This will be the first NBA DraftKings lineup that I am giving out this season. There are a ton of games on tonight and there are plenty of lineups you can go with. However, I am feeling really confident in what I am throwing out there tonight, so give it a look!
PG: Eric Bledsoe, Phoenix Suns ($7,400)
The Suns as a whole had a terrible opening night game against the Blazers. However, Eric Bledsoe was still able to put up a respectable 28.5 points in less than 30 minutes of play. The Lakers looked bad in their first game, so I am expecting a close match-up and a better game from Bledsoe.
SG: E’Twaun Moore, New Orleans Pelicans ($3,700)
Rajon Rondo will be out a bit for the Pelicans and E’Twaun Moore will benefit from that. He played a whopping 34 minutes in his first game against slower-paced Grizzlies team and managed to put up a bit over 20 fantasy points. The fast-paced game against the Warriors should give him the opportunity to put up at least 20 fantasy points once again.
SF: Larry Nance Jr., Los Angeles Lakers ($4,300)
If there was a bright spot in the Lakers’ opening game it was Larry Nance Jr. Nance started for the Lakers and played 30 minutes against a very strong Clippers’ front court. He was able to record a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds. I doubt he records another double-double tonight, but with his low price, high minutes and fast-paced game against the Suns, the opportunity will be there.
PF: Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans ($10,600)
I am fading my high-priced player with Anthony Davis. I think Giannis Antetokounmpo will be the highest owned player in the $9,000+ price range after his stellar opening night. However, Davis will be in a faster-paced game against the Warriors and he has had some big games against them in the past. On top of that, Draymond Green will play, but not be 100%.
C: Marcin Gortat, Washington Wizards ($5,600)
Marcin Gortat put up a stellar performance on opening night as he has 16 points, 17 rebounds and 3 blocked shots. He is very cheap compared to his game one performance and I am putting him in my lineups before he goes above $6,000. He will be going up against a Detroit team that allowed Dwight Howard to record a double-double and I think Gortat is the better scorer nowadays.
G: Terry Rozier, Boston Celtics ($4,200)
With the injury of Gordon Hayward, many Celtics’ players have seen an uptick in minutes. Terry Rozier is one of those players. He has seen 20+ minutes in each of his first two games and managed to put up 38.3 fantasy points in his last match-up with the Bucks. He seems to be the 6th man in the Celtics rotation and I expect 25+ minutes out of him once again.
F: Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks ($6,400)
I was between Khris Middleton and Tobias Harris on this spot, but I ultimately went with Middleton because of the amount of minutes he played in the Bucks’ first game. Middleton recorded a team-high 43 minutes and he put up 37.3 fantasy points. I think LeBron James will be guarding Giannis tonight, which will give Middleton more of an opportunity to score.
UTIL: Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets ($7,800)
Kemba Walker is the “guy” in Charlotte and he has been for a while now. He is the primary scorer and ball-handler. He usually gives at least 35 fantasy points per game and he has the ability to break out a 50+ game at any point. At $7,800 I like Kemba’s upside.
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