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Bankster’s NBA 3-Point Play – April 4, 2019

by • April 4, 2019

    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, April 4…

From the Corner: Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL/PF – $12,500)
From the mouth of Phil Beneteau (@fantasyphilled), “On a three-game slate, he is my first play I will lock in to my lines. Yes, he should be popular, but I’m not going to try and get cute here. He has absolutely smashed the 76ers this season and while the Bucks don’t have too much to play for, they are still trying to make sure that the rest of the NBA takes notice. He should get you 60 in his sleep tonight even if he doesn’t play his normal amount. I love this matchup and also will be facing a 76ers team that is playing on the second leg of back-to-backs tonight. Lock and load.”

From the Wing: Collin Sexton (CLE/PG – $6,100)
At this point of the year minutes matter more than anything; even more than matchup. Sexton actually has both the minutes and the matchup to make him a great play at a mid-range price point. He’s seen 35+ minutes in eight of his last ten games (over 30 in all ten), and has delivered about a fantasy point per minute in those game. Sacramento runs a quick pace and is one of the most generous teams to opposing PG. Sexton may not have the upside of some of the players on the slate, but with so much uncertainty there’s something to be said about a guy who can rock out a 30+ point fantasy game at a mid-level price point. He’s a great set it and forget it option (put him in your lineup and worry about the rest of the players but don’t touch him).

From Way Downtown: Mo Wagner (LAK/C – $3K)
From the mouth of Phil Beneteau (@fantasyphilled), “This will entirely depend on the availability of Kyle Kuzma. If Kuzma is in, then I don’t want any part of Wagner. But if he is out, I trust that Wagner will see over 26 minutes (maybe more) as the season runs down.” He has 20+ fantasy points each of the last three times he has seen 20+ minutes, so if he gets there today then you’re looking at a strong value.

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).