3 NBA DraftKings Value Plays to Target on 12/17/18
Nemanja Bjelica, SF/PF, Sacramento Kings
DraftKings Price: $4,400
It is the eternal question: Will Sacramento Kings forward Nemanja Bjelica get enough minutes to be worth his price on DraftKings? If the past few games are anything to go by, the answer should be a resounding yes.
From November 17 through December 4, Bjelica went through an eight-game stretch in which he saw no more than 25 minutes and fewer than 20 five times. He's received at least 27 minutes in four out of his past six games, however, and he's responded in kind. He's scored at least 25 DraftKings points in four of those six games and 40 or more twice, including last night's win over the Dallas Mavericks.
Needless to say, he seems to have recovered the output that made him a fantasy wonder over the first two weeks of the season, yet his price has not yet risen to match his recent performances. Despite topping 40 DraftKings points in two of the past three games, his salary has climbed just $500 to $4,400. What makes the low price even more perplexing is the fact he's facing a Minnesota Timberwolves team (his former basketball home) he's dominated to the tune of 19.5 points, 6.5 boards, 2.0 assists, and 2.5 blocks per game this season.
We project him for 23.6 DraftKings points tonight with upside of nearly twice that output if he can get it firing on all cylinders.