3 NBA DraftKings Studs to Target on 12/11/18
James Harden, PG/SG, Houston Rockets
DraftKings Price: $10,700
Houston Rockets do-everything guard James Harden did not play in the team's first 2018-19 meeting against the Portland Trail Blazers, and it was evident. The Blazers got out to a 51-36 lead at halftime and didn't look back.
He'll be all systems go tonight, however, and with only three games on the slate, he represents the biggest upside of any high-end player this evening. Harden has scored at least 51 DraftKings points in 8 of his past 10 games, a stretch than includes four games of at least 66 DraftKings points.
He has dominated the run of play against the Blazers in the recent past, scoring 60 or more DraftKings points in six of his past eight meetings against them. Tonight's matchup is projected to be close and relatively high-scoring (219.5 total), which only helps Harden's chances of hitting that number once again.
We have him projected for 54.8 DraftKings points--the highest on the slate--with upside for much more. He's one of the few players in the league with near triple-digit fantasy potential on any given night. You need at least some exposure to him on his short slate.