DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Helper: Wednesday 3/4/20
With eight games to choose from on tonight's NBA slate, let's take a look at how to utilize the DFS possibilities.
Here are some of the top plays on DraftKings. As always, good luck.
Coby White ($6,200) -- White has been on fire for the Chicago Bulls as he and Zach LaVine have led the Bulls in scoring the past five games. White has averaged 28.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 3 assists for 35.5 fantasy points in his last five games. He's become more of a focal point in the offense as his usage rate has increased to 30.48% from his season average of 23.88%. White has shot over 40% from the field, 33% or better from three, and had one miss or less in five-straight games for the Bulls. White has averaged five made three-pointers per game in that stretch and averaging 1.32 fantasy points per minute. numberFire's model projects the rookie to record 21.2 fantasy points tonight versus Minnesota.
Collin Sexton ($6,600) -- Sexton has scored 30 points or more in two of his last three games including his previous versus Utah. He exploded for 50.25 fantasy points and posted his seventh fantasy game of 30 or more points in his last 10. He's scored 20 or more points in 11 of his last 15 games, and in three games versus Boston, he's averaged 16.7 points, 3 rebounds, and 2.7 assists. Sexton is averaging 0.96 fantasy points per minute in his last 10 games, and he gets the Celtics on the second night of a back-to-back.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ($7,400) -- The Oklahoma City Thunder are playing another back-to-back, this time against the Detroit Pistons. Off no rest, Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 19.2 points, 6 rebounds, and 3.2 assists in nine games. The Pistons rank 17th in fantasy points per game allowed to point guards (47.52), and he recorded 21 points, 2 rebounds, and 1 assist in the only meeting with Detroit this season. He has two double-doubles in his past four outings, and he's recorded 17 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 3.6 assists in his last five games overall. numberFire's model projects him to record 33.6 fantasy points on no rest.
Donovan Mitchell ($8,100) -- Mitchell has been on a tear for the Jazz as he's averaged 45.75 fantasy points per game in his last five outings. He's scored 30 or more points in four of his last five games, and he's recorded at least eight combined rebounds and assists in five-straight. The Jazz will be Madison Square Garden after New York Knicks defeated the Houston Rockets on Monday. The Knicks rank 19th versus shooting guards allowing 41.80 fantasy points per game. Mitchell recorded 31.8 fantasy points in the first meeting with New York but only played 25.2 minutes. Mitchell is averaging 1.31 fantasy points per minute over his last five games, and will certainly have the scoring factor going for him tonight.
Khris Middleton ($7,200) -- Middleton make his return to the Milwaukee Bucks rotation and shot a poor 4 for 16 (25%) from the field for 12 points and 7 rebounds. Prior to his neck stiffness, Middleton averaged 28.7 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 3.2 assists for 45.25 fantasy points in four games. Middleton is averaging 1.25 fantasy points per minute over his last five games, and in two games versus the Indiana Pacers, Middleton is averaging 14 points, 5 assists, and 4 rebounds per game. His usage rate is at 28.29%, and the Bucks will need another player outside of Giannis Antetokounmpo to contribute to beat divisional opponent Indiana.
Kevin Love ($7,700) -- Love missed some time in February, but put together an all-around month for the Cavs. He recorded 16.2 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 4.2 assists in nine games. He opened up March with 22 points and 9 rebounds versus the Utah Jazz knocking down 6 of 11 three-point attempts (54.5%). Cleveland takes on a fatigued Celtics squad that ranks 10th versus power forwards allowing 46.70 fantasy points per game, and 17th in rebounds per game (11.22). Love has averaged 1.16 fantasy points per minute over his last five games and has averaged 18 points and 8.7 rebounds in three games versus Boston this season.
Carmelo Anthony ($5,700) -- Melo has nine-straight games of 20 fantasy points or more, and two of 30 or more during that stretch. In his only meeting versus the Washington Wizards, he recorded 30 fantasy points on 16 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 assists. Anthony is averaging 0.84 fantasy points per minute, and the Wizards are ranked 14th against power forwards allowing 47.48 fantasy points per game. The Wizards are allowing 121.6 points per game in their last five games (28th), so the Blazers big three tonight could all see scoring increases to their averages. He's scored at least 12 points in five of six games and grabbed at least six boards in three-straight games.
Wendell Carter Jr. ($5,500) -- Carter Jr. is back for the Bulls as he suited up for two games over the weekend playing 18 and 23 minutes his home and road debuts. Although he's played limited minutes, this is a matchup where they might let him knock the rust off. He's averaged 6.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in his two games back, and Minnesota is allowing 128 points per game in their last five games making this an ideal game for extended minutes. Minnesota ranks 24th to centers allowing 56.28 fantasy points per game to opposing centers, and on the season, Carter is averaging 28.7 fantasy points per game. Watch out for his first double-double since January 4th, even if he plays 25 minutes.
Hassan Whiteside ($9,500) -- Whiteside has a very favorable matchup for the Blazers as they host the struggling Washington Wizards. Washington ranks 28th in fantasy points allowed to centers per game (57.84), 24th in blocks per game (2.72), and last in rebounds allowed (17.96). In the first meeting between the two, Whiteside recorded 23 points, 21 rebounds, and 5 blocks in a blowout win. Whiteside has double-doubled in 10-straight games and averaged 16.2 points and 15.3 rebounds in February (11 games). His last five games have come against Eastern Conference opponents, and he's averaging 17.8 points and 15.6 rebounds in that stretch. numberFire' model predicts Whiteside to record 15.8 points and 13 rebounds for 40.3 fantasy points.
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