Daily Fantasy Basketball: Lineups for April 11th


Enjoy it folks, it’s the last Friday of the NBA regular season. I know some teams are looking to wind down for the end of the season, but daily fantasy basketball never stops until the final whistle. We hoops heads have 13 games to look forward to this evening. Last night was a slow night with only two games, so tonight is a much welcomed full evening of games. Lets jump right into my plays for tonight. As always, my prices are according the DraftKings. Good luck, and allons-y with my picks:

Start ‘Em

Some higher price guys I like:

Paul Millsap ($8,900) vs the Nets – It’s hard to believe that somehow, someway the Hawks are still in playoff contention. Barring some kind of meltdown honestly, they are going to get the 8th seed in the East. Millsap is the sole reason (well besides the conference being so bad) that the Hawks have made it this far. His past six games have resulted in a double-double, and that streak should continue against the Nets. Especially with Paul Pierce being banged up and possibly out tonight, Millsap should be worth every penny of his price.

Rajon Rondo ($7.700) vs the Bobcats – Rondo looks to finish the season on a high note, which bodes well for daily play. He has just missed the 50 fantasy point mark in his last two games, and has at least 40 points in five of his past eight. Rondo tends to make the most of his opportunities against bad teams, and Cleveland’s defense against his position is not very good. He has a good opportunity to make it three 40+ fantasy point games in a row tonight.  

Some cheaper price guys I like:

Anthony Morrow ($4,400) vs the Thunder – No Anthony Davis or Eric Gordon for the rest of the season means Morrow and Tyreke Evans will bear most of the workload for the Pelicans. Most people don’t realize how much Morrow has improved this season. For instance, he is third in the league in three-point percentage and is averaging over 16 points per 36 minutes. It’s not hard to see how he’s had 20+ fantasy points in eight out of his last ten games. His upside tonight makes for a nice play at his price value.

Jeff Adrien ($4,800) vs the Cavs – Adrien has really made the most of his opportunity after being traded to a bad team this season. He has three games in a row with 40+ fantasy points and his last two games have resulted in him finishing with a double-double. Averaging sixteen points and ten rebounds over his last five games shows that it isn’t a fluke and that he can continue to play at a high level. Cleveland’s defense is not anything to write home about, so Adrien should make for a great value play with a ton of upside.

Sit ‘Em

Michael Carter-Williams ($8,100) vs the Grizzlies – Memphis has been playing some of the best basketball nobody is talking about since the All-Star break, especially on the defensive end. They are giving up the third least amount of points in the league. MCW is giving up almost four turnovers a game, while his shooting has been shaky. Add the fact that he has only two double-doubles over his past ten games, and it looks to be a long night for the young rookie. With such a high price tag, the likelihood of Carter-Williams returning the value of his price is slim

Carmelo Anthony ($9,800) vs the Raptors – Melo is banged up right now with a bum shoulder. He is averaging less than twelve points over his past two games. The shoulder is clearly making an impact on his game with back-to-back sub 35 fantasy point games. Things don’t get any easier tonight against a stout Toronto defense. The Raptors are the best at defending Melo’s position over the past couple weeks and play very well at home.


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