We’ve got 10 games coming atcha on Friday’s main slate on DraftKings. Here we’ll discuss how to approach the point 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:
Anthony Davis — again — is listed as probable due to a shoulder injury. He was also sick earlier in the week and needed an IV to finish the game vs. the Nuggets. Davis played both games of the B2B and something’s gotta give here. At some point the Lakers will rest Davis without warning us. I can feel it in my plums. But for now, we can operate under the assumption Davis will play vs. the Blazers tonight. At $9,600, his price is decent given his ceiling and the matchup. But still, it’s a bit risky rolling him out. Strictly ‘80s Joel, sir (GPP play).
Blake Griffin ($6,700) is still priced down and his usage rate is up around 30% the past three games. The Pacers won’t be an easy matchup, but I think Griffin is worth a look in GPPs given his price is low and we know what his ceiling looks like.
I like attacking the Bulls-Warriors game tonight. Wendell Carter ($6,600) has had his price hovering around the mid-$6K range for a while and he’s had a nice range of outcomes, topping out around 44.25 DKFP. He struggled a bit against Golden State a few weeks back, but has at least double-digit points and nine boards in five of the past six games.
We should also be attacking the Heat-Wizards game quite a bit tonight and I think this is a decent spot for Kelly Olynyk ($4,600). Kelly O will take on a beat up Wizards’ front court and he should play more minutes with the Heat also dealing with injuries to rotation guys. Olynyk has at least 12 points with a 17% usage rate and 27 minutes in each of the past two games.
Daniel Theis ($4,300) is also a guy I’m looking at with the Celtics lacking front court options as well. The Nuggets are on the second of a B2B and have allowed over 100 points in four of their past five games. Theis should be tasked with guarding Nikola Jokic most of the night, so we know he’ll play minutes.