We close out the first week of March with a Friday 10-gamer chock full of daily fantasy basketball goodness on DraftKings. We had the return of Stephen Curry last night and he proved to be a sharp play in tournaments. Let’s see where we can strike gold again in Friday’s contest, going over top plays at each position.
Goran Dragic, MIA @ NOP, $5,900 — Dragic has quietly been the Heat’s most productive guard over the past two months. He’s seeing around 30 minutes per game and his usage is hovering in the 25% range for most of those contests. Dragic’s floor is elevated not only by the matchup, but the fact he’s grabbing at least four rebounds pretty consistently. He’s almost always returning value at low ownership, however I think that will change on tonight’s slate. Still, we have 10 games, so Dragic shouldn’t get much higher than say 15-20% owned in most contests.
Other Options: Devin Booker, PHX vs. POR, $8,400; Coby White, CHI vs. IND, $6,300
Caris LeVert, BKN vs. SAS, $7,000 — So LeVert dropped a career-high 51 points on Tuesday vs. the Celtics and then regressed back down to 14 points in a blowout loss to the Grizzlies at home the next night. LeVert’s price actually went down for another good matchup vs. the Spurs at home. I think he was a little bit gassed after the OT win, so a day of rest should help. LeVert’s price is actually down since that game and we aren’t going to find many players with a 60+ DKFP ceiling in the $7K range.
Other Options: Bradley Beal, WAS vs. ATL, $10,400; Terrence Ross, ORL @ MIN, $5,700
Khris Middleton, MIL @ LAL, $6,800 — This seems like a criminally low price on Middleton. I don’t care about the matchup. I don’t care about his recent box scores. This is a big game for the Bucks — potential NBA Finals preview. I think everyone will get up for it and Middleton is another cheap option with a high ceiling. Middleton has had some time to get over his neck injury and if you look at most of the Bucks’ recent games, they’re generally not close one way or the other. A competitive atmosphere should bring out the best in Middleton.
Other Options: DeMar DeRozan, SAS @ BKN, $7,200; Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, OKC @ NYK, $7,000
Domantas Sabonis, IND @ CHI, $8,700 — The Bulls have a healthy front court but still can’t really rebound well. Plus, all of their starting bigs are still on minutes restrictions. My only concern about using Sabonis in this spot is he may not see as much playing time if the game gets away from Chicago. Indiana has played in closer games recently and the Bulls health could keep them in the game. Sabonis has a safe floor given he’s notched a double-double in seven straight games.
Other Options: Zion Williamson, NOP vs. MIA, $7,600; Davis Bertans, WAS vs. ATL, $5,600
Bam Adebayo, MIA @ NOP, $8,200 — The Heat get a dream matchup vs. the Pelicans on the road. New Orleans just allowed 139 points and 127 points in back-to-back games. Adebayo should have an easy time down low as long as he stays out of foul trouble. The All-Star center is a great GPP play given his price is affordable and his floor and ceiling are appealing. Adebayo has some triple-double upside given he’s got at least five dimes in eight of his past 11 games.
Other Options: Rudy Gobert, UTA @ BOS, $7,800; Naz Reid, MIN vs. ORL, $5,800