The Sacramento Kings guard situation is very fluid and worth paying attention to. On Wednesday, the Kings flipped back to Ty Lawson in the starting rotation and bringing Collison off the bench for the first time since his return to the team. Both are going to be really interesting moving forward. Despite not starting on Wednesday, Collison played 25 minutes which ended up being more than Lawson. While he took a small dip in minutes, he might eventually benefit from playing with the second unit. Collison is not shy about shooting the ball and has shown an affinity for getting to the free throw line. I will work both into lineups liberally against the woeful Nets, but expect the results to be volatile.
It’s fair inexplicable that James Harden is the cheapest he’s been on DraftKings since November 12th (7 games). He’s going off a triple-double and is averaging 59.85 DraftKings PPG in his last five outings. That 5th games on November 17th was against Portland, who he will face tonight, when he scored 72 DraftKings points. This isn’t really an opportunity to tell you play Harden (because you should always play Harden), just more than he’s more reasonably priced than he’s been in some time.
The Lakers are short-handed and in the midst of a really bad schedule which will likely lead to them getting their brains beat in. D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle and Nick Young has all missed time for the Lake Show, which has opened the door for Brandon Ingram to strut his stuff. He’s looked really solid in his last two where he’s played 34 and 39 minutes of action. He’s turned in 20.75 and 26.75 DraftKings points thanks to well-rounded box scores. You’re going to need to keep a close eye on the injury report as Young and Randle have been back at practice lately. If he starts, you’re going to be hard-pressed to find a guy in a great pace matchup and playing monster minutes at this price.
Jabari Parker‘s down game on Friday night allows us to buy low! Parker laid an egg against Toronto, but that shouldn’t take away from how you feel about him this season. Parker has scored 38+ DraftKings points in six of his nine games prior to Friday night. Remember, this kid is 21 years old and he is going to go through growing pains, but when he’s on, he’s a force. The Bucks have already faced Orlando this season, it was a game in which Parker scored 38.75 DraftKings points which would be good for 6x value tonight.
Speaking of great performances in their previous matchup, look no further than Dwight Howard. Here’s a guy that dropped a massive 50.75 burger on the Lakers in their only meeting this season which was Dwight’s best fantasy game this season. I’ll be interested to see his ownership today because he obviously has a great matchup, but so do many other centers. Also, Dwight is coming off two real bad duds in his last three games. The entire Hawks team fell victim to Utah in Friday night, scoring just 68 points and Dwight was only needed for 19 minutes on Tuesday night in a blowout loss. That could scare some owners away from the obvious fantasy goodness ready for Dwight tonight.
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