Really tough slate for PGs. You can pay the obscene price for James Harden on the short slate or flock to Yogi Ferrell at $6,000. This price is flying up the charts for Yogi but he’s been playing on a 10-day contract and filling it up for his owners. He’s scored 26.5, 38.25, 25.25 and 45.5 DraftKings points in his last four games. Ferrell continued his solid play last night with a 15-5-2-2-1 line for the Mavs in a blowout. That highest scoring game was his career best against the Trail Blazers who allow the most points to opposing guards in the league. He faces them again tonight.
Kemba Walker has really struggled against Brooklyn this season, averaging only 33.2 DK PPG in three meetings, despite it being one of the best matchups he could ask for. His team, Nicolas Batum on the other hand, has prospered in those contests, averaging 40.3 DK PPG. Batum is a well rounded player who can contribute in all five categories, but he comes with some significant risk. He’s a volatile player, but will garner plenty of my shares on this short slate.
Should be interesting to see the ownership on Serge Ibaka tonight. He was dominating last week, scoring 40+ in three straight games and just when everyone got on the bandwagon, he lays a complete dud for 10 DraftKings points. Fantasy owners are prone to recency bias, so they may be avoiding Ibaka despite how good he has been recently. Ibaka is a double-double threat every night with multi-block upside. He will benefit from additional possessions in a game with Houston that should have plenty of points scored.
I’m buying both Hornets centers in Frank Kaminsky and Miles Plumlee. In an exchange of big men, the Hornets acquired Plumlee and shipped away both Spencer Hawes and Roy Hibbert to Milwaukee. With Cody Zeller out, the Hornets only have two options in the paint which are, you guessed it, Kaminsky and Plumlee. Kaminksy has a higher upside with the ability to shoot threes. However, it’s hard to overlook Plumlee who is min-priced and will likely play around 20 minutes of action. It’s a great matchup for both with Brooklyn.