FanDuel NBA Lineup Advice: Wednesday (4/11)
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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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3Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
4David Johnson (ARI)RB
5Antonio Brown (PIT)WR
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7Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
8Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG)WR
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17A.J. Green (CIN)WR
18Davante Adams (GB)WR
19Devonta Freeman (ATL)RB
20Jordan Howard (CHI)RB
21Jerick McKinnon (SF)RB
22Mike Evans (TB)WR
23Rob Gronkowski (NE)TE
24Doug Baldwin (SEA)WR
25Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
26T.Y. Hilton (IND)WR
27Joe Mixon (CIN)RB
28Travis Kelce (KC)TE
29Adam Thielen (MIN)WR
30LeSean McCoy (BUF)RB
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5Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
6Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
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14Corey Kluber (CLE)SP
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16Trea Turner (WSH)SS
17Bryce Harper (WSH)CF,RF
18Andrew Benintendi (BOS)LF,CF
19Joey Votto (CIN)1B
20Carlos Correa (HOU)SS
21Aaron Judge (NYY)RF,DH
22Justin Verlander (HOU)SP
23Luis Severino (NYY)SP
24George Springer (HOU)CF,RF
25Kris Bryant (CHC)3B,RF
26Jacob deGrom (NYM)SP
27Alex Bregman (HOU)3B,SS
28Christian Yelich (MIL)LF,CF
29Clayton Kershaw (LAD)SP
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19Myles Turner (IND)PF,C
20Paul George (OKC)SG,SF
21Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
22Draymond Green (GSW)SF,PF
23Kristaps Porzingis (NYK)PF,C
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25CJ McCollum (POR)PG,SG
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27Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
28Klay Thompson (GSW)SG,SF
29Marc Gasol (MEM)C
30Gordon Hayward (BOS)SG,SF