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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2Saquon Barkley (NYG)RB
3Melvin Gordon (LAC)RB
4Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
5Kareem Hunt (KC)RB
6Joe Mixon (CIN)RB
7David Johnson (ARI)RB
8Adam Thielen (MIN)WR
9Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
10Tyreek Hill (KC)WR
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11Julio Jones (ATL)WR
12A.J. Green (CIN)WR
13Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG)WR
14Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
15Sony Michel (NE)RB
16DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)WR
17Carlos Hyde (CLE)RB
18Michael Thomas (NO)WR
19Mike Evans (TB)WR
20Keenan Allen (LAC)WR
21Robert Woods (LAR)WR
22Stefon Diggs (MIN)WR
23Travis Kelce (KC)TE
24Brandin Cooks (LAR)WR
25Tevin Coleman (ATL)RB
26Adrian Peterson (WAS)RB
27Mark Ingram (NO)RB
28Jarvis Landry (CLE)WR
29Jordan Howard (CHI)RB
30James White (NE)RB
1Mike Trout (LAA)CF,DH
2Mookie Betts (BOS)CF,RF
3Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
4Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
5Jose Altuve (HOU)2B
6Bryce Harper (WSH)CF,RF
7Manny Machado (LAD)3B,SS
8J.D. Martinez (BOS)LF,RF
9Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B,3B
10Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
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11Corey Kluber (CLE)SP
12Jose Ramirez (CLE)2B,3B
13Paul Goldschmidt (ARI)1B
14Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
15Trea Turner (WSH)SS
16Giancarlo Stanton (NYY)LF,RF
17Carlos Correa (HOU)SS
18Justin Verlander (HOU)SP
19Joey Votto (CIN)1B
20Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B,2B
21Jacob deGrom (NYM)SP
22Chris Sale (BOS)SP
23Clayton Kershaw (LAD)SP
24George Springer (HOU)CF,RF
25Kris Bryant (CHC)3B,RF
26Luis Severino (NYY)SP
27Andrew Benintendi (BOS)LF,CF
28Aaron Judge (NYY)RF,DH
29Starling Marte (PIT)LF,CF
30Christian Yelich (MIL)LF,CF
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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12Paul George (OKC)SG,SF
13Joel Embiid (PHI)PF,C
14Kawhi Leonard (TOR)SG,SF
15Chris Paul (HOU)PG
16Jimmy Butler (MIN)SG,SF
17Kyrie Irving (BOS)PG,SG
18Kemba Walker (CHA)PG
19Ben Simmons (PHI)PG,SF
20Jrue Holiday (NOR)PG,SG
21Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
22Andre Drummond (DET)PF,C
23John Wall (WAS)PG
24Donovan Mitchell (UTH)PG,SG
25Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
26Khris Middleton (MIL)SG,SF
27Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
28Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
29Draymond Green (GSW)PF,C
30LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)PF,C
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