NBA DFS Top Plays for Saturday 3/25/23
The Clippers have already secured their playoff position, but they still have something to play for in terms of home-court advantage in the first round. Leonard will undoubtedly be looking to lead his team into the postseason and secure that advantage. He has been in excellent form, scoring over 50 DraftKings fantasy points (DKFP) in five of his last seven games, with the Clippers winning six of those contests. In his last outing, he was particularly impressive, making 13 of his 15 field goal attempts for 32 points, while also contributing six rebounds, six assists, and four steals, resulting in nearly 60 fantasy points.
With Paul George out, Leonard has been consistent since the All-Star break, shooting an impressive 57% on 18 shots per game, while averaging just over 48 fantasy points. He has the ability to contribute in all categories, making him an attractive option for DFS players in all formats. Despite a tough matchup against the Pelicans, Leonard’s slowly rising price and his potential to fill up the stat sheet make him a top fantasy play.
Sabonis has been dominant since the All-Star break, shooting over 60% from the field and nearly averaging a triple-double with 20.4 points, 13.1 rebounds, and 8.6 assists per game. He has been consistently delivering over 54 fantasy points a game, making him an attractive option in all formats.
The Kings’ center faces off against the Utah Jazz, who rank 26th in defensive efficiency, presenting a great opportunity for Sabonis to shine. With the Jazz giving up the league’s eighth-most points and ninth-most rebounds per game to centers, Sabonis should have plenty of opportunities to rack up points and rebounds. In fact, he already had success against the Jazz earlier this season, tallying 42.5 DraftKings (DK) points.
With James Harden unlikely to play, Embiid’s usage rate and assist rate are expected to rise significantly. Without Harden on the court, Embiid has a 39.9% usage rate and a 31% assist rate, making him a great pick for DFS players. Although Embiid played 38 minutes in last night’s game against the Golden State Warriors and is on “maintenance” watch, all indications suggest that he will be playing tonight.
While he does come with a hefty price tag of $11,500 on DraftKings and $12,000 on FanDuel, he is worth the extra cost over some of the other top studs on this five-game slate.
Bridges faces off against the Miami Heat, who rank eighth in defensive rating and play at the third-slowest pace in the league. They also allow the fourth-least fantasy points per game to opposing teams. As a result, the Nets have the lowest implied total on the slate, meaning that they may not be popular picks among DFS players. However, Bridges has shown that he can deliver against tough defenses. In fact, he put up an impressive 71 DraftKings (DK) points in one of his best games of the season against the Heat back on February 15th. In that game, he scored 45 points, grabbed eight rebounds, dished out five assists, and recorded two blocks and two steals.
If the Heat have a weakness defensively, it’s guarding opposing small forwards. They have allowed the seventh-most fantasy points per game to the position this season. This bodes well for Bridges, who looks like a great pick tonight, especially if he is projected to be an unpopular play. Embracing volatility is a crucial part of DFS, and trusting the process by getting to a player like Bridges against a vaunted defense like the Heat’s can pay off in a big way. With a price of $7,100 on DraftKings and $7,800 on FanDuel, Bridges is a solid pick for your DFS lineup tonight.
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