Interesting to see the ownership between Kyrie Irving and Steph Curry today. Curry is scorching in his last two and should capture plenty of owners tonight against the lowly Kings. On the flipside, it’s Kyrie who’s on an extended run of success. He’s averaging 51.6 DraftKings points over his last eight contests, breaking 60 points on three separate occasions. He’s taking a ton of shots right now, launching 90 (!!) shots in his last four games. That’s plenty of usage to invest, but don’t forget that Irving is a multi-steal threat which provides plenty of upside.
The shooting guard position is really tough tonight. I don’t love many options, so it’s worth pointing out that Garrett Temple is playing a lot of minutes for the Kings right now. He’s played 31+ minutes in four of his last five games and is averaging 29.3 MPG over his last 16 contests. His fantasy production has been volatile, but he’s scored 22+ DK points in four of his last seven games. That would be just fine for a guy as this price. Expect a fast paced matchup with GSW tonight.
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Another volatile option, but one that cannot be overlooked, is Aaron Gordon. He’s an athletic freak who can fill up four categories in a hurry. He’s scored 32, 38 and 41 DraftKings points in his last three games thanks to 55 real points, 22 rebounds and 15 assists in the process. I thought his production might take a hit with Evan Fournier returning to the lineup, but that wasn’t the case this week. He’s likely going to be a matchup nightmare with the Lakers tonight.
Zach Randolph proposes an interesting option tonight at the power forward position. He’s coming off a massive 27-11-6 line for 51.25 DraftKings points. He’s unlikely to repeat that performance tonight, but there’s reason to believe he finds success. In two meetings with Utah this season, he’s averaged 30.6 DK PPG in only 22 minutes per contest. He’s played more than 22 minutes in six of his last seven games. This may be an opportunity to buy a player whose minutes are trending upwards, coming off an excellent game and has had success against his opponent tonight.