Friday is here and don’t fear because we’ve got some value picks on DraftKings to help you with your lineup building later in the day. There are 10 games on the main slate for Friday night and a decent amount of injuries. That’ll open up some spots later on, but for now, let’s go over the top bargains.
OG Anunoby, SF/PF, TOR vs. CHA ($4,900)
Serge Ibaka is listed as questionable for this game and if he’s out, there are a few players I like. Anunoby is the obvious option in the front court, picking up some more minutes if the Raptors opt to go small — which is feasible against the Hornets. Pascal Siakam could play some 5 and Anunoby will probably mix in at the 3 and 4. We could see OG play 30+ minutes and the Hornets are exploitable; they aren’t good at defending the paint and generally can’t score. More missed shots = more rebounds.
Royce O’Neale, SF, UTA vs. WAS ($4,000)
I know O’Neale didn’t end up starting last game in place of Mike Conley. Even coming off the bench, O’Neale should see upwards of 30 minutes against the Wizards. There’s a decent shot this game gets out of hand by halftime. O’Neale is garbage time could get 30+ minutes and he should be able to grab 5+ boards against the weak front court. At $4K, O’Neale posting 10-5-3 gets us to 5x value easily.
Nerlens Noel, C, OKC @ MIL ($3,200)
Noel and the Thunder are on the second of a back-to-back with the toughest matchup in the NBA against the Bucks on the road. Normally this is a situation where we’re fading the hell out of OKC. Noel is cheap and could see garbage minutes in the front court. Steven Adams and Noel are going to be tasked with containing Giannis Antetokounmpo, so they’ll have to eat up fouls. Noel has returned value at 20+ DKFP in two of three games.
Dorian Finney-Smith, SF/PF, DAL @ MIA ($4,800)
Believe it or not, the Heat have been awful defending the 3-point line the past 10 games. Miami is allowing a league-high 16 3PM over that stretch with teams shooting 39.8% from downtown. Finney-Smith isn’t the premier shooter for the Mavericks, but he’s known to get up there in volume. More shots could open up if Luka Doncic is held out. Even so, the Heat are allowing 40.2 3PA per game the past 10 and are 3-7 in that stretch. Miami just isn’t the same defensive team.