Unlock Winning Picks: NBA Daily Fantasy Strategy and Stats for 03/24/24 Slate

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As we gear up for an electrifying day of NBA action, we have six thrilling games on the slate, starting at 03:00 PM EST. The day’s highlight promises to be a high-octane showdown between the Indiana Pacers and the Los Angeles Lakers at the iconic Crypto.com Arena, tipping off at 10:00 PM EST. With an Over/Under of 240.5, this matchup is not just a clash of titans, but a potential scoring bonanza that could significantly impact your fantasy lineups. Our analysis will delve into the top projected players at each position, using a blend of advanced statistics and recent form to provide you with the most informed picks. So, whether you’re a seasoned fantasy player or a newcomer looking to make a mark, this comprehensive breakdown is your one-stop guide to today’s NBA fantasy slate. Let’s dive in and start building those winning lineups.

GameTime Away Team Home Team O/U Fav
03:00 PM EST Pelicans 43-27 Pistons 13-57 216.5 NOP -12.0
03:30 PM EST 76ers 38-32 Clippers 44-25 214.5 LAC -9.5
06:00 PM EST Cavaliers 42-28 Heat 38-32 203.5 MIA -4.0
07:00 PM EST Warriors 36-33 Timberwolves 48-22 220.0 MIN -2.5
07:00 PM EST Thunder 49-20 Bucks 45-25 231.5 MIL -3.0
10:00 PM EST Pacers 40-31 Lakers 38-32 240.5 LAL -3.5

Top PG Picks for the Upcoming Slate

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ($10500), Oklahoma City Thunder – Projected 52.8 pts

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of the Oklahoma City Thunder has been a consistent performer in the PG position, currently ranked #28 in the NBA for generating fantasy points. Over his last five games, he has averaged 46.8 daily fantasy points, 25.6 points, 5.4 assists, and 6.8 rebounds. He has been shooting with an efficiency of 57.1% from the field and 21.7% from beyond the arc, while averaging 34.3 minutes on the court per game. His next game is against the Bucks, who are ranked #29 defensively against PGs. Despite a slight dip in his performance compared to the previous five games, his value remains strong. With a DraftKings salary of $10500 and projected points of 52.8, his DFS Value Score sits at 5.0.

Tyrese Haliburton ($9000), Indiana Pacers – Projected 48.5 pts

Indiana Pacers’ Tyrese Haliburton is another strong PG pick, currently ranked #17 in the NBA at generating fantasy points. In his last five games, Haliburton has averaged 45.0 daily fantasy points, 18.2 points, 10.0 assists, and 4.2 rebounds. His shooting efficiencies stand at 63.4% from the field and 22.9% from beyond the arc, with an average of 33.1 minutes on the court per game. His next game is against the Lakers, who rank #18 defensively against PGs. Despite a slight decrease in his field goal percentage and rebound count compared to the previous five games, his overall performance has improved. With a DraftKings salary of $9000 and projected points of 48.5, his DFS Value Score is a 5.4.

Top Shooting Guards for Upcoming NBA Daily Fantasy Sports

Malik Beasley ($4900), Milwaukee Bucks – Projected 19.3 pts

Malik Beasley, playing as a SG for the Milwaukee Bucks, is currently ranked #-150 in the NBA at generating fantasy points. Over the last five games, Beasley has averaged 22.0 daily fantasy points, 13.4 points, 1.2 assists, and 4.4 rebounds, with shooting efficiencies of 63.6% from the field and 38.1% from beyond the arc. These performances are supported by an average of 30.4 minutes on the court per game. Beasley’s next game is against the Thunder, which has a defensive ranking of #14 against SG. However, with a DraftKings salary of $4900 and a projected points score of 19.3, Beasley’s DFS Value Score stands at 3.9, indicating a bad value for the upcoming slate.

Sam Merrill ($4200), Cleveland Cavaliers – Projected 16.6 pts

Sam Merrill, playing as a SG for the Cleveland Cavaliers, is ranked #-233 in the NBA at generating fantasy points. In the last five games, Merrill has averaged 21.9 daily fantasy points, 11.8 points, 2.6 assists, and 3.0 rebounds, with shooting efficiencies of 50.0% from the field and 45.9% from beyond the arc. These performances are supported by an average of 24.9 minutes on the court per game. Merrill’s next game is against the Heat, which has a defensive ranking of #13 against SG. With a DraftKings salary of $4200 and a projected points score of 16.6, Merrill’s DFS Value Score is 4.0, indicating a core value for the upcoming slate.

Top Small Forward Picks for Today’s NBA Daily Fantasy Sports

Jimmy Butler ($9000), Miami Heat – Projected 43.3 pts

Jimmy Butler, the SF for the Miami Heat, has been a consistent performer in the NBA, ranking 16th in generating fantasy points. Over his last five games, Butler has averaged 27.8 daily fantasy points, 15.2 points, 3.2 assists, and 3.4 rebounds. His shooting efficiencies stand at 50.8% from the field and 30.0% from beyond the arc, with an average of 29.2 minutes on the court per game. However, Butler’s performance has seen a slight dip compared to his previous five games, with a decrease in fantasy points, points, assists, and rebounds per game. His next game is against the Cavaliers, who hold a strong defensive ranking of #3 against SF. With a DraftKings salary of $9000 and projected points of 43.3, Butler’s DFS Value Score stands at 4.8, making him a core value player for your DFS lineup.

Trey Murphy III ($6300), New Orleans Pelicans – Projected 34.5 pts

On the other hand, Trey Murphy III, the SF for the New Orleans Pelicans, ranks 93rd in generating fantasy points. Murphy has averaged 29.9 daily fantasy points, 15.8 points, 3.0 assists, and 6.2 rebounds in his last five games. He’s been shooting at 55.6% from the field and 41.0% from beyond the arc, with an average of 31.2 minutes on the court per game. Despite a slight decrease in fantasy points and points per game compared to his previous five games, Murphy has shown improvement in assists and rebounds per game. His next game is against the Pistons, who have a weak defensive ranking of #27 against SF. With a DraftKings salary of $6300 and projected points of 34.5, Murphy’s DFS Value Score is 5.5, indicating strong value for your DFS lineup.

Top Power Forwards in NBA Daily Fantasy Sports

Zion Williamson ($10600), New Orleans Pelicans – Projected 49.9 pts

Zion Williamson, the dynamic PF for the New Orleans Pelicans, has been a consistent performer in the fantasy world. Despite being ranked #-10 in the NBA at generating fantasy points, he has averaged 38.8 daily fantasy points over the last five games. He’s also been contributing 22.4 points, 3.4 assists, and 7.2 rebounds per game, with a commendable shooting efficiency of 58.2% from the field. However, his three-point shooting remains a concern, with a 0% success rate. His average court time is 31.1 minutes per game, indicating his crucial role in the Pelicans’ game plan. The upcoming game against the Pistons, who are ranked #4 defensively against PFs, will be a challenging one. Considering his DraftKings salary of $10600 and projected points of 49.9, his DFS Value Score is 4.7, making him a core value player.

Jalen Williams ($7100), Oklahoma City Thunder – Projected 37.3 pts

Playing as a PF for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Jalen Williams has shown promising potential in the DFS landscape. Despite his #-34 ranking in the NBA at generating fantasy points, he’s averaged 35.2 daily fantasy points in the last five games. He’s been delivering 19.0 points, 4.2 assists, and 3.6 rebounds per game, with an impressive field goal percentage of 61.4%. His three-point shooting efficiency stands at 35.7%, which adds to his value. He’s been on the court for an average of 27.8 minutes per game. The upcoming game against the Bucks, who rank #11 defensively against PFs, will be a significant test. With a DraftKings salary of $7100 and projected points of 37.3, his DFS Value Score comes in at 5.3, indicating strong value.

Center Position DFS Analysis

Rudy Gobert ($7500), Minnesota Timberwolves – Projected 43.2 pts

Rudy Gobert, the towering center for the Minnesota Timberwolves, has been delivering consistent performances in recent games. With an average of 39.6 fantasy points in his last five games, Gobert has shown a slight improvement from his previous five-game stretch where he averaged 38.2 fantasy points. His points per game have also seen an uptick, going from 12.2 to 13.4. Despite a slight dip in rebounds per game from 15.0 to 14.4, Gobert’s field goal percentage has improved by 2.5%, now standing at an impressive 64.3%. His next game is against the Warriors, a team ranked #25 in defense against centers, which could provide Gobert with ample opportunities to rack up points. With a DraftKings salary of $7500 and projected points of 43.2, Gobert’s DFS Value Score stands at 5.8, indicating strong value for DFS players.

Jarrett Allen ($9200), Cleveland Cavaliers – Projected 42.0 pts

Jarrett Allen of the Cleveland Cavaliers, despite a higher DraftKings salary of $9200, has seen a slight decline in his performance in the last five games. His fantasy points per game have dropped from 47.4 to 38.2, and his points per game have also seen a decrease from 21.8 to 18.0. His assists per game have reduced by 0.8 and rebounds per game have seen a significant drop from 14.5 to 11.8. However, Allen has managed to improve his field goal percentage by 9.6%, now shooting at 63.0%. His next challenge is against the Heat, a team with a formidable #2 ranking in defense against centers. With projected points of 42.0, Allen’s DFS Value Score is 4.6, indicating him as a core value player in the upcoming slate.

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