There’s a lot to sort through in Wednesday’s main NBA slate on Draftkings. Ten games are set to tip-off between 7:00 and 10:00 p.m. ET. We’re here to help you sort through the mess by identifying some high-priced players who could hurt your DFS lineups.
In NBA DFS, there will always be some flashy names that may tempt you to pay up — even in an unfavorable matchup. Name value sometimes comes with reliability, but the trick to cashing in on your NBA lineups is to maximize the boom while operating under the salary cap. Sometimes, this means fading the chalk plays and spending elsewhere.
Here, we’ll break down three top NBA DFS fades for the game slate on Wednesday, March 3rd.
Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors ($7,400)
Green has faced the Portland Trail Blazers twice this season and has failed to make a field goal in 46 minutes. He’s scored a single point against Dubs’ Western Conference rival and will be up against one of the league's better defensive power forwards. Robert Covington has held three opposing starting power forwards under 5 points in his last five games. While Green’s playmaking has been promising and Portland’s defense overall is bad, there are plenty of better options above $7K.
Jarrett Allen, Cleveland Cavaliers ($8,700)
Allen underperformed against Houston Rockets’ depleted frontcourt in his last game, but his price has gone up ahead of Wednesday’s matchup against the Indiana Pacers. Myles Turner is one of the best rim protectors around and could make scoring difficult for Allen. I’m hesitant to pay nearly $9K for a limited offensive player like Allen. He’s tallied less than 40 DKFP in four of the eight games he’s played since Andre Drummond was benched for trade purposes.
Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz ($7,500)
Gobert was held to just over 30 DKFP in his first meeting with the Philadelphia 76ers, and Joel Embiid didn’t even play in that matchup. Both bigs are elite defenders, but Gobert’s offensive skill set is inferior by a wide margin. The Sixers’ defense ranks first against centers on DraftKings, so finding value elsewhere might be the best move.