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We might as well name this the “all-value” slate. Plenty of teams are resting players which will open up an incredible amount of value. The perfect day to go with a “studs and scrubs” lineup.
Stephen Curry ($10,600) is the ultimate stud. I probably don’t need to rattle off his fantasy production for you, considering he is the top one (or two) fantasy players this season. He’s a virtual lock to score 50 DraftKings points on a nightly basis with more upside than anyone in the league. He’s pouring in 54.6 DK PPG in his last five and this is a rare opportunity to roster Curry. The Warriors have EVERYTHING to play for tonight, trying to win their 73rd game and break the all-time record. Expect a full compliment of minutes from their starters unless this game gets our of hand. This is your chance to buy Curry in a “must-win” game.
The Clippers are expected to rest their starters tonight which makes Jamal Crawford ($5,100) as safe as it gets. Crawford has started two games in the last two weeks and has promptly returned owners 50.75 and 47.75 DraftKings points. He’s going to get all the minutes he can handle tonight and the Clippers even rested Crawford last night, presumably in preparation for big minutes this evening. He’s also going to be battling one of the league’s worst defenses in Phoenix.
The play at SF is likely Robert Covington ($6,900). The Sixers are prepared to go about their business with their usual rotations which means RoCo should see over 30 minutes. In fact, over the last nine games, he’s averaging 32.1 MPG and scoring 35.3 DK PPG. He’s been even better in the last three, averaging 43 DK PPG and taking 19 shots per night including a whopping 13.3 3PA per game. He can swipe some steals, racking up ten steals in the last four games and he will face a depleted Bulls team that is limping to the finish line.
Speaking of the Bulls, Nikola Mirotic ($5,600) is one of the few guys who hasn’t been shut down for the season. With Pau Gasol out, Mirotic drew the start on Monday night and contributed 32.5 DK points in 37 minutes. Mirotic has been excellent down the stretch for the Bulls, scoring at least 32 DK points in six of his last twelve games. He’s played at least 30 minutes on thirteen occasions this season and he’s scored no less than 29 DK points in any of those games and averages 38 DK PPG. There’s no reason to think Mirotic won’t play 30+ minutes tonight, so I am firing him up once again.
The Brooklyn front-court literally consists of one PF and one center at the moment. That center is Henry Sims ($3,700) who played 30 minutes on Monday night against the Wizards. Despite a poor shooting effort, Sims was still able to score 25 DraftKings points by banging the glass. Expect him to be much more efficient that his 2-9 effort on Monday and he should be in line for all the minutes he can handle again tonight.
That’s all folks! Be sure to follow me on Twitter for more player analysis as news and injuries break closer to tip-off! Commentary based on DraftKings strategy and scoring.