Dennis Schroder is cooking right now for Atlanta. He’s scored 37+ DraftKings points in six of his last ten outings. Such a game tonight would be worth 6x value to the Hawks PG. He’s filling up the bucket with real points, but also tacking on a few rebounds and assists. Since his value is so closely tied to real scoring, it makes him more volatile than we would like, but this is a great matchup with San Antonio who ranks in the bottom third of the league against opposing PGs.
Keep a close eye on that Miami Heat injury report. If Goran Dragic sits, the play may be Josh Richardson. J-Rich blew up for a 19-8-6-4-2 game and 50 DraftKings points on Friday night. With Dragic sitting out twice this week, Richardson scored 50 and 35.75 DraftKings points. Those games are his first and third best fantasy games of the season. He also added game #4 this week (when Dragic did play). Either way, Richardson is carving out a significant role on this Miami offense, but I would love him if The Dragon doesn’t suit up.
Another opportunity to check the injury report out of San Antonio. Kawhi Leonard sat out Friday night’s game with a stomach virus and reports last night had Kawhi still battling that bug. He’s currently questionable for this game today and if he doesn’t suit it, it’s likely that Jonathon Simmons gets the starting nod once again. Friday was a great game for Simmons who piled in 19 real points, three boards, two assists and added two blocks for a 30.25 DK point game.
If Leonard does suit up, a pivot to Paul George may be in order. George is quietly scoring a ton of DraftKings points for Indy. He’s scored 48.75 and 42 in his last two and is averaging 41.2 at home this season (four points better than on the road). He feels overlooked because Indy has played some goofy timed games this Holiday season. George and the Pacers haven’t been on all the main slates which could remove the usual recency bias around the industry.
I guess we are still doing this Serge Ibaka thing. He hasn’t cooled this week, scoring 39+ DK points in four of his last five and six of his last nine. His salary just isn’t rising with his production yet. The added value is coming from his increased rebounding numbers this week as he’s eclipsed his season average in again, four of his last five. If you enjoy the home/road splits, Ibaka is four points better on the road this season and gets a date Indy.