There’s a really interesting dilemma in Houston today with James Harden. The Beard, by his standards, has been sub-par recently. In his last five games, he’s averaging just 55 DraftKings PPG. At his salary today, that number would be a mere 4.6x value. His last two games have returned just 52 and 52.25 DraftKings points and now his salary ticks up. Despite the negatives, it will be hard to avoid him against a Cleveland team that played yesterday and who is allowing the 5th most DraftKings points to opposing PGs. In their only meeting this season, Harden scorched the Cavs for 77.75 DraftKings points. I’m not touching him in cash, but Harden has your massive GPP upside.
Very quietly, Allen Crabbe is producing for the Blazers. He’s taken double digit shots in back-to-back games which tallied 33 and 26 DraftKings points before posting a 14-6 line in 35 minutes last night. He’s going to need to continue his hot stretch to see 25+ minutes but he will have plenty of fantasy opportunities in this game versus the Suns.
With Kevin Love out, Channing Frye has earned an uptick in both minutes and usage, but his results have been sporadic. Looking at his last four games, he’s compiled fantasy totals of 20.5, 32.5, 7.75 and 30.75. Certainly no consistency to hang your hat on, but legit 8x upside at this price. This matchup should benefit Frye who takes the majority of his shots from deep. The Rockets allow the 8th most three pointers to opposing players.
I’ll point out a few Sixers here because of the interesting situation they are in. Yes, they played yesterday and play again today but let’s look at the situation. An early (12:30 local time) matchup with the Clippers before turning around and playing the latest game on the slate (6:30 pm) tonight against the Lakers. Technically a B2B, but I cannot fathom a more favorable B2B situation when you don’t even have to leave the hotel you’re in and get over 24 hours between start times. I imagine that’s a rare scenario for an NBA team. With all that being said, you can buy a little lower on Robert Covington who scorched Portland for 51 DK points on Thursday then was relatively quiet yesterday. The better matchup is Richaun Holmes who will face the team that allows the most DK PPG to opposing centers and is coming off a monster 24-9 night in 27 minutes.