Plenty of solid options at the Point Guard position today, but dollar-for-dollar, Ricky Rubio ($7,100) might be the best play on the slate. He’s been really good for Minnesota lately, posted 39+ DraftKings points in four of his last five games. He’s an elite assist-man who is a walking double-double. His upside is in triple-double range and I expect we see the high end of his possible outputs tonight. The matchup with the Sixers should be right up Rubio’s alley. Philly turns the ball over at a prolific rate, so expect Rubio to rack up the steals. Also, this game is currently pinned with a six point spread, so this should hopefully stay close until the finish, providing Rubio with a full workload.
Shane Larkin ($4,400) is your value Point Guard of the day. With Jarrett Jack out for the year, Larkin is going to step in and handle all the starter’s minutes for the Nets. Larkin is not a particularly sexy player, but he’s shown plenty of upside when he’s seen extended run this season. I don’t think it’s unreasonable for him to be a 1.0 DKPPM player and seeing 30+ minutes tonight should be plenty to reach full value.
His price is on the rise, but you need to be aware of what Rod Hood ($5,500) is doing right now. 41.75 and 47.5 DraftKings points in his last two games. We knew it was going to take a bit to see how the Jazz shake out after the injury to Alec Burks. It looks like Hood is going to be the biggest beneficiary as he has launched 36 shots in his last two games. Hard to ask for a better matchup than the Rockets who will play at a faster pace than the Jazz and have plenty of defensive lapses to go around!
I am not particularly a fan of Omri Casspi ($6,500). I think his skill-set leaves much to be desired and he’s basically the fourth scoring option on his team. With that being said, it’s hard to deny the production he’s had recently and the matchup he has tonight. Casspi has scored 32+ DraftKings points in six of his last ten games and flashed some tremendous upside last week, scoring 36 real points against Golden State. This game with OKC has a massive 219 O/U, which is by far the highest on the board. There should be plenty of production to go around, making Casspi a sneaky mid-tier option with massive upside.
A bounty of riches at the PF position tonight. Cousins and Draymond are excellent plays, but if you’re looking to save a little salary, look toward Chris Bosh ($7,500). Bosh was in a mini-slump but has broken out in a big way, averaging 42 DraftKings points over his last six games. He’s averaging 23.2 real points per game in that stretch and piling on the rebounds. He projects as my top PF of the day, as he is exactly the type of player that can cause Indy some serious problems. A big man who can clean the glass, but step out and shoot the three. That’s tough for any team to defend, but the Pacers should be in serious trouble tonight.
My main man Brook Lopez ($7,500) has been ridiculous lately. Averaging 51.2 DraftKings points per game over his last four, with double-doubles in all of them. He runs into a Boston team tonight that has really struggled to defend offensive threats in the paint. Additionally, with Jarrett Jack out, there is extra production to go around, which gives Lopez even more upside. I can’t explain how much I love this guy tonight!
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