DFS NBA Playbook: March 25  Cover Image
DFS NBA Playbook: March 25
Ted Schuster
Stephen Curry Headshot

Curry scored a team-high 27 points (9-18 FG, 5-11 3Pt, 4-4 FT) along with seven rebounds, a season-high 12 assists and six steals over 33 minutes in Friday's 114-100 win over the Kings.

Passing got contagious for Curry and the rest of the Warriors who assisted on 20 of the team's first 22 field goals and registered 21 in the first half -- NBA teams are averaging 22.5 assists per four quarters this season. When the Warriors get into a passing groove like that, a team like the free-falling Kings have no chance. With the Warriors having won five straight in blowout fashion, coach Steve Kerr has been able to give Curry some in-game downtime ahead of an upcoming schedule crunch next week that includes Memphis (Sunday), at Houston (Tuesday), at San Antonio (Wednesday) and Houston (Friday).
7:28 am (EST)
Andre Iguodala Headshot

Iguodala scored nine points (4-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT) along with one rebound and three assists over 27 minutes in Friday's 114-100 win over the Kings.

Iguodala had missed the Warriors' previous game due to a hip injury. The 33-year-old swingman has experienced a mini-renaissance in offense with Kevin Durant (knee) sidelined. He's averaged 6.8 shots and 10.8 points in 28.6 minutes per game over the last 10.
7:11 am (EST)
Joakim Noah Headshot

Noah will be suspended by the NBA for 20 games for violating its anti-drug program, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.

Noah tested positive for a prohibited over-the-counter supplement, according to the report. He'll miss ten games this season and ten games to begin next season. Noah had been out since having surgery on his left knee on Feb. 27, although he had just started to resume strength training. The suspension will reduce his 2017-18 fantasy value.
6:59 am (EST)
Anthony Davis Headshot

Davis rolled up 33 points (14-24 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-6 FT) with 16 rebounds, two steals, an assist and a blocked shot over 41 minutes in Friday's 117-107 loss against the Rockets.

Davis has been performing well on the road lately, averaging 33.4 points, 12.4 rebounds, 1.4 blocked shot with 1.6 steals per game over his past seven games away from home. Regardless of venue he is an obvious must-start option in all fantasy formats. He'll face the Nuggets on Sunday, a team he scored 50 points against back on Oct. 26. In that game Davis became the first NBA player to post at least 45 points, 15 rebounds, five assists and five steals in a game since steals were recorded in 1973-74.
5:39 am (EST)
Jrue Holiday Headshot

Holiday managed 18 points (7-12 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 0-1 FT) with nine assists, three steals and two blocked shots over 38 minutes in Friday's 117-107 loss against the Rockets.

The former UCLA standout is averaging 15.0 points, 7.3 assists and 1.7 steals per game over his past seven outings. Holiday has hit at least one 3-pointer in 11 of his 12 contests in the month of March. He is finally healthy after a few difficult seasons, getting a chance to show what he can do when he isn't hampered by injury.
5:29 am (EST)
Tim Frazier Headshot

Frazier was scoreless (0-5 FG, 0-4 3Pt) with three rebounds and three assists over 24 minutes in Friday's 117-107 loss to the Rockets.

Frazier made the start but he provided very little in the way of fantasy production. Jordan Crawford and E'Twaun Moore benefitted from Frazier's struggles, seeing plenty of run. The shooting guard spot has been a revolving door for the Pelicans lately. They appeared to shore that spot up in the draft, but they dealt Buddy Hield to Sacramento in the DeMarcus Cousins deal. Expect New Orleans to address that spot again in the offseason.
5:25 am (EST)
Clint Capela Headshot

Capela posted 10 points (5-7 FG) with 13 rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots across 29 minutes in Friday's 117-107 win against the Pelicans.

Capela remains in the Top 5 in field-goal percentage, but it's his defense lately that is trending up. He managed just one blocked shot through the first seven games in March, but he has swatted six shots over the past four outings while snagging 8.5 boards per contest during the span.
5:21 am (EST)
Patrick Beverley Headshot

Beverley posted 17 points (6-11 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 1-2 FT) with six rebounds, two assists and a steal over 31 minutes in Friday's 117-107 victory against the Pelicans.

Beverley was struggling from the perimeter recently, hitting just six total triples in a six-game stretch from March 8-18. He has heated up in a hurry, however, dropping in eight 3-pointers over his past two games. He is averaging 15.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists over the past two outings.
5:18 am (EST)
James Harden Headshot

Harden finished with 38 points (12-24 FG, 5-12 3Pt, 9-11 FT) with a career-high 17 assists, seven rebounds, two steals and a blocked shots over 38 minutes in Friday's 117-107 win against the Pelicans.

Harden has been on fire over the past four games, averaging 39.5 points, 12.3 assists, 9.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game. He has three or more 3-pointers in each of the outings, and he has at least one triple in 20 of his past 21 contests.
5:14 am (EST)
Khris Middleton Headshot

Middleton was limited to six points (1-13 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT) with three rebounds, three assists and three steals over 32 minutes in Friday's 100-97 win against the Hawks.

Middleton is still shooting 48.5 percent from the field in 14 games in the month of March. Consider this poor outing an anomaly, as he is normally very efficient from the floor while chipping in with a handful of triples per contest.
5:06 am (EST)
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