Alshon Jeffery

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Here are some players to target for tonight’s main 11-game NBA slate on DraftKings:


POINT GUARD

Stud

Kyle Lowry, TOR vs. LAC, $7,100 — After missing the Raptors’ last game, Fred VanVleet ($6,800) is listed as questionable to play tonight. When he’s off the court, Lowry has seen a bump in production. This comes from increased playmaking abilities with one less ball handler on the court. Lowry is averaging 6.7 assists per 36 minutes this season and that number jumps to 8.7 assists per 36 minutes when FVV is off the floor.

Value

Coby White, CHI vs. ATL, $4,300 — There isn’t much of a middle ground for White. Sometimes he’s kinda good and sometimes he’s kinda bad. Tonight, I think he’s poised to play closer to his ceiling than floor. His playing time has been trending up lately and he’s averaging over 30 minutes in the Bulls’ last two games. White also draws a strong matchup against the Hawks, who struggle to defend guards, and are playing on the tail end of a back-to-back following an overtime loss.


SHOOTING GUARD

Stud

D’Angelo Russell, GSW vs. NYK, $7,900 — It looks like Russell is back to playing his normal minutes. He came back from a thumb injury on a minutes a restriction, which no longer seems to be an issue after he played 34 minutes in the last game. Russell had a 31.4% usage rating and he figures to be hoisting a lot of shots for Golden State as long as Steph Curry (hand) is out. DLo managed to put up 34.75 DKFP even though he made just 27.3% of his shots due to the number of times he got his shot up.

Value

Alex Caruso, LAL at ORL, $3,900 — Caruso is somebody to consider as a value play if Rajon Rondo ($5,100; hamstring) is ruled out. Without Rondo active for the Lakers’ last game, Caruso played 30 minutes and scored a season-high 32 DKFP. Los Angeles doesn’t have much depth off the bench and it forces a tight rotation when a player is injured.


SMALL FORWARD

Stud

Kawhi Leonard, LAC at TOR, $8,700 — The top story of the night is Kawhi’s return to Toronto. He figures to get a hero’s greeting coming back to the city where he won a championship last season. Following the warm welcome, I think Leonard should tear apart his former team. His price is down after a recent funk, although I think he may have broken out of it last game. After a couple of weeks of struggling from the field, Kawhi scored 34 points on 12-for-18 shooting in his last game against the Wizards.

Value

Draymond Green, GSW at NYK, $5,800 — So much for Green being limited to 27 minutes for the rest of the season. A couple of weeks ago, Steve Kerr said that he would like to hold Green under 30 minutes for the rest of the season. In the last two games, he played over 30 minutes in both, including 33 minutes in the Warriors’ last game. He tied a season-high with 16 points, and the price point for Green is much too cheap if we expect him to play over 30 minutes against a weak Knicks’ squad.


POWER FORWARD

Stud

Kevin Love, CLE vs. HOU, $6,000 — Love is another All-Star caliber player with a reduced salary. The reason for the cheap price is that the Cavaliers have not been remotely competitive lately. In the last three games Love has played in, Cleveland lost all of them by at least 22 minutes. This has led to reduced minutes, equaling less production. The blowout risk is still an issue playing against the Rockets, but the spread is 11 points. The odds of the Cavs losing by 20-plus points again isn’t too significant. As long as they keep this game somewhat close, Love should play at least 30 minutes. He is averaging 35 DKFP and the Rockets allow the fifth-most DKFP to power forwards.

Value

De’Andre Hunter, ATL at CHI, $4,300 — Coming back from a hand injury, Hunter came off the bench. Last night, he moved back into the starting lineup, played 40 minutes and scored 42 DKFP. Considering he was priced as high as $5,600 prior to getting injury, this is a nice discount on his salary playing in a plus spot against the Bulls. They allow the 10th-most DKFP to small forwards, which is the position Hunter plays despite having power forward eligibility.


CENTER

Stud

Domantas Sabonis, IND vs. BOS, $8,200 — Sabonis has been extremely consistent this season and he keeps getting better. Last game, he had his best outing of the year playing the Clippers. Sabonis pulled down a career-high 22 rebounds and scored 56.5 DKFP. He’s now scored at least 38 DKFP in 18 of his last 20 games.

Value

Bismack Biyombo, CHA at BKN, $3,700 — Biyombo’s playing time started to dip in recent games before last night. Against the Wizards, he played 24 minutes and scored 33.25 DKFP. This was likely because Marvin Williams was ruled out of the game with a knee injury. Williams is listed as questionable to play tonight and Biyombo figures to get decent minutes if Williams is out again.


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