We have a seven-game main slate on this beautiful Easter Sunday, April 9th. It is the final day of the regular season for the NBA and we still have some Western Conference teams who are still playing for playoff seeding. The Pelicans who are the 8-seed are taking on the Minnesota Timberwolves who are the 10-seed. Both of those teams can jump out of the play-in with a win and some help.

We also have the 7-seeded Los Angeles Lakers taking on the Utah Jazz and if the Lakers win they could move out of the play-in tournament and to the sixth seed with some help. The Golden State Warriors who are the 6-seed take on the Portland Trail Blazers, and they need to win to most likely stay out of the play-in tournament. Then finally we have the Los Angeles Clippers taking on the Phoenix Suns, if the Clippers win they are locked into the 5-seed if they lose they can fall to the 7th.

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Teams Playing for Something Today

  • Clippers
  • Timberwolves
  • Warriors
  • Lakers
  • Pelicans

Notable NBA Injury Updates

LeBron James (foot) — Questionable

Stephen Curry (hip) — Probable

Anthony Davis (foot) — Questionable

Ja Morant (hand) — Doubtful

Lauri Markkanen (hand) — TBD

Karl-Anthony Towns (calf) — Questionable

Rudy Gobert (back) — Questionable

Jaren Jackson Jr. (elbow) — Doubtful

Talen Horton-Tucker (ankle) — TBD

Keldon Johnson (foot) — TBD

Desmond Bane (knee) — Doubtful

D'Angelo Russell (foot) — Probable

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Favorite Players to Use for DFS Lineups

Anthony Davis, C, Los Angeles Lakers

Anthony Davis is in a smash spot against an awful Utah Jazz defense that ranks 24th in defensive rating. Utah is without their elite rim-protector in Walker Kessler, and Anthony Davis will look to exploit that. These two teams met up just five days ago and AD finished with 21  points 16 rebounds and six assists for 56 fantasy points. He also got to the free throw line 12 times in that contest, and that game was close as well, as the Lakers pulled out a 135-133 victory.

Stephen Curry, PG, Golden State Warriors

The Warriors need to win this game to do everything they can to stay out of the play-in game. This matchup is a great one for Curry against a banged-up and bad Blazers team that struggles defensively. I expect Curry to play over 30 minutes in this one as long as it stays somewhat close, and he could have a huge afternoon if he gets cooking early.

LeBron James, SF, Los Angeles Lakers

As Davis did five days ago, LeBron had a great game as well against this Jazz team. He finished with 37 points, six assists, and six rebounds for 55 fantasy points. I like stacking LeBron and AD together tonight in this great matchup, and you should be able to with all the value on the board today.

Brandon Ingram, SF, New Orleans Pelicans

Ingram has been an absolute stud over his past five games averaging just over 50 fantasy points per game. This game only has a 227-game total that's why I have the three guys above him today because of the game script. With both teams playing for something today however I expect this one to be a great competitive game. It's just scary with both teams ranking in the top five in defensive rating.

Anthony Edwards, SG, Minnesota Timberwolves

Looking at that same game with Anthony Edwards, and I really like his price of $8,600. I just question his ceiling on any given night with KAT back in the lineup and the team is fully healthy. What we do like is his showing us that he can still go over 30 game points in any game as he had against Portland and the Spurs. The only difference is those were great matchups, this one isn't. 

Shaedon Sharpe PG/SG, Portland Trail Blazers

It's been absolutely awesome seeing Shaeson Sharpe play with the ball in his hands over the past five games. Over that span, he has a 30% usage rate and he has scored at least 20 game points in each of those games as well. With his price under $8,000 today, I am all over him.

Favorite Value Players for DFS Lineups

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