PG: Trae Young, ATL – Young has a 34.3 percent usage rate and has at least 55 DK points in four of the last five games. It's a good spot against the Rockets, who are first in pace and 22nd in defensive efficiency.
SG: Jalen Brunson, DAL – Luka Doncic is out and Brunson is one of the players who benefits. He is averaging 17.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 7.6 assists when Doncic sits. The Hornets are last in defensive efficiency and second in pace.
SF: Scottie Barnes, TOR – Barnes has played at least 37 minutes in six straight games and has at least 39.4 FD points in six of the last seven games, including at least 43.1 in the last two. He's in a good spot for a ceiling game against Sacramento, which is 26th in defensive efficiency and third in pace.
PF: Kristaps Porzingis, DAL – Porzingis disappointed last night, but he will rebounds against the Hornets. Porzingis is always in play when Luka Doncic is out. He has a 28 percent usage rate and averages 1.36 DK points per minutes without Doncic. The Hornets are second in pace and last in defensive efficiency.
C: Nikola Jokic, DEN – Jokic is averaging 1.8 DK points per minute. He has a triple-double in three of the last four games. In the last four games, Jokic is averaging 28.3 points, 13.3 rebounds and 11 assists. Jokic is averaging 65.6 DK points in the last five games and the Wizards struggle against centers.