Plenty of excellent PG options today, but I’d like to point out Jeff Teague ($6,700). Teague has been a virtual lock to his 5x value this season, while flashing plenty of upside. He has scored 32+ DraftKings points in five of six and will get an excellent matchup with the Lakers tonight who have been pathetic against PGs. The Hawks are a well balanced team, but Teague’s ability to score in the secondary categories should benefit his owners and he is a sneaky double-double threat.
Deron Williams ($6,600) is turning back the clock and is coming off a massive 30-8-6 line against POR on Tuesday night. That was worth 54 DraftKings points and D-Will should be well rested and ready to roll against the Rockets again tonight. Another prime matchup for the guard who has taken at least 14 shots in each of his last four games. Williams is reasonably priced and staring 5x value in the face with a reasonable chance to hit 6x value. Additionally, with JJ Barea still sidelined, the lack of depth should keep Williams on the court.
It’s pretty sick that we have to consider Kobe Bryant ($5,900) every night. He’s simply taking too many shots to overlook. He’s fired 90 (!!) shots in his last four games, including 40 three point attempts. Kobe is going out on his terms which is actually leading to some solid fantasy production. His poor shooting percentage is holding him back from massive upside, but if he gets hot for a night, he’s going to put up massive numbers. He definitely worth consideration in GPPs.
It’s worth noting that Arron Afflalo ($4,600) has been very useful as of late. He’s coming off two solid outings against HOU and PHI where he earned 46.75 and 25 DraftKings points. He’s definitely volatile, but he’s earned 26+ minutes in eight of ten which doesn’t even include the last game against PHI when he was removed in a blowout. If he continues seeing this amount of run, he’s going to offer some real value. He needs only 23 DraftKings points to reach 5x value, a feat he has accomplished in five of then.
Look for Marcus Morris ($6,100) to continue his stellar play tonight in an excellent matchup. Morris is coming off a ridiculous 24-14 game that earned 52 DraftKings points on Wednesday night. Morris has been battling injury as of late, but will see a great matchup with the Bucks who have surrendered the league’s most points to opposing SFs this season.
Julius Randle ($6,200) has been a monster on the boards as of late, hauling in 48 rebounds in his last four outings. He’s parlayed that success into three straight double-doubles and has now averaged 35 DraftKings points per game in the L4. It’s unlike the Hawks to be this soft on the interior, but they have allowed the 6th most DraftKings points to opposing PFs and no team has surrendered more rebounds to opponents than the Hawks.
Dwight Howard will be sitting tonight’s game out, which means Clint Capela ($5,800) becomes a “Capelling” option (see what I did?). It’s no surprise than Capela’s best games have come in the absence of Howard this season, as he is averaging 29.02 DraftKings points per game in those five contests. I certainly expect Capela to log heavy minutes as long as he can stay out of foul trouble.
With little information to work with, Ryan Hollins ($3,000) could be an interesting punt tonight. The Wizards front court is banged up with Marcin Gortat already ruled out for this game while Nene and Drew Gooden are questionable as well. If all three of them miss this contest, Hollins could see all the minutes he can handle tonight. There’s no way of telling how involved in the offense he would be, but he’s an interesting flier at the least.
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