Written by: Coleman Bahr – Staff Writer (@ColemanBahr)
Allen Crabbe DraftKings: $3,700, FanDuel: $4,300- Portland Trailblazers (SG/SF)
Allen Crabbe is my first sleeper for tonight, and he is in a great spot to reach value at just $3,700 on DraftKings, and $4,300 on FanDuel. While he is in a bit of a timeshare, if he starts out hot, he will see plenty of minutes and a fantastic opportunity to shatter value. This game will be closely contested from start to finish, and with a high over/under of 209, Crabbe should have numerous opportunities to contribute.
Mason Plumlee- DraftKings: $4,300, FanDuel: $5,100- Portland Trailblazers (C)
I’m not a Trailblazer fan I promise, but for tonight I guess you can call me one. I simply love the value coming from Portland tonight, and Plumlee is the second Trailblazer I’m looking to. He lit up the Clippers last season for an average of 35.1 DraftKings points over 10 games, and in a close game, Plumlee should see enough minutes for him to crush value. While Plumlee may find his way into some foul trouble, his upside of nearly 10x value is undeniable.
Kent Bazemore- DraftKings: $5,100, FanDuel: $5,100- Atlanta Hawks SG/SF
Kent Bazemore is my favorite play on tonight’s slate, and he is ridiculously underpriced. The Hawks lost some of their best players from last year’s squad, leaving big shoes to fill for everyone else. Also, he has a juicy matchup against the Wizards who were one of the worst teams in the league against small forwards last year. Even when his shot is not falling, Bazemore finds a way to get involved, and he is in a prime spot for 6x or 7x value tonight. While he may not be a sleeper, this sort of value just cannot be passed up on.
On a short slate like tonight, sleepers are the key to differentiating yourself from the field in tournaments. As always, I can be reached on Twitter @ColemanBahr for last minute questions, good luck tonight!