3 NBA DraftKings Studs to Target on 1/3/19

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James Harden, PG/SG, Houston Rockets

DraftKings Price: $11,000

Until Chris Paul comes back from his hamstring injury, it's almost a crime to not use Houston Rockets guard James Harden in your lineups. Harden has been otherworldly when Paul has been off the court this season.

Harden's usage rate jump from an already high 36.8% to a ridiculous 42.1% when Paul hasn't played this season. Likewise, his DraftKings output has soared from 54.4 points to an even-Anthony Davis-would-be-jealous 68.7 points in the 10 games Paul has missed.

Those 68.7 DraftKings points are comprised of 38.8 points, 6.3 boards 10.3 assists, 2.2 steals, 0.4 blocks, and an even-Stephen Curry-would-be-jealous 5.7 triples per game. Harden leads the league with 152 threes this year.

We project Harden to finish with 60.0 DraftKings points tonight against the Golden State Warriors, but that could just be scratching the surface considering how he's played lately.