Fantasy Basketball

Tuesday’s DFS NBA 3/11

Another seven game on schedule, and another eight players to read about tonight. It’s worth noting that my buddy took down the $27 GPP on DraftKings last night and had four of the players that I wrote about. Who knows if he read my list (he’s a terrible friend and doesn’t always read my stuff out of support), but the players were there and I’m going to try and keep it going tonight.

Guards

Russell Westbrook seems to be the obvious play everywhere tonight as he faces off against Houston. Patrick Beverley was the guy who hurt Westbrook’s knee in the playoffs on a dirty play, so you know Westbrook will be ready to go for this one. He’s going to want to embarrass him you can believe that. As for his stats, he’s been great in his last three games. He posted a triple double three games ago, and has posted no less than seven rebounds and eight assists during that stretch. He’s going to be aggressive tonight, so count him as one of the best plays of the night.

Lance Stephenson hasn’t seen this list in a while, but tonight I like him. He scored 21 real points last game and faces a Boston team he has done great against this season. On March 1st, he put up a line of 16/9/6 and has even better numbers against the Celtics overall this season. His averages of 13/10/9/2 are good for a safe play in cash games tonight.

Ray McCallum is a complete GPP play tonight, but one that should get good run. He has played 30/24/31 minutes in his last three, and has done fairly well in those games. He’s averaging 9/3/2, but with him coming back to Detroit where I’m sure the crowd will be filled with family he should do better. His father coached at Detroit and it’s where he went to school.

Forwards

DeMarcus Cousins faces the Pistons and you know what that means. It’s time to eat. Cousins had a monster performance in his last game (28/20/3/1/1) and has 20+ in five straight games. In those five games, he has posted four double doubles. Earlier this season he had a double double against the Pistons and I expect that again tonight (26/13/2/0/3).

Dirk Nowitzki didn’t have much of a game his last time out, but he had been great for three games before that. In those three games he posted at least five rebounds per and 22 real points. He should score at will against the Warriors in the late game and put up another 22+. I especially like him tonight because I think he should get a good amount of rebounds. He’s averaging 6.5 in two games so far this season and I could see even more. In two games he’s averaging 21/6/2/1/1 against the Warriors.

Khris Middleton had a huge game when he faced the Timberwolves earlier in the season (23/9/4/1/2) and could do that again with the minutes he’s getting. He has played 33 minutes or more in three straight games. In those minutes, he’s averaging 20/5/4/1. I really like him tonight when the Bucks play the Timberwolves.

Centers

Joakim Noah has pushed this Bulls team to the max and has them playing great. He went off big time against the Heat with a line of 20/12/7/0/5. Noah is doing a bit of everything, so consider him a safe option wherever you play him. Against the Spurs earlier this season, he posted a double double and was only two assists away from a triple double (10/10/8/0/4). I doubt he goes for another “almost triple double,” but I could see him scoring more than 10 points.

Marc Gasol isn’t an extremely high priced option tonight and he probably isn’t the best GPP option tonight, but I do like him. He has posted 20+ fantasy points in five straight games due to 50% from the field in three of them and a whole lot of rebounds and assists. He doesn’t score like some centers, but like Noah, he is a consistent rebounder and does the rest. He posted a line of 15/8/4/3/1 against the Trail Blazers earlier this season.

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