UPDATE: Draymond Green (heel) has been ruled out for tonight’s game vs. the Mavericks. If he sits, Willie Cauley-Stein ($5,100) or Marquese Chriss ($3,700) are OK cash options.
There are a lot of options to choose from on Wednesday night’s 11-game NBA slate, but like duh, you knew that already. We’ve got a few injury spots and players resting in which we can take advantage of the pricing on DraftKings. Without wasting much more time, let’s get into some of my top cash-game options for the slate, players who will be chalky, but necessary in certain roster constructions.
Luka Doncic, DAL vs. GSW, $10,400
I said this the other day and I’ll say it again: Doncic is a lock on every slate until his price gets too high. But is it even going to get too high? Probably not. James Harden ($11,800) never seems to have a price tag that isn’t worth it. This is a premier matchup against the Warriors, who are on the second of a road back-to-back after a win in Memphis last night. Doncic has at least 56 DKFP in six straight games with three triple-double’s in that span. Outside of maybe Giannis Antetokounmpo ($11,200), Luka is the best play on the slate.
Bradley Beal, WAS vs. SAS, $9,500
Wait, what’s that? Is that? ... NO! It’s Bradley Beal’s music!!! I think the Wizards guard will also make a case for best player on the slate, mostly because of how their offense has been playing and the matchup vs. the Spurs. Beal doesn’t have the peripheral stats like Doncic, but he’s been the hottest scorer not named Luka or James. Beal has dropped at least 34 points in three straight, with two performances of 44 points. He also had 25-5-11 against San Antonio earlier in the season.
Spencer Dinwiddie, BKN vs. CHA, $7,200
We’ve got to get in on Dinwiddie while his price tag is still affordable and Kyrie Irving (shoulder) remains out. I think both those sentiments hold true for now. Dinwiddie has dropped at least 24 points in back-to-back games filling in for Irving in the Nets’ starting lineup. He saw 37.5% usage on Monday vs. the Pacers and his price jumped $1,200. This is usually a strong indicator of chalk. Charlotte is 25th in three-point percentage allowed to opponents at 36.9 and are in the bottom half of the league in points allowed (113.6 per game).
Draymond Green, GSW at DAL, $6,000
This price is still way too low for Draymond. He’s the focal point of the Warriors offense (which probably isn’t a good thing) but still remains incredibly affordable. Golden State actually looked decent last night vs. the Grizzlies and this matchup — at least in terms of fantasy — is a good one. The pace will be up, there should be a lot of scoring, and Draymond flirted with a triple-double last night. At $6K, we’re really only looking for around 30 DKFP and that seems to be a safe enough floor given Green’s role.