It’d probably be wise to start this game stack with a little guy named Luka Doncic ($10,300), who is averaging nearly a triple-double on the season. The MVP candidate is reaching James Harden levels of fantasy basketball relevance in 2019-20. He’s posted at least 56 DraftKings fantasy points in four straight, including two performances of 70+ FPTS. He’s essentially doing early LeBron James type of things. Until his price climbs to around where Harden is (the $12K range) I think he’s a must-play on most slates.
If you can believe it, the Raptors actually play up in pace more so than Dallas. Toronto ranks 11th in pace at 105.3 compared to the Mavs, who are down at 23rd. So if anything, this matchup helps Doncic and Dallas. Pascal Siakam ($9,200) is the obvious anchor on the Raps side. Siakam is seeing huge minutes with Kyle Lowry out, topping 40 in each of the past three games. With Lowry out, Fred VanVleet ($7,100) has taken over as the starting point guard and is thriving, dropping at least 52 DKFP in two of the past three. Like Siakam, VanVleet is also playing a ton for Nick Nurse averaging 38.5 minutes per game.
As far as values are concerned, Normal Powell ($4,400) is hovering around $5K in salary and is starting and playing a lot. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson ($5,400) has stepped up with Serge Ibaka and OG Anunoby sidelined. On the Mavs side, Kristaps Porzingis ($7,000) has been priced down and is a good GPP play. Same goes for Seth Curry ($3,100) who has a high ceiling and is in the starting five. I also don’t mind Tim Hardaway Jr. ($4,100), who has returned value on his salary in each of the past eight games.