As if it seems that the NBA season is hanging on by a thread, we already have one game postponed and another game extremely short handed tonight.
For those of you that play on FanDuel, you won’t have to worry about the Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers game as it is not included on the slate. DraftKings slate includes all six games today beginning at 6:00 CT.
There is an extensive list of either injured or quarantined players, however, the Denver Nuggets, Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors look like the healthiest of the bunch. It should be another wild night leading up until lock!
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Top of the Key
Andre Drummond ($9,100 DK / $9,900 FD) vs. Utah Jazz
Drummond has been logging a ton of minutes over his past three games with a number of Cavilers down due to injury. During that time, he has averaged 37.6 minutes while attempting 59 total shots.
Interesting enough, he has actually been running the point guard position at times, as they are so shorthanded.
It has not affected his involvement however has he has recorded double-digit rebounds in all of their games this season. This should not come as a surprise as he leads the team with a 26.8% rebounding opportunity rate.
On the season, the Cleveland big man has a 31.8 usage rate and averages 1.45 DraftKings and 1.47 FanDuel fantasy points per minute. With Darius Garland and Collin Sexton ruled out tonight, he should continue his dominance.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ($8,000 DK / $8,500 FD) vs. San Antonio Spurs
If you have not noticed, SGA has been on a tear lately. He has now gone for 50 or more DK FP in his past three games as his shooting has finally came around.
He still leads the team with a 26.6% usage rate and has also added a solid floor with strong peripheral numbers. Over his past five games, he has averaged 6.8 assists and 5.6 rebounds.
Looking at lineup construction tonight, if I am going the balanced route, SGA will be one of my building blocks.
Here are a few players and situations I will be keeping my eye that could be in good spots depending on how news breaks or players I will look into a little throughout the day.
Precious Achiuwa ($3,100 DK / N/A FD) at Philadelphia 76ers – It is possible the rookie steps into the starting lineup today at just over the minimum price. Everyone on Miami should log a decent amount of minutes tonight due to having a limited number of active players. He could be a popular value play today.
Trey Lyles ($3,300 DK / 3,600 FD) at Oklahoma City Thunder – Played 35 minutes in his start last time out but only was able to put up 21 DK FP. If he cracks the starting lineup again I will have some shares at his price.
Malcom Brogdon ($8,600 DK / $8,400 FD) at Golden State Warriors – I have interest in Brogdon either way tonight but if Victor Oladipo sits for rest, the Pacers point guard becomes one of my priority plays on this slate.
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