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Here are some players to target for tonight’s main four-game NBA slate on DraftKings:
StudLonzo Ball, NOR vs. LAL, $7,200 — There are a ton of uncertainties on tonight’s slate and half the players are listed as questionable. One guy we can count on is Lonzo. He’s scored at least 30 DKFP in 13 consecutive games, making him one of the higher floor players on tonight’s slate. Ball has quietly been much improved this season and is even shooting 36.6% from three.
ValueYogi Ferrell, SAC vs. DET, $3,000 — It takes a lot of injuries for me to list somebody like Ferrell as a play. Right now, the Kings’ point guard situation is a mess. Both De’Aaron Fox ($7,700) and Cory Joseph ($3,400) are listed as questionable to play. If both of them are out, I am not sure who else the Kings could turn to at point guard other than Ferrell. He hasn’t been in the rotation lately, but he did score 31.75 DKFP the last time he started, which was a year ago.
StudBradley Beal, WAS at GSW, $10,400 — One of the most expensive players on the slate, Beal’s recent play justifies the salary. He’s averaging 63.31 DKFP in his last four games and playing an increased role with the Wizards fighting to stay in the playoff race. Beal has played 40 minutes per game with a 39.9% usage rating over this stretch. Expect him to get worked into the ground as long as the Wizards are still in the playoff hunt.
ValueDamion Lee, GSW vs. WAS, $5,600 — With both Jordan Poole ($4,800) and Draymond Green ($6,800) out last night, Lee had one of his biggest fantasy games of the season. He had a career-high eight assists and scored 41.25 DKFP. Since both Poole and Green are once against questionable to play and Steph Curry isn’t ready to make his return, Lee is in line for another big game.
StudAndrew Wiggins, GSW vs. WAS, $7,600 — Just like Lee, Wiggins also benefitted from the Warriors’ injuries last night. He had a 31.2% usage rating, his highest mark since being traded to Golden State. This allowed him to score 42.25 DKFP despite making just 30% of his shots. With some positive regression in his shooting, Wiggins could have a monster game against the Wizards, who allow the eighth-most DKFP to small forwards.
ValueJuan Toscano-Anderson, GSW vs. WAS, $3,700 — Of all the unusual names I am writing about for today’s slate, this is probably the weirdest. Rarely somebody we would consider rostering, Toscano-Anderson started for the Warriors last night due to all their injuries. He didn’t have a big game, but he played 31 minutes. It was an encouraging workload and tonight’s game has a healthy 231.5 total.
StudAnthony Davis, LAL at NOR, $9,900 — The Pelicans don’t have anybody to defend Davis. This is something we have seen the previous three times these teams have met. Going up against his old squad, AD has dominated with an average of 64 DKFP. I don’t see any reason to think they will figure out a way to stop him tonight.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Davis (knee) has been ruled out for tonight’s game.
ValueSekou Doumbouya, DET at SAC, $3,000 — Like most teams playing tonight, the Pistons’ injury report is lengthy. It looks like they could be decimated in the frontcourt with both Thon Maker ($3,600) and Christian Wood ($7,500) listed as questionable to play. If both of them are out, look for Doumbouya to move back into the starting lineup. He hasn’t been great as a starter, averaging 18.03 DKFP in 19 games, but there is reason to think he would play a ton of minutes due to all the injuries.
StudNikola Jokic, DEN vs. TOR, $9,300 — Jokic’s last two games haven’t been great, leading to a big drop in his salary. He was priced at $10,200 earlier in the week. If we look at the last couple of games, I don’t think there is cause to be concerned. Jokic played under 30 minutes in both of those games because they were decided by 17 and 29 points, respectively. In what figures to be a competitive game against the Raptors, Jokic should be back to playing over 30 minutes.
ValueJohn Henson, DET at SAC, $3,800 — Already starting at center, Henson is going to play all the minutes he can handle if neither Wood nor Maker suit up tonight. As is, Henson has made four starts this season and averaged 23.25 DKFP. Since the Kings have frontcourt injuries of their own, this figures to be a pretty easy matchup for Henson.
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