We have a solid seven-game slate of NBA action to kick off the week including a wide range of Vegas point totals. On the high end, we have the Pelicans/Warriors (221) and the Rockets/Wizards (216) as the only two games with a total higher than 206. Meanwhile, there are three games with Vega point totals under 200 including Jazz/Sixers (193), Magic/Bulls (198) and Pistons/Clippers (197).

As expected the experts are hitting the two highest projected games the most with numerous of the Highly Touted plays coming from those games. The overall list is very deep tonight offering up a lot of contrarian plays and pivots if you want to work your way down the list further.

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The numbers in the parenthesis are the number of experts that picked that player to give you more context as to the gaps between players and the tiers. Here are the Industry Consensus picks for tonight…

Highly Touted

  • Hassan Whiteside (13x) – Double-double machine reaching the milestone in all five games this season
  • John Wall (13x) – Had a day of rest on Saturday so he should be plenty rested for up-tempo game against the Rockets
  • James Harden (13x) – Three straight games with at least 30 points and 12 assists
  • Markieff Morris (11x) – Playing big minutes and has reached 18 points and at least 8 boards in each of his last two games
  • Anthony Davis (11x) – Has cooled off a little bit after torrid start to the season averaging 21.3 points and 9.5 rebounds over last four games
  • Bradley Beal (9x) – Shooting just 37.3% from the field so far this season
  • Justise Winslow (9x) – Has had an increased usage rate this season and still fairly cheap
  • Kevin Durant (9x) – Has been the most consistent Warrior every game this season averaging 30 points and 8 boards per game this season
  • Joel Embiid (8x) – Still on minutes’ restriction but is making the most of those minutes
  • Russell Westbrook (7x) – Mr. Triple-Double averaging 33.2 points, 9.0 rebounds and 9.7 assists per game
  • George Hill (7x) – Questionable for Monday’s game, if out Shelvin Mack and Dante Exum would see increased minutes
  • Kemba Walker (7x) – Has improved his shooting so far this season with a 47.1 FG% which has increased his scoring (24.4 PPG) which would be career highs

Recommended

  • Sergio Rodriguez (6x) – His price is starting to creep up but he is contributing in multiple categories every night
  • Nicolas Batum (6x) – Provides solid production but hasn’t had a big DFS day yet this season
  • Gordon Hayward (6x) – Had a big debut on Sunday with 28 points and 5 rebounds
  • Blake Griffin (6x) – Put up a season-high 28 points in his last game
  • Jimmy Butler (5x) – Has scored at least 16 points in all six games this season
  • Ryan Anderson (5x) – Still looking for his first breakout game of the season, could come tonight against Wizards
  • Chris Paul (5x) – Averaging 17 points and 10 assists over his last three games
  • Paul George (5x) – Make sure he isn’t suspended for tonight’s game before rostering him
  • Terrence Jones (5x) – Made the most of his first start of the season with 19 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 blocks, should play close to 30 minutes again tonight
  • Draymond Green (5x) – Solid all-around production gives him a high floor
  • Marcin Gortat (5x) – Has played at least 31 minutes in every game this season could see production increase in high scoring game against the Rockets 

Suggested

  • Otto Porter (4x)
  • Stephen Curry (4x)
  • Langston Galloway (4x)
  • Frank Kaminsky (4x)
  • Andre Drummond (4x)
  • Bismack Biyombo (4x)
  • Eric Gordon (3x)
  • Rodney Hood (3x)
  • Elfrid Payton (3x)
  • Rajon Rondo (3x)
  • Evan Fournier (3x)
  • Marvin Williams (3x)
  • Derrick Favors (3x)
  • Steven Adams (3x)
  • Robin Lopez (3x)
  • Cody Zeller (3x)
  • Dwyane Wade (3x)
  • Tim Frazier (3x)
  • CJ Miles (3x)

Hope you find the right combination to cash!

Check back again on Tuesday for the next edition of the NBA Industry Consensus picks

 

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