The Nets are already a bad team and are now really banged up. The lone bright spot in Brooklyn has been Sean Kilpatrick who is proving to be a capable scorer. He’s tallied 23, 16 and 22 real points in his last three games which provided his fantasy owners with 35, 29.5 and 36.75 DraftKings points. Maybe even more impressive, Kilpatrick has been very efficient from the field, hitting 21 of his last 40 shots. With Jeremy Lin still a bit away from his return, Kilpatrick will be asked to shoulder the offensive load for the time being. He gets an even bigger boost if Rondae Hollis-Jefferson sits out as well.
Eric Gordon is a really intriguing option tonight. He’s been extremely volatile, but is coming off one of his best games this season. He filled out a 26-5-4 line for 42.75 DraftKings points on Sunday night. On paper, the matchup with Utah is really poor, but Gordon feasted on the Jazz in their only meeting this season. He dropped 43.25 DraftKings points, which is his best fantasy game this season.
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You might have an opportunity to buy low on Blake Griffin who has been a little underwhelming this week. He hasn’t scored more than 37 DraftKings points in any of his last three games a feat that he accomplished in 12 of his first 14 games this season. I’m not too concerned because Blake has been excellent this season and has a date with the woeful Nets. Griffin dropped a 40 burger on the Nets in their first meeting this season, but remember, he did that in only 25 minutes thanks to a blowout. That type of game is certainly possible tonight, but with the Nets at home, you’d hope they could keep it close until the end, leaving Griffin on the court.
Rudy Gobert has all the trends in his favor for tonight. He’s got favorable splits, is playing well and has a good history versus Houston this season. Gobert will be at home tonight where he is two DraftKings points better this season. Gobert is reasonably priced with upside, cracking the 35 DraftKings point mark in four of five and 39+ in three of those games. Finally, in their only meeting this season, Gobert had a big time double-double against Houston, racking up 43.5 DraftKings points in the process. That game is, of course, Gobert’s best fantasy game of the season.
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