PG: Goran Dragic, Miami Heat vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Goran Dragic has returned from the gnarly black eye which recently cost him a game, and he’s put up back-to-back 40-fantasy point games. After dropping 33 points, 5 boards, 2 assists, a block, a steal, and 5 3s on the New Orleans Pelicans, Dragic came right back to post a 19-point, 10-assist double-double with 5 rebounds, 3 steals, and 2 3s against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Dragic will have to take on a bigger load on offense tonight against the Blazers with Dion Waiters out due to a sprained ankle. The Dragon is certainly more than capable of carrying his share, especially against Portland. He flirted with a triple-double by putting up 18 points, 9 rebounds, and 8 assists in his first meeting with the Blazers back in December.
SG: Jordan Clarkson, Los Angeles Lakers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
Jordan Clarkson continues to be the most consistent scorer in a Lakers team that keeps piling up the losses. The third-year point guard is putting up 20.4 points, 3 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.8 3-pointers in 33 minutes in March. He’s coming off a team-high 21 points, with 5 boards and 4 3s in the Lakers’ most recent loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.
Clarkson’s going to get a lot of playing time and the lion’s share of shots in that Lakers team going forward. That should make him a good candidate to rack up the fantasy points against a Cavs team that’s giving up the 3rd-most fantasy points to opposing guards over the course of the season. Clarkson had 20 points, 5 boards, and 4 3s in his first meeting with the Cavs in December.
SF: T.J. Warren, Phoenix Suns @ Detroit Pistons
T.J. Warren is loving life as one of the Suns’ main scoring options. The third-year small forward has led the team in scoring in back-to-back games. He dropped 24 points and 9 boards against the hapless Kings, and followed that up with 26 and 5 against the equally inept Orlando Magic. Warren is also adding blocks and steals, which is why he’s hovered near the 40 fantasy point mark in those two games.
Warren should also enjoy his upcoming matchup with the Detroit Pistons, who have given up some big games to small forwards in recent games. Warren knows a thing or two about putting points up against the Pistons. He had 18 in their first meeting this season.
PF: Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
Anthony Davis hasn’t been able to breach the 50 fantasy point mark over his last few games. Even without DeMarcus Cousins, he only put up a modest line of 24 points, 15 boards, 2 blocks and a steal against the Houston Rockets, which was good for 48 points in FanDuel.
Boogie is expected to be back tonight against the Timberwolves, but Davis still has a decent chance at being the top fantasy player in NBA DFS tonight because of his matchup with Minnesota. The Brow has simply shredded the Wolves this season. In their first two meetings, Davis is averaging 43.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals, a block, and 2 3s. If you’re going to invest in a star tonight, let it be the Brow.
C: Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons vs. Phoenix Suns
After a couple of subpar fantasy games in a row, Drummond finally broke out with an 8-point, 22-rebound, 2-steal game against the Toronto Raptors, which was good for 37 fantasy points in FanDuel. Drummond can be a confounding player at times, but he can sure deliver jaw-dropping numbers at any given night.
Tonight could be one of those nights as he squares off against the Phoenix Suns. With Alex Len and Alan Williams taking over center duties, the Suns have given up the 3rd-most fantasy points to opposing centers over the last 10 games. Drummond faced off against Len in their first matchup back in November, and had 18 points and 14 rebounds.