This is the Dennis Schroder we expected to see when the Hawks handed him the starting PG job at the start of the season. Schroder is averaging 39.8 DraftKings points in his last five games and he’s scored 44+ in three of his last five games. Schroder’s scoring touch is trending upwards. He’s scored four of his eight highest games this season all in the last five games. His ability to distribute and willingness to rebound are unquestioned, so if this scoring streak continues, he would be a great play against the Timberwolves who allow the most fantasy points to opposing PGs.
On the other side of this matchup is Zach Lavine, who is playing a ton of minutes right now. To call him a “Minutes Monster” would be an understatement. Lavine has played 40+ minutes in six of his last ten games. He’s played 40+ minutes on nine different occasions this season, with only Anthony Davis playing more such games. Not only is he playing a ton, but Lavine is cashing in for his fantasy owners right now. He’s turned in at least 35 DraftKings points in four straight games.
The Rockets are going to have to figure out their offense with Clint Capela and through one game, it looks like Trevor Ariza may be the beneficiary. Ariza turned in a 16-6 game last night while launching 14 shots. He’s only taken more shots than that on four occasions this season. Ariza is a true five category player who has multiple steals in five straight games. Houston and Phoenix should be a fast paced, no defense type of game which should induce plenty of fantasy points.
I don’t really need to tell you how good Anthony Davis is, but he’s worth a few notes tonight. Davis is still the King of ridiculous splits this season, averaging 63.3 DK PPG at home this season, compared to just 44.3 on the road. Davis will be at home against the Thunder tonight who couldn’t come close to stopping Davis in their only meeting this season. Davis turned in a 37-15 game worth 70.75 DraftKings points. AD flashed the greatness last night with a stellar 31-16 game last night against the Sixers. Now the only real concern with Davis is that he’s laid some real eggs on the second half of B2Bs this season and is averaging only 45.6 DraftKings in such contests. That’s only a six game sample size, so you’ll have to determine for yourself whether you think it’s a trend.
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