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FanDuel NBA DFS Lineup Picks (3/4/19): Daily Fantasy Basketball Advice


The Association features seven games to open the 21st week of the NBA season. While the Nuggets at the Spurs is probably the best game on the slate with it being the only matchup that features two teams currently in the playoffs, it is not the most intriguing. That honor, of course, belongs to the Lakers-Clippers matchup. The Lakers are free falling and there is nothing the Clippers would love to do more than prevent the Lakers from righting the ship anytime soon. The Clippers and Lakers have split the first two meetings and the teams combined to tally at least 225 points in each of those outings.

On the injury front, there are several injuries to keep an eye on before setting your lineup tonight. John Collins (illness), Anthony Davis (illness), Hassan Whiteside (hip), DeAndre Jordan (ankle), and Goran Dragic (calf) are among the major players with game time decision destinations.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy basketball lineup picks for FanDuel on 3/4/19. These DFS lineup picks can vary from higher-priced players and elite options to lower-priced players and value picks on FanDuel. You can also check out today's DraftKings lineup picks. And make sure you're checking out the latest Live NBA Vegas Odds over at Lineups.com, with spreads, MLs, O/Us, and line movements from all the major sports books.Good luck!

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FanDuel DFS Guards

Elfrid Payton - PG, @ UTA ($6,500)

There are several good options at point guard, but I decided to go with Payton as a result of his solid all-around play since returning to action on January 22nd. During this stretch of six games, the 25-year-old has accumulated the third most assists in the league (57) as he has doled out at least nine assists in five of those contests. He also rebounded the ball well and added a few steals and blocks as well.

Payton has struggled shooting the ball lately, missing 30 of his last 45 shots. However, he has been better on the road than at home this year, making 45.7 percent of his shots away the Smoothie King Center compared to just 40.4 percent when playing there.

De'Aaron Fox, Eric Bledsoe, Jamal Murray, Elfrid Payton, Derrick WhiteTrae Young, Dennis Smith Jr. Patrick BeverleyGoran Dragic, Landry Shamet, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander are other options at point guard for tonight.

Malcolm Brogdon - SG, @ PHO ($6,500)

The 26-year-old shooting guard (foot) sat out Saturday's loss to the Jazz, though he isn't listed on the team's injury report for this game against the Suns. Brogdon has continued to shoot the lights out over the last nine contests, connecting on 50.9 percent of his shots overall and 40.4 percent (17 of 42) of his three-point attempts. The third-year pro is averaging 18.3 points along with 4.6 assists and 3.6 rebounds during this stretch. Overall, he has scored in double-figures in 17 straight appearances, which includes topping the 20-point mark in each of his last three games.

Brogdon scored 22 points on 8-for-10 shooting, including 3-for-3 from long distance, along with four assists and three rebounds in the first meeting against the Suns.

Buddy HieldLuka Doncic, Donovan Mitchell, Jrue Holiday, DeMar DeRozan, Devin Booker, Khris Middleton, and Lou Williams are other solid higher-end options. Meanwhile, Damyean Dotson, Pat Connaughton, Kevin Huerter, and Allonzo Trier are good options on the lower end of the price point.

 

FanDuel DFS Forwards

Joe Ingles - SF,  vs. NO  ($6,700)

The 31-year-old small forward is currently playing his best basketball of the season. While he has shot the ball well, it has been his playmaking that has made him a valuable fantasy player.

Ingles has doled out at least six dimes in each of his last five appearances as well as in six of his previous 10 outings. The fifth-year pro is averaging 13.4 points, 6.2 assists, four rebounds, and 2.9 triples while shooting 49.5 percent from the floor an 45.6 percent from beyond the arc since February 1st. He has also scored in double-figures in nine of those games and has produced one double-double during this stretch.

Ingles struggled in the Jazz's last matchup against the Pelicans back in October, tallying just seven points on 2-for-10 shooting, but he has played significantly better at home this season than on the road.

LeBron James, as usual, is the best option at small forward. However, Josh RichardsonDanilo Gallinari, Justise Winslow, Jae Crowder, and Deandre Bembry are playable as well.

Kelly Olynyk - PF, vs. ATL ($5,600)

Olynyk apparently likes to be on the court when the game starts. The 7-footer has been much more productive when he is in the starting lineup this year, particularly recently. He has scored in double-figures, topping the 20-point mark (three times), and grabbed five or more rebounds in each of his last four games. Olynyk also has one double-double during this stretch while draining a three-pointer in eight straight contests.

The 27-year-old is averaging 14.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.7 three-pointers, and 2.6 assists while shooting 54.4 percent from the floor over his last 10 games. LaMarcus Aldridge, Derrick Favors and Dwight Powell are other top options. Cheick Diallo has played well over his last six outings and is a cheap option. Dirk Nowitzki is another inexpensive option and he has been much more effective since being inserted into the starting lineup four games ago. Meanwhile, Bam Adebayo is a strong option if Whiteside is unable to play.

 

FanDuel DFS Centers

Dewayne Dedmon - C, @MIA ($5,800)

The 7-footer has produced two straight double-doubles and grabbed double-digit rebounds in each of his last three outings. He has increased his production across the board over the last 10 contests, compiling 12.7 points along with eight rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.8 steals, and one steal while shooting 51.7 percent from the floor. Dedmon has scored in double-figures in seven of the games during this stretch.

Nikola Jokic is the top play, although Brook Lopez is primed to have a monster game against Phoenix. Mitchell Robinson is a possible option if Jordan misses another game. Jakob Poeltl, Mason Plumlee, Ivica Zubac, and Alex Len are cheaper options. Len is probably not a viable play if Collins is able to return against Miami.

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