NBA Morning Thoughts 03.07.19

NBA Morning Thoughts 03.07.19

With only a two-game NBA slate tonight I’m going to take a bit of a different approach for my article where I’ll highlight priorities, mid-range targets, and GPP differentiators. For two-game slates, I recommend playing zero cash games and multiple GPP lineups. For example, if you typically play $60 a night and $40 in cash, I would play $40 worth of different lineups in a low entry GPP. If you’re a one entry sort of player, play less than your usual volume and make sure you only play single entry GPPs. Let’s get right to it.Studs (Listed in order of preference)DraftKings                                                                                      FanDuelPaul George                                                                    Giannis AntetokounmpoGiannis Antetokounmpo                                              Russell WestbrookRussell Westbrook                                                         Paul GeorgeDamian Lillard                                                              Damian LillardWe have four true studs on the slate with FD pricing them all a bit high and DK leaving Westbrook and Giannis in the $11k range but lowering Lillard and George’s. Because of that, on DK dollar for dollar Paul George is my favorite stud on the slate. Going George over Giannis allows you to build a fairly balanced lineup without too many dart throws. It even makes it fairly easy to construct a lineup with PG and Lillard, who is also priced down on DK and while dollar for dollar he likely makes more sense than Westbrook and Giannis he doesn’t carry the floor of either stud. I wouldn’t want to construct a lineup with JUST Dame and fading PG, Giannis, and Russ.With George still priced up on FD, my top target is Giannis. The Pacers are an elite defensive team and the matchup is subpar but because of position strength (largely due to Bojan’s outrageous $7700 FD price) I prefer getting Giannis in there over Russ. At PG, there are options that are a bit cheaper than you can get away with compared to SF. I have no qualms playing the top two studs as on a small slate PPD is less important than floor when it comes to high priced targets, these two carry the highest floor.

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