DFS NBA Playbook: March 29 Cover Image
DFS NBA Playbook: March 29
Ted Schuster
C.J. McCollum Headshot

McCollum recorded 39 points (15-24 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 6-6 FT), five rebounds, three assists and one steal across 40 minutes during a 122-113 win over the Nuggets on Tuesday.

McCollum was exceptional in tallying his second-highest scoring output of the season in a near must-win game for the team. He has now reached at least 30 points in two of the last three games. McCollum's averages of 23.3 points, 48.8 percent from the field, 42.6 percent from three-point land and 3.6 rebounds per game are all on pace to be career bests.
12:53 am (EST)
Jusuf Nurkic Headshot

Nurkic totaled 33 points (12-15 FG, 9-11 FT), 16 rebounds, three blocks and two assists across 33 minutes during a 122-113 win over the Nuggets on Tuesday.

Nurkic went off for a career-high 33 points as he was clearly motivated to go up against his former team. The offensive outburst signaled a strong bounce back effort after he had scored just nine points on the same number of field goal attempts on Sunday. Owners who picked up Nurkic after he was traded to Portland will continue to reap the benefits as the season comes to a close.
12:53 am (EST)
Jameer Nelson Headshot

Nelson contributed 23 points (8-11 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 3-4 FT), four assists and three rebounds across 34 minutes during a 122-113 loss to the Trail Blazers on Tuesday.

Nelson matched his season high with 23 points and knocked in four three-pointers, his highest total since Feb. 13. He had scored a combined total of just 18 points over the previous four games, so the scoring outburst was unexpected. Emmanuel Mudiay saw no playing time off the bench, so Nelson is locked in for around 30 minutes per game. But don't expect performances like this on a regular basis.
12:52 am (EST)
Mason Plumlee Headshot

Plumlee went for zero points (0-4 FG), three assists, two rebounds and one block during a 122-113 loss to the Trail Blazers on Tuesday.

Plumlee had his worst game of the season as he matched up against his former team. Tuesday's game marked the first time all season he has gone scoreless. Plumlee has failed to exceed 19 minutes in the last three games, so owners should feel free to look long and hard at moving on from him at this point.
12:52 am (EST)
Clint Capela Headshot

Capela scored 21 points (9-10 FG, 3-4 FT) while adding seven rebounds and one block across 30 minutes of action during Tuesday's 113-106 loss to the Warriors.

Capela was excellent on the offensive end, missing just once from the field, and he was rewarded with just his second 30-minute workload in the last 20 games. He also surpassed the 20-point mark for the second time this month and finished second only to James Harden in rebounding. Capela continues to operate extremely efficiently when he is on the court and could stand to benefit from a production standpoint if he continues to receive the requisite amount of playing time.
12:19 am (EST)
James Harden Headshot

Harden notched 24 points (5-20 FG, 1-9 3Pt, 13-13 FT), 13 assists, 11 rebounds and one steal across 38 minutes during Tuesday's 113-106 loss to the Warriors.

Harden endured a putrid shooting performance with Golden State's bevy of capable wing defenders monitoring him, with only his strong foul shooting helping him produce a respectable scoring total. As per usual, despite his struggles he rebounded the ball effectively and set up his teammates at a high rate to record yet another triple-double. Harden had been shooting the ball well prior to this contest, so he should be expected to bounce back in that department Thursday against Portland.
12:12 am (EST)
Dennis Schroder Headshot

Schroder scored 27 points (12-27 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 1-1 FT) while adding nine assists, six rebounds and a steal in 39 minutes during Tuesday's 95-91 win over the Suns.

Both three-pointers came on consecutive shots early in the fourth quarter, kicking off a 17-1 Hawks run that put them in the lead for good. While turnovers have been a problem for Schroder lately -- he lost eight TOs on Tuesday, and is averaging 5.6 a night over his last five games -- he's otherwise been very productive over that stretch, putting up 23.4 points, 7.2 assists, 4.2 boards and 2,0 steals a night.
Yesterday 11:41 pm (EST)
Dwight Howard Headshot

Howard scored 15 points (6-8 FG, 3-5 FT) while adding 11 rebounds, four assists, four blocks and a steal in 36 minutes during Tuesday's 95-91 win over the Suns.

It was his seventh straight double-double and 49th of the season, Howard's most since he racked up 66 for the Magic in 2010-11. The 31-year-old is no longer the offensive threat he was in his younger days, but he's still on pace to average a double-double for an incredible 13th straight season.
Yesterday 11:37 pm (EST)
Ersan Ilyasova Headshot

Ilyasova scored 18 points (6-15 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 4-6 FT) while adding 12 rebounds, an assist and a steal in 33 minutes during Tuesday's 95-91 win over the Suns.

The 29-year-old continues to take advantage of Paul Millsap's absence due to a knee injury, averaging 12.8 points, 9.5 boards, 1.7 three-pointers and 1.0 steals over the last six games. Millsap will remain out until at least Sunday, affording Ilyasova at least two more chances to put up productive lines before he returns to a bench role.
Yesterday 11:33 pm (EST)
Tyler Ulis Headshot

Ulis scored 15 points (6-16 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding 10 assists, six rebounds and a steal in 40 minutes during Tuesday's 95-91 loss to the Hawks.

Despite not having Devin Booker (ankle) to pass the ball to, Ulis still produced his fourth double-double in the last eight games. The rookie is averaging 12.8 points, 9.1 assists, 3.5 boards and 1.6 steals over that stretch as he continues to see big minutes for the tanking Suns.
Yesterday 11:28 pm (EST)
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