PG Dennis Schroder – 7,700 FD & 7,200 DK
Dennis Schroder has a nice matchup in a game where Kent Bazemore has a poor
matchup. This typically results in Schroder taking control of Atlanta’s offense. Schroder faces Reggie Jackson, a player that I am never worried about on the defensive end of the court.
Other GPP PG Option(s): Spencer Dinwiddie & Yogi Ferrell / J.J Barea (GPP)
SG Wesley Matthews – 5,100 FD & 4,600 DK
While most people are on Klay Thompson tonight, I will be going against the grain, investing in Wesley Matthews at lower ownership. Yes, Klay is at a reasonable price and has a usage uptick with Steph Curry, Draymond Green & Zaza Pachulia injured but for his value, Matthews is in a nice spot against a damaged Warriors team. Wesley Matthews might not have the highest ceiling but his floor is high and his price is low for what he is – 35 minutes on the floor defending Klay Thompson.
Other GPP SG Option(s): Courtney Lee
SF Lebron James – 12,600 FD & 11,900 DK
While most are on KD, I’m on LBJ. He actually has a much more favorable matchup than KD (despite his usage increase). Wesley Matthews and Harrison Barnes are very capable defenders, this is not as simple as it seems. I am avoiding these players because of their expected high ownership.
Other GPP SF Option(s): DeMarre Carroll & Omri Casspi (GPP)
PF Kristaps Porzingis – 10,200 FD & 9,600 DK
Simply the highest floor at a weak position. Your paying for it but he is in a great matchup.
Other GPP PF Option(s): Tobias Harris & Jordan Bell and/or Maxi Kleber (GPP)
C Andre Drummond – 11,400 FD & 9.300 DK
Lock him in if you have the money, done deal. Best play of the night. The Center position is the best on slate in terms of raw points, i.e. take multiple Center’s on Draft Kings!
Other GPP Center Option(s): Enes Kanter & Kevin Love