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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (3/18/19): NBA DFS Lineups


We have a 9-game slate to kick off our NBA week and there are some great options at every position. You can go stars and scrubs build, you can go balanced tonight, there are soo many options across the board it should be a fun night to build lineups.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy basketball lineup picks for DraftKings on 3/18/19. 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 @DFS_Tom on Twitter if you have any questions.

 

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DraftKings DFS Guards

Dennis Schroder - PG/SG, OKC vs MIA (DK - $5,100)

With Russell Westbrook being ruled out due to a one-game suspension, we will likely see Schroder get the start tonight and thus, be one of the more popular plays on the slate. When Westbrook is off the court this season, we see Schroder carry a 32.2% usage rate, while producing 1.15 fantasy points per minute, both of which are significant improvements from his standard output. This makes a fantastic spot to be rostering him tonight since his price hasn't been adjusted for this new role. The game versus the Heat has an over-under set at only 213 points but a spread of three, so a close game is on tap tonight.

Damian Lillard - PG, POR vs IND (DK - $9,000)

Lillard is also set to be one of the more popular players on the slate since C.J. McCollum is going to be for about a week. Lillard should see his price rise in that time, so it's nice to get in early before it jumps up too much higher. With McCollum off the court this season, Lillard carries a staggering 39.5% usage rate, along with 1.59 fantasy points per minute. Those are some serious numbers to add to your lineup, but it doesn't come without risk since he is up against the Pacers tonight, who are allowing only 42 DraftKings points per game to point guards this season, which is the fewest of any team in the league.

 

DraftKings DFS Forwards

Bojan Bogdanovic - SF, IND @ POR (DK - $5,900)

Bogdanovic comes in with 25 or more DraftKings points in 10 straight games and that is set to continue tonight due to his favorable matchup. He is facing off against the Trail Blazers, who are allowing 42 DraftKings points per game to small forwards, which is the eighth most in the league this season. He also comes in attempting four or more three-pointers in each of the last 10 games, which always gives him plenty of pure scoring upside, which is something that can always help in tournaments.

Derrick Favors - PF, UTA @ WAS (DK - $5,800)

Favors certainly isn't the most exciting player to lock into your lineups for NBA DFS, but he isn't expensive tonight and comes in with one of the best matchups on the slate. He is facing off against the Wizards who are a team we've wanted to target all season long because they are allowing a whopping 51 DraftKings points per game to power forwards, which is dead last in the league. We will also see the Jazz playing up in pace in this game, which will help reach or exceed fantasy value at his very modest price.

 

DraftKings DFS Centers

Maxi Kleber - C, DAL vs NO (DK - $4,800)

Kleber makes a really nice value play tonight who should be looked at for GPPs only tonight since his production isn't consistent enough for cash games. He has played 25 minutes or more in four straight games, with two of those games being over 30 minutes and has produced over one fantasy point per minute in three of those games. Kleber and the Mavericks have a soft matchup for him to jump on tonight since they are up against the Pelicans, who are allowing 58 DraftKings points per game to centers, which is the eighth most in the league.

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