FanDuel NBA Lineup Advice: Tuesday (3/12) PREMIUM
Welcome to the Tuesday edition of FanDuel NBA lineup advice. We have a nice seven-game slate to navigate today. The slate features a moderate amount of high-priced options, with seven players checking in at salaries over $10,000. The highest point total of the night is expected to be 237.5 in a fast-paced matchup between the Bucks and Pelicans in New Orleans. With less than a month remaining in the regular season, some teams have more to play for than others. Teams like the Lakers and Bulls are basically waving the white flag, limiting studs like LeBron James and opening value for bench players who’ll get extra run down the stretch. Other teams, like the Blazers or Pacers, are battling for playoff seeding and will lean on their stars to try and secure a better seed. With all that in mind, here’s my advice for tonight.
Ben Simmons (PHI): $10,000
Simmons has a few things going for him tonight, starting with the matchup. Cleveland has been the second worst team defending point guards this season, allowing an average of 49.86 FD points to the position. That number has been even worse over the last seven games, at 51.42 FD points. Then you have the fact that Jimmy Butler is being held out for rest tonight. While they don’t play the same position, they both have a similar usage rate of around 22%. Simmons should see a slight usage bump without Butler, giving him even more opportunities to take advantage of the weak Cleveland defense, which will be playing in the second half of a back-to-back after surprisingly topping the Raptors last night. The only hesitation with Simmons is the fact that this game could get out of hand and he could be pulled early if the 76ers run away with it early.