Finally, John Wall at home! Wall has been notoriously better at home than on the road in his career and that came to fruition last season as he averaged two DraftKings points more win D.C. than anywhere else. That doesn’t sound like a lot but he was 20 points better in FG%, 50 points better in 3P%, got to the free throw line more often and turned the ball over less. Wall has been great so far this season, averaging 44.3 DraftKings points and tallying double-doubles in both games.
Andre Roberson checks in as one of my favorite value plays on the slate. Roberson has been thrust into a large role with the Thunder, playing 34 minutes a night. That’s turned into 25.9 DK PPG which would be 6.3x value tonight. Roberson is a long player who can crash the board and create a ton of turnovers (8 steals so far). There are going to be a ton of points scored in this OKC/LAC game so expect Roberson to turn in another solid outing.
After a slow start, Dario Saric finally got it going yesterday. He was 9/15 from the field for 21 points and looked as comfortable as he has all season. Keep a close eye on the reports in case newly acquired Ersan Ilyasova suits up for Philly tonight. If he doesn’t, Saric is going to be asked to handle a large workload in the front court. Nerlens Noel and Joel Embiid are both out for this game and Jahlil Okafor is on a 24 minute limit. The best part about Saric is that this pricing came out before his nice game, so he actually gets a price discount to $4,500.
The Power Forward position is a little uninspiring tonight with a everyone looking at a fair price tag. I’d consider Paul Millsap for upside against the Lakers. Millsap has scored 48.25 and 50 DraftKings points in two of his three games this season. Millsap has been the beneficiary of excellent matchups this early in the season and that will continue tonight against the Lakers. Millsap is also three DraftKings points better at home than on the road since the start of last season.
If you’re looking for consistency, Taj Gibson is checking in with 30.1 DK PPG this season, never scoring less than 25.5 or more than 32.25. He’s making the most of his minutes and has tallied two double-doubles in three games this season. Gibson will really only contribute in the points and rebounds categories and has a great matchup against Boston tonight. Also, Gibson has multi-position eligibility at both PF and Center.
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.