Unlocking NBA Daily Fantasy Success: Strategy and Stats for 03/16/24 Slate

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Welcome to today’s NBA fantasy slate, where nine thrilling games are set to tip-off from 05:00 PM EST. The highlight of the day is undoubtedly the Golden State Warriors’ visit to Los Angeles for a high-stakes showdown against the Lakers at the iconic Crypto.com Arena. With the first whistle set for 08:30 PM EST, this clash is projected to be a scoring bonanza, boasting an Over/Under of 233.0. As we delve into the detailed game breakdowns, we’ll spotlight the top projected players at each position, their recent performances, and their potential impact on tonight’s matchups. From the sharpshooters to the rim protectors, every play, every point, and every stat could make the difference in your fantasy lineup. So, buckle up for a night of high-octane NBA action, where every dribble echoes with the promise of fantasy glory.

GameTime Away Team Home Team O/U Fav
05:00 PM EST Cavaliers 41-25 Rockets 31-35 215.0 CLE -5.0
07:00 PM EST Nets 26-40 Pacers 37-30 227.0 IND -9.0
07:00 PM EST Hornets 17-50 76ers 36-30 208.0 PHI -10.5
07:00 PM EST Trail Blazers 19-47 Pelicans 40-26 214.5 NOP -13.5
08:00 PM EST Thunder 46-20 Grizzlies 23-44 218.5 OKL -10.5
08:00 PM EST Wizards 11-55 Bulls 32-35 225.0 CHI -10.0
08:30 PM EST Warriors 34-31 Lakers 36-31 233.0 LAL -2.5
09:30 PM EST Timberwolves 45-21 Jazz 29-37 222.0 MIN -8.5
10:00 PM EST Knicks 39-27 Kings 38-27 217.5 SAC -4.0

Top PG Players for Upcoming NBA Daily Fantasy Sports

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ($10500), Oklahoma City Thunder – Projected 53.6 pts

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has been a consistent performer for the Oklahoma City Thunder, currently ranked #28 in the NBA at generating fantasy points. Over his last five games, he has averaged 48.5 daily fantasy points, 30.2 points, 5.2 assists, and 5.4 rebounds. His shooting efficiency stands at 59.0% from the field and 29.6% from beyond the arc, with an average of 33.7 minutes on the court per game. Despite a slight dip in performance compared to his previous five games, Gilgeous-Alexander is still a strong contender for your DFS lineup. His next game is against the Grizzlies, who are ranked #21 in defense against PGs. With a DraftKings salary of $10500 and projected points of 53.6, Gilgeous-Alexander has a DFS value score of 5.1, marking him as a strong value player.

Jalen Brunson ($8900), New York Knicks – Projected 51.5 pts

Jalen Brunson of the New York Knicks is another PG to watch out for in the upcoming slate. Ranked #12 in the NBA at generating fantasy points, Brunson has averaged 33.0 daily fantasy points, 22.0 points, 4.6 assists, and 2.2 rebounds in his last five games. His shooting efficiency is 54.0% from the field and 32.4% from beyond the arc, with an average of 25.4 minutes on the court per game. Despite a noticeable decrease in performance compared to his previous five games, Brunson’s upcoming game against the Kings, who are ranked #4 in defense against PGs, could be a turning point. With a DraftKings salary of $8900 and projected points of 51.5, Brunson has a DFS value score of 5.8, making him a strong value player for your DFS lineup.

Top Shooting Guard Picks for NBA Daily Fantasy Sports

Cameron Thomas ($6900), Brooklyn Nets – Projected 36.6 pts

Cameron Thomas has been a solid contributor for the Brooklyn Nets, ranking 47th in the NBA at generating fantasy points. Over the last five games, he’s averaged 36.1 daily fantasy points, 22.6 points, 3.6 assists, and 5.0 rebounds, with shooting efficiencies of 43.8% from the field and 45.2% from beyond the arc. These stats are supported by an average of 32.9 minutes on the court per game. Thomas’ next game is against the Pacers, who rank 24th in defense against shooting guards. Comparing his last five games to the previous five, Thomas has shown improvement in all areas except three-point shooting. His DraftKings salary is $6900, and with a projected score of 36.6 points, his DFS Value Score is 5.3, indicating strong value.

Collin Sexton ($7500), Utah Jazz – Projected 36.4 pts

Collin Sexton, playing for the Utah Jazz, ranks 48th in the NBA at generating fantasy points. In his latest five-game stretch, Sexton has averaged 38.5 daily fantasy points, 22.2 points, 5.8 assists, and 3.8 rebounds, with shooting efficiencies of 51.9% from the field and 45.2% from beyond the arc. He’s been on the court for an average of 33.4 minutes per game. Sexton’s next game is against the Timberwolves, who rank 10th in defense against shooting guards. Comparing his last five games to the previous five, Sexton has improved in all areas except three-point shooting. His DraftKings salary is $7500, and with a projected score of 36.4 points, his DFS Value Score is 4.9, indicating core value.

Top SF Players to Watch in NBA Daily Fantasy Sports

Deni Avdija ($7000), Washington Wizards – Projected 41.7 pts

Deni Avdija, the SF for the Washington Wizards, is currently ranked #56 in the NBA at generating fantasy points. Over the last five games, Avdija has averaged 31.1 daily fantasy points, 15.2 points, 2.4 assists, and 7.6 rebounds. His shooting efficiencies stand at 67.3% from the field and 20.0% from beyond the arc. These performances are backed by an average of 29.6 minutes on the court per game. His next game is against the Bulls, who rank #30 defensively against SFs. Comparing his last five games to the previous five, there is a decrease in all metrics except field goal percentage and shots per game. Despite this, Avdija’s projected DFS value score is 6.0, placing him in the elite value category.

Mikal Bridges ($7300), Brooklyn Nets – Projected 36.5 pts

Mikal Bridges, the SF for the Brooklyn Nets, is currently ranked #30 in the NBA at generating fantasy points. Over the last five games, Bridges has averaged 31.7 daily fantasy points, 17.8 points, 4.2 assists, and 3.6 rebounds. His shooting efficiencies stand at 35.1% from the field and 48.4% from beyond the arc. These performances are backed by an average of 37.3 minutes on the court per game. His next game is against the Pacers, who rank #15 defensively against SFs. Comparing his last five games to the previous five, there is an increase in fantasy points, points, assists, and average minutes per game. However, there is a decrease in rebounds and field goal percentage. Bridges’ projected DFS value score is 5.0, placing him in the strong value category.

Power Forward (PF) DFS Analysis

Zion Williamson ($8400), New Orleans Pelicans – Projected 46.3 pts

Zion Williamson has been a force to reckon with in the NBA, ranking 5th in generating fantasy points. Over the last five games, he has averaged 49.8 daily fantasy points, 26.6 points, 5.0 assists, and 8.4 rebounds. His shooting efficiency is impressive, with 62.2% from the field, although he has not made any three-pointers. Williamson has been spending an average of 33.5 minutes on the court per game. His next game is against the Trail Blazers, who rank 7th defensively against PFs. Comparing his last five games to the previous five, he has improved in fantasy points, points, rebounds, field goal percentage, and minutes per game. However, his assists and three-point percentage have dipped. With a DraftKings salary of $8400 and projected points of 46.3, his DFS Value Score is 5.5, indicating strong value.

Kyle Kuzma ($8300), Washington Wizards – Projected 43.4 pts

Kyle Kuzma, playing for the Washington Wizards, is ranked 13th in the NBA at generating fantasy points. In the latest five-game stretch, Kuzma has averaged 36.2 daily fantasy points, 20.8 points, 4.4 assists, and 4.8 rebounds. His shooting efficiency stands at 59.7% from the field and 21.1% from beyond the arc. He has been on the court for an average of 28.8 minutes per game. The next game is against the Bulls, who rank 10th defensively against PFs. Comparing his last five games to the previous five, Kuzma has seen a decrease in fantasy points, points, rebounds, three-point percentage, and minutes per game. However, his assists, field goal percentage, and shots per game have increased. With a DraftKings salary of $8300 and projected points of 43.4, his DFS Value Score is 5.2, also indicating strong value.

Center Position Analysis

Domantas Sabonis ($10500), Sacramento Kings – Projected 57.1 pts

Domantas Sabonis has been a force to reckon with at the center position for the Sacramento Kings. Currently ranked #26 in the NBA at generating fantasy points, Sabonis has seen a significant uptick in his performance over the last five games. Averaging 60.3 daily fantasy points, 22.2 points, 9.4 assists, and 16.4 rebounds, Sabonis has been a key player for the Kings. His shooting efficiencies have also been impressive, with a field goal percentage of 69.7% and a three-point percentage of 33.3%. Despite the Knicks’ strong defensive ranking against centers, Sabonis’ recent form and average of 37.5 minutes on the court per game suggest he could still put up strong numbers. With a DraftKings salary of $10500 and a projected points of 57.1, Sabonis has a DFS value score of 5.4, indicating strong value.

Anthony Davis ($10200), Los Angeles Lakers – Projected 56.4 pts

Anthony Davis, playing as a center for the Los Angeles Lakers, is another player to watch out for in the upcoming slate. Davis is ranked #27 in the NBA at generating fantasy points and has averaged 52.8 daily fantasy points, 21.8 points, 4.0 assists, and 14.2 rebounds in the latest five-game stretch. His shooting efficiencies stand at 48.1% from the field and 25.0% from beyond the arc. Davis’ next game is against the Warriors, who are ranked #26 defensively against centers, which could provide him with an opportunity to excel. With a DraftKings salary of $10200 and projected points of 56.4, Davis’ DFS value score is 5.5, denoting strong value.

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