The point guard position looks like it might have a free space with Chris Paul at only $8,800. CP3 scored Philly for 48 DraftKings points then dropped 55 DK points on Utah earlier this week. He followed those up with a fairly dismal game last night and now travels to face the Nuggets. If you know one thing about me, it’s that I love to buy low and invest in a “bounce-back opportunity. The only real concern is that this is the most difficult B2B in the NBA, when you play in Denver on the second half. I don’t have a quantifiable negative impact on that, and I expect Paul to continue his hot run against the team that allows the second most fantasy points to opposing PGs.
I’d only trust him in GPPs, but Tim Hardaway Jr. can fill it up in a hurry. He’s piled in 32+ DraftKings points in five of seven. He’s not afraid to shoot the ball, jacking double digit shots in eight of ten with plenty of attempts from deep. In 31 games since Kyle Korver was traded, Hardaway has averaged 29.9 MPG compared to just 22.1 MPG before then. Obviously his increased opportunity is paying off for fantasy owners.
Wow, that Denver injury report. At last check, Danilo Gallinary, Wilson Chandler and Darrell Arthur have all been ruled out. Kenneth Faried is currently listed as questionable. So who’s left?! Will Barton might be thrust into 30+ minutes of action like he saw on Monday night against the LAkers. That resulted in a 22-6-2-1-1 line for 37.5 DraftKings points. Barton has played well against the Clippers, averaging 36.2 DK PPG in three meetings.
Even with a decimated front-court, Juancho Hernangomez is no lock for minutes. When he plays extended minutes, he’s basically a one DK point per minute player, but we don’t know if he will play 15 or 30 minutes tonight. He comes with more risk, but hard to completely write-off at only $3,900 on DraftKings.
If you’re looking for a “bounce-back” candidate, consider Paul Millsap. A really disappointing 29 DK points in 40 whopping minutes on Monday night against the Spurs. Combine that with a small price increase and I expect Millsap to be overlooked across the industry. I am willing to quickly forgive as he will battle the Grizzlies tonight. Millsap burned Memphis for 44 DraftKings points just five days ago. Millsap averaged 40 DK PPG at home this season (where he will be tonight) compared to just 35 DK PPG on the road.
Let’s write up two Hernangomez’s in the same article! This time it’s Guillermo Hernangomez who is coming off one of his best games of the season, dropping a 13-16 line on the Pacers for 46.5 DK points. He’s another guy who’s minutes are very volatile. He played 31 against Indy but only 17 on Sunday against the Nets. He dropped a respectable 22 DraftKings points considering the number of minutes, but his court time will likely depend on how hot he gets. A matchup with defensive-disaster Brook Lopez is exactly what Hernangomez needs!