We’ve got 11 games on Wednesday night’s main slate on DraftKings. We’ll be going over the some high priority DFS options at each position. Here are the core plays we think you should make.
Trae Young, ATL vs. CLE, $10,400 — Young has tallied at least 29 points and seven rebounds in four straight games and is about to face one of the worst defensive backcourts in the league. Collin Sexton and Darius Garland struggle against the pick-and-roll, and the Hawks are among the NBA’s leaders in pick-and-roll sets. Young might not be a great defender himself, but his ceiling as a scorer and facilitator is head and shoulders above the opposition.
Other Options: De’Aaron Fox, SAC vs. DAL, $7,700
Bradley Beal, WAS vs. NY, $9,600 — This one is easy. The Wizards are one of the highest scoring teams in the league while the Knicks are toward the bottom of the league defensively. Beal has been on a roll ahead of the All-Star break and is averaging 35.7 points per game in his last 10 appearances. Knicks rookie RJ Barrett should have a difficult time dealing with Beal, as he recently returned to the team from an ankle injury that caused him to miss nine of New York’s games.
Other Options: Devin Booker, PHO vs. GS vs. NOP, $8,400; Spencer Dinwiddie, TOR vs. BKN, $7,800
Caris LeVert, BKN vs. TOR, $6,600 — Although LeVert had an off night in his last appearance, he torched the Raptors for a career high 37 points earlier this week. He’s generally been good since Kyrie Irving was sidelined with a knee sprain early this month and could bounce back in a big way on the Nets’ home court.
Other Options: LeBron James, LAL vs. DEN, $10,600; Kris Middleton, MIL vs. IND, $8,800
Domantas Sabonis, IND vs. MIL, $9,800 — Power forwards typically have a tough time against the Bucks’ starting unit, but Sabonis lucked out this time. Giannis Antetokounmpo is out for a second consecutive game because of the birth of his soon. This means Sabonis will likely match up against Ersan Ilyasova. That’s a significant downgrade from the Greek Freak, who is this year’s MVP frontrunner. Sabonis has the second most double-doubles (41) in the league and should have a field day against Milwaukee’s reserves.
Other Options: Christian Wood, DET vs. MIL, $7,100; Kristaps Porzingis, DAL vs. SAC, $8,200
Nikola Vucevic, ORL vs. DET, $9,000 — Detroit’s rebounding prowess and rim protection has taken a huge hit with the departure of Andre Drummond, and I don’t think Thon Maker will be able to step up to the plate as a starter effectively. Vucevic has eclipsed 20 points in three straight contests while rebounding and passing at an excellent level. He has the versatility to score from the outside, but his strength should allow him to have his way with Maker in the post as well.
Other Options: Julius Randle, NY vs. WAS, $8,600