Unlocking Success: NBA Daily Fantasy Strategy and Stats for 03/08/24 Slate

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As the sun sets on this exciting day of NBA action, we’re gearing up for a thrilling slate of 8 games kicking off at 08:00 PM EST. The marquee matchup of the night sees the Milwaukee Bucks making a trip to the City of Angels to lock horns with the Los Angeles Lakers at the iconic Crypto.com Arena, with the first whistle set to blow at 11:00 PM EST. With an Over/Under set at a whopping 231.5, this clash is expected to be a high-scoring affair, promising a goldmine of fantasy points. As we dive into the detailed game breakdowns, we’ll be spotlighting the top projected players at each position, their recent performances, and how they might influence your fantasy lineups. So, buckle up as we navigate through the statistical highlights and potential game-changers of today’s NBA fantasy slate.

GameTime Away Team Home Team O/U Fav
08:00 PM EST Pelicans 37-25 76ers 35-27 222.5 NOP -8.0
08:00 PM EST Hornets 16-47 Wizards 9-53 226.0 WAS -2.0
08:30 PM EST Magic 37-26 Knicks 36-26 206.0 ORL -1.0
08:30 PM EST Timberwolves 44-19 Cavaliers 41-22 207.5 CLE -1.0
08:30 PM EST Hawks 28-35 Grizzlies 22-41 215.5 ATL -3.0
09:00 PM EST Heat 35-27 Thunder 43-19 223.5 OKL -9.0
11:00 PM EST Rockets 27-35 Trail Blazers 17-44 219.0 HOU -6.0
11:00 PM EST Bucks 41-22 Lakers 34-30 231.5 MIL -2.0

Top PG Players in NBA Daily Fantasy Sports

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ($12600), Oklahoma City Thunder – Projected 53.8 pts

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, the dynamic PG for the Oklahoma City Thunder, has been making waves in the fantasy sports world. Currently ranked #28 in the NBA for generating fantasy points, he’s been averaging a solid 52.2 daily fantasy points over his latest five-game stretch. With an impressive average of 30.8 points, 4.8 assists, and 6.4 rebounds per game, his shooting efficiencies stand at 51.5% from the field and 35.3% from beyond the arc. Despite a slight dip in performance compared to his previous five games, Gilgeous-Alexander’s consistent court time of around 34.1 minutes per game and his upcoming match against the Heat’s #9 ranked defense against PGs make him a player to watch. His projected DFS value score stands at 4.3, marking him as a core value player.

Damian Lillard ($9600), Milwaukee Bucks – Projected 48.6 pts

Next up is Damian Lillard, the Milwaukee Bucks’ star PG. Lillard is ranked #5 in the NBA at generating fantasy points, making him a strong contender in the DFS scene. Over his latest five-game stretch, he’s averaged 39.5 daily fantasy points, 23.4 points, 5.2 assists, and 4.6 rebounds per game. His shooting efficiencies are at 42.5% from the field and 43.2% from beyond the arc. Although his assists have slightly decreased compared to his previous five games, his overall performance has improved, especially his three-point shooting which has increased by 15.9%. With an average of 33.4 minutes on the court per game and an upcoming game against the Lakers’ #14 ranked defense against PGs, Lillard’s projected DFS value score is a 5.1, indicating strong value.

Top Shooting Guard Picks for NBA Daily Fantasy Sports

Malik Beasley ($4400), Milwaukee Bucks – Projected 23.3 pts

Malik Beasley, the SG for the Milwaukee Bucks, is currently ranked #-153 in the NBA for generating fantasy points. Over his last five games, Beasley has averaged 18.4 daily fantasy points, 7.6 points, 1.8 assists, and 3.8 rebounds. His shooting efficiencies stand at 45.5% from the field and 25.7% from beyond the arc. Beasley’s performances are bolstered by an average of 28.8 minutes on the court per game. His next game is against the Lakers, who are ranked #14 defensively against SGs. Despite a slight dip in his recent performance compared to the previous five games, Beasley’s projected points of 23.3 and a DFS value score of 5.3 indicate a strong value for his DraftKings salary of $4400.

Dalano Banton ($4400), Portland Trail Blazers – Projected 19.6 pts

Dalano Banton, the SG for the Portland Trail Blazers, is currently ranked #-307 in the NBA for generating fantasy points. In his latest five-game stretch, Banton has averaged 23.8 daily fantasy points, 12.0 points, 2.6 assists, and 4.4 rebounds. His shooting efficiencies are 48.6% from the field and 28.6% from beyond the arc. Banton’s performances are supported by an average of 20.1 minutes on the court per game. His next game is against the Rockets, who are ranked #27 defensively against SGs. Despite playing fewer minutes recently, Banton’s performance has improved compared to the previous five games. With projected points of 19.6 and a DFS value score of 4.5, Banton offers core value for his DraftKings salary of $4400.

Top SF Players to Watch in NBA Daily Fantasy Sports

Jimmy Butler ($10000), Miami Heat – Projected 45.0 pts

Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat is a force to be reckoned with, currently ranked 7th in the NBA for generating fantasy points. Over his last five games, Butler has averaged an impressive 4.5 DFS value score, with 44.4 daily fantasy points, 24.0 points, 6.4 assists, and 4.8 rebounds per game. His shooting efficiencies stand at 54.2% from the field and 50.0% from beyond the arc, supported by an average of 36.7 minutes on the court per game. However, Butler’s next game is against the Thunder, who are ranked 2nd in defense against SFs, which could pose a challenge.

Deni Avdija ($6700), Washington Wizards – Projected 38.6 pts

Despite being ranked 54th in the NBA for generating fantasy points, Deni Avdija of the Washington Wizards has shown strong potential in the SF position. Over his last five games, Avdija has averaged a 5.8 DFS value score, with 29.3 daily fantasy points, 12.8 points, 3.2 assists, and 8.4 rebounds per game. His shooting efficiencies are 36.4% from the field and 35.0% from beyond the arc, with an average of 33.5 minutes on the court per game. Avdija’s next game is against the Hornets, who are ranked 22nd in defense against SFs, which could provide him with an opportunity to shine.

Top Power Forward Picks for Today’s NBA DFS Slate

Jaren Jackson Jr. ($9000), Memphis Grizzlies – Projected 47.5 pts

As a PF for the Memphis Grizzlies, Jaren Jackson Jr. has been a consistent performer in the fantasy world. Currently ranked at #14 in the NBA for generating fantasy points, Jackson has been averaging 43.7 daily fantasy points over his last five games. His stats include 25.0 points, 2.2 assists, and 6.8 rebounds per game, with shooting efficiencies of 46.2% from the field and 34.4% from beyond the arc. Jackson’s performance is supported by an average of 32.9 minutes on the court per game. His next game is against the Hawks, who rank #20 against PFs, suggesting a potentially favorable matchup. With a DraftKings salary of $9000 and projected points of 47.5, Jackson’s DFS Value Score is 5.3, indicating strong value for today’s slate.

Zion Williamson ($9200), New Orleans Pelicans – Projected 44.1 pts

Zion Williamson, playing as a PF for the New Orleans Pelicans, is another player to keep an eye on. Despite a slight dip in his performance over the last five games, with an average of 36.0 daily fantasy points compared to 46.6 in the previous five, Williamson’s overall stats remain impressive. He has been averaging 17.4 points, 7.0 assists, and 5.4 rebounds per game, while shooting 53.8% from the field and an impressive 50.0% from beyond the arc. His next game is against the 76ers, who are ranked #26 against PFs, which could provide an opportunity for Williamson to bounce back. With a DraftKings salary of $9200 and projected points of 44.1, Williamson’s DFS Value Score is 4.8, making him a core value pick for today’s slate.

Center Position Analysis

Anthony Davis ($11000), Los Angeles Lakers – Projected 53.1 pts

Anthony Davis, the Lakers’ center, is currently ranked #27 in the NBA for generating fantasy points. Despite a slight dip in his last five games compared to his previous five, Davis still averaged a solid 48.9 daily fantasy points, 23.0 points, 3.0 assists, and 12.2 rebounds. His field goal percentage sits at 56.2%, although his three-point percentage has dropped to 0%. Davis’ increased court time, averaging 36.1 minutes per game, indicates his integral role in the Lakers’ strategy. However, the upcoming game against the Bucks, who rank #4 defensively against centers, could pose a challenge. With a DraftKings salary of $11000 and projected points of 53.1, Davis’ DFS Value Score is 4.8, indicating core value.

Alperen Sengun ($8500), Houston Rockets – Projected 49.9 pts

Alperen Sengun of the Houston Rockets is a rising star in the center position, currently ranked #7 in the NBA for generating fantasy points. His last five games have shown significant improvement over his previous five, with an increase in almost all metrics. Sengun averaged 52.2 daily fantasy points, 24.0 points, 5.8 assists, and 11.8 rebounds, with a field goal percentage of 54.0% and a three-point percentage of 28.6%. His average court time is 34.2 minutes per game, reflecting his growing importance to the Rockets. The upcoming game against the Trail Blazers, who rank #25 defensively against centers, could provide Sengun with opportunities to boost his stats further. With a DraftKings salary of $8500 and projected points of 49.9, Sengun’s DFS Value Score is 5.9, indicating strong value.

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