If you’re looking for a buy low candidate, consider Dennis Schroder. His stock couldn’t be any lower after an absolute dismal one point, three assist, two rebound outing on Sunday night. He’s 0-8 shooting led to him only seeing the court for 21 minutes and posting 6.5 DraftKings points. I am willing to chalk that up as an aberration. Before Sunday, Schroder had scored double-digits in every game this season and played at least 30 minutes in seven of his last eight. A fast-paced, high scoring matchup with New Orleans is just what the doctor ordered.
At this point in his career, Dwyane Wade is a little too volatile to trust in cash games, but he’s the perfect GPP option if you’re willing to take on the risk. Over his last ten, Wade has turned in games of 6.25, 22.5, 23.5 while bookending them with games of 42.75, 49.5 and 51.5. The range of outcomes is huge, but this is a prime spot for Wade who sat out Sunday’s game for rest. Expect fresh legs in a matchup with Denver who allows a ton of fantasy points to opposing guards.
- Russell Westbrook scored 78.3 DraftKings points in his only meeting with LAL this season.
- Jrue Holiday has played two games this season, scoring 38 and 40 DraftKings points.
It Joakim Noah doesn’t suit up tonight, consider throwing a dart with Kyle O’Quinn. He likely won’t play a ton of minutes, but he can do damage in limited court time. In the last two games he’s earned more playing time, he scored 19.5 DraftKings points in 17 minutes and 22.25 DraftKings points in 15 minutes. He’s a monster on the boards and will be high energy for however long he’s on the court. If he can stay out of foul trouble he could be a valuable option.
If you want a consistent center option, look no further than Mason Plumlee. The big man has emerged in a crowded Portland frontcourt to produce on a nightly basis. In his last five games, he’s scored between 26 and 28 DraftKings points in four of them, with an “explosion” of 39 DraftKings points in the fifth game. If Noah doesn’t suit up for the Knicks, they will be very thin under the basket which would only benefit Plumlee.
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