Daily Fantasy Basketball Playbook for 3/2
Mark Kaplan brings you the best NBA DFS plays for Monday March 2nd, 2015. Helping you set your lineup and win in daily fantasy hoops
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This is an uncommon Monday as there are only five games on the slate tonight. Before I delve into tonight's players, I want to apologize about not having a backup plan in yesterday's playbook incase Enes Kanter played. Mitch McGary was only a good option if Kanter wasn't going to play, but he ended up playing and I had nothing in the playbook about what to do in that scenario. On the bright side, THIS happened to me yesterday.
The point guard position is loaded tonight as Chris Paul and Stephen Curry are easily the top options at the position. I prefer Paul though because he consistently flirts with 50 fantasy points on Fanduel, while Curry is lucky to get to that mark on Fanduel. Tyreke Evans is good for 35 fantasy points, but that is just below value on Fanduel. Deron Williams has been playing great as of late and doesn't cost that much. Two low-tier players I really like are Greivis Vasquez and Ish Smith. Vasquez is going to get heavy minutes with Kyle Lowry out. The shooting guard position has some great value options in Jamal Crawford, Louis Williams, and even Henry Walker. I'm fading Bledsoe on Fanduel because his price tag is ridiculously high. Klay Thompson is the best option on Fanduel based on his consistency and reasonably low price tag.
The small forward position actually has a good amount of options as Andrew Wiggins and Draymond Green are the clear cut top plays at the position. Harrison Barnes and Quincy Pondexter are safe low-tier options. Also, I like James Johnson as a GPP option because he'll see more playing time with Lowry out and he has the ability to produce big games. The power forward position is brutal tonight with no great options at the position. I prefer Draymond Green on DraftKings at power forward. Nerlens Noel is the best option at the position (assuming he plays). Some quality low-tier options are Marcus Morris and Dante Cunningham. With Andrew Bogut not playing, David Lee becomes an intriguing option, especially if he starts.
The center position is loaded again as DeAndre Jordan and Hassan Whiteside are both great options. I prefer Jordan over Whiteside because Jordan is basically a lock for 45 fantasy points. Alex Len and Omer Asik continue to solid low-tier options. I'd consider using Gorgui Dieng if Nikola Pekovic doesn't play. Good luck tonight
Here is the Daily Fantasy Basketball Playbook for Monday March 2nd:
|Chris Paul||Clippers||6,900||10,000||9,900||Expensive, but he's a lock for 50 FP on DK|
|Tyreke Evans||Pelicans||5,800||8,400||7,700||Good option if you have the money as he'll reach 40 FP on DK|
|Deron Williams||Nets||4,750||6,200||6,600||Has at least 39 FP in 3 out of the last 5 games|
|Ish Smith||Sixers||3,300||3,500||3,000||Risky punt play that is playing about 25 minutes a game. Prefer G. Vasquez with Lowry out|
|Klay Thompson||Warriors||5,350||7,200||7,700||Great price on FD and a lock for 35 FP.|
|Jamal Crawford||Clippers||4,650||5,700||5,500||T-Wolves are brutal vs SG. Would become close to a must-start if Redick does not play|
|Louis Williams||Raptors||4,300||5,100||4,300||Boom/bust type of player that is good for GPPs. Like him more with Lowry out.|
|Henry Walker||Heat||3,500||4,200||3,600||Still a good punt play that has at least 13 FGA in 3 straight games|
|Andrew Wiggins||Wolves||4,700||6,600||6,400||Playing tons of minutes and has a great matchup|
|Draymond Green||Warriors||5,400||7,300||6,800||Has produced 40-plus FP in 3 straight games. Just make sure he plays|
|Harrison Barnes||Warriors||3,950||4,400||4,400||Quality low-tier option|
|Quincy Pondexter||Pelicans||3,600||4,100||3,600||Playing about 34 minutes a game for the Pelicans|
|Nerlens Noel||Sixers||4,800||6,800||6,200||Safe mid-tier option that produces in blocks/steals|
|Dante Cunningham||Pelicans||3,700||4,100||3,400||Great low-tier play that has produced at least 28 FP in 3 straight games|
|Marcus Morris||Suns||3,800||4,000||4,000||Starting to play more minutes for the Suns|
|DeAndre Jordan||Clippers||6,500||9,700||8,900||He's putting up monster numbers recently and will continue that success tonight vs the T-Wolves.|
|Hassan Whiteside||Heat||5,600||7,600||8,200||Safe mid-tier option that can blow up for a big game|
|Alex Len||Suns||4,400||5,100||5,600||Like him as a value play on Aces/FD|