With Chris Paul already ruled out and John Wall questionable for tonight’s games, there appears to be plenty of value options at point guard. The biggest beneficiaries are Austin Rivers ($3,500) and Ramon Sessions ($3,700). You probably remember the 32-5-4 line that Rivers dropped on OKC in 39 minutes last week while starting in place for Paul. He was outstanding as the floor general and filled it up in all categories. It’s worth noting that he too, is questionable for this game. If he doesn’t play, it will be Pablo Prigioni ($3,000) taking all the minutes he can handle, which probably isn’t that valuable. Sessions also provided an outstanding 18-13 line for 42.35 DK points in the starting role for Wall on Wednesday night. That makes two great games in a row for Sessions, scoring 27.25 in the game before. Keep an eye on both injury reports before rostering these guys.
DeMar DeRozan ($7,400) is cooking right now. He’s also been a capable scorer, pouring in 23.7 real points per game this season. He’s tacked on the fantasy production this week, scoring 48.25, 41.5 and 45.75 in his last three games. Despite that, his price dropped from $7,700 just two games ago. DeRozan has taken advantage Indiana in three games this season, averaging 39.8 DK points per game in three meetings. At a shallow SG position, DeRozan is one of the likely candidates to be the highest scorer at the position.
It’s difficult to avoid Jordan Hamilton ($4,500) at this price. He’s been a plug and play option since joining the Pelicans this season and he’s been thrust into action on an injury-depleted team. Over the last five, he’s averaging 27.4 DK PPG which would be right at 6x value again tonight at this price. He’s a sneaky double-double threat, averaging 12.6/7.4 in this stretch. There’s no better matchup than with the Lakers who can make anyone look like an All-Star.
I see Zach Randolph ($6,700) as one of the chalkiest plays on the slate, but for good reason. He has battled injury down the stretch, but when he’s played, he’s been nothing less than spectacular. In his last seven games, he’s averaging 40.6 DK PPG and is coming off a 50-point outburst against the Bulls on Tuesday night. Randolph has missed nine games since March 7th, but that might have been useful for the veteran, because he is currently playing with fresh legs and pouring in a 20.3/8.1 line during this stretch. Tonight he gets Dallas who surrendered 42.5 DK points to Randolph in their last meeting.
Greg Monroe ($5,500) has made a lot of owners look like a fool this season. He’s been volatile with little ability to predict when his great games will come. If he was ever going to hit value, it would be in this matchup against the Celtics. Monroe has completely destroyed the Celtics in three meetings this season. He’s scored 42, 54.5 and 45 DK points in their three meetings. That accounts for three of his best twelve fantasy games this season.
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