Basketball Picks Daily Fantasy Expert Advice

Doug Norrie

Daily Fantasy DraftKings and FanDuel NBA Picks - Tuesday, March 14, 2023

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Point Guard/ Shooting Guard

Bradley BealBradley Beal FD - $9000 DK - $8200
Opponent - DET
Proj Pts FD - 43.46 DK - 46.09

The Wizards have one of the best matchups out there on Tuesday, facing off against the lowly Pistons who have the third-worst defensive efficiency in the league and play an above-average pace. Washington is still in the hunt for the play-in game and have been consolidating their rotations some in the short-term, running the starters considerable minutes. In closer games, Beal has been playing 37+ and 24 or more points in five of his last six games. Even with Kristaps Porzingis and Kyle Kuzma healthy, there’s been more than enough usage to go around and Beal’s DraftKings price is a fantastic value.

Killian HayesKillian Hayes FD - $7000 DK - $6200
Opponent - WAS
Proj Pts FD - 39.06 DK - 41.85

The Pistons pulled off a somewhat surprising win over the short-handed Pacers on Monday night and are in a spot to play spoiler once again on Tuesday when they face the Wizards. Hayes has been solid from a fantasy perspective in the short-tier with Jaden Ivey out of the mix and that could continue here in this one. He had 10 points and 11 assists on Monday and that was following a 17 point, 13 assist game on Saturday against that same Indiana team. The price hasn’t fully corrected for his new opportunity with the Pistons backcourt so thin and I think we can still play him in cash.

Immanuel QuickleyImmanuel Quickley FD - $6900 DK - $7100
Opponent - POR
Proj Pts FD - 36.04 DK - 38.97

Jalen Brunson is doubtful for this game so we should get Immanuel Quickley in the starting role once again. He only played 31 minutes last game when the Knicks took on the Lakers, which is a bit of a concern, but the usage should still be there in a good matchup against the Blazers. Quickly can fill it up from a scoring perspective but the shots need to be there. He’s a bit reliant, from a fantasy perspective, on putting the ball in the basket which does make him a bit risky at these price points. But this is a good matchup and the Knicks have a higher implied total.

Small Forward

RJ BarrettRJ Barrett FD - $7200 DK - $7000
Opponent - POR
Proj Pts FD - 35.92 DK - 39.71

One of the big fantasy winners of Jalen Brunson being out for the Knicks is the usage bump RJ Barrett sees with the former off the court. Over the last four games that Brunson has been out from the start, Barrett is averaging 24 shots per game and 28 points in that stretch. He’s also been able to get after it on the glass as well. Barrett’s price doesn’t fully reflect this increase in usage rate and the Knicks are facing a Portland Trailblazers team that is ranked 27th in defensive efficiency. If New York continues to concentrate minutes around Barrett and Randle then both offer high-floor options.

Josh OkogieJosh Okogie FD - $5100 DK - $5200
Opponent - MIL
Proj Pts FD - 29.76 DK - 31.46

Torrey CraigTorrey Craig FD - $4700 DK - $3800
Opponent - MIL
Proj Pts FD - 22.81 DK - 23.8

The Suns are still down Kevin Durant and lost some depth at the trade deadline bringing him. That’s meant more minutes for guys like Josh Okogie and Torrey Craig, both of whom are in the starting lineup right now for Phoenix. Combine this with the team playing on a back-to-back and there be at least some questions about minutes’ load for guys like Devin Booker and Chris Paul. There is a chance we see more run for the secondary players in this situation, and both of these guys are coming at lower price points.

Power Forward/ Center

Evan MobleyEvan Mobley FD - $8200 DK - $8100
Opponent - CHA
Proj Pts FD - 42.72 DK - 44.37

Jarrett Allen remains out for the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday meaning we should get more Evan Mobley minutes. He sees his rebounding rate climb with Allen off the court and 37 or more minutes in regulation in three of the last six games. Over that stretch, Mobley is averaging a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds, and has also thrown in 2.4 blocks+steals as well. His price has climbed but not to the right levels considering the Cavs’ center is out and Cleveland is still very much vying for playoff seeding at this point.

Kristaps PorzingisKristaps Porzingis FD - $9000 DK - $8700
Opponent - DET
Proj Pts FD - 47.08 DK - 49.13

It’s certainly been a bit hit of miss for Kristaps Porzingis over the short-term with a blowout in Philly running him off minutes and production in his last game. But there is true upside for this guy in the right situation and the Pistons are one of the best matchups around. Stacking a few Washington higher-usage guys could make sense in cash games because of the nature of the game. And the Wiz have mostly sustained multiple scoring options in their lineups with Beal, Staps, and Kuzma. I like the DraftKings price significantly more here.

Nick RichardsNick Richards FD - $6200 DK - $5000
Opponent - CLE
Proj Pts FD - 30.54 DK - 31.86M

Mark Williams remains out for the Hornets and that’s mean plenty of opportunity for Nick Richards who has started the last two games and filled in starter-level minutes over the last three. In that stretch, he’s averaging 12 points and 10 rebounds while piling up 10 total blocks in that stretch. He’s a high upside fantasy play and at these prices, especially on DraftKings, there’s really not much debate about whether he’s a fantasy play.




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