Here’s a recap for the Jan. 7 picks:
I started out by striking out because Dante Exum did not play overall, it was a pretty decent batch of bargain options. Naz Reid was OK in only 10 minutes of playing time (10 points, five rebounds, 1 assist) but a a block or a steal here or there would have pushed his total to about 20 FP.
Svi Mykhailiuk and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson each had over 20 FP with Svi with 23 FP which were also fine given their salaries.
Here are another batch of five in Wednesday’s nine-game slate:
1.) Omari Spellman, PF/C, Golden State Warriors
Yahoo: $13; DraftKings: $4,100
Spellman is slowly putting it together and it’s no coincidence that it came at a time when Marquese Chriss is gone. That opened up playing time for Spellman and he responded by averaging 15.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 2.0 steals per game over the past three.
He will continue to come off the bench but as long as he is playing 20-22 minutes, it doesn’t really matter.
2.) Enes Kanter, C, Boston Celtics
Yahoo: $20; DraftKings: $5,600
Kanter actually had his worst game in the loss to Washington in the past five. He had 11 rebounds but only managed to score four points. The minutes is still around 20 but the Turkish big man gobbles up rebounds in a hurry making him an attractive play every time he takes to the court. Heck, he is averaging 32 FP a night in the past five games in only 21 minutes a game.
3.) Wizards guards
It’s pretty much a Russian roulette when it comes to Washington’s rotations so you may have to come figure it out yourself. Ish smith has two excellent games in a row but Jordan McRae is averaging 37 FP over the past six and Troy Brown can do damage in a lot of ways. Both Smith and Brown are both under $6,000 at DK so they are all solid options for Wednesday night.
4.) Eric Gordon, SG/SF, Houston Rockets
EG will get a nice little bump in usage against the Hawks as Russell Westbrook will sit on the front end of a back-to-back.
5.) The Studs
As what I’ve been doing the past few games, I’m offering some advice to use top dollar in a position and this time around, with much options up front, go spend your money on the backcourt.
James Harden will have sky-high usage with Westbrook sitting this one out and of course, Luka Doncic is always a threat to register 30-point triple-doubles.