You’re running out of days to use Ish Smith as Reggie Jackson gets closer and closer to returning. The veteran PG has held down the fort as the Pistons starting PG as has been solid for his fantasy owners. Smith is priced just under $5,000 on DraftKings with a legitimate shot to reach 6x value tonight, needing 29.4 DK pts to hget there. That’s a feat he’s accomplished in three of his last four and four of his last six games. Few teams are giving up more fantasy points to opposing PGs than the Thunder and the expected pace of this game should be right up Smith’s alley.
Another value option in Marco Belinelli
tonight. He’s playing more minutes this week than he has all season longer, playing 30+ in three of his last four games. Those are the only three times that he has played that much this season. It’s no surprise that he’s seeing so much run, as he’s contributing well rounded box scores. His last four games have produced DraftKings scored of 43.5, 34.75, 19 and 30 points which is more than enough for a sub-$4,000 player.
If there’s one guy I am paying up for, it’s likely to be Kawhi Leonard
. A true five category player who is carrying the offensive load for the Spurs on a nightly basis. He’s averaging 46.6 DraftKings PPG in his last six contests. If you like the home/road splits, Leonard is six DK points better on the road than at home this season. Both San Antonio and Washinton played yesterday and will travel to DC today. It’s worth noting that the Spurs played in the only early game yesterday, tipping off at 1pm EST, giving them a six hour head start to get to the Nation’s Capital.
keeps popping up as one of the top values in my daily projections, so it’s probably worth discussing why. Simply put, his price continues to hover around the minimum as he produces on a nightly basis. In his last five games, he has tallied 27, 23.5, 16.25, 18.75 and 20 points. Which means he’s reach 5x value each night, with upside around 9x value. He’s not going to play a ton of minutes, but he has a knack for scoring in the two point categories. He can block a few shows and he’s very crafty when it comes to getting in the passing lanes, resulting in a lot steals.
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