3 NBA DraftKings Studs to Target on 10/18/18
LeBron James, SF/PF, Los Angeles Lakers
DraftKings Price: $10,800
Come on, folks -- it's LeBron James. He's playing his first game with his new team. His opponent, the Portland Trail Blazers, are his team's bitter rivals, having beaten the Los Angeles Lakers 15 times in a row (a streak that started on April 1, 2014). Oh -- and, of course, the game is nationally televised.
The King creates his own fire within, but kindling like the above will certainly help make the flames grow. James played in four of the Lakers' preseason games if only to form some rapport with his new teammates. His court time was limited to 15.8 minutes per game, but he still put up 13.8 points, 4.8 boards, and dished out 3.8 dimes.
He totaled 70.5 DraftKings points in his last game at the Moda Center, has topped 70 in two of his past four games against the Blazers, and 60 in three of six.
On a night with just three games, he's the only player priced above $10,000 and a near must if you are playing 50/50s or other cash formats. We have him pegged for 52.5 DraftKings points and show his upside at 80.0. Hey, he did it three times last year. And anything can happen when all the cameras are on The King.