A pretty ugly slate all around and that extends to the PG position. The most intriguing option is certainly Goran Dragic ($6,700). Dragic has been excellent for the Heat since the All-Star Break, averaging 35.4 DK PPG in 23 contests. He’s scored over 40 DK points in just under half of those games in the stretch. He’s coming off one of those 40-point games, after dropping 40.25 on the Pistons on Tuesday night. Already playing well, he gets one of his favorite matchups against the Bulls. In two games this season, Dragic has shredded Chicago for 44.4 DK PPG. In terms of fantasy points this season, his best and sixth-best games have come against the Bulls.
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I like Zach LaVine ($5,700) as a SG pivot from teammate Andrew Wiggins. Wiggy is getting all the press for the Wolves after two massive games, including beating the Warriors on the road. However it’s teammate LaVine who is $800 less and overlooked, making him the GPP play of choice. LaVine continues to log heavy minutes for Minnesota, playing 36.9 MPG over his last 11. Lavine is a capable scorer who can snap off a big game at any time. Sacramento boasts the worst defense in the league, so expect plenty of opportunity to go around tonight.
I’ve got to be a glutton for punishment, but P.J. Tucker ($4,700) is going to make an excellent contrarian play tonight. Tucker was a chalk play across the industry on Tuesday before scoring ZERO real points and 13 fantasy points in 32 minutes against the Hawks. He has left a trail of jaded owners behind him who will certainly avoid the Suns forward tonight. I’m willing to forgive and forget as Tucker posted games of 30.75, 37 and 49.5 in the three contests prior to the dud. He’s scored at least 30 DraftKings points in five of eight. In two meetings with the Rockets this year, he’s averaging 31 DraftKings PPG. If you remove the bad game on Tuesday night, all other factors would make Tucker one of the top plays on the board. Here’s your chance to get him at low ownership.
The Hawks aren’t particularly good this season, so Paul Millsap ($8,100) has been flying under the radar recently. Millsap is coming off two massive outings of 55.5 and 59.75 DraftKings points, which is the third time in five games that he’s cracked the 55-point mark. The Hawks PF is averaging 47.7 DK PPG over his last seven, which would be worth just about 6x value at his price this evening. Millsap has been productive, courtesy of four double-doubles in six games while sprinkling in the other three categories.
On the opposite side of that game lies Jonas Valanciunas ($5,100) who checks in as one of my favorite value plays on the board. JV is stuffing the stat-sheet right now for the Raptors, averaging 35.4 DK PPG over his las seven games. He’s not afraid to go big, scoring 49 and 50 in two games during that stretch. JV would need about 30 DK points to hit 6x value tonight, a feat that he has accomplished in five of seven. Finally, the Hawks interior has been soft all season long, allowing the fourth most fantasy points to opposing centers.
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