NBA Plays of the Day – 2/27

  1. Plays are based on stats, opposition and pricing.
  2. Averaged 17-18 Season stats after player’s names.
  3. FanDuel and DraftKings prices listed respectively.

• Point Guard

Damian Lillard – 26/6/4 [ $10,000 / $9,700 ] Damian Lillard continues to improve, as he put up a massive game over the Suns, which included a 58.5 FanDuel point effort, backed by 40/5/10 along with the game winner. In the previous matchup versus the Kings, Lillard scored 50 points in just 29 minutes of action, made possible in part by Sacramento’s 110.2 team defensive rating.

Goran Dragic – 17/4/4 [ $6,100 / $6,400 ] Simply put, Goran Dragic is too damn cheap tonight, considering his All-Star capability and all around solid game, to which he put up 27.6 FanDuel in the prior meeting, on a “slow” outing. With both the Heat and the 76ers owning 2 of the top 7 best defenses among the league, things should stay close, allowing Dragic nice minutes and chances.

• Shooting Guard

Lou Williams – 23/5/2 [ $7,300 / $7,200 ] Lou Williams keeps doing what he does best – score – and in a contest with the Nuggets who have allowed their opponents to shoot an insane 48.0% from the field, he’s a no-brain roster. Denver also allows opponents to shoot 37.2% from three-point range, meaning, regardless of the situation, Williams should have things going, here in this one.

Nicolas Batum – 11/4/4 [ $7,000 / $6,300 ] As of late, Nicolas Batum has been consistently filling up the stat sheet and while he’s rather highly priced for tonight’s slate, he has hit 30.5+ FanDuel points in each of his previous 4 matches. While that’s not quite what Batum would need to return his salary, he has been productive and could easily achieve that against a young Bulls squad.

• Small Forward

Giannis Antetokounmpo – 27/4/10 [ $11,000 / $10,700 ] In a matchup that has be extremely competitive for a while now, this is not a difficult choice in playing Giannis Antetokounmpo, as he’s put up 63+ FanDuel points over the last 2 meetings. “The Greek Freak” has scored 1,535 points, grabbed 574 rebounds and dished 268 assists, literally doing everything for Milwaukee this year.

Maurice Harkless – 5/2 [ $4,300 / $3,800 ] Sitting at a rather reasonable price, considering this matchup, Maurice Harkless is in for plenty of scoring opportunities against a poor Kings team, who allows opponents to shoot 47.5% from the field. Harkless has been afforded 26+ minutes per game over his previous 4 contests, which should be more than enough time for him to hit value.

• Power Forward

Tobias Harris – 18/5 [ $7,500 / $7,600 ] Like his teammate Lou Williams, Tobias Harris finds himself in a great spot against the Denver Nuggets, who have been more than generous to shooters as of late, allowing for upside. During his past 3 games, Harris has scored 21+ points, pulled down 6+ rebounds and made 4+ assists, which has achieved 36.7+ FanDuel points over that span.

Jabari Parker – 10/3 [ $4,500 / $4,300 ] After eclipsing the 20 minute mark in the previous matchup versus the Pelicans, Jabari Parker could start to see a more steady regiment of playing time, further helping in the value department. Although, Parker is more of a cash play, he does have potential to produce a lot more than just value, as he had showed last game – going for 18/6/2.

• Center

Joel Embiid – 23/10/1 [ $10,200 / $9,400 ] While it may seem like a tight decision between rostering Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic, the return of Paul Millsap, though he shouldn’t see more than 15 minutes, makes this a bit easier for me. Since the 2nd half of the season began, Embiid has put up 47+ FanDuel points, similar to Jokic and Hassan Whiteside allows big men some “comfort.”

Dwight Howard – 15/12/1 [ $8,500 / $8,400 ] During the Chicago Bulls last game, they allowed Jarrett Allen to put up a solid stat line of 18/9/3 against them in just 23 minutes, something Dwight Howard is completely capable of and more. As Chicago elects to go a bit smaller, rolling out Felicio into the lineup, Howard sees a mismatch and with how he’s been playing, he could smash.

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