FanDuel & DraftKings NBA Cheat Sheet 3/6/20

Welcome to the wild world of NBA DFS. The final hour to lock can be a tiring with the injury news, but we hope to have you prepared with fill-in options and what to do when scenarios occur. The cheat sheet will fill you in on the top games to target, values, tournament picks, cash game options, and much more. Prices are set for DraftKings and FanDuel, and the focus will be on whatever the main slate is listed as for each site. Pricing is listed (FD/DK). Players with no designated listing are playable in cash and tournaments. Players with designated game styles are for those only. Keep up to date with the latest projected & Confirmed NBA starting lineups in real-time at @nbastartlineups. Also, check out our latest fantasy projections, salaries, and projected minutes on our DFS page.

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Highest Implied Team Totals

  • Wizards (125)
  • Hawks (122)
  • Magic (118)
  • Pelicans (117)
  • Trail Blazers (117)
  • Mavericks (116)
  • Heat (116)

Lowest Implied Team Totals

  • Bills (104)
  • Knicks (106)
  • Pacers (108)

Potential Blowouts

  • None

Point Guards

  • Luka Donic – If Healthy
  • Trae Young
  • Damian Lillard
  • Lonzo Ball – GPP
  • Ja Morant
  • Ricky Rubio
  • Spencer Dinwiddie
  • Goran Dragic
  • Seth Curry – If Doncic is out
  • Coby White
  • T.J. McConnell
  • Aaron Holiday

trae youngAnalysis: If Luka Doncic is healthy tonight, you can fire away. Although his injury tags have been tough to project. If he is out, I like Seth Curry again as a value. Indiana is going to be without Brogdon and Oladipo tonight, which opens the door for McConnell and Holiday as values. I prefer McConnell slightly here, and he would draw the start. Trae Young and Damian Lillard are both tremendous options tonight, and in great spot. Washington ranks 29th against opposing point guards this season, and Phoenix isn’t far behind ranking 23rd. Spencer Dinwiddie is in a sneaky good spot against the Spurs, who rank 15th against point guards, but have struggled on the defensive side. Morant, White, and Dragic still remain in the mid range and have solid upside as well.

Shooting Guards

  • Bradley Beal
  • Devin Booker – GPP
  • Jimmy Butler
  • DeMar DeRozan
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  • Caris LeVert – GPP
  • Marcus Smart
  • Malik Beasley
  • Kevin Huerter
  • Duncan Robinson – GPP
  • Delon Wright – If Doncic Is Out.

shai gilgeousAnalysis: It is another night where Bradley Beal should go off. He is averaging 1.34 FPPM and a 35% usage rate this season. He gets the Hawks, who rank 26th against opposing shooting guards. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander at $7,000 is in a prime spot against the Knicks, who rank 24th against opposing shooting guards. Caris LeVert is also in a good spot with the Spurs ranking 23rd. LeVert has shown some big upside of late as well. Once again Malik Beasley is underpriced for his recent production, as he is averaging over 30 fantasy points per game over the last two weeks. Marcus Smart will continue to log heavy minutes with the Celtics injury situation.

Small Forwards

  • Giannia Antetokounmpo
  • LeBron James
  • Danilo Gallinari
  • Mikal Bridges
  • Bojan Bogdanovic
  • Juancho Hernangomez
  • De’Andre Hunter

mikal bridgesAnalysis: Not a deep position over on FanDuel, but on DraftKings you have some more luxury. Outside of Giannis and LeBron who square off tonight, this is an area where you can go cheap. Mikal Bridges is in a good spot against Portland, who rank 24th against small forwards. Juancho Hernangomez still being SF eligible gives us value again, and has been averaging 29 fantasy points per game over the last two weeks. De’Andre Hunter is averaging 28 fantasy points per game over the last two weeks, and Washington ranks 20th against opposing small forwards.

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Power Forwards

  • Jayson Tatum
  • Kristaps Porzingis
  • John Collins
  • Domantas Sabonis
  • Bam Adebayo
  • Aaron Gordon – GPP
  • Davis Bertans
  • Dario Saric
  • Trey Lyles
  • James Johnson – GPP
  • Grant Williams

Jayson TatumAnalysis: Jayson Tatum is once again in a premium spot against the Jazz, who he went off against just a few games back. With Hayward and Brown still out, there is going to be a high usage for Tatum tonight. He is also averaging over 50 fantasy points per game in the last two weeks. Plenty of value in this spot too with Davis Bertans and Trey Lyles still being the best options. Love a lot of the high price guys, with John Collins and Domantas Sabonis in high upside spots. Kristaps Porzingis is also in a great spot against the Grizzlies front court.

Centers

  • Hassan Whiteside
  • Nikola Vucevic
  • Rudy Gobert
  • Jonas Valanciunas – GPP
  • Steven Adams
  • Myles Turner – GPP
  • Gorgui Dieng

Nikola VucevicAnalysis: Chicago ranks 30th against opposing centers this season, and once again Myles Turner is a cheaper option to consider. He is averaging 29 fantasy points per game over the last two weeks, but still an up and down play I rather target in tournaments. Jonas Valanciunas is a solid upside play against Dallas, but there are other guys I rather target in all formats, like Nikola Vucevic against a bad Minnesota defense. Vuc is averaging 45 fantasy points per game over the two weeks. Steven Adams is a cheap option against the Knicks, and is a better cash play over Jonas and Turner. Hassan Whitside continues to produce at a high level, and Phoenix ranks 20th against opposing centers.

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Jason Guilbault has been writing and podcasting in the fantasy sports world for over five years. You can find his work at Daily Fantasy Cafe. He is an avid Tottenham fan, and follows the Boston sports teams. When he isn’t diving into stats, he is enjoying the outdoors or down at the local brewery.

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