The price on Kemba Walker just doesn’t feel right. He will benefit from the pricing being released before his monster game last night. In that contest, Walker dropped a 31-10-5 line on the Knicks. He also tallied 45 DraftKings points on Wednesday against the Warriors so Walker is definitely feelin’ it right now. His usage rates are off the charts as he carries this Hornets offense. He’s launched 23, 24 and 29 shots in his last three and will return home tonight, where Kemba is four points better per game, to battle the Sacramento Kings.
Austin Rivers is an interesting option as his price begins to stabilize. Rivers is coming off two solid games in a row, scoring 27 and 20 real points. He’s playing monster minutes (80 in L2) and I believe he will actually benefit from Blake Griffin being back in the lineup. That will alleviate the pressure for Rivers to be the #1 scoring option, but the entire offense will still run through the point guard. The Warriors fast pace should allow for plenty of possessions in this game. With Stephen Curry questionable for tonight, Shaun Livingston might be tasked with defending Rivers. That would be a slight upgrade for Rivers as Livingston owns a 108 DRTG compared to Curry’s 105.
This is a fairly deep pull, but T.J. Warren is on my radar tonight. Remember that before his head injury this season, Warren was an excellent fantasy option on a nightly basis. He was essentially a one DK point per minute player. Since then, he’s averaging seven MPG less and nine less PPG. So, why am I optimistic? Well, Warren is coming off 41 big minutes on Thursday night where he dropped a 21-8 line, for 33.5 DraftKings points. I am hoping he can parlay that into another solid outing in a matchup with Denver which is dripping with potential fantasy points. There are few guys at the shallow SF position who can offer as much upside.
You like home/road splits? Then look no further than Karl-Anthony Towns. Towns is a solid player on the road, averaging 41.9 DK PPG this season, but he pumps that up to a massive 51 DK PPG at home, where he will be tonight. Take that for what it’s worth. but that’s one of the largest discrepancies of any player in the league. Entering tonight, Towns has scored 58+ DK points in three of his last four and is going to be drooling in this matchup with Brooklyn, who has had no answer for anyone in the paint this season.
Jusuf Nurkic will certainly be popular tonight as he is thrust into action against the Suns. Nurkic has spent most of the past few weeks riding the pine with the emergence of Nikola Jokic. However, Jokic injured his hip and will not be suiting up for tonight. That leaves Nurkic with plenty of minutes tonight. He has played 20+ minutes on 18 different occasions this season and is averaging 29.4 DK PPG in those contests. Such a game tonight would result in 6.8x value at this price tag.