DraftKings NBA picks February 29: A.D.’s going for 80

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DraftKings NBA Power Forwards:

Best Bets:

Anthony Davis ($10,200): Davis has played the Grizzlies three times this year – while at full strength, mind you –  and has walked away with 187.75 DraftKings points. That’s well over 6x value for this price. Whether LeBron plays or not, I’m all in on A.D. He has absolutely dominated the Grizzlies this year.

John Collins ($8,900): PF is the single worst position for Portland to guard. Melo is a defensive black hole, and has been for some time. That’s not a compliment. Collins destroyed the Brooklyn interior last night for 55.75 DraftKings points. Don’t be shocked if he does something similar tonight.

Aaron Gordon ($8,200): LMA is out and Gordon has three straight games of 53 or more DraftKings points. Don’t piss this guy off. Rob him of the Slam Dunk contest trophy again, NBA. I dare you. You have propelled Gordon to reach his potential in ways no coach has been able to. Watch this monster you’ve created. We’re sure enjoying it. You should too!

Honorable Mention:

Kevin Love ($6,700): I have every reason not to play Love, but his two games against Indiana have reminded us of the Love of his first two years in the league. He dominated the Pacers for 108 DraftKings points in just 64 minutes earlier this year. The Cavs’ youth movement will prevent that from happening again, but Love should still come in above value here.

Carmelo Anthony ($5,700): Melo hasn’t been much of a factor of late. The ball moved much better with Dame around. The thing that I don’t understand is why Melo isn’t taking a ton more shots. He certainly has to be more qualified than Trent or Ariza to help carry the load, right? CJ and Hassan have been good, but Melo should be too. We might see that against the defensively challenged Hawks.

Dark Horses:

Kelly Olynyk ($4,600): Uh….so trading James Johnson was a bad idea. Crowder hasn’t been the force they envisioned, which has resulted in Olynyk getting more run. That’s been good for us DFS guys. Oly has at least 29 DraftKings points in three of the four games since the break. After seeing what Collins did to Brooklyn last night, Olynyk will find his way into a few of my lineups.

Jeff Green ($3,300): Green spent five years in Boston what seems like an eternity ago. He’s back. The necromancing Rockets went and dug him up from the NBA graveyard of past stars. Green has been very good off the Houston bench. Only Utah has held him under 20 DraftKings points as a member of the Rockets. He should be a solid value again tonight.