3 NBA DraftKings Value Plays to Target on 12/19/18
Fred VanVleet, PG, Toronto Raptors
DraftKings Price: $4,900
Kyle Lowry has missed each of the past two games for the Toronto Raptors. He is listed as questionable for tonight's game. If he's unable to go again, then the clear fantasy beneficiary will be Fred VanVleet, who is coming back from a missed game of his own.
When VanVleet got the start for Lowry against the Portland Trail Blazers last Friday, he took big advantage of his opportunity, scoring 21 points, grabbing 4 boards, and dishing out 8 assists for 37.5 DraftKings points in 38 minutes.
VanVleet has played six games without Lowry since the start of last season. In those games, he's averaging a robust 30.5 DraftKings points, 11.5 more than when Lowry is able to take the court. More importantly, perhaps, is that he's scored at least 26.25 DraftKings points in each of the past five games with Lowry out.
We have him projected for 0.88 DraftKings points per minute tonight. In order to hit a value of 5.0 DraftKings points per $1,000, he'll need to be on the court for just about 28 minutes, which happened in both of the two previous games Lowry was on the court, so Double-V could still be a solid play regardless.