3 Daily Fantasy Basketball Players to Avoid on 3/7/18
In daily fantasy basketball, finding players you want to roster is a lot easier than finding players to avoid.
You can find a ton of great information and research on guys you might want to include in your DFS NBA lineups, but what about guys you may want to lessen your exposure to, or even fade altogether?
Avoiding players whose matchups or situations aren't as great as they seem can often be just as important as finding the best targets. After all, it takes only one player to sink a lineup. Searching for the landmines could mean the difference between winning and losing your contests. Which players should we avoid tonight?
David Nwaba, SF, Memphis Grizzlies
FanDuel Price: $5,800
David Nwaba has seen his price jump recently as the Chicago Bulls are going into tank mode and resting some of their veterans. However, that may not continue as much because the Bulls were just warned about resting healthy veterans.
They could ignore the league's request and take their fines, but if they don't, it could mean Nwaba sees fewer minutes and Justin Holiday starts getting playing time again. On top of that, the Memphis Grizzlies are limiting small forwards to just 0.79 FanDuel points per minute, so Nwaba would come with some risk at this price anyways.
Trevor Ariza, SF, Houston Rockets
FanDuel Price: $5,200
The Bucks are limiting small forwards to just 0.78 FanDuel points per minute, which ranks sixth-best in the league according to our DvP Matchup Chart. If the Bucks bring their top-performing defense at home, Ariza could see his production dip.
Reggie Bullock, SF, Detroit Pistons
FanDuel Price: $4,700
However, the Raptors and rookie OG Anunoby have been very good at defending small forwards, potentially making Bullock a large landmine. Anunoby is holding players he defends to just 43.9% shooting from the floor, and Toronto as a whole is limiting small forwards to just 0.78 FanDuel points per minute.
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