We kick off the week with a nice sized seven game slate and like always, there is a lot of injury news we need to monitor.
Lock for Monday is at the normal 6:00 CT time with three games tipping off within a half hour followed by one 8:00 PM start and three 9:00 tips to round out the evening.
The Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings have by far the highest game total as it currently sits as a massive 242.5 game total even with Kevin Durant out.
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Top of the Key
Jimmy Butler ($8,200 DK / $8,900 FD) at Los Angeles Clippers
I really like Butler’s price on DraftKings today as his recent production does not add up to his price tag.
Since his return eight games ago, Butler has scored 45 or more DraftKings fantasy points in seven of those contests including a 56 and 58 point performance last week.
He has been the focal point of the team over the past five games with a usage rate of 27.2% and racking up 1.44 DKFP and FD FP per minute.
The Clippers are already without Paul George and possibly Kawhi Leonard for the second straight game, which is a huge defensive loss which greatly benefits Butler.
Julius Randle ($8,700 DK / $8,600 FD) vs. Atlanta Hawks
Randle draws one of the best matchups on the slate tonight and hopes to duplicate his performance against them earlier in the season.
In that game, Randle nearly missed a triple double with 17 points and nine rebounds en route to a 63 DK FP performance.
His minutes have been down the past two games due to blowout, but he was seeing consistent high-30’s over the past few weeks.
For the season, the Knicks big man leads the team with a usage rate of 27.5% while contributing 1.25 DK FP and 1.20 FD FP per minute.
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.
Bradley Beal ($8,900 DK / $9,800 FD) vs. Houston Rockets – Russell Westbrook is expected to sit tonight and if he does I’ll have my fair share of Beal.
Lou Williams ($6,400 DK / $6,600 FD) vs. Miami Heat – Sweet Lou had a massive game last night with Leonard out. If he misses again, Williams becomes a core play.
Jarrett Allen ($6,700 DK / $6,900 FD) at Golden State Warriors – With Andre Drummond out of the picture along with other frontcourt injuries for Cleveland, Allen should see somewhere near 30 minutes.
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