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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (3/12/19): NBA DFS Lineups

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This is one of those surprising weeks where we have more games on Tuesday than we do on Monday. Last night featured six games, while we have seven tonight. That will give us plenty of options for lineup construction on DraftKings.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy basketball lineup picks for DraftKings on 3/12/19. 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. Give me a follow on Twitter @DFS_Tom with questions or comments. Good luck everyone.

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DraftKings DFS Guards

Elfrid Payton - PG, vs MIL ($6,500)

There is a ton of value for New Orleans with Jrue Holiday and E'Twaun Moore out. Payton will lead the offense, and he'll see more scoring opportunities, as well as opportunities for peripheral stats. He was injured in his last game, but still played 31 minutes, scoring 15 points with 10 rebounds, 10 assists, one block, and one steal (51 fantasy points). He gets somewhat of a tough matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks, but Payton has proven to be a triple double threat when given the opportunity. He's a safe option, who also comes with elite upside tonight.

Frank Jackson - PG/SG, vs MIL ($5,100)

If you don't want to spend up for Payton, consider Jackson. He has taken on a massive role in the New Orleans offense recently, playing 33 and 37 minutes in his last two games. He has also scored 34.5 and 27 fantasy points in those games. More importantly, Jackson totaled 38 shot attempts over that span, while also flashing the ability to add peripherals, specifically rebounds to his lines. Similarly to Payton, this is a difficult matchup, but Jackson's price tag doesn't represent his upside in his new role.


DraftKings DFS Forwards

Bojan Bogdanovic - SG/SF, vs NY ($6,200)

Bogdanovic has seen an increase in his offensive role after the injury to Victor Oladipo, but his price tag doesn't truly represent that. Over the last 10 days, Bogdanovic is averaging 24.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1.4 steals (38.2 fantasy points) in 32.2 minutes per game. He has also scored 30+ fantasy points in nine of his last 10 games, while flashing 50+ fantasy point upside. As if his consistency isn't enough, Bogdanovic gets a matchup against the New York Knicks, who have struggled against shooters this season. He's a player that can safely be used in all leagues.

Anthony Davis - PF/C, vs MIL ($6,800)

Davis is playing limited minutes, which has cut his price tag, but now he's too cheap. Over the last 10 days, he's averaging 15.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 3.0 blocks, and 1.8 steals (39.9 fantasy points) in only 21.2 minutes per game. He has also scored 40+ fantasy points in three of his last four games. Davis played well earlier this season against the Milwaukee Bucks, as he averaged 1.97 fantasy points per minute in that game. Keep in mind, Davis could be ruled out on any given night, so this is strictly a tournament option at this point.


DraftKings DFS Centers

JaVale McGee - C, at CHI ($4,200)

McGee shouldn't be considered in cash games, but he does come with quite a bit of upside in tournaments. He's averaging 1.19 fantasy points per minute through 59 games this season, but his minutes have been extremely inconsistent. He has played 20+ minutes in two of his last four games, scoring 27 and 31.75 fantasy points in those games. McGee gets an elite matchup against the Chicago Bulls tonight, and they have struggled against bigs this season. His inconsistent minutes should leave him out of cash games, but his undeniable upside makes him an interesting option in tournaments, as he'll come with low ownership.

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