NBA Plays of the Day – 3/1: Whiteside to put on a LakeShow

  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

Lonzo Ball – 10/7/7 [ $6,600 / $6,400 ] The injury to Josh Hart has thrusted Lonzo Ball into the starting lineup for tonight’s game against the Heat and after a solid performance versus Atlanta, where he put up 11/5/7 with 3 steals in 24 minutes, he seems to be just fine. At this price range, Ball is too cheap for what he’s capable of, especially if he’s expected to see an increase in time.

De’Aaron Fox – 11/4/2 [ $5,800 / $5,600 ] After two rocky fantasy outputs, De’Aaron Fox got things together and played well in a matchup with the Trailblazers, putting up 34.6 FanDuel points over his 33 minutes played. Tonight, Fox will get the Nets, which will offer a major boost in pace for the young speedster, as well as some bad defense with the Nets owning a 107.8 team rating.

• Shooting Guard

D’Angelo Russell – 15/4/3 [ $7,500 / $7,300 ] On the flip side of things, D’Angelo Russell sees himself in a prime situation against the Sacramento Kings, who possess the league’s worst defense with a 110.3 team defensive rating. Not only do the Kings give up a lot of points, but allow opponents to shoot an average of 47.6% from the field and a league high 38.5% from three-point range.

Andrew Wiggins – 17/1/4 [ $6,900 / $6,700 ] While Portland has been surprisingly tough on opposing point guards, they remain very targetable at the shooting guard position, potentially setting up Andrew Wiggins to have a big night. Jimmy Butler’s injury allows Wiggins to see a definite bump in usage, as he currently holds a 23.2% usage, further contributing to this solid matchup.

• Small Forward

LeBron James – 26/8/8 [ $12,200 / $11,900 ] Coming in at a hefty price tag, on both sites, LeBron James is still tough to fade, as he finds himself in what is sure to be a competitive contest against the up and coming Philadelphia Sixers. For the most part, James has been a relatively safe roster, putting up 51+ FanDuel points in each of his previous 9 outings and should surpass that easily.

Josh Richardson – 13/2/3 [ $6,100 / $5,800 ] With Tyler Johnson out tonight, Miami will have to rely on some other guys to fill that much needed production and Josh Richardson could be that guy, as he’s played nicely nearly all year. Los Angeles has had a lot of troubles against small forwards this season, which should allow Richardson to get things done, especially with a boost.

• Power Forward

Ben Simmons – 16/7/7 [ $9,500 / $8,600 ] Similar to LeBron James, Ben Simmons plays with an amazing play style, that calls for a ton of upside and more importantly, an impressively safe floor, as he makes his teammates better. Cleveland ranks 28th in the league defensively, as they own an awful 109.4 team rating (circumstantial/been better) and Simmons is a matchup nightmare.

Zach Randolph – 14/6 [ $6,100 / $6,300 ] Although this season maybe a complete failure for the Kings, but it was to be expected after trading away DeMarcus Cousins, Zach Randolph has been the consistent veteran this team needs. Brooklyn places 23rd in the league for rebounding percentage at just 49.1% and have been an absolute mess in the front court, allowing for nice upside.

• Center

Joel Embiid – 23/10/1 [ $10,500 / $10,000 ] Let me give this to you straight – the only one stopping Joel Embiid from going insane tonight is himself, as he should have his way with the Cavs’ front court, very easily. Cleveland is average at best rebounders, as the loss of Kevin Love has limited them greatly there and as a team, they allow an average of 46.7 points in the paint per game.

Hassan Whiteside – 14/11/1 [ $7,700 / $8,000 ] As mentioned above, the injury to Johnson will open up some opportunities for a lot of guys and Hassan Whiteside has been great in this circumstance (per: 5x5fantasy). The Lakers have allowed opponents to score an average of 48.5 points in the paint per game and despite what the numbers show, are incredibly targetable down low.

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