The weekend has arrived as we all get set for an action packed couple days of basketball with an action packed slate of NBA games tonight to go along with a full three days of March Madness action. For us we are turning all of our attention to the eight game NBA lineup tonight as we look to cash in on some Daily Fantasy Basketball action on FanDuel.
Tonight’s eight game slate is an interesting one that features some star caliber fantasy options including James Harden, Anthony Davis and Giannis Antetokoumpo. Along with the individual matchups we also see a few games that have the potential to be a high scoring affair with both teams scoring a ton of points.
The game we are looking to as one of those games that could produce a ton of fantasy points will feature the Milwaukee Bucks taking on the Los Angeles Lakers. Neither of these teams have been good on defense this season opening the door for the Greak Freek to put together a big time fantasy performance. In a previous meeting back on February 10th, Antetokoumpo scored 41 points in route to a 64.6 fantasy night against the same Lakers team.
Here are the NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball Options we like for Friday March 17th, 2017.
Point Guards – Elfrid Payton & Jordan Clarkson
On paper these two point guards both have chances to top the 35/40 point fantasy mark tonight based on there matchups. For Payton he will look to capitalize against a Phoenix Suns team that ranks first in fantasy points allowed to opposing point guards. Meanwhile Clarkson should continue to get minutes at both the point guard and shootin guard position helping his raise his fantasy stock on a nightly basis. With that said one name that will become a very popular play for us is Brandon Jennings if he gets the start due to John Wall missing the game tonight.
Top Tier Fantasy Option We Like: N/A
Mid Tier Fantasy Option We Like: Goran Dragic & Ricky Rubio
Fantasy Sleeper Option We Like: Brandon Jennings & Terry Rozier
Shooting Guards – Giannis Antetokounmpo & James Harden
The debate can be made that stacking the box with the top two fantasy options of the night is a dangerous one. For us though it is hard to look past these two studs that are averaging nearly 100 fantasy points a night between the two of them. Add that with the Greak Freak’s future matchup against a Lakers team that has struggled on both sides of the ball for most of the season.
Top Tier Fantasy Option We Like: N/A
Mid Tier Fantasy Option We Like: Bradley Beal & Marcus Smart
Fantasy Sleeper Option We Like: Caris LeVert
Small Forwards –Brandon Ingram & Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
Going expensive with two top tier options limits uus with what we can do with the rest of our lineup. With that said we turned to two bargain type FanDuel options who both cost $4,400. Jefferson has posted nearly 30 points in two of his teams last contest while Ingram continues to see added playing time on a night to night basis. Ingram has seen over 35 minutes in four of his last five games while posting over 24 fantasy points in four straight games.
Top Tier Fantasy Option We Like: Jimmy Butler
Mid Tier Fantasy Option We Like: Andrew Wiggins
Fantasy Sleeper Option We Like: DeMarre Carroll)
Power Forwards – Nikola Mirotic & Tobias Harris
Sticking on that same course of bargain hunting helped us find both Mirotic and Harris to fill the power forward position. For us Mirotic was a tough decision based on missing time but he has the third best fantasy matchup of the night against a team that likes to move the ball up and down the floor. Harris on the other side is a higher risk type of star but with a potential to post over 50 points helps his stock status.
Top Tier Fantasy Option We Like: Anthony Davis
Mid Tier Fantasy Option We Like: Aaron Gordon & Julius Randle
Fantasy Sleeper Option We Like: Marqueese Chriss
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Center Option – Alan Williams
In the end we valued the opportunity to build around our top two shooting guards over the idea of going with DeMarcus Cousins. Williams is in a faster paced matchup against a team that has had there hand full with the big men for the teams that are. Williams has topped the 22 point fantasy mark in eight straight games including five of those games he averaged over 33 fantasy points. Meanwhile Cousins could be one of those options that could reward us with 65 to 75 points tonight.
Top Tier Fantasy Option We Like: DeMarcus Cousins
Mid Tier Fantasy Option We Like: Brook Lopez & Al Horford
Fantasy Sleeper Option We Like: Robin Lopez