Everyone knows the Pelicans are decimated by injury and many are opting for Toney Douglas at the PG position. I prefer Tim Frazier ($4,200) who is $1,100 cheaper and has been a bit more consistent that Douglas. Frazier is coming off two excellent outings of 35.75 and 49.5 DraftKings points. He’s a capable scorer who can rack up the assists. Frazier has taken over a more active role in the Pelicans offense, by necessity, but has provided fantasy owners plenty to be excited about. Over the last nine games (starting zero), he’s racked up 28.9 DK PPG. Tonight he earns the dream matchup with Philly.
It’s been a roller-coaster year for Andrew Wiggins ($6,100) but his ceiling is as high as any player in this price range today. His last four games have been a microcosm of his season. He posted an eight DraftKings point game in 24 minutes against the Clippers on the 30th, but surrounded that with games of 50.25, 30 and 41.5 (his most recent). Wiggins remains an integral part of this offense, taking 21 shots in each of the last two games. He’s enjoyed success against the Warriors, who he will face tonight, averaging 35.1 DK PPG in their two meetings this season.
Is this a real thing for PJ Tucker ($5,000)? It’s starting to feel like it. Minutes have not been an issue for Tucker all season as he has been one of the few Suns players to stay healthy all season. He has played every game for Suns this season (starting all but two). In his last eight outings, he’s averaging 31.2 DK PPG, which would be over 6x value tonight. He’s a sneaky little double-double threat, accomplishing the feat in two of three and missing it by one rebound in the most recent game. Tucker has only faced Atlanta once this season, scoring 31 DK points.
You have to buy on Kevin Love ($6,900) who is coming off a 45.25 DK point game and gets a small discount! Love has now scored 40+ in four of seven. What jumps off the page here is his absolutely ownage of the Milwaukee Bucks this season. In three meetings, Love has posted games of 50, 47.25 and 49 DraftKings points. He’s stuffing the stat-sheet in a big way right now and there’s no reason to think that doesn’t continue tonight.
I am not particularly fond of the center position tonight, but Nikola Jokic ($5,600) offers a slice of value. He’s scored 30, 27.5 and 35.75 DK points in his last three games. An excellent rebounder who can threaten double-digit real points. It’s worth noting that Jokic has done a better job staying out of foul trouble lately, which has been his achilles heal all season long. The Nuggets don’t have many options in the front-court, so as long as Jokic can keep his hands to himself, he should come close to thirty minutes again tonight.
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