I don’t need to give you any specific reasons to roster Steph Curry ($10,300) on a nightly basis, but I’ll give you a few reaons why tonight is certainly a night to roster the league’s MVP. Curry is coming off a dud of a game where the Spurs did everything they could possibly imagine to contain him. The Spurs are an elite, historic defense so any result is going to be an outlier. Curry goes from that matchup to the Minnesota Timberwolves who allowed Curry to drop a 46-5-4 line in their only meeting this season. That was good for 64.75 DraftKings points. Curry is actually four points better on the road this season, presumably because Warriors opponents don’t get blown at as often in their own arena. This is your chance to buy Curry in an excellent matchup with a chip on his shoulder.
Evan Fournier ($5,500) continues to roll for the Orlando Magic. He’s scored 30+ DraftKings points in five of seven, including a 41.25 point outburst against the Nuggets last week. Fournier was solid again yesterday, scoring 21 real points, a feat that he has now accomplished in five of ten games. Few guys in this price range can get as hot as Fournier. He only needs 27.5 DraftKings points to hit 5x value tonight. He has scored at least that amount in 27 of the 30 games that he’s played 35+ minutes. If we could guarantee his minutes, we could lock in him across the board. They are a bit volatile, but trending up as he has played 36 and 37 the last two games.
Gorgui Dieng ($6,200) is one of the most overlooked players in the league right now. I like that he is now eligible as a PF instead of a center and he has been excellent for the Wolves recently. He’s averaging 39.2 DraftKings points per game in the last four. He’s earning that average via 16.3 PPG and 8.3 RPG. Not to mention he’s tacking on 1.8 SPG and 2.3 BPG. That’s a well-rounded stat line for the big man. He’s scored 30+ DraftKings points in 16 of 23 with an upside of 47, 47 and 53 in that stretch. An uptick in pace tonight should benefit Dieng who is surprisingly athletic.
Here’s a buy low opportunity on Alex Len ($6,400). Three poor games in a row has driven his price back down to earth. In his defense, he posted a decent line against Minnesota (9-11) and then a double-double against UTA (10-12) before laying a total egg against the Lakers on Friday night. Imagine how many jaded owners who will not roster Len thanks to that disaster in a prime matchup. Before those three games, Len was scorching, averaging 37.5 DraftKings PPG in the previous 11 games. He piled over four separate 40+ DK point games in that stretch which drove his price to $7K. Here’s the chance to buy back in as he takes on Memphis which is just what the doctor ordered. Len has faced the Grizzlies twice since Feb 27, and has posted games of 50 and 54 DraftKings points.
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