Daily Fantasy Basketball: Lineups for April 15th

Denver Nuggets Media Day

Welcome to the last week of the regular season hoop heads. It is the last night of light NBA action until the playoffs begin later this week. Honestly, it didn’t hit me until today that Saturday is game one of the first round.  Before we get too wrapped up in all that hype, lets worry about the two games scheduled for tonight. Some people will be looking elsewhere to fill their fantasy needs with teams resting guys for the playoffs. I can assure you that will not be the case for me and it shouldn’t be the case for you either. There are still playoff implications on the line for both L.A. and Brooklyn, so it should be a fairly routine night in daily fantasy basketball.

The Clippers can still clench for the number two seed over Durant and company in the West. The Thunder have failed to clinch it their past two games, and last nights loss to the Pelicans means that a win tonight for the Clippers puts more pressure on OKC tomorrow. Brooklyn needs a win tonight as well to keep the five seed away from the Wizards. If Brooklyn loses their last two games and the Wiz win out, then they drop down to face the Raptors in the playoffs instead of playing the Bulls.  You can see, teams still a lot to play for tonight and guys should get plenty of minutes to have solid fantasy nights. As always, my prices are according to DraftKings. Good luck, and allons-y with my picks

Start ‘Em

Mason Plumlee ($6,000) vs the Knicks –  Plumlee is coming off of back-to-back 30+ point fantasy nights and has scored 16+ points in his last three games. I do think KG and Pierce will play tonight, but probably not a ton of minutes, unless it’s badly needed. Brooklyn needs a win tonight to rest their starters more tomorrow, so I expect them to go all out against the Knicks. Plumlee has the most to gain against a shaky Knicks frontcourt, and should have a very good night.

Randy Foye ($6,200) vs the Clippers – Lawson is likely done for the rest of the season and Foye will be the guy the Denver will rely on in the backcourt to score. He has 3 games in a row with 40+ fantasy points, including the 60 burger he dropped on Houston. L.A. guards the point very well, so Foye should get some good looks tonight with Brooks handling the ball. I expect a lot of the offense to fall on him too because Faried having a tough matchup in the paint. He has a good chance to outplay his value.

Sit ‘Em

Tyson Chandler ($5,700) vs the Nets – This is more of a public service announcement than anything because it is such a limited pool of players tonight. Chandler has had an extremely underwhelming season to say the least. He’s a defensive player who doesn’t play much defense anymore. He only has one 30+ fantasy point game over his last ten, and only two double digit rebounding games as well. For a player who has always lacked offense outside of dunking, he isn’t going to be much value on either end of the floor with his abysmal play. Stay away from him, even if his price is great for a starting player.

 

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