Hmm, have you noticed what Ricky Rubio has been up to? Mostly thanks to the absence of Zach Lavine, it’s been the Ricky Rubio show in Minnesota. He’s scored 51.75, 42.25 and 47 DraftKings points in his last three games. It shouldn’t surprise you that those are his best, second-best and fourth-best fantasy games of the season. His massive assist totals are simply eye-popping, averaging 15.3 dimes per game in this stretch. This matchup with Dallas should have you salivating. The Mavericks were one of the teams that Rubio shredded this week, to the tune of 51.75 DraftKings points. I’d like him even more if LaVine doesn’t play again, but at this cost he might be worth firing up regardless.
He’s a risky option, but take a close look at Tony Allen for today. Allen is coming off a 22-4-3 game for 32 DraftKings points. Allen is an excellent defender and willing rebounder but he’s not known for his offensive prowess. Despite that, this is the second time in his last four games that he’s scored 32+ DraftKings points. He laid eggs in the other two, so trusting him will be difficult.
I’m reminding you that DeMarre Carroll is off his minutes restrictions and his price has caught up yet. Carroll is averaging 35.6 MPG over his last five and it looks like he’s starting to find his groove. Over the last three games, he’s averaging 21.6 PPG and 7.6 RPG, which is good for 32.75 DK PPG. Another such game tonight would be worth 6.6x value.
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Zach Randolph is dominating on a point per minute basis. He’s averaging 34.1 DP PPG over his last three, without playing more than 27 minutes in any game. If you go back four games, he’s averaging 1.37 DraftKings point per minute. For reference, that’s similar production to the season averages for Chris Paul (1.39), John Wall (1.21) and just a bit below Anthony Davis (1.47). Randolph is coming off the bench and dominating the second unit of his opponents. Tonight he will face a thin front-court of Chicago. The Bulls also allow the 7th most points in the paint this season. That’s a good sign for Randolph who does most of his work in that zone:
I love Karl-Anthony Towns. I mean, I love him in general, but I really love him tonight. On DraftKings, the Mavericks OPRK is 1st. That means they allow the fewest DraftKings points to opposing centers. A matchup that “bad” usually has owners running for the hills. Towns does not care about that rank and dropped a 34-11 game on the Mavs just six days ago. That was worth 62.75 DraftKings points. How good has Towns been this week? How about games of 62.75, 59.5 and 62.25 DraftKings points. Especially if LaVine sits, the other Timberwolves are shouldering a larger offensive role. This may be an opportunity to get the premier Center option at a lower ownership percent.