3 NBA FanDuel Studs to Target on 3/15/19

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James Harden, SG, Houston Rockets

Price: $12,500

This slate's got a healthy number of high-priced options, but paying right up to the top is still worth it as James Harden draws a great matchup against the Phoenix Suns.

He's still showing a combination of an elite floor and elite upside with Chris Paul back in action, and his last 15 games include two with at least 70 FanDuel points (include Harden's season-high mark of 92.4). We've seen him drop at least 52 FanDuel points in six of his last eight, averaging 56.1 per game in that stretch.

The blowout potential (Houston is favored by 13) creates some obvious risk, but the Rockets haven't been overly conservative with Harden in blowouts. In the five games decided by at least 13 points since February 1, he's averaging 62.4 FanDuel points in 35.2 minutes per game -- with Paul active for four of those contests.

The Suns rank only 29th in defensive rating while playing at the league's 11th-fastest pace this season, and since the All-Star break they've picked that pace up to 8th.

Harden has plenty of value -- even if this game does get out of hand -- and his ceiling becomes especially exciting if the Suns can keep it close at all.