It’s an incredibly shallow SG position tonight so I’m really looking at the two Houston guys. Either pay up for James Harden, who should provide a triple double threat every night or go for more value in Eric Gordon. Gordon has scored 19 and 18 in his first two games with the Rockets, benefiting from Harden serving as the team’s point guard. Gordon can help chip in with other categories and this game against Dallas should provide plenty of scoring. Remember, these teams just played Friday night with Gordon notching an 18-6-4 line for 32.5 DraftKings points.
The price is right on D’Angelo Russell. The second-year guard has taken 30 shots over the first two games of the season, with half of them being three point attempts. He was stifled by the Utah defense in his last time out, but he continues lead the team in usage rate (28.4%) and minutes per game. That’s a nice combination. He’s earned two consecutive price decreases and will get a fast-paced matchup with OKC tonight.
TJ Warren is red-hot to start the season. Coming off a 30-9 game on Friday night (47.25 DraftKings points), he has solidified his role in this offense. Through two games, no Suns player has played more minutes than Warren and only Devin Booker has taken more shots (18.5 vs. Warren’s 16). Now he gets a date with Golden State in a game earmarked with a 225 point O/U, the highest of the day.
Keep an eye on the injury report, but Dirk Nowitzki could be your GPP play of the day. Remember, he was a late scratch on Friday which ruined a lot of lineups now that neither of the big two sites have late swap. That bad taste could leave owners to stay away from Dirk who was scorching in the only game he’s played this season. The veteran logged 38 minutes in the season opener, dropping 22 points to go along with his 8 rebounds. That was good for 44 DraftKings points. Again, good matchup with Houston in a game where a ton of points are going to be scored.
Now THAT’S the Andre Drummond we know and love. In only 28 minutes against Orlando, Drummond hauled in 20 rebounds and added 12 points for 43.5 DraftKings points. The Pistons relieved their starters in the blowout, with no one playing more than 30 minutes. This is another excellent matchup for Drummond, who’s price stayed the same, as he goes up against old teammate Greg Monroe.
If you’re desperately looking for value, you could do worse than Dewayne Dedmon. Near min-priced and providing excellent rim protection for the Spurs. He’s already notched six blocks and 15 rebounds in two games. He’s going to be inconsistent scoring real points, but if he can threaten double digits he would be a great value play.
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