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YESTERDAY'S PERFECT LINEUP

Sun 6/20/21
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PG R. Jackson LAC $5,500 SALARY 6.4x VALUE 35.2 FP
SF D. Gallinari ATL $5,500 SALARY 5.1x VALUE 28.0 FP
PF T. Harris PHI $7,200 SALARY 7.1x VALUE 50.8 FP
C J. Embiid PHI $11,200 SALARY 4.2x VALUE 46.7 FP
SG D. Booker PHX $7,900 SALARY 8.9x VALUE 70.1 FP
PG C. Payne PHX $5,000 SALARY 6.6x VALUE 33.1 FP
PF J. Collins ATL $7,500 SALARY 5.2x VALUE 38.7 FP
SF M. Bridges PHX $5,500 SALARY 5.0x VALUE 27.2 FP
SG K. Huerter ATL $4,200 SALARY 10.0x VALUE 41.9 FP
      $59,500 TOTAL
SALARY
  371.7 TOTAL
FP
PG R. Rondo LAC $3,000 SALARY 8.4x VALUE 25.3 FP
SF/PF T. Harris PHI $7,900 SALARY 6.7x VALUE 53.0 FP
SG P. George LAC $10,300 SALARY 5.4x VALUE 55.5 FP
SG D. Booker PHX $8,900 SALARY 8.7x VALUE 77.8 FP
PG C. Payne PHX $4,000 SALARY 8.1x VALUE 32.3 FP
PF/C J. Collins ATL $6,400 SALARY 6.3x VALUE 40.0 FP
SG/SF K. Huerter ATL $5,200 SALARY 8.2x VALUE 42.8 FP
SF/PF C. Johnson PHX $3,600 SALARY 6.1x VALUE 22.0 FP
      $49,300 TOTAL
SALARY
  348.5 TOTAL
FP

Player News

Bradley Beal (knee) on track for Wizards opener

Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal said he had an X-ray on his knee that came back negative.

What It Means:

Beal suffered a minor knee injury during last Friday's preseason game, but he returned to practice on Sunday and is expected to be fine for Wednesday's opener against the Toronto Raptors. Beal shot a career-best 48.5% from the field last season and finished second in scoring (31.3 points per game) while adding 4.7 boards, 4.4 assists, 1.2 steals, and 2.2 3-pointers.

Beal's offensive usage rate without Russell Westbrook on the floor last season was 39.9%, which would have been No. 1 in the entire NBA. numberFire's currently expect Beal to win the scoring title this season with 30.7 points per game, but he only has a 14.1 ADP in Yahoo! leagues.

Lakers' Kendrick Nunn (ankle) questionable for Tuesday opener

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kendrick Nunn (ankle) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Golden State Warriors.

What It Means:

Nunn was held out of multiple preseason games with his ankle injury, but we'll learn the true severity of the injury in tomorrow's practice reports.

Our models currently project Nunn, who has a $4,400 salary on FanDuel, for 12 fantasy points in 16 minutes on the court, with 7.2 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 1.2 assists.

Pelicans' Zion Williamson (foot) limited to 1-on-0 work

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (right foot surgery) is still being limited to 1-on-0 work.

What It Means:

Williamson has already been ruled out for at least the first week of the season and it sounds like he will miss more time than that. However, Pelicans head coach Willie Green did say that Williamson is making progress and there's supposed to be a re-evaluation scheduled for next week. Brandon Ingram will have a larger offensive role to start the season and there should also be more touches for Jonas Valanciunas and Nickeil Alexander-Walker. Naji Marshall is another player expected to benefit from Williamson's injury.

numberFire's models currently expect Zion to average 29.7 points, 7.6 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.8 blocks per game this season. Per FanDuel Sportsbook, the Pelicans are 4.5-point underdogs at home on Wednesday.

Lakers' Malik Monk (groin) probable for Tuesday opener

Los Angeles Lakers guard Malik Monk (groin) is listed as probable for Tuesday's season opener against the Golden State Warriors.

What It Means:

Monk missed some practices earlier this month with a groin injury, but is trending in the right direction for Tuesday's opener. The former Hornet should help provide some help outside the 3-point arc this season for the Lakers.

Monk, who has a $4,000 salary on FanDuel for the opening day slate, is projected to play 22 minutes in his Lakers debut, with 10.8 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.8 assists for 17.3 fantasy points.

Wayne Ellington (hamstring) ruled out for Lakers opener

Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Wayne Ellington (left hamstring) will not play in Tuesday's season opener versus the Golden State Warriors.

What It Means:

Ellington suffered a Grade 1 left hamstring strain in the preseason and it's not clear when he will be ready to play. Malik Monk, Kent Bazemore, and Carmelo Anthony are all candidates to see more minutes and 3-point chances with Ellington sidelined.

numberFire's models expect Ellington's absence to free up 18.9 minutes of playing time in the Lakers' rotation. Monk has a $4,000 salary on FanDuel for Tuesday's slate. Bazemore has a $4,700 salary and Melo has a $5,000 salary. Per FanDuel Sportsbook, the Lakers are currently 3.0-point favorites over the Warriors.

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Bradley Beal (knee) on track for Wizards opener

Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal said he had an X-ray on his knee that came back negative.

What It Means:

Beal suffered a minor knee injury during last Friday's preseason game, but he returned to practice on Sunday and is expected to be fine for Wednesday's opener against the Toronto Raptors. Beal shot a career-best 48.5% from the field last season and finished second in scoring (31.3 points per game) while adding 4.7 boards, 4.4 assists, 1.2 steals, and 2.2 3-pointers.

Beal's offensive usage rate without Russell Westbrook on the floor last season was 39.9%, which would have been No. 1 in the entire NBA. numberFire's currently expect Beal to win the scoring title this season with 30.7 points per game, but he only has a 14.1 ADP in Yahoo! leagues.

Lakers' Kendrick Nunn (ankle) questionable for Tuesday opener

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kendrick Nunn (ankle) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Golden State Warriors.

What It Means:

Nunn was held out of multiple preseason games with his ankle injury, but we'll learn the true severity of the injury in tomorrow's practice reports.

Our models currently project Nunn, who has a $4,400 salary on FanDuel, for 12 fantasy points in 16 minutes on the court, with 7.2 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 1.2 assists.

Pelicans' Zion Williamson (foot) limited to 1-on-0 work

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (right foot surgery) is still being limited to 1-on-0 work.

What It Means:

Williamson has already been ruled out for at least the first week of the season and it sounds like he will miss more time than that. However, Pelicans head coach Willie Green did say that Williamson is making progress and there's supposed to be a re-evaluation scheduled for next week. Brandon Ingram will have a larger offensive role to start the season and there should also be more touches for Jonas Valanciunas and Nickeil Alexander-Walker. Naji Marshall is another player expected to benefit from Williamson's injury.

numberFire's models currently expect Zion to average 29.7 points, 7.6 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.8 blocks per game this season. Per FanDuel Sportsbook, the Pelicans are 4.5-point underdogs at home on Wednesday.

Lakers' Malik Monk (groin) probable for Tuesday opener

Los Angeles Lakers guard Malik Monk (groin) is listed as probable for Tuesday's season opener against the Golden State Warriors.

What It Means:

Monk missed some practices earlier this month with a groin injury, but is trending in the right direction for Tuesday's opener. The former Hornet should help provide some help outside the 3-point arc this season for the Lakers.

Monk, who has a $4,000 salary on FanDuel for the opening day slate, is projected to play 22 minutes in his Lakers debut, with 10.8 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.8 assists for 17.3 fantasy points.

Wayne Ellington (hamstring) ruled out for Lakers opener

Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Wayne Ellington (left hamstring) will not play in Tuesday's season opener versus the Golden State Warriors.

What It Means:

Ellington suffered a Grade 1 left hamstring strain in the preseason and it's not clear when he will be ready to play. Malik Monk, Kent Bazemore, and Carmelo Anthony are all candidates to see more minutes and 3-point chances with Ellington sidelined.

numberFire's models expect Ellington's absence to free up 18.9 minutes of playing time in the Lakers' rotation. Monk has a $4,000 salary on FanDuel for Tuesday's slate. Bazemore has a $4,700 salary and Melo has a $5,000 salary. Per FanDuel Sportsbook, the Lakers are currently 3.0-point favorites over the Warriors.

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Bradley Beal (knee) on track for Wizards opener

Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal said he had an X-ray on his knee that came back negative.

What It Means:

Beal suffered a minor knee injury during last Friday's preseason game, but he returned to practice on Sunday and is expected to be fine for Wednesday's opener against the Toronto Raptors. Beal shot a career-best 48.5% from the field last season and finished second in scoring (31.3 points per game) while adding 4.7 boards, 4.4 assists, 1.2 steals, and 2.2 3-pointers.

Beal's offensive usage rate without Russell Westbrook on the floor last season was 39.9%, which would have been No. 1 in the entire NBA. numberFire's currently expect Beal to win the scoring title this season with 30.7 points per game, but he only has a 14.1 ADP in Yahoo! leagues.

Lakers' Kendrick Nunn (ankle) questionable for Tuesday opener

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kendrick Nunn (ankle) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Golden State Warriors.

What It Means:

Nunn was held out of multiple preseason games with his ankle injury, but we'll learn the true severity of the injury in tomorrow's practice reports.

Our models currently project Nunn, who has a $4,400 salary on FanDuel, for 12 fantasy points in 16 minutes on the court, with 7.2 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 1.2 assists.

Pelicans' Zion Williamson (foot) limited to 1-on-0 work

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (right foot surgery) is still being limited to 1-on-0 work.

What It Means:

Williamson has already been ruled out for at least the first week of the season and it sounds like he will miss more time than that. However, Pelicans head coach Willie Green did say that Williamson is making progress and there's supposed to be a re-evaluation scheduled for next week. Brandon Ingram will have a larger offensive role to start the season and there should also be more touches for Jonas Valanciunas and Nickeil Alexander-Walker. Naji Marshall is another player expected to benefit from Williamson's injury.

numberFire's models currently expect Zion to average 29.7 points, 7.6 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.8 blocks per game this season. Per FanDuel Sportsbook, the Pelicans are 4.5-point underdogs at home on Wednesday.

Lakers' Malik Monk (groin) probable for Tuesday opener

Los Angeles Lakers guard Malik Monk (groin) is listed as probable for Tuesday's season opener against the Golden State Warriors.

What It Means:

Monk missed some practices earlier this month with a groin injury, but is trending in the right direction for Tuesday's opener. The former Hornet should help provide some help outside the 3-point arc this season for the Lakers.

Monk, who has a $4,000 salary on FanDuel for the opening day slate, is projected to play 22 minutes in his Lakers debut, with 10.8 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.8 assists for 17.3 fantasy points.

Wayne Ellington (hamstring) ruled out for Lakers opener

Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Wayne Ellington (left hamstring) will not play in Tuesday's season opener versus the Golden State Warriors.

What It Means:

Ellington suffered a Grade 1 left hamstring strain in the preseason and it's not clear when he will be ready to play. Malik Monk, Kent Bazemore, and Carmelo Anthony are all candidates to see more minutes and 3-point chances with Ellington sidelined.

numberFire's models expect Ellington's absence to free up 18.9 minutes of playing time in the Lakers' rotation. Monk has a $4,000 salary on FanDuel for Tuesday's slate. Bazemore has a $4,700 salary and Melo has a $5,000 salary. Per FanDuel Sportsbook, the Lakers are currently 3.0-point favorites over the Warriors.

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