The NBA season wraps up tonight giving FanDuel owners one last chance to cash in during the regular season. In all 14 NBA games take place tonight giving you 28 teams to build a money winning lineup. Before you jump to building that lineup consider all the possibilities.
For example, the Washington Wizards have locked up their playoff spot and will be coming off a double overtime loss to the Indiana Pacers. While John Wall and Bradley Beal each logged solid minutes last night.. We expect head coach Randy Wittman to give them a breather tonight so look for them to be out of the lineup. That being said you could find a FanDuel bargain in this matchup such as an Otto Porter.
Along with avoiding potential players that may be rested we also have four teams fighting for the final two spots. In the Eastern Conference the Indiana Pacers need a win to lock up the last spot while the Brooklyn Nets sit a game back. Over in the Eastern Conference the Oklahoma City Thunder trail the New Orleans Pelicans by one game.
The Pelicans take on a San Antonio Spurs team that could decide to rest their playoff as we have seen Greg Popovich do in the past making Anthony Davis an excellent play. For the Thunder, Russell Westbrook will look too continue his fantasy dominance tonight to ensure his team in place for a playoff trip if the Pelicans lose to the Spurs. Other great fantasy plays include Deron Williams for the Nets and Paul George for the Pacers.
Here is our final regular season Fanduel NBA Lineup for Wednesday April 15th.
PG – Russell Westbrook ($12,600): Westbrook is one of the safer fantasy plays tonight as the Thunder continue to fight for a playoff spot. That made it easy for us to build our lineup around the top fantasy scorer in the NBA.
PG – Shelvin Mack ($3,800): Looking for a bargain Mack might be the exact solution you are looking for tonight. The Hawks locked up the top spot in the Eastern Conference so expect the team to go with more a reserve lineup tonight. Mack finished with 30.8 fantasy points just two games ago.
SG – O.J. Mayo ($4,600): The Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard has posted back to back 23 plus fantasy performances. On a night when a bunch of the top options will get the night off, Mayo should give you some solid return for his value.
SG – Joe Johnson ($5,600): Johnson is much like Westbrook tonight as the Nets still have a small chance of landing that eighth and final spot in the Eastern Conference. Look for Johnson as well as Deron Williams to step up tonight.
SF – Otto Porter ($3,900): Like Mack in Atlanta, we expect Porter to an increase in minutes tonight in a lineup that could be without John Wall or Bradley Beal. The two Wizards stars played a ton of minutes in the teams double overtime loss last night.
SF – C.J. Miles ($5,100): While our gut is saying to use Paul George as the team will need a big time performance from him to lock up the final playoff spot. His limited minutes opens up a chance for Miles to put up some solid fantasy numbers. Miles has had three straight fantasy performances with over 31 fantasy points.
PF – Jason Thompson ($5,000): With DeMarcus Cousins out of the lineup Thompson has had his chance to see some decent playing time. Thompson and the Sacramento Kings will be taking on a Los Angeles Lakers team that might just let some of their equipment managers play to lock up another loss.
PF – Anthony Davis ($11,800): When this scenario played out that the Pelicans and Thunder both need a win it opened up the chance to pair the two tonight for fantasy. While it is an expensive play look for both players to do everything in their power to lead their team to victory. Davis has put together back-to-back games with over 46 fantasy points.
C – Enes Kanter ($7,400): Kanter has had an up and down past couple games for his fantasy owners. Last game Overall, the Thunder center has posted six games with at least 30 fantasy points in his last ten contests.
Recommendation for tonight: Check the daily lineups as close to tipoff as possible to make sure these players are in the lineup. Also take a look around the NBA to see what other superstars might be out of the lineup. You might be able to land another great play based off of the move.