NBA: Outside the Box (3.20)
March 20, 2017 | Jason Bales
Russell Westbrook (vs GSW, $13,300) – The Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder are set to square off in what should be another thrilling game. The total of this game is set at 222.5 points via Vegas, so it will be a high-scoring affair, which will benefit Russell Westbrook. His price tag is beyond high at this point, but with over 60 fantasy points in six consecutive games, and over 75 fantasy points in half of those games, the consistency and upside are still there. The Golden State Warriors will be without Kevin Durant tonight, so Westbrook will not be playing directly against his ex-teammate, but he still has something to prove. In his last game against the Warriors, he posted over 70 fantasy points in 37 minutes. He will likely see similar results tonight, and with all the value that is available, it would be unwise to avoid Westbrook on DraftKings. Roster him in all leagues.
Klay Thompson (at OKC, $7,200) – Klay Thompson has been showing off his upside of recent, posting over 40 fantasy points in three of his last five games, and he gets a good matchup tonight against an uptempo Oklahoma City Thunder team. Thompson is averaging 27 regular points in the last 10 days, and he is also contributing in rebounds and assists slightly. This game should stay close, as Russell Westbrook is simply too good to be blown out. Stephen Curry makes for a solid option at the point guard position, but Thompson has really been taking over the offense of recent. Without Kevin Durant, it looks like Thompson is returning to his excellent self he showed off last season. Roster him in tournaments tonight.
Timothe Luwawu (at ORL, $3,800) – The Orlando Magic are ranked 25th in the league against opposing small forwards, and Timothe Luwawu should see around 30 minutes of court time tonight. That is plenty of time for him to hit value at his price tag. In his last four games, he has over 15 fantasy points in all of them and over 20 fantasy points in two. Against the Los Angeles Lakers, he posted over 25 fantasy points in 27 minutes. He shot the ball 11 times. If Dario Saric and Robert Covington are willing to give up shots to Luwawu, he should crush value tonight. If not, he should still post at least 15 fantasy points, which is not horrible for how cheap he is. Rostering Luwawu will make rostering Russell Westbrook much easier, and that is a near must-play tonight. Luwawu is only going to get better with time.
Taurean Prince (at CHA, $3,500) – Taurean Prince is starting to see consistent minutes for the Atlanta Hawks, and his court time is right around 30 minutes per game, which is great for his price tag. On top of that, his production has been solid. Over his last four games, he has at least 24 fantasy points in three games. Against the San Antonio Spurs, he only played 10 minutes and posted just under 10 fantasy points. Tonight, he should post around 30 fantasy points against the Charlotte Hornets, a team that ranks 27th against opposing small forwards. Timothe Luwawu can be rostered at the shooting guard position, so it is easy to roster both Prince and Luwawu. Russell Westbrook will be very easy to roster after that. It is almost impossible for Prince to not hit value tonight at his current production rate and expected minutes, barring an injury or foul trouble. Roster him in all leagues.