We have a huge 12 game slate of NBA action tonight. There should be a lot of competitive games tonight with only three games featuring a team as a double-digit favorite. With the big slate of games, the experts recommended a wide variety of players to consider with only one player showing up in the Highly Touted section.

Be sure to check back about a half hour before tipoff for our “NBA Consensus Lineup Construction” article for some sample FanDuel and DraftKing lineups to consider for tonight.

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

  • Ricky Rubio (7x) – Averaging 15.0 points, 11.4 assists and 2.4 steals over his last 5 games and plays the Kings tonight in a game with a high Vegas total


  • Zach LaVine (6x) – Has scored at least 15 points in 9 of his last 10 games and has a favorable matchup against the Kings
  • Draymond Green (6x) – Seems to always get his fantasy points even when he isn’t scoring, could see a little bump in value if Andrew Bogut is out again tonight
  • Mason Plumlee (6x) – Averaging 12.3 points and 11.0 rebounds with Meyers Leonard out the last 3 games, Leonard out again tonight, cheaper option
  • James Harden (6x) – Tough matchup against the Jazz tonight but Harden has done well against them this season averaging 35.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.7 assists in 3 games
  • Dirk Nowitzki (6x) – Dirk has been on a roll lately averaging 26.8 points and 7.4 rebounds over his last 8 games
  • Damian Lillard (5x) – Leading scorer on a team that is a favorite at home with one of the highest Vegas totals on the night
  • LeBron James (5x) – Put up a triple-double in his last game with 33 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists
  • Chris Paul (5x) – Seems to raise his level of play against the Warriors, averaging 27.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 7.7 assists in 3 games this season
  • Andrew Wiggins (5x) – Biggest question tonight might be how many T’Wolves is too many to have in your lineup
  • Brandon Knight (5x) – Averaging 16.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.2 assists over his last 6 games since returning from injury and gets a favorable matchup against the Lakers tonight 


  • Klay Thompson (4x) – High risk/reward player probably best used in GPPs
  • John Wall (4x) – Has 4 double-doubles and 2 triple-doubles over his last 6 games including 27 points and 14 assists against the Hawks who he faces again tonight
  • Derrick Favors (4x) – Only scored 12 points in 2 of his last 3 games but has a nice matchup in a pace up game against the Rockets
  • Karl-Anthony Towns (4x) – Has at least 15 points and 9 rebounds in 7 straight games
  • Otto Porter (4x) – Averaging 15.2 points and 5.7 rebounds over his last 6 games, cheaper option
  • Rudy Gay (3x)
  • Michael Beasley (3x)
  • Bismack Biyombo (3x)
  • Stephen Curry (3x)
  • Jordan Clarkson (3x)
  • CJ McCollum (3x)
  • Carmelo Anthony (3x)
  • Kevin Love (3x)
  • Andre Drummond (3x)
  • Nikola Jokic (3x)
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (3x)
  • Al Horford (3x)
  • Victor Oladipo (3x)
  • Tobias Harris (3x)
  • Robin Lopez (3x)
  • Shelvin Mack (3x)
  • Darren Collison (3x)
  • Gorgui Dieng (3x)
  • Pau Gasol (3x)

Hope you find the right combination to cash!

Check back Friday for the next edition of the NBA Industry Consensus picks.