How’s it going everyone. Alex here, and I am back with my DraftKings NBA sleeper picks for February 6th, 2017. Tuesday night’s slate is a very small slate with only three games to attack. Be sure to follow all the injury news up until the 7:00 PM EST lock tonight, to see if any new injury news comes up. As always if any of these picks help you win or if you need any advice, let me know or on Twitter. Hunta512.
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PG/SG: Sean Kilpatrick: (4,300) Kilpatrick has regained his role as The Nets primary scorer off the bench, averaging 28.25 DK points over the last two games. On Sunday with rookie SF Caris LeVert out (knee), Kilpatrick led this second unit with a 23.5% usage rate, scoring 26.25 DK points in a high 32 minutes off the bench. LeVert has already been ruled out for tonight, which should keep Kilpatrick in a 30+ minute role tonight vs The Hornets, who give up the 13th most DK points to opposing SGs this season.
So far this year when Jeremy Lin (hamsting), LeVert (knee), Yogi Ferrell (released, singed by The Mavs), and Quincy Acy (ankle) have all been off the floor, Kilpatrick is posting a great 25.9% usage rate, and scoring 0.9 DK points per minute. He has had a very up and down season, but when he sees a usage of at least 23%, he is averaging 24.39 DK points, in a sample size of 29 games. With the usage I am expecting he should score around 25 DK points, with 30 point upside tonight. His PG/SG eligibility makes him a very flexible option that is easy to fit in tonight at only $4,300.
PF: Dwight Powell: (3,200) Powell was very active last night in an increased role off the bench with center Andrew Bogut out (hamstring), filling up the stat sheet with 14 points, four rebounds, two assists, two blocks, and two steals vs The Nuggets (30 DK points). He was the main big man off the bench for The Mavs, with back up center Salah Mejri only logging seven minutes in the loss. Coach Carlisle has been tricky with his rotations, but with Bogut already ruled out, Powell should play 20+ minutes again tonight after his impressive performance on Monday night.
In the five games this season Deron Williams (toe), J.J. Barea (calf), and Bogut (hamstring) have all missed, Powell is averaging a solid 19.7 DK points in 18.5 minutes a game. If the minutes are there, he should have another good game in a dream matchup vs The Blazers, who allow the most DK points to PFs this year, with a high current opponent +/- of 3.6 points. If Powell sees a workload similar to last night, he should hit five times value, with 20-25 DK point upside vs this weak defense. With only three games tonight, Powell is a great GPP flier, that could really pay off, with a low expected ownership of only 2-4%. (via Fantasy Labs)
C: Clint Capela: (5,300) The Rockets front court minutes have been all over the place this season, but Capela has now logged over 30 minutes in two straight games. The minutes have led to great success, with him scoring 38.25 DK points vs The Hawks, and 26.75 DK points vs The Bulls. It’s unclear why he has seen more minutes in these two games, but I think if Capela is still starting, there’s a good chance he tops 30 minutes again vs The Magic. This is a terrific match-up for him with The Magic currently having an opponent +/- of 4.42 points, and allowing the 3rd most DK points to centers so far this year.
Capela is a very productive fantasy player scoring 1.12 DK points per minute, and if he sees 30+ mintues again tonight, it’s hard not seeing him score over 25 DK points in this matchup. He definitely is a risky option with how unpredictable Coach D’Antoni has been managing these Rockets centers, but if he is the confirmed starter, he is a very viable option after the numbers he has put up in these past two games. It’s hard to predict what his ownership will be, but at $5,300, he is a solid GPP play, that gives you exposure to this Rockets Magic game that has the highest total of the night, at 223 points.
Also Consider: D.J. Augustin (Jeff Green is out), Yogi Ferrell (nice matchup vs The Blazers, Deron Williams is doubftul), Trevor Booker, Jeremy Lamb (only $3,100), Frank Kaminsky (better if Zeller is still out), Marvin Williams, Aaron Gordon, Justin Hamilton (should see more minutes with Acy out), and Ryan Anderson.