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This is a pretty straightforward play, and I think DeRo will likely end up as one of the highest-owned spend ups on Wednesday night. Yes, they’re on a back-to-back, but it’s a good match-up against the Hornets who rank top-11 in pace. More importantly, Zach LaVine will likely be out for the Bulls tonight, which is a huge boost to DeRozan. He hasn’t been crushing in DFS recently by any means, but this is the perfect spot for him to get back on track. He gets a solid 3% usage rate spike with LaVine off the floor, and has averaged nearly 50 fantasy points per game without him this season. He already does it all for this offense, and that will be amplified tonight. I like him in all formats on all sites.
Sengun has always been a point per minute monster in his short NBA career. The issue, however, has always been minutes and those concerns have been eased as of late. He’s been regularly starting for the Rockets in recent games, resulting in upper-20’s minutes loads. He’s well over 1.2 fantasy points per minute again this season, and his price is not reflective of his new starting role. That per minute mark is actually the top on this team, and if he’s going to play close to 30 minutes he’s a lock for me in all formats.
Mitchell is our projected highest-owned player on Wednesday night, and for good reason with De’Aaron Fox still out for the Kings. I don’t think he’s a must for tournaments in this spot, but there’s 0 reason to avoid him in cash games with no Fox. He played quite a few games without Fox last season, resulting in an average of 20 real points and some massive minutes. He’s too cheap on both sites, and I’m fine with the high-ownership tonight.
Outside of Mitchell, Williams is one of the better values as well after logging 30+ minutes over his last two games. He’s not a high point per minute guy, but he can get out and run in these faster paced games and if he’s going to play 30+ minutes he should be over $4,000 on DK. Like Mitchell, I don’t think he’s a must play for cash games but he’s one of the best value plays for cash / single entry builds on Wednesday night.
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Trae has one of the biggest ceilings nightly, and it’s clear the the addition of Dejounte Murray is not going to stop him from having some huge fantasy games. The great thing about OwnersBox is that there’s so much roster flexibility, you can gain exposure to some players that you aren’t able to get to on the other sites. That player tonight is Trae Young, who is in a great spot against the New York Knicks. We have Young inside the top-five in ceiling projection tonight — and we know he loves playing in MSG. He’s topped 40+ real points in two of his last four trips to MSG, while never scoring less than 20 against this team over the last three seasons. He always gets up for these games in New York and I can see it happening again tonight.
Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)