DraftKings NBA picks February 7: A Harden day’s night

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DraftKings NBA Small Forwards:

Best Bets:

Brad Beal ($10,100): Beal “only” put up 45.5 DraftKings points in the first meeting with Dallas, but Dallas is missing a lot of guards and the Wizards are without Thomas. Beal is capable of scoring a ton of points and is one of only two Wizards that can score. He’s worth using if you can mash both him and Harden into a lineup. I wouldn’t be shocked if Beal pushed Harden for highest score of the night.

Kelly Oubre ($6,700): Oubre tied a season high with 30 actual points on Wednesday. Oubre has been the reliable threat alongside Booker that the Suns desperately needed. His numbers still fluctuation some, but the floor is still 30 DraftKings points and the upside is 8x value. This is a risk worth taking against an up-tempo Houston team.

Honorable Mention:

Tobias Harris ($6,200): The performance against the Bucks last night was encouraging as Harris has been a dud for most of this month. This is a good matchup against Memphis here and a chance for Harris to build on last night’s success. Whether he does or not is anyone’s guess.

Buddy Hield ($5,700): I normally wouldn’t consider this, but Hield torched the Heat for 50.75 DraftKings points in the first meeting and that was with Butler on the floor. He wont be this time. The Heat are thin and guard and Hield is capable of putting up huge amounts of points at any given time. His floor is lower than I would like, but at this price it’s really hard to ignore the upside.

Bogdan Bogdanovic ($5,000): What’s good for the Hield is good for the Bogdanovic. Bodgan is getting about the same minutes as a starter as he was off the bench, but Hield has been more consistent in a bench role and Bogdan has been more efficient as as starter. It caps the upside of both, but both are performing reasonably well for their respective prices.

Dark Horses:

Bruce Brown ($4,900): Brown was a bit of a disappointment on Wednesday against the Suns, but it’s all hands on deck with Drummond gone. Detroit got very few usable pieces and Doritos can’t guard Gallo. Not  even the flaming nacho ones. Brown has good upside and shouldn’t hurt us at the price. We saw him put 46.5 DraftKings points up on the Nuggets over the weekend.

Mikal Bridges ($4,900): Bridges is starting with Saric out and has put up 86.5 DraftKings points in those three games. That’s a good return for his price, but I am a little concerned about how much production Oubre will take away. There are enough good options out there that we don’t have to settle for Bridges if we don’t want to.

Duncan Robinson ($4,300): It’s easy to go down on Robinson after his subpar performance against the Clippers on Wednesday, but it’s the Clippers. They are a good defense. What sticks out to me is that Robinson’s minutes were up and so were the shot attempts. If he sinks a few more of those shots, we’re talking about Robinson as a huge value with Herro out. I like him quite a bit against the Kings here.