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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (3/4/19): NBA DFS Lineups

We have a 7-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 3/4/19. 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

Dennis Smith Jr. PG - NY @ SAC (DK - $6,000)

We know that the Knicks aren't the best team in the league and are in full tank for Zion mode, but DSJ still has some fantasy value you want to be going after. He comes in with a 27.1% usage rate this season while producing 1.22 fantasy points per minute this season. That is some serious production and role in the offense for a player who is only $6K, who happens to be in a fantastic matchup tonight. He is facing off against the Kings who are giving up 49 DraftKings points per game to point guards this season, which is the fourth most in the league. We have an over-under set at 232 points tonight, so plenty of scoring to go around tonight.

Lou Williams, SG, LAC @ LAL (DK - $6,800)

There is something about Sweet Lou and late-night West Coast games, where you want to have him in your lineups due to his pure scoring upside, which makes him great in GPPs. He is "on the road" for this game, but in reality, he is facing off against the Lakers, who are giving up 44 DraftKings points per game to shooting guards this season, which is the second worst in the league. Williams has faced the Lakers twice this season, averaging 34 minutes per game while posting an average 46 DraftKings points per game. Great point per minute production, along with giving up a nice bit of points in the final game on the slate.


DraftKings DFS Forwards

Nikola Mirotic - SF, MIL @ PHO (DK - $4,900)

Mirotic isn't expensive at all tonight and comes in with a solid matchup you want to jump on tonight. It should be noted that we don't have an over-under set for this game yet since we are waiting on some injury news, but it should be in the 220's. Since coming back from his injury, Mirotic has attempted six or more three-point attempts in five of his six games, which is interesting considering he is still so cheap. Yes, he has been inconsistent in that time, posting everywhere from 14 points to 42 points in his last fives games, so you want to roll with him in GPPs only, not for cash games.

Kelly Olynyk - PF, MIA vs ATL (DK - $5,300)

Olynyk has seen a nice increase in minutes for the Heat due to a few injuries but we haven't seen his price increase too much, so we want to go right back to the well. He has played 30 minutes or more in each of his last four games while posting 26 DraftKings points or more in each of those games, a trend which should continue tonight given the matchup. He is facing off against the Hawks tonight who are allowing a whopping 51 DraftKings points per game to power-forwards this season, which is the second worst in the league. Assuming he gets the start again, he should be cash game viable.


DraftKings DFS Centers

Rudy Gobert - C, UTA vs NO (DK - $7,900)

Govert is coming off of a rough game where he posted only 19.25 DraftKings points, which is lowest in any of his last 10 games. You should be willing to forget about that game since he had eight double-doubles in his last 10 games, which is truly the level of production we know from him. The matchup tonight is super soft, which should help him get back on track and post a big fantasy performance along the way. He is up against the Pelicans, who are allowing 58 DraftKings points per game to centers this season, which is the sixth most in the league. The over-under is set at 230 points tonight and should see the Jazz playing up in pace.

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