We’ve got a nice juicy slate on tap for Wednesday. I wanted to get an article up to help you take advantage of some really good plays. As always, the goal of this article is to provide you with a solid core of players to use, whether you build one lineup or hundreds.
PG: Kris Dunn – Chicago Bulls
I continue to recommend Dunn and he continues to make me look good. His price has reached the highest it’s been all season, but it’s well warranted. I am more than comfortable paying $7,500 based on the production he’s been giving. In his last eight games, he has topped 35 DK points six times, with two games going over 44, and two more going over 52. One other number I really like is his usage. He’s topped a 30% usage rate four times in that eight game span. I think we’ll see a big game from Dunn in Madison Square Garden.
SF/PF: Trey Lyles – Denver Nuggets
Lyles has been incredible. I don’t think anyone saw the run coming that he is on. He’s seen a massive price increase, but again, it’s well deserved. I think people will be shy to pay $6,100 for Trey Lyles on this slate, but the production has been super consistent. He’s topped 30 DK points in each of his last six games and has returned 6X or better value (on his current salary) three times. Against the Hawks, I think this could be a 40 DK point game and at low ownership.
SG: Jimmy Butler – Minnesota Timberwolves
Draftkings really does not like Jimmy Butler. It doesn’t matter how well he plays or how many points he scores, they will not raise his price above the mid-$8k’s. Coming off of 51 DK points in three quarters against the Cavs (didn’t play in 4th), Butler will have little resistance against the Thunder, who are on the second night of a back to back without their best defender, Andre Roberson. Take advantage of the price and excellent spot, which will give you an excellent chance to get 50 points for less than $9,000.
PF/C: Bobby Portis – Chicago Bulls
This play hinges on the health of Nikola Mirotic, who may end up sitting this one out. If he is out, Portis makes an excellent value play at $4,700. Portis was priced over $6,000 earlier in the season when Mirotic was out. On Monday night, he scored 30 DK points in just over 33 minutes. If he gets those same minutes Wednesday night, he should pay off his salary and then some. On the season, he’s averaging 1.18 DK points per minute.
C: Andre Drummond – Detroit Pistons
Drummond’s price has dipped back below the $9,000 mark and it makes him a bit more enticing to me. He has not been a guy that I’ve played very often this season, but in the right matchup, he can give you 50-60 DK points. This is the right matchup. The Nets are atrocious against the center position, allowing the third most DK points per game to the position. Drummond is a high floor and upside play.
SF/PF: Al-Farouq Aminu – Portland Trailblazers
Aminu’s price is hovering in the mid-$4k’s, and I think you have to play him there. He’s safe and should be able to fall into 23-25 DK points, but he has the upside to cross the 30 plateau. In what should be an up and down game against a team that shoot’s a lot of three point shots, Aminu should be able to rack up a few extra peripheral stats, especially rebounds. We’ve got to find savings somewhere and as of writing this, there isn’t any glaring cheap value available, so Aminu fits nicely.
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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