Daily Fantasy Basketball Lineup

Fanpicks brings you another edition of our daily fantasy basketball lineup. March Madness may have all the attention at the moment, but these guys aren’t so bad themselves.

There are eight games on the NBA schedule tonight, and while none feature the Warriors or Thunder there are still some good matchups to pick your lineup from.

Damian Lillard and his Trail Blazers are in San Antonio to face the mighty Spurs. I expect Lillard to have a really big game. He always rises to the occasion against top teams, and often has a big performance after a down-game with fantasy points in the 20’s.

He will lead his Portland teammates into battle, as he will lead my pool of picks from the point tonight.

Let’s take a look at the rest of my daily fantasy basketball lineup.

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Jeff Teague will man the other point spot. Teague’s been on a roll lately, and could easily be worth $7000+ for that kind of production. Sometimes he can be inconsistent (often due to the presence of Dennis Schroeder), but has been averaging a very impressive 30.5 fantasy points over his last 10 games.

The “Greek Freak” Giannis Antetokounmpo has been a fixture on my teams for the past two months. Luckily, he was much cheaper before and wasn’t far off these types of performances. I’m sticking with him at $10200. The man is a blue-collar worker with blue-chip talent.

Gary Harris drew the call as a last minute replacement for Bradley Beal, who was pulled from the lineup as warm up was breaking. Harris cane easily come through with 25 points and hopefully 35 (fantasy points).

Otto Porter has recorded 29, 26.7 and 34.9 fantasy points in his last three contests respectively. His playing time and increased, and his production followed.

As usual, aiming for the best value picks leaves me with some left over cash to do as you wish with when building your own rosters! Good luck to all!

 

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Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks

While our daily fantasy basketball picks have been red-hot of late, there were many choices on the schedule tonight so the end result does have a wider margin for error.

We still like our team of course, specifically a few of our choices.

Let’s take a look at the entire lineup.

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There were a ton of options at point guard this evening, but a few stood out to us.

Damian Lillard was definitely one, as he is set to face-off with Russell Westbrook and the OKC Thunder. He played his heart out against the Warriors, and will do so again against this Western Conference giant.

Ricky Rubio has a fantastic matchup with the Suns, as they are one of the 6 worst teams in the league over the past month at defending point guards. I’m hoping for at least 35 points from Rubio.

We think Gary Harris is a terrific value pick at $5200. Harris is one of several Nuggests attemtping to pick up the offensive slack Danilo Gallinari has left since he went down with injury, and Harris has done it quite well. He has been ridiculously consistent over the past 10 games, so another 25 fantasy points should be on the books.

At $4200 Harrison Barnes is the biggest value play. Sometimes the Golden State SF has a big game, and it would be great if that came tonight. The Pelicans provide a nice matchup of course as well. His inclusion fit more in terms of team need rather than targeting, but we’re still confident he can hit the 20 spot.

We don’t usually invest heavily in the center position, but Hassan Whiteside looked like money tonight. The Miami big-man has now reeled off 12 straight games with at least 10 rebounds and two blocks.

Thanks to all for reading and good luck!

 

 

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Daily Fantasy Basketball Lineup & Value Picks

With just four NBA games on the schedule, assembling your daily fantasy basketball lineup can be a task. You never want to rely too much on one team to produce, but sometimes the matchup points you in that direction regardless.

The first game tips-off at 7:30 pm (est) with the Hawks facing off against the Raptors. Kyle Lowry was a major target but he is probably the most expensive PG in your pool, play him if you can afford him.

The big game is at 10:30 pm (est), when the Cleveland Cavaliers walk into Los Angeles to face the Lakers. Kobe Bryant is listed as a game-time decision for his last date with Lebron James.

James and Kawhi Leonard lead this lineup in the star department, with a lot of pressure on the latter to perform. Leonard let owners down last time out with a sub-par showing (for his price tag), and needs to rebound with a 40+ fantasy point game tonight.

Kyrie Irving may be in the next tier of players but I’m expecting him to play like the elite in this game. The Cavaliers gaurd has had a terrific last two games and should at least match that production against the Lakers.

Value Picks

 

Nikola Jokic – Pau Gasol will put the most daily fantasy basketball points on the board tonight, but Jokic is a great value. With slim pickins’ at the center spot Jokic’s production versus price tag is incontestable.

Taj Gibson –  He isn’t exactly Mr. Consistency, but 33 and 21.4 fantasy points in his last two games provides hope. He played 38 and 37 minutes in those games respectively, a large bump in usage compared to the norm for the Bulls forward.

Tristan Thompson – Another Cav I know, but Thompson is capable of big games from time to time. His inclusion over more expensive options allowed me to afford a more balanced team across the board, so I’m rolling the dice on the Canadian at this cap hit ($4600).

Here is the rest of the lineup for this evening’s contests.

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DFS NBA Lineup

Here we have a special edition of a DFS NBA Lineup. An 8 pm edition, meaning just two games to choose your players from. The Miami Heat vs Milwaukee Bucks, and at 8:30 pm the Detroit Pistons at Dallas Mavericks.

I only have two players from the Pistons-Mavs game, and I should probably have more but this two game format doesn’t leave many options in terms of mixing and matching salaries.

There were certain players I targeted and others that just made it because they were the best options for the available cap space.

Giannis Antetokounmpo was my first target. The Bucks star has been on an absolute tear of late, piling up stats in every category. He can put up between 30 and 65 fantasy points on any given night, so even at $9600 it’s worth taking the big man. He makes it fun to follow your daily fantasy roster.

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Goran Dragic was a target as well, at $6800 you could do worse. I ended up stacking him and Dwyane Wade together as Khris Middleton would’ve given me just too many Bucks.

Luol Deng was a must have at that price. He is a great value pick again, capable of putting up 35+ fantasy points.

David Lee and Caldwell-Pope are my only two participants from the other game tonight. Dirk Nowitzki is a solid option, but I don’t think a monstrous game is in store for the veteran.  Lee is a tremendous value at just $5000, I would have considered him even with a full slate of games to select from.

Caldwell-Pope is capable of having the type of games that win you DFS contests, but you just never know with him. Sometimes he puts up 11 fp, sometimes 25. This is my make or break pick.

Hassan Whiteside is the reward for taking some discounts. The Heat center should log his normal 30+ minutes (illness) and 30+ fantasy points for owners.

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