DraftKings NBA Lineup Advice: Thursday (3/15)
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Mar 15, 2018

Drummond has huge upside for GPP contests tonight

It’s Thursday night and we have a nine-game slate over on DraftKings tonight. There are a couple of up-tempo matchups on the schedule and spots where playoff teams should exploit teams that are in full-tank mode. The Sixers, Hornets, and Jazz are three of these teams on my radar based on their plus matchups. In this write-up, I will mention a few players in these matchups, while also focusing on a few players that go a bit under-owned in tournaments.

With this in mind, I have focused on identifying my two favorite plays, regardless of price, at each position that can give us an edge in tournaments on tonight’s slate.

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Guards

Ricky Rubio (UTA): $7,200 vs. PHX

The Jazz will square off against a tanking Suns team tonight and Rubio is in a great spot to produce. He is coming of a down game against the Pistons on Wednesday, but the matchup and pace of this game should work in Rubio’s favor tonight. On the season, the Suns rank 30th in DK points allowed to PGs and Elfriid Payton is one of the worst individual defenders at the position, ranking 84th out of 101 PGs in DRPM. Rubio has also flashed upside over the past four games, putting up a 41.5 DK point game and 54.0 DK point game in the stretch. At a midrange price tag, Rubio has 50 DK point upside in a plus matchup tonight.

 

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