Giannis Antetokounmpo would be the most talked about player in the league, if anyone knew how to pronounce his name. This guy is seriously a top five player in the league and some may even say he’s the best. The Freak is averaging 56.3 DraftKings points per game over his last seven outings and is coming off a monster 39-8-6 game against the Wizards. Washington better have a game plan for Giannis because they get him again tonight. There’s no indication that anyone on the Washington roster can contain Antetopounmpo who is $1,600 cheaper than James Harden on DraftKings tonight, with legit PG1 upside.
Keep an eye on the Orlando injury report for news on Evan Fournier. He sat out Friday’s game with a heel injury but with a few days of rest, he may be able to suit up tonight. If he does, I’m buying stock. He’s very quietly averaging 34.7 DraftKings PPG over his last seven, with three games of 38+ in that stretch. His value is tied mostly to his real scoring, piling in 21+ points in six of seven but he can contribute in the rebound and assist categories. On paper it’s not an ideal matchup with Memphis, but Fournier is four DK points better at home this season and scored 34 DraftKings points in their only meeting.
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Will Barton also sets up as a GPP play, volatile but explosive. Remember that Barton missed basically half the season but is averaging 15.3 PPG since his return. He’s got significant upside, scoring 27+ in five of his last ten, scoring 35+ in three of those games. This appears to be a favorable matchup with the Clippers who surrendered 35.75 DK points to Barton in their only meeting.
Give me all the Paul Millsap. He’s averaging 40.4 DK PPG over his last five games and 45.25 in his last three games. He’s an incredibly consistent scorer and averages over eight rebounds per game. IT’s rare that you see a big man play as many minutes as Millsap, who has logged at least 38 minutes in five of his last nine games. The Hawks should be well rested, not playing since Friday night and they will battle Minnesota on the second end of a B2B. In their first meeting this season, Millsap cooked Minny for 46.5 DraftKings points.
Myles Turner keeps catching my eye at the center position tonight. He’s scored 39+ DK points in four of eight and 41+ in two of his last three. Certainly inconsistent, but that upside is appealing. He’s a healthy contributor in two categories and has a nose for blocks (11 blocks in L4). The Pacers are the most well rested team in the league and the only team that hasn’t played since Thursday. The Bulls are on the second end of a B2B and are a little soft in the paint. Turner is averaging 34.4 DK PPG in two meetings, in only 24.5 minutes. Turner has played more minutes than that in 10 straight.
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