NBA DFS Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings – 3/25/17

Welcome to another edition of ResearchFantasy’s NBA Breakdown. These picks are what I consider to be the best play of the day, relative to their price. One of the most important things we must consider in daily fantasy is how many points a player gets per dollar. It helps us identify value plays to pair with studs that we know will produce in order to maximize our potential points in lineups. I also try to identify plays that can be used in either cash games or tournaments. Typically, when I build my cash games, I am looking for players that have the best floor combined with good upside. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please let us know!

Pricing is FantasyDraft/FanDuel/DraftKings

POINT GUARD:

John Wall (17800/9500/9700) – This is a really small slate, and it really isn’t appealing whatsoever to be honest with you. The Cavs/Wizards game should be a good source of fantasy production, so I’ll start with Wall tonight. I would expect the Wizards to have to actually use their guys tonight, and as a result, Wall should be able to exceed value.

Tony Parker (7800/4100/4000) – In case you haven’t guessed, I am going to keep the breakdowns short tonight. Yes, this slate is unappealing enough that I’m considering Tony Parker here. He’s adjusting well to his new role as a facilitator, and he should be able to put together a pretty nice game here. The Knicks are really bad, so it could be a short outing, but he doesn’t need much to hit value.

SHOOTING GUARD:

DeMar DeRozan (16000/9200/8700) – DeRozan has picked his play up considerable, but his price hasn’t caught up with him. Dallas isn’t a great team by any means, and they should struggle to contain him. I’d say he’s likely to be the play of the day here but I will admit that it does make me feel a little bit uneasy.

Seth Curry (10200/5300/5200) – Seth Curry is now in a position where his price is back in line with what his production could be. With a healthy team, he’s not seeing the minutes and usage like he was, but he’s still someone that can put together a good game. I think he’s a good bet to crack 25 points again tonight.

SMALL FORWARD:

Andrew Wiggins (13300/7000/7000) – Wiggins is finally starting to turn his play around, looking to finish the season out on a strong note. The price is still high for what he’s been doing, but at some point soon, he’s going to break through the ceiling. It could certainly come against Portland, and I think he’s someone that I wouldn’t mind using in tournaments tonight.

Harrison Barnes (11600/5600/5900) – I really don’t love any of the other options tonight, and with his price diving a bit finally after weeks of doing very little, I feel comfortable using Barnes in some tournament lineups tonight. He’s not my favorite, and I will only be using him on sites that require two small forwards.

POWER FORWARD:

LaMarcus Aldridge (13000/7300/6900) – Aldridge is actually someone I have a great deal of interest in tonight. He actually might be one player I like more than DeRozan. His price is still way too low on DraftKings, so I am going to be using him heavily there. The Knicks aren’t going to stand a chance against him.

Dirk Nowitzki (11900/6000/6000) – Dirk makes it on to this list as a result of having a safe floor for this matchup. He’s having a great season for where he is at in his career. He’s never going to be the sexiest pick to use, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t consider him tonight.

CENTER:

Karl-Anthony Towns (19200/10400/10700) – KAT is just too good going against a team that won’t be able to stop him. Jusuf Nurkic took a big step forward after the half way point in the season, but I’m not going to believe that he’s someone that is going to stand a chance against KAT tonight.

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