Nikola Jokic Is a Better Value on DraftKings at $8K Than on FanDuel at $8.5 on 12/6

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

For each platform we calculate a position specific points per dollar and our projection says he is a better value on DraftKings than on FanDuel. He is projected for 37.8 FD points and is worth +$680 more than $8.5K on FD. On DK he is projected for 41.7 points and is worth +$887 more than $8K. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL (C) 12/6 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Andre Drummond39.5 FD Points$10600
#2 Karl-Anthony Towns38.7 FD Points$11000
#3 Nikola Jokic37.8 FD Points$8500
#4 Steven Adams32.8 FD Points$7000
#5 Montrezl Harrell32 FD Points$7600
DRAFTKINGS (C) 12/6 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Karl-Anthony Towns43.6 DK Points$10400
#2 Andre Drummond42.5 DK Points$9400
#3 Nikola Jokic41.7 DK Points$8000
#4 Bam Adebayo37.5 DK Points$7500
#5 Steven Adams34.6 DK Points$6300

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest projection, you can expect Nikola Jokic to be an elite fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 2440 projected fantasy points puts him at #2 behind Karl-Anthony Towns and ahead of Andre Drummond. He has averaged 42.8 fantasy points in his past 99 games, which is slightly more than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 38.7 fantasy points. His rank based on average projected points is the same as his rank based on total fantasy points. He is owned in 100% of fantasy leagues so everyone expects him to be an elite center. He is projected to live up to these high expectations. Nikola Jokic is expected to slightly improve on this season-to-date's #5 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (C) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#1 Karl-Anthony Towns (100% OWN)2603 FP, 42 per game3305 FP, 77 gp, 42.92 per game (#3)
#2 Nikola Jokic (100% OWN)2440 FP, 38.7 per game3545 FP, 80 gp, 44.31 per game (#2)
#3 Andre Drummond (100% OWN)2119 FP, 35.3 per game2930 FP, 79 gp, 37.09 per game (#5)
#4 Joel Embiid (100% OWN)2116 FP, 38.5 per game3040 FP, 64 gp, 47.5 per game (#1)
#5 Nikola Vucevic (100% OWN)1909 FP, 35.4 per game3253 FP, 80 gp, 40.66 per game (#4)

NIKOLA JOKIC WEEK 7 AND 8 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Nikola Jokic is projected for 76.3 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of week which is good enough to be the #2 ranked center and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a better than average week with more fantasy points per game than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Karl-Anthony Towns but behind Joel Embiid the rest of the week. Week 8 will be a very good week and he is projected to be the number one center. He is projected for 155.4 fantasy points.

12/6 TO 12/8 RANK (C)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Joel Embiid (100% OWN)77.3 FP, 2 GP38.5 FP
#2 Nikola Jokic (100% OWN)76.3 FP, 2 GP38.7 FP
#3 Karl-Anthony Towns (100% OWN)74.7 FP, 2 GP42 FP
#4 Montrezl Harrell (100% OWN)59 FP, 2 GP28.2 FP
#5 Steven Adams (93% OWN)57 FP, 2 GP26 FP
12/9 TO 12/15 RANK (C)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Nikola Jokic (100% OWN)155.4 FP, 4 GP38.7 FP
#2 Joel Embiid (100% OWN)154.4 FP, 4 GP38.5 FP
#3 Karl-Anthony Towns (100% OWN)129.9 FP, 3 GP42 FP
#4 Clint N`Dumba-Capela (100% OWN)120.6 FP, 4 GP29.5 FP
#5 Andre Drummond (100% OWN)115.9 FP, 3 GP35.3 FP

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.

NIKOLA JOKICFPPTSREBAST3PMSTL+BLK
Rest of '19-202440104464740265110
-- Per Game (63 Proj)38.716.610.36.41.031.75
12/2 to 12/8 (2 Games)76332012.62.23.8
12/9 to 12/15 (4 Games)1556741264.06.7
'19-20 Season6932841911181632
-- Per Game (19 GP)36.514.910.16.20.841.68
'18-20 Seasons3545160486558183162
-- Per Game (80 GP)44.320.010.87.31.042.0