NBA DFS Best Value Picks– March 19, 2017
DeMar Derozan, SG, Toronto Raptors ($7,700)
DeMar Derozan has a pretty mediocre stat line the past six games averaging “only” 34.5 points. He is still the focal point of the Raptors offense. though, and against a less-than-impressive Pacers defense, Derozan could break out and hit the 50’s once again.
Goran Dragic, PG, Miami Heat ($7,600)
The Dragon has hit the high 40’s in three of the past four and draws another favorable matchup against Portland. The Blazers are league-worst in stopping point guards and that should mean money for Dragic, who is averaging 22.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 6 assists, 1.8 steals, and two treys in only over 28 minutes a game.
The Middle Men
LaMarcus Aldridge, PF, San Antonio Spurs ($6,300)
LA’s two games since an arrhythmia scare have been better than expected. Although it has resulted in two losses, it was definitely not Aldridge’s fault as he averaged 20 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists during that span. The Sacramento Kings are a more favorable matchup than Portland and Memphis, so expect Aldridge to be his own usual self Sunday.
Ivica Zubac, C, Los Angeles Lakers ($5,600)
The Purple and Gold is deep into their
tanking youth movement and Zubac is a primary beneficiary. Big Zu got 29 minutes vs Milwaukee and notwithstanding the 11-minute dud he came up against the Rockets, he is averaging over 32 fantasy points if he gets enough playing time. It’s a hit or miss but it’s probably a hit this time of the year.
Brandon Ingram, SF, Los Angeles Lakers ($4,900)
The Lakers are letting Ingram handle all the minutes he can get, making him a decent punt play in DFS. The rail-thin rookie strung together eight consecutive double-digit scoring output including an 18-point performance against Houston.
Jonas Valanciunas, C, Toronto Raptors ($4,800)
JV’s minutes are a little up and down, partly because of Serge Ibaka’s arrival and partly because of matchups. Even so, Valanciunas is a double-double threat when he gets in the 25-minute range and even in outings where he had 21 and 23 minutes, respectively, the Lithuanian still managed to get his fair share. He’s a pretty safe bet for someone below the $5,000 threshold.
Other options: Tyler Ulis, Marquese Chriss
Note: All stats and salaries are from Draft Kings.
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