3 Daily Fantasy Basketball Players to Avoid on 3/15/18

Josh Jackson has been playing well for the Suns, but he has a tough road matchup tonight against the Jazz.

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?

Will Barton, SG, Denver Nuggets

FanDuel Price: $6,000

Will Barton has fallen victim to the Denver Nuggets' stacked wing rotation, and lately he has been playing a lot less off the bench. Even though his price on FanDuel has started to decline, Barton is a landmine candidate against the Detroit Pistons.

Detroit is holding shooting guards to 0.79 FanDuel points per minute this season, and if Barton is seeing minutes down in the mid-20s tonight, his price is still too high to warrant a roll of the dice on in this big slate.

Josh Jackson, SF, Phoenix Suns

FanDuel Price: $5,600

Josh Jackson came up with 19 points and 4 steals in his last game on Tuesday against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but the Phoenix Suns face a much stiffer defense on the road tonight against the Utah Jazz.

The Jazz are limiting small forwards to just 0.74 FanDuel points per minute this season, and even though Jackson had 22 real-world points the last time he went into Utah, that was during his hot month of February. Jackson has since cooled off a bit, shooting just 38.9% from the floor in March.

Darren Collison, PG, Indiana Pacers

FanDuel Price: $4,600

Darren Collison has yet to play more than 24 minutes since his return from knee surgery. In addition to that, he has a very tough battle on tap against the Toronto Raptors.

The Raptors are holding opposing point guards to 0.86 FanDuel points per minute, which ranks fifth-best, per our numbers. Collison has some FanDuel outputs against the Raptors this season, but he needed to play at least 34 minutes in those games to do it. Until he sees a spike in minutes, he's a player to avoid, especially in a brutal matchup.

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