FanDuel & DraftKings NBA DFS Cheat Sheet 3/11/20

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.

Vegas Numbers

Highest Implied Team Totals

  • Hawks (118)
  • Pelicans (118)
  • Kings (116)
  • Knicks (112)

Lowest Implied Team Totals

  • Hornets (100)
  • Pistons (102)

Potential Blowouts

  • 76ers (-10.5)
  • Heat (-10)

Point Guards

  • Luke Doncic
  • Trae Young
  • Lonzo Ball
  • De’Aaron Fox
  • Chris Paul
  • Jamal Murray – GPP
  • Elfrid Payton – GPP
  • Shake Milton
  • Goran Dragic

Lonzo BallAnalysis: No need to go into detail about Luka Doncic and Trae Young being excellent plays tonight, Both are strong pay up options, and in good spots at a high usage rate. Getting into the mid range, these are some of my favorite plays tonight. De’Aaron Fox and Lonzo Ball squaring off in what should be an extremely high scoring game with two poorer defenses. Ball is averaging 40 fantasy points per game over his last ten, while Fox isn’t far behind with 37 per game in that span. Chris Paul continues to play well and is even a safe option against a tougher Utah defense. If you are looking for lower owned options with upside, Murray and Payton are there, but not my favorite plays tonight behind the names above. There is also some value here with Shake Milton continuing to play well and Ben Simmons is still out. Goran Dragic would see a big bump and be a strong value if Butler sits out tonight.

Shooting Guards

  • Jrue Holiday
  • Donovan Mitchell
  • Devonte Graham – GPP
  • Buddy Hield
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic – GPP
  • Kevin Huerter
  • Josh Richardson
  • Duncan Robinson

buddy hieldAnalysis: Jrue Holiday continues to play extremely well, but it will cost you to get him into your lineups. However, it is a tremendous matchup against the Kings and this game in general is looking to be one of the better fantasy games. Buddy Hield and Bogdan Bogdanovic both are strong options, but I would lean on Hield more in cash games in comparison to Bogdanovic. Both do have the upside in this matchup. There are quite a few cheap names with Kevin Huerter playing well, and Josh Richardson is also back from missing a few games due to a concussion. Duncan Robinson has been on fire, and will get a slight bump if Jimmy Butler sits out tonight. He is questionable with a toe injury.

Small Forwards

  • Brandon Ingram
  • Tobias Harris
  • Will Barton
  • Bojan Bogdanovic
  • Cam Reddish – GPP
  • Harrison Barnes

tobias harrisAnalysis: Not a great position tonight, but I will say Harrison barnes is in a great spot for value against a bottom half New Orleans defense. He has over a 20 fantasy point floor of late. Also, he has a 70% consistency rating over the last ten games, which is tied for the highest on the slate. Bojan Bogdanovic and Will Barton are sitting in the mid range, but the production has been extremely up and down. Hard to trust these names, but on a site like FanDuel we don’t have much of a choice, unless we want to just secure the points with Ingram and Harris. Now both of those names are actually below $8,000 there and won’t cost you a ton. Harris continues to play well with the 76ers injury situation, while Ingram has started to find his better form again with Zion now in the lineup.

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Power Forwards

  • Kristaps Porzingis
  • John Collins
  • Bam Adebayo
  • Julius Randle
  • Zion Williamson
  • Al Horford
  • Paul Millsap – GPP
  • Nemanja Bjelica
  • Jerami Grant
  • Richaun Holmes – GPP

bam adebayoAnalysis: Power forward is a stronger spot on FanDuel, and luckily some of these names have center eligibility on DraftKings. Kristaps Porzingis and John Collins are two strong pay up options, both have had a similar floor of late (36), but Porzingis has had the higher ceiling. The projection comes out the same tonight, which means Collins has a better points per dollar return. Bam Adebayo is in a tremendous spot, and one one of my favorite plays overall against a horrendous Charlotte front court. Adebayo is a strong play in all formats. We can continue to point to Zion Williamson for consistency, as he has over a 30 fantasy point floor, and also a strong usage rate. Now Joel Embiid is questionable tonight, so that could damper Al Horford a bit. If Embiid is out, Horford is a solid play again. A few tournament options in this spot as Paul Millsap and Richaun Holmes can produce big fantasy points, but minutes are always a question mark.

Centers

  • Nikola Jokic
  • Rudy Gobert
  • Steven Adams
  • Mitchell Robinson
  • Dewayne Dedmon
  • Bobby Portis – GPP

mitchell robinsonAnalysis: Nikola Jokic is coming off a few below par games by his fantasy standard, although nobody is coming off great games from that last slate. There have been a lot of inconsistent center plays of late, and Jokic has been one of them. I still like him tonight as Dallas ranks 23rd against opposing centers, and Jokic is one of the higher usage options at the position. Rudy Gobert and Steven Adams square off against each other, and both defensive teams make it hard to feel completely safe here, but this position is pretty thin tonight. Adams does have the bigger discount, but Gobert projects for a shade over 40 fantasy points tonight. Getting down to the cheaper options, Mitchell Robinson is in a strong spot tonight, with the Hawks ranking 28th against opposing centers. He has a 23 fantasy point floor over his last ten games, and over a 40 fantasy point ceiling. Because of how bad the position is, I don’t mind grabbing Robinson even in cash games with some slight risk. Bobby Portis is nothing more than a GPP play who has shown some upside of late.

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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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