Now this is the Kyle Lowry ($8,300) we saw for the first month of the season. After a few rough weeks, Lowry appears to have turned the the corner again and is back to being a massively productive fantasy player. Three straight double-doubles that have earned his owners 44.25, 48.75 and 52 DraftKings points. His shot has finally come around and he’s buried 21 of his last 51 attempts. Expect a heavy dosage of Lowry in an excellent matchup with a shorthanded Brooklyn backcourt that has already struggled to stop PGs this season.
Goran Dragic ($5,800) is the lowest priced, full-time starter on this slate and he’s been on quite the hot run of his own lately. He’s averaging 11.9 PPG this season, but has out-paced that total in five of his last six and seven of ten. His unexpected offensive production is only boosted by his handful of rebounds and assists in each game. He’s scored 27 or more DraftKings points in seven of his last ten games, a number that would put him at 5x value again tonight.
With Avery Bradley unlikely to suit up tonight, it’s Evan Turner ($5,600) who should enter the starting lineup for the Celtics. Turner posted a 12-11 double-double in 37 minutes on Monday night, starting in the place of Bradley. He’s been excellent in his last five games, earning 28.8 DraftKings points per game for his owners while flashing plenty of upside. Turner should have all the opportunity with guaranteed minutes and double-digit shot attempts against Detroit tonight.
He missed six games, but Danilo Gallinari ($6,900) came back and hasn’t missed a beat! The streaky shooter has been red-hot in his first two games back in the lineup, burying 17 of his 31 shots, earning 39 and 44.75 DraftKings points. This game has a healthy O/U at 203.5, and Gallinari has all the upside in the world. I love that he’s not afraid to get to the hoop and take contact, earning 36 FTAs over his last three games.
Shabazz Muhammad ($3,700) has been flying significantly under the radar this week, despite returning 7x, 7x and 8x value to his owners in his last three games. That’s right, Muhammad has tacked on 22.75, 21 and 26.75 DraftKings points over his last three, scoring double-figures in all of them. He’s carving out a significant role with the T-Wolves, seeing increased minutes in each of his last six games, culminating with a 34 minute night against Philly on Monday.
Oh my, the Mavericks are going to have their hands full with Anthony Davis ($10,300) tonight. The Mavs played a double-OT game last night, in which they were torched by DeMarcus Cousins and anyone else who stepped foot in the paint. Now, they have to travel and play a back-to-back against the Pelicans and Anthony Davis who just dropped a 31-14 line on them four nights ago. A well-rested Pellies team, going up against a tired Mavericks squad that couldn’t stop AD early this week. Yep, sign me up for all the AD I can get.
This is your weekly reminded that Thad Young ($7,400) is under-priced. Coming off an insane 23-15 line against the Celtics for 52 DraftKings points, that makes three games of 44+ DK points in his last six outings. There are plenty of shots to go around with the loss of Jarrett Jack and through one game, it looks like Young who will inherit a big chunk of usage. He’s a walking double-double with massive upside.
I’ll be the first to admit that I almost always get Andre Drummond ($9,000) wrong. I don’t know what it is, but he seems to lay an egg every time I endorse him. I will give it another shot tonight as he gets a price discount in an excellent matchup with Boston. The Celtics are a little banged up in the front-court, but I don’t think it would matter as Drummond is an (almost) guaranteed double-double. It’s just a matter of how big the double-double. He’s a constant threat for a 20-20 game and Kelly Olynyk or whoever the Celtics decide to throw at him has little chance is slowing down Drummond.
Zaza Pachulia ($6,000) might be the most consistent player in the league right now. He’s scored EXACTLY 36.25 DraftKings points in three of his last four. He’s book-ended those games with 38.75 and 34 DK point outings. It doesn’t get much better than that. It’s worth noting that he did play 40 minutes last night which is significantly more than his 28.5 that he averages on a nightly basis. Because of that, I think he has some more risk than usual, but he posted a solid 14-9-2-1-4 line against these very Pelicans on the 2nd.
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