Brandon Knight ($7,000) has to be one of your favorite GPP plays of the evening. His results have been volatile since returning from injury, but his minutes have not. He’s playing a massive 78 minutes combined over the last two games, including 41 on Monday night against Minnesota. He dropped a 30-7-6 line against Golden State last week, which proves his upside, scoring 52.5 DraftKings points. Tonight he gets to match up with the Lakers which is exactly what you’re looking for. Knight has faced the Lakers twice this season, scoring 41.75 and 78 DraftKings points. The latter was his best fantasy game of the season.
Zach Lavine ($6,000) is a plug and play option at the shooting guard position tonight. He’s worth an investment in all formats now that he is starting alongside Ricky Rubio. He’s playing heavy minutes for the Wolves which has resulted in two straight games of 28 real points. He’s a bit dependent on real points, but he’s making it work by taking 14.9 shots per game in the ten games since becoming a starter. He’s now tallied 30+ DraftKings points in seven of ten and will face the porous Rockets defense tonight. This game has a high total so expect plenty of fireworks from both teams.
I can’t believe I am even typing this, but Michael Beasley ($4,100) should be on your radar tonight. He’s played six games with the Rockets in the last two weeks, but it’s the last four that have proven to be his most productive. He’s scoring 27.1 DraftKings PPG in those four games while only playing 19 minutes per contest. That’s an extremely efficient scoring rate and it’s thanks to his ability to score double-digit real points and tack on a few rebounds and assists. He needs only 24 DraftKings points to reach 6x value tonight, which is a feat he has accomplished in three of four.
Serge Ibaka ($5,400) is one of the most overlooked players in the league since he shares a roster with two superstars. Ibaka is clearly the third scoring option on his team, but they are such a potent offense that he can provide value to his fantasy owners. Ibaka is a capable scorer who is going to contribute on the glass and sporadically across the other categories. He’s likely to play 30 minutes in a sublime matchup with Philadelphia. The Sixers are already pathetic in the paint this season and are dealing with a rash of injuries. Ibaka took full advantage of the Sixers in their only meeting this season, scoring 39.25 DraftKings points.
You have to consider Tyson Chandler ($4,800) at this point. He’s scored 29+ DraftKings points in four of six, which would be 6x value at his price tonight. He’s been even better in the last two, logging 37 and 35.75 DraftKings points, while contributing two double-doubles. Chandler hasn’t had the season the Suns expected when signing him to a new contract, but he’s provided useful to fantasy owners when he’s under $5K. This is another excellent matchup tonight with the Lakers who have allowed the third most DraftKings points to opposing centers.
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