubs between points and boards (Tatum and Kemba missed on it by a rebound, Favors by a rebound and two points), and just two via points and dimes (Lou Will missed on it by a couple of assists).

What’s cooking? Statistical trends from the past seven days

  • Not a lot of changes recently, even less with just two games played yesterday. Some of the guys returning great value during the week before the break: Furkan Korkmaz (21-4-2-1), Malik Beasley (22-7-3-1), James Johnson (9-5-4-2-1), Jae Crowder (18-7-1-2), and Dejounte Murray (19-8-7-2).
  • A little more expensive (in other words: mostly owned in season-long leagues) but producing a ton of fantasy goodies: Jamal Murray (31-3-7-1), LaMarcus Aldridge (23-10-3-1-1), Ja Morant (21-6-8-1), Aaron Gordon (19-9-6-1-1), and Gordon Hayward (18-10-5-0-1).
  • Flip of the coin (only including players priced at $7K+ on average during the past seven days), or “players I’d like to watch play as I know they can do or else I’d have to kick their ass”: Paul George (14-6-3-1-1), Kelly Oubre Jr. (21-6-1-0-0-1), Kemba (19-6-5), Lonzo (13-6-7-1-1), VanVleet (22-2-5-1).
  • Cheap points (min. 3 games played in the past seven days): Malik Beasley (22 ppg in 32 mpg), JJ Redick (20.3 in 23), and Derrick White (15 in 23).
  • Cheap threes: Malik Beasley (4.7 3pm in 32), Jae Crowder (4 in 29.7), and Avery Bradley (3.3 in 27.3).
  • Cheap boards: Dwight Howard (8.8 in 17.3), Kyle Anderson (7.7 in 27.7), and Dewayne Dedmon (7 in 25.7).
  • Cheap dimes: Coby White (6.3 in 30.3), Tyus Jones (4.7 in 18), and Tony Snell (4.3 in 33).
  • Cheap steals: O.G. Anunoby (2.8 in 30.8), DeAndre Hunter (2.3 in 37.3), and Gary Trent Jr. (1.8 in 27.2).
  • Cheap blocks: Dewayne Dedmon (3.3 in 25.7), Thon Maker (1.5 in 27.5), and James Johnson (1.3 in 26.3).
  • Cheap shooting: Jae Crowder (60.1 fg% on 9.7 fga), Thon Maker (58.8% on 9.0), and Avery Bradley (55.2% on 9.0)

Gotta Win The Day: Best/Worst DraftKings plays for tonight’s slate

If you have any comment or question about the daily column, tonight’s games, players involved in them, or even season-long fantasy NBA topics, just drop it below or reach out to me on Twitter at @chapulana and I’ll get back to you as soon as I grab a keyboard!