Jordan Clarkson ($5,900) is easily playing the best basketball of his season right row. He’s averaging 38 DraftKings points per game over his last five contests, while pouring in 20 real points in four of those games. From a fantasy perspective, this latest five game stretch has produced four of his top six games this season. He’s adequate in all five categories and not afraid to shoot the ball from deep. He’s going to get the Grizzlies tonight who are decimated by injuries and looking for answers at nearly every position. These two teams faced each other just two days ago, when Clarkson dropped 42 DraftKings points on them.
An interesting play in JJ Redick ($5,100) tonight who is finding his stroke from behind the arc. He’s nailed 10 of his last 18, while producing at least 29 DraftKings points in three of his last six games. You know exactly what you’re going to get from Redick, who has taken at least 10 shots in 23 of his last 25 games. His production is really just a matter of how hot he can get. If he was ever going to heat up against a specific team, it would be Sacramento. The Kings are the worst in the league in points allowed per game, points from three and opponent three point percentage.
Paul George ($8,500) is one of my favorite options at a very thin SF position tonight. This position offers a few studs at the top, Matt Barnes and not much else. It’s George who is priced in a position to exceed value. He has scored at least 45 DraftKings points in three of four. Similar to Redick, you know exactly what you’ll get from George and that is shots! PG13 has launched 66 shots over the last three games. He’s been able to hammer home big fantasy games, despite only hitting 12 of his last 44 three point attempts. He continues to fill up three categories in a big way and there is little reason to believe that Charlotte can slow him down.
This price on Kristaps Porzingis ($6,500) is simply too low. He’s received a discount of $800 over the last three games. It’s not that he’s been bad lately, but he’s been inconsistent. That’s exactly what you’d expect from a rookie at this point in the season. The good news is that he’s still a talented scorer who can crash the boards and block shots. He’s scored double-digit real points in 22 of 24, while averaging 15.5 points in that span. He’s notched multiple blocks in half of those games and has scored at least 32 DraftKings points in five of his last seven. A final note that he averages four DK PPG more at home than on the road this season, as this game will be in the friendly confines of MSG. There’s too much upside in Zinger to not consider him at this price.
What more could you want from Pau Gasol ($8,600) right now? He’s feasting on his opponents scoring 48.25, 47.75 and 44.25 DraftKings points in his last three games. That final game was the most impressive scoring 44.25 DraftKings points despite only taking five shots. He piled on 15 rebounds and 9 assists to have another big game. It’s highly unlikely for him to take that few shots again considering he averages 14 attempts a night. With Jimmy Butler and potentially Derrick Rose (questionable), Pau would be asked to carry the offensive load for the Bulls. He will earn one of the best matchups in the league with Atlanta who is surrendering the fourth most points to opposing centers this season.
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Commentary based on DraftKings strategy and scoring.