FanDuel NBA Lineup Advice: Wednesday (4/11)

Apr 11, 2018

Anthony Davis and the Pelicans have a lot to play for tonight

Well, this is it. The NBA regular season draws to a close today and it’s been one heck of a ride. FanDuel did us a favor and eliminated the late games, so roster lock for the main slate will be 8 PM ET. All nine games on this slate start at the same time, so hopefully, we don’t get burned with any late scratches. The final day of the regular season is very tricky to attack so I would scale back your usual gameplay. Be sure to check the news as the day unfolds as these suggestions could be altered significantly.

Rather than address the rest situation as I normally would do here, I am going to analyze what is at stake for teams on this slate. In the Eastern Conference, the Cavaliers need a win and a Sixers loss to attain the #3 seed. The Heat can land in any of the final three spots of the East, with a win ensuring they will not be the #8 seed. If they win and the Bucks lose, Miami will own the #6 seed. If they lose and Washington loses as well, the Heat will take the #7 seed. A loss and a Wizards win knocks them back to the #8 seed. The Wizards need some help to get out of the #8 seed as even with a win they will need the Raptors to beat the Heat or the Sixers to beat the Bucks. Washington can take the #6 seed if they win and the Heat and Bucks both lose. The Sixers can take the #3 seed with a win against the Bucks. The Bucks have an interesting situation as they would get the Celtics in the first round and keep their first round pick if they finish #7. If they win, they would cement themselves at the #6 seed. Milwaukee also would stay at #6 if they lose and the Heat and Wizards lose as well. If the Bucks lose and both the Heat and Wizards win, the Bucks will drop to #8. In the Western Conference, the winner of the Nuggets/Timberwolves gets the final spot. The final three seeds are all possible landing spots for whoever wins, as both can finish as high as the #6 seed with a win. The winner of the Spurs/Pelicans game will likely get the Trail Blazers and if the Thunder win, the Spurs would get the Warriors in round 1 if they lose and the Pelicans would draw the Rockets if they lose. The Thunder cannot get home-court advantage if they lose to the Grizzlies, but a win doesn’t ensure it either. ┬áThe remaining three teams are all coming off of two days’ worth of rest. Let’s take a look at a tournament lineup for FanDuel.


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1Le'Veon Bell (PIT)RB
2Todd Gurley (LAR)RB
3Antonio Brown (PIT)WR
4Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
5David Johnson (ARI)RB
6DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)WR
7Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG)WR
8Kareem Hunt (KC)RB
9Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
10Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
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11Julio Jones (ATL)WR
12Michael Thomas (NO)WR
13Melvin Gordon (LAC)RB
14Dalvin Cook (MIN)RB
15A.J. Green (CIN)WR
16Mike Evans (TB)WR
17Keenan Allen (LAC)WR
18LeSean McCoy (BUF)RB
19Devonta Freeman (ATL)RB
20Davante Adams (GB)WR
21Mark Ingram (NO)RB
22Jordan Howard (CHI)RB
23Rob Gronkowski (NE)TE
24Tyreek Hill (KC)WR
25Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
26Adam Thielen (MIN)WR
27Derrick Henry (TEN)RB
28Doug Baldwin (SEA)WR
29Joe Mixon (CIN)RB
30T.Y. Hilton (IND)WR
1Mike Trout (LAA)CF
2Jose Altuve (HOU)2B
3Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
4Trea Turner (WSH)SS
5Mookie Betts (BOS)RF
6Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
7Paul Goldschmidt (ARI)1B
8Bryce Harper (WSH)RF
9Giancarlo Stanton (NYY)RF
10Clayton Kershaw (LAD)SP
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11Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
12Kris Bryant (CHC)3B,RF
13Carlos Correa (HOU)SS
14Joey Votto (CIN)1B
15Corey Kluber (CLE)SP
16Chris Sale (BOS)SP
17Manny Machado (BAL)3B
18Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B,3B
19Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B,2B
20J.D. Martinez (BOS)RF
21Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
22Aaron Judge (NYY)RF
23George Springer (HOU)CF,RF
24Josh Donaldson (TOR)3B
25Cody Bellinger (LAD)1B,LF
26Stephen Strasburg (WSH)SP
27Noah Syndergaard (NYM)SP
28Jose Ramirez (CLE)2B,3B
29Brian Dozier (MIN)2B
30Gary Sanchez (NYY)C
1Kevin Durant (GSW)SF,PF
2Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)SF,PF
3James Harden (HOU)PG,SG
4Stephen Curry (GSW)PG,SG
5Russell Westbrook (OKC)PG
6Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)C
7Anthony Davis (NOR)PF,C
8Kawhi Leonard (SAS)SG,SF
9LeBron James (CLE)SF,PF
10Nikola Jokic (DEN)PF,C
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11John Wall (WAS)PG
12Chris Paul (HOU)PG
13Damian Lillard (POR)PG
14Jimmy Butler (MIN)SG,SF
15Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
16Hassan Whiteside (MIA)C,PF
17Myles Turner (IND)PF,C
18Paul George (OKC)SG,SF
19Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
20Draymond Green (GSW)SF,PF
21Kemba Walker (CHA)PG
22CJ McCollum (POR)PG,SG
23Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
24Klay Thompson (GSW)SG,SF
25Marc Gasol (MEM)C
26Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
27Paul Millsap (DEN)PF,C
28Joel Embiid (PHI)PF,C
29Eric Bledsoe (MIL)PG,SG
30Blake Griffin (DET)PF,C