Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!

Lost password? [X]

Receive free daily analysis:

NFL    NBA    MLB

Already have an account? Log in here.

[X]

Forgot Password


[X]

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (2/24/19): NBA DFS Lineups


Just three games on the main slate means get ready for some repetition. There will be a lot of the same players throughout most of the winning lineups so look for those guaranteed studs and those one or two prime sleepers. The Toronto Raptors starters and bench should have no limitations going up against the Magic, but that won't come close to the scoring upside the Denver-Los Angeles matchup has.

You can go either way and both games are perfect for stacking. As much as I love playing as many Nuggets as possible tonight, that's exactly what I am afraid of. The Nuggets have so many options ready to utilize that it's hard to predict the hot hand every night outside of Nikola Jokic. My gut says Will Barton and Danilo Gallinari play well for their respective teams, but the more I look at the games, the more I like the potential of the Magic versus Raptors. Not only is Kyle Lowry a lock for tonight, but rostering Aaron Gordon, Evan Fournier, and Nikola Vucevic actually seems like a viable strategy.

As always make sure to check the status of players before the opening tip. For the rest of  the article, I will be providing with my daily fantasy basketball lineup for DraftKings on 2/24/19.

Editor's Note: Our friends at Monkey Knife Fight have the best, most fun, fastest growing DFS props game! It's super simple to play and to win real money. Just choose your NBA, NHL or PGA game, and make your picks! Get a 100% instant deposit bonus up to $50 using promo code: BALLER. That's $50 for free - don't miss out! Play Now!

 

DraftKings DFS Guards

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander - PG/SG @ DEN ($4,000)

Have to love playing decent guards against the Denver Nuggets. Yes, they have great options to help in case they get beat, but it won't be enough to stop Shai Gilgeous-Alexander from getting to his spots. Despite his general inconsistency, Gilgeous-Alexander has shown veteran-type traits and attributes on the court. He uses his body well, and when he isn't able to beat his defender based on speed or strength, he willingly passes it up. Not the best for DFS, but it shows his ability to make the right play. Since the Nuggets won't get rolled over like other teams, look for Alexander to take into his own hands more often than not. He will continue to find the open man, but with such a low price, I love his upside against a quality team. Alexander is going to be one of those players that plays above his level and will live up to the moment. The Clippers will need production from the backcourt and I fully expect Alexander to deliver.

Allonzo Trier - PG/SG vs. SAS ($3,700)

The Knicks don't have much, if any, upside tonight. Yes, the Spurs defense isn't the same as it has been in previous years, but they still play a focused game of basketball on most nights. The biggest thorn in the Spurs side is playing down to their competition. They have proven they can play with some of the best, but they have also exposed themselves and been beaten by some of the league's worst. Tonight, it's literally the league's worst versus the Spurs and that means the only hope is for New York to bank on their isolation players. Allonzo Trier is one of the few players in the rotation that is able to score against most players and will shoot without hesitation, even if he's missed every shot to that point.

 

DraftKings DFS Forwards

Rudy Gay - SF/PF @ NYK ($5,700)

I mean, there isn't much to this pick because it's fairly self-explanatory. The Knicks are lacking in just about every defensive category and they even struggle to put together consistent offense. All in all, that means the Spurs are going to have more than enough chances to do anything they want this game and I like the idea of Rudy Gay having complete freedom in MSG. His price isn't too high for his projected and even if there is a blowout, I still trust Gay to get his share of production even in limited minutes. Best case scenario is that the Knicks are just shooting incredibly well, keep this game close and Gay get's legitimate minutes and is needed to produce.

JaMychal Green - SG/SF @ DEN ($4,400)

JaMychal Green has never been at the forefront of the "consistently productive players" conversation, but that doesn't mean he fails the eye test. He focuses on rebounding, defense, and second chance points, which actually makes him a consistent frontcourt option in the rotation, just outside of fantasy basketball and DFS conversations. While with the Clippers, there hasn't been much in regards to Green's upside moving forward seeing how he will have to play behind Montrezl Harrell, his biggest obstacle. When on the court, he will get rebounds and and do what needs to be done but you need to play him against the right matchup. Tonight is the right matchup. The Nuggets lack toughness and defense in their frontcourt, so even though Paul Millsap does bring defense, Green has the athleticism to counter most of how Millsap, or hopefully Trey Lyles, will guard him.

 

DraftKings DFS Centers

Marc Gasol - C vs. ORL ($5,600)

Just because I mentioned Nikola Vucevic in the introduction doesn't mean that I would suggest fading Marc Gasol in this matchup. It may put you in a dilemma for who to roster at center, but both surprisingly have equal upside against each other. Vucevic might have the athletic advantage, but both players are able to produce regardless of who is defending them because of their skill-set. This game should revolve around the frontcourt and while there is plenty of backcourt upside, I think both Gasol and Vucevic will have defensive upside, giving a bonus to whoever rosters them. Like stated earlier, Vucevic versus Toronto is good-to-go, but if you need to save the salary, Gasol can provide the perfect, lower-priced option.

More Fantasy Basketball Analysis




More Recent Articles

 

2020 Regression Candidates: Breakout Outfielders

Every season in MLB you can count on the fact that you will have breakout performances from players. Sometimes these breakout performances can be seen coming a mile away and sometimes they catch you entirely by surprise. Regardless of which type of breakout we see, you will almost always have to pay up for that... Read More


Bases Loaded Podcast - Quality Start Episode 1

Mike Kurland (@Mike_Kurland) and Matt Williams (@MattWi77iams) of the Turn Two Podcast come together for a new co-pod series called "Quality Start". This will be a joint effort and episodes will be found on Bases Loaded as well as the Turn Two Podcast. We are joined by Jorge Montanez (@Roto_Nino) as well for this one.... Read More


2020 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers - Adrian Houser

In life, there seem to be two kinds of people, the flashy and the boring. “Flashy” people like high-end materialistic things such as nice clothing or an expensive car. "Boring” people prefer the simpler things in life like spending time with their loved ones. This seems to be true when it comes to fantasy baseball,... Read More


Taking Out the Trash: Pitchers Who Should Junk Their Worst Pitch

Pitch mix changes can make or break a player’s season. That obviously goes for fantasy value as well as real-life. We've already seen how throwing an effective pitch more often could make a huge improvement a la Patrick Corbin. Sometimes pitchers just need to eliminate a pitch to see their numbers improve. Consider the following: Mitch... Read More


ADP Showdown – Trevor Story vs. Trea Turner

Pitchers and catchers have officially reported and position player workouts are getting underway, which means baseball season is officially upon us! Maybe you haven’t started prepping for your drafts, but fortunately for you, there have already been plenty of drafts, which means that fantasy players out there have already started dealing with tough draft position... Read More


Using Sabermetrics for Fantasy Baseball: Pitcher Statcast

Statcast metrics such as Barrels and Brls/BBE are great ways to evaluate a batter's performance, so it is only natural to assume that the metrics would be predictive for pitchers as well. As much as batters want to hit a Barrel every time, pitchers want to avoid them at all costs. Yet there is evidence... Read More


2020 Fantasy Baseball Staff Rankings

Below you will find RotoBaller's 2020 fantasy baseball rankings, tiers and auction dollar values for the 2020 MLB season. Our Ranking Wizard displays our staff's rankings for various league formats, all in one easy place. Here's what you'll find: Mixed, Head-to-Head, Points, AL/NL Only, Two-Catcher Top 2020 prospects, Dynasty leagues, Keeper values Export the rankings easily... Read More


Bases Loaded Podcast - All Things Fantasy Baseball w/ Nick Pollack (@PitcherList)

Mike Kurland (@Mike_Kurland) is  joined by Nick Pollack (@PitcherList) and they discuss all things fantasy baseball! Subscribe to the Bases Loaded podcast, part of RotoBaller Radio's Podcast Network. Like and Subscribe to the RotoBaller channel on Youtube to get all our latest podcasts and catch us on iTunes and BlogTalkRadio as well! Be sure to also tune... Read More


Finding Combo-Player Values Using Z-Scores and ATC Projections

Towards the end of last season, I asked the question – “Draft Speed or Pound the Power?” Loaded in this seemingly simple query are two contradictory approaches – one for power and one for speed. Power Approach 1: Home run totals are dramatically up in baseball these days. Therefore, there are many power bats available... Read More


ADP Showdown - Whit Merrifield vs Austin Meadows

Spring training is officially underway, which means baseball season is upon us! Maybe you haven’t started prepping for your drafts, but fortunately for you, there have already been plenty of drafts, which means that fantasy players out there have already begun dealing with tough draft position decisions. The outfield position is deep as always, but... Read More


2020 Keeper Value Rankings - Third Base

Keeper Value Rankings are intended for Keeper Leagues in which a fantasy owner must forfeit a designated draft pick in order to keep a player into the upcoming season. These rankings are based on Keeper "Values". In the marketing world, Value can be defined as the extent to which a good or service (player) is... Read More


2020 Dynasty Leagues: Players to Sell (Premium Content)

As draft day approaches in dynasty leagues, the window to sell-high on a big name has never been better. The first days of spring training are a chance to cash in on players who may have hit their peak value before the 2020 season begins. Bartering is a matter of risk vs reward. You hate... Read More


Bases Loaded Podcast: Early Round Values

Mike Kurland (@Mike_Kurland) is joined by Jorge Montanez (@Roto_Nino) and Zach Braff (@BraffZ) and they discuss early round values. They go through and highlight a few players that are going inside the top 150 in ADP that offer a great chance to return profit. Subscribe to the Bases Loaded podcast, part of RotoBaller Radio's Podcast... Read More


Second Year Pitcher Preview: Fantasy Baseball 2020 ADP Analysis

Host Anthony Aniano of RotoBaller Radio discuss the 2020 fantasy baseball season and keeps you updated with all the latest news and analysis Be sure to tune into RotoBaller Radio on SiriusXM (channel Sirius 210, XM 87) - every weekday morning between 6-7 AM ET, every weekday afternoon from 1-2 PM ET, Saturday nights from 9-11 PM ET... Read More


Relief Pitchers to Target for Holds

Hold on... there are fantasy leagues that reward middle relievers, not just starters and closers? Yes, there are, and leagues that reward holds are one of the fastest-growing segments of fantasy baseball as real baseball continues to diminish the role of the starter in favor of building deep bullpens with multiple relievers that throw 95+... Read More