The chance is here for one lucky FanDuel owner to take home a spot in the upcoming $1.5 Million Dollar World Fantasy Basketball Championship. Now that contest is just one of many exciting tournaments taking place on Wednesday March 2nd, 2016.
11 games will provide us a ton of solid fantasy options to build our FanDuel lineups around. One of those options is Russell Westbrook who is coming off his second triple double in his last ten games. Much like when Stephen Curry takes to the floor Westbrook is a must start when the Oklahoma City Thunder are in action.
Along with Westbrook the list of top tier fantasy options include his teammate Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins for the Sacramento Kings and James Harden for the Houston Rockets. The four of them and Westbrook are all great building blocks for Wednesday Night but the big test will be finding a few FanDuel bargains to help us build our entire lineup.
One of those options is Emmanuel Mudiay for the Denver Nuggets as they host the Los Angeles Lakers. This is a perfect fantasy matchup for Mudiay as the Lakers have had their hands full with opposing point guards this season. Entering this matchup the Lakers rank number one in the NBA in fantasy points allowed to opposing point guards.
The other FanDuel bargain we like is Lance Stephenson at the shooting guard position for the Memphis Grizzlies. Stephenson has posted at least 20 fantasy points in four of his last five games. While those numbers might not stand out for many but when you take the fact he is rewarding his fantasy owners with over six times his value and a big time savings he is well worth the play at the shooting guard position.
Here is our NBA FanDuel Lineup for Wednesday March 2nd, 2016.
PG – Russell Westbrook ($11,000): Westbrook was one of the easier options in building our daily fantasy lineup tonight. The Thunder point guard has not delivered less than 46 fantasy points over his last ten games while posting five games over 50 fantasy points.
PG – Emmanuel Mudiay ($5,200): While Mudiay has bounced around for his fantasy owners this season he is a solid fantasy option based on his fantasy matchup against the Lakers. We are looking for Mudiay to bounce back to deliver his fantasy owners a 30 plus fantasy performance.
SG – Lance Stephenson ($3,900): Stephenson is our FanDuel bargain of the night based on his recent performance. As long as Stephenson continues to get 20 plus minutes a night and stays under the $4k mark he warrants a start. Along with that Stephenson also has the best fantasy matchup based on the Kings struggles against opposing shooting guards.
SG – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ($5,200): Caldwell-Pope is an interesting option despite not posting at least 30 fantasy points over his last six games but he does however consistently gets at least 30 minutes a game giving us something to look forward to.
SF – Mario Hezonja ($3,700): We are sticking with another FanDuel bargain at the small forward position. That being said we suggest monitoring the NBA lineups just incase Evan Fournier is set to return to the lineup for the Orlando Magic. Hezonja has posted at least 26 minutes in back to back games while finishing with over 20 fantasy points.
SF – Kevin Durant ($10,600): Looking at the top options at the small forward position landed us with Durant. Durant has posted at least 50 fantasy points in three consecutive games. Another option here is to go with Jae Crowder to free up the cash to go with Cousins at the center position.
PF – Ed Davis ($4,500): Looking to stack a few of the top fantasy options on Wednesday Night helped us to find Davis. Davis is a shaky option any night of the week but he is a great high risk high reward option.
PF – Anthony Davis ($10,200): In the end we couldn’t pass up Davis on Wednesday Night. Now the entire lineup could rotate if Davis is a no go but at the moment we expect him to get the start on Wednesday Night. Davis gets a shot at a Houston Rockets team that is allowing the most fantasy points to opposing power forward.
C – Al Jefferson ($5,300): While we could have easily gone with Cousins or Dwight Howard as well on Wednesday Night but we liked Jefferson’s matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers. Entering this game the 76ers lead the NBA in fantasy points allowed to opposing centers on the season.