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Last night went well in the NBA Playoff streets and hopefully it went well for my readers as well. I got almost everything right but missed on Marcus Morris, which was the difference in a massive night. I’ll always take a profitable night when playing for a large field bink. Tonight we have another 2 game play-in slate with some fast paced teams so it should be a fun little slate.
- Brandon Ingram – P
- Romeo Langford – P
There’s basically no injury news for this slate. I can’t say I’m upset about it as March Regular Season NBA DFS was brutal with all the injury news to monitor.
At Guard we have my favorite pay-up option of the slate in Trae Young. He’s priced at a $200 dollar discount off Dejounte Murray. Trae is favored at home with no John Collins so he seems like the safer cash game play of the two. Trae has been at 1.46 fantasy points per minute and 35% usage with John Collins off the court and sees a pace up spot versus the Charlotte Hornets in what should be a track meet. If we want to look to the mid-range, I like Terry Rozier at a $6,800 price tag. I’m expecting Rozier to play close to 40 minutes tonight and he produces at well over a fantasy point per minute so the price tag just looks much too cheap. He’s one of the top cash options on today’s slate and I love pairing Rozier with Trae in hopes this game stays competitive.
At Forward we can again look to the Atlanta vs. Charlotte match-up for some value. Bogdan Bogdanovic sticks out in projections based on him being over a fantasy point per minute producer and expected to play upwards of 30 minutes against a weak defensive team in the Hornets. He’s pretty much a lock and load play for cash games but in GPPs, keep in mind that Bogdan and Trae are somewhat negatively correlated and both are expected to garner heavy ownership. I’ll have a few rosters with both of them in GPPs, however you may want to pick one or the other to capture the most upside for large field GPPs and to reduce your total lineup ownership.
Center has some of my favorite plays of the night. I love Jakob Poeltl tonight in a match-up with the Pelicans. Poeltl is expected to draw moderate ownership but I see major minutes upside here. Poeltl has produced at a rate of 1.18 fantasy points per minute versus the Pelicans this year and I’m expecting 32+ minutes tonight from Mr. Poeltl. At a $6,600 price tag he’s one of, if not my favorite mid-range play of the slate. We also may want to have some double Center builds tonight with Plumlee/Harrell both priced at a discount. It’s hard to tell who will get the majority of the Center minutes tonight for the Hornets as that will be dictated by how the game’s going. I have a soft spot in my heart for Plumlee, so I have to side with him as he should have the first crack and if he plays well in his first rotation he should see mid 20’s minutes tonight. I’m expecting Charlotte to have either Plumlee or Harrell on the court for the full 48 minutes since Atlanta always has either Capela or Okongwu on the court. I wouldn’t play both Harrell and Plumlee together in GPPs but it’s a viable option in cash games as they both look like solid sources of value.
This should be a fun slate and hopefully we can build on the solid night last night and keep the profits coming.
Cash Plays: Trae Young, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Terry Rozier, Jakob Poeltl, Montrezl Harrell
GPP Plays: Dejounte Murray, Trae Young, Jakob Poeltl, Mason Plumlee, Danilo Gallinari