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Let’s Go Streaking: Daily Fantasy Basketball

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In this his 8th season in the NBA, 26-year old Martell Webster is finally getting a prolonged opportunity to strut his stuff. It’s fair to say playing alongside John Wall has opened up all kinds of new doors for his career. Since entering the Wizards starting lineup on December 7th, Webster ranks ninth in the league in three-point makes (109) and 8th in three-point accuracy (45.6%). In 15 games post All-Star Break he’s averaging 14.8 points in 34 minutes, connecting on 46.8% of his treys for 2.9 makes per game (3.3 in March). On March 16th versus Phoenix, he set a career-high with 34 points and tied a career-high with seven three-pointers (previously set in 2010). Despite his 6’7 235 pound stature, Webster has been labeled as a “specialist” since being drafted out of high school in 2006. Washington has unleashed his unique dead-eye range rather than nitpicking his shortcomings (e.g. he’s making 39.2% of his layups) and questioning his basketball IQ. He’ll be a free agent at season’s end. Given his consistency shooting the rock, Webster is almost a must buy for $4,500 in DraftKings daily games.

Amir Johnson continues to pack box scores with the best frontcourt options in the sport. Over his last seven he’s produced point/rebound masterpieces of 23/15, 17/16, 12/21 and 18/18. In nine March games he’s averaged 13.6 points on 60% shooting, 10.6 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and one steal. However, by no means has his production been limited to the month of March: Johnson is putting up 17 points and 13 boards per 48 minutes on the season; he’s 8th in the NBA in field goal percentage at 56.3%; in 25 games as a starter he averaged 13 & 10; he’s posted 34 steal + block tandem games (52% of the time) as a center eligible option. Johnson’s activity level around the hoop has reached wizardry proportions, coming up with a ludicrous 32 tip-ins. For comparison purposes, in spite of a +7 minute per game advantage, Dwight Howard has 29 tip-backs. The downside to buying on Johnson (DraftKings salary $6,300) is that his minutes tend to be curtailed by foul trouble. He’s fouled out of seven games this year and has been saddled with 5 fouls on thirteen other occasions.

The Mavericks have won seven out of ten games to creep back within striking distance of the 8th spot. Their catalyst has been none other than Vince Carter. Thus far in March the 36-year old Carter is averaging 15.1 points (28 per 48 min.) and 4.8 rebounds in just 26 minutes. He’s shooting 52.5% from the floor, 52.1% from three and 95.7% from the free throw stripe. VC has notched five 3+ three-point games this month, converting on 2.5 per game. How does his current distance shooting form stack up with his prime years? It supersedes them:

Year

Three-Point Makes/Game

Three-Point %

2000-2001 (TOR)

2.2

40.8%

2004-2005 (TOR/NJ)

1.5

40.6%

2012-2013 (DAL)

2.1

41.8%

 

His seemingly capped PT and shot attempts on aging legs are obvious restrictions, but Carter is worth speculation at $4,900 on DraftKings as a seldom used shooting guard option; particularly while he’s riding this uncanny hot streak.

Keep tabs on these streaking options in DraftKings daily fantasy cash games, where you can enter their weekly $10,000 “Big Wednesday” tournament for $11. In addition, check out their newly unveiled “Bankshot” contest with $150,000 in guaranteed prizes. Entry fee is $200 with qualifier tournaments as low as $5 running through March 27th.

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