DraftKings EuroLeague Guards:
Mike James still isn’t worth the money, especially considering that CSKA brought him off the bench in round 11. Lorenzo Brown is far safer and is still $900 cheaper. Still, James has flashed that ever elusive upside at times this year. He could bust out at any time.
The matchup wont get any better for Facundo Campazzo. Valencia is really weak against guards and Campazzo has turned in three straight games of 30 or more DraftKings points. Brown and James have higher upside, but Campazzo is the most reliable right now.
This is a plus matchup for Scottie Wilbekin, but with his struggles lately, I’m either moving up or down. I don’t want this kind of headache. I’d rather drop down and use Nate Wolters cheaper right now if you want a piece of Tel Aviv in this matchup. Moving down, Thomas Walkup should be in for more run with Grigonis ruled out.
Janis Strelnieks looks to have played himself into the CSKA lineup. He still doesn’t have the upside of James, but the team is turning more to him than Hilliard. With Zalgiris a little thin at guard, I’m liking Strelnieks even more.
Both Branko Lazic and Charles Jenkins seem to have climbed the ladder over Ognjen Dobric in the Belgrade backcourt. Value at guard is tough today due to matchups and inconsistency. Both Lazic and Jenkins could be worth a look.
Right now Real Madrid is essentially running Campazzo with four forwards. Jaycee Carroll has seen more minutes with Llull out, but he is a placeholder only. Don’t expect a miracle.