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Bankster’s NBA 3-Point Play – April 2, 2019

by • April 2, 2019

By Bankster DFS

    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 Tuesday, April 2…

From the Corner: Trae Young (ATL/PG – $)
    From the mouth of Phil Beneteau (@fantasyphilled), “while the Hawks truly don’t have anything to play for, Young is trying to make his plea for rookie of the year. He has been dominate lately and and now faces an exploitable Spurs guards combo. He should continue to see 32-35 minutes every night and we should expect him to put up over 45 FanBall points tonight, which is something he’s done in 5 of his last 6. On a small 4 game slate that features some pretty big names, Young is the one I will start my lineups with tonight.”

From the Wing: Rudy Gay (SA/SF – $)
    From the mouth of Derrick Mcgough (@mcgoughderrick, “a great mid price play with 40 point upside. There are a ton of players out on Atlanta, and they didn’t defend even with their good players in the lineup. He can get there off the bench in a hurry and should see plenty of minutes. Even without their best lineup on the floor, Atlanta is still going to run their normal fast pace (which is great for a player like Gay).”

From Way Downtown: Bryn Forbes (SA/SG – $)
    From the mouth of Derrick Mcgough (@mcgoughderrick), “he has been getting plenty of run with 30 point upside these last few games. Using him helps you pay up elsewhere if you need the cap space.” Yes, we really like this Spurs/Hawks game. Atlanta runs such a fast pace, and the Spurs should have plenty of minutes for their backups (like Forbes) as they prepare for the playoffs. Forbes has 25+ minutes in 8 of 10 games, has averaged 16.3 real points per game over his last three games, and could be a ceiling play tonight given the pace he will run.

On the Bench (Fade of the Day): Everyone
    I say this facetiously, but it’s very important that you take special care when making your lineups this late in the year. There’s a ton of value to be had, and knowledge is power. People who blindly put in studs that who end up seeing limited minutes are that much further behind the curve than those of us who make sure to hang around at lock to see who is actually going to get minutes. So no, we don’t think you fade everyone and not play; quite the opposite. There’s a huge edge to be gained by paying attention and knowing that much more than your opponents. Spoiler: we will be running this “fade” the rest of the year since we really don’t know this far before lock who will and won’t play; it would be irresponsible to pretend otherwise.
Don’t forget that you can access the rest of our Reduced Player Pool as a Bankster DFS member. $2.99 per week gets you access to all the content we produce for all the sports we cover, our members only Slack Chat, and exclusive Fanball bonuses. Contact me @bankster17 or you can sign up for a membership here. Thank you for checking our our Fanball NBA 3 Point Play. You can find us here every day throughout the NBA season (MLB coming soon).