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Expect Ricky Rubio ($7,200) to be highly owned tonight and for good reason. Rubio is coming off a massive 57 DraftKings points line in which he flirted with a quadruple double! His final line was 9-10-12-8 (steals) which is just absolutely insane. Rubio has always been a streaky player, and he gets a plus matchup with Sacramento tonight with a big 213 O/U and little chance this game ends in a blowout.
Technically, Jrue Holiday ($5,100) is still on a minutes restriction, but you wouldn’t know it by his recent production. He’s scored 34, 34 and 31 DraftKings points in his last three games and averaging 32.65 DK PPG over his L5. He has been an extremely efficient scorer, making at least half of his FGAs in all five of his last six. His willingness to distribute the ball has tacked on a handful of assists per game and he is simply destroying value every night. The price is on the rise, but he’s still a viable option in the best matchup he could ask for, in a game with a big O/U.
Can you guess who the league leaders in minutes are? It’s James Harden, Jimmy Butler, Lebron James and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ($5,200). That’s right, KCP is logging elite minutes for the Pistots at nearly 38 per night. KCP has turned those big minutes into big fantasy production lately, coming off a 43 DraftKings point game, his second game of at least 43 this week! He’s provided his owners at least 5.4x value in seven of his last ten games making him one of the most consistent scoring options available.
There are so many ways to Kristaps Porzingis ($7,400) to score you points, it’s going to be difficult to avoid him tonight against the lowly Sixers. Porzingis posted a 36 Draftkings point game on Wednesday night, despite only scoring eleven real points. He tacked on seven (!!) blocks and six boards to bolster a solid game. He’s been a bit inconsistent lately (as most rookies are), but he dropped a 17-10 line on the Sixers when they met two weeks ago. A nice GPP play, with tremendous upside.
Thad Young ($6,900) back under $7K is a great sight. He’s cooled off a bit lately, but he’s continuing to post double-doubles on a near nightly basis and has accomplished the feat in five of his last seven games. He’s logging 30+ minutes a night for the Nets and he will be a handful for the Pacers to defend tonight. It looks like they will already be short-handed and having to defend Thad who can step out and shoot the ball could be become very difficult.
The volatile Jared Sullinger ($6,000) has caught my interest for tonight. He’s coming off a solid 17-10 line on Wednesday night, which returned 33.5 DraftKings points. He’s a talented player, but struggles to put it all together on a nightly basis. He’s got a date with ATL tonight who has really struggled to defend big men this season. There’s been a general unwillingness of Al Horford to enter the paint offensively which is creating a large opportunity for defensive rebounds, allowing opponents to take advantage.
That’s all folks! Be sure to follow me on Twitter for more player analysis as news and injuries break closer to tip-off! Commentary based on DraftKings strategy and scoring.