NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Sleeper Lineup Picks for 3/19/19

NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Sleeper Lineup Picks for 3/19/19

Despite there only being six games in the NBA on Tuesday, there are still plenty of cheap options to consider in DFS. Seven of the top-10 teams in the league in pace of play will be in action, so there is the potential for several high-scoring contests. Let’s dive into the matchups and see which players stand out. 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 Sleeper Lineup Picks for 3/19/19

Alex Caruso, LAL at MIL
FanDuel = $5,400
DraftKings =$3,600

Caruso has been one of the Lakers’ young players who has benefited from them falling out of the playoff chase. He’s logged at least 24 minutes in five of their last six contests, averaging 13.4 points, four rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.4 steals during that stretch. Both the Lakers and the Bucks are inside the top-six in the league in pace of play, so Caruso could once again be productive if given extended playing time. His price on FanDuel isn’t great, but his dirt cheap price on DraftKings might make him worth the risk in tournament play.

Tyus Jones, MIN vs. GS
FanDuel = $4,700
DraftKings = $5,200

The point guard spot has continued to be an injury-plagued position for the Timberwolves. Jeff Teague (foot) is out again Tuesday and Derrick Rose (elbow) is listed as doubtful. Jones was held scoreless in Sunday’s matchup against the Rockets, but he’s averaged 9.9 points, 2.7 rebounds, 7.3 assists and two steals across 11 starts this season. Expect him to have a bounce-back performance in what projects to be a high-scoring affair.


NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Sleeper Lineup Picks for 3/19/19

Caris LeVert, BKN at SAC
FanDuel = $5,200
DraftKings = $4,900

The Nets will be without Allen Crabbe (knee) for their third-straight game Tuesday. After being moved to the second unit, LeVert re-entered the starting five in both of the previous two contests that Crabbe missed. He struggled against a good Jazz defense in the first outing, be rebounded to record 12 points, four boards and seven assists across 32 minutes against the Clippers on Sunday. The Kings play at the fastest pace (104.5 possessions per game) in the league, so LeVert should have added opportunities to provide value in a starting role.

Wesley Matthews, IND at LAC
FanDuel = $4,300
DraftKings = $4,600

After losing to the Blazers in Portland on Monday, the Pacers have a quick turnaround against the Clippers. They were held to 98 points against the Blazers and will need to get things rolling offensively if they want to keep up with the Clippers, who average 117.5 points scored per game at home. Matthews is one of the Pacers’ better offensive players, averaging 13.2 points and 2.7 three-pointers across his last 13 games. Expect him to be plenty active in this contest.


NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Sleeper Lineup Picks for 3/19/19

DeMarre Carroll, BKN at SAC
FanDuel = $4,100
DraftKings = $4,300

Carroll certainly hasn’t been a consistent source for production lately. Across his last 10 games, he’s scored eight points or fewer six times. However, he scored at least 20 points three times during that stretch. He can be a valuable source for rebounds and should have an increased workload with Crabbe out, making him someone to consider in tournament play.

Danuel House, HOU at ATL
FanDuel = $3,900
DraftKings = $3,800

When the Rockets were decimated by injuries earlier this season, House played a key role in keeping them afloat. He was then sent back down to the G League until being recalled Friday. Across two games since his return, he’s averaged 16 points and five rebounds in 32 minutes per contest. If the Rockets jump out to an early lead against the far inferior Hawks, House could receive plenty of action again. There’s plenty of risk here, but don’t sleep on House’s upside.


NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Sleeper Lineup Picks for 3/19/19

Marvin Williams, CHA vs. PHI
FanDuel = $5,400
DraftKings = $4,500

Williams is not known for his offensive efficiency, but he’s been especially bad of late by shooting 32.2 percent from the field across his last six games. He’s scored four total points over his last two contests, so he doesn’t exactly jump out as someone to target. However, the Sixers play at the seventh-fastest pace (102.7) and will be without Joel Embiid (rest) in the middle, so Williams is presented with a favorable matchup. If he can correct his shooting woes, he could be worth the price of admission.

Frank Kaminsky, CHA vs. PHI
FanDuel = $4,300
DraftKings = $4,400

Not only will the Sixers be without Embiid, but the Hornets will be without Cody Zeller (knee). Zeller also missed the previous three games, which contributed to Kaminsky averaging 12 points and five rebounds during that stretch. If you’re playing on FanDuel, Kaminsky’s price is more appealing than Williams’. Williams does have a higher upside, though, so he might be the better option on DraftKings based on their similar prices.


NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Sleeper Lineup Picks for 3/19/19

JaVale McGee, LAL at MIL
FanDuel = $5,500
DraftKings = $4,800

After a brief stint with the second unit. McGee has started each of the last seven games for the Lakers. He’s remained productive in that role, averaging 11.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 1.6 blocks during that seven-game stretch. Tyson Chandler (neck) is injured and Mike Muscala has barely seen the floor lately, which has helped solidify McGee’s role. Trying to guard Brook Lopez around the perimeter isn’t exactly ideal, but McGee still warrants consideration for your entry.

Ivica Zubac, LAC vs. IND
FanDuel = $5,400
DraftKings = $5,000

While Zubac remains the starting center for the Clippers, he’s not logging a ton of time on the floor at just 20 minutes a game. The good news is that hasn’t stopped him from averaging 8.9 points, 7.8 rebounds and 0.9 blocks since joining the team. That’s even more impressive considering he’s only shot 45.8 percent from the field. Even though the Pacers are an excellent defensive team, Zubac could still provide value if you want to save money at center.

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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