Welcome back ladies and gentleman! We are back to breaking down some NBA Draftkings once again! Is it load management time again for Kawhi? Hint, most likely not. So as usual lets see who we should pay up for and who we should pay down for. Lets dive into the slate and don’t forget to subscribe to get our premium cheat sheets!
NBA Draftkings – Point Guards
Damian Lillard vs. Los Angeles Clippers ($9,100)
Damian Lillard has been something else to kick off this season as he has scored 50 or more fantasy points in every game except one. He now gets a pretty juicy match up versus the Los Angeles Clippers who aren’t the best at defending guards. They are allowing opposing point guards to average 23 points, seven assists and five rebounds per game.
Now on to highlighting Lillard who is holding a usage rating of 30% so far this season while averaging 53 fantasy points per game. Lillard is averaging 1.4 fantasy points per minute while averaging 37 minutes per game. Portland also averages 107 possessions per game while Clippers are a little slower with 104 possessions.
Patrick Beverly vs. Portland Trailblazers ($4,900)
Surprisingly I am staying in the same game but on the opposite end of the court with a great pay down spot. Patrick Beverly has barely returned value so far this season. He exceeded value pretty well versus the Milwaukee Bucks last night with 44.5 fantasy points.
Beverly holds a usage rating of 14% while averaging .79 fantasy points per minute. Obviously Beverly and the rest of this Los Angeles Clippers team gets a bump when Kawhi Leonard is out due to load management. So with Leonard back tonight, do not expect Beverly to exceed his value by much but with this match-up he should be able to at least meet it.