Jrue Holiday is absolutely scorching right now. The Pelicans PG is averaging 52.6 DK PPG in his last three games thank to being a contributor in all five categories. Holiday will be an appealing option against Washington with this game expected to be be played a breakneck pace. Holiday has extreme home/road splits, averaging 10 DK points more per game in New Orleans with comparable minutes. There are appealing options on both sides of Holiday’s salary so I wonder if he will be overlooked on this slate.
There is no doubt plenty of turmoil in Chicago but it hasn’t negatively impacted Dwyane Wade this week. Sure, he came off the bench and only scored 29 DraftKings points on Friday night, but I am willing to overlook that game. He will be back to his normal starting role and workload on Sunday against the Sixers. In the last three games that Wade started, he scored 47.75, 49.25 and 58.5 DraftKings points, which would be plenty at this price tag tonight. The Sixers have obviously played much better basketball this month, but are still susceptible to allowing big time performances from opponents. Wade will look to replicate his 43 DraftKings points in only 28 minutes in their first meeting.
Paul George is the beneficiary of an excellent matchup tonight, which we will get to in a second. Let’s start with his three straight 30+ scoring games which is the first time he has accomplished that feat this season. That has produced an average of 46.5 DK PPG in that stretch and his price hasn’t moved a dollar since the 23rd. Tonight the Pacers will battle the Houston Rockets which is shaping up to be an absolute barn-burner. These are two of the fastest teams in the league in terms of possessions and both allow more points to opponents than the league average.
No Joel Embiid for the Sixers tonight, which allows you to take your pick of the Sixers front court options. Both Nerlens Noel and Richaun Holmes will be popular options. Noel had two massive nights in his last two without JoJo in the lineup. Nerlens poured in 37.25 and 46 DraftKings points in his absence. He’s the rare combination of elite blocks and elite steals. If he’s going to also tack on a points/rebounds double-double then he is going to be an excellent play each night that Embiid sits. I’m slightly partial to Holmes who is just too much fun to watch. This dude is high energy on both ends of the court and tallied 20.5 and 24.25 in the last two without Embiid. He’s more high risk, with volatile minutes, but he cannot be overlooked tonight.
Ehhhh, you should probably buy Nene Hilario right now. His minutes are trending up (16, 22, 27 in L3) and he’s rewarding his owners. Those last three games have produced 23.25, 35.5 and 32 DraftKings points. He’s stuffing the stat sheet in multiple categories and wreaking havoc on opposing defenses. Have I mentioned that hes nearly min-priced at $3,200? If he sees 20+ minutes again tonight in this matchup with Indy, he has legit 10x upside.