NBA DFS Top Plays for Friday 3/31/23
Giddey’s last game was particularly impressive, as he recorded a career-high 31 points to go along with 10 rebounds and nine assists. His ability to run the floor and create opportunities for himself and his teammates makes him a valuable DFS pick, especially against a weak defensive team like the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers are one of the worst teams in the league at defending shooting guards, which should allow Giddey to capitalize on his skills.
Additionally, with the absence of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Giddey is likely to have an increased role in the Thunder’s offense. He has been averaging around 35 minutes per game and putting up impressive numbers, with averages of 23 points, 10.5 assists, and seven rebounds in that stretch. Despite his success, his price on FanDuel hasn’t seen a significant increase, making him an excellent value pick.
As we near the end of the season, there is always a level of uncertainty in DFS due to teams’ varying motivations. However, the Thunder seem to be putting their best foot forward, even without their star player, and are still in contention for the Western Conference play-in game. This makes Giddey a reliable choice for your lineup, with his versatility and consistent production.
While he’s struggled at times this year, Detroit has put their offense in the hands of this rookie, and it’s paid off in recent weeks. With a usage rate of over 30% in the last three weeks, Ivey has scored at least 30 fantasy points in seven of his last nine games, with a 37-point average in that span. He’s also put up impressive numbers in his last two outings, scoring 54 and 40 DraftKings points respectively.
The matchup against the Houston Rockets makes Ivey an even more attractive option. The Rockets have given up the most fantasy points to opposing guards, which should allow Ivey to capitalize on his increased role in the Pistons’ offense. In March, Ivey averaged 18.3 points, 6.9 assists, and 4.0 rebounds in 11 games, showcasing his all-around skillset. He’s been particularly effective as a facilitator, recording at least 5+ assists in nine straight games.
The Rockets’ weak defense in recent weeks also works in Ivey’s favor. In their last 10 games, Houston is in the bottom five for opponent points per game, making this a great opportunity for Ivey to rack up points and contribute to your DFS lineup. Don’t miss out on the chance to add this rising star to your roster for Friday’s slate.
With Damian Lillard, Jusuf Nurkic, Jerami Grant, and Anfernee Simons all out for the season, Sharpe has become the focal point of the Blazers’ offense. In the last five games, he’s averaging 18 shots and 39 minutes, with a 39-point average in that span.
What’s even more impressive is that Sharpe is one of the few players on the Blazers’ roster who will play in blowouts. This makes him an even more attractive pick, especially against a weak defensive team like the Sacramento Kings, who currently sit 28th in the league in total defense. In fact, in their previous matchup earlier this week, Sharpe took 27 shots in 45 minutes and recorded 30 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists.
While he’s still a rookie, Sharpe has proven himself to be a valuable asset for the Blazers under their current setup. At a price of $7,900 on DraftKings and $7,700 on FanDuel, Sharpe is still a great value pick, given his increased role in the Blazers’ offense.
Despite the team being hit hard by injuries, Porzingis has remained healthy and is having a career year. He’s been consistently scoring between 40-50 points over the last two months and has been asked to do even more with Bradley Beal and Kyle Kuzma out. In two matchups against the Orlando Magic this season, Porzingis has put up impressive numbers, scoring 49 and 60 DraftKings points respectively.
In his last five games, Porzingis has been averaging 46.78 DraftKings points, making him a great value pick compared to some of the more expensive options in this category. He also just played against the Magic four games ago and recorded 30 points, six rebounds, three assists, one steal, and two blocks, while knocking down three three-pointers. The Magic have been struggling with giving up second-chance points lately, which could benefit Porzingis and your DFS lineup.
That’s all I’ve got for today
Thank you for checking out the article, I hope I was able to provide you with some value as you begin to build your DFS lineups for today’s contests.
Be sure to hit me up in Discord if you have questions. If you would prefer to reach out to me on Twitter @CeeGeeDFS that works too