James Harden, Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, John Wall, Kevin Durant all take to the floor on Saturday Night. How can any daily fantasy owner be disappointed with the nine game NBA slate taking to the hard wood? For us though we have no complaints as we can see a ton of different fantasy combinations that give us a great opportunity to take home some cash.
Our only question entering this contest is which of those combinations of top fantasy stars and bargains will give us the best record. Five of the six enter Saturday’s action costing at least $10k while Wall enters just below that $10k mark at $9,700.
The first of those options we like is Curry who will lead his Golden State Warriors against the Phoenix Suns. Curry will have one of the better fantasy matchups on Saturday Night going up against a Suns team that is ranked second in the NBA in fantasy points allowed to opposing point guards.
The second of those options we like is Anthony Davis leading his New Orleans Pelicans against the Milwaukee Bucks. Davis has been on a tear over his last three games posting at least 47.5 fantasy points in each of those contests including a 63.1 performance in his last outing.
Here is our NBA FanDuel lineup for Saturday March 12th, 2016.
PG – Stephen Curry ($10,600): While Curry has been up and down since missing the teams contest back on March 1st. That being said Curry has an ideal matchup against a fast pace team that has struggled to slow down opposing point guards this season.
PG – Reggie Jackson ($6,700): Jackson has seen his fantasy value take a big hit based on his recent success on the floor. Jackson will lead his Detroit Pistons against the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday Night making him a great option. We strongly considered going with Wall but going cheaper allowed us to go with Klay Thompson and Nerlens Noel.
SG – Marcus Thornton ($3,500): Now before you say we are crazy the Washington Wizards have been without Bradley Beal for two straight games. While Garrett Temple is another solid option for just $3,700 but we suggest monitoring how the Wizards used the pair during their game Friday Night. Other FanDuel bargains that we like include Manu Ginobili and Jeremy Lin.
SG – Klay Thompson ($7,000): Much like Curry, Thompson is a great fantasy option based on his fantasy matchup against a Suns team that ranks first in the NBA in fantasy points allowed to opposing shooting guards. If you decide you want to go with another option consider Will Barton for the Denver Nuggets against the Wizards.
SF – Nicolas Batum ($6,900): It is hard not to take Batum on Saturday Night based on his recent success. The Charlotte Hornets small forward has posted four 30 plus fantasy point performances over his last six games including two of those games over 40. Add in that Batum gets a shot at a Houston Rockets team that has struggled to slow down opposing small forwards this season.
SF – Marcus Morris ($5,200): Looking at NBA matchups on Saturday Night that we expect to be high scoring it turned us to the Pistons/76ers matchup. While Morris has posted two games under 20 fantasy points over his last four games he does provide us with a cheaper option that can post over 30 fantasy points.
PF – Cody Zeller ($4,600): Sticking with the top fantasy matchups landed us with Zeller against the Rockets. While we considered Zeller’s teammate Marvin Williams we valued the extra savings and the fact Zeller has posted at least 22 fantasy points in five of the last six games.
PF – Nerlens Noel ($6,300): Since missing back to back games Noel has posted 34.2 and 38.8 fantasy points. Along with that Noel posted 32 and 34 minutes in each of those contests as well.
C – Andre Drummond ($8,600): We considered going with Jonas Valanciunas based on his success earlier in the season against the Miami Heat. The move would provide us with some salary cap savings to possible go with another member of the top fantasy bunch. In the end Drummond has the top fantasy matchup against a depleted 76ers team.