February 25 NBA DFS Picks: Stack James Harden & Kawhi Leonard For Star Shootout

Last Updated: Feb 25, 2021

February 25 NBA DFS Picks on Monkey Knife Fight: Monkey Knife Fight (MKF) combines elements of daily fantasy sports and traditional prop betting to offer a unique array of contests daily for a multitude of sports, including 2/25/21 NBA DFS Plays.

With NBA season in full swing, MKF enhances the enjoyment of the hardwood with exciting opportunities each night to win cash based on your knowledge of some of the league’s top players.

The Game Day breaks down two MKF contests daily that we feel have profit potential. With Thursday’s slate featuring plenty of big names, here’s a closer look at some opportunities involving some of the most offensively explosive players in action:

February 25 NBA DFS Picks

Star Shootout, Early Games

MKF Contest: More or Less (Pick 2/2 correctly to win 2.5x your Buy-In)

James Harden, SG, Brooklyn Nets: More Than 10.5 Assists

Kevin Durant has already been ruled out for Thursday’s game with his hamstring injury, and Harden is averaging 11.4 assists during his teammate’s five-game absence. Zooming further out, Harden is actually averaging 11.5 dimes per contest over the last 11, dishing out at least 11 assists in eight games over that span. The Magic check in tied with multiple teams for ninth-most assists allowed per road game (25.5) and Orlando also ranks in the bottom 10 in road shooting percentage surrendered (47.4), furthering the case for a successful night of facilitating for The Beard.

Kawhi Leonard, SF, Los Angeles Clippers: More Than 26.5 Points

Leonard is currently equaling a career-high with 27.1 points per game, and he’s boasting his best shooting percentage (51.2) since the 2013-14 season. The opposing Grizzlies come into Thursday’s game as one of the most generous in the league to small forwards, allowing the second-highest offensive efficiency (24.3 percent) to the position, along with the fourth-highest shooting percentage (49.8) to threes as well. Leonard has also scored 27 or more points in 16 of 26 games, including five straight.

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New Orleans Pelicans at Milwaukee Bucks

MKF Contest: Fantasy Points Challenge (Win 1.5x your Buy-In if Three Selected Players Eclipse 142.5 Combined Fantasy Points)

MKF NBA Fantasy Points Scoring System:

  • Point= +1 point
  • Assist= +1.5 points
  • Rebound= +1.2 points
  • Steal= +3 points
  • Block= +3 points
  • Turnover= -1 point

Giannis Antetokounmpo, PF, Milwaukee Bucks

Antetokounmpo naturally has what it takes to contribute more than a third of this fantasy-point goal, considering he’s scored between 50.4 and 72.4 MKF points in the last eight games alone, and he’s eclipsed 50 in 22 of 31 games overall this season. Antetokounmpo also went off for 66.7 against this same Pelicans squad the first time the two teams met on January 29 and is averaging a whopping 63.6 MKF points per 36 minutes without sidelined teammate Jrue Holiday (COVID-19 protocol) on the floor.

Zion Williamson, PF, New Orleans Pelicans

Williamson has turned into an elite fantasy force in his first full season, averaging 25.1 points (61.6 percent shooting), 6.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.0 steal across 32.8 minutes through 29 games. The big man has scored 20 more actual points in nine straight games, a stretch during which he’s averaging 28.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4.3 assists while coming just short of a steal per game (0.9). Those numbers equate to an average of 44.2 MKF points, and it’s also worth noting Williamson garnered 46.3 against the Bucks in the first meeting.

Brandon Ingram, SF, New Orleans Pelicans

Ingram has been a consistent fantasy producer throughout the season courtesy of the 23.9 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists he’s averaging, as well as his career-best figures of 88.2 percent and 39.4 percent from the free-throw line and three-point range, respectively. The one-time second overall pick of the Lakers put up a solid 39.0 MKF points against the Bucks in the first meeting and comes into Thursday having eclipsed 40 MKF points in four of the last six contests. Milwaukee has also been relatively generous to Ingram’s small forward position, yielding 43.2 MKF points per game to the position on the season.

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Juan Carlos Blanco

Juan Carlos Blanco has been playing fantasy sports since 1997 and actively writing about the fantasy sports and sports betting industries since 2015 for multiple websites. He has covered a wide variety of professional sports leagues, including the NFL, MLB, NBA, CFL, Arena Football League, Alliance of American Football, XFL, NPB and KBO. He was the recipient of the FSWA's 2016 Newcomer of the Year award for his work with RotoWire.

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