Kyle Lowry ($8,200) is rolling right now for the Raptors. He’s hit 6x value in each of the last four games while averaging 53.2 DraftKings points per game in the process. He’s pouring in 29.5 PPG while jacking 16 shots a night in that span. He’s tacking on another seven rebounds and seven assists as well. Lowry is the best option of second tier PGs and provides a significant discount of the top two guards. The matchup with Orlando is excellent as the Magic have allowed the third most points in the league to opposing PGs.
Another guy who is rolling is CJ McCollum ($6,600). He struggled last week but has turned it around with back-to-back 40+ DraftKings points games. He’s found his shooting stroke, hitting 21 of his last 43 shots including eight of 13 from behind the arc. McCollum definitely plays second-fiddle to teammate Damian Lillard, but not by much. He’s taken 17.5 shots per game over the course of the last eleven and could fire another 20 tonight in a decent matchup with Dallas. Expect a classic, up-tempo Western Conference game with plenty of opportunity for CJ to keep it rolling.
Another real thin night of SFs, but we may get some extra opportunity from injury. Carmelo Anthony is listed as questionable tonight. If he doesn’t suit up, look towards Derrick Williams ($3,900). Williams has logged 26+ minutes in nine games this season. In those games, he’s averaging 31 DraftKings points and has scored 40+ three times in those games. If Melo sits, expect Williams to log heavy minutes. It might be an even better situation than normal considering that Kristap Porzingis played 39 minutes last night and the Knicks might look to dial back the rookie’s minutes tonight. This could be a great opportunity for Williams to get his hands dirty. When he plays, he is a double-double threat who can pile up the rebounds and tack on a few steals along the way.
How about Dirk Nowitzki ($6,800)? He’s posted 43+ DraftKings points in four of five and five of seven. In those seven games, Dirk is averaging 41.6 DraftKings points while shooting more than 17 shots per night. He’s gearing up for a postseason run and knocking down over 53% of his shots. Nowitzki has faced Portland once this season and dropped a solid 28-7-6 line for 47.25 DraftKings points. He is a legitimate option to reach 6x value tonight.
If you need a GPP play, look no further than DeAndre Jordan ($7,600). He’s clearly the highest upside center tonight in a matchup with the Pelicans. NO is already towards the bottom of the league in points allowed to centers and might be without Anthony Davis tonight. Jordan is certainly volatile, but has posted 48+ DraftKings points in five of his last eight games. A legitimate 20-20 threat every time he steps on the court and he’s averaging 2.4 blocks per game in this eight game stretch.
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