There are nine NBA games on the main Friday January 12th slate at Draft Kings. I enjoy playing these large slates and I especially like to search for the right value plays to go along with high priced studs I’m targeting like LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The contests begin at 7:00 pm tonight so be sure to check and see if the players you have selected are actually playing tonight.
The standard lineup at Draft Kings consists of one point guard, one shooting guard, one small forward, one power forward, one center, one guard, one forward and one utility player.
With all the high priced options tonight we are going to need to find some solid value plays. For me that means players priced at $5,000 dollars or less that have the upside to return anywhere from six times value or more.
I have three such players in great spots Friday that I would like you to consider.
Indiana Pacers PG Darren Collison ($4900) has seen a huge price drop and when we see something like this we must take advantage of this on Friday against a Cleveland Cavaliers defense allowing point guards to average 64.1 Draft Kings points per game over their past five games. At his current price point Collison has exceeded six time value in two of his past five games and hopefully he will smash at this price on Friday night.
Indiana Pacers SG/SF Lance Stephenson ($4700) has also seen his price drop while still getting at least 22 minutes and he has a great opportunity Friday night against a Cavaliers defense allowing small forwards to average 84.5 Draft Kings points per game over their past five games. Stephenson can be somewhat volatile and has exceeded six times value in two of his past five games.
Houston Rockets SG/SF Trevor Ariza ($4900) is another seeing a price drop and on Friday has a terrific opportunity against a Phoenix Suns defense allowing small forwards to average an NBA league worst 96.8 Draft Kings points per game over their past five games. Ariza is another volatile player and has exceeded six times value once in his past five games.
Good luck at Draft Kings!!