Daily Fantasy Baseball for Monday’s MLB Games

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Check out the Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks where we’re just so excited for MLB DFS!

The Daily goes through the top players on each salary tier for this evening’s slate of games. Advanced information found on RotoGrinders and FanGraphsPlayer Profiles links from RazzballWeather and schedules courtesy of RotoGrinders.

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Due to the early slate, we’re making the quick picks, but will resume full length write-ups for the usual night slates to come.

 

The Pitchers (4/6):

Top $$$$ Pick:

Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians @ Houston ($7,500)

MID-TIER PICK:

Francisco Liriano, Pittsburgh Pirates @ Cincinnati ($6,950)

DISCOUNT RACK (IF YOU DARE): 

Henderson Alvarez, Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta ($5,250)

Again, be sure to check lineups and weather changes as well before locking down your rosters.

The Hitters: (4/6)

TOP THREE TEAMS TO TARGET FOR BATS:

  • Milwaukee Brewers vs. Colorado (Kyle Kendrick)

  • Oakland A’s vs. Texas (Yovani Gallardo)

  • Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore (Chris Tillman)

Top Picks in the Top Tier (5.2K and higher)

  • Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins vs. Cincinnati ($5,850)

  • Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco ($5,750)

  • Carlos Gomez, Milwaukee Brewers vs. Colorado ($5,200)

Top Picks in the Mid-Tier (4.6 to 5.15K)

  • Jacoby Ellsbury, New York Yankees vs. Toronto ($5,000)

  • Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers vs. Colorado ($5,000)

  • Kyle Seager, Seattle Mariners vs. Los Angeles ($4,900)

  • Christian Yelich, Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta ($4,800)

  • Brandon Belt, San Francisco Giants @ Arizona ($4,700)

  • Brett Gardner, New York Yankees vs. Toronto ($4,700)

  • Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets ($4,700)

  • Adam Lind, Milwaukee Brewers vs. Colorado ($4,600)

Top PIcks in the Discount Rack (4.55K and below)

  • Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox @ Philadelphia ($4,550)

  • Ben Revere, Philadelphia Phillies vs. Boston ($4,500)

  • John Jaso, Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore ($4,450)

  • Stephen Vogt, Oakland A’s vs. Texas ($4,350)

  • Everth Cabrera, Baltimore Orioles @ Tampa Bay ($4,300)

  • Jose Ramirez, Cleveland Indians @ Houston ($4,000)

  • Jake Lamb, Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco ($3,900)

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Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks for Wednesday

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Check out the Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks where we’re just crazy enough to keep playing NBA DFS into April. 

The Daily goes through the top players on each salary tier for this evening’s slate of games. Advanced information found on RotoGrinders, StatMuse, nbawowy! 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.

Philadelphia 76ers @ Washington Wizards (Wizards -10.5)

San Antonio Spurs @ Orlando Magic (Magic +10.5)

Sacramento Kings @ Houston Rockets (Rockets -12)

WEDNESDAY NOTE: Gotta just do a list today, but if you’ve been tracking the reports I’m writing over at RotoGrinders, you’ll see why some of these guys are listed here. Good luck tonight!

Top Five in the Top Tier (5.5K<):

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

James Harden, Houston Rockets vs. Sacramento ($7,550)

Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons @ Charlotte ($6,200)

Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs @ Orlando ($5,900)

Reggie Jackson, Detroit Pistons @ Charlotte ($5,600)

Top Five in the Mid Tier (4.6K-5.5K):

DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors @ Minnesota ($5,350)

Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz vs, Denver ($5,350)

Isaiah Thomas, Boston Celtics vs, Indiana ($4,800)

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

Avery Bradley, Boston Celtics vs. Indiana ($4,650)

Top Five in the Discount Rack (<4.6K):

Ish Smith, Philadelphia 76ers @ Washington ($4,400)

Zach LaVine, Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Toronto ($4,200)

Chase Budinger, Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Toronto ($4,000)

Marvin Williams, Charlotte Hornets vs. Detroit ($3,850)

Lorenzo Brown, Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Toronto ($3,300)

Good luck tonight!

The Slate:

Wednesday, April 1
MATCHUP TIME  (ET) NAT TV AWAY TV HOME TV

Detroit

Charlotte

7:00 PM FSDT SPSO

San Antonio

Orlando

7:00 PM FSSW FSFL

Philadelphia

Washington

7:00 PM CSN CSNB

Indiana

Boston

7:30 PM NBATV FSMW CSNN

Brooklyn

New York

7:30 PM YES MSG

Sacramento

Houston

8:00 PM CSAC ROOT

Chicago

Milwaukee

8:00 PM CSNC FSWI

Toronto

Minnesota

8:00 PM TSN2 FSN

Dallas

Oklahoma City

8:00 PM FSSW FSOK

Denver

Utah

9:00 PM ALT ROOT

Los Angeles

Portland

10:00 PM NBATV FSW2 KGW

New Orleans

Los Angeles

10:30 PM FSN TWC SN

Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks for Monday

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Check out the Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks where we’re putting together some weird lineups tonight. Viva la difference! 

The Daily goes through the top players on each salary tier for this evening’s slate of games. Advanced information found on RotoGrinders, StatMuse, nbawowy! 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 @ Memphis Grizzlies (Grizzlies -10.5)

Top Plays in the…:

Top Tier (5.5K<):

James Harden, Houston Rockets @ Toronto ($7,550)

Harden is the top dog in a game that has the following. 1. The highest game total of the night. 2. No real point guard for Houston, leaving Harden the primary ball handler. 3. Harden has a 35% usage rate in this situation. Get him in where you can fit him in tonight.

Paul Millsap, Atlanta Hawks vs. Milwaukee Bucks ($5,800)

Zach Randolph, Memphis Grizzlies vs. Sacramento ($5,600)

Outside of Harden, I’m not giddy about the top tier tonight, so I am putting these two guys forth despite some flags on them. For Millsap, it’s the fact that the Hawks are only intending to play their starters to keep them sound, but the minutes will certainly be reduced unless they are playing the Nets, for lottery purposes. For Z-Bo, it’s inconsistency, the fact this game could get out of hand and reduce his minutes as well.

Mid Tier (4.6K-5.5K):

DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors vs. Houston Rockets ($5,350)

No Lowry again and while DeRo struggled a bit from the field his last time out, stunting his ceiling for the night, his free throw rate has been marvelous and has a good matchup in a high scoring game against the Rockets tonight.

Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz @ Minnesota ($5,350)

Minnesota has been making shots recently and aren’t nearly as pacy as the first half of the season, but they are paper thin up front and Derrick Favors may miss another game with his bad back. Toss in the 4th most own shots blocked and it’s a good fit on a thin night for Gobert.

Trevor Ariza, Houston Rockets @ Toronto ($4,850)

Toronto is fifth worst over the last three weeks against small forwards and, as already highlighted, the game should provide ample number gathering opportunities.

Isaiah Thomas, Boston Celtics @ Charlotte ($4,800)

Love Thomas because his shot rate, usage and free throw rates are always a mile high. Also, he seems to have the trust of Brad Stevens, who is desperate for effective playmaking from his point guard position. Lastly, Thomas has been lobbying to get in the game early, perhaps even starting, to punch first, as he calls it. If he succeeds, he may get 32+ minutes, which would mean 35-40 FP.

Discount Rack (<4.6K):

Jordan Clarkson, Los Angeles Lakers @ Philadelphia ($4,450)

If no Lin, then this is a necessary rostering, as the Sixers are eighth worst defense against PGs the last three weeks and Clarkson has enjoyed high usage, even with Lin on the court recently.

Gerald Henderson, Charlotte Hornets vs. Boston ($4,450)

There are some hindrances for Henderson’s success. One is that Mo Williams and Kembe Walker are Grade A ball hogs when on the court, especially together where they both are over 30%. Also, despite Henderson getting some minutes at SF with the absence of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, the Celtics are top notch vs. SF. Still, with all of that he’s been very good and effective, his rebounding rate soars with Al Jefferson off the court and this should be an uptempo game, with both the Hornets and Celtics in the top 10 in the last 10 games.

Josh Smith, Houston Rockets @ Toronto ($4,400)

Potentially no D-Mo or Terrence Jones and a minutes limit on Howard means that Smith, who is expected to play, may have his fill of minutes to do his box score stuffing thing. If this sounds like we wrote this before, we did, right before he went off for 43.75 points.

Trey Burke, Utah Jazz @ Minnesota ($4,400)

The man nobody really enjoys rostering is always on our lists because he is a high usage, high volume shooter when on the floor and he gets good matchups like this one against the defenseless Timberwolves tonight.

Robert Covington, Philadelphia 76ers vs. Los Angeles ($4,300)

We love our ironically nicknamed Steady Bob Covington and this is just the type of game he will pop from out of nowhere. The Lakers are bottom 10 in SF defense and fourth worst against SG along with being bottom ten guarding the three point shot. If Jason Richardson starts, then the shine is off this endorsement, but I do like his spot here.

Dennis Schröder, Atlanta Hawks vs. Milwaukee ($4,250)

Jeff Teague will start tonight, but that doesn’t mean the Umlaut won’t get his run tonight. First of all, Teague is still nursing a sore ankle. Second, Budenholzer is still going to limit minutes for even his healthy guys as the Hawks have already clinched. The Bucks haven’t been pushovers at the point, but they do foul at the 10th most rate and the Hawks/Bucks play at good pace, so Schröder should get good minutes and good FTA.

Ersan Ilyasova, Milwaukee Bucks @ Atlanta ($4,200)

Ersan is just the kind of guy to get loose on Atlanta, a stretch four that can gather rebounds after Atlanta generally abandons the glass after shooting. He’s beaten Atlanta down before as well, so at this price, in this nice paced game, Ersan should be in good shape.

Greivis Vasquez, Toronto Raptors vs. Houston ($3,900)

No Kyle Lowry and while Vasquez doesn’t light up the scoreboard, typically, the matchup, price and minutes are more than good enough here.

Ryan Kelly, Los Angeles Lakers @ Philadelphia ($3,750)

He’s not automatic, but can provide good relief in a game against the team with the most misses per 100 possessions in the league in Philadelphia.

Good luck tonight!

The Slate:

Monday, March 30

MATCHUP

TIME (ET)

AWAY TV

HOME TV

NAT TV

Milwaukee at Atlanta

7:30 PM

FSWI

SPSO

Boston at Charlotte

7:00 PM

CSNN

SPSO

LA Lakers at Philadelphia

7:00 PM

TWC SN

CSN

Houston at Toronto

7:30 PM

ROOT

TSN2

NBATV

Sacramento at Memphis

8:00 PM

CSAC

SPSO

Utah at Minnesota

8:00 PM

ROOT

FSN

Phoenix at Portland

10:00 PM

FSAZ

CSNN

NBATV

Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks for Friday

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Check out the Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks where a day away from NBA DFS made the slate so much sweeter.

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

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The Daily Picks are based on prices on Fantasy Aces — get started playing Salary Pro and Survivor and all the rest of the daily fantasy basketball contests on Fantasy Aces today! Get up to a 100% deposit bonus using the promo code RotoAdviceCLICK HERE!

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 @ Philadelphia 76ers (76ers +14.5)

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Houston Rockets (Rockets -11)

Top Plays in the…:

Top Tier (5.5K<):

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

Sacramento is not great against PFs and it’s the fourth biggest number on the board tonight. He needs to hit 50, and I think he’ll do it against a pacy-er Kings team.

Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors @ Memphis ($6.950)

It’s saying something about the way Memphis grinds the scoreboard down to jelly that the overall number, involving the top scoring Warriors, is under 200. The more important number could be 3.5, which is the spread. If the Warriors are going to score 100 points, Curry is going to be in the thick of it, especially if Klay Thompson is limited. Curry’s usage has peeked over 30 in the last ten games.

John Wall, Washington Wizards vs. Charlotte ($6,350)

Wall has been a maniac recently, scoring over 40 in three of his five games. Wall at home is good, against the Hornets and Kemba Walker is better. Both teams aren’t in a hurry, ranking in the bottom half of the league in Pace, but Wall should be a strong play.

Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic vs. Detroit (6,000)

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

Both of these guys are great plays against each other tonight as both teams are in the top 5 in missed shots, meaning there should be a good bit of rebounding going on in Orlando tonight.

Paul Millsap, Atlanta Hawks vs. Miami ($5,700)

The Hawks are looking to get their mojo back, which they began to do in Orlando Wednesday night and Millsap was a big reason why. With some of the quickest big man hands in the East, Millsap averages three steals/blocks per 100 possessions.

Mid Tier (4.6K-5.5K):

DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors vs. Los Angeles Lakers ($5,350)

No Lowry again tonight, so more DeRo, who is up to 28.2% usage with Lowry off the floor in March and 1.18 points per possession. That’s good! The Lakers are fifth worst over the last three weeks in defense of the SG.

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

Washington is bottom ten in guarding PG and Walker could be the lone ranger out there tonight with Mo Williams nursing a sore knee. Without Williams, Walker is only sporting a 22% usage rate in March, but is scoring 1.10 points per possession in that time.

Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz @ Denver ($5,200)

Hayward is back, so it’s a little buzzkill for Rudy and Derrick Favors, but the Nuggets frontcourt is so resistant free that you can roster them anyway. Denver has been the fastest paced team over the last ten games, so it should enhance the sluggish Jazz a bit. Mix in Denver’s 14th most missed shots and Gobert should be able to get to 35 points tonight.

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

As good as Cleveland has played of late, they are still meh against centers. Lopez has been a shooting king in his last ten games, averaging 15 shots per 32 minutes played. With Thaddeus Young out tonight, Lopez should definitely see more time on the floor and with the ball, having a 32% usage rate without Young on the floor since March 1.

Derrick Favors, Utah Jazz @ Denver ($5,150)

Again, Favors loses a little bit of that 40 points shine from Hayward’s return, but the Nuggets interior is soft enough to sustain productivity, especially on the glass.

Reggie Jackson, Detroit Pistons @ Orlando ($4,950)

No Greg Monroe has meant 30% usage for Jackson and the Magic have been less than average defending the point.

Discount Rack (<4.6K):

Josh Smith, Houston Rockets vs. Minnesota ($4,400)

Potentially no D-Mo or Terrence Jones and a minutes limit on Howard means that Smith, who is expected to play, may have his fill of minutes to do his box score stuffing thing.

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

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

Who knows which of these guys will play the fourth quarter, but what we do know is the Timberwolves can be had in the backcourt and both these guys have been productive doing that since Lin moved into the lineup.

Tyler Zeller, Boston Celtics @ New York ($4,150)

The Knicks and the Celtics should be a brickfest and Zeller, who has been starting, should be able to clear value easily against the eighth worst center defense and all those rebounds.

Dennis Schröder, Atlanta Hawks vs. Miami ($4,100)

Speculative pick if Teague is unable to play with his sore ankle. Schröder is a good play usually anyway because of his 30% usage when on the court and his 25 MPG.

Greivis Vasquez, Toronto Raptors vs. Los Angeles Lakers ($3,900)

No Lowry means you can order up more Greivis against the Lakers, who have been better against the point guard position since Jordan Clarkson started playing more, but still a rich enough game to make value.

Marcus Morris, Phoenix Suns vs. Portland ($3,900)

If either Brandon Knight misses again, then Morris is good to start as he has been very productive starting at the three when Tucker starts at the two for Knight.

Chase Budinger, Minnesota Timberwolves @ Houston ($3,800)

More caveats: Budinger is a great play if Kevin Martin continues to miss time. Even though this could turn into a one-sides affair, I am only playing Budinger if Martin is out.

Udonis Haslem, Miami Heat @ Atlanta ($3,750)

Whiteside is out and Chris Andersen is questionable. Reports already have Haslem, who went double/double his last time out, in the starting lineup against the Hawks. Haslem is just the type of player to play well against the Hawks, who are bottom ten against opposing centers.

Bojan Bogdanovic, Brooklyn Nets vs. Cleveland ($3,600)

Ryan Kelly, Los Angeles Lakers @ Toronto ($3,300)

Both these guys are only in play IF they are starting tonight and get those full first and third quarter shifts. Kelly has been great as he was intended to be stretch four and is finally being given the shot at doing it. Bogdanovic has been playing well in relief of injured Nets and would do well against JR Smith in his expected to be high scoring game.

Good luck tonight!

The Slate:

Friday, March 27

MATCHUP

TIME (ET)

AWAY TV

HOME TV

NAT TV

Miami at Atlanta

7:30 PM

SUN

SPSO

Detroit at Orlando

7:00 PM

FSDT

FSFL

LA Clippers at Philadelphia

7:00 PM

FSW2

CSN

Charlotte at Washington

7:00 PM

SPSO

CSNB

Cleveland at Brooklyn

7:30 PM

FSOH

YES

Boston at New York

7:30 PM

CSNN

MSG

LA Lakers at Toronto

7:30 PM

TWC SN

TSN2

Minnesota at Houston

8:00 PM

FSN

ROOT

Golden State at Memphis

8:00 PM

CSNB

SPSO

Sacramento at New Orleans

8:00 PM

CSAC

FSN

Dallas at San Antonio

8:30 PM

FSSW

FSSW

Utah at Denver

9:00 PM

ROOT

ALT

Portland at Phoenix

10:00 PM

CSNN

FSAZ

NBATV

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

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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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The Daily Picks are based on prices on Fantasy Aces — get started playing Salary Pro and Survivor and all the rest of the daily fantasy basketball contests on Fantasy Aces today! Get up to a 100% deposit bonus using the promo code RotoAdviceCLICK HERE!

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

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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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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