A 7-game schedule with every game having projected total of 220+ leaves DFS players with a lot of options. Tonight’s slate will be about picking the rights studs and while finding the value in a few players that have seen a minutes increase. It’s going to take a 350 score to most likely give you a chance to cash. Let’s get to work.
PG: Elfrid Payton, New Orleans Pelicans ($5,600)
Elfird Payton has been getting the minutes over the last three games and he has produced at a high level. Over 30 DK points in each of those games. Phoenix is the definition of a horrible defensive team. Payton will put up a double-double tonight with ease.
SG: Malcom Brogdon, Milwaukee Bucks ($5,600)
Brogdon is the model of consistency. With George Hill and Sterling Brown being out for tonight’s game Brogdon will get even more consistent minutes. Matching up with the Lakers whose defense will be focused on Giannis should open up the floor for Brogdon to see some open looks. He is a boring play but consistent is what you need.
SF: Otto Porter Jr., Chicago Bulls ($6,300)
The Hawks give up the 2nd most points per game to power forwards. Otto Porter has seen a rejuvenation since being moved to the Bulls. At $6,300 Porter has the upside for a 50 point night.
PF: Julius Randle, New Orleans Pelicans ($8,000)
The most underrated player in the NBA. Yes, I said it. Randle is a scoring machine coming off a huge night against the Lakers. Randle has stepped right in for Anthony Davis as the primary scoring option. With Davis still on the minutes restriction Randle will be the main inside target against a poor Phoenix interior.
C: Montrezl Harrell, Los Angeles Clippers ($6,400)
Harrell doesn’t need big minutes to make his mark on the game. In three games versus the Kings this season Harrell is averaging 39.7 Draftkings points per game. The fast pace of the the game is perfect for Harrell.
G: Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics ($8,900)
Kyrie is due for a big game. The media continually bashing him for his facial expressions during games should motivate his play. Irving averages four more points per game at home this season and in his only matchup with the Wizards Irving put up 54 DK points.
F: Moe Harkless, Portland Trailblazers ($3,800)
The price for has not caught up with the play of Harkless. Over his last 4 games Harkless has not gone under 28 points. His cost is too low and a matchup with the Raptors should scare some people off.
UTL: Bogdan Bogdanovic, Sacramento Kings ($5,400)
Bogdan is a potential slate breaker every night. With the injury to Bagley more points will become available. Coming off of a 54 DK point night he should be ready for another great showing against a poor Clippers team defense with a high projected total.