Bankster DFS Fanball NBA 3-Point Play – March 7, 2019
Fanball NBA 3 Point Play
By Bankster DFS NBA Staff
Did you know that on even a six game NBA slate, there are approximately 250 BILLION lineup combinations you can make? To be able to hit on the 1 lineup out of those combinations is harder than winning the lottery. A reduced player pool, though, can give you a significant advantage by reducing the possible lineup combinations you can make. If we limit our choices to only 5 players per position, you now have 400,000 possible lineup combinations you can make (pricing helps reduce this number even lower). Sure, that’s still a lot of lineup choices but it’s only .00016% of the total possible lineup combinations everyone else is working with. That is a SIGNIFICANT advantage for you if you’re choosing from a strong reduced player pool. That’s where we come in to help.
Bankster DFS, The Home of the Reduced Player Pool, has teamed up with Fanball to give you a daily sneak peak of three of the plays we have included in our Bankster DFS reduced player pool. We aren’t lineup sellers; we write full articles that explain which players we like, why we like those players, and how we like to build our teams. We are a learning site more than anything, and you can see that in heavy member interaction on our various Slack Chat channels (we have one for every sport that we cover – NBA, AAF, NFL, NHL, MLB, EPL, PGA, MMA, CBB, WWE, sports betting, and Best Ball 10’s). You can get the rest of our reduced player pool, our daily articles, our members only slack chat, and Fanball exclusives with a Bankster DFS membership. That membership costs only $2.99/wk and you get everything mentioned above with it; 10% of all membership fees are donated to Donors Choose (a site that funds projects for teachers and their classrooms). You can contact me about membership on Twitter @bankster17 or sign up for service here.
Let’s look at the 3 point plays for Thursday, March 7…
From the Corner: Paul George (OKC – SF – $11000)
George is in a mini “slump” with under 40 fantasy points in two of his last three games. On a two game slate we are going to have to take every advantage that we can find and any reduced ownership on George is a huge bonus. The Blazers struggle against opposing PF and it’s likely that OKC is going to go back to what drove them towards the top of the Western Conference; feeding George. In three games against Portland this year, George is averaging a line of 40-9-5 and almost 3 steals per game (including a triple double the last time they faced); easily exceeding 5x value on his $11000 price tag. It’s no coincidence that the Thunder have lost four of five since they’ve gone away from George and we expect that to change tonight. We feel very good about using George over Giannis tonight, especially with a price discount.
From the Wing: Damian Lillard (POR – PG – $9400)
Dame is a really interesting play in that he’s a superstar that doesn’t always perform like one. On a limited slate like tonight, it’s really easy to just lock in Westbrook and call it a day at PG. The thing is, Damian Lillard hammers the Thunder. In his three games against them this year he’s averaging 50 fantasy points; 14% more than his season average. He’s significantly cheaper than Russell Westbrook but could return more value (Westy only averages 10 more fantasy points per game against POR than Lillard does against OKC – far short of what he’d need to make up the $3500 more he costs on Fanball). Value is a huge factor in making your lineup decisions as you want to fit in as many high return players as you can; not just one or two players who put up a monster score at the detriment of the rest of your roster construction.
From Way Downtown: Pat Connaughton (MIL – SG – $3000)
On a two game slate, in a GPP, you have to take some chances. Connaughton is exactly that type of play. In his last game he played 21 minutes and recorded ZERO fantasy points. That is going to scare off most people, but not us. Prior to that Connaughton had seen 20+ minutes in four straight games and put up over 20 fantasy points in each one of those games. At his price point, 20 fantasy points is a near 7x return. He’s leading the second unit for Milwaukee and the Pacers are dead last in the league when it comes to giving up 3 point shots to opposing SG. Connaughton took 17 three pointers in those four successful games. Using him for only $3000 allows you to spend up on studs like George, Lillard, Giannis, and Westbrook – all of whom are priced steeply on Fanball.
On the Bench (Fade of the Day): Jusuf Nurkic (POR – C – $8400)
Steven Adams is one of the dirtiest little secrets in the NBA; a lockdown center that goes so far under the radar. We know about Steven Adams and we are scared to death of him when he goes up against a mediocre player like Nurkic. Add in the fact that Nurkic isn’t a very consistent scorer, has bricked in smash spots regularly, and is losing minutes to Enes Kanter and I don’t want any part of him. I’d rather spend down at the position today and use my cap dollars for the bigger named studs. That he’s $1800 more than any other center on the slate further cements him as a clear fade for us tonight.
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