DraftKings NBA Lineup Advice: Friday (4/6)
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Apr 6, 2018

LeBron will be fighting for playoff seeding tonight

It’s Friday night and we have a ten-game slate over on DraftKings tonight. Since it’s so late in the season, the most important thing to keep in mind when building out lineups is injury situations and whether or not a team has anything left to play for. As an example, the Sixers and Cavaliers are strong teams to attack tonight with both neck and neck in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. Also, young teams with injuries such as the Suns and Grizzlies will be strong teams to attack as well.

With these points in mind, I have focused on identifying my two favorite plays, at each position with an emphasis on finding strong tournament plays that are in a position to excel.

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Guards

Ben Simmons (PHI): $9,700 vs. CLE

Simmons has been priced at a premium recently, but he has been in excellent form and this is arguably the biggest game the Sixers have played all season. The Cavaliers are battling for position near the top of the Eastern Conference and it would be quite a story if they are able to pass them in the standings. Without Embiid in the lineup, Simmons has been leading the charge for the Sixers’ offense and he gets a matchup against a Cavaliers defense that ranks 27th in DK points allowed to PGs this season. In this same matchup in early-March, Simmons put up 46.25 DK points and he should have similar success here tonight. He is a solid play at the top of the board.

 

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1Mike Trout (LAA)CF,DH
2Mookie Betts (BOS)CF,RF
3Jose Ramirez (CLE)2B,3B
4Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
5Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
6J.D. Martinez (BOS)LF,RF
7Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
8Trea Turner (WSH)SS
9Christian Yelich (MIL)LF,CF
10Ronald Acuna (ATL)LF,CF
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11Chris Sale (BOS)SP
12Manny Machado (FA)3B,SS
13Alex Bregman (HOU)3B,SS
14Jose Altuve (HOU)2B
15Jacob deGrom (NYM)SP
16Bryce Harper (FA)CF,RF
17Aaron Judge (NYY)RF,DH
18Paul Goldschmidt (STL)1B
19Giancarlo Stanton (NYY)LF,RF
20Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B,3B
21Trevor Story (COL)SS
22Justin Verlander (HOU)SP
23Corey Kluber (CLE)SP
24Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
25Andrew Benintendi (BOS)LF,CF
26Juan Soto (WSH)LF,RF
27Gerrit Cole (HOU)SP
28Kris Bryant (CHC)3B,RF
29Javier Baez (CHC)2B,3B
30Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B,2B
1Anthony Davis (NOR)PF,C
2James Harden (HOU)PG,SG
3Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)SF,PF
4Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)C
5Kevin Durant (GSW)SF,PF
6LeBron James (LAL)SF,PF
7Stephen Curry (GSW)PG,SG
8Nikola Jokic (DEN)PF,C
9Damian Lillard (POR)PG
10Russell Westbrook (OKC)PG
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11Victor Oladipo (IND)PG,SG
12Paul George (OKC)SG,SF
13Joel Embiid (PHI)PF,C
14Kawhi Leonard (TOR)SG,SF
15Chris Paul (HOU)PG
16Jimmy Butler (PHI)SG,SF
17Kemba Walker (CHA)PG
18Kyrie Irving (BOS)PG,SG
19Ben Simmons (PHI)PG,SF
20Jrue Holiday (NOR)PG,SG
21Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
22Andre Drummond (DET)PF,C
23John Wall (WAS)PG
24Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
25Khris Middleton (MIL)SG,SF
26Donovan Mitchell (UTH)PG,SG
27Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
28Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
29Draymond Green (GSW)PF,C
30LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)PF,C
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