We’ve got 10 games coming atcha on Friday’s main slate on DraftKings. Here we’ll discuss how to approach the center 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:
Karl-Anthony Towns ($10,400) is probable for tonight’s game vs. the Thunder, so we don’t need to worry too much about his status I’d think. If he plays, the matchup isn’t all that great, but he’s the guy at center with the highest ceiling not named Anthony Davis. If Andrew Wiggins sits for the Timberwolves, then KAT would be in line for one of those early-season performances.
Nikola Jokic ($8,000) is extremely cheap and the Celtics don’t really have many answers for him in the front court. Joker has had a miserable season, but I still keep coming back to him, in hopes that he can bottle up a game from last season. At the very least, you’ll get 35-40 DKFP, and at this price, that isn’t all that bad given his ceiling. GPPs only though.
Bam Adebayo ($7,500) is another Miami Heat player we’re looking to get into our lineup tonight. The Wizards have been playing in ridiculously fast-paced, high scoring games and this should be no different. Injuries in the front court for Washington make Bam an excellent all-around play. He’d be a staple in any Heat stack.
Steven Adams ($6,300) has turned a corner and is on a nice three-game stretch, averaging 39.00 DKFP per game. Sure, two of those games came against the Pelicans, but this matchup vs. the Timberwolves is great. Minnesota allows 47.9 rebounds per game to opponents, and is particularly bad on the offensive glass.
I kind of like the idea of Lauri Markkanen ($5,900) finding his shot against the Warriors tonight. Markkanen has taken a big step back for the Bulls after many believed he’d take a step forward. He’s shooting the ball better lately, going 8-of-16 from distance the past two games. The Warriors are the worst team defending the 3-point line at 39.8% to opponents this season.
I don’t mind DeAndre Jordan ($5,100) going up against the Hornets. Jarrett Allen has shined in the starting lineup at center, but Jordan wouldn’t need much to return value and if anything he should get easy buckets. Charlotte allows the second-highest FG% to opponents this season at 48.8%.