After we had James Harden on the slate last night, we don’t really have any high-priced studs to pay up for at shooting guard for Wednesday’s 10-gamer. No SGs are priced above $8,500, so it appears to be a position we can save some salary on or attack the mid-range plays. Let’s take a look and always be sure to follow the news on DK Nation throughout the day for updates.
Who are the top options at shooting guard?
There aren’t many who really pop off the screen, but a few stand out. Zach LaVine ($8,000) is a guy I talked about a bit yesterday. His price is way up but he’s on a scoring binge and is regaining his confidence after being benched. The Bulls take on the Grizzlies, which is a winnable matchup for LaVine. He’s played at least 35 minutes in three straight and has 92 combined points over that stretch.
Other guys I like are Andrew Wiggins ($7,800) and Jimmy Butler ($7,300), a pair of former teammates. Wiggins has really taken a step forward this season and is starting to reach his potential, which is nice to see. Our friends over at SBNation did a great piece on how Wiggins has saved his career. Check it out. But also consider Wiggins in DFS.
Jimmy’s price is just too low and it’s because he’s facing the Celtics on the second of a B2B. Marcus Smart is doubtful though, so that should hurt Boston on defense. I think Jimmy is a great GPP play in this spot and wouldn’t need much to smash value.
Where can I look for value?
I think attacking the Hawks with some of the Nets’ starters is a good call. This game should be high scoring and guys like Joe Harris ($5,700) and Garrett Temple ($5,200) are cheap and should see a lot of good looks.
I don’t mind picking on the Warriors with the Hornets either. Nicolas Batum ($3,400) and Malik Monk ($3,900) are both sub-$4K and should see around 20 minutes or so. Batum has been dealing with injuries but is probable.