I am taking a look at Brandon Knight ($7,900) in GPPs. Tonight’s slate offers a bunch of low scoring options according to Vegas. This game between the Suns and the Raptors is pinned with a 205 line, which is the highest on the board. To say Brandon Knight is volatile is an understatement. From our Player Scoring Calendar, here’s a look at his last eight games:
As you can see, he is all over the map. He can lay a dud just as often as he can be the highest scoring player on the slate. This feels like a good price for him, down $300 from his last three games and the Suns get the Raptors on the second night of a B2B. Knight has taken at least 18 shots in six of his last eight games.
The rookie PG D’Angelo Russell ($4,900) is intriguing for tonight. It’s starting to look like he’s turning the corner and has now averaged 27.55 DraftKings points over his last five games. He only needs 29.4 to reach full 6x value tonight and he could see a usage uptick assuming that Kobe sits this one out. He’s now earned his three highest scoring games this season over the stretch of his last four games.
It’s probably going to be hard to avoid James Harden ($10,200) tonight. He’s the entire offense for the miserable Rockets and is on an incredible stretch right now, averaging 63.45 DraftKings points over his last five games. He’s posted 40+ real points in three of those games and now gets to travel to the big stage of Madison Square Garden tonight. I wonder how many will avoid Harden for the bad perceived matchup with the Knicks. NYK ranks 10th against the SG position, but remember that Harden shredded them just eight days ago for a 24-10-7 line and 59 DraftKings points.
The price keeps moving up on Rondae Hollis-Jefferson ($4,700), but not enough to pass on him just yet. RHJ needs only 28.2 DraftKings points to reach full 6x value, which is a feat he’s accomplished in each of the L4 while averaging 32.56 DK points in that span. He is a sneaky double-double option who has a knack for steals (13 in his L4). He’s a well kept secret in DFS right now, but he won’t be for long if he keeps playing like this.
The price is right on Carmelo Anthony ($8,000). This is the lowest he’s been all season and of course he still has plenty of upside scoring 51.5 and 45 DraftKings points in two of his last three. He was held to only 14 points when the Rockets and Knicks met last week, but remember that he only took 10 shots in that game. Carmelo averages much closer to 20 shots a night which I expect he flirts with this evening.
CJ Miles ($5,400) can fill it up in a hurry! He’s averaging 31.35 DraftKings points per game in his L5 which would be 5.8x value this evening. He tends to be a little riskier since his fantasy output is closely tied to his real scoring, but he’s pouring in buckets right now and has taken at least 12 shots in each of his L5 games. A prime matchup with the Lakers should have the Pacers licking their chops for tonight.
The price on Andre Drummond ($8,900) keeps coming down so I will keep buying. He laid an egg against OKC on Friday night, so I hope the masses will pass on Drummond. He gets the ideal matchup with Brooklyn tonight, who have been terrible in the paint all season long. I’ve said it a million times that Brook Lopez is one of the worst defensive bigs in the league, so Drummond should be able to get back on track tonight. No center has as much upside as this guy!
If you haven’t noticed, since Bismack Biyombo ($4,600) has been starting for the Raptors, he’s been excellent. His last three games have earned his owners 23, 27 and 32 DraftKings points. The 32 point performance came with scoring ZERO real points. He filled the box sheet with 16 boards and 4 blocks instead! Biyombo is a nice value option at a thin position for tonight.
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