NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Sleeper Lineup Picks for 3/27/19
After Tuesday’s busy slate, the NBA quiets down with just five games on the schedule Wednesday. The good news is that despite the lack of games, there are a lot of quality cheap value plays options to choose from. Let’s discuss a couple at each position that 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.
Seth Curry, POR at CHI
FanDuel = $4,900
DraftKings = $4,200
The Blazers have turned to Curry for added minutes with C.J. McCollum out their last four games. He hasn’t disappointed, averaging 16.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals during that stretch. He also attempted 11.5 shots per contest, which is almost double his season average. The Bulls have allowed an average of 117.7 points across their last 10 games, so look for Curry to cash in offensively once again.
Shaquille Harrison, CHI vs. POR
FanDuel = $4,800
DraftKings = $4,900
The Bulls injury situation is just insane right now. There is a chance that Zach LaVine (thigh), Otto Porter Jr. (shoulder), Kris Dunn (back) and Lauri Markkanen (illness) could all be out for this game. Harrison has started four straight contests due to their myriad of injuries and averaged 11.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, two assists and three steals. With heavy minutes likely on tap again Wednesday, Harrison could be a bargain.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, LAL at UTA
FanDuel = $5,400
DraftKings = $5,200
The Lakers are dealing with just as many injuries as the Bulls and could be without LeBron James for this game if they decide to rest him in the second leg of their back-to-back set. Considering they have already been eliminated from the playoffs, that seems likely. That would lead to even more scoring opportunities for Caldwell-Pope, who is already averaging 18.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.3 steals across his last eight games.
Tyler Dorsey, MEM vs. GS
FanDuel = $5,000
DraftKings = $4,500
Delon Wright isn’t the only guard on the Grizzlies who has seen an increase in production when Mike Conley Jr. (thigh) sits. The last two games that Conley has missed, Dorsey has averaged 25 points, 5.5 rebounds and seven assists. Conley is listed as questionable for Wednesday and it would seem unlikely that he’ll play if he’s not completely healthy. With the Warriors playing at the 10th-fastest pace (101.7 possessions per game) in the league, Dorsey could provide plenty of value.
Maurice Harkless, POR at CHI
FanDuel = $5,400
DraftKings = $4,300
Injuries have put a damper on Harkless’ season, but he’s been productive down the stretch by averaging 10.7 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.7 steals across his last 15 games. While he didn’t receive a ton of scoring opportunities during that stretch, he was efficient by shooting 53.6 percent from the field. With how badly the Bulls are struggling right now, Harkless is another Blazer to target for your entry.
Bruno Caboclo, MEM vs. GS
FanDuel = $4,600
DraftKings = $4,400
Conley isn’t the only injury that the Grizzlies are dealing with as the season comes to a close. Their frontcourt has been decimated and will be without Kyle Anderson (shoulder), Jaren Jackson Jr. (thigh) and Joakim Noah (knee) in this contest. Caboclo is certainly not a safe option even with added playing time, but he showed his upside Monday by posting 24 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block against the Thunder. He might be worth the risk in tournament play, especially considering his cheap price on FanDuel.
Domantas Sabonis, IND at OKC
FanDuel = $6,300
DraftKings = $6,300
If you’re playing on FanDuel, there aren’t many great cheap options at power forward. One to consider who at least won’t destroy your budget is Sabonis. After sitting out five games due to injury, he’s returned to average 12.6 points, 9.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists across his last eight contests. During that stretch, he also recorded 26 points, seven rebounds and four assists during a matchup against these same Thunder.
Zach Collins, POR at CHI
FanDuel = $4,800
DraftKings = $4,000
The Blazers chances of making a long run in the playoffs sure look a lot slimmer now that Jusuf Nurkic (leg) is out for the season. He was having a tremendous campaign with his 24.7 percent usage rate ranking third-highest on the team. One of the players who will likely be tasked with helping to make up for his loss will be Collins. Even though he likely won’t start, he should see a significant bump in minutes. His numbers might not jump off the page, but he’s averaged 8.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks across 23 games in which he has logged at least 20 minutes.
Enes Kanter, POR at CHI
FanDuel = $6,500
DraftKings = $5,000
The main beneficiary of Nurkic’s absence is likely to be Kanter, who already has posted a 22.9 percent usage rate since joining the Blazers. He’s no stranger to starting and was averaging a double-double with the Knicks earlier this season. The Bulls have allowed the most FanDuel points per game and the most DraftKings points per game to opposing centers, so expect Kanter to be very productive in this matchup.
Cristiano Felicio, CHI vs. POR
FanDuel = $3,600
DraftKings = $3,200
Felicio has been so bad that he’s barely seen the floor for a struggling Bulls team this season. With injuries mounting and them tanking down the stretch, he’s finally received an expanded role of late. He’s logged at least 20 minutes in three straight games, averaging 10.3 points and 6.7 rebounds. He provides very little in terms of assists and defensive stats, but at near the minimum price on both sites, he might be worth a dart throw in tournament play.
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