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Here are some players to target for tonight’s main four-game NBA slate on DraftKings:
StudJrue Holiday, NOR vs. OKC, $8,100 — After a slow start to the season, Holiday is starting to find his footing. He’s scored at least 40 DKFP in eight of his past 11 games and has benefitted from playing more of his minutes at point guard. If Lonzo Ball (illness) is unable to play, almost all of Holiday’s minutes figure to come at point guard tonight. Ball is listed as questionable.
ValueDerrick White, SAS at DET, $4,600 — White isn’t the strongest play in the world, but he recently took over as the starting point guard for the Spurs and his minutes have started to ramp up. Last game, he played 28 minutes and scored 26.75 DKFP. A repeat performance would be just fine for a slate lacking in value.
StudDeMar DeRozan, SAS at DET, $7,300 — The Spurs are struggling, although DeRozan has been as consistent as ever. Perhaps as an attempt to right the ship, his usage is up over the past couple of weeks, and his fantasy output is benefitting. DeRozan has a usage rating of at least 25% in six of the past seven games, and he’s scored at least 38 DKFP in every game during this stretch.
ValueDerrick Rose, DET vs. SAS, $5,400 — The Pistons have to change something. They have lost eight of their past 10 games, including consecutive terrible losses to the Hornets. One thing that could get the team going is giving a few extra minutes to Rose. In limited minutes, he’s producing well for his new team. Rose is coming off a 32.5 DKFP in just 21 minutes.
StudDanilo Gallinari, OKC at NOR, $7,100 — Playing against the Pelicans, the Thunder are in a strong spot tonight. This game has the highest total on the slate since New Orleans ranks 26th in defensive efficiency and fifth in pace. These teams played Friday night and Gallo put up 37.75 DKFP. The Pelicans allow the sixth most DKFP to small forwards.
ValueRudy Gay, SAS at DET, $4,900 — The Spurs seemingly change their starting lineup every other game. This is a sure sign of a team in a rut. Against the Clippers on Friday, they tried a new look with Gay in the starting five. The change delivered an unexpected win, leading me to believe Gay is going to stick with the starters for at least a few more games. As a starter, he played more than 30 minutes for the first time this season.
StudPascal Siakam, TOR vs. UTA, $8,700 — Typically, I don’t look to roster players against the Jazz. Siakam is a different story because it’s a small slate and he rarely has bad games. He’s scored at least 40 DKFP in 10 of the past 12 games, and he scored 44.5 DKFP the last time he played against Utah. Siakam is playing 37 minutes per game, which contributes to his high floor.
ValueEric Paschall, GSW at ORL, $5,400 — After the Warriors’ latest loss, Steve Kerr said he is going to be limiting Draymond Green to around 27 minutes per game for the rest of the season. This should mean more playing time for Paschall. He’s been one of the more promising rookies this season and is averaging 31.56 DKFP since moving into the starting lineup.
StudRudy Gobert, UTA vs. TOR, $7,800 — Gobert is making his way back from an ankle injury, and it appears he’s back to playing his normal minutes. Last game, he played 36 minutes in a comeback win against the Grizzlies. We should see his fantasy production pick back up soon, and he was firing on all cylinders before hurting his ankle. Prior to the injury, he had scored at least 42 DKFP in five of six games.
ValueKhem Birch, ORL vs. GSW, $4,700 — As long as Nikola Vucevic is out, it looks like Birch is looked into the starting center role for the Magic. His first few games weren’t great, although last game might have been a sign of better things to come. Birch pulled down a season-best 12 rebounds and draws a strong matchup against the Warriors. Golden State is 29th in the league in defensive efficiency.
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