DraftKings NBA Lineup Advice: Saturday (3/16)

Mar 16, 2019

Draymond is cheap enough tonight that he makes sense to use

We have a seven-game slate this Saturday. This slate has only two games with a projected Vegas score of over 230 points. My projections will be favoring those high scoring games over the lower scoring outcomes. A key injury to watch is if Kevin Durant suits up against his former team, but it looks like he will miss another game for the Warriors as he is dealing with an ankle injury.

Create Optimal DraftKings lineups using our DFS Lineup Optimizer tool >>

Studs

Paul George (SF/PF – OKC): $9,700 VS GS
George had been struggling to find his shot after returning from his shoulder injury but seems to be back on track after dropping 36 points on his former team. He will suit up against the Golden State Warriors where he is averaging 26 points, five rebounds, five assists, and three steals in his previous two games against them. This is one of the key matchups of the night and the game should stay close so George will be getting plenty of opportunities.

Stephen Curry (PG – GS): $9,200 @ OKC
On the other side of the match, we have Steph Curry who will likely be without superstar teammate Kevin Durant. In his previous game against the Thunder, Curry had 32 points, eight rebounds, nine assists, and one steal. This is one of the higher scoring matchups on the slate and one you should have some ownership in. With Curry, you get a nice discount off of opposing PG Russell Westbrook leaving you with more salary to fill out your roster for the night.

Core Plays

Draymond Green (PF – GS): $5,800 – @ OKC
Green is an easy piece to fit into your lineups at a nice price in one of the higher scoring matchups on the Saturday night slate. Green will need to step up if Kevin Durant is out, which will allow him to see a lot of minutes. He will provide you with a decent floor option as Green doesn’t need to see the ball go in the hoop to be productive. He struggled to get it going against the Rockets, so Green should look to get back on track tonight.

Ricky Rubio (PG – NO): $4,900 vs. BKN
Rubio comes at a great discount tonight against the Nets. He is coming off a game against the Timberwolves where he had eight points, eight assists, three rebounds, and one steal. He should easily hit value tonight and will likely be one of the higher owned players on the slate.

Value Plays

Monte Morris (PG – DEN): $4,000 vs IND
Morris has now overtaken Isaiah Thomas in the rotation for the Nuggets. He struggled to get it going against the Mavericks, but he did see 31 minutes of game time. He is currently averaging 13.3 points, 5.3 assists, 1.6 rebounds, and 1.6 steals over his last three games coming off the bench for the Nuggets.

C.J. Miles (SG/SF – MEM): $3,700 @ WAS
Miles is known as one of the streakier shooters in the league and could be a dart throw that could help you cash on this Saturday night slate. He is coming off a game against the Hawks where he scored 33 points while adding eight three-pointers. He is averaging 22.6 fantasy points over his last four games and should look to provide some nice value again tonight against the Wizards.

Create Optimal DraftKings lineups using our DFS Lineup Optimizer tool >>

Tyson Thornton is a correspondent at FantasyPros. For more from Tyson, check out his archive and follow him @TysonThornton.

What's your take? Leave a comment

1Saquon Barkley (NYG)RB
2Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
3Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
4Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
5David Johnson (ARI)RB
6DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)WR
7Davante Adams (GB)WR
8Joe Mixon (CIN)RB
9Melvin Gordon (LAC)RB
10Julio Jones (ATL)WR
 View All Rankings 
11Le'Veon Bell (NYJ)RB
12James Conner (PIT)RB
13Odell Beckham Jr. (CLE)WR
14Travis Kelce (KC)TE
15Nick Chubb (CLE)RB
16Michael Thomas (NO)WR
17JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT)WR
18Todd Gurley (LAR)RB
19Dalvin Cook (MIN)RB
20Mike Evans (TB)WR
21Antonio Brown (OAK)WR
22George Kittle (SF)TE
23T.Y. Hilton (IND)WR
24Keenan Allen (LAC)WR
25A.J. Green (CIN)WR
26Marlon Mack (IND)RB
27Amari Cooper (DAL)WR
28Damien Williams (KC)RB
29Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
30Aaron Jones (GB)RB
1Mike Trout (LAA)CF,DH
2Christian Yelich (MIL)LF,CF
3Cody Bellinger (LAD)1B,CF
4Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL)LF,CF
5Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
6Mookie Betts (BOS)CF,RF
7Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
8Trevor Story (COL)SS
9Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
10Javier Baez (CHC)2B,3B
 View All Rankings 
11J.D. Martinez (BOS)LF,RF
12Alex Bregman (HOU)3B,SS
13Justin Verlander (HOU)SP
14Gerrit Cole (HOU)SP
15Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B
16Trea Turner (WSH)SS
17Jacob deGrom (NYM)SP
18Chris Sale (BOS)SP
19Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
20Anthony Rendon (WSH)3B
21Aaron Judge (NYY)RF,DH
22Manny Machado (SD)3B,SS
23Whit Merrifield (KC)1B,2B
24Adalberto Mondesi (KC)2B,SS
25Josh Bell (PIT)1B
26Juan Soto (WSH)LF
27Xander Bogaerts (BOS)SS
28Pete Alonso (NYM)1B,DH
29Kris Bryant (CHC)3B,RF
30Bryce Harper (PHI)CF,RF
1Anthony Davis (LAL)PF,C
2James Harden (HOU)PG,SG
3Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)SF,PF
4Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)C
5Kevin Durant (BKN)SF,PF
6LeBron James (LAL)SF,PF
7Stephen Curry (GSW)PG,SG
8Nikola Jokic (DEN)PF,C
9Damian Lillard (POR)PG
10Russell Westbrook (HOU)PG
 View All Rankings 
11Victor Oladipo (IND)PG,SG
12Paul George (LAC)SG,SF
13Joel Embiid (PHI)PF,C
14Kawhi Leonard (LAC)SG,SF
15Chris Paul (OKC)PG
16Jimmy Butler (MIA)SG,SF
17Kemba Walker (BOS)PG
18Ben Simmons (PHI)PG,SF
19Kyrie Irving (BKN)PG,SG
20Jrue Holiday (NOR)PG,SG
21Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
22Andre Drummond (DET)PF,C
23John Wall (WAS)PG
24Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
25Donovan Mitchell (UTH)PG,SG
26Khris Middleton (MIL)SG,SF
27Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
28Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
29Draymond Green (GSW)PF,C
30LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)PF,C
Build winning DFS lineups

Use the FantasyPros Lineup Optimizer to build winning lineups based on expert projections.