A star-studded PG position tonight, with plenty of elite options. If you are looking for some value, head over to Patrick Beverley ($4,700). He has turned the corner for fantasy purposes and have become viable over the past few weeks. Beverley averaged 20 DraftKings PPG in the first 44 games of the season. In the last 21 games, he’s ratcheted that average up to 27 DK PPG and has cracked the 33-point mark in six of his last 13. As we keep drilling down more recently, he’s coming off games of 34.25 and 40.25 points. Always a capable assister, he’s turned up the offensive side of his game, scoring double-digits in 13 of 21 (62%). He only accomplished that feat 18 times in the first 44 games (40.9%) of the season.
Injuries and minutes have been a concern for Bradley Beal ($6,000) this season, but he has quieted both of those concerns recently. Since missing four of six games in early March, Beal is averaging 32.9 MPG in the ten games after the injury, while averaging 29 DraftKings points in the process. He did lay two egg in that stretch which hurt his average, but the Wizards guard has scored at least 32 DK points in five of his last nine. It’s nice to see him taking a ton of shots again (51 in the last three) despite shooting poorly from beyond the arc. If Beal can get hot, he’s capable of going off against a Clippers team that can give up a big number defensively.
The price is rising quickly on Al-Farouq Aminu ($5,000), but he’s worth pointing out. Aminu is finding his game for the Blazers and it’s returning his fantasy owners a ton of points in the process. Aminu has hit at least 6x value (on tonight’s price) in four of five including a massive 51.25 DK point game against Boston on Friday night. He’s been the biggest beneficiary of a depleted Blazers front-court and is a legit double-double threat in the form of points and rebounds. Portland is going to need to score a lot of points to hang with Golden State tonight, so they may have to rely on the hot-hand of Aminu.
You have to love Julius Randle ($5,800) as a GPP play tonight. The Lakers rookie is volatile, but has posted at least 38 DraftKings points in four of six. There are plenty of trends in Randle’s favor tonight. His recent production has been great, he dropped 37.5 DK points on the Celtics in their only meeting this season and he’s five points better at home where this game will be played. On top of all that, you have concerns about rookies this late in the year, but the Lakers haven’t played since Wednesday night. They are one of the most-rested teams on this slate. Those are a lot of ingredients in Randle’s favor that could combine for a tasty night.
If you are a glutton for punishment, roster Greg Monroe ($5,600). The Bucks big man has been a flat-out disappointment down the stretch. He has squandered plenty of excellent match-ups, only to explode when no-one is rostering him. Trying to predict his outcomes has been similar to throwing darts. Despite that, I am willing to go back for more punishment tonight as his price is just so reasonable. Monroe has turned in back-to-back games of 33.75 and 35 DK points. Either of which would be excellent value again tonight. You have to love the matchup with the Bulls who are the worst defense in the league against centers. Monroe has taken full advantage in three match-ups this season, averaging 36.5 DK PPG.
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