Plenty of solid Point Guard options tonight, but don’t overlook Shelvin Mack ($6,000). As you probably know, he’s been an excellent addition to the Jazz and is logging 30.6 MPG since joining the team, twenty one games ago. He’s scored double-digit real points in 14 of those games, while racking up the assists. During his more recent stretch of 11 games, Mack is averaging 32.5 DK PPG while scoring 35+ in seven of those games. Tonight he earns a date with the TWolves which should be played at a much faster pace than the Jazz are accustom turning into more possessions. He should get an excellent matchup with Ricky Rubio who is one of the worse defensive guards in the league.
He will be popular, but Nicolas Batum ($7,700) needs to be on your radar. Back-to-back games of 50+ DraftKings points while posting a 22/10/9.5 line in the process. He now has 50+ DK points in three of his last six and is averaging 41.2 DK PPG in the last 14 games. He scorched the Sixers in his last time out for 57.5 DK points and will get those same Sixers tonight, but at home. Batum has some of the most drastic home/road splits in the league as he’s averaging nine DK points per game more at home this season.
It’s been a tough season for Harrison Barnes ($4,300) who has battled sub-par play and injuries all season long. Thanks to that, his salary is plenty fair tonight and you will be hard-pressed to find a player this cheap who plays as many minutes as Barnes. Barnes is averaging 34.8 MPG over the last eight and has taken 10+ shots in six of those games. Barnes has posted 29.75 and 32.25 DK points in his last two games and is starting to pass the eye-test for me. Despite hitting 6x value in both, Barnes only hit one of his last ten 3PAs. That shows that he can hit value despite not playing his best and if he gets hot from beyond the arc, his ceiling becomes much higher.
Zach Randolph ($6,700) has been off and on the court for the last three weeks, but when he plays, he’s been awesome. Over the last four games he’s played (six team games), he’s averaging 43.4 DK PPG. He’s been a force for the Grizzlies, averaging 21 PPG and 9 RPG in that stretch. I don’t have hard numbers but I know his ownership has been down recently because he’s been questionable on a near nightly basis. These feels like an opportunity to get a player who is well-rested, looks healthy and is super productive.
Rudy is back? Rudy is back! Rudy Gobert ($5,900) flashing signs of his fantasy upside, posting 41.5 and 41.75 DK points in back-to-back games. He’s now hauled in 37 rebounds in the last two games and has swatted nine (!!) shots in the last three games. His ability to shot-block and rack up the two points per block is such an incredibly valuable DFS asset. This is now Rudy’s third 40-point game in the last seven. He now earns a date with Minnesota who he has seen some success against this season, including a 40.5 DK point game.
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