FanDuel NBA Lineup Advice: Monday (3/20)

by Tony Falasz
Mar 20, 2017

Russell Westbrook and the Thunder take on the Warriors for the final time this regular season

Seven games on the slate Monday, highlighted by the fourth and final Thunder-Warriors game of the season. Russell Westbrook continues his ridiculous season and comes into Monday night having recorded four straight triple-doubles—making him the anchor I am building my FanDuel lineup around. Below is the remainder of my lineup for the evening.

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Point Guard

Russell Westbrook (OKC): $13,400 vs. GS
The price is astronomical but given the production and the way Westbrook has played against the Warriors it warrants consideration. In those past four triple-doubles, Russ is averaging 63.2 FanDuel points and has not scored less 53 points in any of those games. Count on him to continue that in a game against the Warriors—Westbrook has averaged 31.3 points, 10.6 rebounds, and 10.3 assists in the previous three games versus Golden State.

Jameer Nelson (DEN): $5,500 vs. HOU
Nelson comes into Monday with back-to-back productive outings, averaging 32.8 FanDuel points in his past two contests. He is coming off one of his better games (15 points, 11 assists, and seven rebounds) and is facing a Rockets team that will dictate a faster-paced game. The veteran provides decent value Monday night.

Shooting Guard

Gary Harris (DEN): $6,000 vs. HOU
Nelson’s backcourt counterpart, Harris, has been on a solid run of his own. In his past four games, Harris is averaging 18.25 points, 3.75 rebounds, and 3.75 assists. If he can post similar production on Monday he will be well worth the affordable price tag.

Jamal Crawford (LAC): $3,700 vs. NY
This is a bit of a gut call, but when you have Russell Westbrook in your lineup you need to take a couple low-cost risks. Crawford can go off on any given night and has an enticing matchup against the sub-par Knicks defense on Monday. The Knicks have given up the sixth-most FanDuel points to shooting guards on the season.

Small Forward

Matt Barnes (GS): $4,200 vs. OKC
As Kevin Durant continues to recover from his knee injury, Barnes has seen an uptick in minutes, averaging 25.5 minutes in the Warriors’ past four games. In that timeframe, he is averaging 9.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 3.0 assists. Barnes could flirt with a double-double versus the Thunder on Monday.

Gordon Hayward (UTA): $7,600 vs. IND
Hayward scored 27 points against the Pacers in their first meeting this year and has scored over 30 FanDuel points in five of his past eight games. Look for Hayward to register another good outing versus his hometown Pacers.

Power Forward

Blake Griffin (LAC): $8,700 vs. NY
Griffin gets to face the Knicks on Monday, a team he posted a stat line of 32 points, eight rebounds, and five assists against in early February. While he hasn’t been on the tear that he was on about a month ago, Griffin is still a threat to have a big night anytime he hits the hardwood.

Frank Kaminsky (CHA): $5,600 vs. ATL
Since returning to the lineup, Kaminsky has scored over 22 FanDuel points in two of his past three games. He has scored double-digits in consecutive games and has logged over 30 minutes in both of those games. The consistent minutes offer the three-point shooting big man an opportunity to log quality stats against an average Hawks defense.

Center

Clint Capela (HOU): $5,300 vs. DEN
Capela is quietly one of the most reliable centers in fantasy—having scored in double-digits in 14 of the Rockets’ past 18 games and having tallied seven rebounds or more in 15 of the past 18 games. He has averaged 14.2 points and 8.3 rebounds in those 18 games and gets a favorable matchup against the Nuggets on Monday.

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Tony Falasz is a correspondent at FantasyPros. For more from Tony, check out his archive and follow him @TFalasz.

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