It was one of those strange nights in daily fantasy basketball. It really was strange when two of the best six performances of the night came from OG Anunoby and Shake Milton. Kristaps Porzingis‘ 5-block, 30-point, 13-rebound is up there with LeBron James‘ and Nikola Jokic‘ triple-doubles, and Bradley Beal‘s 34-2-8 and 5 steals in the vicinity.
Out of the six, Beal and Milton were on my list although I managed to somehow mess up another stud pick by suggesting Brandon Ingram over Zion Williamson. Lonzo Ball was the best Pelican of the night with 19-9-9 with extras while Derrick Favors had himself a double-double. That said, I picked the trio of Zion, BI and Lonzo in one of my free leagues and won by a razor thin margin.
Unfortunately, Derrick Rose went down again in under nine minutes of play but Damion Lee kind of offset that with yet another solid performance (10-6-2 with two steals and a block).
Here are my picks for March 2:
I am skeptical in picking up Kristaps Porzingis here and I’m not sure he’ll be there in the second night of a back-to-back. What I do know is that is already KP’s fourth plus 50-FP game in six outings. If he’s good to go Monday against a Bulls team that lacks any semblance of paint defense, he is as good as any pick out there.
There are actually two other power forwards that I’m looking at after KP, John Collins and Domantas Sabonis. Both are under $9,000 at DK and under $40 at Yahoo and are averaging almost 50 FP in the past five or six games. If you can squeeze a combination of these two, that’s going to be a formidable fake team, especially if you can find good values from the next tier of players.
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I’m still going to lean on Robert Covington here after a 40+ FP performance against Boston. His salary did not move much ($6,200 at DK, $28 at Yahoo). After RoCo, I am eyeing Goran Dragic, whose salary sits at $5,500 at DK and $20 at Yahoo, while averaging 18 points, 3.7 rebounds, and over five assists in the last six games.
A matchup with the Bucks could be a problem for Dragic but I think his experience at least tells us that he can handle it. In their one previous meeting this season, Dragic was a big reason why the Heat won that one as he finished with 25 points, six rebounds, eight assists, a steal, and two treys made.
It’s arguable that Dragic already fits the bill but in a seven-game slate, we can find more.
One such name is DeAndre Hunter, netting 30 FP in five out of six nights at DK. Hunter has been starting as Atlanta’s power forward in the past couple of games and did not disappoint. He’s good for 16.2 points and 7.6 rebounds over the past five while playing just under 35 minutes.
I’ve already picked out of every single position but Center and with that, I’m looking at Myles Turner ($5,200 at DK and $22 at Yahoo). Turner has been severely underrated but has quietly been averaging 10 points, 10 rebounds, and 4.6 blocks in the past three games.
If you’re not feeling Turner, then take a look at Mitchell Robinson ($5,500 at DK, $21 at Yahoo) , who’s averaging 11.8 points, 10 rebounds, and 3.4 blocks over the last five. He’ll either feast or be in foul trouble by the second quarter against the Rockets, so take extra caution.
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