Update (6:50 PM) - Wagner is going back to the 2nd unit and as his minutes are questionable, we made some adjustments. Image is updated. Good Luck!
Update (6:38 PM) - Hi Everyone! Made some adjustments to the lineup. Image is updated! Good Luck!
We had a solid lineup last night as although we fell just short in our GPP’s, our 274.25-point performance was enough to cash in all our 50/50’s. Leading the way for our team was Andre Drummond (45.5 points), Bobby Portis (42.25 points), De’Aaron Fox (42 points), Tomas Satoransky (39.0 points) and Jaylen Brown (38.25 points).
Let’s keep the winning going as we have an exciting 7-game NBA DraftKings slate that starts at 7:00pm.
It’s an interesting slate when trying to put a lineup together as there is a ton of potential value out their depending on injured/rested players.
The CHI/LAL game has me very intrigued as we already know that Zach LaVine is doubtful and we saw some great value with the Lakers against the Celtics with Johnathan Williams & Moritz Wagner. As of right now, I think Arcidiacono & Wagner are great value picks at just $3,300 each as Arcidiacono will most likely get the start if LaVine is out and although Kuzma might be back for the Lakers tonight, I think that will have more an effect on Williams than Wagner who had averaged over 30 minutes per game in his last two contests. With the salary relief we get from this, we easily can roster Otto Porter Jr. & Lauri Markkanen who both have to potential for monster nights against the Lakers defense.
Luka Doncic is currently questionable due to a knee injury and if he isn’t able to go, you have to like the value that Jalen Brunson and Tim Hardaway Jr. bring to the table. Brunson has seen 30+ minutes in each of his last three games and I think he is undervalued currently if he is going to consistently see that amount of time. Hardaway Jr. has been struggling as of late and we don’t have him in our lineup currently however, if Doncic is out, he could be solid value as I would expect him to put up 15-20 shots and is going against a Spurs defense that has struggled on the road. I also like Maxi Kleber who played 30 minutes in his first game back from injury and put up 34.75 DraftKings points with a double-double against Houston on Sunday.
Minnesota’s Taj Gibson will be a must-play if we find out that Karl Anthony-Towns is out again. If both Towns & Wiggins is out, Keita Bates-Diop has solid value as in this last two games he is averaging 35 mpg while posting performances of 23.25 DraftKings points & 35.5 DraftKings points. The match-up is a tough one at Denver, but it’s hard to argue with the number of minutes these two will see if Anthony-Towns & Wiggins are out again.
Cleveland’s frontcourt is in shambles tonight as Kevin Love (rest) has already been ruled out, Nance Jr. & Thompson are questionable and who knows the status of Marquese Chriss after trading punches with Serge Ibaka last night. Depending on how this plays out, Ante Zizic could get all the minutes he can handle and Larry Nance Jr. might become a nice pick if he is able to go and Thompson & Chriss are out. I also don’t mind Cedi Osman/Colin Sexton as they should have pretty high usage rates tonight. The good news with this situation is that the Cavs start at 7:00pm so we should know what’s going to happen here prior to tip off.
When it comes to the Milwaukee game, we do know as of know that Giannis Antetokounmpo has one of the best match-ups on the slate and with the money you can save elsewhere it shouldn’t be too hard to get Antetokounmpo and Middleton in your lineups tonight if you want to go in that direction. New Orleans has been competitive as of late and if they can keep this game close, I see both Antetokounmpo/Middleton having big nights.
As always, I’ll be back taking a long look later in the day as the slate gets closer and I’ll post any adjustments by 6:30pm. If there are any really last-minute changes (which always happens basically every NBA slate…haha), I’ll post the image directly to my Twitter account (@BrettCU05).
Have a great Tuesday everyone!