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 (3/01/19): NBA DFS Lineups


The 2018-19 NBA season is quickly winding down. With the calendar hitting March, not only does it mean that Spring is almost here but also that the NBA playoffs are on the horizon. While there are only seven games on the 20th Friday of the campaign, five of the contests on today's slate have playoff implications of some sort.

There are two "must watch" games tonight, which are the Nets hosting the Hornets and the Clippers visiting the Kings. Brooklyn is currently seated sixth in the East, but the Nets are 5-8 in their last 13 outings including 2-4 at home. Charlotte is also trending downward as the Hornets have dropped seven of their previous nine games. Still, the Hornets are ninth in the conference and just three games behind the Nets. To add more intrigue, two of the three games between the teams this year have been filled with drama. That includes the last matchup on February 23rd where D'Angelo Russell tied a career high with 40 points in the Nets 117-115 victory.

Meanwhile the race out West is a little tighter as six games separate six teams. The Clippers, who are currently eighth in the conference, have shown to be pretty good on the road and have taken the first three high-scoring matchups this year with the closest game being a nine-point difference. The Kings are ninth in the conference though they are only two games behind the Clippers and have been very good at home. However, Sacramento is 3-10 against Pacific division foes and have lost four of five overall since the trade deadline. On the other hand, Los Angeles is 3-2 over their last five and 9-3 against division opponents.  For the rest of the article, I have provided my daily fantasy basketball lineup for DraftKings on 3/1/19. As always make sure to check the status of players before the opening tip.

Editor's Note: Get any full-season NBA and DFS Premium Pass for 50% off. Our exclusive Preseason Draft Kit, 10 In-Season Lineup/DFS tools, and daily Premium DFS Research. Sign Up Now!

 

DraftKings DFS Guards

Malcolm Brogdon: PG/SG @LAL ($5,600)

With so few games on tap, there are a lot of fantastic options at point guard. Surprisingly some of the best values at the position are at the higher end with Kyrie Irving, D'Angelo Russell, Kemba Walker, Jrue Holiday, and Zach LaVine all having appealing matchups.

Given all that, I decided to feature Brogdon as he has played extremely well all season, although particularly so over the last 16 games. Plus, the Lakers have been awful on the defensive end especially against the top-eight teams in the East. They also have had trouble containing opposing backcourts all year -- meaning that Eric Bledsoe is also a quality play. Additionally, the over/under for the game is set at 236 points so a lot of scoring is expected.

Brogdon, who has been on fire over the last five contests, has scored in double-figures in a season-high 16 consecutive games. The 26-year-old also has been more consistent rebounding the ball lately, posting five or more rebounds in 11 of those outings. He is averaging 17.4 points, 1.8 triples, 5.1 rebounds, and three dimes while shooting 49 percent from the floor and 42 percent from long distance since January 18th.

Devin Booker, De'Aaron Fox, Lou Williams, Brandon Ingram, and Spencer Dinwiddie are also solid plays. However, Dinwiddie is coming off a thumb injury that cost him a month's worth of games. Elfrid Payton, as well as Patrick Beverley, are inexpensive options who could have huge games. Meanwhile,  Tyler Johnson has played well lately and has a quality matchup against the Pelicans.

If you need a guard to fill out your lineup Ryan Arcidiacono, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Frank Jackson, Jamal Crawford, and Shaquille Harrison are punt options.

Bogdan Bogdanovic: SG/SF Vs. LAC ($5,300)

The 26-year-old is arguably coming off the best game of his career in his outing versus the Bucks. The second-year pro tallied 28 points on 10-for-22 shooting from the floor, including 5-for-8 from beyond the arc, in that game. He also grabbed eight rebounds, doled out eight assists, blocked one shot and came up with two steals.

Bogdanovic has started the past four games and should see his role increase with Marvin Bagley having already been ruled out with a knee injury. The Serbian national has scored in double-figures in three of those four games. He also has compiled six rebounds and six assists in each of the last two outings. In 12 starts this year, Bogdanovic is averaging 14.7 points along with five rebounds, five assists, 1.7 steals, and 1.9 three-pointers while shooting 39.5 percent from the floor and 34.3 percent on three-pointers.

The 2014 first-round draft pick is averaging 19.3 points despite shooting 40 percent from the floor along with four assists and 2.7 caroms versus the Clippers this season. Bogdanovic has played better at home than on the road this year.

Kelly Oubre Jr., Jeremy Lamb, and Jaylen Brown have played well lately.  Danny GreenJoe Harris, Mikal Bridges, Kevin Huerter, Wayne Selden, Rodney Hood, and Pat Connaughton are cheap and/or punt options.

 

DraftKings DFS Forwards

Trevor Ariza: SF/PF @BOS ($5,800)

Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James are absolutely the top two plays here. There is some concern about both players however, with one being how James matches up against an improved Antetokounmpo? The question surrounding Antetokounmpo concerns how much will he play, mainly if the Bucks build a huge lead?

Ariza has struggled shooting the ball over the past three games, but he is coming off a solid double-double performance against the Nets where the 33-year-old posted 51 DK fantasy points by filling the stat sheet. Ariza, who has scored in double-figures in six of his last seven games, is producing 16.6 points along with 2.2 treys, seven rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.7 steals over the past five games.

The 15th-year pro compiled 11 points, nine rebounds and six assists for 34 DK fantasy points in the teams earlier meeting. The C's, who have given up the fifth fewest points to opposing power forwards this year, has been much more amicable over the last 10 games. During the past 10 contests, Boston is allowing 23.2 points, 10.6 boards and 3.7 assists to opposing power forwards.

Kyle Kuzma, Jeremy Lamb and Harrison Barnes are other mid-level options. For players that want to go with cheaper alternatives, Marvin Williams, Al-Farouq Aminu, Maurice Harkless, an JaMychal Green are quality options.

Montrezl Harrell: PF/C @SAC ($6,400)

The 25-year-old had a very productive February. While his rebounding numbers were slightly down from the 7.1 caroms that he averaged in January, Harrell produced two double-doubles and reached double-figures in 10 of the 11 contests. He averaged 18.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 1.6 blocks while shooting 65.4 percent from the floor for the month.

Harrell saw a slight increase in usage for the month. His 12.1 shot attempts a game were a season-high as he took 10 or more shots in nine of the 11 games.

The fourth-year pro has dominated the Kings in the three meetings this year, compiling 23.7 points along with 7.3 boards, and two blocks while shooting 65.4 percent from the floor.

Julius Randle and John Collins are poised for a big game tonight.  Anthony Davis could be a bargain at $6,700, although he is on a 20-to-25 minutes restriction. Nikola Mirotic is a good mid-level option.Darius Miller, Omari Spellman, and Harry Giles are cheap/punt options.

DraftKings DFS Centers

Cody Zeller: C @ BKN ($5,800)

The 26-year-old has played extremely well over the last nine games. He has scored in double-figures in seven straight games while collecting at least seven boards in each of his February appearances, Zeller put up season-best numbers in every category this past month as he totaled 13.4 points, 9.3 rebounds, two assists, 1.1 blocks, and one steal this past month.

Zeller has been pretty productive versus the Nets this year despite not shooting very well from the floor. The sixth-year pro has compiled 10.3 points, 10 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.7 blocks over three games against them.

Jusuf Nurkic, Deandre Ayton, Dewayne DedmonJarrett Allen, Marc Gasol, Brook Lopez, Robin Lopez, Willie Cauley-Stein, Thomas Bryant, and Ivica Zubac are also viable options. Ed Davis is a good punt option if he sees his typical 18-to-20 minutes of action.

More Fantasy Basketball Analysis




More Recent Articles

 

Week 12 Fantasy Football Staff Rankings

Below you will find all of RotoBaller's fantasy football weekly rankings, tiers, player news and stats for the 2019 NFL season. Our Ranking Wizard displays our staff's rankings for various league formats, all in one easy place. Here's what you'll find: Weekly PPR Rankings Weekly Half-PPR Rankings Weekly Standard Rankings Dynasty League Rankings     Fantasy... Read More


Colts Conundrum: What To Do With Marlon Mack Hurt

Hello, my name is Eric Samulski, and I spent all my FAAB on Brian Hill last week. Phew! I’m glad we got that out of the way. Now that that’s on the table, we can talk honestly about this week's biggest running back decision: How the Colts will replace Marlon Mack, who just underwent surgery on... Read More


NFL Survivor Pool Picks (Week 12) - Targets and Avoids

Sunday was one of the worst Sunday's Vegas has had all season and remaining entrants in survivor pools nearly had the same fate. However, the Vikings rallied from a 20-0 halftime deficit, the 49ers scored late, and the Cowboys win was much narrower than it should have been. The Saints, Bills, and Ravens took care... Read More


Offensive Line Rankings Analysis: Week 12

Apologies for not making it out last week. I welcomed my daughter into the world, and while I would have loved the distraction of looking at the ability of offensive lines, that wasn't going to happen. Moving onto Week 12, the outcome of your season-long leagues is now taking shape and you know if you... Read More


Fantasy Football Disaster Recovery: Kenny Golladay

Welcome to Disaster Recovery, where each week I'll examine why your studs played like duds. This isn't a place to find out why you should have sat a player for somebody else on your bench. Disaster Recovery is here to examine the guys who you didn't think twice about starting and to help you decide if you should... Read More


Wide Receiver Leaderboards Entering the Final Stretch - NFL Next Gen Stats

We've consumed our first "double-digit week" set of games. That means we've entered the final part of the season and, in fact, the fantasy football playoffs are closer than you may realize. There are just three more weeks to go until we hit Week 14 and celebrate our presence in the run for the chip,... Read More


Fantasy Football Risers and Fallers - Jeff Driskel, Deebo Samuel, Kenyan Drake

Whether due to their own play, the play of others, or injuries, players' stock increases and decreases on a weekly basis. Perhaps more than any other, the NFL is a league that experiences ups and downs at a rapid pace. With only 16 games, there’s little room for error and seemingly endless opportunities for improvement.... Read More


Deeper League Free Agent Pickups for Week 12

Rotoballers, if you're not active on the waiver wire this time of year, there are only two reasonable explanations: 1) You're sitting at 3-8 (or worse) and don't find it enjoyable to play spoiler to your league mates, or 2) You're 8-3 (or better) and have nothing but matchup-proof studs on your starting lineup and... Read More


FAAB Bidding - Week 12 Waiver Wire Targets

Assisting our famous waiver wire pickups list, and our weekly waiver wire columns by position, this column focuses on suggested waiver wire bidding percentages for fantasy football owners in leagues using a Free Agent Acquisition Budget (FAAB). As a caveat, these prices do not by any means indicate how much these free agent players will... Read More


Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups & Adds

This could be the most exciting installment of waiver wire adds in a while. Not that any of these choices are necessarily league-winners but at least we have a bunch of new names to ponder. Bye weeks are nearly over but this one will be particularly tough with the high-scoring Chiefs, Vikings, Chargers, and Cardinals... Read More


Week 12 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2019 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Almost out of time to make that last push for the playoffs--no time like the present to squeak out a win because you picked the right defense. Below are RotoBaller's Week 12 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target off the waiver wire for Week 12 of the NFL and... Read More


Week 12 Kicker Streamers and Starts - 2019 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

It's Week 12, and the fantasy football playoffs are just around the corner. Teams are jostling for playoff position both in the real world and the fantasy world. You gotta have the right kicker at the right time in the right matchup, and it matters now more than ever. The margin for error in these... Read More


Running Back Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 12

The regular season continues to advance at a relentless pace as we have now entered the planning process for Week 12. Some of you are concentrating on building lineups that will commandeer a spot in the fantasy playoffs, while others are making slight adjustments to teams that have already secured their place in the postseason.... Read More


Wide Receiver Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 12

Week 11 is behind us and we're getting closer and closer to the end of the fantasy regular season. For some of us, Week 12 represents the final chance to get into the postseason, while for others we have another week or two left. Here, to help you get ready for the playoffs, is a... Read More


Week 12 Tight End Waiver Wire Picks and Streamers

With fantasy football leagues only a couple weeks away from their playoffs, this is not the time for teams to be short a tight end. Not only do fantasy footballers have no Travis Kelce or Hunter Henry during this crucial week in their fantasy seasons, they do not get to take advantage of using a... Read More