FanDuel NBA Lineup Advice: Tuesday (4/10)
Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the NBA FanDuel lineup article. The season is winding down with only tonight and tomorrow night remaining for the 2017-2018 regular season. We have six games on the slate tonight and there have already been several lineup alerts of players sitting tonight. With most teams on the slate having little or nothing to play for, it is critical to pay close attention as lineup news is released tonight. Honestly, I would recommend playing lightly tonight and tomorrow night, and then gear up for the first round of the NBA playoffs beginning this weekend. For those that do feel adventurous tonight, let’s go ahead and take a look at my lineup for tonight’s slate.
John Wall (WAS): 9,200 vs. BOS
It is hard saying how motivated the Wizards will be tonight when they host the Celtics. The Celtics have absolutely nothing to play for tonight, but the Wizards still have a chance to improve from an eight seed to a seven seed, which would reward them with a first-round matchup against this same depleted Celtics team opposed to playing a really good Raptors team. Unless we hear any news from the Wizards suggesting that Wall will sit or his playing time will be scaled back, I would not hesitate to fire him up against the Celtics tonight.
Tyler Ulis (PHO): $6,900 at DAL
With the Suns once again missing several players, Tyler Ulis should continue to see around 35 minutes of action tonight against the Mavericks. At first glance, this looks like a tough matchup considering the Mavericks have allowed the fewest FanDuel points to opposing point guards. However, over the past four weeks, the Mavericks have allowed the third-most FanDuel points to opposing point guards. I’m not sure how much upside Ulis has at this current salary, but he should still make for a solid cash game options given the playing time and increased usage percentage.
James Harden (HOU)): $11,300 at LAL
The Rockets and the Lakers are two more teams who have absolutely nothing to play for tonight. I can’t honestly say I know what the Rockets are planning to do tonight, but I’m going to go with the theory that Harden will still play hard since he is going to be in the running for the league’s MVP award. Also, if you do not spend up for Harden tonight, it’s really hard to spend close to all of your allotted salary since there are so many outstanding value options on tonight’s slate.
Josh Hart (LAL): 5,600 vs. HOU
With Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram expected to miss another game, Josh Hart is an outstanding option on tonight’s slate. Hart has been excellent lately, playing at least 32 minutes in five out of his past six games, including 41 minutes against the Jazz on Sunday. He should have no issues tonight against the Rockets, who really have nothing to play for tonight.
Taurean Prince (ATL): $6,500 vs. PHI
The Hawks have been eliminated for quite some time now, but they have had a couple of players who have continued to give it their all down the stretch this season. One of those players is Taurean Prince, who has been pretty solid over the past two months of the season. The 76ers are another team who will likely take it easy tonight, making Prince a solid option at his current salary.
Lance Stephenson (IND): $4,700 vs. CHA
The Pacers have announced that Victor Oladipo will miss the team’s regular-season finale against the Hornets. Usually, whenever Oladipo misses action, the primary beneficiary is Lance Stephenson. Stephenson should see close to 30 minutes of action tonight against the Hornets, making him an excellent cash game option, with lots of upside.
John Collins (ATL): $6,800 vs. PHI
Similar to Prince, John Collins is another young Hawks player who has played hard down the stretch this season. Collins should be able to continue his solid production tonight against the 76ers, who I mentioned have nothing to play for in tonight’s game.
Dragan Bender (PHO): $4,300 at DAL
I mentioned earlier that the Suns will be missing several players from tonight’s contest with the Mavericks, and that is definitely true for their frontcourt as well. Dragan Bender has been another beneficiary to the thin rotation, having played at least 33 minutes in three out of the last four games. There is no reason to believe he will not continue to play heavy minutes tonight against the Mavericks, which means he is an excellent source of value on tonight’s slate.
Alex Len (PHO): $4,600 at DAL
I would normally never recommend playing three Suns players in the same lineup. However, tonight’s situation is a little bit different than normal. The Suns only had nine players suit up on Sunday against the Warriors and I’m assuming we will see a similar situation tonight against Mavericks. The Mavericks have been solid for the most part this season against opposing centers, but they have been one of the worst teams in the league against opposing centers over the past four weeks.