FanDuel NBA Daily Fantasy Picks 3/13/19

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

Myles Turner - 40.0 FD 5.1x

Lauri Markkanen - 15.5 FD 1.8x

Damian Lillard - 44.6 FD 4.6x

James Ennis -  23.4 FD 6.3x

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Slate News

Just six games on tonight's slate, and we have a big game between Golden State and Houston. Kevin Durant has already been ruled out for tonight, leaving plenty of usage for the rest of the starting five. Aaron Gordon and Ricky Rubio are the other questionable tags on the slate at the moment.

Top End Options

Stephen Curry Player Stats 2019Stephen Curry - PG - $9,200

Houston is rolling right now, and they catch the Warriors without Kevin Durant. That is going to up the usage of guys around him. Since last season, Curry has averaged 32-7-5 in eight games with Durant out. Klay Thompson averages 22-5-2 with him out. The splash brothers are in play. The price of Curry is what really stands out too. Houston is in the bottom half in defensive efficiency against opposing point guards, and over the last ten games rank 23rd.

Donovan Mitchell Player Stats 2019Donovan Mitchell - SG - $9,400

Ricky Rubio is questionable tonight, and we will have to see if he suits up or not. If not, I have a lot of interest in Donovan Mitchell, who moves over the the point, and would be playing Phoenix. If Rubio plays, I will spread my shares more with Thompson and Russell as more expensive shooting guard options. Mitchell has averaged 22-5-5 in five games without Rubio since last season. His FGA and assists go way up. Phoenix also ranks 27th in backcourt defensive efficiency. Regardless of where he plays, things are going to be solid.

Nikola Vucevic Player Stats 2019Nikola Vucevic - C - $10,000

Washington ranks 26th in defensive efficiency against opposing centers this season, and are allowing the second most fantasy points per game to them over the last month. Nikola Vucevic is in a strong spot, but does come at a high price tag. He is averaging 22-11-4 over the last ten games, but also is pulling in 2.8 blocks + steals per game. Against Washington this season, Vucevic is averaging 22 and 11 in three meetings.

Value Plays

Andre Iguodala Player Stats 2019Andre Iguodala - SG - $4,300 

I don't mind using Andre Iguodala as a fill-in for Kevin Durant. He likely won't draw the start, but 28-32 minutes is solid at this price. Houston allows the 9th most fantasy points per game to opposing small forwards, and rank 27th in defensive efficiency. He is a viable play in all formats.

 

Royce O'Neale Player Stats 2019Royce O'Neal - SF - $4,300 

If Ricky Rubio sits out tonight, it means a massive jump in minutes for Royce O'Neal. He is averaging 32 minutes per game with Rubio out this season, sporting a 9-6-2 line. This is also a tremendous matchup for him against the Suns. He isn't a high FPPM player, but is playable at these prices.

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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 The Fake Baseball and 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.