When I see stuff about the DFS industry I always try to pass it along. This is a nice read if you have the time. With the holiday coming up I hope everyone has a safe and nice Thanksgiving.
On Saturday night we have a decent 9 game slate:
I don’t think you have to pay the John Wall ($9,600) price tag tonight at PG. Kyle Lowry ($7,800) is going up against Kyrie Irving ($8,800) who doesn’t really like to play defense. I think Lowry is a bit under priced and with a O/U around 211, it’s nice to get a stud PG in a game like this.
Mario Chalmers ($5,800) has been really good the last four games with Dwyane Wade out. Averaging 35.5 mins, 19 ppg, and 32.56 Draft Kings points over that span. The match up against Orlando is just OK on paper but for a PG under 6k getting those kind of minutes sign me up.
Tony Wroten ($5,600) started at SG on Friday night. If he keeps starting then you can’t pass up the price here.
Flip Saunders finally wised up and decided to start Mo Williams ($4,700). He faces a Kings team that isn’t good at stopping the PG. Even though his price as risen he is still a nice value.
I am not seeing much value as of right now at SG. That could change as we get closer to gametime. If you want to pay up then James Harden ($10,200) is your man in a fast paced game against Dallas.
If you want some cheap exposure under 6k on the Knicks against the 76ers then J.R. Smith ($5,700) and Iman Shumpert ($5,200) are fine plays. Both didn’t play good last game against the Timberwolves but the 76ers coming to town is a good cure for a bad last game.
I don’t like Bradley Beal’s price tag ($6,200) if he continues to come off the bench and get under 30 minutes.
Also, if Popovich decides to sit Manu Ginobili on the 2nd game of a back-to-back then Danny Green ($4,600) is a nice punt option
Carmelo Anthony ($9,500) is playing at home against the winless 76ers that are dreadful at guarding SF’s. When I target Melo I like to play him on Draft Kings because it’s a non-efficiency site. If you don’t want to pay up for LeBron James ($10,200), Melo saves you money in a great match up.
San Antonio will be on the second half of a back-to-back.
With Kevin Martin sidelined with a broken wrist, Corey Brewer ($5,200) is a bit more then I would like to spend for him. Andrew Wiggins ($4,500) and Shabazz Muhammad ($4,500) are better values but I’m not crazy about any of these three players.
If you’re looking to save salary to get in a stud or two in the lineup then P.J. Tucker ($3,600) is a nice option. Coming off of a 30 min, 27.25 Draft Kings points against the Pistons on Wednesday and backed it up with another nice game Friday night against the high school team we call the 76ers.
There isn’t much to like about this position tonight. It’s Anthony Davis and his nosebleed price tag of ($11,400) or a bunch of players I really don’t like. Maybe some news at tip off will change some things.
I think Kevin Love is overpriced at ($8,600).
I like Tim Duncan ($8,100) if he plays but if he doesn’t suit up on the second game of a back-to-back then Boris Diaw ($5,000) is another punt option at PF.
If Dwight Howard is out then Tarik Black ($4,300) should start for him. He played 35 mins last time out. I wouldn’t expect much more than the 19 Draft Kings points he had last game when he started. It’s a tough match up against Tyson Chandler.
DeMarcus Cousins ($10,300) continues to play at a high level. The Timberwolves don’t have anyone who can slow him down. Now if you’re paying up for Anthony Davis it’s going to be hard to fit Boogie in.
A nice pivot at a lower price is Nikola Vucevic at ($8,600). He has been a rock solid producer in the high 30’s to low 40’s Draft Kings points pretty much all year long. Play him with confidence.
Get over to Draft Kings and get in on some NBA action. They have games at all different price points.
Don’t forget to check twitter for any late scratches and player news. As always you can catch me on twitter @realdaddybigs or leave a comment below. Good luck this weekend in your games.