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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (2/27/19): NBA DFS Lineups


After a very modest three-game slate on Tuesday, the league responds with a monstrous, 11-game bonanza. The night won't end this way, but right now every game looks like it has very high upside in terms of competitiveness. Bad teams are playing other bad teams, up and coming teams are playing other up and comers, and one of the league's better teams is facing a fresh face in the Western Conference. Even though the Milwaukee Bucks will more than likely win this game, the Kings are going to keep it close. There isn't a specific game to stack tonight, but the Pelicans-Lakers looks more enticing the more I look at the statistical background. Oh yeah, tonight is going to be all about the Holiday's.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy basketball lineup picks for DraftKings on 2/27/19. These DFS lineup picks can vary from higher-priced players and elite options to lower-priced players and value picks on DraftKings.

You can also check out today's FanDuel lineup picks. As always, don't set your lineups too early. Be sure to check all the NBA starting lineups and player statuses and availability prior to opening tip. Find me in the NBA Chat Room or @HalfCourtJester on Twitter.

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DraftKings DFS Guards

Jrue Holiday - PG, at LAL ($7,600)

It seems like every time I write this article, Trey Burke is flashing all up in my face. Ignoring his low price and incredible upside have become a staple of my daily routine. "Hey look, Trey Burke is actually facing a skeptical defense, no way he flops tonight." Well. You know the rest of where that goes. He's been inconsistent and rostering him is wavering closer to the dumb side, rather than just the bold side. It seems like the days you don't play him are the games he plays the best, so tonight I am going to make sure I roster Jrue Holiday instead. Of course, there is nothing wrong with placing Burke in the lineup and atleast hoping for a big game, but as a buffer, I am making sure I have a sure thing when it comes to guards. Holiday has had one bad game in his five games in Los Angeles. It really doesn't help the Lakers case that Holiday has crushed opposing defenses, literally regardless of who they put in front of him.

Joe Ingles - SG/SF, vs LAC ($5,000)

Joe Ingles start to the season was fairly slow, but he has started picking up his efficiency in his most recent games. Believe it or not, there's something about the Clippers defense that bothers me. They play well as a team and even though they don't have the individual talent to lock down superstars, I do think they will focus on players other than Ingles. They won't just let him get his shots off, but I honestly don't expect it to matter. Ingles plays better at home and the Jazz whooped up on the Clippers the last time they met. I don't expect a different result, but I do expect different box score numbers from Ingles specifically. He only scored six points on eight shots which is wholly uncharacteristic of Ingles, mainly why I think he responds with a nice outing tonight.

 

DraftKings DFS Forwards

Justin Holiday - SG/SF, vs. CHI ($4,000)

REVENGE GAME. His tenure with the Grizzlies has been great to start, but it doesn't change where the Grizzlies are as a whole. Moving forward, it's unclear whether Holiday will continue to get close to 30 minutes a game. I would assume he would continue to get starts, simply paving the way for younger players to come in and go, "Yeah, Justin Holiday just played great defense and offered perfect spacing, I should do that." That isn't happening just yet, but seems like the way things should be going in Memphis. Tonight, there is no way that happens because there has been nothing indicating they will simply stop giving Holiday his opportunities. He took a slight dip over the past week and really sacrificed some of his shots, but Holiday has always been an inconsistent scorer. I won't comment on his outlook because it isn't relevant, but tonight I love the idea of Holiday playing against his former team, and especially since his former team's defense has been abysmal against opposing small forwards.

Jae Crowder - SF/PF, vs. LAC ($4,100)

I will admit, I do have a bit of a fan bias towards Jae Crowder. I mean...it's not like my gamertag his about his hair or anything, but do be wary of his troubling inconsistencies. It's not how he plays, just how he contributes in the box score. The Jazz value his defense and impact over everything as they should, but it doesn't mean he won't have big games every now and again. Like I said earlier, the Clipper defense is interesting. They would rather have the Jazz rely on three-point shooting from players like Jae Crowder and Joe Ingles, rather than letting Ricky Rubio and Rudy Gobert run the paint. Luckily, Patrick Beverely can handle any point guard-guarding duties, which means the usage should be fairly spread out tonight. These past two games from Crowder have been his most consistent this season, so instead of seeing him simmer down, I expect this to turn more into a week-long trend. Crowder will not be some 20 PPG scorer moving forward, but that could very well be the case for the next two or three games. Don't fade the hot hand.

 

DraftKings DFS Centers

Anthony Davis - PF/C, at LAL ($7,200)

Why wouldn't Anthony Davis try to show out in front of his future fans?...

Ok, but seriously, I don't want to talk to much about this pick in case it causes his price to rise. I know, I know. This isn't ANTHONY DAVIS, but are you kidding me with that price? His usage is still at an unreal rate and he is posting better stat lines than players who actually want to be with the teams they're on. Honestly, the more I think about it, more so, the more I think about what I would do if I were Alvin Gentry, the more the idea of Davis literally not playing one minutes makes sense. Granted, I don't see it happening, but if it does, I need to add Interim-NBA Coach in my Twitter bio. You know, just in case.

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