With Paul George sidelined this season, it’s Jeff Teague‘s usage rate that ticks ever closer to 30%. He exploded for 30-9-5-6 (steals) last night for 61 DraftKings points. We already know that PG13 will not be playing tonight against Golden State, so it should continue to be the Jeff Teague show. Two top teams in pace will battle in Indy tonight and the only question is how long the Pacers can keep it close. If they can avoid a blowout, expect a ton of minutes and usage from Teague.
Nik Stauskas had has his three best games of the season in his last three.He’s finally found his shot, hitting 18 of his last 25 including 10 of 15 from deep. His last three games have resulted in games of 27, 25.75 and 21.75 DraftKings points, which doesn’t seem like much, but this is a guy who is priced just a few hundred dollars over the minimum. He’s going to be a bit dependent on his real scoring, but again, he doesn’t need much to hit 6x value tonight. The Sixers are playing the best they have in literally years and they will try to extend their home win streak to four games tonight.
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I hate to go back to the Indy situation, but it would be irresponsible to leave Glenn Robinson III out of this article. The Pacers are extremely thin at SF with Paul George and C.J. Miles out (both will be out tonight). That allowed Robinson to step in and start last night, turning in a 16-11 game in 45 (!!) minutes. You read that right, 45 minutes. Obviously the game went to OT, but the Pacers leaned heavy on GRIII, which is something you should expect again tonight.
I hate the PF position tonight, but you can’t look past Serge Ibaka. He just has too much upside for a guy priced under $6,000. In his last four games, he’s scored 50.25, 24.24, 27 and 34.75 DraftKings points. Ibaka is basically averaging a triple double in those four games with 17.0 PPG and 9.8 RPG. Not the mention he tacks on nearly two blocks per contest. It looks like he’s starting to gel with his new offense in Orlando, which would be good news for the big man.
Just a quick note on Al Horford here, since it’s obvious. First fame back from a concussion that sidelined him for nine games and he posted a monster 51.25 DraftKings point game with an 18-11-5-3-2 line. He’s going to be a focal point in the Boston offense moving forward. Buy while his price is still reasonable.
This feels like a good time to show this chart:
That’s the most DraftKings points per minute for players with at least 20 MPG. Note the man, the myth, the Process…Joel Embiid who checks in at #4 on that list. I know it’s hard to stomach a guy who isn’t always available and might only play 20 minutes, but your opponents are thinking the same thing. He’s grossly underowned on a nightly basis as he continues to pile up massive games. He’s averaging 35.3 DraftKings PPG over his last seven games which would be worth 5.5x value tonight. I would really only consider him in GPPs where his ownership numbers will provide the biggest advantage to your lineups.
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