Lost password?

Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!


Receive free daily analysis


Already have an account? Log In


Forgot Password


Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Weekly Rankings
Compare Any Players
Starts and Sit
Daily Fantasy
Who To Pickup
Fantasy Updates
24x7 News and Alerts

NBA DFS Lineup Picks & Sleepers – FanDuel Advice for 3/18/15

By Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA (John Wall, Stephen Curry) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

All throughout the 2014-15 NBA campaign, RotoBaller will be analyzing the top NBA DFS lineup picks and providing our expert advice for the best sleepers at the guard, forward and center positions. Below are our favorite FanDuel DFS picks for March 18th, 2015.

Keep in mind, fantasy basketball is a fickle game when it comes to injured players, so be sure to check all lineups prior to tip-off. If you want to chat about your roster picks, check out the DFS chat room at the bottom of this post.

Editors Note: If you have not tried out FanDuel 1-day fantasy basketball leagues, RotoBaller offers the best bonuses around. Signup and make a deposit for a new FanDuel account, and receive a 100% bonus on your deposit up to $200.


Worth The Investment

Stephen Curry (GS, G) - $10,100

With the news that Klay Thompson will miss at least a week with an ankle injury, Curry should have the green light from Coach Steve Kerr to take as many shots as he wants. In a game that will prove difficult against a strong Atlanta Hawks team, the talented point guard should take over the game. Whether it’s making behind the back passes, dribbling through multiple defenders, or hitting crazy step back threes, Curry is bound to have a monster stat line under the ESPN spotlight on Wednesday night.


Kyle Lowry (TOR, G) – $8,500

Lowry has been dynamite since his recent return from injury. It seems like he has been flirting with triple-doubles most nights. With the injury-riddled Minnesota Timberwolves on the schedule for Wednesday, I don’t expect that to change. Working with his teammates (big men specifically as I’ll mention later), Lowry should shred apart this porous defense. The only potential poor result would be a blowout that limits his minutes. With that said, Minnesota still has a couple of scorers. Hopefully this one is a fast-paced scoring fest.


Safer Bargains

These players are on the cheaper side, but you can expect some solid production from them with the potential for star-like numbers.

Nerlens Noel (PHI, F) – $7,500

Noel has hardly become a bargain lately thanks to his rising stock and ability to stuff the stat sheet every night. However, Wednesday should be a prime opportunity to find value in his inflated price. Although not may FanDuel players will think to put him in their lineups tomorrow among other possibilities, the offense is essentially based off of Noel’s production. I expect Noel to score at ease against a banged up and tired Detroit Pistons front court. Even if his scoring total is low for some reason, he seems to always make up for it in other categories. Call me crazy, but Noel is a safe bet to reel in some big points Wednesday night.


Enes Kanter (OKC, C) - $6,500

Serge Ibaka’s knee surgery will keep him out the remainder of the regular season. Therefore, Kanter should at least be able to continue doing what he’s doing. Everyone will most likely be on his bandwagon on Wednesday. If you’re feeling bold, maybe Stephen Adams could be a nice play. However, there’s a reason Kanter’s usage will be so high. The man has been a rebounding machine since taking over a starting spot in the Oklahoma City lineup. With Ibaka out, Kanter will certainly see the same amount of minutes and more shots. Until his price skyrockets, continue to roll with Kanter as a reliable but cheap center.


High-Risk / High-Reward

These inexpensive picks are more trained for the tournament players. If you need to stand out from a crowd, these guys have the potential to hit 30 FDP. On the other hand, don't be surprised if they come up well short of that mark.

Jonas Valanciunas (TOR, C) - $5,800

This young center doesn’t seem to be getting enough hype behind names like Kanter, Hassan Whiteside, and Rudy Gobert. However, Valanciunas has quietly putting together a good season with the Raptors. Despite being fairly low on Toronto’s scoring chain, the big man has been able to assemble a decent 12.0 point-per-game this year. And by the way, he’s playing the Timberwolves on Wednesday. I know it’s almost too mean to pick on a team who only has eight players healthy enough to play, but this is FanDuel we’re talking about. It may be a little risky if the big men for Minnesota come back and Toronto decides to shoot the lights out all game, but Valanciunas has a good chance to put together a big double-double on Wednesday.


Kevin Martin (MIN, G) – $6,100

Until the other half of Minnesota’s starting five reappears, it looks like the entire offense will run through Martin. After the Indiana Pacers showed that the Toronto Raptors are vulnerable to the jump shot, Martin should be able to put together a good amount of points on Wednesday. Even if he fails to use his surplus of shots to put up big points, he has been gaining more assists and rebounds due to the surrounding injuries. Of course, this all could change if his teammates are able to play on Wednesday. However, it’s likely he’ll be their top scoring option again come game time.


Avoid At All Costs

If it were up to me, these players would have a 0% usage.

Deandre Jordan (LAC, C) –  $9,300

Hopefully you were already following this trend. With Blake Griffin’s return, Jordan’s rebounding numbers will certainly take a hit. Against Demarcus Cousins, his rebounding numbers will take another hit. Not to mention, Cousins has been great at getting opposing centers in foul trouble. All signs say steer clear of Jordan for now.

Have a Twitter account? Want more lineup help for your FanDuel team? Follow me @BellRoto and mention me in a tweet. The first 5 mentions will receive my FanDuel lineup for Wednesday night. My lineup… for free! Find me on Twitter for more info.


NBA Chat Room



Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Weekly Rankings
Compare Any Players
Starts and Sit
Daily Fantasy
Who To Pickup
Fantasy Updates
24x7 News and Alerts




Dallas Goedert20 mins ago

Practicing In Full
Zach Charbonnet27 mins ago

Kenneth Walker III, Zach Charbonnet Miss Practice Wednesday
Najee Harris55 mins ago

Optimism That Najee Harris Will Play In Week 14
Juan Yepez1 hour ago

Agrees To Minors Deal With Nationals
Derek Carr1 hour ago

Back On The Field Wednesday
Willie Calhoun2 hours ago

Angels Sign Willie Calhoun To Minor-League Deal
Puka Nacua2 hours ago

Listed As Limited For Wednesday's Practice
De'Anthony Melton2 hours ago

Will Play On Wednesday
Dean Wade2 hours ago

Will Return Wednesday In Limited Capacity
Landry Shamet2 hours ago

Will Not Suit Up Against 76ers
D'Andre Swift2 hours ago

Practices On Wednesday
Anthony Edwards2 hours ago

Has Been Upgraded To Active On Wednesday
Grant Williams2 hours ago

Receives Questionable Tag Against Jazz
Justin Jefferson2 hours ago

"On Track" To Return On Sunday
Mark Williams2 hours ago

Tagged As Questionable On Wednesday
Breece Hall2 hours ago

Unable To Practice Wednesday
Bam Adebayo2 hours ago

Ruled Out On Wednesday
Dawson Knox3 hours ago

Dalton Kincaid Practicing In Full
DeVante Parker3 hours ago

JuJu Smith-Schuster Both Questionable
Kayshon Boutte3 hours ago

Demario Douglas, Kayshon Boutte Won't Face Steelers
Rhamondre Stevenson3 hours ago

Officially Ruled Out For Week 14
Najee Harris3 hours ago

Questionable To Play Thursday Night
Erasmo RamĂ­rez3 hours ago

Erasmo Ramirez Re-Signs With Rays
Aaron Judge3 hours ago

Could Be Regular Center Fielder
Connor Seabold4 hours ago

Rockies Release Connor Seabold
New York Yankees4 hours ago

Yoshinobu Yamamoto Expected To Meet With Yankees Monday
Dylan Cease4 hours ago

White Sox Have High Asking Price For Dylan Cease
Trent Grisham4 hours ago

Expected To Be Shipped To Yankees
Bryce Harper4 hours ago

Hoping To Discuss Another Long-Term Deal
Craig Kimbrel4 hours ago

Orioles Agree To One-Year Deal
Mason Plumlee4 hours ago

Not Close To Returning
Tari Eason4 hours ago

Iffy To Play With Illness
Dalton Schultz4 hours ago

Returns To Practice
Bradley Beal4 hours ago

Suns Optimistic Bradley Beal Could Return Next Week
Cleveland Browns4 hours ago

Browns Undecided On Starting QB In Week 14
Kyrie Irving5 hours ago

Tim Hardaway Jr. Both Active Against Jazz
Dorian Thompson-Robinson5 hours ago

Expected To Practice
Kristaps Porzingis5 hours ago

Fully Practices, Targeting Return Friday
Darren Waller5 hours ago

Hopes To Return Next Week
Dallas Goedert5 hours ago

Sounds Ready To Return In Week 14
Hayden Hurst5 hours ago

Returns To Practice Wednesday
Frankie Montas5 hours ago

Fully Healthy
D'Onta Foreman5 hours ago

A Full Participant In Practice Off The Bye
Michael A. Taylor5 hours ago

Receiving Interest From Reds, Red Sox, Blue Jays
A.J. Puk5 hours ago

To Be Stretched Out As A Starter
Eduardo Rodriguez6 hours ago

Expected To Have Decision By Thursday
Oakland Athletics6 hours ago

Mitch Spence Taken First In Rule 5 Draft
Trevor Lawrence6 hours ago

Won't Participate In Practice On Wednesday
Dylan Coleman6 hours ago

Goes From Royals To Astros
DJ LeMahieu7 hours ago

Is The Team's Starting Third Baseman
Jake Cronenworth7 hours ago

Another Trade Candidate For Padres
Juan Soto7 hours ago

To Yankees "Close To Being Finalized"
Nathan MacKinnon9 hours ago

Extends Scoring Streak With Three-Point Effort
Tomas Hertl9 hours ago

Posts Sixth Career Hat Trick
Vladimir Tarasenko9 hours ago

Shines In Win Over Rangers
J.T. Miller9 hours ago

Grabs Three Points In Loss Versus New Jersey
Jack Hughes9 hours ago

Continues Tear Versus Canucks
Matt Boldy9 hours ago

Notches Three Points In Tuesday's Win
Devin Vassell10 hours ago

Probable For Wednesday
Landry Shamet10 hours ago

Questionable For Wednesday's Game
Dean Wade10 hours ago

Listed As Questionable Wednesday
Caris LeVert10 hours ago

Sits Out Second Consecutive Game
Jonathan Isaac10 hours ago

Questionable For Wednesday's Matchup
Joe Harris10 hours ago

Considered Doubtful Wednesday
Marvin Bagley10 hours ago

III Probable For Wednesday
Michael Tonkin19 hours ago

Agrees To Big-League Deal With Mets
Luis GarcĂ­a19 hours ago

Angels Sign Luis Garcia To One-Year Deal
Jordan Clarkson22 hours ago

To Miss Third Straight Game
Lauri Markkanen22 hours ago

Out On Wednesday
Connor Ingram1 day ago

Takes Winning Streak To Five Games With Second Shutout
Clayton Keller1 day ago

Records Hat Trick Of Assists
Travis Konecny1 day ago

Logs Two Assists In Monday's Win
Anthony Cirelli1 day ago

Nets Two Goals As Tampa Bay Ends Slide
Andrei Vasilevskiy1 day ago

Bounces Back In Style On Monday
Nikolaj Ehlers1 day ago

Takes Down Hurricanes
Beneil Dariush2 days ago

Suffers First-Round Knockout Loss At UFC Austin
Beneil Dariush2 days ago

Arman Tsarukyan Knocks Out Beneil Dariush In 64 Seconds
Jalin Turner2 days ago

Gets Back In The Win Column
Bobby Green2 days ago

Gets Knocked Out In The First Round
Punahele Soriano2 days ago

Dustin Stoltzfus Submits Punahele Soriano
Punahele Soriano2 days ago

Loses Back-To-Back Fights
Nathan MacKinnon2 days ago

Pushes Point Streak To Eight Games
Quinton Byfield2 days ago

Pots Two Goals Against Colorado
Alex Tuch2 days ago

Exits With Injury
Artemi Panarin2 days ago

Amasses Four Points In Sunday's Win
Mats Zuccarello2 days ago

Shines As Wild Keep Improving
Brad Marchand2 days ago

Scores First Natural Hat Trick
Clay Guida3 days ago

Falls To .500 In The UFC
Joaquim Silva3 days ago

Gets Decision Win At UFC Austin
Kelvin Gastelum3 days ago

Submitted In Welterweight Return
Jordan Greenway3 days ago

Won't Play On Sunday
Sean Brady3 days ago

Returns To Win Column
Rob Font3 days ago

1-4 In Last Five Fights After Loss At UFC Austin
Deiveson Figueiredo3 days ago

Wins Bantamweight Debut
Cale Makar3 days ago

Out On Sunday
Cole Sillinger3 days ago

To Miss Another Game
Beneil Dariush5 days ago

Arman Tsarukyan A Favorite Over Beneil Dariush At UFC Austin
Beneil Dariush5 days ago

Has A Dangerous Task In Front Of Him
Bobby Green5 days ago

Looking For Third Win In A Row
Jalin Turner5 days ago

A Favorite At UFC Austin
Dustin Stoltzfus5 days ago

In Dire Need Of Victory
Punahele Soriano5 days ago

Looking To Return To Win Column