Damian Lillard is the most expensive PG on the board and he absolutely should be. Averaging 55.3 DraftKings PPG including games of 59.25 and 60.25. He’s the entire offense for the Trail Blazers right now, launching 51 shots in his last two games. If you want to look back to last season, you’ll be buying Lillard even more. In the two games that Lillard played GSW at home, he scored 78 and 69.75 DraftKings points. Those were his two highest totals all season long.
Another day, another thin SG position. I’m a bit partial to Matthew Dellavedova who is averaging 25.2 DraftKings points per game this season. His fantasy outputs are going to be volatile, but his minutes are not. You can pencil him in for ~30 minutes every single night with double-double upside. Delly can facilitate a lot of offense, knock down a few threes and create a few turnovers. At this low price point, he doesn’t need to do too much to his 6x value.
I’m buying low on Paul George who is coming off a brutal game (as are all the Pacers) in his last time out. George only took 12 shots and scored 28.25 DraftKings points in a game where Indy was trailing by 25 heading into the 4th quarter. That led to the Pacers sitting their stars and George only played 24 minutes. Expect George to get it going against the Lakers as IND heads home. PG13 has scored at least 20 real points in every game this season and he’s a threat to launch 20+ shots every single night.
Power Forward is absolutely stacked tonight with potentially up to eight elite options. I don’t think you can get wrong with anyone on the first page, so let’s look at someone a little cheaper in Julius Randle. He has scored 36.75 and 40.75 in two of his three games this season. Randle is shouldering a large portion of the Lakers offense A.K. (After Kobe). The forward is pouring in the real points and can file up the rebounds as well. The Pacers have allowed 114 points per game this season, the second most in the league.
A really interesting situation in Philadelphia. Both Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor are on minutes restrictions and they now face their first back-to-back of the season. HC Brett Brown has already announced that Embiid will play tonight (and not tomorrow) with Okafor doing the opposite. In theory, Embiid could see the upper end of his minutes limit (20-25 minutes). In limited action, Embiid has been insanely good. He’s averaging 1.46 DK points per minute, which is very close to Demarcus Cousins who checks in a 1.51 PPM. If Embiid can keep that pace for 25 minutes tonight, he’d check in with 36.5 DraftKings points which would be 6.4x value.
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