3 NBA DraftKings Value Plays to Target on 2/27/19
Tyus Jones, PG, Minnesota Timberwolves
DraftKings Price: $4,500
We don't yet know if Jeff Teague will remain out tonight with knee soreness. He is currently questionable, so keep track of his status throughout the day on numberFire's Player News feed. If he is out, then Minnesota Timberwolves backup point guard Tyus Jones should get another chance to enter the starting lineup. If he does, take advantage.
Jones is coming off two games in which he's scored at least 33.75 DraftKings points. He has seven starts this season. In those starts he's played an average of 35.0 minutes and racked up 10.6 points, 2.7 boards, 7.4 assists, 2.4 steals, and 30.5 DraftKings points.
The start is even more appealing than usual tonight given that the Wolves are playing the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks, as you are probably aware, are near the bottom of the barrel in defense against most positions this season. They have the league's third-worst defensive efficiency and are giving up the most DraftKings points per game to opposing point guards this season (to be fair, they're only sixth-worst against the position over their past seven games).
We only have Jones projected for 15.9 DraftKings points tonight, but that's only because Teague's status is still up in the air. If Teague is eventually ruled out, expect Jones' projections to see a massive jump.