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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (3/20/19): NBA DFS Lineups

Since you have plenty of options tonight, don't feel the need to stack one specific game. The Heat and Spurs matchup seems to have the most upside because of value, but I'll talk more about that later. With Kyle Lowry missing some time, Fred Vanvleet instantly becomes a must-start prospect. The minutes will be there and the production usually follows, so although he will see a price increase because of this, he's still worth it.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy basketball lineup picks for DraftKings on 3/20/19. 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 if you have any questions.

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DraftKings DFS Guards

Dwyane Wade - PG/SG, at SA ($4,800)

Since Goran Dragic has returned, the Heat's sources of offense has shifted dramatically. Instead of relying on perfect shooting, they can now play more freely, allowing players like Dragic and Wade to get to their spots and open up their teammates. While playing both Dragic and Wade tonight is a viable strategy, I really like Wade's upside here. With his usage right fluttering right beneath 30% for the past week and a half, coming off on his better games of the season against one of the stingiest defenses, you can't fade Wade.

Pat Connaughton - SG/SF, at CLE ($3,600)

With his price that low you can't just gloss over Pat Connaughton without heavy consideration. Since he is more than capable of playing with and against starters, his minutes will always be there. I won't act like he is some super-productive option, but tonight against the Cavaliers he should get plenty of minutes. Since Connaughton is good enough to lead the second unit, but not skilled enough to be a force when playing with the Bucks starters, look for Connaughton to get some serious run as the guy tonight for Milwaukee.


DraftKings DFS Forwards

Trevor Ariza - SF/PF, at CHI ($4,600)

Trevor Ariza was blazing a new path in his career when he started with the Wizards, but since they have unfortunately fallen off, he has clearly taken a "veteran's back seat." By this I mean, he will look to help feed younger players and will sacrifice production for the sake of development. It's a sad part of the NBA that DFS players have becomes used to, so just know this moving forward.

Ariza has solid games every now and again, so while I think both Ariza and Bobby Portis dismantle the Bulls defense, it doesn't mean they are going to win this game handily. Ariza has played 30 minutes in both games versus the Bulls, so he might not see the same minutes, but his production should be there to make him a quality value play.

D.J. Wilson - PF/C, at CLE ($3,100)

This is an ideal value play to stack alongside Connaughton. His price opens up your salary for just about any superstar, but there is a fair share of risk since D.J. Wilson looks like he's still finding his sea legs on the court. It's not that he struggles to do anything well, it's just that he seems to not know his game. He can stretch the floor but he's hesitant on half the three's he takes. Despite his athleticism, defensively he is still figuring out how to use it. While this is aside the point of this being a solid DFS pick, Wilson should have no problems producing against the Cavaliers frontcourt.


DraftKings DFS Centers

Hassan Whiteside - C, at SA ($5,300)

Since the options at center aren't the best, you can go with Hassan Whiteside for a cheap price and medium risk, or super-cheap and high-risk with Ante Zizic. I won't even consider Zizic and Whiteside should be able to get his fair share of stats tonight. Honestly, there's no reason he doesn't do it every night, but you never know with Whiteside anymore. Every game is a toss-up whether he will play well or just flop. His most recent games have been very, very bad, but tonight he should be able to rebound, literally, against the Spurs.

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