Keep a very close eye on the Celtics injury report today. Isaiah Thomas pulled his groin on Monday night and did not practice yesterday. If he sits, the point guard duties will fall on Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier. Smart already plays big minutes for Boston, so it’s probably not reasonable to think he sees a massive boost. Rozier on the other hand, could be thrust into 25+ minutes of action. Rozier has been solid off the bench for Boston, scoring about one DraftKings point per minute this season. If he sees a large increase in minutes, he would become one of the top value plays on the slate as he is priced at the minimum salary.
Maybe the most under-the-radar player in the league is Bojan Bogdanovic. Thanks to the Nets being both terrible and decimated with injuries, Bojan has cemented his role in the lineup and has contributed to the offense in a big way. He’s taken 45 shots in his last three games and will launch a ton of 3PAs. He’s coming off games of 30.5 and 25.25 DraftKings points which would be plenty of value at his price tonight.
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Don’t forget that Paul George is now back in the lineup for the Pacers after sitting out nearly two weeks. He hasn’t missed a beat since returning as he’s posted 38.75 and 40.5 DraftKings points in his first two games back. This matchup with Phoenix is full of fantasy goodness. Phoenix and Indy rank as the 1st and 9th fastest teams in the league, so it should be no surprise that they allow the 2nd and 6th most points to their opponents. Also, I don’t remember George always having PF eligibility. Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but either way, George is now eligible at both forward positions.
Hassan Whiteside is a badddd man! He’s scored 51+ DraftKings points in four of his last five. He’s an absolute monster on the glass and is capable of scoring 20+ real points on any given night. Plus, he’s got a nose for blocks, racking up multiple swats in eight of his last ten games. He has a date with Dwight Howard and the Atlanta Hawks tonight, who he has faced one other time this season. That games results in a massive 19-25 game for 58.75 DraftKings points.
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