Wednesday’s slate is an interesting one to say the least. There are a lot of different ways to go with a handful of choices to pick from at the top of the salary ladder. Unless some very obvious value opens up throughout the day, I think a balanced lineup is the best approach. While anything can happen this time of year, the sub-$4k range is looking very bleak at the moment. I don’t have much time to dive deep into my reasoning for the plays today, but I’ll list each of them with a quick snippet. As always, reach out on Twitter if you have any questions.
PG/SG: Donovan Mitchell – Utah Jazz
I normally don’t go out of my way to target guards against the Pacers and I haven’t been playing Mitchell much lately. But his price has come down to the low $7,000 range and he’s playing around 40 minutes every single night. It’s just a combination of price and opportunity that is too good to pass up.
SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – Los Angeles Lakers
Caldwell-Pope has cast aside his early season struggles and has been very consistent of late. He is also approaching 40 minutes a night and has scored more than 32 Draftkings points in eight of his last ten games. In a great matchup against the Orlando Magic, I’m going to continue to ride him in this one. He tends to be one of the Lakers who is often overlooked.
SF/PF: Jamychal Green – Memphis Grizzlies
Green has been downright on fire. He’s averaging 36.75 DK points over his last six games and has topped 44.25 in each of his last two games. The Grizzlies have been resting guys along with having a stable of injuries. If even one front court guy is out for them tonight, Green should be locked into mid-30’s in minutes and could very well top 40 DK points again.
PF/C: Julius Randle – Los Angeles Lakers
I keep playing Randle every single night. He is as consistent as they come and has an outstanding matchup against the Magic. Night in and night out he approaches 40 fantasy points and he could very well cross the 50 plateau here. You could make a case for six Lakers in this game, but Randle is the top option for me.
PF/C: Larry Nance – Cleveland Cavaliers
Nance was probably the easiest play of the season in his last game when Tristan Thompson was out. With Thompson still out, there is just no one else to handle the big man minutes. Nance is forced into heavy playing time and while his price went up, I’m still playing him. Hopefully some others will let the price deter them. He should safely find his way to 30-40 DK points with upside for more, as we saw last game.
That’s it for today. Be sure to follow me on Twitter at @mrclutchdfs so you can stay up to date on any changes to my plays based on late information.
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