Kyrie Irving stands for Brooklyn alone

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Seven games are scheduled for Thursday, slated to begin at 7 p.m. ET.

Point guard


It is almost impossible to get away from it Russell Westbrook. He has three consecutive triple doubles and 13 doubles in games on March 14th. Although Westbrook is over $ 11,000 on FanDuel and DraftKings, it has a bargain rating of over 50% on both sites.

Kyrie Irving could be with for a monster night James Harden out (hamstring tension). As we saw with Kevin Durant If you are absent for a long time, the workload is not as distributed when Superstars are out. Kyrie is the last man standing at this point.

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Kira Lewis It was fun to watch the New Orleans Watch Protocols open. Nickeil Alexander-Walker got its due respect Lonzo Ballbut Lewis was as good as the backup. Its $ 3,700 price at DraftKings is well worth the gamble as it shows up as a top 10 Guardian option.

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i really like Dejounte Murray and Derrick White against Atlanta tonight, as long as they both play. The duo rarely cannibalizes each other and both rate well with our NBA model. Playing both is one way of being different when only half of the league is playing.

Victor Oladipo is expected to play for Miami as they welcome Stephen Curry and Golden State to South Beach. The two have leverage scores over 95 and stand out for obvious reasons – illness in Oladipo’s case and a sore tailbone for Curry.

The only game with a projected total below 218 is Philadelphia-Cleveland. Injuries have taken a toll on both forecourt, making players like Ben Simmons and Darius Garland less attractive without trustworthy health.

Shooting Guard


play Bradley Beal against the mess that is the rotation of the Detroit Pistons Guard. Piston G / F. Josh Jackson was asked to do a lot against a loaded back space in Portland on Wednesday night and failed with flying colors. There is little hope that he will do anything defensive against the wizards, which makes Beal a top stallion. It is believed that Beal has lesser ownership than Jackson due to the price and odds. Take advantage of this.


Alexander-Walker continues to offer great value for money and remains in the $ 6,000 price range at both locations. The usage rate of NAW was over 20% in all but two games in March and has the three best projected plus / minus values ​​on both websites.

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Josh Hart is also approved as a rifle guard for the pelicans and was awarded. Hart costs only US $ 5,300 at FanDuel and has a top 5 match against Orlando with Opponent Plus / Minus.

Paul George is expected to fail against Denver, which is leaving Luke Kennard or Terrence man as options to get minutes beside you Reggie Jackson. I’ll take Mann because he has a better chance of not being swallowed alive on the defensive because Denver has a bigger lineup.

Little striker


If Aaron Gordon guarded Kawhi Leonard, then Leonard to the moon! He was a star without Paul George in the lineup. Leonard is the top overall game at FanDuel and a top 10 option at DraftKings.

I have no problem playing either Brandon Ingram against Orlando. He leads the position with nine Pro Trends at DraftKings and only follows Leonard at FanDuel.


John Collins is for Atlanta and the beneficiaries are Bogdan Bogdanovic and Danilo Gallinari. Entitlement to two positions has lowered both projected ownership levels at DraftKings, while Bogdanovic’s $ 1,000 savings on Gallinari’s FanDuel is expected to result in an increase in his ownership. Either play with confidence.

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Don’t go back to sleep Rui Hachimura. He’s $ 6,000 on FanDuel, has played at least 35 minutes in four consecutive games, and at least 37 Fantasy Points in three out of four competitions.

Gordon Hayward is in a good way against Brooklyn (food industry folks will get the joke). Hayward is an 86% bargain and leverage game at FanDuel.

Hamidou Diallo has been on a heater since returning from an injury and has low advancement eligibility for DraftKings. It’s also a 95% steal at DraftKings at $ 5,100.

Power forward


Tobias Harris has a solid match with Larry Nance out to Cleveland. The only problem for Harris is Zion Williamson Thumb. If that thumb keeps Zion away, expect Harris’ possessions to increase. Harris is already expected to increase FanDuel by 30% and is expected to be at the highest percentage of ownership with Williamson at DraftKings.


Isaiah Hartenstein will have a chance for Cleveland in 20 to 30 minutes if Nance is out. It’s hard not to like double-digit rebound potential with assists and $ 4,000 defensive stats at FanDuel. Hartenstein is only eligible for DraftKings but is attractive at $ 3,700.

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Jerami Grant was brought back to life against Portland on Wednesday night and is a discount on both sites that hit a low of $ 6,600 on FanDuel. It was good to see that his consumption dropped back to 30% at the beginning of the week after being immersed.

I am not a fan of Marcus Morris with a planned matchup against Michael Porter Jr.but if he’s your last man at his price, you could make it worse. He continues to see his minutes effortlessly exceed the 30 minute bar.

Rudy Gay continues to achieve almost 10 field goal attempts per game and consistently scores double-digit points with enough rebounds and defensive stats to flirt with 30 fantasy points per night. Gay costs only $ 4,400 at DraftKings and is getting a weakened forecourt in Atlanta.



If you want to pass on Nikola Jokic, Clint Chapel is against in a smash spot Jakob Poeltl and the spurs. Poeltl had defensive problems in March and was regularly set on fire. Capela is the top option at DraftKings.


Dwight Howard don’t have to play against Jarrett Allen (Concussion) and has the highest projected plus / minus of the centers. If you want to fade Howard’s planned possessions, Nicolas Claxton is solid on DraftKings and Alex Len A good matchup against Detroit is expected to have little possession.

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Back to Poeltl for a line. He has double-digit points in three straight games and multiple blocks in three of his last four. Capela is prone to sports centers, and Poeltl is athletic enough to give Atlanta a headache.

Mason Plumlee is a top 5 game on both sites and is one of the pricing black holes that DFS players tend to avoid.

Joel Embiid is out tonight but is expected to play on Saturday. It always feels good to end with optimism.

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Pictured: Kyrie Irving and Russell Westbrook

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