NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Recommendations for March 5 2020

NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Recommendations for March 5 2020

Thursday only brings us four games in the NBA, but at least it will be highlighted by a great matchup between the Clippers and Rockets. We also have a chance to win some money in DFS, so let’s discuss a couple of players at each position to target. Don’t forget to sign up for our Newsletter and try our NBA Lineup Optimizer to help build a winning entry on FanDuel and DraftKings.


NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Recommendations for March 5 2020

Kyle Lowry, TOR at GS
FanDuel = $7,300
DraftKings = $8,600

This is a favorable matchup for the Raptors since the Warriors have the sixth-worst defensive rating in the league. This game could also remain more competitive since Stephen Curry (hand) will be making his return. Lowry has averaged 19.2 points, 5.9 rebounds, 9.1 assists and 1.4 steals across his last 10 games, so expect him to provide another well-rounded stat line in this contest.

Shake Milton, PHI at SAC
FanDuel = $5,400
DraftKings = $6,500

With the Sixers dealing with so many injuries, Milton has become a key part of their starting lineup. Although he wasn’t great against the Lakers on Tuesday, he’s averaged 19.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, five assists and 1.2 steals across five games since moving into the starting five. With plenty of minutes likely coming his way again, he’s worth a look despite his rising price tag.


NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Recommendations for March 5 2020

Norman Powell, TOR at GS
FanDuel = $5,500
DraftKings = $6,600

The key bit of news to monitor with regards to Powell is the status of Fred VanVleet (shoulder), who is listed as questionable after missing three straight games. Powell has been starting in his place and scored at least 22 points in each of those contests. It certainly helped his cause that he logged at least 36 minutes each time. If VanVleet is out again, Powell is an excellent option.

Furkan Korkmaz, PHI at SAC
FanDuel = $4,100
DraftKings = $4,500

If you’re looking for an option further down the price scale on the Sixers, Korkmaz might be worth taking a chance on in tournament play. He’s averaged 12.7 points, 2.8 rebounds and two assists over the last six games and should continue to receive an expanded role off he bench. He can get hot from behind the arc in a hurry, which leaves him with some intriguing upside.


NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Recommendations for March 5 2020

Tobias Harris, PHI at SAC
FanDuel = $7,100
DraftKings = $7,900

While the Sixers have asked several of their reserves to take on expanded roles, they need Harris to lead their offense. He didn’t exactly play his best against the Lakers, but he still scored 18 points on 8-for-18 shooting from the field. Before that, he had scored 34 and 25 points, respectively, with Ben Simmons (back) and Joel Embiid (shoulder) out. With all of the shots that he can handle likely coming his way, look for him to have another strong offensive showing.

Glenn Robinson III, PHI at SAC
FanDuel = $3,800
DraftKings = $4,000

Robinson might have earned himself more playing time considering how well he played against the Lakers. He logged 31 minutes off the bench, scoring 25 points to go along with four rebounds and a steal. When he was a member of the Warriors earlier this season, he showed that he can be productive when given an opportunity. At such a cheap price on both sites, rolling with him in tournament play could prove to be profitable.


NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Recommendations for March 5 2020

Kawhi Leonard, LAC at HOU
FanDuel = $9,200
DraftKings = $9,300

This is a matchup that we could see again in the playoffs. What’s even more exciting is that both teams enter this contest healthy. Not much of an argument needs to me made for rolling with Leonard is DFS, especially with the Rockets playing at the fourth-fastest pace in the league. Of note, he is only eligible at power forward on FanDuel since he is listed at small forward on DraftKings.

Robert Covington, HOU vs. LAC
FanDuel = $6,500
DraftKings = $6,700

Covington is one of the key reasons why the Rockets have been able to go with such small lineups. He has the ability to defend multiple positions and is a good rebounder, which has helped him average 32 minutes a night since joining the team. His ability to contribute on the defensive end further increases his floor, making him an excellent option if you can’t afford to squeeze Leonard into your entry at his hefty price.


NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Recommendations for March 5 2020

Nikola Jokic, DEN at CHA
FanDuel = $9,900
DraftKings = $9,500

Talk about a disappointing performance. The Nuggets should have soundly defeated the Warriors at home Tuesday, but they ended up losing by 16 points. They have a chance to rebound here against another bad team, which could mean big things from Jokic. The Hornets have been awful at slowing down opposing centers, allowing the third-most FanDuel points per game and the sixth-most DraftKings points per game to the position.

Harry Giles III, SAC vs. PHI
FanDuel = $5,000
DraftKings = $5,400

Give Giles credit. He’s been buried on the bench for most of the season, but now that he’s finally been given an opportunity to play more, he’s run with it. He’s averaged 14.5 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists across the last six games and should earn another start here with Richaun Holmes (shoulder) remaining in the sidelines. Of note, he is only eligible at center on DraftKings since he is listed at power forward on FanDuel.

Author Bio:

Mike has been covering fantasy sports since 2007, joining Lineup Lab in 2017. An avid player of both season-long fantasy leagues and DFS, Mike’s work has appeared on numerous sites, including RotoWire, SportsLine and Sports Illustrated. He’s also been featured on DraftKings’ nightly show, The Sweat, and was a finalist for the 2018 FSWA Basketball Writer of the Year award. Follow Mike on Twitter @rotomikebarner.

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