NBA DFS Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings – 3/26/17

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:

Damian Lillard (17600/NA/9500) – Interesting night tonight, as we’ve got FantasyDraft and DraftKings running the same slate, but then FanDuel doing their own thing. The slate on DK is much better in my opinion, so I’ll focus on theirs. Damian Lillard has been playing lights out basketball in March, and now gets a matchup with a Lakers team that he should once again smoke. They can keep games close enough that I don’t think we need to worry about a blowout here.

Jeff Teague (13200/7400/7000) – Teague has been playing extremely well in his own right, and actually sees somewhat of a discount from where we had him on Friday. The matchup is good going against the Sixers in a matchup that I think he should be able to dominate quite easily. There are a ton of options in this range, and I do think that some players might look past Teague for the other players in the range. He wasn’t extremely highly owned on Friday night’s slate.

SHOOTING GUARD:

Jrue Holiday (13600/NA/7200) – Outside of having very low ownership of Devin Booker on Friday, my only other misstep was having no ownership of Jrue Holiday. He really pulled off a big game, and that caused his price to jump again tonight. The point guard matchup against Denver is typically one of those matchups that we want to try to take advantage of, so another 40-point game could be right around the corner for him.

D’Angelo Russell (13300/NA/7000) – Russell is one hell of a high upside roller coaster. He’s been pretty solid, but his price is now at a point where it makes almost no sense to play him. Well, except for the fact that he could end up going over 50 points again. That is enough for me to consider using him in some of my tournament lineups. I think he’s a little too out of my range for cash games, but that high price will keep folks off of him in tournaments.

SMALL FORWARD:

Paul George (16000/8800/8700) – I had written Paul George up on Friday, but then on the podcast, I backed off because I thought that the Nuggets would put Wilson Chandler on him and I do think Chandler is good enough to shut him down. Wrong. I didn’t see too much of the game, but he was able to call his own number down the stretch, and the same thing could happen again tonight. There of course is at least some risk of a blowout, but I’ll take the chances.

Andre Roberson (NA/3800/NA) – I totally forgot that I left this in here, but if you are doing the slate over on FanDuel, I think you could do a lot worse than Roberson. He’s cheap, has little upside, but since most of the guys over there are really expensive and salary relief is going to be needed in a big way. Best case scenario is he pops out 25 fantasy points. You don’t want to heard the worst case scenario.

POWER FORWARD:

Julius Randle (13400/NA/7100) – I love the matchup tonight for Julius Randle against the Portland Trailblazers. They’ve struggled for awhile against power forwards, and Randle is one of the types I can really see them having a hard time with. The price is fair for what I think he could finish with tonight, so I will definitely end up with a hefty amount of him in my tournament lineups tonight.

Wilson Chandler (12600/NA/6400) – Chandler is seeing a ton of minutes right now, and I think this game against the Pelicans will be one that he will go overlooked, especially when I think they send him to the bench for this game. His minutes shouldn’t fluctuate in that situation, but it could certainly send some people off of him. I think he could still do what he needs to do, and should put up another good game.

CENTER:

Myles Turner (12700/6500/6400) – This is one of the easiest matchups on the day. The Sixers have been the best matchup for centers all year, except if you are Robin Lopez. Turner isn’t being asked to score as much, but I think that he’ll see an increased chance for rebounds and blocks tonight to compensate for that. I still think he’ll score just fine, and his price is something I have no issue paying.

Strategy

Thanks for reading! Don’t ever hesitate to reach out in the comments, follow us on Twitter @researchandwin or email us at host@researchfantasy.com!