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There’s going to be plenty of fantasy goodness in the PHI/BRK matchup tonight. Let’s start with Jarrett Jack ($6,200). Jack has been admirable running the point for the Nets this season and gobbling up 30+ minutes a night. He’s a bit streaky, but the ball is constantly in his hands and he plays a large role in this offense. He’s scored 32+ DraftKings points in five of ten including 40+ on two occasions. The Sixers have been terrible against the PG this season and could be even worse tonight. Tony Wroten is expected to start (with limited minutes) for the Sixers which would be an exploitable matchup for Jack. Expect the Sixers to struggle defensively with Wroten on the court and possibly even more off the court as they get adjusted to new rotations.
Jimmy Butler ($7,500) has as much upside as anyone on the slate tonight and coming off a massive 46.25 DraftKings point game last night in Boston. Butler is racking up the free throws which is providing him a huge floor. The Bulls have plenty of scoring options, but this offense runs firmly through Jimmy Butler. Vegas is projecting this game to be very tight (1.5 spread) which should allow Butler to see a ton of minutes. This position is extremely thin tonight, so expect Butler to be heavily owned.
If you want some value at the position, take a flier on Nik Stauskas ($3,400). He’s turned his season around and has started to shoot better from beyond the arc after a miserable start. He’s been rewarded with 24+ minutes in each of the last three games, while reaching at least 5x value in each game. He’s coming off a 13 point game on ten shots and Stauskas is not afraid to shoot the rock. There’s going to be a night where he gets hot from deep and he’s priced to move on this short slate.
A really nice contrarian play will be Carmelo Anthony ($7,600). He’s sandwiched in-between superstar Kevin Durant and DFS darling Robert Covington. Combine that with his dud of a game last night, and I expect him to be low owned even on this short slate. I expect the Knicks to bounce back after a drubbing at the hands of the Jazz last night, limiting Carmelo to only 26 minutes. Tonight he gets the porous Kings who will push the pace all night. Expect Carmelo to launch 20 shots in the second highest O/U on the board, which should plenty plenty of opportunity for a big night.
Bojan Bogdanovic ($4,200) finally had the game we’ve been waiting for. He has stepped into the starting role for the Nets and posted a 19-5 line for 32.25 DraftKings points on Tuesday night. Hopefully that’s a sign of things to come and his involvement in the offense. Bojan launched 16 shots including 7 3PAs. He’s very reasonably priced in another excellent matchup with the Sixers tonight. He should be one of the safer bets to reach 5x value.
We’ve talked about Thad Young ($7,400) plenty as of late and he continues to be outstanding. Two straight games of 43+ DraftKings points while notching double-doubles in five of seven. Thad is going to present a serious problem for the Sixers interior who are still trying to work out the kinks with both Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor on the court together.
The center position is incredible deep today. I love Pau, Brook and Jahlil but it might actually be DeAndre Jordan ($7,100) who is the most appealing. DeAndre has been an absolute monster on the glass lately, hauling in 16.8 RPG in his L5, which is nearly four full rebounds more than his season average. He’s been heavily involved in the offense, tacking on three double-doubles in his last five games. During that stretch, he’s returned 57, 19.75, 36, 48 and 40.25 DraftKings points. DeAndre need 42 points to reach full 6x value with significantly more upside against the Bulls who have been the worst at defending centers this season.
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