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FanDuel NBA DFS Lineup Picks (3/15/17): Daily Fantasy Basketball Advice


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Welcome back to another edition of NBA Wednesday daily fantasy competition. It may sound crazy, but we have just a few of these Wednesdays left together, so let's savor the flavor while it lasts - and of course fatten our pockets a little bit. There's 10 games scheduled tonight, so we've got plenty of options to work with.

Before we get started on the player analysis, let's gander at a few Vegas lines that could be of interest to us when making our teams, and, additionally, when choosing a team to stack (if that's a route you'd like to take in tournaments). From a projected point total standpoint, there isn't a lot that really jumps off the page, but there are two games that stick out by far as the most attractive - Kings at Suns (221.5) and the Lakers at Rockets (235). If you're stacking in the Lakers and Rockets matchup, just be mindful that there is blowout potential, as the Rockets are listed as 17 point favorites. In the Kings and Suns game, the spread is a much more ideal one of just six points.

In this article, I will be providing you with daily NBA lineup picks for FanDuel on 3/15/17. The picks will range from some of the elite players, to mid-priced options, and value plays.

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FanDuel DFS Guards

Ricky Rubio - PG, at BOS ($7,600) 

Rubio has been playing great ball in the last few weeks and, of course, crushing his price implied value on FanDuel in the process. In the Timberwolves' last 10 games, Rubio has failed to surpass value only once. In the nine games he's surpassed value, he's done so by an incredibly impressive margin of more than nine FanDuel points per night. But this isn't just about the past. Tonight, he has a juicy matchup ahead of him against the fast paced Celtics. There should be a ton of possessions and, perhaps what is most attractive is that his opponent, Isaiah Thomas, isn't exactly what you'd call a defensive stopper - in fact, he's just the opposite.

Also Consider: Kemba Walker - PG, at IND ($8,400)

 

Devin Booker - SG, vs SAC ($6,600)

In Phoenix, is there really any question about who this offense runs through anymore? In his last three games, Booker has attempted no less than 20 shots from the field and has played no less than 35 minutes. Those are pretty remarkable numbers and very attractive ones in both tournament and cash games, seeing as he has a high floor, lots of opportunity, and the green light to pull up from nearly anywhere on the court. On top of that, he is still priced in what I'd consider the mid-tier - which makes me believe he can easily hit and surpass value with all the Usage he is getting. On top of that, this game is projected to be the second highest scoring of the night.

Also Consider: James Harden - SG, vs LAL ($12,000)

 

FanDuel DFS Forwards

Brandon Ingram - SF, at HOU ($4,300)

If you want to pay up for the big boys tonight, you're going to need to find some value plays, too - especially ones with tournament upside if playing in GPP's are you're kind of thing. Ingram fits that description perfectly tonight. Since the departure of Lou Williams, Ingram has really been able to shine in this Lakers' offense. In his past 10 games, he's exceeded his price implied value eight times - by a strong margin of  nearly six FanDuel points per night, too. Ingram's usage rate for the year is just shy of 16, and while that is high for someone in this price range, it likely doesn't really tell the whole story, as he now has a much bigger role in this offense. In the past five Lakers games, Ingram is averaging more than 10 shots from the field, ans he's done a solid jump collecting fantasy points in other fashions too, namely in the form of steals and a handful of rebounds. In what should be a very high paced game, I like his chances to cruise past value.

Also Consider: Harrison Barnes - SF, at WAS ($6,000)

 

Marvin Williams - PF, at IND ($6,500)

I'm not sure what's driving Marvin Williams to such high production these days, but I sure hope it doesn't subside until I've grown tired or rostering him. His price has climbed a bit in the past 10 days or so, but for good reason. In that same stretch, Williams has exceeded his price implied value eight times, and by double digit points in each. That's a lot to build off right there and good momentum heading into a matchup with the Pacers that looks pretty attractive on paper. In this stretch of games that Williams has been performing so well in, he's been on the floor for more than 35 minutes in nearly all of them - which helps create a higher floor - and he's even had a few games with double-digit field goal attempts (something we hadn't seen from him in a while).

Also Consider: Dirk Nowitzki - PF, at WAS ($6,300)

 

FanDuel DFS Centers

Clint Capela - C, vs LAL ($5,300)

Capela is another player, similar to Rubio's situation, that has been easily surpassing value of late and doing so very consistently over a 10 game stretch. Despite that, his price remains incredibly low and I really like him as a value play tonight and someone with potential tournament upside - seeing as this game is projected to be incredibly high scoring and Capela can run with a few different Houston units (which helps protect his minutes floor even if the game happens to be a blowout). On top of the attractiveness about this matchup mentioned above, the Lakers have an incredibly weak defensive frontcourt. No team taking the floor tonight allows a higher +/- to opposing centers than the Lakers do.

Also Consider: Alan Williams - C, vs SAC ($5,600)

 

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