If you’re interested, I just posted a new YouTube video on How To Use NBA Game Logs. Now onto today’s slate…
Along with PG being the deepest position, there is almost always fresh blood to roster on a nightly basis. The combination of those two have shown that the industry has really cooled on Tim Frazier. Yes, his price is now hovering over $6,000 but this is your reminder that he is still the guy in New Orleans. He’s playing 30 minutes every night and is piling up the assists. That helps when you have Anthony Davis on your team. Frazer is averaging 9.3 PPG and 9.8 APG in his L4 making him a viable double-double option tonight. I wouldn’t particularly trust him in cash games, but this is an excellent matchup with Boston tonight.
The Nets are super thin in the back court and we FINALLY saw the game we’ve been waiting for from Sean Kilpatrick. Kilpatrick started and played 32 minutes, while converting that into 19 points and 9 rebounds. That provided his fantasy owners with 37.75 DraftKings points. Thats 3x in the L5 games that Kilpatrick has turned in 34+ DraftKings points. Keep checking the injury report, but assuming Isaiah Whitehead sits out again tonight, the Nets will be required to lean on Kilpatrick early and often.
- Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 31.6 DK PPG in his L4 ($4,400 on DK tonight).
- Miami and San Antonio are the 4th and 7th slowest paced teams (play each other tonight).
- The Sixers allow the most points in the paint of anyone on this slate. Here’s Clint Capela’s heat map.
I haven’t heard a word about Vince Carter all season long. The 39-year old is playing 29.1 MPG over his last five games and playing well at the same time! Carter can still get buckets, scoring 17 and 20 real points in his L2 while contributing 23.75 and 36.75 DraftKings points in the process. There are many situations to avoid Carter, but I am willing to buy tonight. It’s not a B2B and it’s still early in the season. It’s reasonable to think that Carter will fade later in the season, but if you need a cheap option at a thin position tonight, you could do worse than VC.
If you like home/road splits, there’s probably no more extreme splits than Anthony Davis. Brow is averaging just 44.7 DraftKings points in five games on the road this season, while pouring in 68.9 DraftKings points in his five home games. Obviously, that’s a small sample size, but I don’t need to tell you how good Davis is. His 21.1 FGA is third most in the league, he’s 7th in the league in RPG, leads the league in blocks, etc. etc. Al Horford is banged up for the Celtics right now, dealing with a concussion. If he doesn’t suit up, it will be Kelly Olynyk who is likely tasked with drying to slow down Davis. Olynyk owns a 112 defensive rating, one of the worst marks in the league.
That’s all folks! Be sure to follow me on Twitter for more player analysis as news and injuries break closer to tip-off! Commentary based on DraftKings strategy and scoring.