Nothing of note out of the Point Guard position tonight. The chalk will be John Wall ($9,900) and for good reason. Wall has carried the Wizards offense all season and that hasn’t changed lately. He’s averaging 53.6 DraftKings PPG over the last six, while scoring 56+ in three of those games. Wall is doing it by compiling some big time double-doubles, accomplishing the feat in all six games, while tacking on two triple-doubles. The matchup with LAL, of course is ideal. The Lakers have been bottom five against PGs all season long. Wall contributed to those poor numbers, by posting 63.75 DK points in their only meeting this season.
Keep an eye on the Maverick injury report. They are banged up and taking the opportunity to get rested before a playoff run. Wesley Matthews ($4,800) has been the biggest beneficiary of a depleted offense. Matthews has been hot from beyond the arc, hitting 12 of his last 21 3PAs. That has contributed to him scoring 38.75 and 37.25 DK points in his last two games. Deron Williams is already ruled out for this game while Chandler Parsons is done for the year. Matthews is trending upwards and gets the potent matchup with Sacramento, who have allowed opponents to hit 28.1% of threes against them, the second worst mark in the league.
Do I have to play someone at SF? Do I really have to? What a pathetic position tonight, but there is some optimism building towards Omri Casspi ($4,200). Casspi has been surprisingly consistent for the Kings, averaging 23.9 DK PPG over the last seven games. Here are his totals in that stretch: 27.3, 25.5, 23.5, 24.0, 20.5 and 23.5. Considering he only needs 25.2 DK points to his 6x value tonight, he has a realistic chance to achieve the milestone or get you close. He has little upside beyond 30 points, but not a bad play in this price range.
If you’re only paying for one stud tonight, consider DeMarcus Cousins ($10,500). He’s a fantasy monster who is nearly a lock to score 50+ DraftKings points every time he steps on the court. He’s averaging 25.1 PPG and 12.7 RPG over the last seven games. He has as much upside as any player in the league, scoring 60+ DraftKings points in 17 games (27.8%) this season. He has also buried Dallas in three games this season, scoring 51.25, 52.75 and 73.75 DraftKings points in their meetings.
Andrew Bogut ($4,000) is an interesting GPP option tonight. Despite this being an excellent matchup, his price is only $4K, as low as it’s been in quite some time. The seven-footer is a bit volatile, but has compiled 26+ DraftKings points in six of his last twelve, which would produce over 6x value again tonight. He’s an active rebounder and any real points he scores are mostly a bonus. His minutes are a concern, since he doesn’t play a lot of them, but he might not need to tonight. In his only meeting with Philly this season, Bogut posted 38 DraftKings points in just 25 minutes. The Sixers front-court is 1) bad and 2) completely decimated by injury.
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