Unlocking Success: NBA Daily Fantasy Strategy and Stats for 03/12/24 Slate

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Welcome to today’s NBA fantasy slate, where the action kicks off at 07:30 PM EST with a total of 7 thrilling games. The highlight of the day is undoubtedly the Indiana Pacers’ visit to the Paycom Center, where they’ll face off against the Oklahoma City Thunder at 08:00 PM EST. This matchup, with an Over/Under of a whopping 240.0, is set to be a high-octane scoring extravaganza. As we dive into the detailed game breakdowns, we’ll be keeping a keen eye on the top projected players at each position, their recent performances, and how they’re expected to fare in today’s games. So, whether you’re a seasoned fantasy player or a newcomer to the game, strap in for a night of NBA action that promises to be as unpredictable as it is exciting.

GameTime Away Team Home Team O/U Fav
07:30 PM EST 76ers 36-28 Knicks 37-27 208.5 NYK -6.5
08:00 PM EST Pacers 36-29 Thunder 45-19 240.0 OKL -6.0
08:00 PM EST Wizards 11-53 Grizzlies 22-43 220.5 WAS -2.5
08:30 PM EST Rockets 29-35 Spurs 14-51 222.5 HOU -4.5
09:00 PM EST Celtics 50-14 Jazz 28-36 230.5 BOS -7.0
10:00 PM EST Bucks 42-23 Kings 36-27 234.5 MIL -1.5
10:00 PM EST Timberwolves 44-21 Clippers 41-22 215.0 LAC -6.5

Top PG Picks for Today’s NBA Daily Fantasy Sports

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ($10500), Oklahoma City Thunder – Projected 57.8 pts

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of the Oklahoma City Thunder has been delivering consistent performances, averaging 52.1 daily fantasy points over his last five games. With a scoring average of 30.4 points, 6.0 assists, and 5.0 rebounds, he’s been a significant contributor to the Thunder’s offense. His shooting efficiency stands at 54.4% from the field and 33.3% from beyond the arc, indicating a reliable shooting prowess. He’s been on the court for an average of 33.4 minutes per game, providing ample opportunities to rack up fantasy points. His next game is against the Pacers, who rank #23 in defense against PGs, suggesting a favorable matchup. However, his recent stats show a slight decline compared to his previous five games, which is something to consider. With a DraftKings salary of $10500 and projected points of 57.8, his DFS Value Score stands at 5.5, indicating strong value.

Jalen Brunson ($9800), New York Knicks – Projected 49.9 pts

Jalen Brunson of the New York Knicks is another PG to watch out for. Over his last five games, he’s averaged 33.4 daily fantasy points, with 21.4 points, 5.4 assists, and 2.4 rebounds per game. His shooting efficiency is at 45.8% from the field and 35.3% from beyond the arc. He’s been playing an average of 27.7 minutes per game, which is less than Gilgeous-Alexander, but still offers a decent window for scoring. His next game is against the 76ers, who rank #10 in defense against PGs, suggesting a tougher matchup. His recent performance shows a significant drop compared to his previous five games, which could be a concern. With a DraftKings salary of $9800 and projected points of 49.9, his DFS Value Score is 5.1, denoting strong value.

Top Shooting Guard Picks for NBA Daily Fantasy Sports

Collin Sexton ($7300), Utah Jazz – Projected 38.8 pts

Collin Sexton, currently ranked #-49 in the NBA for generating fantasy points, has shown consistent performance in his recent games. Over the last five games, he has averaged 35.0 daily fantasy points, 21.4 points, 5.4 assists, and 2.4 rebounds. His shooting efficiencies stand at 45.1% from the field and an impressive 48.1% from beyond the arc. Despite a slight dip in performance compared to his previous five games, Sexton’s average of 33.1 minutes on the court per game indicates a strong involvement in the Jazz’s gameplay. However, the upcoming game against the Celtics, who hold the #1 defensive ranking against SG, might pose a challenge. With a DraftKings salary of $7300 and projected points of 38.8, Sexton’s DFS Value Score is 5.3, indicating strong value.

Malik Beasley ($4400), Milwaukee Bucks – Projected 22.1 pts

Malik Beasley, playing for the Milwaukee Bucks, is ranked #-151 in the NBA at generating fantasy points. Over his latest five-game stretch, Beasley has averaged 19.8 daily fantasy points, 8.8 points, 1.6 assists, and 4.2 rebounds. His shooting efficiencies are 46.2% from the field and 26.3% from beyond the arc. Despite a decrease in performance compared to his previous five games, Beasley’s average of 32.5 minutes on the court per game shows his significant role in the Bucks’ strategy. The upcoming game against the Kings, who are ranked #14 defensively against SG, might provide Beasley with an opportunity to improve his stats. With a DraftKings salary of $4400 and projected points of 22.1, Beasley’s DFS Value Score is 5.0, indicating strong value.

Top SF Players to Watch in the Upcoming Slate

Deni Avdija ($7000), Washington Wizards – Projected 38.5 pts

Deni Avdija, the SF for the Washington Wizards, has been demonstrating a solid performance in the recent games. Averaging 29.4 daily fantasy points, 13.2 points, 2.6 assists, and 8.2 rebounds in the last five games, Avdija has shown his potential as a valuable DFS player. His shooting efficiencies stand at 50.0% from the field and 28.6% from beyond the arc. Despite a slight dip in his performance compared to the previous five games, Avdija’s average of 27.5 minutes on the court per game indicates his significant role in the team. The upcoming game against the Grizzlies, ranked #21 in defense against SF, could be a promising opportunity for Avdija. With a DraftKings salary of $7000 and projected points of 38.5, Avdija’s DFS Value Score stands at 5.5, indicating a strong value.

Jake LaRavia ($5200), Memphis Grizzlies – Projected 30.7 pts

Jake LaRavia, the SF for the Memphis Grizzlies, has shown a remarkable improvement in his recent performances. Averaging 27.6 daily fantasy points, 13.2 points, 2.0 assists, and 5.8 rebounds in the last five games, LaRavia has significantly improved compared to his previous five games. His shooting efficiencies are 40.0% from the field and 28.6% from beyond the arc. LaRavia’s average of 24.9 minutes on the court per game and an increase in his shots per game indicate a growing role within the team. The upcoming game against the Wizards, ranked #25 in defense against SF, could be a potential opportunity for LaRavia to shine. With a DraftKings salary of $5200 and projected points of 30.7, LaRavia’s DFS Value Score is 5.9, indicating a strong value.

Power Forward (PF) Player Analysis

Jalen Williams ($6900), Oklahoma City Thunder – Projected 38.3 pts

Jalen Williams, the PF for the Oklahoma City Thunder, is currently ranked #35 in the NBA for generating fantasy points. Over the last five games, he has averaged 30.1 daily fantasy points, 16.4 points, 3.0 assists, and 3.4 rebounds. His shooting efficiencies stand at 44.8% from the field and 44.4% from beyond the arc, with an average of 26.4 minutes on the court per game. Despite a slight decrease in performance compared to his previous five games, Williams is set to face the Pacers next, who rank #26 defensively against PFs. This could provide him with an opportunity to bounce back. His DraftKings salary is $6900, with projected points of 38.3, giving him a DFS Value Score of 5.6, indicating strong value.

Jabari Smith ($7400), Houston Rockets – Projected 36.6 pts

Jabari Smith, the PF for the Houston Rockets, is currently ranked #67 in the NBA for generating fantasy points. Over the last five games, Smith has averaged 27.6 daily fantasy points, 12.0 points, 1.8 assists, and 6.0 rebounds. His shooting efficiencies are 45.0% from the field and 37.9% from beyond the arc, with an average of 32.7 minutes on the court per game. Despite a significant drop in performance compared to his previous five games, Smith’s next game is against the Spurs, who rank #18 defensively against PFs. This could provide him with a chance to improve his performance. His DraftKings salary is $7400, with projected points of 36.6, giving him a DFS Value Score of 4.9, indicating core value.

Center Position DFS Analysis

Domantas Sabonis ($10400), Sacramento Kings – Projected 59.1 pts

Domantas Sabonis has been a force to reckon with in the Center position for the Sacramento Kings. Ranked #26 in the NBA at generating fantasy points, Sabonis has been a consistent performer in his last five games, averaging 60.1 daily fantasy points, 22.2 points, 8.2 assists, and 17.6 rebounds. His shooting efficiencies stand at 59.7% from the field and 40.0% from beyond the arc, with an average court time of 37.6 minutes per game. Despite the upcoming game against the defensively strong Bucks, Sabonis’ performance metrics indicate a promising output. Comparing his last five games to the previous set, Sabonis has shown an increase in fantasy points, points per game, rebounds per game and shots per game, albeit with a slight decrease in assists per game, field goal percentage, and three-point percentage. With a DraftKings salary of $10400 and projected points of 59.1, Sabonis earns a DFS value score of 5.7, indicating strong value for your fantasy team.

Victor Wembanyama ($10600), San Antonio Spurs – Projected 52.6 pts

Victor Wembanyama, playing for the San Antonio Spurs, holds the #20 rank in the NBA for generating fantasy points. Over the last five games, Wembanyama has averaged 57.1 daily fantasy points, 22.6 points, 4.8 assists, and 12.6 rebounds. His shooting efficiencies are 47.1% from the field and an impressive 46.9% from beyond the arc, with an average of 32.0 minutes on the court per game. The next game against the Rockets, who rank #29 defensively against Centers, could be a golden opportunity for Wembanyama to shine. Comparing his last five games to the previous set, there’s been a slight decrease in fantasy points, points per game, assists per game, and field goal percentage. However, he’s shown an increase in rebounds per game, three-point percentage, average minutes per game, and shots per game. With a DraftKings salary of $10600 and projected points of 52.6, Wembanyama earns a DFS value score of 5.0, indicating strong value for your fantasy team.

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