C.J. McCollum is scorching right now. One dud game in his last four, but posted 50.25, 57.5 and 51.5 DraftKings points in the other three contests. That’s McCollum’s 4th game of 50+ DraftKings points. Only Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, James Harden and Russell Westbrook have tallied more 50+ games this season. I don’t have to tell you McCollum has been significantly cheaper on a nightly basis. He gets Denver tonight who, of course, he posted 53.5 DraftKings points against in their only meeting this season.
The price has crept just low enough on Kevin Durant to have me interested. Durant is going to be more volatile than usual with so many elite scoring options on the Warriors. Even with more volatility, he’s a lock to score 20+ real points (72 straight games until Thursday night). The concern is can he pay for his big price tag. Down to $9,100 on DraftKings, KD is the cheapest he’s been all season. Expect a shootout in Oakland as the Suns come to town. The last time these two met, Durant dropped a 37-4-4 line for 57 DraftKings points.
The mid-tier players are always the hardest to predict, but consider Marvin Williams. The Charlotte forward has piled on two straight games of 6x value. He’s hit 32.5 and 32.25 DraftKings points in his last two. Williams is going to play 30 minutes and contribute in two categories. He’s a double-double threat with limited upside, but you could do much worse on a five game slate.
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Alex Len has been filling it up with Tyson Chandler out. Chandler, missing games for personal reasons, is opening up a ton of extra minutes for Len. He played 37 minutes on Wednesday night, piling in 16 points and 14 rebounds for 43 DraftKings points. Then he followed that up with a 10-11 game last night. Keep an eye on the injury report to see if Chandler suits up tonight. If not, fire up Len once again.
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