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Tyrese Haliburton FD - $10200 DK - $9800
Opponent - HOU
Proj Pts FD - 49.01 DK - 51.63
While the Pacers are probably not going to make the play-in for the tournament, there is a glimmer of hope and his name is Haliburton. In all seriousness, he has come out of the gates red-hot in the second half averaging a double-double on 27.6 points and 12.2 assists and has provided an average of over 55 fantasy points a game. Tonight he faces a Rockets team that has lost five of seven since the break, ranks 29th in defensive efficiency and dead last in fantasy points to the guard position. Fire up Haliburton as a core play in all formats.
Jalen Green FD - $6800 DK - $6400
Opponent - IND
Proj Pts FD - 31.77 DK - 35.24
There are a ton of good matchups on this slate but it will be hard to not get as much exposure as possible to this Rockets/Pacers game with a 235.5 total with both teams ranking outside the Top 25 in defence. The Rockets will be without Kevin Porter tonight and that only elevates how consistent Jalen Green has been over the last month. That is tough to say for a shooting-dependent guard but it's true and even despite two complete duds is still averaging 33 fantasy points over his last 10 games. That is a solid floor at these prices and he should provide some upside here as well as he sees about a 3-4% bump in usage with Porter off the floor and goes from a 1.01 DK points per minute player to a 1.09 per minute player. Fire up Green in all formats.
Mikal Bridges FD - $9000 DK - $8500
Opponent - MIL
Proj Pts FD - 38.78 DK - 40.68
The Nets have started to roll and have created a three-game buffer on Miami for the final playoff spot(non-play-in spot) and newly acquired Mikal Bridges has played a huge role in that success. He has especially seen an increased role over the last three games where he has taken 20+ shots, dropped 30+ points, and averaged 51.7 DraftKings points. He will now make his first start with the Nets with Spencer Dinwiddie out and despite a tougher matchup against the Bucks, should continue to see an increase in usage providing us with a high fantasy floor. I will have exposure in all formats.
Kelly Oubre Jr. FD - $8000 DK - $7500
Opponent - DET
Proj Pts FD - 38.41 DK - 40.27
Oubre has been terrific since re-joining the Hornets' starting lineup in March and it starts with the floor time as he has played at least 35 minutes in those four games. More importantly for us playing fantasy, he is also getting the volume with that playing time averaging 18.8 shots and has turned that into 24.8 points a game. Add in his work on the boards(7.8 per game) and he has provided just shy of 40 fantasy points per game and now he gets a matchup against the 28th-ranked Pistons defence. Lock and load in all formats.
Draymond Green FD - $7400 DK - $6300
Opponent - MEM
Proj Pts FD - 29.55 DK - 31.22
This is a DraftKings-only play for me tonight as the FanDuel price has reached a dangerous level for someone with somewhat limited upside. I do, however, like the consistent floor he has provided since the break and it comes down to a very balanced attack as he has averaged 9.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 6.2 assists during that stretch(6 games) for right around 30 fantasy points per game. While the matchup doesn't look grat against the Grizzlies who rank #1 in defensive efficiency, keep in mind they rank 25th inf fantasy points given up to both forward and centers. I love Green for cash games tonight.
Day'Ron Sharpe FD - $4400 DK - $3000
Opponent - MIL
Proj Pts FD - 25.78 DK - 27.03
The Nets definitely don't have a good matchup but being very short-handed creates a ton of value that we are likely going to want to tap into tonight. With Nic Claxton already ruled out, we are likely going to see Sharpe get a start and while he is very volatile, he is min price on DraftKings and has been productive on a fantasy points per-minute basis when given the opportunity. He played 28 minutes in his last start(Feb 9) and finished with eight points, 12 rebounds, and 26 fantasy points. I would honestly take 20 fantasy points from him on DraftKings which is the reason why I am somewhat ignoring the tough matchup and will load up on Sharpe if he starts.