Few players are hotter than Chris Paul who has scored the most DraftKings points in the league over the course of the last five days. Now he’s got one game in hand on most others, but his 51.8 DraftKings points per game is excellent. That includes scoring 52+ in three of his last four and coming off a 24-8-6 game in only 25 minutes against Detroit. The Clippers are firing on all cylinders right now and will get a fast-paced game against Portland tonight and the Blazers are also on the backend of a B2B.
Avery Bradley has routinely outperformed his salary this season. Here’s a chart that I posted in yesterday’s preview:
In the first six games of the season, Bradley has hit 6x value in five of them, one of the highest rates in the league. Of course his price is on the rise, but it’s not nearly high enough compared to his recent performances. He’s topped 40 DraftKings points in three of four and is taking 16.3 shots per game. I prefer Bradley on DraftKings with the bonus for 3PT but he’s also a very capable rebounder hauling in double-digit boards in three of four. Those rebounds are really making the difference in his fantasy production. This is Bradley’s 7th NBA season and he’s never averaged more than 3.8 RPG which was in ’13-14. He’s tallying an 8.7 RPG mark for this season which is pushing his ceiling very high.
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C.J. Miles is keeping it cookin’ for Indy as of late. He’s poured in 19, 20 and 23 real points in his last three games, scoring no less than 28.5 DraftKings points in any of those games. As a second-unit player, Miles is always going to be a risky play. The good news tonight is that Indy is playing Philadelphia as a big 12 point favorite which enters into “blowout range”. Miles is safe to play 22-25 minutes no matter the final score, but if the Pacers get up big, Miles could creep closer to 28-30 minutes by the end of the game. He’s going to be dependent on real points, but if there was a night to play him, it would be tonight.
Domantas Sabonis checking in with some value on this slate. Only $4,100 on DraftKings and games of 28.5, 21.75 and 32 DraftKings points in his last three games. That most recent outing was a 15-10 double-double where he shot 13 times and seven threes! He’s launched at least nine shots in each of his last three as he gets more comfortable in this offense. He’s clearly not afraid to shoot the rock and his minutes are at a season high.
Dwight Howard is rolling along and his price isn’t moving. Four straight games of at least 40+ DraftKings points including five of six. He’s just ripping boards right now to the tune of 13 per game (4th most in the league) and 17 last night. His real point output is very volatile and he can lay an egg at any time, but that’s not likely to happen tonight against Chicago. The Bulls are allowing the 5th most points to opposing centers.
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