Plenty of value at the PG position tonight with situations in Miami, New Orleans and Dallas. My favorite play is likely to be JJ Barea ($5,000). Teammate Deron Williams has no timetable to return from injury, which means Barea should see a heavy dose of minutes moving forward. He turned in a massive 18-11 line for 42.25 DraftKings points on Monday night in only 26 minutes. Barea has played 30+ minutes on only seven occasions this season, but has averaged 34.5 DraftKings points in those games. That would be nearly 7x value again tonight and it’s certainly not a stretch for Barea to see 30 minutes tonight.
How good has Devin Booker ($6,700) been this year? Well, he’s making me forget that he’s a rookie until I read this stat — Booker now has (5) 30 point games this season, the most by any rookie since Damian Lillard in 2012-13. It’s turned into plenty of fantasy production for his owners, Booker is now averaging 36.8 DK PPG over his last 14 games. He’s turned in six 40-plus point performances in that same span. This kid has it all going on. He’s playing massive minutes (37.9), taking a ton of shots (85 in the L4) and is tacking on a handful of assists/rebounds a game.
Okay, really interesting situation out of Milwaukee. Despite being listed as a SF, Giannis Antetokounmpo ($9,300) is the Bucks PG. He handles all ball-handling duties and he has been awesome in that situation. Giannis is averaging 46.9 DK PPG over his last 13 games and is a legit triple-double threat on a nightly basis. He did lay an egg against Charlotte in his last game, which gives us a $400 discount on his price tag. On DraftKings the Suns rank against him is a reasonable 16th. But remember, Giannis is a PG and no team in the league allows more fantasy points to opposing PGs than the Phoenix Suns.
I am begging for some value to open up at the PF position, because it’s pretty ugly at first look. It’s reasonable to consider Paul Millsap ($8,000) in all formats. Millsap is averaging 47.6 DraftKings PPG in his last four and has scored at least 41.25 in each. He only needs 40 DK points to hit 5x value tonight. That makes nine of ten games where he has scored at least 37 DraftKings points, making him one of the more consistent players in the league right now.
Oh man. Take your pick at center. Both Hassan Whiteside and Karl-Anthony Towns check in at exactly $8,400. Both are playing outside their minds, but if you made me choose, I will go with KAT. Simply put, I think his ownership will be lower than Whiteside who sports the ideal matchup with the Lakers. KAT doesn’t have a bad matchup with the Clippers, just not as good as Whiteside. Either way, KAT is averaging 48.1 DraftKings PPG in the last six contests while averaging a massive double-double (25/10.7) in the process. That should be no surprise to you, because KAT has logged a double-double in nine straight games! He has 45 (!!) double-double this season!! He is just absolutely scorching and I give him a slight lean. If you can afford it and want to go against the grain, roster both of them!
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