Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks for Wednesday

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Check out the Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks where there is a lot on the line out there.

The Daily goes through the top players on each salary tier for this evening’s slate of games. Advanced information found on RotoGrinders, StatMuse and basketball-reference.com.

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Let us know how you did by hitting us on Twitter @HeyRotoAdvice or @JasonWalkerRoto. Good luck! Games and TV schedule at the bottom.

Three-Shift Game Watch:

Three-Shift games are those that could be so one-sided that the primaries on the teams don’t play their last shift, the lucrative fourth quarter shift, and therefore have their usual production limited.

Los Angeles Clippers @ New York Knicks (Knicks +14.5)

Philadelphia 76ers @ Denver Nuggets (Nuggets -11)

 

Time is short today @HeyRotoAdvice, so we’re bullet-izing the list. Some are in because of injury (LaVine, Dieng), some for matchup (Burke, Gallinari, Ish Smith) and others due to Pace, Rebounding and Free Throw rates.  It’s a HUGE day out there on DFS Planet, so get yours and good luck!

Top Plays in the…:

Top Tier (5.5K<):

Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder @ San Antonio ($8,300)

Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans vs. Houston ($7,750)

James Harden, Houston Rockets @ New Orleans ($7,450)

Pau Gasol, Chicago Bulls vs. Toronto ($6,400)

Eric Bledsoe, Phoenix Suns vs. Sacramento ($5,600)

Mid Tier (4.6K-5.5K):

Nerlens Noel, Philadelphia 76ers @ Denver ($5,300)

Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz vs. Portland ($5,200)

Brook Lopez, Brooklyn Nets @ Charlotte ($5,150)

Derrick Favors, Utah Jazz vs. Portland ($5,150)

Enes Kanter, Oklahoma City Thunder ($4,950)

Gorgui Dieng, Minnesota Timberwolves @ Los Angeles ($4,750)

Discount Rack (<4.6K):

Evan Turner, Boston Celtics vs. Miami ($4,400)

Aaron Brooks, Chicago Bulls @ Toronto ($4,300)

Ish Smith, Philadelphia 76ers @ Denver ($4,300)

Jordan Clarkson, Los Angeles Lakers @ Minnesota ($4,250)

Danilo Gallinari, Denver Nuggets vs. Philadelphia ($4,250)

Jae Crowder, Boston Celtics vs. Miami  ($4,200)

Trey Burke, Utah Jazz vs. Portland ($4,250)

Jeremy Lin, Los Angeles Lakers @ Minnesota ($4,200)

Zach LaVine, Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Lakers ($4,100)

 

Good luck tonight!

The Slate:

Wednesday, March 25
MATCHUP
TIME (ET)
AWAY TV
HOME TV
NAT TV
Atlanta at Orlando
7:00 PM
SPSO
FSFL
Brooklyn at Charlotte
7:00 PM
YES
SPSO
LA Clippers at New York
7:00 PM
FSW2
MSG
Indiana at Washington
7:00 PM
FSMW
CSNB
Chicago at Toronto
7:00 PM
CSNC
TSN
ESPN
Miami at Boston
7:30 PM
SUN
CSNN
Cleveland at Memphis
8:00 PM
FSOH
SPSO
LA Lakers at Minnesota
8:00 PM
TWC SN
FSN
Houston at New Orleans
8:00 PM
ROOT
FSN
Philadelphia at Denver
9:00 PM
CN8PHI
ALT
Portland at Utah
9:00 PM
CSNN
ROOT
Oklahoma City at San Antonio
9:30 PM
FSOK
FSSW
ESPN
Sacramento at Phoenix
10:00 PM
CSAC
FSAZ

Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks for Monday

Kemba Walker

Check out the Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks where we’re trying to duck the blowouts.

The Daily goes through the top players on each salary tier for this evening’s slate of games. Advanced information found on RotoGrinders, StatMuse and basketball-reference.com.

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Let us know how you did by hitting us on Twitter @HeyRotoAdvice or @JasonWalkerRoto. Good luck! Games and TV schedule at the bottom.

Three-Shift Game Watch:

Three-Shift games are those that could be so one-sided that the primaries on the teams don’t play their last shift, the lucrative fourth quarter shift, and therefore have their usual production limited.

Memphis Grizzlies @ New York Knicks (Grizzlies -13.5)

Washington @ Golden State Warriors (Warriors -11.5)

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Utah Jazz (Jazz -11.5)

Top Plays in the…:

Top Tier (5.5K<):

James Harden, Houston Rockets @ Indiana ($7,350)

The last time Mr. Harden faced a heavy foul team was against the Nuggets. The Pacers have given up the third most free throw attempts over the last ten games, marrying nicely to Harden’s status as second most FTA per 32 minutes. Best on the top line tonight.

Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors vs. Washington ($6,950)

Putting this in here not because I love the matchup but because less than 7K Steph is fun Steph, especially in game that is leaning towards three shift Curry and vs. Wizards. So why put him in here? Besides the under 7k (barely) price, Curry has been well over a point per minute for quite a while now and it may take some time to ice the Wizards. Sure the W’s drilled the Hawks, another top Eastern team, but the Hawks have been playing bottom ten defense recently whereas the Wizards are still top ten. This doesn’t mean they will win, but it could indicate an ability to keep it closer than the Hawks.

Pau Gasol, Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte ($6,400)

Gasol is a double-double machine and has a great chance to add to his total tonight against the Hornets, who have been hard on power forwards lately. But Charlotte is having to go deeper into the bench with Zeller hurt, and the Hornets miss the fourth most shots on a per 100 possessions basis. With the usual 93ish possessions pace for each team and Gasol’s own defensive rebounding percentage, it adds up to a 13-14 rebound night. That’s a lot.

Marc Gasol ($5,750) and Zach Randolph ($5,700), Memphis Grizzlies @ New York

The blowout risk is so real, but these guys have been able to pile it up recently before they bow out. It’s more risky and I’d rather pay up for Gasol in a potentially tighter affair, but the Knicks can be gashed in the frontcourt, and these are just the guys to do it.

Mid Tier (4.6K-5.5K):

Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte Hornets ($5,300)

Just because I think Gasol will get a dozen or so rebounds against the Hornets doesn’t mean there won’t be any left for Noah, who should be able to pop double digits as well with the Hornets’ shooting troubles.

Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets @ Chicago ($5,200)

Assuming no minutes limits on a second game of a back to back, Walker should be a good play against the second worst PG defense over the last three weeks. Not everybody is back on the Kemba bandwagon yet though his performance Sunday surely woke folks up.

Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz vs. Minnesota ($5,200)

Only a blowout could disrupt the good ship Gobert from pulling into port with 20 FP of just rebounds, blocks and steals alone. Add in Gobert’s game averages in points and assists and build in a bump for a bottom 10 defense for centers and voila, Gobert’s on top of value for the night.

Brook Lopez, Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston ($5,150)

The C’s are better against centers over the last three weeks (17th) than they are for the season (23rd), but they are still weak inside and miss the fifth most shots per 100 possessions so Lopez is a solid play here. Lopez is at 15.1 FGA per 32 minutes, but he typically plays a shade under 30 MPG over his last 20 games, but is also in the top 25 in FTA per 32 as well. In a good matchup, he’s an FP beast, and the C’s are a good matchup.

Derrick Favors, Utah Jazz vs. Minnesota ($5,150)

One thing not said in Gobert’s writeup is that Gordon Hayward is questionable with a collerbone issue. If Hayward misses, this is a boon to both Gobert and Favors, who will soak up some FP with Gordon out. Favors is in an alright matchup against the banged up Timberwolves frontcourt, but the potential lack of Hayward puts it over the top.

George Hill, Indiana Pacers vs. Houston ($4,850)

Hill has been delivering and has been using possessions at a 25.9% clip. Houston is not a tremendous matchup against the slightly worn Patrick Beverley but the extra possessions from playing the Rockets should help even that out.

Discount Rack (<4.6K):

Evan Turner, Boston Celtics @ Brooklyn ($4,400)

He’ll be back to small forward tonight against the Nets, and he has been very active across the box score, making more than value for his 4.4K.

Jae Crowder, Boston Celtics @ Brooklyn ($4,200)

Crowder is a Stevens favorite and has been producing, scoring around 30 FP/game for his last five games. Brooklyn struggles up front, so an active guy like Crowder can take advantage in one of the few close and higher scoring games of the day.

Tony Allen, Memphis Grizzlies @ New York ($4,100)

New York is thin in the backcourt and Allen has been on his game recently, including a 35.25 game his last game, which was against Portland. Allen is also in the top ten in steals+blocks per 32 minutes, helping his floor. Beware of blowout here, of course, but as long as it is close, Allen should make some hay.

Shane Larkin, New York Knicks vs. Memphis ($3,500)

Alexey Shved must have pulled a muscle leaping to 5K in salary and is very doubtful to play against the Grizzlies. Mr. Larkin, meanwhile, has put up back to back 25 point games and is a great value at 3.5K. The Knicks simply don’t have the hounds in the backcourt so Larkin is sure to work 30+ minutes no matter the score.

Good luck tonight!

The Slate:

Monday, March 23

MATCHUP

TIME (ET)

AWAY TV

HOME TV

NAT TV

Houston at Indiana

7:00 PM

ROOT

FSMW

NBATV

Boston at Brooklyn

7:30 PM

CSNN

YES

Memphis at New York

7:30 PM

SPSO

MSG

Charlotte at Chicago

8:00 PM

SPSO

WGN

Minnesota at Utah

9:00 PM

ROOT

Washington at Golden State

10:30 PM

CSNB

CSNB

NBATV

Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks for Friday

Anthony Davis

Check out the Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks where we are all game-time decisions.

The Daily goes through the top players on each salary tier for this evening’s slate of games. Advanced information found on RotoGrinders, StatMuse and basketball-reference.com.

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Let us know how you did by hitting us on Twitter @HeyRotoAdvice or @JasonWalkerRoto. Good luck! Games and TV schedule at the bottom.

Three-Shift Game Watch:

Three-Shift games are those that could be so one-sided that the primaries on the teams don’t play their last shift, the lucrative fourth quarter shift, and therefore have their usual production limited.

New Orleans Pelicans @ Golden State Warriors (Warriors -13)

Indiana Pacers @ Cleveland Cavaliers (Cavs -11)

Top Plays in the…:

Top Tier (5.5K<):

Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Atlanta ($8,050)

Atlanta is at the end of a long, tiring roadie and don’t have Kyle Korver, which stifles their space and pace offense to a degree. This allows for more turnovers. Westbrook rarely needs additional value, but snagging a steal or two more doesn’t hurt. He’s making value even at 8K and is still the top volume player in the game.

DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings vs. Charlotte ($7,300)

Still questionable as of now, but if he plays, he has a high game total to live up to and an average matchup against a banged up Al Jefferson. One of three players in Top 10 in both FGA and FTA per 32 minutes since February 1st. (Westbrook, Dwyane Wade)

Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers vs. Washington ($6,400)

He’s back and has no limitations, which will help him help his Clippers to meet and exceed their 104.75 total tonight. The Wizards have been less than average with opposing PF the last three weeks.

Paul Millsap, Atlanta Hawks @ Oklahoma City ($5,700)

OKC is really banged up in the frontcourt and Millsap is the Hawks box score stuffer. It’s the biggest total of the night and if the Hawks are going to do their part to make that happen, it’s gotta be Millsap to lead the way.

Mid Tier (4.6K-5.5K):

Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat vs. Denver ($5,500)

His price is finally starting to rise again as he is singlehandedly dragging the Heat to the playoffs. No stopping now, and the Nuggets like to foul, as proven by their hacking of James Harden Thursday night. Wade, as mentioned above, is both drawing fouls and taking shots in his previous All-Star form.

Hassan Whiteside, Miami Heat vs. Denver ($5,400)

The Nuggets have actually been better against centers, but after a rough night Thursday night, there will likely be a slew of missed shots, given the Nuggets poor team shooting (5th worst) and that both teams are top 10 in Pace the last ten games.

Nerlens Noel, Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York ($5,100)

If healthy, Noel should be able to gather a lot of rebounds against the fourth worst shooting Knicks.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks @ Brooklyn ($5,100)

Brooklyn is sixth worst against opposing SG the last three weeks and Giannis has been taking off. Both teams are average, pace-wise, so Giannis should be about his same multi-faceted FP self.

Elfrid Payton, Orlando Magic vs. Portland ($4,800)

Elf has been rocking it, including a triple-double his last time out. Portland has been bottom five worst against PG and both teams are in the top half of the league in Pace over the last 10 games.

Discount Rack (<4.6K):

Gerald Henderson, Charlotte Hornets @ Sacramento ($4,550)

SG against Sacramento. Rinse. Repeat.

Alexey Shved, New York Knicks @ Philadelphia ($4,400)

Shved has been marvelous and his price is still discount rack level, so going against the Sixers and their overall poor backcourt defense should make him a value. The team totals aren’t high because neither team is effective at shooting the ball, but Shved and a couple of others should be alright, FP-wise, anyway.

Aaron Brooks, Chicago Bulls vs. Toronto ($4,400)

Toronto, whether Kyle Lowry or otherwise, has not defended opposing PG well, so Brooks should be able to get on track at home.

Andrea Bargnani, New York Knicks @ Philadelphia ($4,100)

Here’s another Knick that should be ok tonight. Listen, I don’t want to have to suggest Bargs, but the Sixers miss prolifically and Bargnani has shown some rebounding over the last three weeks. Aces still has his price in a good spot, so here he is.

Langston Galloway, New York Knicks @ Philadelphia ($4,100)

With every other guard option injured, Galloway has been able to join Shved as solid plays. The Sixers don’t defend with guard position well, so Galloway is in play.

Ersan Ilyasova, Milwaukee Bucks @ Brooklyn ($3,950)

I don’t want Ersan’s price to be more than 4K, but it probably should be. The Nets don’t defend either frontcourt position well, so Ersan should have some fun even though the team and game totals are low.

Greivis Vasquez, Toronto Raptors @ Chicago ($3,900)

Only if Lowry (GTD) can’t go tonight, Vasquez would be an excellent value play against a Bulls team that is the worst over the last three weeks defending the point guards.

Alexis Ajinca, New Orleans Pelicans @ Golden State ($3,850)

If Davis and Asik are out (GTD!), then who else can pick up the slack, even in a potential blowout? Ajinca is a point per minute guy when he’s in this position, so he’s a great value play, even in Oakland.

Dante Cunningham, New Orleans Pelicans @ Golden State ($3,700) and Mitch McGary, Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Atlanta ($3,600)

Cunningham carries the same caveats as Ajinca and both should play heavy minutes no matter the score. McGary might play if Enes Kanter (GTD!) can’t go and he has been obscene with the PPM when he’s given even a little bit of run.

Good luck tonight!

The Slate:

Friday, March 20

MATCHUP

TIME (ET)

AWAY TV

HOME TV

Atlanta at Oklahoma City

8:00 PM

SPSO

FSOK

Portland at Orlando

7:00 PM

CSNN

FSFL

New York at Philadelphia

7:00 PM

MSG

CSN

Milwaukee at Brooklyn

7:30 PM

FSWI

YES

Indiana at Cleveland

7:30 PM

FSMW

FSOH

Denver at Miami

7:30 PM

ALT2

SUN

Toronto at Chicago

8:00 PM

RSN-

WGN

Memphis at Dallas

8:30 PM

SPSO

FSSW

Boston at San Antonio

8:30 PM

CSNN

FSSW

Charlotte at Sacramento

10:00 PM

SPSO

CSAC

New Orleans at Golden State

10:30 PM

FSN

CSNB

Washington at LA Clippers

10:30 PM

CSNB

FSW2

Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks for Wednesday on Fantasy Aces

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Check out the Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks where we’re loving the mid-tier tonight.

The Daily goes through the top players on each salary tier for this evening’s slate of games. Advanced information found on RotoGrinders, StatMuse and basketball-reference.com.

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Let us know how you did by hitting us on Twitter @HeyRotoAdvice or @JasonWalkerRoto. Good luck! Games and TV schedule at the bottom.

Three-Shift Game Watch:

Three-Shift games are those that could be so one-sided that the primaries on the teams don’t play their last shift, the lucrative fourth quarter shift, and therefore have their usual production limited.

Brooklyn Nets @ Cleveland Cavaliers (Cavs -11.5)

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Toronto Raptors (Raptors -11.5)

Orlando Magic @ Dallas Mavericks (Mavericks -12.5)

Top Plays in the…:

Top Tier (5.5K<):

Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Boston ($8,050)

Boston has been better defensively and not as pacy, but that shouldn’t stop Westbrook from his appointed rounds and getting to value (~55FP).

Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors vs. Atlanta (7,100)

Curry will have to go deep into the game tonight, especially without Klay Thompson available. With Curry on and Thompson off the court this season, Curry’s Usage goes from 27.1% to 32.1%. Given both the Hawks and Warriors battling for best record and overall home court.

Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons @ Philadelphia ($5,950)

Two things work in Andre Drummond’s favor tonight in Philadelphia. One is that Greg Monroe is doubtful to play. When Monroe is off the floor and Anthony Tolliver is on the court, Drummond’s rebounding percentages go way up, with his defensive rebounding % going up to 36% and overall REB % up to 27.4%  For context, DeAndre Jordan leads the league in REB% with 24% for the season. The second thing is that the Sixers shoot, by far, the worst in the league at 40%. So more rebounds available and Drummond will be gathering those at a league leading rate. Good times.

Mid Tier (4.6K-5.5K):

Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat vs. Portland ($5,400)

Wade has been firing it up to get the Heat into the playoffs and is second to only Russell Westbrook in shots per 32 minutes. Portland has been meh against SG so Wade is a very solid play here.

Victor Oladipo, Orlando Magic @ Dallas ($5,350)

Tobias Harris is hurt and that means a slight bump for Oladipo, but not overly significant as when both Harris and Vucevic were out. Oladipo’s Usage moves to 27.1% without Harris but a little less with 26.7% when on the floor with Elfrid Payton. Still, a good play given his Usage will be up tonight.

Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz vs. Washington ($5,200)

Such a fun play every night, Gobert is dominant on the glass right now. The matchup against Washington isn’t premium for sure, with WAS being fifth best against centers, but Gobert doesn’t need to score to have value. Washington isn’t like the Sixers in terms of misses, but Gobert should be good to be a solid play tonight.

Nerlens Noel, Philadelphia 76ers vs. Detroit ($5,100)

The Pistons are also a very nice target for opposing centers, being third worst shooting in the league and being the fourth best target overall for opposing centers. Noel has been playing great recently, and this game should continue that trend.

Nikola Mirotic, Chicago Bulls vs. Indiana ($5,100)

You’ve come a long way, Nikola! Up to 5.1K with Taj Gibson out, Mirotic has now moved into a place where he has to score at least 30FP to being of value to you. However, he’s worth the buy because when he’s on the court without Taj on the floor this season, his usage is nearly 29%.

Reggie Jackson, Detroit Pistons @ Philadelphia ($4,800)

Jackson’s Usage is HUGE without Monroe, as we highlighted on Twitter before last night, when he went 20/20. Jackson’s usage without Monroe on the floor was over 36% going into last night and that shouldn’t change tonight against a weak Isaiah Canaan defense in Philly. Almost a must play tonight.

George Hill, Indiana Pacer @ Chicago ($4,700)

Hill has been tremendous lately and gets the worst PG defense in the Bulls tonight.

J.J Redick, Los Angeles Clippers @ Sacramento ($4,700)

Redick has gone nutso (double the FP)  since Jamal Crawford went out and the Kings are famously a terrific target for SG plays.

Discount Rack (<4.6K):

Gorgui Dieng, Minnesota Timberwolves @ Toronto ($4,500)

With Garnett and Pekovic potentially out, Dieng has been a terrific play. The matchup isn’t ideal vs. TOR, but the value is still there if you went heavy on guards.

Ersan Ilyasova, Milwaukee Bucks vs. San Antonio ($3,950)

ilyasova has been very productive and won’t be under 4K much longer. San Antonio is average anyway against PF and they had to go to OT, where they lost, in New York last night so the rest game may be on for the Spurs tonight.

Zach LaVine, Minnesota Timberwolves @ Toronto ($3,900)

100% dependant on the questionable Ricky Rubio not playing, obviously, but LaVine has been returning value and then some in relief of Rubio and the Raptors have been bottom five bad against PG.

Kent Bazemore, Atlanta Hawks @ Golden State ($3,800)

No Klay Thompson means less chasing around the ever-moving All-Star shooting guard so Bazemore will be able to offer more on the offensive end for a discount price.

Rodney Hood, Utah Jazz vs. Washington ($3,700)

It’s a bad matchup for SG and SFs, but his playing time has been relevant enough to go for the value if needed.

Mitch McGary, Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Boston ($3,600)

McGary is coming off the bench, even in the wake of Serge Ibaka’s injury, but he’s an animal when on the floor, getting a double double in a matter of 10 minutes his last time out.

Justin Hamilton, Minnesota Timberwolves @ Toronto ($3,300)

Has been great, even off the bench, with Kevin Garnett out and will easily make value if the same amount of minutes comes his way again in Toronto.

Mo Harkless, Orlando Magic @ Dallas ($3,300) and Justin Holiday, Golden State Warriors vs. Atlanta ($3,000)

Strictly only if they are starting tonight in relief of Tobias Harris and Klay Thompson, respectively. If there are and get 25 minutes, they’ll both be a tremendous value.

Good luck tonight!

The Slate:

Wednesday, March 18
MATCHUP TIME (ET) AWAY TV HOME TV NAT TV
Atlanta at Golden State 10:30 PM SPSO CSNB ESPN
Brooklyn at Cleveland 7:00 PM YES FSOH
Detroit at Philadelphia 7:00 PM FSDT CSN
Portland at Miami 7:30 PM CSNN SUN
Minnesota at Toronto 7:30 PM FSN TSN
Indiana at Chicago 8:00 PM FSMW CSNC
San Antonio at Milwaukee 8:00 PM FSSW FSWI
Boston at Oklahoma City 8:00 PM CSNN FSOK
Orlando at Dallas 8:00 PM FSFL FSSW ESPN
LA Clippers at Sacramento 10:00 PM FSW2 CSAC
Washington at Utah 10:30 PM CSNB ROOT
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Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks for Friday on Fantasy Aces

Check out the Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks where some rest, but the bang of the Friday slate never does.

The Daily goes through the top players on each salary tier for this evening’s slate of games. Advanced information found on RotoGrinders, StatMuse and basketball-reference.com.

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Let us know how you did by hitting us on Twitter @HeyRotoAdvice or @JasonWalkerRoto. Good luck! Games and TV schedule at the bottom.

Three-Shift Game Watch:

Three-Shift games are those that could be so one-sided that the primaries on the teams don’t play their last shift, the lucrative fourth quarter shift, and therefore have their usual production limited.

None! (as of this posting)

Top Plays in the…:

Top Tier (5.5K<):

Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Minnesota ($8,200)

The Chris Paul effect is real, and Westbrook felt it against the Clipper point guard. Westbrook was held way below his average by Paul but should bounce back against Rubio and the Timberwolves, who are the fourth worst defensive team over the last ten games. As long as Kevin Durant remains out, the 55 point threshold to value here is very much in play.

 

LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trail Blazers vs. Detroit ($6,750)

A nice counter top end play, second lineup venture in Aces tourneys from the Westy/Curry folks, Aldridge gets the friendly defensive Pistons and a sneaky pacy game. Aldridge is also fifth in FGA/32 over the last 20 games, with almost 18 shots in that time frame.

Pau Gasol, Chicago Bulls @ Charlotte ($6,600)

The Hornets are banged up inside, with only Bismack Biyombo and Marvin Williams really healthy up front. Gasol leads the NBA in double-doubles, and should be able to collect a lot of boards against the second worst shooting team in the league.

Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors @ Denver ($5,500)

With no Curry, Klay and Andrew Bogut, Green stands to gain more statistics as a result. Denver already struggles against SF/PF, so Green was due for some good run anyway, now he’s even more unobstructed. But beware, they could end up limiting him as well.

 

Mid Tier (4.6K-5.5K):

Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat @ Toronto ($5,400)

Toronto is top 10 worst against SG and Wade has been firing up shots. Over his last 12 games, Wade has tossed up 18.6 shots per 32 minutes. The only guy who takes more is named Westbrook. That a nice combination there as long as Wade plays, which he’s supposed to do tonight.

Jeff Teague, Atlanta Hawks @ Phoenix ($5,350)

The Hawks got wiped in Denver and Dennis Schröder injured his ankle in that game and is questionable. Given the Hawks history, The Umlaut may not play, leaving Shelvin Mack to backup Teague. When Schröder misses, Teague’s minutes go up by about 4MPG, meaning more goodness against the Suns team already without Brandon Knight.

Mo Williams, Charlotte Hornets vs. Chicago ($5,300)

Once more for Mo, as Kemba Walker will be coming off the bench again. Walker’s minutes did not affect Mo’s, so until Kemba takes Mo’s place, we’re still riding Williams, especially in a great matchup against Aaron Brooks and the Bulls.

Ricky Rubio, Minnesota Timberwolves @ Oklahoma City ($5,250)

Rubio laid an egg his last time out, daring to be average. His matchup against Westbrook should be sound and the Thunder are flying, #1 in possessions per game, with Russell paying little interest on the defensive end.

Reggie Jackson, Detroit Pistons @ Portland ($4,800)

There’s risk here, for sure, as Jackson has struggled a bit and found himself on the wrong end of watching Spencer Dinwiddie at the point guard spot. But Jackson is still getting the start and his Usage rate remains a solid 27% over the last five games with 16 FGA/32 minutes. Portland is a good defensive team, but not at the PG position, where there are fourth worst.

Nikola Mirotic, Chicago Bulls @ Charlotte ($4,750)

His price has taken off, but there is still good reason to go with him. In fact, they are the same reasons to go with Gasol.

Discount Rack (<4.6K):

J.J. Redick, Los Angeles Clippers @ Dallas ($4,400)

Redick has exploded since Jamal Crawford left the rotation, leaping up to 15.5 shots per 32 minutes and increasing his usage to 25.5%. The Mavericks are in the bottom ten in team defense and the Clippers are going to push the tempo, leaving an average SG defense to keep up with the more active Redick.

Danilo Gallinari, Denver Nuggets vs. Golden State ($4,350)

I can’t stop liking Gallinari, especially with his increased shots/usage. Gallo will get a very pace-friendly game here and since Draymond will likely be leaning more to the middle, Gallo will have the weakest part of the Warriors team defense to contend with.

Aaron Brooks, Chicago Bulls @ Charlotte ($3,950)

Brooks gets Mo Williams, who has been forgiving on the defensive end (9th worst) and Brooks himself has been good lately, scoring 42.50 Aces points his last time out.

Ben McLemore, Sacramento Kings @ Philadelphia and Marvin Williams, Charlotte Hornets vs, Chicago ($3,850)

McLemore plays a ton of minutes and has a tremendous matchup so he’s a decent punt option here. Marvin has the front court all to he and Bismack Biyombo’s self, so the minutes will be there, too, for Marvin.

Thomas Robinson, Philadelphia 76ers vs. Sacramento ($3,700)

He’s been super productive, even in his limited minute, and gets a loose matchup with the Kings to produce in as well. A super punt play if any of the Sixers call out tonight.

Shaun Livingston, Golden State Warriors @ Denver ($3,700)

He’s hasn’t been automatic when he replaces Curry, as his playing time doubles but his production only goes up half that. Still, it’s a tremendous minutes op, so well worth the play here.

Ish Smith, Philadelphia 76ers vs. Sacramento ($3,300)

The only stats you need to know: 25 MPG, 25% Usage, 17 shots per 32 minutes, 6 assists per game…..all per game, last five games. At this price, it’s stealing in a matchup against the eighth worst PG defense.

Good luck tonight!

 

The Slate:

Friday, March 13

MATCHUP

TIME (ET)

AWAY TV

HOME TV

NAT TV

Atlanta at Phoenix

10:00 PM

SPSO

FSAZ

Chicago at Charlotte

7:00 PM

SPSO

Sacramento at Philadelphia

7:00 PM

CSAC

CSN

Orlando at Boston

7:30 PM

FSFL

CSNN

Miami at Toronto

7:30 PM

SUN

Sportsnet One

Minnesota at Oklahoma City

8:00 PM

FSN+

FSOK

LA Clippers at Dallas

8:30 PM

FSW2

FSSW

NBATV

Golden State at Denver

9:00 PM

CSNB

ALT

Detroit at Portland

10:00 PM

FSDT

CSNN

Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks for Wednesday on Fantasy Aces

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Check out the Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks where we are still with Russ, even in the thin air of 8K.

The Daily goes through the top players on each salary tier for this evening’s slate of games. Advanced information found on RotoGrinders, StatMuse and basketball-reference.com.

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Let us know how you did by hitting us on Twitter @HeyRotoAdvice or @JasonWalkerRoto. Good luck! Games and TV schedule at the bottom.

Three-Shift Game Watch:

Three-Shift games are those that could be so one-sided that the primaries on the teams don’t play their last shift, the lucrative fourth quarter shift, and therefore have their usual production limited.

Detroit Pistons @ Golden State Warriors (Warriors -14)

Pistons on back end of back to back against the W’s, who are playing at home. I would typically like Draymond Green here, but it’s swim at your own risk.

Top Plays in the…:

Top Tier (5.5K<):

Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Clippers ($8,200)

Wow. 8K. Still, at 6.6x, it’s a 55ish number Westbrook needs to hit to make value, and he has been clearing that with ease. Now, Chris Paul is a bad man and he’s been putting a wet blanket over opposing point guards lately, but he’s banged up and Rubio got his the other night against him, so Russell is still in play, even at this elevated number.

James Harden, Houston Rockets @ Portland ($7,450)

Harden has also been scaling the wall of high-end value, and he faces off against Portland and Arron Afflalo. While that might look like a not-so-good matchup, Harden’s Usage, minutes per game, free throw rate, etc make him hard to pass, especially if you do not go to Russ tonight.

Al Jefferson, Charlotte Hornets vs. Sacramento ($5,900)

Love Big Al tonight against the Kings frontcourt, who have been accommodating all season and in the recent games as well. Jefferson matches up with Boogie Cousins, but Al doesn’t foul much (2.2 PF per 32 minutes), so even adjusting a little for Cousins, Jefferson should still see a lot of floor time. Also, this game is sneaky fast, with a 206 total to boot.

Paul Millsap, Atlanta Hawks @ Denver ($5,800)

I am also presenting the caveat that Mike Budenholzer is going to look for many ways to rest his currently top-seeded Hawks starters along the way of this six-game road trip, so Millsap may not play any more than 31, 32 minutes tonight if the Hawks have things in hand.

Mid Tier (4.6K-5.5K):

Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat vs. Brooklyn ($5,400)

Likely without Goran Dragic and definitely without Hassan Whiteside, Wade will continue his top 10 FGA/FTA rates per 32 minutes.

Ricky Rubio, Minnesota Timberwolves @ Phoenix ($5,250)

Rubio will be a popular choice tonight as a come down from Westbrook, for sure, and there’s good reason. One is that he’s been consistently producing over his last ten games and the second is that Phoenix is both bad a defending backcourts and Jeff Hornacek says he wants to get the pace back up again, both of which are perfect for Rubio.

Kenneth Faried, Denver Nuggets vs. Atlanta ($4,900)

Faried is getting his steady minutes and should be the biggest beneficiary of the Hawks strategy of abandoning the offensive glass, especially given they want to get back to stop any Ty Lawson transitions.

Brook Lopez, Brooklyn Nets @ Miami ($4,850)

With Whiteside out, the Heat have nobody that can body up with Lopez. And now that Brook has taken over the starter’s role and minutes, he’s a super-solid pick at this price.

Isaiah Thomas, Boston Celtics vs. Memphis ($4,800)

Thomas continues to get the ball and use it, getting 33% Usage as a Celtic, per StatMuse. He’s also attempting an average of over 15 FGA in 27 minutes. Shot. Coming.

Kevin Martin, Minnesota Timberwolves @ Phoenix ($4,650)

Martin had a downer of a game Monday night, thanks to an aberrant 13.3% Usage, but things should pick back up against the Suns, who both are in the top three in Pace, which will play nicely with Martin’s usual FGA/32 minutes numbers.

Discount Rack (<4.6K):

Nikola Mirotic, Chicago Bulls @ Philadelphia ($4,400)

Mirotic has been consistently scoring in the 30s for FP since Taj Gibson’s been missing games, thanks to a near 30% Usage rate when on the floor, which has been around 30 MPG.

Danilo Gallinari, Denver Nuggets vs. Atlanta ($4,350)

I don’t love the matchup, but Gallinari continues to shoot when on the floor and bring the FP with him. His last game he got into imaginary foul trouble against the Knicks and never could get back to his usual numbers for the game.

Aaron Brooks, Chicago Bulls @ Philadelphia ($3,950)

The matchup is good, and while I’m not crazy about Brooks and feel his production in relief of Rose has been meh, he’s a good value play, especially if you are wedging Westbrook in on the top line.

Dennis Schröder, Atlanta Hawks @ Denver ($3,950)

He made value again his last time out, even without Teague resting and is setup for a good game in Denver, especially if the inevitable happens and Teague gets a minutes reduction. It’s an unhealthy appreciation I have for The Umlaut, but he’s been proving me right and I will use him again as value to go high in other spots.

Thomas Robinson, Philadelphia 76ers vs. Chicago ($3,700)

A risky bench play, but TRob has been very productive in his 20MPG, with some 30-spikes in usage, too. Make sure who is healthy and playing in PHL and slide TRob in if any of Noel, Mbah a Moute, Covington, et al will miss.

Ish Smith, Philadelphia 76ers vs. Chicago ($3,300)

Ish should be the one to benefit from one of the weakest defensive PGs over the last month. Isaiah Canaan is back, but Brett Brown isn’t sure how they’ll use him, all of which means likely more minutes for the 3.3K Smith

Good luck tonight!

 

The Slate:

Wednesday, March 11

MATCHUP

TIME (ET)

AWAY TV

HOME TV

NAT TV

Atlanta at Denver

9:00 PM

SPSO

ALT

Sacramento at Charlotte

7:00 PM

CSAC

SPSO

Chicago at Philadelphia

7:00 PM

CSNC

CSN

Memphis at Boston

7:30 PM

SPSO

CSNN

Brooklyn at Miami

7:30 PM

YES

SUN

Orlando at Milwaukee

8:00 PM

FSFL

FSWI

LA Clippers at Oklahoma City

8:00 PM

FSW2

FSOK

ESPN

Minnesota at Phoenix

10:00 PM

FSN

FSAZ

Detroit at Golden State

10:30 PM

FSDT

CSNB

Houston at Portland

10:30 PM

ROOT

KGW

ESPN

Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks for Monday on Fantasy Aces

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Check out the Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks where we are in the sweet spot slate tonight.

The Daily goes through the top players on each salary tier for this evening’s slate of games. Advanced information found on RotoGrinders, StatMuse and basketball-reference.com.

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Let us know how you did by hitting us on Twitter @HeyRotoAdvice or @JasonWalkerRoto. Good luck! Games and TV schedule at the bottom.

Three-Shift Game Watch:

Three-Shift games are those that could be so one-sided that the primaries on the teams don’t play their last shift, the lucrative fourth quarter shift, and therefore have their usual production limited.

Sacramento Kings @ Atlanta Hawks (Hawks -11)

I am expecting Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer to be aggressive in resting starters throughout a busy month of March as long as the Hawks consider #1 seed lead is large. He rested three against the Sixers on Saturday and could rest Teague and Horford tonight. That doesn’t mean the Hawks still can’t get out on the Kings, but Boogie Cousins should be excellent and keep it relatively in order until late, which is when the Hawks usually pull away when they win by double digits.

Top Plays in the…:

Top Tier (5.5K<):

DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings @ Atlanta ($7,300)

Atlanta is bottom 10 in fantasy defense against centers and routinely give up the glass on their offensive end to get back on defense, which limits fast break opportunities and gives Boogie all the time in the world to rebound, get down the floor and set up. Score.

Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors @ Phoenix ($7,100)

He’s barely played more than 30 minutes lately so rest is not a factor and has a nice, pacy game in Phoenix against a worse than average backcourt defense. Oh, and he’s awesome, so there’s that, too.

Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers vs. Minnesota ($7,100)

He’s been ridiculous against every team since Blake left the floor and scored over 50 FP the last time they played Minnesota on March 2nd. He will get usage and he will score in a game that is listed at 206 and has the Clippers as seven point favorites.

DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers vs. Minnesota ($6,400)

The fantasy points have been down but that’s not because his rebounding rate has dropped at all, with his defensive rebound rate without Griffin regularly scoring above 30% defensive rebounding rate since Blake went out. .

Hassan Whiteside, Miami Heat vs. Boston ($5,700)

Watch the lineups since he’s battling an ankle injury, but if he plays his full shifts, this is a great matchup for him as he is getting about 36% of Heat defensive rebounds and the Celtics regularly allow 40 per game since February.

Mid Tier (4.6K-5.5K):

Mo Williams, Charlotte Hornets vs. Washington ($5,200)

If you are going to target a position against the Wizards, point guard is a good place to do it, being fourth worst over the last three weeks. Also, Mo Williams has been mid 20’s usage since joining the Hornets and is top 20 FGA/game over the last ten games.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks vs. New Orleans ($5,000)

Solid mid 30s FP play against a bottom ten defense against SG and Giannis has been playing very long minutes for Jason Kidd over the ten games.

Kenneth Faried, Denver Nuggets vs. New York ($4,900)

This just in: The Knicks are horrible defensively, second worst in the league in the last 10 games. Faried has increased MPG and Usage since Brian Shaw was invited to leave the Nuggets bench and his fantasy points have increased with it.

Andrew Wiggins, Minnesota Timberwolves @ Los Angeles Clippers ($4,850)

Steady, high minutes play in a good positional matchup on the road in Los Angeles, Wiggins has been around 40MPG steady over the last five games and the game has the aforementioned high overall number.

Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies @ Chicago ($4,800)

Conley has fallen off a bit from his 5K phase this season, but his lines have been consistent and he has the forgiving defense of Aaron Brooks for at least half the game, so for a cash game solid play, Conley should make the 30FP mark.

Isaiah Thomas, Boston Celtics ($4,800) @ Miami and Kevin Martin, Minnesota Timberwolves @ Los Angeles Clippers ($4,650)

Included both here because I am not crazy about their matchups, per se, but their usage demands that they be included. Thomas has been even more of a ball hog than ever, recording over 30% Usage in each of his last nine games and Martin has seen an average of 25% Usage over his last ten. Volume users are most welcome in any of my DFS lineups.

Discount Rack (<4.6K):

Danilo Gallinari, Denver Nuggets vs. New York ($4,350)

Did I mention the Knicks are terrible? Well that included vs. SF as well, and Gallinari has not been bashful about shot attempts, getting 14 per 32 minutes up to the rim. His price has started to rise as his MPG has settled in above 30 per game, but it’s still at a nice value level.

Andrea Bargnani, New York Knicks @ Denver ($4,100)

Look, nobody likes him as a player, but the Usage is solid at 25% and his shot attempts are at almost 15 per 32 minutes, so he’s shooting when he’s in the game. You have permission to roster in tourneys without liking it.

Dennis Schröder, Atlanta Hawks vs. Sacramento ($3,950)

Call it what you will, a hunch, women’s intuition, but I believe, as stated in the Three-Shift Watch, that Coach Bud is going to rest Teague against Sacramento, but Schröder has been knocking down value off the bench over his last four games even with Teague active. Sacramento has been middle of the pack vs. PG and backup guards like Schröder is why the Wizards tried to upgrade on Andre Miller to begin with.

Shaun Livingston, Golden State Warriors @ Phoenix ($3,700)

Like Schröder, Livingston has been making value even off the bench as the W’s have gone small more often as they continue to limit Bogut’s minutes. Also, should Curry get some extra rest, Livingston’s minutes would grow. Love rostering them both tonight in a game that features the third most possessions per game (Suns) with the eighth (Warriors).

Good luck tonight!

 

The Slate:

Monday, March 9

MATCHUP

TIME (ET)

AWAY TV

HOME TV

NAT TV

Sacramento at Atlanta

7:30 PM

CSAC

SPSO

Washington at Charlotte

7:00 PM

CSNB

SPSO

Boston at Miami

7:30 PM

CSNN

SUN

Memphis at Chicago

8:00 PM

SPSO

CSNC

NBATV

New Orleans at Milwaukee

8:00 PM

FSN

FSWI

New York at Denver

9:00 PM

MSG

ALT

Golden State at Phoenix

10:00 PM

CSNB

FSAZ

Minnesota at LA Clippers

10:30 PM

FSN

FSW2