DraftKings EuroLeague Forwards:
Thankfully forward is a lot less top heavy with all of the great guards out there. I think we can get away with fading all of the top four forwards and the only way I’m on Greg Monroe is if Booker is out again.
After that, I hate the matchups for Ioannis Papapetrou and Mickey. We can get away with paying down up front today, and quite honestly, we need to. I’m going to play on FanDuel just so I can run four guards.
Rokas Giedraitis is a GPP only play. Actually, anyone up front for Baskonia is. The rotations of this front vary by game and is dependent on who’s scoring and who’s not. It’s a fantasy nightmare, but if you manage to guess right, you’re way ahead of the field.
Jalen Reynolds is the first forward that I’m really excited about, and it’s mostly because of his consistency. He doesn’t have slate-breaking upside, but he wont torpedo your lineup either.
This is one of the few slates where I would use Georgios Papagiannis over Papapetrou. Papagiannis is one of the most consistent forwards out there no matter the matchup. Papapetrou has been shut down at times in poor matchups. And let’s be honest, we need the savings to pay for guards.
I really wish I knew how much Baskonia was going to play Alec Peters. He’s one of their better shooters, but if he doesn’t come out hot, he has a hard time hitting 20 minutes. I guess that makes him a great GPP play, but you can’t count on him in cash.
Tonye Jekiri is usually one of the more consistent Baskonia players because he plays the role of a true center. That’s not to say that he doesn’t have the occasional clunker, but he’s safer than most in this frontcourt rotation.
Nikola Milutinov looks a touch underpriced here. He stared the season slowly since he battled COVID early on. Now he’s getting going. Milutinov was a key piece to the CKSA frontcourt last year. The potential is great for the price.