Kyle Lowry ($8,300) is begging to be rostered today. He’s earned 40+ DraftKings points in four of his last five, while averaging 44.7 DraftKings points in that span. He’s shooting nearly 50% from the field while fishing out nearly seven assists a game in that stretch. The Raptors are solidifying themselves as the second best team in the Eastern Conference thanks to Lowry’s strong play this season. A date with the Knicks should have you drooling, as Lowry is averaging 53.5 DraftKings PPG in their two meeting this season.
Jamal Crawford ($5,600) continues to be a valuable Sixth Man for the Clippers and while he continues to come off the bench for LA, his minutes are at a season high right now. Crawford averaged only 25.4 MPG in the first 45 games of the season, but has averaged 32.5 MPG over the course of the last ten games. That’s a big spike in opportunity for a guy who can get as hot as Crawford. It should be no surprise to you that he’s averaging 30.8 DraftKings points per game in this recent span of ten games. He’s never shy about shooting the ball, taking over 16 shots per contest. The Suns defense has been beyond horrible, so expect Crawford to have plenty of opportunity to heat up.
Jae Crowder ($5,700) is a volatile option today and SF is a very thing position. Crowder has now taken 11+ shots in three straight games, while turning in DK games of 32.75, 39 and 25.5 DraftKings points. A small concern that he has fouled out in two straight games, which is not normally an issue for Crowder. Outside of that, he’s a capable rebounder and threat to score 20 real points on a nightly basis. He could cause significant match-up issues for the T-Wolves. Crowder posted a 39.5 DraftKings point game in their only meeting this season, which was his 5th highest scoring game this season.
Jabari Parker ($5,900) is in the midst of the most productive three game stretch of his career. He used a double-OT game against Atlanta to post a monster 28-13 line, but that marked the third straight impressive game for Parker. He dropped 34.35 and 40.75 DK points in the other two games in this stretch. He’s shooting at a torrid 28-51 clip and threatening double digits rebounds on a nightly basis. It’s good to see Parker unleashed for all the minutes he can handle, playing 41, 42 and 51 in those three games. Parker will play at home, where he scored 4 DraftKings points more per game, versus the Lakers in one of the best matchups on the slate.
From a pure fantasy production standpoint, few guys are playing as well as Karl-Anthony Towns ($8,500) right now. Over the last 13 games, he’s averaging 47.3 DraftKings PPG. If you want upside, he’s got upside. He has logged nine games of 50+ DraftKings points this season. Eight of his best twelve games this season have come in the last three weeks. There is simply nothing he cannot do, as he will face off with Boston who surrendered 56.5 DraftKings points to KAT in their only meeting this season.
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