Sked’s DK Plays Friday Dec 13th
It’s Friday the 13th but I’m not superstitious, play a few of my favorites tonight and I guarantee you’ll have a lucky night.
Ty Lawson $6,800 – After missing the last two games with a hamstring injury, Ty Lawson will play tonight versus the Utah Jazz. The Jazz are one of the worst defensive teams in the league in almost every category and $6,800 is the lowest salary Lawson has had since the beginning of the year.
Isaiah Thomas $6,600 – For some reason, DraftKings still hasn’t increased Thomas’ salary since Greivis Vasquez was traded. However, Rudy Gay will make his Sacramento debut tonight and perhaps DraftKings is expecting Thomas’ numbers to take a hit. But considering that Thomas has scored over 34 FPTS the last six games. the Suns frequently turn the ball over and the over/under is 209 with the Suns’ fast pace, Thomas is still a great play.
Martell Webster $4,200 – Another example of DraftKings lowering a player’s salary too much when he’s been injured. Webster participated in shootaround today and is expected to play against the Hawks. Before Webster got hurt and was starting at the 2, he was averaging approximately 30 FPTS. With Bradley Beal and Nene still out and Washington having the worst bench in the NBA, Webster is well worth the $4,200.
Kobe Bryant $6,800 – This may seem like a joke at first, but with no Steve Nash, Steve Blake or Jordan Farmar in the starting lineup, Kobe is going to have to do most of the work tonight in terms of points and assists. Most people will likely stay away from him since he hasn’t had a breakout game, but I’m guessing tonight will be it. With a 210.5 over/under and given the injury circumstances, Kobe should get around 40 FPTS.
P.J. Tucker $4,400 – He’s somewhat of a gamble because of his inconsistency, but at $4,400, P.J. Tucker is still worth opening the doors for some of the top players. He’s forced 2.2 steals in the last five games and has scored over 25 FPTS in four of those. He’s also grabbed double digit rebounds in the last two contests. The Kings are 25th in scoring defense, 18th in turnovers and 16th in rebounding.
Mike Dunleavy $5,600 – Should Luol Deng miss another game, this is a no-brainer. Mike Dunleavy has taken 54 FGA in the last three
Trevor Booker $3,500 – With no Nene, Trevor Booker is the best value play of the night. The Wizards only scored 74 points against the Nuggets Monday night, yet Booker posted a double-double and 33 FPTS.
Nikola Vucevic $6,000 – So Nikola Vucevic drops to $6,500 from his injury, puts up 34 FPTS in his first game back, then drops to $6,000 against the Cleveland Cavaliers? Vucevic will by guarding Andrew Bynum and Anderson Varejao who like to camp underneath the basket as well. Big rebounding game for Vucevic, and he should get his usual double-digit points.
Kosta Koufos $4,800 – Even though I continue to recommend Kosta Koufos, there’s good reason. Koufos has put up 32.2 FPTS in his last eight games and is going up against the New Orleans Pelicans without Anthony Davis. The Pelicans rank seventh in rebounding percentage, but that statistic is off without Davis. Furthermore, the Pelicans are 28th in scoring defense. There’s no reason to not play Koufos.
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