Daily Fantasy NBA News and Injury Updates - 3/18/18
There's not a whole lot to say as we head towards tipoff of the first of three games in the NBA tonight. DFSR has all you need to know before you lock those lineups.
Check out the breakdown of tonight's action position by position by our own James Davis here.
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What We Know
Kyrie Irving is out for the Celtics.
Irving will miss his third straight game with a sore knee. Also missing from the Boston backcourt tonight will be Jaylen Brown who hasn't traveled with the team on their current road trip as he works his way back from a concussion suffered a week ago, and Marcus Smart who underwent surgery on his hand Friday and will remain out for the remainder of the regular season. This leaves Boston extremely thin, with Terry Rozier likely continuing to start for Irving, and Jayson Tatum shifting to the two. With his price elevated in the short term and other more appealing options in the same range, Rozier can be considered in cash, but is better reserved for tournaments.
Every Lineup Guys
Clint Capela FD - $7900 DK - $6400
Opponent - MIN
Proj Pts FD - 44.45 DK - 44.51
On such a short microslate as we have tonight, no player can really be considered a "must have", but there is one player who stands out as appearing in the top 25 lineups our NBA projection system is putting out on both FanDuel and DraftKings, and that's Clint Capela. I love the thought of Capela on DraftKings sporting a sub $7K price tag, where he has paid 5X PPD or better in three of his last five contests, and averaged 25-35 minutes per game in that span. While the near $8K price on FanDuel isn't quite as appealing, I can see why the system leans heavily in his favor tonight with the lack of multiposition eligibility and the uninspiring options left at the position. KAT and Jordan are too expensive to trust. Going up against Towns, you have to suspect the Rockets will be forced to rely heavily on Capela and keep him out there as much as possible tonight creating plenty of opportunity to hit value across the industry. On FD, you can consider one of the other guys at the position in GPP's if you like, but on DK, I'll have Capela locked in everywhere.
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- Kyrie Irving: (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)