FanDuel NBA Daily Fantasy Picks 3/12/19

Whether you are looking for top superstar players or in need of a value to fill out a lineup, we have you covered. FanDuel NBA DFS is a little bit different this season. Your lowest scoring player gets dropped from your lineup. While there are pros and cons to this, one of the major pros is that it helps negate the risk of taking a shot on a very boom-or-bust player for cheap. Below you will find a mix of cash and tournament style picks to suit your lineup needs.

Last Slate Recap

Andre Drummond – 43.5 FD 4.1x

Tomas Satoransky – 37.7 FD 5.9x

Bradley Beal – 60.3 FD 5.6x

Nemanja Bjelica –  36.9 FD 8.0x

Marcus Morris –  13.4 FD 2.6x

Fantasy Tools: MatchupsVegas OddsFantasy ProjectionsStarting LineupsNBA Minutes

Slate News

We are going to have a lot of news to watch out for. Minnesota has listed Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns questionable for tonight’s game. Luka Doncic is questionable as well, and Zach LaVine sits as doubtful. As far as resting goes, Jimmy Butler and Kevin Love will be out.

Top End Options

Myles Turner Player Stats 2019Myles Turner – C – $7,500

Myles Turner is coming off a down game against Philly, where it was a tough matchup for him. Tonight it gets easier, and I am expecting a bounce back game. The Knicks have allowed the eighth most fantasy points per game to opposing centers this season, and rank 20th in defensive efficiency. They are also allowing over two blocks per game, and Turner is one of the best shot blockers in the game. Great spot for Turner at a reasonable price.

Lauri Markkanen Player Stats 2019Lauri Markkanen – PF – $8,300

With Zach LaVine likely out tonight, Lauri Markkanen sees a 28.8% usage rate and averages 1.17 FPPM with him off the court. Since the break, Markkanen is averaging 21 and 10, and has shot better at home. Over the last ten games, the Lakers are in the bottom half in defensive efficiency against power forwards. Power forward is a bit crammed in terms of guys with a limited ceiling, but Markkanen hitting 40+ would give an advantage.

Damian Lillard Player Stats 2019Damian Lillard – PG – $9,700

Damian Lillard is in the midst of a hot shooting stretch, shooting over 45% in the last five games. He is averaging 6.8 assists per game, and 28 points per game in that span. Lillard has torched the Clippers this season, averaging 31-4-4 in three meetings. The Clippers have been better against point guards of  late, but over the course of the season have allowed the fifth most fantasy points per game to point guards, ranking 19th in defensive efficiency.

Value Plays

James Ennis Player Stats 2019James Ennis – SF – $3,700 

Jimmy Butler is out tonight due to rest, and punting a spot with James Ennis isn’t the worst idea. He can flirt with 25 points, and on FanDuel he is your likely dropped score too. At $3,700, that’s perfectly fine. Ennis also get a jump due to Cleveland being the matchup, they rank 23rd in defensive efficiency against opposing small forwards.

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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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