We’ve got 10 games coming atcha on Friday’s main slate on DraftKings. Here we’ll discuss how to approach the point guard 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:
The first name you’ll see is LeBron James ($10,100). I think LeBron is easily one of the safer options on the slate given the narrative and the team he’s facing. James will go head-to-head with his old buddy Carmelo Anthony, who has been the talk of the town for the Portland Trail Blazers. With Anthony Davis (shoulder) dealing with nagging injuries and illness, I think this has to be the night the Lakers lean on LeBron a bit more. The Blazers are allowing 114.8 points per game, so I think this is a potential ceiling game for James.
Outside of LeBron, I think you have to consider Devonte’ Graham ($8,300) in GPPs. He’s coming off a career-high 63.25 fantasy points and drained 10 three-pointers vs. the Warriors the other night. His price is up to $8.3K after starting the season at $3,900. He’s got a safe floor and this matchup vs. the Brooklyn Nets favors points.
There’s not much going on in the middle of tonight’s slate at PG, but a few names stick out. Chris Paul ($6,300) and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ($6,300) are both affordable and in a good matchup vs. the Timberwolves. Minnesota allows a healthy amount of points (114.8) and may be without Andrew Wiggins. I also like Draymond Green ($5,900) going up against the Bulls, who can’t rebound and have been mediocre on defense.
We won’t know much as of now, but the Miami Heat may be without Justise Winslow and Goran Dragic tonight. Dragic is already out and Winslow is questionable. If Winslow sits, Kendrick Nunn ($4,800) stands to benefit. He would end up starting again and generally has high minutes and usage. He’d be more of a GPP play, though, given he’s a streaky shooter.
Collin Sexton ($5,400) has played well recently for the Cavaliers and the Magic have played a lot of basketball this week. Sexton has played at least 30 minutes in six straight games and has at least 16 points in all but one of those games. I think Sexton isn’t a bad all-around play; he’s cheap and wouldn’t need much to hit value.