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Best options at point guard for DraftKings NBA contests on Dec. 4

There are 10 games on tap for Wednesday night’s slate and here are some top PG targets to consider on DK.

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young drives past Golden State Warriors guard Ky Bowman during the second half at State Farm Arena.  Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

So we’ve finally got a slate with some girth for Wednesday after having to deal with shorter ones for a little bit. That means plenty of appealing point guards to choose from on DraftKings NBA 10-gamer. There are a handful of teams on the second night of a back-to-back and as always with large slates, injuries will play a factor. Keep an eye on the news throughout the day.

Which high-priced stud should I pay up for?

My answer for this question on most days is Luka Doncic ($11,600), and he’s back on the slate after another monster outing last night vs. the Pelicans. But I think Luka’s ownership is strictly for cash games and his price is up there (albeit still affordable).

For this reason, I think Trae Young ($10,400) and Spencer Dinwiddie ($8,200) are two options going up against each other who could pop. Nets-Hawks should be high scoring, both guards are getting big minutes and usage — Dinwiddie has been thriving with Kyrie Irving sidelined. Dinwiddie’s price is at a season high, but that’s because he’s returned value on his salary in almost every game since Irving went down. Young is more of a GPP play with a high ceiling and streaky nature, but this matchup is ideal.

Any under-the-radar options?

Well, I’ve been waiting a long time for a Damian Lillard ($8,100) break out and this may be the night. Dame hasn’t been himself — I think he’s playing through injury right now but don’t quote me. Carmelo Anthony has a little bit to do with that, but Dame’s usage is still high. I feel like he’s a sleeping giant and his price is getting way down; this is a season low for him. Cory Joseph and Yogi Ferrell can’t stop him, either. I like Dame as a contrarian tournament play.

Another name to look at is Devonte’ Graham ($7,700), who has come out of nowhere to become the Hornets’ best player really. His price for the season opener was $3,400 and it’s up $4,300 in a matter of months. He’s averaging big minutes and plus-20% usage for Charlotte, and the Hornets get the Warriors tonight.

Where can I find value at the point guard position?

I’ve been writing a lot about the resurgence of Tomas Satoransky for the Bulls and I think at $5,200, he’s a decent bargain. His minutes are more stable and he provides stats across plenty of categories.

The Hawks are down DeAndre Hunter, so the rotation is thinner. I like Young of course, but cheaper options in Cam Reddish ($3,400) and DeAndre’ Bembry ($5,000) stand out. With Mike Conley potentially out, we could see more of Emmanuel Mudiay ($3,200) for the Jazz tonight vs. the Lakers, who are on the second of a road back-to-back.