NBA DFS Top Plays for Saturday 3/18/23
Joel Embiid, vs. IND
Embiid has been dominant lately, averaging over 35 points and 10 rebounds per game over his last five games. He’s also facing a favorable matchup against a Pacers team that allows the third-most fantasy points per game to opposing centers.
Desmond Bane, vs. GSW
With Ja Morant still sidelined, Bane has been in complete control of the Grizzlies offense. He’s been putting up 40-50 DK point games regularly and has a favorable matchup against a Warriors team that allows the sixth-most fantasy points per game to opposing shooting guards.
Jimmy Butler, MIA ($8,500) at Bulls
Butler has been on an impressive tear lately, scoring 42.7 to 56.6 FD points in his last eight games. He’s facing a Bulls team that gives up the league’s second-most three-pointers per game, making him a strong play in all formats.
Fred VanVleet, TOR ($8,800) vs. Timberwolves
VanVleet has been averaging over 19 points and 9 assists per game over his last five games and has a favorable matchup against a Timberwolves team that gives up the league’s eighth-most points per game to point guards.
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Top 3 Cash Plays:
Damian Lillard ($9,300) – Lillard has been one of the most consistent fantasy producers this season, averaging 45.6 fantasy points per game. He faces a Cavaliers team that is giving up the fifth-most fantasy points to point guards this season.
Draymond Green ($7,200) – Green is coming off a triple-double in his last game and has been a consistent fantasy producer since returning from injury. He faces a Hawks team that has struggled defending power forwards this season.
Jusuf Nurkic ($6,800) – Nurkic has been playing well since returning from injury and has put up 39.5 and 43.8 fantasy points in his last two games. He faces a Cavaliers team that has been struggling to defend centers this season.
Top 3 GPP Plays:
Steph Curry ($10,000) – Curry is always a GPP play due to his ability to put up huge numbers, and he faces a Hawks team that is giving up the second-most fantasy points to point guards this season.
Chris Boucher ($5,000) – Boucher has been inconsistent this season but has shown flashes of upside, and he faces a Lakers team that has struggled defending power forwards this season.
RJ Barrett ($6,200) – Barrett has been playing well recently and faces a Wizards team that has been struggling to defend small forwards this season. He has the potential to provide good value at his price point.