One of the most overlooked Point Guards over the past few weeks has been Mike Conley ($6,200). Conley has played a large offensive role for the Grizzlies this season, and has returned his owners 35.4 DraftKings points per game over his L7, which would be good for 5.7x value today. An excellent matchup with the Lakers should provide Conley with some additional upside, which he has shown in that seven game span. He’s posted 43+ point games in three of those seven.
Randy Foye ($4,300) becomes an interesting option for the Nuggets today. Here are his L6 point totals: 30.5, 8.5, 28, 24.5, 44 and 19.25. That’s a lot of volatility but plenty of upside at this price range. He looks like he’s going to earn 25+ minutes no matter how this game plays out in OKC today. The Thunder are massive favorites, making a blowout likely. However, the Nuggets are extremely shorthanded at the guard position. I expect Randy Foye and Jameer Nelson to have to shoulder the workload no matter the outcome.
Allen Crabbe ($4,600) will continue to be an appealing option as long as Damian Lillard is out. Crabbe has been thrusted into big minutes for Portland and while I wish he could score in multiple categories, he’s not afraid to shoot the ball. He’s taken 47 shots and scored 57 points over his last three games. He’s coming off a career-high 26 real points last night against Cleveland. He gets a much better matchup with the fast paced Kings tonight.
Now, let’s move onto guys who can score in a lot of categories and that includes Jeff Green ($5,400). He’s logging over 30 minutes a night for the Grizzlies and has massive upside, like he flashed on Wednesday, posting a 19-12 line for 49 DraftKings points. Green can contribute in almost every category and gets a prime matchup with the Lakers today. Even on a small slate, he should be overlooked and makes for a reasonable GPP option.
If you really want to pay up for a stud DeMarcus Cousins ($9,900) is your man. Every game today has blowout potential, so it’s impossible to avoid, but this should be one of the closer games despite a 7.5 point spread. It boasts the highest O/U and Boogie looks like he’s starting to get his groove back. He’s coming off a massive 25-16 line against Indy and will get a much better matchup with the Trail Blazers who have been destroyed in the paint this season and don’t have anyone who can match up physically with Cousins.
Darrell Arthur ($4,200) is my favorite “blowout proof” player. He’s likely to see 20+ minutes in this game despite the outcome and he’s shown the ability to score in bunches in limited time. With this game being a 17 point spread, it’s not unlikely that the Nuggets turn to their second unit when this game gets out of hand. That would thrust Arthur onto the court and into some legitimate minutes. In 28 minutes on Wednesday, Arthur posted a 19-10 line for 42.5 DraftKings points. He’s not completely foreign to big games like that, scoring 39 DraftKings points against Toronto just a few weeks back. He’s explosive and can go big with an influx of minutes today.
Speaking of blowout proof players, how about Enes Kanter ($4,500). He’s finally providing the production we expected when he signed that big contract with the Thunder. Kanter has posted 33.25 and 34.25 DraftKings points in his last two, featuring a double-double in both games. That makes three double-doubles in his last four and he’s eating into the minutes of Steven Adams, even though Kanter is technically coming off the bench. Kanter is playing great right now, earning more minutes and could see a big boost if this game gets out of hand.
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