FanDuel NBA Lineup Advice: Friday (3/3)
Geoff Lambert discusses Friday night’s NBA lineup advice on FanDuel.
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Isaiah Thomas (BOS): $9,800 @ LAL
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, “Thomas is pound for pound the best player in the NBA, hands down.” The self-proclaimed “Mr. Fourth Quarter” gets a dream matchup tonight with a Lakers team that is bottom three in the league in FanDuel points allowed to PGs.
Jordan Clarkson (LAL): $5,000 vs BOS
Clarkson’s usage off the bench has gone up over the last three or four games, which coincides with the departure of Lou Williams. With Williams in Houston now, Clarkson is the main source of offense off the bench for the Lakers and he is seeing more playing time. Coming off the bench will also help him avoid the staunch defense of Avery Bradley, and he should easily hit 25-plus FanDuel points tonight.
Bradley Beal (WAS): $7,400 vs TOR
Beal has been a steady source of FanDuel points over his last four games, scoring at least 31 with a high of 48.8. They just faced the Raptors two days ago in Toronto where he put up 33.7 FanDuel points in only 32 minutes. Coming home to face the Raptors in what could ultimately decide the two seed in the East, and with it, a chance to avoid the Cavs until the Conference Finals, look for both Beal and backcourt mate John Wall to play well.
Devin Booker (PHO): $6,200 vs OKC
This is a game I’ll be stacking tonight. The over/under at the time of writing was 225 and there is only a 3.5 point spread, meaning this will be a high scoring game that could come down to the fourth quarter. Booker broke out of his mini-slump last night against the Hornets, and I expect the streaky shooter to continue to stay hot in tonight’s matchup that should be a high-paced game with a lot of shot attempts for both sides.
Robert Covington (PHI): $7,200 vs NYK
Covington’s early season struggles are far behind him, and he can once again be counted on as a good DFS option as long as his price doesn’t get much higher. In addition to his ability to put up double-doubles with points and rebounds, Covington is also one of the NBA leaders in steals at 1.98 per game — good for third best in the league.
T.J. Warren (PHO): $5,400 vs OKC
Warren is another player from this PHO/OKC game that I think will benefit from the high-paced, high-scoring Vegas predictions. Warren is averaging over 30 FanDuel points per game since the All-Star break, which coincides with the Suns trading P.J. Tucker to the Raptors. With Tucker gone, Warren has stepped up into a prominent role and is averaging 37 minutes per game since Tucker’s departure.
Marquese Chriss (PHO): $4,500 vs OKC
The third and final player from this game is probably the riskiest of the three. With the Suns season lost, they have come out and said that Chriss will receive more minutes down the stretch. With the exception of the Bucks game in which he dealt with foul trouble and played only 16 minutes, they have held true to their promise, giving him 30-plus minutes in every game since the All-Star break.
Julius Randle (LAL): $6,300 vs BOS
Randle was a good value play early in the season, but injuries and lack of playing time hurt him in the games leading up to the All-Star break. After his 62.6 explosion the other night against the Hornets, and Magic Johnson saying publically he wants to see and evaluate his young stars, look for Randle to continue to see more minutes and better production.
Rudy Gobert (UTA): $7,500 vs BKN
I really wanted to use Marc Gasol in this lineup, but I’m $200 dollars short. I didn’t like any of the downgrades it would take to get him, but Gobert is still a solid option. His rebounding prowess gives him a very high floor, and while his upside is somewhat limited by his team’s pace, he is still capable of giving you a nice double-double. The Nets are the worst team in the league in points allowed to centers, and the last time Gobert saw them he had 15 points, 16 rebounds and 43.2 FanDuel points.