Jam packed slate of games on this Friday night so there’s plenty of selection for you out there. Who should you blow the bank on, who should you avoid and who did I yank out of the bargain bin? Continue reading and find out DraftKings NBA DFS Must Plays, Stay Aways & The Bargain Bin for February 19!
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Pau Gasol – C – ($8,700) vs Toronto Raptors
This is too juicy of a matchup to ignore. It’s no surprise that the Raptors can’t guard anyone in the paint. It’s also no surprise that Pau Gasol has owned Toronto this year. In two games against the Raptors, Gasol has averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds to go along with 47.5 DraftKings points. Get this dinosaur killer in your lineup
Nicolas Batum – SG – ($7,400) @ Milwaukee Bucks
The Charlotte Hornets made a splash at the deadline acquiring Courtney Lee to fill in for the injured Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Unfortunately for the Hornets, Lee won’t be able to join the team for Fridays game. With MKG already out, Al Jefferson doubtful and Marvin Williams questionable – the offence has got to come from somewhere and that somewhere is Nicolas Batum.
Steph Curry – PG – ($10,800) @ Portland Trailblazers
It’s not often you see ‘Steph Curry’ and ‘Stay Away’ near eachother like today but Curry is definitely a fade tonight. Curry is running into a Trailblazers team that has actually been good at guarding the point guard position over their last five (31.9 DraftKings points given up to opposing PG). Even with his skill-set, there’s a low chance he hits value for his high price tag tonight.
Karl-Anthony Towns – C – ($8,500) @ Memphis Grizzlies
People will be making their lineups and see the big KAT and remember the feel-good story that he was at the skills competition. Don’t fall into that trap. He’s over-priced at $8,500 because he’s running into a surprisingly good Gasol-less Memphis defence. JaMychal Green has been filling in admirably and the expected return of Brandan Wright should put a stop to Towns.
The Bargain Bin:
Deron Williams – PG – ($5,900) @ Orlando Magic
Prior to the All-Star break, Deron Williams was shooting the ball at a high rate. 32 FGA over his last two games to be exact. Orlando is simply not good at guarding the 1, giving up an average of 49.6 DraftKings points to opposing point guards. Williams is a perfect player to flex or even use as your starting point guard
Will Barton – SG – ($5,500) @ Sacramento Kings
Dubbed “Will The Thrill” at the dunk contest, Will Barton will thrill you tonight with how he’ll torch the Kings. The Kings are a mess. 2-8 in their last ten and still holding onto disgruntled players past the trade deadline. They also happen to not be very good at guarding the 2. Giving up 45.6 DraftKings points over the last five games to shooting guards makes Will The Thrill a definite play tonight.
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