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Best lineup strategy for Warriors vs. Kings NBA Showdown

The Kings looks to stay alive in the playoff race as the Warriors are jockeying for draft position.

While it doesn’t seem likely the Sacramento Kings will make the playoffs, they aren’t dead either. They have quietly moved to five games behind the Memphis Grizzlies for the eight seed in the Western Conference. Winning against a bottom feeding team like the Golden State Warriors is pivotal if they are going to play into the postseason.

Who should I use in the Captain’s spot?

De’Aaron Fox ($13,800)

There’s a lot of value in this game and a lack of expensive players to consider. This leaves us choosing between Fox or the slightly more expensive Andrew Wiggins ($14,100) for captain. For me, the choice is fairly easy. Wiggins missed practice on Monday and is considered questionable to play. With him uncertain and potentially at less than 100%, I like Fox who should have a big game. This is the sort of uptempo game environment he thrives in and the Warriors are ranked 25th in defensive efficiency.

Who should I stack?

Harry Giles ($5,600)

We are going to find out if Giles’ performance from last game was a fluke or a trend. He’s an extremely talented player, but hasn’t gotten a ton of playing time this season. On Saturday, he played a career-high 32 minutes and posted the first double-double of his career in an an upset win over the Los Angeles Clippers. This likely earned Giles extended run once again and his price remains fairly cheap.

Where can I find value?

Eric Paschall ($6,000)

The Warriors frontcourt is dealing with a lot of injuries at the moment. After they missed Sunday’s game, Draymond Green ($6,800) and Marquese Chriss ($7,400) are both listed as questionable to play tonight. If they are out, we can expect Paschall to stick in the starting lineup. Foul trouble limited him over the weekend, but he should bounce back if starting. Paschall has made 25 starts this season and averaged 28.54 DKFP.

Who should I fade?

Nemanja Bjelica ($8,000)

I think Bjelica is a bit too expensive. In the Kings’ last game, I mentioned they gave extended run to Giles, which cut into Bjelica’s playing time. With Giles getting over 30 minutes, Bjelica only saw 26 minutes of action. He’s scored under 30 DKFP in three straight games and we are going to need a decent amount of production for his salary. Buddy Hield ($8,400) is a higher upside play in the same price range.

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