3 NBA DraftKings Value Plays to Target on 1/31/19
Reggie Jackson, PG/SG, Detroit Pistons
DraftKings Price: $4,700
There are a few things working in Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson's favor tonight as a solid value option. His $4,700 salary is one of the most obvious. That price represents a value of nearly 5.5 DraftKings points per $1,000 given his 25.8-DraftKings-point average this season.
Looking at that overall metric can obviously miss fluctuations in play, however. As such, let's look at who he is playing: the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavericks have been a bastion of fantasy splendor for Jackson over the past few seasons. He scored 30.25 DraftKings points against them when the two teams met six days ago, marking the seventh time Jackson has hit 30-plus DraftKings points in his last nine meetings against the Mavs.
In addition to his price and matchup, we should also take a look at his recent level of play. Jackson has seen 30-plus minutes in three straight games, generating 29.25, 30.25, and 39.75 DraftKings points in those contests, respectively.
He's on a roll, and there's little reason to expect a drop-off tonight against a team who is giving up the seventh-most DraftKings points per game to opposing point guards this season (and over their past seven games), according to FantasyPros. We project Jackson to finish with 26.2 DraftKings points tonight.