3 Daily Fantasy Basketball Players to Avoid on 3/12/18

Playing on no rest, Trevor Ariza has a tough assignment tonight against the San Antonio Spurs. Which other NBA players should you avoid for Monday's DFS contests?

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?

Trevor Ariza, SF, Houston Rockets

FanDuel Price: $5,300

Trevor Ariza is coming off a 1-for-10 shooting performance on Sunday, and now the Houston Rockets have to play on no rest against the San Antonio Spurs Monday. That could really hurt Ariza's chances of putting up a strong performance despite playing at home.

The Spurs have been solid against small forwards, holding them to 0.79 FanDuel points per minute, even without having Kawhi Leonard for most of the season. Ariza shot just 4-for-14 in his lone game against the Spurs earlier this year. Coming off a back-to-back, his fantasy appeal is limited.

Dillon Brooks, SF, Memphis Grizzlies

FanDuel Price: $5,200

Dillon Brooks has been one of the lone bright sides of a very disappointing season for the Memphis Grizzlies. However, the rookie has a tough assignment on both ends of the court against the Milwaukee Bucks tonight.

The Bucks are holding small forwards to just 0.77 FanDuel points per game according to our DvP Matchup Chart, and there is a chance Brooks matches up with Giannis Antetokounmpo on occasion. Antetokounkpo is holding players he defends to just 41.9% shooting this season, which makes Brooks a tough player to target.

Al-Farouq Aminu, PF, Portland Trail Blazers

FanDuel Price: $4,300

With Hassan Whiteside already ruled out for the Miami Heat, they will be forced to shuffle around their frontcourt rotation a bit. That may be bad news for Al-Farouq Aminu, who will likely have to see more of James Johnson on both ends of the court.

Johnson has been solid defensively this season, holding players he defends to a 46.3% shooting clip while also limiting them to 53.4% shooting inside of 10 feet. That has helped the Heat hold power forwards to 0.85 FanDuel points per minute, which is the third-best mark on our DvP Matchup Chart.

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