We’ve got 10 games on Friday’s main slate on DraftKings. Here we’ll discuss how to approach the shooting guard position, highlighting some of the stud, mid-range and value options available in daily fantasy basketball. This will help you in DFS lineup construction and season-long fantasy basketball, depending on who’s on your roster. So let’s get into the breakdown:
Hey! Kawhi Leonard is back to SG eligibility! Welcome back, Kawhi! It seems like it’s been a while since Leonard was considered a SG (at least in DFS). Now, we’ve got him at $8,400 going against the Milwaukee Bucks in the marquee matchup of the night. Leonard hasn’t been playing all that well, but I like his price point and the narrative here. Kawhi seems like a great GPP leverage play.
The other guy I’m paying up for is Jimmy Butler ($8,100), who has the perfect storm going for him tonight. The Heat could be without Goran Dragic (out) and Justise Winslow (questionable). Miami is facing the Wizards, who are on the second of a road back-to-back, traveling from Philly down to Florida. Washington is the worst defensive team in the NBA and Butler will essentially have to play close to 40 minutes and be the dominant ball-handler.
Keep an eye on Marcus Smart’s status (questionable), but if he sits out again for the Celtics, I don’t mind going back to Jaylen Brown ($6,800). He’s scored a combined 59 points the past two games, and his ownership should be low given the matchup vs. the Nuggets. I’m not worried mostly because the Celtics play better at home and Denver is on the second of a B2B.
I think as long as Kyrie Irving is sidelined, the Nets’ starters will all have increased roles. Garrett Temple ($5,800) is coming off 27 points vs. the Hawks and the Hornets are poor at defending the 3-point line (37.1% to opponents). Also feel free to fire up Joe Harris ($5,700).
Like Kendrick Nunn ($4,800), the Heat should rely more on Tyler Herro ($4,100) tonight with Dragic and potentially Winslow sidelined. Herro can fill it up given the opportunity and this is the best possible matchup for a shooter with his stroke. We’ll see if he gets the run we’re looking for, but Herro is a decent GPP value.