On a four game slate, let’s turn our attention to some less obvious options. The Sacramento PG situation is intriguing. Darren Collison is back from his eight game suspension and despite not starting, he’s playing over 30 minutes a night. This may actually be good for Collison who get extended run with the second unit as the number one scoring option. Many expected Ty Lawson‘s market share to drop when Collison returned, but that’s not entirely true. Lawson played 36 minutes on Friday night, turning in an 18-8-7 game for 40.75 DraftKings points, easily his best game of the season. Lawson would be significantly riskier, but both get an ideal matchup with Toronto who allows the most fantasy points to opposing PGs.
Expect Victor Oladipo to be popular, but for good reason. He’s poured in 55 real points in the last two games, returning his fantasy owners 55.5 and 41.25 DraftKings points in the process. This is the Oladipo we have been waiting to see for so long! He’s a killer athlete who is finally contributing accross multiple categories and he’s got the hot hand right now. This feels like a little bit of chasing points but both OKC and IND are top 11 teams in pace this season, so expect plenty of points to be scored.
Will Barton has missed nine straight games and assuming he misses another, fire up Wilson Chandler. What a run this guy is on, scoring 30.25, 54.75 and 45 DraftKings points in his last three games. He’s going it all right now. He’s an outside threat, hitting five of his last eight 3PA and he’s also crashing the boards with double digit rebound games in three of four. He’s high energy for 30+ minutes a night and the Nuggets offense is running through him. I do have to downgrade him just a tick though as this is a brutal matchup with the Jazz.
Wow, really ugly PF position tonight. I am looking at Trey Lyles who started yesterday in the place of Derrick Favors. He promptly posted 21 points and five rebounds in a solid outing. Lyles has been a 1 DraftKings point per minute player lately, so you could potentially see 6x value if he plays over 30 minutes. I want to wait on confirmation that Lyles is starting again but he’s priced fairly and has multi-position eligibility.
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