Friday is already shaping up to be, well normal I guess. Doubling the games from last night, we have 10 games on this Friday slate.
We already have the Boston Celtics dealing with COVID issues and Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant are out again for the Brooklyn Nets. We will also be looking for injury news on Stephen Curry, Christian Wood, De’Aaron Fox and the Los Angeles Lakers tandem.
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Top of the Key
Caris LeVert ($7,400 DK / $6,800 FD) at Memphis Grizzlies
It is looking for another highly owned night for LeVert, but it’s almost impossible to get off him at this price point.
Brooklyn has been surprisingly good when Durant and Irving are out of the lineup and LeVert is one of the reasons why.
With those two off the court, LeVert carries a 35.8 usage percentage and an 18 DraftKings fantasy point increase per 48 minutes.
Yesterday, he logged 32 minutes and attempted 25 field goals while dishing out 10 assists.
There is a good chance I might lock LeVert into all my lineup and just move on.
Jayson Tatum ($9,200 DK / $9,400 FD) vs. Washington Wizards
Boston is dealing with a COVID issue right now along with injuries to Kemba Walker and Jeff Teague. Tatum has been logging a ton of minutes lately as he has played 37 or more in three of his past four contests and that should continue tonight.
Tatum is in a great matchup against the Wizards defense against the position tonight as they let Danny Green put up 35.75 DK FP last time out.
I would expect Tatum and his team-high 29.5 usage percent to put up huge numbers tonight.
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.
Daniel Theis ($4,300 DK / $4,300 FD) at Washington Wizards – Theis should be a fairly popular play tonight as much of the Boston frontcourt is out. He draws a dream matchup against Washington as they are getting destroyed by centers this year.
Chris Chiozza ($3,000 DK / $3,600 FD) at Memphis Grizzlies – Only played 16 minutes last night but ended up taking nine shots. At this price I am willing to take a shot to get some high priced guys in lineups today.
Cole Anthony ($5,000 DK / $5,000 FD) at Houston Rockets – I wish his price was a little cheaper, but I still think we can take advantage of this price before it rises. With Markelle Fultz out for the year and Michael Carter-Williams out tonight, Anthony could push 30 minutes in pace up spot for the Magic.
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