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:

Point Guards

Player Team Fantasy Aces Fanduel DraftKings Comments
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

Shooting Guards

Player Team Fantasy Aces Fanduel DraftKings Comments
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

Small Forwards

Player Team Fantasy Aces Fanduel DraftKings Comments
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

Power Forwards

Player Team Fantasy Aces Fanduel DraftKings Comments
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


Player Team Fantasy Aces Fanduel DraftKings Comments
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