3 NBA FanDuel Studs to Target on 3/20/19
Russell Westbrook, PG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Russell Westbrook really struggled against the Golden State Warriors in his last game, and his 12.5% shooting from the field played a big role in that game being a blowout, which led to a reduced workload.
One bad game in a tough matchup shouldn't sour you on his value moving forward, though, and that game is just a small blip on the radar. Westbrook was coming off back-to-back games with 65-plus FanDuel points before that one and had only fallen below 50 in one of his previous six, averaging 56.7 per game in that stretch.
His non-blowout workload has also been excellent, as he averaged 37.0 minutes per game in those six contests before playing just under 32 in Saturday's loss.
Westbrook sat out Monday as he served a suspension for accumulating too many technical fouls, but he will be a full-go tonight, and with the Oklahoma City Thunder favored by 5 against the Toronto Raptors, that return should come with a full workload.
The Raps make for a tough matchup, playing strong defense with a middling pace, but with the potential to play minutes into the high-30s while the Thunder fight for playoff seeding, Westbrook still offers massive upside relative to his price tag.