We’re back to NBA’s wonky scheduling as we are getting in to a 3 game slate with some major star studded lineups! We have the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, and a new look Golden State Warriors for this NBA Draftkings slate. So lets dive in and see who to target for tonight!
NBA Draftkings – Top Point Guards
James Harden vs. Milwaukee Bucks ($9,700)
With the addition of Russell Westbrook, I would still recommend not fading James Harden. Plus this will probably be the only time that Harden will ever be under $10k. Harden had a usage rate of 40% last season and it may slightly drop this year. He averaged 36 points, seven assists and six rebounds per game while playing 37 minutes. There are talks of using both, Harden and Westbrook, in different windows during games to keep them fresh but I highly doubt it. These guys love to ball.
Last season the Milwaukee Bucks allowed opposing point guards to average 21 points, eight assists and six rebounds. Harden put up two huge performances versus the Bucks last season with 50 and 76 Draftking points. I expect a similar outcome tonight.
Trae Young vs. Detroit Pistons ($8,600)
Trae Young put up a great showing in his first season in the NBA and will look to continue to do so this year. The Atlanta Hawks were a fast paced offense last season and I expect to see the same. Young averaged 19 points, eight assists, and four rebounds per game last season while averaging 31 minutes. He also averaged 1.22 fantasy points per minute last season.
Now the Detroit Pistons already locked in one game this season where they logged 103.5 possessions. With their fast pace and Atlanta’s previous pace of 108 possessions, this could be exciting. Pistons allowed opposing point guards to average 23 points, eight assists, and six rebounds.
Derrick Rose vs. Atlanta Hawks ($5,400)
Derrick Rose is continuing his resurgence from last season. Last night he recorded 18 points, nine assists, and two rebounds versus the Indiana Pacers in 27 minutes of playing. He is still priced pretty low for tonight! He held a usage rate of 27% last season while averaging 1.08 fantasy points per minute.
Last season the Atlanta Hawks allowed opposing point guards to average 24 points, nine assists, and seven rebounds. Like I mentioned above, the Hawks played at a very fast pace which they lead the league in possessions and continuing that will actually benefiting Rose and the Pistons tonight.