NBA DFS Top Plays for Tuesday 3/21/23
Domantas Sabonis is a player to watch out for in Tuesday’s NBA DFS lineup, despite facing off against a tough Celtics defense. Sabonis is the highest-priced player on both DraftKings and FanDuel tonight. He has recorded two triple-doubles in his last four games, and narrowly missed out on two more, including posting 21 rebounds in one game. He is currently leading the league in double-doubles and ranks second in triple-doubles this season.
Despite the Celtics’ solid defense, I expect Sabonis to perform well. In the last eight games, he has scored over 50 DKFP in six of them and has reached over 60 in four of them. The Celtics have a strong defensive rating, but the game is likely to be an up-and-down affair, giving Sabonis ample opportunity to showcase his well-rounded game and produce a great fantasy score tonight.
Trae Young is another top pick for Tuesday’s NBA DFS slate, despite coming off his worst game of the season on Sunday. In the 15 games prior to that, Young had scored at least 45 DraftKings points in 14 of them, with 12 of those being at least 52 fantasy points. Although he had a disappointing game, his previous form suggests he is likely to bounce back against the Detroit Pistons.
The Pistons have struggled defensively, ranking 28th in defensive efficiency and 29th in points allowed. Additionally, Young has scored at least 50 DK points in all three meetings vs the Pistons this season.
Jayson Tatum is a top pick for Tuesday’s NBA DFS slate due to his consistent form this season. He has recorded at least 35 DraftKings points in 65 of his 67 games this year, averaging 53 fantasy points per game. With such consistency, Tatum is a solid option at any salary, especially in a matchup against the Kings. The Kings rank 28th in points allowed and have a 27th OPRK against opposing power forwards. Tatum has scored at least 47 DK points in three straight meetings vs Sacramento.
Moreover, Tatum has a favorable matchup against the Kings, who rank 27th against SFs and lack strong wing defense. With Kevin Huerter out of the game, the Kings’ defense could be even weaker against Tatum. Although Tatum had a quieter outing in his most recent game, he has the potential to deliver a big fantasy performance.
Brandon Ingram is another top pick for Tuesday’s NBA DFS slate, as he has been performing exceptionally well in Zion Williamson’s absence. With a 32 percent usage rate when Zion is off the floor, Ingram has been averaging 40 fantasy points per game, making him a solid pick against the Spurs. The Spurs are last in both points allowed and defensive efficiency and give up the most fantasy points to opposing forwards.
Additionally, the Pelicans need to push for playoff hope, giving Ingram an even greater opportunity to perform. He is coming off two games where he took 20 and 24 shots, scoring 26 and 30 points, respectively, against the Rockets. The Spurs rank dead last in defensive efficiency and run the fifth-fastest pace, making them an ideal team to stack on this slate.