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DraftKings NBA: Wednesday Cheat Sheet

Slate Overview

ATL (-5.5) at ORL, O/U:

DET at BOS (-13.5), O/U: 214

WAS (-1) at IND, O/U:

BKN at NYK (-5.5), O/U:

SAC at CHI (-6), O/U: 234

TOR (-1) at MIN, O/U:

SAS (-6.5) at OKC, O/U:

POR at MEM (-12.5), O/U:

HOU at PHX (-15.5), O/U: 234

DEN at GSW (-5), O/U: 224

UTA (-4.5) at LAL, O/U: 227

The Nuggets-Warriors should be a high-scoring and competitive matchup and features a couple superstars, surrounded by reliable midpriced and value options.

Stephen Curry and Nikola Jokic highlight the slate for their respective teams and should both come up large, as they each have advantageous matchups at their position.

The Warriors' Klay Thompson and Andrew Wiggins come at very affordable prices and stand out as great options at the wing positions. Jonathan Kuminga, Otto Porter and Kevon Looney are priced for value.

On the Nuggets' side, Will Barton and Aaron Gordon provide reliable midpriced options, while Jeff Green, Bones Hyland and JaMychal Green have value potential.

Injuries to Monitor

ATL - John Collins (foot): OUT

Danilo Gallinari is up for another start.

DET - Frank Jackson (back): OUT

Hamidou Diallo should get extra minutes.

BOS - Marcus Smart (leg), Robert Williams (calf): Questionable

Derrick White will have to step up if Smart is out. Daniel Theis is in line for more responsibility if Williams is out.

WAS - Rui Hachimura (ankle): Questionable Daniel Gafford (COVID-19), Kristaps Porzingis (knee): OUT

Corey Kispert and Deni Avdija will get more opportunity.

IND - Malcolm Brogdon (achilles), Isaiah Jackson (ankle): Questionable Chris Duarte (toe), Myles Turner (foot): OUT

Tyrese Haliburton will continue to play a major role if Brogdon is out. Buddy Hield, Oshae Brissettand Goga Bitadze will get a boost with Turner sidelined.

BKN - Kevin Durant (knee), Joe Harris (ankle), Kyrie Irving (not injury related), Ben Simmons(personal): OUT

NYK - Nerlens Noel (foot), RJ Barrett (ankle), Derrick Rose (ankle): OUT

Quentin Grimes is expected to start in place of Barrett. Obi Toppin will pick up more action with Noel out.

SAC - Jeremy Lamb (ankle): Questionable Terence Davis (wrist): OUT

Justin Holiday will get more playing time.

CHI - Javonte Green (ankle): Questionable Lonzo Ball (knee), Alex Caruso (wrist), Zach LaVine (knee): OUT

Derrick Jones and Troy Brown will get a boost if Green is out. Ayo Dosunmu and Coby Whitecontinue to carry major responsibility in the backcourt.

TOR - Fred VanVleet (knee): Questionable

Dalano Banton and Chris Boucher will pick up added minutes if VanVleet it out.

MIN - Anthony Edwards (ankle): Questionable

Malik Beasley and Taurean Prince will get a boost if Edwards is out.

OKC - Luguentz Dort (shoulder), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (ankle), Mike Muscala (ankle), Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (foot), Kenrich Williams (knee), Ty Jerome (hip): OUT

Tre Mann will start in place of Gilgeous-Alexander, while Darius Bazley and Isaiah Roby are expected to start in the frontcourt.

POR - Eric Bledsoe (achilles), Damian Lillard (abdomen), Dennis Smith (elbow): OUT

Anfernee Simons, CJ Elleby, Josh Hart and Justise Winslow will continue to start alongside Jusuf Nurkic.

MEM - Ja Morant (ankle): Questionable Dillon Brooks (ankle): OUT

Tyus Jones will get another start if Morant is out. Ziaire Williams continues to start in place of Brooks.

PHX - Cameron Payne (wrist), Landry Shamet (ankle)

Cameron Johnson is up for extra action off the bench.

DEN - Monte Morris (concussion), Zeke Nnaji (hamstring): Questionable

Bones Hyland will get more responsibility if Morris is out. JaMychal Green will see more minutes if Nnaji is out.

GSW - Draymond Green (back), Andre Iguodala (back): OUT

Jonathan Kuminga gets another start.

UTA - Rudy Gay (knee): OUT

Danuel House should have more opportunity with Gay sidelined.

LAL - LeBron James (knee): Questionable Carmelo Anthony (hamstring), Avery Bradley (knee): OUT

Talen Horton-Tucker and Trevor Ariza will have to step up if James is out. Malik Monk is in for a bigger role without Bradley.

Elite Players

Guards

De'Aaron Fox ($8,200)

Fox has an advantage against the Bulls' backcourt. He has been playing well since returning from a two-week absence, as he is averaging 27.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.0 assists over the last four games.

Devin Booker ($8,700)

Booker has an advantage against the Rockets, who are giving up a league-high 117.6 points per game. He is averaging 29.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.4 assists over the last 10 games, and he topped 40 DK points six times over that span.

Forwards/Centers

Jayson Tatum ($9,600)

Tatum has an advantage against the Pistons, who are giving up 112.6 points per game, which is fourth most in the league. They are also allowing opponents to shoot an average of 47.5 percent from the field, which is third highest in the league. Tatum is averaging 25.3 points, 7.5 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.3 steals over his last 10 games.

Julius Randle ($9,700)

Randle has an edge over the Nets, who are shorthanded in the frontcourt. He is averaging 23.1 points, 11.5 rebounds and 6.1 assists over the last 10 games, and he topped 56 DK points in five of the last six games.

Nikola Jokic ($12,400)

Jokic continues to put up monstrous numbers, averaging 25.0 points, 13.8 rebounds, 8.2 assists and 1.0 blocks over the last five games, and he topped 57 DK points four times over that span. He has a good opportunity against the Warriors' frontcourt without Draymond Green.

Expected Chalk

DeMar DeRozan ($10,400)

DeRozan has been dominant, averaging 34.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 1.2 steals over the last 10 games, topping 52 DK points six times overs that span. He has the upper hand against the Kings, who are giving up an average of 114.7 points per game, which is third most in the league. They also allow opponents to shoot an average of 47.5 percent from the field, which is second highest in the league.

Value Picks

Stephenson will continue to see significant playing time for the shorthanded Pacers. He's had 20 DK points in three of the last four games, including one outing with 46.8 DK points.

Grimes is up for another start for the Knicks. He averaging 15.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks over three consecutive starts, and he finished with more than 35 DK points in each of the last two games.

Bruce Brown ($4,000)

Brown came up huge in his last outing with 52 DK points in 38 minutes of playing time, and he is up for another start for the shorthanded Nets.

Jeff Green ($4,400)

Green topped 22 DK points in three of the last five games, including one outing with 34.3 DK points. He has an advantage against the Warriors, who are shorthanded in the frontcourt.

Mo Bamba ($4,400)

Bamba is coming off a quiet outing, but he's scored 17 DK points in seven of the last 10 games, including three occasions where he topped 30 DK points. He has an edge against the Hawks, who have been struggling defensively.




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