Sunday Funday is presenting us with a unique experience with seven games between 3:30pm ET and 6:30pm ET. DraftKings is rolling out an All-Day slate, a Turbo slate with three games beginning at 5:00pm and then a Late slate with three games tipping off at 6:00pm. There is something for everyone here so let’s get on with the show!
Russell Westbrook – OKC at MIL – $10,800 (EARLY) – In the all-day contests, it looks like Russell Westbrook is going to be the top option at point guard. The Thunder are on the road and just seven point favorites while Stephen Curry – $10,600 can be had at a minor discount and he is playing transcendent basketball right now, the Warriors bench could probably take out the Lakers by themselves. In the first meeting with the Bucks, Westbrook had a well-rounded 54.8 DraftKings points and it is more likely that Milwaukee can keep the game with OKC competitive and that means more court time for Westbrook
Damian Lillard – POR at DET – $9,200 – Lillard has taken the leap to the next level and he has posted 37+ DraftKings points in 17 of his last 18 games, with the “outlier” being a 32 fantasy point performance against the formidable backcourt defense of the Boston Celtics on Wednesday. The first time these two teams met this season Lillard tallied 50.5 DraftKings points in just 35 minutes. Reggie Jackson can be exploited by quicker guards that drive and Lillard is a fantastic option on Sunday.
Mario Chalmers – MEM vs PHO – $4,300 – While his 39 fantasy point outing on Friday represents the top end of his production potential, at this price point Chalmers is in play against the Phoenix Suns who at this point in the season are pretty much a tire fire inside of a dumpster fire. Chalmers has a 20 DraftKings point floor and he has a shot to flirt with the thirty fantasy point plateau in this matchup.
DeMar DeRozan – TOR vs HOU – $7,600 – The Raptors have had a nice 48 hour break while the Rockets are on a back-to-back after playing in Chicago Saturday night. This season, Double D is taking less long two point jump shots and he has seen an increase in his peripheral stats and is averaging 23.5ppg, 4.3rpg and 4.0apg for a solid 36.7 DraftKings points. This is a nice matchup as he will likely see a lot of James Harden’s “defense” and DeRozan may slip a little under the radar in the all-day contests.
Devin Booker – PHO at MEM – $4,600 – Booker is a bit of a wildcard as he takes a ton of shots, but they are not all good ones. He has 40 fantasy point upside as evidenced by his tremendous showing in Miami on Thursday night when he went 11 of 21 from the field and accrued 43.3 DraftKings points. He is also capable of disappointing outings as he is still just nineteen years old, however, the Suns have made a commitment to his playing time and at this price point, he is worth rolling out in all formats on Sunday.
Gary Harris – DEN vs DAL – $4,700 – Harris is seeing nearly 40 minutes per game now that Danilo Gallinari is out of action and Will Barton is picking up the slack on that accord. While he does not have a great per minute performance ratio, he has steadily produced in the mid-20s and had a safe floor for a fair price point.
Giannis Antetokounmpo – MIL vs OKC – $8,100 (EARLY) – While Kevin Durant is an incredibly efficient offensive player, he does suffer defensive lapse from time-to-time. Antentokounmpo has been facilitating the Bucks offense and he has had some phenomenal performances including three games with over 60 DraftKings points in his last half dozen games. Don’t sleep on The Alphabet Sunday.
Lance Stephenson – MEM vs PHO – $4,000 (EARLY) – Lance sure can dance and he has been solid in his stint with Memphis producing 20+ DraftKings points in four of his last five games. The Suns are a mess right now and Stephenson thrives in chaotic games. He is a fine discount dandy in all formats for the early games.
Corey Brewer – HOU at TOR – $3,600 – We are going to need some discounted value in the later games and Brewer is a VERY under-the-radar option that could be a tournament difference maker. The Rockets are coming off a game Saturday night and even though they have most everyone healthy, there is a good chance one or two of their back-end rotation players end up sitting on Sunday. Brewer has tallied 20+ DraftKings points in three of his last four games and he should be in the mix for similar production north of the border in this matchup.
Draymond Green – GS at LAL – $8,500 (EARLY) – While I cannot in good conscience recommend Stephen Curry in a likely route, I can feel more confident with Draymond Green at a significant discount and the Warriors potentially giving Green a shot at adding to his league leading eleven triple doubles. Keep in mind that this is the first game of a three in four stretch for the Warriors, however, in the next two they are hosting the Orlando Magic and the Utah Jazz so there are really no worries there. Dray Dray should see around 30 minutes in this game and it will be surprising if he scores anything less than a delicious forty burger.
Kenneth Faried – DEN vs DAL – $6,000 – Your guess is as good as mine to know if Faried will be in the good graces of the Denver coaching staff on Sunday. If he is, he is ABSOLUTELY in play after averaging 15.0ppg, 8.5rpg and 2.5 combined blocks/steals for 30.4 DraftKings points in the first two meetings between these two teams.
Richaun Holmes – PHI at MIA – $3,500 – There are not a lot of options at power forward in the late games, so we will likely be left choosing between Holmes and teammate Carl Landry – $3,000 who will both be in play with Jahlil Okafor or Nerlens Noel already ruled out on Sunday after both missed Friday’s affair against Miami. While Holmes had the better performance, it was only because he had a late surge and Landry could not avoid foul trouble. Both deserve consideration and the edge will go to whomever is starting in this reprisal matchup.
Hassan Whiteside – MIA vs PHI – $8,400 – Whiteside is likely to be the most popular option at the center position and in the late contests with good reason. Since the All-Star Break, in eight games, GOATside is averaging 18.5ppg, 15.5rpg and 4.6 combined blocks/steals for an outstanding 48.6 DraftKings points. He hung 50.8 on the 76ers in this same matchup in Philly on Friday and he has five games of 50+ fantasy points since the break. Fade at your own risk.
Alex Len – PHO at MEM – $6,100 – In the four games since replacement coach Earl Watson decided to hitch his wagon to Alex Len, he has averaged 36.0mpg and 42.8 DraftKings points on the strength of 20.8ppg and 14.0rpg. Memphis is without Marc Gasol so there really is no additional analysis needed, just play Len.
Jonas Valanciunis – TOR vs HOU – $5,100 – This is a steal for a matchup against the disinterested Houston Rockets frontcourt and in the late game set, Big Val could actually end up being overlooked. He is a terrific option in all formats on the three game evening slate.