Editor’s Note: Andrew Wiggins (personal) will not play tonight vs. the Wizards, per Chris Hine of the Star Tribune. Karl-Anthony Towns ($10,000) becomes the top cash-game option.
This has been a theme all season, but center is again the strongest spot on tonight’s eight-game slate. Here we will go over some good options for cash games, which are 50/50’s and Double-Up contests on DraftKings. These players will likely carry high ownership, but are in good spots to return value on their salary. Let’s dive into some of the picks.
Domantas Sabonis, IND at HOU, $8,700
So the Rockets are going to be without Clint Capela (concussion) for tonight’s game, which means Tyson Chandler ($4,000) is slated to start and play big minutes. The 37-year-old will have his hands full trying to deal with Sabonis down low. The Pacers big man has returned value in seven straight games, topping 40 DraftKings fantasy points in each contest. He’s got five straight double-doubles and looks poised to extend that streak tonight.
Andre Drummond, DET at CHA, $8,600
Speaking of double-doubles ... Drummond’s streak of consecutive double-doubles to start the season ended last game vs. the Heat. Before that, the big man had 11 straight to kick off 2019-20. The thing that stands out for Drumm is his price is the lowest point since early in the season, so realistically it’ll be easier for him to hit 5x value with around 45 DKFP. The Hornets have Cody Zeller to throw at Drummond, but overall, Charlotte is an easier matchup for the Pistons overall. I think Drummond gets back on track tonight.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, OKC vs. PHI, $5,900
SGA’s price is way down for a matchup vs. the Sixers in a game expected to be low scoring. DraftKings likely figured this is a tough draw vs. Ben Simmons and Co, for Gilgeous-Alexander, so that’s why his price dropped $1,100 from last game. But still, SGA will likely play a ton of minutes if the game is close (which lines indicate, PHI -3.5) and it wouldn’t take much for him to return value here.
Draymond Green, GSW vs. BOS, $5,300
Talk about another player we’re used to seeing priced higher. Draymond is insanely low given the Warriors struggles and his own. He was hovering around $7K for a while, then missed a few games and has since underperformed in tough matchups. The Celtics aren’t as strong defensively and lack depth in the front court, which has them in the bottom five in the NBA in terms of rebounding rate. I think if the Dubs can keep this one somewhat close (which is a stretch I know), Green wouldn’t have to do much to return value for cash games and is even a very viable tournament option.