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The top of the PG position is absolutely stacked tonight. You have to love Lillard, Wall and Rajon Rondo ($8,600). Let’s talk more about Rondo who is the cheapest of the three. He’s currently saddled with a questionable tag on DraftKings which should help drive his ownership lower than usual. The Sacramento PG is averaging 53.5 DraftKings points per game over his last four, while playing nearly 37 minutes a night in the process. He’s an elite assist-man in this league, racking up nearly 14 dimes per contest during this recent stretch. He’s a ball-hawk on defense, leading to 28 steals over his last 8 games. Rondo is coming off a massive 61.5 DraftKings point game, courtesy of a 24-10-9 line. That game was against Denver. Guess who he gets tonight…yep, Denver.
The pricing on SGs tonight is really poor, which makes Victor Oladipo ($6,700) one of the few logical plays. His price hasn’t caught up to recent performance as he has returned fantasy owners 45 and 47.25 DraftKings points in the last two games. He has now logged 40+ minutes in four of five which means he is going to have all the opportunity in the world tonight against Philadelphia. Oladipo needs 40 DraftKings points to reach 6x value tonight, which is a feat he has accomplished in seven of 18 games since returning to the Magic starting lineup.
I’m still concerned about Markieff Morris cutting into the minutes of Jared Dudley ($4,500) but the production is still worth writing about. Dudley, despite losing minutes to Morris, looks to be more heavily featured on the Wizards second unit. Dudley has returned fantasy owners 29 and 25.25 DraftKings points since Morris has been on the roster, both games would have hit 6x value. Dudley makes for an interesting GPP flier as he will certainly be owned at a tiny rate tonight.
It’s worth pointing out what Derrick Favors ($7,300) is doing right now. While many owners will opt for Anthony Davis or Demarcus Cousins, it’s Favors that boasts one of the better matchups on the slate. A fast-paced game against a porous defense is exactly what the doctor ordered for Favors. Since returning from injury and receiving his full complement of minutes, Favors is averaging nearly 36 DraftKings points per game. Over his last four games, he’s posting nearly 1.2 DraftKings points per minute, which is an elite rate in this league. Favors has plenty of upside when healthy, which he certainly is right now.
Former Sixer, Nikola Vucevic ($7,400) will return to Philly to play the Sixers tonight in one of the best matchups a big man can ask for. The Sixers are anemic under the basket and ‘Vuc’ should draw coverage from Jahlil Okafor. While Okafor is a talented offensive player, his ability to play defense leaves much to be desired. It’s the perfect timing for Vucevic to face his former team as he is in a groove right now, averaging 47 DraftKings points over the last four games. It’s been nearly two months since Vucevic took less than 15 shots in a game, so you know he’s going to be heavily involved in the Magic offense on a nightly basis. He’s recorded a double-double in four straight, which a great opportunity to keep that going again tonight.
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Commentary based on DraftKings strategy and scoring.