Is there a guard that you want to start your lineups around? I really need to know your answer.
Yeah, everyone’s been waiting with bated breath. Devin Booker ($8,900), he’s too cheap if he’s under $9K when Chris Paul is out of the lineup, you basically just have to put him into a lineup and his first game back was a pretty good indication of why. He only played 33.2 minutes, still had nine assists, still went over 55 DraftKings points. He probably has the potential to play even more minutes if this game stays competitive against the Raptors tonight coming off of the health and safety protocols, so I just think Booker under $9K is a lock in these circumstances.
Alright Matt, what do you think when you’re looking at the guards?
Yeah, I think we have to look to New Orleans. I know this is going to be sort of the obvious team tonight, Brandon Ingram is out and CJ McCollum now is out for health and safety protocols, which means that there are just so many players playing increased roles for New Orleans. Even though it’s going to be a popular situation, I think the chances that everyone’s bad there are just close to zero. So Devonte’ Graham ($4,300) in particular is $4,300, he was already playing an increased role because Ingram was out, now with McCollum out he probably moves into the starting lineup and he could be 70 percent owned on tonight’s slate/ But I still think you have to have him because $4,300 for a player playing as much and probably shooting as much as Graham is, it’s just totally off because this McCollum news just happened and there was just no time for pricing to adjust for it. So I think you do almost certainly have to play Graham tonight, but if you decide not to, Jose Alvarado ($3,100) is probably his backup for tonight. $3,100—I think he makes for a decent pivot also.
Alright Jeff, what do we think? You’re looking at guards, who do you want to put in your lineup?
So to agree with Garion, I think Devin Booker is the clear top option for me, but if I’m not going with Booker, I’m going to pay up for Dejounte Murray ($11,000). Yes, he’s $11K, but you’re paying up for guaranteed production. Murray scored 57-plus fantasy points in four straight games, he’s also seen an expanded usage rate over that stretch as it has crept over 29 in three of those four contests. The Spurs aren’t very good this year but everything runs through Dejounte. He leads the team in points, assists and steals and he’s second in rebounds only to Jakob Poeltl. Like I said, you’re paying up for guaranteed fantasy points with him.
Garion’s Pick: Devin Booker ($8,900)
Matt’s Pick: Devonte’ Graham ($4,300)
Jeff’s pick: Dejounte Murray ($11,000)
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