FanDuel NBA Lineup Advice: Thursday (4/6)
Welcome back to the final FanDuel NBA Lineup Advice for the regular season! We have six games in the NBA tonight. Check out my lineup advice below.
Tonight’s point projection totals:
CHI vs. PHI – 211
BKN vs. ORL – 225
MIL vs. IND – 201
WSH vs. NY – 216
BOS vs. ATL – 209
MIN vs. POR – 217
Elfrid Payton (ORL): $7,400 at BKN
Payton continues to play well with five triple-doubles since the beginning of March including one against the Nets on Saturday. Payton posted a solid 20 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists against the same opponent that allows the most fantasy points to opposing point guards this season. Also, the Nets allow the third most assists per game to opposing point guards which is Payton’s best stat averaging 8.5 assists per game since March 1st.
John Wall (WAS): $10,500 at NYK
Wall has certainly had the Knicks number this season averaging 22.3 points, 12.3 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game in the three previous meetings. Wall gets one last chance at the Knicks on Thursday who are actually middle of the pack against the point guard this season. However, without Derrick Rose, John Wall will be matched up against Chasson Randle and Ron Baker. PLAY YOUR STUDS!
TLC has led the Sixers in scoring over the last three games averaging 20.3 points per game while playing an average of 39 minutes per game. The Sixers are without Sergio Rodriguez and will continue to limit Dario Saric so there’s no reason to think TLC can’t lead them in scoring again on Thursday. Another positive sign is that TLC is averaging at least 23 fantasy points in each of his last five games so he’s certainly worth a look but could be a risk.
Courtney Lee (NYK): $4,600 vs. WAS
Lee has certainly been asked to step up recently with Derrick Rose (knee) out for the season, Kristaps Porzingis dealing with a back injury and Carmelo Anthony also dealing some back discomfort. Carmelo played just 23 minutes in the previous game so the Knicks are likely going to get a good look at Lee and some of their other young talent including Maurice Nadour, Willy Hernangomez, Ron Baker and Chasson Randle.
Jimmy Butler (CHI): $9,900 at PHI
Butler draws a favorable matchup against the Sixers plus will play on Thursday without both Dwayne Wade and Rajon Rondo. Butler is likely one of the most popular daily plays of the night and is projected for the second most points according to the cheat sheets. PLAY YOUR STUDS!
Khris Middleton (MIL) (MIL) : $6,000 at IND
Middleton is an intriguing daily play for Thursday against the Pacers who allow the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing small forwards. Even though he’s coming off a nine-point game, Middleton posted a solid 21 point performance on March 10th against Indiana. Another boost for Middleton will be the fact that Malcolm Brogdon (back) isn’t expected to play.
Gorgui Dieng (MIN) (MIN): $5,600 at POR
Dieng gets another favorable matchup against the Blazers who allow the third-most fantasy points to opposing power forwards this season. Dieng had a quiet game against the Blazers in the previous matchup with just 26.1 fantasy points but is averaging 11 points and 8 rebounds against the Blazers this season. Get him in your lineup as one of the best value plays on the night.
Maurice N’dour (NYK): $3,800 vs. WAS
Yes, N’dour presents plenty of risk but with Kristaps Porzingis likely out again on Thursday, he presents a high-risk/high-reward option. N’dour posted his first double-double while starting in place of Porzingis on Tuesday. N’dour played 33 minutes and finished with a total of 32.9 fantasy points. (N’dour should only be started if Porzingis is ruled out.)
Brook Lopez (BKN): $7,100 at ORL
Lopez rounds out my lineup for Thursday’s games as he continues to play see plenty of minutes if the game is close. Lopez scored 16 points in his previous game in 23 minutes but the game turned into a blowout win for the Nets. This game is projected to be a close game so we should see about 30 minutes from Lopez with a favorable matchup makes him a solid play. Yes, there are other star centers but Lopez is cheaper than Towns, Howard and Vucevic.