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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (3/6/19): NBA DFS Lineups


There are 10 games on tonight's DraftKings slate, so make sure you find the right amount of flexibility for your lineup. You will need value and superstars both, so while it's basically necessary that you play Kemba Walker, Blake Griffin, Ben Simmons, Buddy Hield, and Tobias Harris, there is plenty of value that will allow you aim higher for players like Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, and Karl-Anthony Towns. Nikola Jokic carries a ton of upside tonight, so while he may be the center you want to target,
going after someone cheaper could allow you to stack your roster in favor of the rest of the Lakers and Nuggets.

I am not saying to fade Jokic, but you will see that I suggested playing Mitchell Robinson because of his price and upside tonight. That should free up enough space to roster a top-tier player, even Jokic, since going with two, high-upside center seems to be a more viable strategy the more I look into it.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy basketball lineup picks for DraftKings on 3/6/19. 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.

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DraftKings DFS Guards

Terry Rozier - PG/SF, at SAC ($5,100)

Terry Rozier has only had two or three solid outings over his past ten games, but tonight he should have increased upside for multiple reasons. The first being the Celtics just played the best team in basketball last night and crushed them. Rozier got plenty of minutes and produced, but this was still a blowout despite the competition.

Tonight, I don't doubt that Kyrie Irving will play, but if there is anything that could sideline him, chances are Boston will try to give Irving rest whenever necessary. The Celtics may have been sliding for the past month, but their playoff hopes aren't in jeapordy which means there is no reason to risk hurting their starters. Irving will likely play, but I'm really hoping the Celtics can open this one up early and give Rozier a full workload.

Joe Ingles - SG/SF, at NO ($5,900)

Joe Ingles has been underwhelming this season but he's still a great target for DFS contests and spot-starts. The Pelicans are all over the place in terms of team direction, but that lack of leadership has righted the ship in a sense. Since the entire team knows the best player doesn't want to be there anymore, it's lit a fire under the rest of the roster.

Team defense, extra passes, all that good stuff goes hand-in-hand with how the Pelicans play now, but their defense is still a key weakness. HIs last five games have been the closest thing Ingles has done that resembles a hot streak, so I'm riding the hot-hand with confidence, especially going into New Orleans.

 

DraftKings DFS Forwards

Will Barton - SG/SF, at LAL ($5,600)

I hate to pick on the Lakers but...just kidding. Since they have been on a pretty significant losing streak, eventually they will try to break out of it. If there's any game that seems like an ideal bounce-back game, it's one against one of the freshest new faces atop the Western Conference. Granted, that is VERY optimistic thinking to believe that the Lakers will just become this powerhouse this late in the season, but luckily we don't really care if the Lakers play well.

Since Will Barton's return, he has been playing fantastic basketball along with entire Nuggets squad. Mistakes have been made and Barton still needs to become a better outside shooter, but tonight against the Lakers he should get some practice. The fact that Barton can barely score above 10 points and still post 25 FPTS just proves how high his floor is with the Nuggets.

Davis Bertans - SF/PF, at ATL ($3,300)

There really is't much to this pick other than this is targeting the Hawks defense. They continue to struggle defend other teams and that won't change. I don't think Coach Gregg Popovich really want to gameplan for this game, seeing how if the Spurs can't manage to beat this lowly-Hawks team, I guarantee another soundbyte. Davis Bertans is getting consistent minutes and against one of the weaker teams, he should get a slight bump in usage as well.

His previous games are the most enticing, but the idea of Bertans being locked in to 20 minutes tonight and pulling up against the Hawks is almost too good to pass up.

 

DraftKings DFS Centers

Mitchell Robinson - C, at PHO ($6,400)

Why not, right? If there has been one talking point surrounding the Knicks, it surprisingly isn't about the front office anymore. Now the Knicks have an ACTUAL bright spot who is ACTUALLY playing. Mitchell Robinson has been ripping apart the league's block averages and creating his own leaderboard of highest-block games. I hate to say this because it seems misleading but Robinson could break a record his rookie year.

He might not break scoring record, but one of these games he is going to get 10 blocks. It's inevitable and I won't say that this game will be tonight versus the Suns, but when the Knicks play teams that are very capable of being blown out by even bad teams, the upside is there. I saw this matchup and my first thought was, "this will not be good for the Suns confidence."

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