FanDuel & DraftKings NBA Daily Picks: Fantasy lineup & advice 3/3/18
Stock up on Spurs and Heat players for your Saturday night NBA DFS lineups as they look set to provide a lot of value.
PG – Dejounte Murray, San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Lakers
Murray continues to impress when the Spurs desperately need him to. The second-year guard followed up his stat-sheet-stuffing performance against the Cavs with 18 points, nine boards, and five assists against the Pelicans. Murray stepped up his scoring with the absence of LaMarcus Aldridge, who went down with a sprained ankle. The young guard will need to carry the load for the Spurs again, but he’ll have another strong matchup to do it against as he takes on the Lakers. In his first meeting with LA, Murray went off for 14 points, 11 boards, five assists, three steals and a block.
Also consider: Goran Dragic, Miami Heat vs Detroit Pistons
It’s time to go to the Goran Dragic well one more time. The Dragon continues to produce as he had a respectable 19 points and seven assists in a blowout loss to the Lakers. He now has a highly advantageous matchup up next against the Pistons, who are on the second night of a back-to-back. He’s mopped the floor with Detroit’s defense this season, putting up 25.0 points and 8.7 assists in three meetings against them.
SG – Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat vs Detroit Pistons
Wade’s return home is going pretty well. He had a second-straight 20-point performance against the Lakers with both Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington out due to injury. Those two are still doubtful to return against Detroit, so Wade once again figures to be a big beneficiary.
Also consider: Gary Harris, Denver Nuggets @ Cleveland Cavaliers
Harris has been spectacular of late. He’s reached 5x value in basically five consecutive games. He was lights out from the field last night against the Grizzlies as he had 26 points on 11-of-19 shooting and also added four steals. The Cavs have shown that their perimeter defense remains a glaring problem, and Harris could be one of the Nuggets that can capitalize on that defense the most.
SF – Josh Richardson, Miami Heat vs Detroit Pistons
Similar to Dragic, Richardson has just wrecked the Pistons defense this season. He’s averaging 18.7 points on 55 percent shooting in three games against them and is adding 5.0 assists, 1.7 steals, and 1.0 block. Richardson has also been an absolute thief recently, picking up 16 steals over his last four games. He should be able to earn himself a few more against a weary Pistons team that’s tired and short on confidence.
Also consider: Rudy Gay, San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Lakers
Gay stepped up to the plate in a big way when Aldridge went down against the Pelicans. He finished with 19 points, five boards, four assists, three blocks, and a steal in just 24 minutes of action. He should get even more minutes if Aldridge misses out against the Lakers, and with LA also suddenly short on functioning wings, Gay should be able to thrive fantasy-wise.
PF – Blake Griffin, Detroit Pistons @ Miami Heat
Griffin continued to struggle from the field last night against Orlando, but he still ended up with a near triple-double. It’s admittedly a risk to pick him on the second night of a back-to-back especially with his confidence not so high at the moment, but the Heat have been getting absolutely killed by opposing power forwards recently and Griffin remains highly valuable given his relatively low price.
Also consider: Jarell Martin, Memphis Grizzlies @ Orlando Magic
Martin has been one of the beneficiaries of Memphis’ ongoing tank job. He had 16 points and seven rebounds last night against the Nuggets, his third game of at least 16 points and six boards in his last six outings. If JaMychal Green continues to sit out due to illness and Marc Gasol sits out on the second night of a back-to-back, Martin will have even more opportunities to produce solid numbers against the Magic.
C – Clint Capela, Houston Rockets vs Boston Celtics
Capela picked right up where he left off following a brief one-game absence as he lit up the Clippers for 22 points, 14 rebounds, and two steals. Capela has been a consistent force over the last couple of weeks. He’s topped 40 fantasy points in FanDuel in seven of his last 12 games and has dipped below 30 just once. He’ll have a great chance to fly over 40 points as he takes on a Celtics team that’s been getting consistently crushed by big men of late.
Also consider: Joffrey Lauvergne, San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Lakers
With both Pau Gasol and Aldridge doubts to feature against LA, Lauvergne stands to be the big winner. The Frenchman had 14 points and seven boards against the Pelicans and also went off for 26 points and 11 boards in 24 minutes against the Nuggets just before the break. If he gets a chance to play significant minutes, he will most likely make the most of it.
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