I know it’s early to be targeting Paul George ($7,900) in DFS, but his debut for the Clippers was eye-opening. We all know PG is one of the best players in the NBA, but to come out and drop 33 points in 24 minutes, I mean, come on. We could see Doc Rivers be cautious with George, or see him unleash the All-Star against the Hawks on Saturday. I’m not too worried about Kawhi Leonard ($9,900) coming back after rest and meshing with George either. I think they’ll figure things out.
What stands out in this games is the lack of defense from the Hawks, who have allowed at least 120 points in four straight games. This seems like a classic spot for Lou Williams ($7,400) to thrive, plus it’s sort of a revenge spot. If Los Angeles pulls away, I like JaMychal Green ($4,400) and Moe Harkless ($4,000) as values who would see garbage time minutes.
Trae Young ($9,400) is where you’d start for Atlanta, obviously. I’m worried a bit about the matchup vs. Patrick Beverley, who will be rest, but Young should still see enough minutes and usage. Plus, Young is a decent GPP play considering lineups will be off him due to Beverley. I can’t stand Jabari Parker’s ($7,000) game in RL, but his fantasy performances have been great. Parker has at least 30.25 DKFP in each of the past seven games since John Collins went down with injury. Rookie De’Andre Hunter ($4,700) and center Alex Len ($4,500) are the values I’d target for the Hawks.
Editor’s Note: Kawhi Leonard (knee) is listed as questionable for Saturday’s game vs. the Hawks.