Keep a close eye on that Kings injury report. If Ty Lawson and Garrett Temple cannot suit it, it’s going to be all the minutes that Darren Collison can handle. In a similar situation on Friday, Collison logged 44 minutes, scoring 22 real points and providing his fantasy owners with 36.25 DraftKings points. That was simply a chaser to his 42.75 DK point game on Wednesday. This is an excellent matchup with New Orleans who allows the 6th most fantasy points to opposing PGs.
He comes with some risk, but hard to overlook Jimmy Butler tonight. His right heel has hampered Butler, who has only played in two games this month. He missed three contests before returning on Friday night and scoring 35 DraftKings points. You’d love to fire up Butler who should be significantly underowned in a matchup with Minnesota. On paper, the T-Wolves allow the 4th fewest DraftKings points to opposing SGs, but Butler scorched them for 54.75 DK points in their only meeting.
We’ve talked about DeMarre Carroll plenty this season. Tonight he presents another interesting dilemma. Carroll logged 34 minutes on Wednesday and scored 35.25 DK points. That’s the second time in the last three that he’s scored at least 31 DK points. Carroll can contribute in most categories and you won’t find too many players in this price range who could play 32-34 minutes. The risk comes with his role in the rotation. Carroll will need to start hot and play well to achieve that upper range in playing time.
I’m getting ready to fire up Jonas Valanciunas tonight. JV gets a significant price decrease after a sub-par 23.75 DK point outing. However, in the three games prior, JV averaged 36.6 DK PPG. Valancuinas is a walking double-double in points and rebounds who should be licking his chops to face Detroit tonight. In their only meeting this season, JV tallied 48.25 DraftKings points. Now it’s worth noting that was literally the first game of the season, but his 32 real points have not been surpassed in any game since.