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Draftkings NBA Cash Game Plays | Monday 12/4
Rajon Rondo – New Orleans Pelicans ($5,000)
For some reason his price has barely gone up after consecutive 40 point games. Anthony Davis is out, obviously, and Rondo owns a +7.8 DK point differential when AD is off the court, which is highest on the Pelicans. This game features the highest total on the slate and is a pace up game for New Orleans. Golden State has been good defensively for a while, ranking 6th overall in efficiency, however Rondo is way too cheap at 5k with Davis out.
Other options: Ben Simmons, Victor Oladipo, Dennis Schroder, Jrue Holiday, Donovan Mitchell, Kris Dunn, Dwyane Wade, Jamal Murray, Tomas Satoransky, Jarrett Jack, Alec Burks (If Hood is out)
Alec Burks – Utah Jazz ($4,000)
I was starting to write up Tyreke Evans, but as I was doing that Rodney Hood was ruled out. Although Raul Neto is available to play tonight, I still love Burks at $4,000. He’s hit over 5x value in 4 of his last 5 games although Neto and Hood have only missed the last two. Regardless, Burks has earned himself more than the 15-22 minutes he was playing prior to Hood/Neto injuries. Expect him to eat into the backup PG minutes Neto had earned, as well as play behind Mitchell at SG and soak up a good chunk of the 25-30 minutes Hood usually plays. Burks has been excellent of late and that should continue in a good matchup with the Wall-less Wizards at home.
Other options: Victor Oladipo, Tyreke Evans, Jimmy Butler, Donovan Mitchell, Jrue Holiday, Kris Dunn, Dwyane Wade, Evan Fournier, Taurean Prince, JJ Redick, Courtney Lee, Jonathan Simmons
Tyreke Evans – New Orleans Pelicans ($7,300)
Okay, now it’s time for Evans. Evans has always been a super talented player dating back to when he averaged 20/5/5 his rookie season with the Kings. He’s been plagued by injuries through his career, however he is clearly healthy and commanding the Memphis Grizzlies offense now. His usage rate is up 26.4%, which is 31st highest in the league, and draws the Minnesota T’Wolves who rank 23rd in defensive efficiency at home tonight. He also played a crazy 39 minutes last time out against Cleveland, and if the norm is to expect him to play 35+ minutes a night he is woefully underpriced at 7.3k, especially in a good spot at home against the T’Wolves middling defense. Evans is a special player that is finally healthy and running the Grizzly offense. Until he gets hurt I’m all in on him until he’s over 8k.
Other options: LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Ben Simmons, Kevin Durant, DeMarre Carroll, Courtney Lee, Jonathan Simmons, Taurean Prince, JJ Redick, Rudy Gay (Assuming Kyle Anderson is out), Darius Miller, E’Twaun Moore, Doug McDermott
Michael Beasley – New York Knicks ($3,500)
Evans may be the only non-super chalky guy I tout today. Beasley will be starting for the injured Porzingis tonight in a plum draw against the Indiana Pacers who rank 21st in defensive efficiency and are allowing the most FPPG to the power forward position. In his last two starts for Porzingis Beasley has 28 and 36 minutes while scoring 26.3 and 42 DK points, respectively. The icing on the cake is that Hardaway Jr. is also out, leaving even more shots up for grabs. He’s a no brainer play tonight at $3,500 in cash games.
Other options: DeMarcus Cousins, LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant, Enes Kanter, Dario Saric, Mason Plumlee, Ersan Ilyasova, Kenneth Faried, Doug McDermott
My feeling tonight is that there’s a lot of good chalk at the PF/C positions. Cousins, Plumlee, Beasley, and Kanter are all rock solid options and I’d try to fit all 4 if you can. That’s my honest advice. If you fade one, I think it should be Kanter simply based on a semi difficult draw against Turner. I’m playing all 4 if I can on DK tonight.Fantasy Basketball