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FanDuel NBA DFS Lineup Picks (2/3/19): Daily Fantasy Basketball Advice

It's Super Bowl Sunday, and because the NBA is smart enough to not schedule games directly against the Super Bowl, we've got a light, three-game schedule during the afternoon. It's not the most enticing day of basketball, but it's something!

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy basketball lineup picks for FanDuel on 2/3/19. These DFS lineup picks can vary from higher-priced players and elite options to lower-priced players and value picks on FanDuel.

Make sure you 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. Feel free to get at me on Twitter if you have any questions: @juscarts

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FanDuel DFS Guards

Kyle Lowry - PG, vs LAC ($8,100)

The Clippers allow the eighth-most FanDuel points in the league to opposing point guards, which is the worst mark of any of the six teams playing on Sunday. The Clippers are also on the second night of a back-to-back and will be on their third game in four nights, so some fatigue could be a factor here.

Lowry's numbers have admittedly been not so great lately, and after missing time with a back injury, Lowry is averaging just 13.3 points and 7.8 assists over the last 12 games. He's shooting just over 30 percent from deep. You'd be forgiven for not trusting Lowry on Sunday.

Still, he had 21 points and made four threes the first time he met the Clippers this season, and Lowry has shown some sparks a few times lately, including a 19-point, nine-assist game against Mavericks earlier in the week.

Sunday also wouldn't be a bad day to spend up and get Russell Westbrook.

Dennis Schroder - SG, at BOS ($5,300)

I don't know if I agree with FanDuel counting Schroder as a shooting guard. Yes, he plays in lineups with Russell Westbrook and operates as the off-ball guard, but even then Schroder is still just a point guard playing off the ball. Patrick Beverley does that, and he isn't classified as a shooting guard. Schroder feels very much like a backup one who plays the two out of necessity.

But hey, FanDuel's classification is your gain, because Schroder salvages a shooting guard position that's otherwise pretty weak fr Sunday's three-game slate. Over his last seven games, Schroder is averaging 17.7 points, 3,4 assists, and 2.3 rebounds per game, and he's shooting 56.3 percent from three. Schroder being able to consistently hit from three while shooting his highest volume ever from deep has been a surprise this season, but the former Hawks prospect looks to have turned a corner. He's also got back-to-back 20-point performances, and

Meanwhile, the Knicks are bad at defending shooting guards and are in a bad place after trading away Kristaps Porzingis, but...they're playing the Grizzlies, and I don't think I can recommend Justin Holiday without feeling weird about it, especially after he went scoreless on 10 shot attempts a couple games ago


FanDuel DFS Forwards

Tobias Harris - SF, at TOR ($8,500)

Harris is $1,500 cheaper than Kawhi Leonard, so while I view both guys as good options on Sunday, I like saving a little here if you're feeling thrifty.

Harris struggled on Saturday against the Pistons, but he's been surprisingly good this year on the second end of back-to-backs. In nine SEGABABAs, Harris is averaging 24.9 points per game and shooting 59 percent from the floor while adding 6.9 rebounds and three assists per game. The rebounds are down below his usual numbers, but Harris has actually shot the ball better in these situations. I don't think we have a large enough sample size to say oh, he's better in back-to-backs! but I do think we can safely assume that they aren't having a negative effect on his game.

Harris has also scored 29 points or more three times in the last six games. It gives me some pause to see that the Raptors held him to just 10 points back in a December meeting, but I'm still rolling with him in Sunday's meeting.

Montrezl Harrell - PF, at TOR ($7,200)

Alright. Another position that I don't love on Sunday, but Harrell feels like the best choice here. His last eight games look like this: 16.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, 0.8 blocks. Yes, there's reason to worry about Harrell on the boards, but he's a highly-efficient offensive player who should give you a safe floor.

There's also something else that intrigues me, but not enough to fully endorse: whoever is the Grizzlies power forward. Jaren Jackson Jr. is probable with a quad injury, so if he sits that would be JaMychal Green, but whichever gets the starting call has some intrigue against a Knicks team that allows the third-most FanDuel points to the power forward position. That game probably ends up as a low-scoring slog fest, though, which is the main reason I'm shying away from it so much and hedging here.


FanDuel DFS Centers

Stevan Adams - C, at BOS ($7,100)

I don't even really like Adams that much on Sunday, but the other options have some glaring weaknesses that I dislike even more: Marc Gasol is in that mess of a game with the Knicks and is coming off a poor outing, Al Horford is going against Adams and a Thunder team that's done a good job limiting opposing centers, the Knicks bigs barely exist, and neither the Raptors nor the Clippers have a guy that FanDuel counts as a center who can be expected to play a key role.

That leaves us with Adams. Boston is in the middle of the pack in defending against opposing centers, and Adams can be counted on to score somewhere in the mid-teens and grab eight or more boards, so he'll provide you with a solid floor. He's grabbed double-digit boards just twice in the last 10 games, though, and there's plenty of reason to be concerned about his upside, but in a weak slate, he's an option that feels fairly solid.

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