It’s been an up and down season for Jeff Teague ($6,100) but he’s certainly in the midst of an upswing. The Hawks PG is averaging 37.6 DK PPG over his last six contests and hasn’t provided less than 5x value in any of those games. His offensive production has been outstanding, scoring 21.2 real PPG which is nearly six full points more than his season average. Already a capable distributor of the ball, this added layer of offense is paying off his for owners. I’m not thrilled with the matchup tonight against Boston, but the point guard position is thin and Teague is playing better than most of his peers.
If you haven’t noticed, the Pelicans are running out some premier value options down the stretch. This time it’s James Ennis ($3,700) who has logged 24+ minutes in each of his last five games and no less than 29 in each of his last four. This five game stretch has produced double-digit real points in each game, with a handful of secondary stats. Ennis only needs 22 DK points to hit 6x value, a feat that he has accomplished in four of five. Expect little resistance from the Suns tonight, in this battle of two of the worst teams in the league.
If you’re paying up for a stud, it should likely be LeBron James ($10,000). Yes, the Cavs are likely to monitor their starter’s minutes down the stretch, but LeBron played 28 minutes on Tuesday night then sat out Wednesday night’s game. He should be well-rested for this contest against the Bulls. And let’s face it, the Cavs can’t simply roll over just yet. That top spot in the Eastern Conference has yet to be clinched. Anyway, LeBron is gearing up for the playoffs in a big way. Over his last eight games, he’s averaging 56.4 DK points in 35.6 MPG. That’s a 1.58 DK PPM rate that is beyond elite. In fact, that’s a better rate that Steph Curry has produced this season and is just a slice beneath Russell Westbrook’s production. So LeBron is very comfortably a top two fantasy player in the last two weeks. He’s also taken care of business against the Bulls this season, averaging 54 DraftKings PPG in three meetings.
Speaking of elite scoring rates, Lebron’s teammate Kevin Love ($7,200) is getting in on the action. Love is averaging 1.33 DK PPM over his last five games, which is the equivalent of Anthony Davis, John Wall and Pau Gasol this season and significantly better than his 1.1 PPM season average. He continues to provide the rare combination of three pointers and rebounds, both being extremely valuable in DraftKings scoring.
At the center position, Tyson Chandler ($5,300) is absolutely cookin’ right now. He’s averaging a whopping 48.5 DK points per game over his last five, thanks to 15.2 PPG and 13.8 RPG. If you want upside, he’s got it. Chandler has cracked the 40-point mark in three of the last six games that he’s played at least 20 minutes. He’s being asked to log heavy action right now to the tune of 35.9 MPG in that five game stretch. Now he gets a date with the dismal Pelicans. Chandler has a legitimate threat to drop a 20-20 line tonight.
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