DraftKings NBA Lineup Advice: Thursday (2/22) PREMIUM
Welcome back to the NBA grind! It’s Thursday night and we have a six-game slate over on DraftKings tonight. There are a few games with some high totals, as the Wizards and Cavaliers matchup has a 221 total and the Clippers and Warriors matchup has a 232.5 total. Having some exposure to these two games will be key, but we will also need a few lower owned plays to propel our lineups up the GPP leaderboards.
With this in mind, I have focused on identifying my two favorite plays, regardless of price, at each position that can give us an edge in tournaments on tonight’s slate.
D’Angelo Russell (BKN): $5,600 at CHA
The Nets have been extra cautious with Russell’s playing time since his return from a knee injury, but Coach Atkinson had finally started to ramp up his workload before the All-Star break. In his last three games, Russell has averaged 27.7 minutes and an effective 34.5 DK points per game. Additionally, the Hornets are in the bottom half of the league in DK points allowed to shooting guards, ranking 18th overall. With Caris LeVert and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson both expected to sit out Thursday’s game, Russell should be in line to dominate the ball on offense. He has a 31.4% usage rate in 212.5 minutes with both players off the floor. At a discounted price tag, Russell is one of the top plays on the board.