DraftKings NBA Small Forwards:
Caris LeVert ($7,500): LeVert has been putting up as many or more DraftKings points than Dinwiddie for $500 less. Dinwiddie was the one that went nuts earlier this year with Kyrie out. Now both he and LeVert are splitting the duties. Both are strong plays, but their lines are nearly identical and LeVert is cheaper. If you’re only using one, it should be LeVert.
Gordon Hayward ($7,400): Hayward was a big disappointment last night. His shot was on, but he only took seven shots and had virtually no defensive stats. This matchup with Utah is even worse on paper, but this is also Hayward’s first game back in Salt Lake City since leaving for Boston. This doesn’t have anything to do with bad blood. This is just about Hayward returning to the place where he played his first seven seasons.
Robert Covington ($6,200): Covington’s ceiling isn’t all that high with Russ and Harden around, but his production has remained steady no matter which of the two or both are on the court. Covington relies on strong defense which gives him a really solid floor. He’s not a huge part of the offense, but he does enough to keep him putting up good lines every game.
Miles Bridges ($6,000): Last night was a total and complete disaster for the Hornets. They were down 40 several times and ended up losing by 39 to the Pacers. What that did was skew everyone’s stats since most Charlotte players played 25 minutes or less. Bridges was no exception, but he still put up 29 DraftKings points. He was the only bright spot for the Hornets. I expect his strong play to continue against the Knicks tonight.
Kevin Porter ($5,100): Cleveland was easier Porter back into action, then they go run him 41 minutes two games after he only played 14. Where’s it going to be tonight? Porter had a career night, and there’s more where that came from if we know he’s getting minutes. He should, but I trust Cleveland about as much as the Nuggets and Knicks right now as far as rotations are concerned.
Furkan Korkmaz ($4,300): Korkmaz will likely play about 30 minutes per game with Simmons out. Both he and Josh Richardson played well, but I think Korkmaz is a lot more stable. We have also seen Korkmaz put up some big numbers when given the chance. The chances are going to be there for the next couple of weeks at least.
Andre Iguodala ($3,700): Iggy is a boring play because there is no upside at all. Iguodala has only had one bad game since joining the Heat, but we have seen that his usage really isn’t going to be high on this team. The Heat are loaded and run many players 25 minutes per game. That’s where Iggy is.