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FanDuel NBA DFS Lineup Picks (4/5/19): Daily Fantasy Basketball Advice


The league has a massive 13 games on the agenda to kick off the weekend with many contests having significant playoff implications. On the injury front, the report is loaded with some big names with even more being added as the day progresses. As many clubs look to gear up for the playoffs, minutes will be restricted and load management will be common over the next week.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy basketball lineup picks for FanDuel on 4/5/19. These DFS lineup picks can vary from higher-priced players and elite options to lower-priced players and value picks on FanDuel. You can also check out today's DraftKings lineup picks.

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FanDuel DFS Guards

Kemba Walker - PG, vs. TOR ($9,000)

With only a three percent chance of making the postseason, Kemba and the Hornets will be in desperation mode against a Raptors team that may rest some of their studs. Nonetheless, in a night of uncertainties regarding rotations, you can expect Walker to be on the court and plenty involved on Friday night. He has been hot over the last two games, averaging nearly 40 points on 45 shot attempts from the field and 28 attempts from the charity stripe, numbers which would indicate his aggressiveness on the offensive end while his team clings onto the small chance of a playoff berth.

Goran Dragic - PG, @ MIN ($6,500)

Dragic has been inconsistent by a large margin as of late, hitting at least 50 fantasy points twice while accruing around 20 fantasy points twice over the team's last four outings. Without Josh Richardson in the lineup, who will be out for roughly two weeks with a groin issue, the Slovenian will get plenty of additional opportunities offensively, as long as he can get his shots to fall, something he has trouble with at times.

 

FanDuel DFS Forwards

Paul George - SF, vs. DET ($10,000)

With many teams having their playoff positions locked or having nothing to play for, the Thunder are still looking to gain ground in the Western Conference with each game for them being of the utmost importance, meaning a full workload for George and Russell Westbrook against the Pistons. The veteran has played well as of late, hitting at least 37 fantasy points in each of his last six games while playing a minimum of 37 minutes during that same span. Expect him to take on a sizable role against Detroit on Friday night as OKC looks to catch the Clippers for the sixth seed out west.

Bam Adebayo - PF, @ MIN (7,500)

Just like Goran Dragic, Bam will also get an increase in looks with the absence of Josh Richardson. The 21-year-old has hit at least 40 fantasy points in each of his last two games and will be an essential piece for the Heat on Friday as they look to claim the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Pascal Siakam, who is priced only $100 more, has a favorable matchup against the Hornets and should get some looks, especially if the team goes without Kyle Lowry or Kawhi Leonard, making both Siakam and Adebayo and a nice one-two punch in your lineup.

 

FanDuel DFS Centers

Nikola Vucevic - C, vs. ATL ($9,700)

Speaking of the eighth seed, while Miami looks to get back into playoff contention, the Magic will look to hold off them off for the final spot in the east. Though on paper the Hawks shouldn't present a problem for Orlando, they are a sneaky team who can keep this game close, which in turn could make for a long night for Vucevic and company. The good thing is that Atlanta is not so good on the interior, allowing 56.34 fantasy points per game to opposing big men this season, which could potentially allow the 28-year-old the chance to do some damage on Friday night.

 

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