Daily Fantasy Basketball Playbook for 3/12
Mark Kaplan breaks down the top NBA DFS plays for Thursday March 12, 2015. Helping you set a winning daily fantasy hoops lineups
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Tonight is one of my favorite basketball nights of the year as I get to see Grizzlies, in person, vs the Wizards. However, Mike Conley, Zach Randolph. Marc Gasol, and Tony Allen not playing definitely puts a damper on things, but that does mean there will be some great value options from the Grizz. Also, this is an unusual Thursday with five games on the slate as there are usually only two games on a Thursday night.
The point guard position is loaded with quality mid-tier options tonight. Tony Parker is the number one option at the position because his price tag is low and he has been vintage Tony Parker recently. Jeremy Lin and Jordan Clarkson are good low-tier options. Beno Udrih is likely going to get the start for the Grizz, which makes him a superb value option on any site. Nick Calathes is a sneaky contrarian option that will also see a huge bump in minutes for the Grizz as well.
The shooting guard position is crap tonight, especially on Fanduel. James Harden is the best option at the position, but he has struggled vs the Jazz this season. Courtney Lee is a great punt play option, but temper your expectations for him as his ceiling is about 25 FP. Danny Green would become an amazing option at the position if Manu Ginobili does not play. The small small forward position has some quality mid-tier options. Meanwhile, Kawhi Leonard is playing at such a high level right now that I find it hard not putting him in my lineups. Jeff Green burned people last night, but expect him to bounce back with a good game tonight.
Don't over think it at the power forward position, so roster either Derrick Favors and/or Terrence Jones. Jon Leuer is going to be a popular player to target, but he's more of a boom or bust type of player that should only be used in GPPs. The center position is led by Rudy Gobert, who should dominate the Rockets front court. However, I really like Kosta Koufos tonight as he'll get close to a double-double and is practically minimum salary across the board. Marcin Gortat is going to be a contrarian option that will tear up the Grizz front court.
Here is The Daily Fantasy Basketball Playbook for March 12th:
|Tony Parker||Spurs||4,750||6,300||5,900||Has 3 straight games with 40-plus FP.|
|Michael Carter-Williams||Bucks||5,000||7,800||6,500||Safe mid-tier option on DK/Aces|
|Jeremy Lin||Lakers||4,600||5,400||5,000||Good boom or bust play|
|Beno Udrih||Grizzlies||3,800||3,700||3,000||Great punt play that will likely start for the Grizz|
|Khris Middleton||Bucks||4,800||6,500||6,300||Good price for a player that can put up 40 FP on any given night|
|James Harden||Rockets||7,450||11,300||10,800||He's struggled vs the Jazz this season, but SG is super weak tonight|
|Courtney Lee||Grizzlies||3,800||3,500||3,300||Will be forced to play heavy minutes and will get more FGA|
|Kawhi Leonard||Spurs||5,700||8,300||8,100||Has at least 35 FP in 7 straight games. Has produced 40-plus FP on FD in 3 of those games|
|Trevor Ariza||Rockets||4,500||5,600||5,700||Safe mid-tier play that should have no problem reaching value|
|Jeff Green||Grizzlies||4,250||5,100||5,000||Most people will be off of him after last night's bad performance|
|Derrick Favors||Jazz||5,250||7,900||7,800||Consistent player that can put up big games. He's averaging 33 FP in 22 minutes vs HOU this season|
|Terrence Jones||Rockets||5,200||6,700||6,900||Has produced at least 35 FP in 7 out of the past 9 games|
|Rudy Gobert||Jazz||5,100||7,700||7,800||Puts up rebounds and blocks in bunches.|
|Kosta Koufos||Grizzlies||3,800||3,500||3,000||Best value option of the night|
|Marcin Gortat||Cavaliers||4,950||6,700||6,600||Expect another big double-double from him tonight|