When there’s 11 games on the docket in the NBA for DraftKings’ main slate, you know there’s going to be some value. Tonight is no different, with plenty of injuries to track. You can follow along with our NBA Injury Tracker throughout the day, which will help you make the best lineup decisions based on news. But let’s get into some initial value options on DraftKings tonight.
Willie Cauley-Stein, PF/C, GSW vs. NYK ($4,700)
WCS is soaking up minutes in the front court for the Dubs along with Eric Paschall and Draymond Green. Cauley-Stein has played at least 24 minutes in four of six games and is coming off a season-high 17 points with eight boards vs. Memphis. The Knicks were blown out Tuesday night and are on the second of a back-to-back, so I think the Dubs are in a good spot in terms of value tonight.
De’Andre Hunter, SF/PF, ATL at CHI ($4,300)
Hunter shook off an illness last night vs. the Heat and scored a career-high 28 points in the OT loss. He played 40 minutes and ended up with 42 DKFP at $4,400, nearly 10x value. Last night was a tough matchup and tonight is much softer against the Bulls. I think we can go back to the well with Hunter and since it’s 11 games, I imagine lineups won’t be keen on him again. Even if he doesn’t pop, he should return 5-6x value.
Mikal Bridges, SG/SF, PHX vs. MEM ($4,200)
If I were you, I’d attack Suns-Grizzlies as much as possible in lineup construction tonight. Bridges is coming off another nice outing with nine points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals vs. the T-Wolves. He played 32 minutes in the win, though his usage fluctuates a bit. Still, this is a great matchup with both teams playing up in pace and poor defensively.
Cedi Osman, SF/PF, CLE vs. HOU ($3,300)
The Last Cedi could be in line for more work soon (once the Cavs decide to trade Kevin Love), so I think they’ll want to give him some run tonight in garbage time. The Rockets should blow Cleveland out early, but Osman will have to soak up minutes. At this price, Osman has a lot of range of outcomes; he could play 30 minutes and score 20 points or play 15 minutes and score two, we don’t know.
Denzel Valentine, SG/SF, CHI vs. ATL ($3,200)
People forget about Valentine being on the Bulls because of all the injuries. Well, the former first-round pick is back in the rotation and has played decent lately. He’s got double-digit points in three straight and is coming off a season-high 23 minutes in the tight loss to the Raptors on Monday. I think as long as Jim Boylen is coach, Valentine should have a role off the bench and his price is so low, it’ll be easy for him to hit value.