NBA Morning Thoughts 03.08.19

NBA Morning Thoughts 03.08.19

Washington Wizards @ Charlotte Hornets (o/u 234, CHA -4.5)Washington is 26th in defensive rating, 8th in pace.Charlotte is 20th in defensive rating, 20th in pace.We start the night off with one of the more appealing DFS games of the night as the Wizards provide elite pace to a matchup that will feature very little defense.In his previous two matchups vs Charlotte Bradley Beal is averaging 56 FD and 55 DK points. At first glance his $10500 FD price tag seems a bit crazy, and it is, but Beal has justified his $10k+ price tag since the All Star break as he’s hit 5x his FD price four of the six games. Also, over the last 30 days he’s carried an elite usage rate of 28.41. On DK priced at $9500 he’s an elite target, no questions asked. The Hornets rank 25th in Advanced DvP against scorers.After Beal, the Wizards get a bit trickier to target. Tomas Satoranksy is a safe middle priced option at PG. He’s priced up a touch on both sites at $6200 on FD and $5500 on DK but Sato consistently plays 30 minutes a night and Charlotte is a decent matchup for him. I don’t love him but he’s usable.Jabari Parker has been a bit of an enigma since joining the Wizards by either proving great value or completely flopping. This is a ceiling spot for Parker coming off of back to back 30+ fantasy point performances. He’s a strong GPP target.I’m off on Jeff Green, Trevor Ariza, and Bobby Ports. While I like the matchup their minutes fluctuate a bit too much for me to trust on a larger slate. I’d consider Portis my favorite of the trio to target in GPPs.

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