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Best lineup strategy for Suns vs. Hawks NBA simulation Showdown

We go over how to approach Wednesday afternoon’s simulated fantasy basketball contest between the Phoenix Suns and Atlanta Hawks on DraftKings.

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young handles the ball against Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker in the first half at Talking Stick Resort Arena.  Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

The featured simulated basketball contest on DraftKings for Wednesday afternoon is between the Atlanta Hawks and Phoenix Suns. Here, we’ll go over how to approach lineup construction for the fantasy basketball contest here.

Captain’s Pick

Ricky Rubio ($10,500)

There are a lot of options ahead of Rubio in price, but I like his salary + upside. Rubio has a couple triple-doubles to his name this season and usually flirts with one on strong nights. The thing I like is Rubio has ceiling games similar to guys like Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton and John Collins but Rubio is cheaper. He may not go crazy, but the floor is also there so gimme Rubes at Captain.

FLEX Options

Kelly Oubre Jr. ($5,800)

Oubre seems pretty underpriced for one of the Suns starters. Sure, he isn’t a fantasy beat, but was still pretty consistently priced in the $7K range in classic contests on DraftKings when the season was going on. Here, we get Oubre at a discount, a player usually around 30-40 DKFP in most games and that gives us around or over 5x value.

Mikal Bridges ($1,000)

In a more shocking salary development, Bridges is uhhhh, min priced? This is a sophomore wing who has played in 65 games this season while averaging 27.3 minutes per contest. I realize he isn’t averaging many points but look at his February and early March boxes. That’s production we see from players in the $4-5K range, not MINIMUM PRICED.