Winning Strategies and Key Stats for 03/20/24 NBA Daily Fantasy Slate

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As the sun sets on this glorious day, the NBA is set to light up the night with a tantalizing slate of 8 games, all kicking off at 07:00 PM EST. The marquee matchup of the evening sees the Indiana Pacers hitting the road to square off against the Detroit Pistons at the iconic Little Caesars Arena. With an Over/Under set at a staggering 235.0, this clash promises to be a high-octane scoring extravaganza, offering a plethora of fantasy points for the taking. As we delve deeper into the matchups, we’ll be spotlighting the top projected players at each position, armed with statistical highlights that will help you build a winning lineup. Buckle up, folks, as we navigate through the thrilling twists and turns of today’s NBA fantasy landscape.

GameTime Away Team Home Team O/U Fav
07:00 PM EST Pacers 38-31 Pistons 13-55 235.0 IND -9.5
07:00 PM EST Heat 37-31 Cavaliers 42-26 204.0 CLE -1.5
07:30 PM EST Bucks 44-24 Celtics 54-14 224.5 BOS -10.5
07:30 PM EST Kings 39-28 Raptors 23-45 233.5 SAC -11.5
08:00 PM EST Jazz 29-39 Thunder 47-20 232.0 OKL -15.5
10:00 PM EST Clippers 42-25 Trail Blazers 19-49 217.0 LAC -12.5
10:00 PM EST Grizzlies 23-46 Warriors 35-32 218.5 GSW -11.0
10:00 PM EST 76ers 38-30 Suns 39-29 222.5 PHX -9.0

Top PG Players to Watch in Daily Fantasy Sports

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ($10400), Oklahoma City Thunder – Projected 59.8 pts

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, the dynamic point guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder, has been delivering impressive performances on the court. Despite a slight dip in his fantasy points average in the last five games, he still managed to maintain a strong 5.7 DFS value score. His shooting efficiency has improved, with a field goal percentage of 58.0%, up by 11.2% from the previous five games. Shai’s next game is against the Jazz, a team ranked last in defense against PGs, which could provide him with an opportunity to boost his fantasy points. His DraftKings salary of $10400, coupled with his projected points of 59.8, makes him a strong contender in the upcoming slate.

Damian Lillard ($9100), Milwaukee Bucks – Projected 52.5 pts

Damian Lillard, the star point guard for the Milwaukee Bucks, has been a consistent performer in the DFS arena. He has seen a significant increase in his fantasy points per game, jumping from 40.4 to 49.5 in the last five games. His assists per game have more than doubled, from 5.0 to 10.8, contributing to his strong 5.8 DFS value score. However, his next game is against the Celtics, a team ranked #2 in defense against PGs, which could pose a challenge. Despite this, his DraftKings salary of $9100 and projected points of 52.5 make him a valuable asset for any DFS lineup.

Top Shooting Guard Picks for Today’s Slate

Collin Sexton ($7300), Utah Jazz – Projected 38.5 pts

Collin Sexton, despite being ranked 48th in the NBA at generating fantasy points, has been delivering consistent performances for the Utah Jazz. Over the last five games, Sexton has averaged 34.2 daily fantasy points, 20.8 points, 5.4 assists, and 3.0 rebounds. His shooting efficiencies stand at 53.4% from the field and 45.8% from beyond the arc, supported by an average of 33.1 minutes on the court per game. However, his next game is against the Thunder, who rank 17th against SGs. Comparing his last five games to the previous five, Sexton’s performance has slightly dipped in terms of fantasy points and points per game, but he has shown improvement in assists, rebounds, and field goal percentage. His DFS Value Score is 5.3, indicating strong value.

Gary Trent Jr. ($6300), Toronto Raptors – Projected 36.2 pts

Despite being ranked 146th in generating fantasy points, Gary Trent Jr. of the Toronto Raptors has shown significant improvement in his recent performances. Over the last five games, Trent Jr. has averaged 34.9 daily fantasy points, 23.0 points, 1.4 assists, and 3.8 rebounds. His shooting efficiencies are impressive, with 59.5% from the field and 40.4% from beyond the arc, playing an average of 33.8 minutes per game. His next game is against the Kings, who rank 8th against SGs. Comparing his last five games to the previous five, Trent Jr. has shown a remarkable improvement in fantasy points, points per game, field goal percentage, and three-point percentage. His DFS Value Score is 5.7, indicating strong value.

Top SF Players to Watch in NBA Daily Fantasy Sports

Jimmy Butler ($8600), Miami Heat – Projected 39.8 pts

Jimmy Butler, the dynamic SF for the Miami Heat, has been a consistent performer in the NBA. Currently ranked 17th in the league for generating fantasy points, Butler’s DFS potential is significant. Over the last five games, he has averaged 25.8 daily fantasy points, 12.6 points, 3.8 assists, and 4.6 rebounds. His shooting efficiencies stand at 50.0% from the field and 25.0% from beyond the arc, with an average of 29.5 minutes on the court per game. However, Butler’s upcoming game is against the Cavaliers, who rank 4th defensively against SFs. This could pose a challenge. Comparing his last five games to the previous five, there’s a noticeable drop in his performance across all metrics. His DFS Value Score is 4.6, placing him in the core value category.

Kelly Oubre Jr. ($6800), Philadelphia 76ers – Projected 32.0 pts

Next on our list is Kelly Oubre Jr. of the Philadelphia 76ers. Despite being ranked 95th in the NBA at generating fantasy points, Oubre Jr.’s recent performances suggest a promising DFS potential. In his latest five-game stretch, he has averaged 32.0 daily fantasy points, 18.0 points, 1.6 assists, and 6.8 rebounds. His shooting efficiencies are 50.0% from the field and 25.0% from beyond the arc, with an average of 33.6 minutes on the court per game. His next game is against the Suns, who rank 6th defensively against SFs. Comparing his last five games to the previous five, Oubre Jr. has shown a slight improvement in his fantasy points, field goal percentage, and three-point percentage. His DFS Value Score is 4.7, placing him in the core value category as well.

Top Power Forwards in NBA Daily Fantasy Sports

Kevin Durant ($9400), Phoenix Suns – Projected 49.2 pts

Kevin Durant, playing as a PF for the Phoenix Suns, is a force to be reckoned with in the NBA. Ranked #22 in generating fantasy points, Durant has shown consistent performance in the latest five-game stretch, averaging 44.5 daily fantasy points, 25.2 points, 4.4 assists, and 7.6 rebounds. His shooting efficiencies are impressive, with 56.7% from the field and 41.4% from beyond the arc. The upcoming game against the 76ers, who rank #26 defensively against PFs, presents an opportunity for Durant to shine. His DFS value score of 5.2 indicates strong value for the upcoming slate.

Jaren Jackson Jr. ($8700), Memphis Grizzlies – Projected 41.7 pts

Jaren Jackson Jr., playing as a PF for the Memphis Grizzlies, has been making waves in the NBA. Over the last five games, Jackson Jr. has averaged 41.9 daily fantasy points, 22.2 points, 3.4 assists, and 6.0 rebounds. His shooting efficiencies stand at 41.2% from the field and 37.5% from beyond the arc. The Grizzlies’ next game is against the Warriors, who also rank #26 defensively against PFs. Jackson Jr.’s DFS value score of 4.8 suggests he is a core value player for the upcoming slate.

Center Position Daily Fantasy Sports Analysis

Domantas Sabonis ($10700), Sacramento Kings – Projected 61 pts

Domantas Sabonis has been a consistent force for the Kings, currently ranked #26 in the NBA at generating fantasy points. Over his last five games, Sabonis has averaged an impressive 54.2 daily fantasy points, 22.0 points, 6.6 assists, and 15.4 rebounds. His shooting efficiency has been solid, with a field goal percentage of 60.6% and a three-point percentage of 25.0%. He’s been a workhorse on the court, averaging 38.3 minutes per game. His next matchup is against the Raptors, who are ranked #30 defensively against centers. This could provide Sabonis with ample opportunities to rack up fantasy points. His DraftKings salary is $10700, and he is projected to score 61 points, giving him a DFS Value Score of 5.7, indicating strong value.

Deandre Ayton ($8200), Portland Trail Blazers – Projected 44.5 pts

Deandre Ayton, playing for the Trail Blazers, has been making strides in his fantasy points generation, despite being ranked #-28 in the NBA. In his recent five-game stretch, Ayton has averaged 47.4 daily fantasy points, 26.2 points, 1.0 assists, and 14.2 rebounds. His shooting efficiency has been exceptional, with a field goal percentage of 65.2% and a three-point percentage of 50.0%. Ayton has been logging significant minutes on the court, averaging 37.7 per game. His next game is against the Clippers, who are ranked #10 defensively against centers. Ayton’s DraftKings salary is $8200, and he is projected to score 44.5 points, which gives him a DFS Value Score of 5.4, indicating strong value.

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