A small slate of only three games tonight. With that being said, all the studs are in play. I don’t want to waste too much time on them, but LeBron James ($10,100) is likely to be the top option. He’s a discount off of Curry and Boogie and gets a prime matchup. In fact, no team has allowed more points to opposing SFs than MIL. LeBron shredded the Bucks just five days ago for 37-12-5, which turned into 68 DraftKings points and his best performance of the season. I am surprised he’s being asked to play this many minutes for the Cavs in November, but it’s perfect for fantasy purposes. LeBron hasn’t played less than 38 minutes in any of the last four games.
Chris Bosh ($7,300) is coming off a subpar 10-7 game, but other than that, he’s been outstanding this season. Averaging 36.9 DraftKings points per game but has tacked on 43+ in three of his last five outings. The Heat see the biggest boost in terms of Vegas line tonight. This 199 O/U is nearly four full points higher than their average line. Bosh can bang bodies under the basket but can also step out a knock down a three, making him a matchup nightmare for the Kings. I don’t think Sacramento has anyone athletic enough to matchup with Bosh tonight.
He’s risky, but I don’t mind taking on the risk on this short slate. I am talking about Jabari Parker ($3,700) who has been confirmed as a starter tonight, coming off a sprained foot. It was encouraging to see Parker earn 30 minutes against the Cavs last week. With him getting the starting nod, he should be a lock for 25+ minutes and a sneaky double-double threat. He has all the skills in the world, but will be very volatile as he comes back from multiple injuries. This price is too good to pass up for his upside.
His minutes make me nervous, but it’s hard to ignore what Andrew Bogut ($5,000) is doing right now. He’s earned 22, 49 and 26.5 DraftKings points in his last three games and appears to be the starting center moving forward. His minutes are certainly not locked in, considering he has a very capable backup in Festus Ezeli and Bogut tends to find himself in foul trouble quite often. When all things go in his favor, Bogut can has massive games like he did Saturday night versus Brooklyn, earning 10 points and 18 rebounds. The matchup is excellent as the Clippers have been gashed under the hoop this season. Bogut will be a nice way to gain secondary exposure to the game with the highest total on the board.
A really sneaky play is going to be Darren Collison ($4,800). He will go under-owned considering he missed five games and Rajon Rondo has posted three triple-doubles in that span. However, Collison made his return to the court last night, earning 28 minutes. That’s actually on the low end of his usage this season and I expect him to see closer to 30 or 31 on a nightly basis. He is the type of player who can light it up at any moment, scoring 39.5 DraftKings points in the last game before he was injured. This is the second night of a B2B and Collison might be one of the “most fresh” Kings considering his lack of game minutes recently. It’s going to be difficult to find a player who eats this many minutes on a slate of three games.
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That’s all folks! Small slate, so a lot of fun options. This would be a good time to try leaving some money on the table and not spending it all. That can help differentiate lineups. Commentary based on DraftKings strategy and scoring.