Daily Fantasy Basketball Playbook – 4/13

Russell Westbrook

It’s a sad week in daily fantasy basketball. This is our last week of big night cards until the start of next season. So lets enjoy this run while we can and win some cash tonight. All my prices are according to DeaftKings. Good luck!

Point Guard

Russell Westbrook ($11,800) – From a personal stand point, I wish he wasn’t playing so my Pels would make the playoffs. But from a daily fantasy standpoint, a mean and angry Westbrook is someone you always want on your roster. The Blazers will be without LaMarcus Aldridge as well, so expect him to push into the paint more than he normally would.

Zach LaVine ($6,400) – I know I’ve been the conductor on the Zach LaVine train in daily, but it’s hard not to roster a guy who will play over 40 minutes. Their simply isn’t anyone else around him to take minutes away from him, and the Pels have struggled against big athletic point guards.

Michal Carter-Williams ($6,600) – I’m banking on the revenge factor tonight and that has paid off for me pretty well this season. It also helps when that revenge game is against the 76ers.

C.J. McCollum ($4,500) – McCollum is listed as a PG, but he’ll play a lot opposite of Lillard. He has scored 15+ points in four of his last six games, and has grabbed six boards in three of those games as well. No Aldridge tonight means a boost in minutes and production for him, and it’s hard to pass up on that for this price tag.

 

Shooting Guard

Ben McLemore ($4,500) – No, that isn’t a typo. McLemore has quietly been hitting his stride. Just in the month of April, he’s only scored single digit points once. George Karl is letting him run ramped on the court and giving him all the minutes he wants. The cherry on top is that he’s playing the Lakers.

James Harden ($10,600) – *Insert reason why James Harden is the MVP* With so much value everywhere tonight, I have no problem trying to hit him in tonight.

 

Small Forward

Andew Wiggins ($7,000) – This is the one position I consistently have issue with on a nightly basis. Wiggins has been the hot hand in Minnesota, and I like the idea of stacking him and LaVine tonight because they will get so many minutes. His lowest points total over his last 11 games is 17 and he is rebounding and distributing the ball better now than he was earlier in the season. He seems the be the safest play tonight at the position.

Nicolas Batum ($6,600) – Batum is worth a shot tonight with Aldridge being out tonight. The Thunder are terrible at guarding his position, and he has the ability to stretch the floor or take it to the paint. He’s not someone I’m crazy about tonight, but I have him in a couple lineups in GPPs.

 

Power Forward

Anthony Davis ($11,000) – If the Pels win tonight, they put themselves in a great position to clinch the last seed in the West. They desperately need to win this game, because the finish their season against the Spurs on Wednesday. This is about as easy as it will get, and Davis will make sure he takes care of business.

Robert Covington ($5,600) – I’m putting Covington on here because he is cheap, and he can stretch the floor against Milwaukee’s bigs. I’m pretty much going Davis everywhere though.

 

Center

Andre Drummond ($8,400) – His ceiling isn’t as high as other guys, but his floor is what makes him so great tonight. There’s a lot of value plays tonight, so that risk is killer in cash games. What I love about Drummond is that you can pencil in 30+ fantasy points for him and not look back. That can make the difference between winning the big money or coming up short. No to mention the Cavs may be without their starters again tonight.

Hasan Whiteside ($7,300) – It’s a must win game for the Heat tonight if they want to make it to the postseason. Vucevic just got torched by Cole Aldrich, and Whiteside definitely has more talent than him. It about appears the Magic are packing it in this season and Whiteside makes for a nice play in a must win game.

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