Don’t you just love how in DFS the matchup between the two worst teams on the slate is the most appealing? We’ve got the Hawks and Warriors going at it on Monday night’s six-game main slate on DraftKings, which means Trae Young vs. .... Alec Burks? Usually we get Trae vs. Steph, but well, you know the deal with Golden State. It isn’t what we all wanted, but it should still give us plenty of fantasy options. Let’s take a look at some for tonight:
Alec Burks, GSW @ ATL, $6,000 — Oh hey, what do ya know, it’s Burks. So yeah, I think this price is still way too low on Burks, who has played 30+ minutes in five straight games with a usage rate above 20%. The over/under of 223 is second-highest on the slate and though the Hawks have lost 10 straight, I think this could be competitive. Burks is more of a GPP play, but at this price and matchup, his price is elevated a bit.
Other Options: Zach LaVine, CHI at SAC, $7,900; Ricky Rubio, PHX at CHA, $6,700; Ky Bowman, GSW at ATL, $5,100
Bogdan Bogdanovic, SAC vs. CHI, $6,200 — The Bulls continue to underperform and I think the Kings will be a nice spot to attack on a shortish slate. This is really between Buddy Hield ($7,100) and Bogdanovic, but I’m leaning the latter due to potential ownership and price. I think Hield and Bogdan have similar ceilings. Bogdanovic is listed as probable, so I’m expecting him to play and see a normal workload. His in a bit of a shooting slump, but I think this is a spot he can get right in.
Other Options: Devin Booker, PHX at CHA, $8,200; Jeremy Lamb, IND at MEM, $6,300; Tomas Satoransky, CHI at SAC, $5,300
Jabari Parker, ATL vs. GSW, $6,900 — I think Parker could be the key to breaking this slate. The way lineups will be constructed may be centered around Giannis Antetokounmpo ($12,000), but I’m not so sure the Greek Freak will return value. We talked about this game potentially being high scoring and I don’t think any of the Dubs’ young players can guard Parker. The best way to attack this slate in GPPs may be to fade Giannis and stick to the mid-range.
Other Options: Ben Simmons, PHI vs. UTA, $8,300; Kelly Oubre, PHX at CHA, $7,000; TJ Warren, IND at MEM, $6,200
Domantas Sabonis, IND at MEM, $8,000 — The Grizzlies are in the top 5 in terms of second-chance points allowed to opponents. The Pacers do a good job on the offensive glass, with Sabonis averaging nearly 4.0 offensive rebounds per game. This seems like a free double-double for Sabonis, so his floor makes him a very safe play. Sabonis is viable in cash games, though he may not provide much leverage in tournaments.
Other Options: Richaun Holmes, SAC vs. CHI, $6,500; Eric Paschall, GSW at ATL, $5,600
Rudy Gobert, UTA at PHI, $7,400 — I know this isn’t an ideal spot with Gobert having to deal with Joel Embiid and Al Horford all night. With that said, Gobert probably goes overlooked and that’s the type of leverage we want in GPPs on a short slate. For what it’s worth, Gobert did post 14 points, 16 rebounds and three assists for 48 DKFP earlier in the season against the 76ers. He also fouled out. This could go well, it may not, but I think the reward outweighs the risk.
Other Options: Joel Embiid, PHI vs. UTA, $10,300; Julius Randle, NYK at MIL, $7,300