As we roll into hump day, Wednesday brings us another 10-game slate with four teams on the second game of their back to back.
We will have to monitor some rest candidates in Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
The game totals are not anywhere close to what we seen yesterday, but eight of the ten games are projected to eclipse 220.
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Top of the Key
Jimmy Butler ($8,400 DK / $8,500 FD) vs. Washington Wizards
Since returning from missing ten games due to health and safety protocols, Butler has picked up right where he left off last year in the bubble.
What is surprising to me is that he has played 34 and 37 minutes in his two games back and has eclipsed the 50 DraftKings fantasy points against Sacramento and Charlotte.
Also in those games, he has a team-high 33.5% usage rate while racking up 1.43 DK FP and 1.45 FD FP.
Butler torched the Wizards for 59.9 DK FP back on January 9, and we have a good possibility that can happen again.
Kris Middleton ($8,200 DK / $7,900 FD) vs. Indiana Pacers
Middleton continues to show his consistency as he has posted 40 or more DK points in six of the past ten games despite only playing 25 minutes Monday in a blowout victory against Portland.
On the season, Middleton averages 32.2 minutes per contest and produces 1.24 DK FP and 1.19 FD FP with a 24.1% usage rate. He has also connected on 51.7% of his field goal attempts.
Indiana has been leaking oil as of late to small forwads allowing them 41.35 DK FP over the past five games.
With Milwaukee projected the highest scoring team on the slate at 120.5, I am going to want some exposure to them and Middleton is my preferred target 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.
Hamidou Diallo ($4,500 DK / $4,300 FD) and Theo Maledon ($4,300 DK / $4,800 FD) vs. Houston Rockets – I can see both these guys being fairly popular tonight with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and George Hill out as their minutes should benefit the most. Both have also has some impressive performances this season already with Diallo having two 40-plus point games to his name.
Jarrett Allen ($6,500 DK / 7,000 FD) vs. Los Angeles Clippers – Allen went absolute bonkers with 58 DK FP last game without Drummond. I try not to target anyone against the Clippers, but if Drummond sits again today with back issues, I will go right back to Allen.
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