NBA DFS Top Value Plays for Friday 3/31/23
The Hornets have been rotating their three centers lately, and Williams is expected to get the start this time around. This could be a big opportunity for the 24-year-old to showcase his skills, especially considering his recent form. Over his last 14 games, Williams has averaged 29 DK points per game across 25 minutes of action. He has also put up at least 33 fantasy points in seven of those games.
In his last game against the Bulls, Williams was impressive despite playing just 17 minutes. He recorded 29 DK points, indicating his potential to rack up points quickly. With the Hornets confirming that Williams will be starting, he could be in line for a heavy workload and a chance to continue his productive run.
In his most recent outing against the Dallas Mavericks, Williams played 32 minutes and posted a double-double with 15 points and 16 rebounds. Given his price on both DFS platforms, Williams could be a solid value play for those looking to fill out their lineups with a quality center.
Portland’s strategy seems to be focused on developing their younger players, as evidenced by their recent games. Nassir Little and Kevin Knox both received the starting nod in the last game, with each playing a staggering 40 and 39 minutes, respectively. They were also quite aggressive, with Little taking 17 shots and Knox taking 16.
Knox had a solid performance, recording a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Little, on the other hand, struggled with just 10 points and two rebounds in his 40 minutes of action. However, given the amount of playing time he received, it’s likely he will have more opportunities to produce on Friday.
Portland’s injury woes have forced them to rely heavily on their remaining players, which could lead to another high workload for both Little and Knox. With Damian Lillard, Jerami Grant, Jusuf Nurkic, and Anfernee Simons all ruled out, the Blazers are short-handed and have a limited rotation.
Considering the current state of the Blazers’ roster, it’s highly likely that Knox will see at least 30 minutes of action on Friday. Little, despite his struggles in the previous game, could also be a viable option given his playing time and potential for shooting improvement. Both players could be solid value picks for DFS players looking for a budget-friendly way to fill out their lineups.
Jalen Smith of the Indiana Pacers could be a solid value play on Friday’s NBA slate, priced at $5,400 on FanDuel and $5,300 on DraftKings. With Myles Turner questionable to play, Smith could see a boost in minutes and potentially even start.
In his last three games, Smith has played 20 or more minutes, indicating he’s becoming a more integral part of the rotation. Although he didn’t start in the previous game, Smith played better than Isaiah Jackson, who got the nod instead. In just 19 minutes of action, Smith contributed 17 points, six rebounds, and four assists, going 8-for-15 from the field.
If Turner is ultimately ruled out, Smith could see a significant bump in playing time and become a highly productive option in the frontcourt. He’s a cost-effective choice for DFS players looking for a cheaper option in the F/C range.
Friday’s NBA slate is rife with uncertainty, including the status of Kawhi Leonard, who missed the Clippers’ last game against the Memphis Grizzlies. If Leonard is out again, it could lead to a significant increase in usage for the team’s secondary and tertiary options, including Norman Powell, who is priced at just $4,800.
Powell’s low price tag makes him an appealing option for DFS players, as he could potentially provide significant value if Leonard sits out or if Powell’s usage continues to increase. As Powell gets back into the flow of things, his salary could quickly rise, making now an excellent opportunity to add him to your lineup before he becomes too expensive.
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