SF/PF: Kawhi Leonard: (9,300)
Tonight, The Warriors come into Toronto, to face The Raptors, in a clash between the best of The East and West. The Raptors are favored by nine points on their home floor, but I think Kevin Durant and The Dubs, keep this game close throughout.
Leonard’s minutes should be high and in the 10 games he has suited up for this season, that have had a single digit spread, The Klaw is scoring 45.4 DK PPG. Furthermore, he has always played well vs KD and company, averaging 47 DK PPG in his last four meetings with the two time defending champs. At a slight discount, I think this an opportune time to roster Leonard in this highly anticipated game.
PF: Marvin Bagley: (5,300)
Bagley has finally been let off his leash. He isn’t the starter, but he has been the primary Kings’ PF, playing 28.9 MPG in his last five. The promising rookie hasn’t disappointed (34 DK PPG) and tonight, he will be competing in the highest O/U game total of Thursday night (235 points), vs The Clippers.
This is a nice matchup for him, with The Clippers allowing the 7th most RPG this season. (1.93 opponent +/-) He is averaging 1.1 DK PPM and in 25-30 minutes, Bagley should easily out produce this silly price tag.
PG: Quinn Cook: (4,800)
Following a 26 DK point night vs The Magic on Monday, DraftKings has decreased Cook’s price $300. Maybe they thought Steph Curry (groin) would be back? But, the All-Star PG will remain sidelined until Saturday night, making Cook an awesome value for this three game slate.
He is averaging 26.5 DK PPG in these past six without Curry and Draymond Green (out, toe) and tonight, he should see 30+ minutes in this tilt vs The East’s best Raptors. (1.64 opponent +/-) He is averaging 0.97 DK PPM sans Curry/Green and should produce 25+ DK points as a starter in this big game.
PG: Darren Collison: (4,700)
With Victor Oladipo (knee) out, Collison has stepped up his game for The Pacers. He just scored 35.75 DK points in 32.1 minutes on Tuesday vs The Suns and he is now generating 36 DK PPG across his last two.
He is averaging 0.85 DK PPM with Oladipo off the floor and if he logs 30+ again, which I don’t see why he wouldn’t (LAL -5), Collison will likely exceed five times value, with a ceiling close to 40, in this prime matchup vs The Lakers. (3.14 opponent +/-) Collison and Cook are two of the best point per dollar values of the night and I will be utilizing both PGs in the same lineup.
SF/PF: Kevin Durant: (11,000)
Leonard is one of, if not the, toughest individual matchup in the league, but KD has been stellar in his last three games. (71 DK PPG) Green and Curry will still be out and even in this difficult of a spot, I still think KD cracks five times value, in this type of game environment.
PF/C: Montrezl Harrell: (7,600)
Harrell is still dominating second units, scoring 41.5 DK PPG off the bench in his last five. This matchup vs The Kings is outstanding for bigs (3.57 opponent +/-) and Harrell should eclipse 35 DK points, behind a double double. (The Kings are allowing the 2nd most RPG)
PF/C: Domantas Sabonis: (7,500)
It’s crazy to think we are paying this much for a bench player, but that’s how good Sabonis has been recently. (43.7 DK PPG in his last three) Even at a higher price, Sabonis is viable in this dream spot vs Lakers. (3.88 opponent +/-)
SG: Klay Thompson: (7,400)
Thompson’s role has been steady without Curry and Green. (39 DK PPG) The Raptors have been tough on outside shooters (9th least made 3PPG), but Thompson should still be able to approach five times value.
SF/PF: Danilo Gallinari: (6,500)
Following a rough patch, Gallo has been hot in his last three (43.5 DK PPG), and his price tag doesn’t reflect this in anyway.
PF/C: Serge Ibaka: (5,500)
Ibaka has put up back to back down games (21.75 DK PPG), but before this, he had topped 30 DK points in six straight. Also, without Green, this Warriors’ defense has struggled inside. (2.57 opponent +/-)
SG/SF: Bogdan Bogdanovic: (5,200)
Bogdanovic averaging 26.5 DK PPG in his last five and is a fine value play that gives you another share of this slate high total.
SF/PF: Thaddeus Young: (4,500)
Young has scored at least 20 DK points in five of his last six games and he should accomplish this again, playing up in pace vs The Lakers. (5.7 possession increase)
C: Boban Marjanovic: (3,500)
Boban would be a must play if Marcin Gortat (questionable, back) was out. He missed last night’s game vs The Suns and Boban drew the start. In only 19 minutes, he delivered a 12/12 double double. (29 DK points) This human giant is scoring 1.44 DK PPM this season and if he started, he would present a floor around 20 points, with ceiling over 40, against this weak Kings’ defense. (3.72 opponent +/-)
*Please note most of these stats are from FantasyLabs.com