DraftKings NBA Lineup Advice: Monday (3/5)
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by Tom Vecchio | @DFS_Tom | Featured Writer
Mar 5, 2018

We have a seven-game slate to kick off our NBA DFS week, and despite this being a bit of a smaller slate, there are some good options to pay up for. Also, deciding to go a bit more balanced tonight could prove to be a beneficial roster construction path.

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Guards

Damian Lillard (POR): $9,700 @ LAL
Lillard has averaged 47 DraftKings points over his last five games and is looking to be one of the top plays on the night. He is up against the Lakers in a game which has an over-under set at 223 points, so we should be in for a high-scoring affair. The Lakers are giving up 48 points per game to point guards this season, so this is an ideal spot for Lillard. He has scored 35 or more real points twice in his last four games, showing he has plenty of tournament upside from his pure points. Lillard also has two double-doubles over his last four games.

Dillon Brooks (MEM): $4,300 @ SA
As of right now, the Grizzlies have Tyreke Evans, Andrew Harrison, and Mario Chalmers all listed as out for tonight’s game. This could prove to be a massive opening for Brooks, as he sees a 6% increase in usage when those players are off the court. This is a tougher matchup for him as the Grizzlies are up against the Spurs, who play at a slower pace and are only giving up 38 DraftKings points per game to small forwards, which is third-fewest in the league. If the minutes are going to be locked in for him, and he sees a usage bump, he could make an interesting play tonight despite the tougher matchup. He could also be used in cash, since he offers a bit of salary relief, and should be grabbing a spot in the starting lineup.

 

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