Sunday’s Resourceful Plays from RosterResource.com
Kawhi Leonard – After three-straight sub-par fantasy performances, Kawhi came back with an expected effort of nearly 40 fantasy points against Boston on Friday night. This is one Spur we’ll consider rostering.
Al Horford – The ATL C is just 6.3k at DK opposed to 7.6k at FanDuel so he still has to be considered. He has not produced very well on the Hawks last road trip, but met projection in his last outing against OKC with 10 points and 11 rebounds. We look for him to bounce back today at home vs the Spurs.
Goran Dragic – Goran’s production has been terrific over the last four games, surpassing all projections, while averaging nearly 20 points, five rebounds and over seven assists. This game between the Heat and the Thunder has the highest total on the card at 212.
Dion Waiters – Dion ramped up his game for a near-40-point fantasy performance on Friday at home against ATL, scoring 26 points. He had been a money burner for nearly three weeks, but is currently on a nice three-game run, which coincides with the depleted Thunder corps.
Steven Adams – Adams can be used to move up at other positions if Westbrook is your feature tab. Adams is already seeing plenty of playing time with the OKC bigs in disarray with injuries currently. If Enes Kanter is out again, Adams is a must plug-and-play. He is such a better value at FD, however, as he is listed at the same price at both major sites.
Enes Kanter – He is 6.7k on FD and is still a recommendation if he plays despite suffering from an ankle injury. OKC is in such need up front, that if he can go, extended participation my be necessary. Over the last four games, he has averaged 38.4 FP for a strong profit.
Mitch McGary – McGary has been a hit-or-miss value target several times over the last month, but the Thunder now have no choice but to play McGary and Adams now that Nick Collison is also out for OKC for 7-to-10 days. McGary is up to 4.4k on DK, but if Russell is your man, this will help you off-set the price.
Alexey Shved – No doubt Schved has been a money maker over the last 15 games as one of the biggest per-dollar producers in NBA DFS. If Kyle Lowry is still out, we like Shved against TOR, which has had some difficulty against opposing backcourts. His salary is up over 3k in two weeks, but he has met every expectation on the way up.
DeMar DeRozan – If Lowry is out again, bank on DeRozan. With 37 in each of DeMar’s last two games, he is more expensive at DK, but surely a strong cash game option at both sites. There is blowout risk involved.
Reggie Jackson – We can consider to keep riding the Reggie train, especially if Greg Monroe is still out. Reggie is averaging 44.2 FP, nearly 6x on salary, while Monroe has been out of the Pistons’ lineup. Jax throws in a clunker now and then, but otherwise, he has easily been a profitable play over the last month despite the 3k rise in salary over that time since being traded.
Andre Drummond – Drum is facing a BOS team ranked 25th against centers defensively. He could easily get close to 40 fantasy points in this matchup, but has shown a penchant for inconsistency this month with the Pistons’ revolving lineups.
Jae Crowder – With teammate Marcus Smart out against DET serving a one-game suspension, we like The Celtics’ Crowder to reach at least 20 fantasy points on FanDuel at 5.2k. DET is 24th against SFs and the Pistons are on the end of a back-to-back.
Kelly Olynyk – On FanDuel, the Boston C is only 4.2k, although he had a horrible game last time out with seven FP and no boards. DET ranks dead last against opposing centers, so if you want to save money somewhere, this could be it. Olynyk had over 30 fantasy points at OKC two games back.
Kenneth Faried – Faried has been hot lately and it looks like he will be going up against Channing Frye, so we think he should have his way on the boards. Faried has been ultra profitable in March, making or well-exceeding projection in all but one contest in March. He has scored 32 or more FPs in the last six games and is still a good value at 7.2k at FanDuel.
Channing Frye – Another value play if you want to roster Westbrook with DEN dead last against PFs. Frye should get the start if Orlando remains depleted, as four Orlando players were still listed as questionable overnight.
Nikola Vucevic – The Orlando C is 8.1k at FanDuel, but going up against DEN looks like a good matchup that should result in at least 35 fantasy points. He has missed some projections of late, but it was earlier off of his ankle injury. He picked up 34 FPs on 22 points against POR on Friday night.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist – MIN is very weak defensively, and while MKG has produced lackluster numbers in the fantasy department, this looks to be the spot for him to likely meet, and possibly exceed, expectations.
Al Jefferson – Big Al’s salary is down to 7.9k at FD. He has been a pretty big disappointment over the last five games and has had a slight knee injury, but against MIN, we expect Jefferson to get some needed confidence and fantasy points. Jefferson has to be in the lineup at DK, where he is a very strong value play at just 6.7k. He should have a good time of it against Giorgi Dieng.
Eric Bledsoe – Over the last three games, the Suns’ guard is averaging 43.3 fantasy points, including a big 34-point outing last night in a win at HOU for nearly 55 FP overall. Some exposure in this game is suggested with the total at 205, so we’ll look to take Eric, who has disappointed this month, but has turned in very strong production in two of the last three games.
Tarik Black – Tarik will be our sneaky play on Sunday, as had he 32 FP in last game (13 points and 10 rebounds) and comes in for just 3.8k on DK and 4k at FD. PHL is ranked 26th against PFs and he will likely play 30 minutes again after getting 29 last game. Black is averaging 22 fantasy points over his last six games. If you want Russell as your star, you probably need a guy like Black.
Jordan Hill – Hill is going up against the 29th defense against Centers in Philadelphia. Hill usually meets or falls short of 20-plus fantasy-point projections, but he scored – and rebounded – wildly at Golden State last week with nearly 42 FPs.