Unlocking NBA Success: Strategy and Stats for 03/14/24 Daily Fantasy Slate

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Welcome to another thrilling night of NBA action, as we gear up for a six-game slate kicking off at 07:30 PM EST. The highlight of the evening is undoubtedly the Dallas Mavericks making their way to the Paycom Center for a high-octane showdown against the Oklahoma City Thunder, set to tip-off at 10:00 PM EST. With an Over/Under of a whopping 235.0, this matchup is teeming with fantasy potential and promises to be a scoring extravaganza. As we delve into the detailed game breakdowns, we’ll be spotlighting the top projected players at each position, their recent performances, and how they stack up against tonight’s competition. So, whether you’re a seasoned fantasy veteran or a newcomer to the game, strap in for a night of electrifying basketball and let’s get ready to build those winning lineups.

GameTime Away Team Home Team O/U Fav
07:30 PM EST Suns 38-27 Celtics 51-14 226.5 BOS -5.5
08:00 PM EST Clippers 41-23 Bulls 32-34 215.0 LAC -5.5
08:00 PM EST 76ers 36-29 Bucks 42-24 219.5 MIL -7.5
08:00 PM EST Wizards 11-54 Rockets 30-35 226.0 HOU -7.5
10:00 PM EST Mavericks 38-28 Thunder 45-20 235.0 OKL -10.5
10:00 PM EST Knicks 38-27 Trail Blazers 19-46 205.0 NYK -11.0

Top PG Players for NBA Daily Fantasy Sports

Luka Doncic ($12700), Dallas Mavericks – Projected 65.2 pts

Luka Doncic, the Dallas Mavericks’ point guard, has been making waves in the NBA. Currently ranked #32 in generating fantasy points, Doncic has been averaging 62.9 daily fantasy points over the last five games. His stats include an impressive 32.2 points, 11.0 assists, and 9.2 rebounds per game, with shooting efficiencies of 57.6% from the field and 36.7% from beyond the arc. These performances are backed by an average of 36.4 minutes on the court per game. However, his next game is against the Thunder, who rank #11 defensively against point guards. Comparing his last five games to the previous five, there has been a slight dip in performance, but his increased shot attempts per game indicate a high usage rate. With a DraftKings salary of $12700 and projected points of 65.2, Doncic’s DFS value score is 5.1, indicating strong value.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ($10400), Oklahoma City Thunder – Projected 58.1 pts

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, the point guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder, is another player to watch. Ranked #28 in generating fantasy points, he has averaged 46.8 daily fantasy points in the latest five-game stretch. His stats include 28.0 points, 5.0 assists, and 5.0 rebounds per game, with shooting efficiencies of 54.5% from the field and 32.0% from beyond the arc. These performances are backed by an average of 32.2 minutes on the court per game. His next game is against the Mavericks, who rank #26 defensively against point guards. While there has been a slight dip in his performance compared to the previous five games, his increased shot attempts per game suggest a high usage rate. With a DraftKings salary of $10400 and projected points of 58.1, Gilgeous-Alexander’s DFS value score is 5.6, indicating strong value.

Top Shooting Guard (SG) Picks for Today’s NBA Daily Fantasy Sports

Malik Beasley ($4400), Milwaukee Bucks – Projected 21.2 pts

Currently ranked 151st in the NBA for generating fantasy points, Malik Beasley of the Milwaukee Bucks is a player to consider for your DFS lineup. Over his last five games, Beasley has averaged 20.1 daily fantasy points, 10.2 points, 1.6 assists, and 3.6 rebounds. He’s shooting at an efficiency of 46.7% from the field and 28.6% from beyond the arc, with an average of 31.9 minutes on the court per game. However, Beasley’s performance has seen a slight dip compared to his previous five games, particularly in his three-point shooting which has dropped by a significant 26.2%. His next game is against the 76ers, who rank 9th in defense against SGs. Despite this, Beasley’s projected DFS value score is 4.8, making him a core value player for the upcoming slate.

Tim Hardaway Jr. ($8500), Dallas Mavericks – Projected 14.6 pts

Tim Hardaway Jr., playing for the Dallas Mavericks, is another SG to watch. Ranked 109th in the NBA at generating fantasy points, Hardaway has averaged 14.2 daily fantasy points, 8.6 points, 2.0 assists, and 0.8 rebounds in his latest five-game stretch. His shooting efficiencies are 31.2% from the field and 33.3% from beyond the arc, with an average of 16.7 minutes on the court per game. Hardaway’s performance has seen a decline in the last five games, with a decrease in fantasy points, points, rebounds, field goal percentage, and three-point percentage. His next game is against the Thunder, who rank 11th in defense against SGs. With a DraftKings salary of $8500 and a projected DFS value score of 1.7, Hardaway is currently a player with bad value for the upcoming slate.

Top SF Picks for Today’s NBA DFS Slate

Deni Avdija ($6900), Washington Wizards – Projected 35.4 pts

Deni Avdija of the Washington Wizards has been a consistent performer in the SF position. Despite being ranked 61st in the NBA at generating fantasy points, Avdija has averaged a commendable 28.0 daily fantasy points over his last five games. His stats include 13.6 points, 1.8 assists, and 8.0 rebounds per game, with a shooting efficiency of 56.9% from the field. However, his three-point shooting has been a concern, with a lowly 15.4% accuracy. Avdija’s next game is against the Rockets, who rank 29th in defense against SFs. This could be a golden opportunity for Avdija to improve his numbers and provide a 5.1 DFS value score for his $6900 DraftKings salary.

Kelly Oubre Jr. ($6700), Philadelphia 76ers – Projected 32.8 pts

Kelly Oubre Jr. of the Philadelphia 76ers, despite being ranked 97th in the NBA at generating fantasy points, has shown significant improvement in his recent performances. Over his last five games, Oubre Jr. has averaged 36.0 daily fantasy points, 22.4 points, 2.2 assists, and 6.6 rebounds per game. His shooting efficiency stands at 43.9% from the field and 33.3% from beyond the arc. Oubre Jr.’s next game is against the Bucks, who have a strong 9th rank defense against SFs. However, given his recent form, Oubre Jr. could still offer a 4.9 DFS value score for his $6700 DraftKings salary.

Top Power Forwards in NBA Daily Fantasy Sports

Kevin Durant ($9400), Phoenix Suns – Projected 47.2 pts

Kevin Durant, the Phoenix Suns’ PF, is currently ranked #24 in the NBA for generating fantasy points. Over the last five games, Durant has been on fire, averaging 51.4 daily fantasy points, 34.4 points, 4.2 assists, and 6.6 rebounds. His shooting efficiencies are impressive, with 57.3% from the field and 47.1% from beyond the arc. These performances are backed by an average of 38.2 minutes on the court per game. However, the Suns’ next game is against the Celtics, who have a top-ranked defense against PFs. Comparing Durant’s last five games to his previous five, there’s been a significant increase in fantasy points, points, and field goal percentage, but a slight decrease in assists, rebounds, and minutes per game. With a DraftKings salary of $9400 and projected points of 47.2, Durant’s DFS Value Score is 5.0, indicating strong value.

Jabari Smith ($7100), Houston Rockets – Projected 37.3 pts

Jabari Smith, the Houston Rockets’ PF, is currently ranked #-67 in the NBA for generating fantasy points. Over the last five games, Smith has averaged 25.1 daily fantasy points, 10.4 points, 1.8 assists, and 5.8 rebounds. His shooting efficiencies stand at 41.7% from the field and 40.9% from beyond the arc. These performances are supported by an average of 29.5 minutes on the court per game. The Rockets’ next game is against the Wizards, who are ranked #23 in defense against PFs. Comparing Smith’s last five games to his previous five, there’s been a significant decrease in fantasy points, points, rebounds, and minutes per game, but a notable increase in three-point percentage. With a DraftKings salary of $7100 and projected points of 37.3, Smith’s DFS Value Score is 5.3, indicating strong value.

Top Centers for Daily Fantasy Sports

Nikola Vucevic ($8500), Chicago Bulls – Projected 42.6 pts

Nikola Vucevic, the Chicago Bulls’ center, has been a consistent performer in the NBA, ranking 5th in generating fantasy points. Over his last five games, Vucevic has averaged 38.3 daily fantasy points, 20.6 points, 2.8 assists, and 10.4 rebounds, shooting 55.7% from the field and 33.3% from beyond the arc. Despite a slight dip in performance compared to his previous five games, Vucevic’s court time remains solid at an average of 34.2 minutes per game. His next game is against the Clippers, who rank 10th defensively against centers. With a DraftKings salary of $8500 and projected points of 42.6, Vucevic’s DFS Value Score stands at 5.0, indicating strong value.

Deandre Ayton ($7700), Portland Trail Blazers – Projected 42.2 pts

Deandre Ayton, the center for the Portland Trail Blazers, has shown significant improvement in his recent performances. Despite being ranked 31st in the NBA at generating fantasy points, Ayton has averaged 50.1 daily fantasy points, 24.6 points, 1.4 assists, and a whopping 16.4 rebounds over his last five games. His shooting efficiency from the field is impressive at 64.8%, although he hasn’t made any three-pointers. Ayton’s court time has also increased, averaging 33.8 minutes per game. His next game is against the Knicks, who have a strong 4th rank defense against centers. Ayton’s DraftKings salary is $7700 and he is projected to score 42.2 points. This gives him a DFS Value Score of 5.5, making him a strong value player for the upcoming slate.

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