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DraftKings NBA Lineup Advice: Thursday (3/8)
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Mar 8, 2018

Draymond Green has always performed well versus the Spurs

It’s Thursday night and we have a five-game slate over on DraftKings tonight. There are some high totals on the board and a few spreads that are close, so there should be plenty of fantasy goodness to go around. The one matchup that really stands out here is the Thunder’s home game against the Suns that features a 228.0 total. With so many projected points and the most talented player on tonight’s slate in this game, it is going to be difficult to talk me into a Russell Westbrook fade.

With this in mind, I have focused on identifying my two favorite plays at each position that can give us an edge in tournaments on tonight’s slate, while helping to squeeze Westbrook into our lineups.

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Guards

Russell Westbrook (OKC): $11,800 vs. PHX

With only five games on the slate, I don’t think I am going to be able to fade Westbrook in a home matchup against the Suns. With Westbrook coming off a down game – at least for his standards – against the Rockets on Tuesday (47.0 DK points), this feels like a great spot to hop on board despite his premium price tag. The Suns are ranked dead last in DK points allowed to PGs this season and the addition of Elfrid Payton (75th out of 99 PGs in DRPM) certainly hasn’t made them any better. In Westbrook’s last game against the Suns less than a week ago, he put up 76.5 DK points in 40 minutes of action. In a larger slate, I would consider a fade based on his price, but that seems too risky tonight.

 

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