Bankster’s NBA 3-Point Play – April 9, 2019

by • April 9, 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 Tuesday, April 9…

From the Corner: Mitchell Robinson (NYK/C – $6,600)
   
This guy is a 30 fantasy point machine. He has hit that number in eight of his last nine games. He’s going up against a Bulls team that just doesn’t care at this point, so another 30+ fantasy point game seems to be a pretty reasonable floor for him in this game. With Joel Embiid out, Nikola Jokic questionable, and KAT facing a tough Raptors team, it’s not out of the question that Robinson is the best pay up option at the center position on the slate.

From the Wing: Julius Randle (NO/PF – $8,600)
   
He has been on fire when playing. He is the best fantasy option on New Orleans. They play a fast pace, which we love for fantasy. It’s risky to play him until we know for sure that he will be in the lineup, but I feel like he plays so that makes him a favorite given his output when he gets 30 or so minutes. Randle has scored 50+ fantasy points in four of his last eight games, and two more with 40+ fantasy points. He sat out on Sunday for some rest, so he should be good to go today as the best scoring option for the Pelicans against Golden State. If he plays, and sometimes that’s a big if, he could actually be the safest PF on the slate (who would have thought that 2 months ago??).

From Way Downtown: Ian Clark (NO/PG – $3,400)
   
Clark is another scrub that has been on fire, as is the norm for this time of year. The real key is to find those scrubs who are killing it and ride them while their prices are still reasonable. He has played 30+ minutes in each of his last five games and doesn’t seem to be in a position to lose those minutes going forward. He has scored 31, 41, and 51 fantasy points his last three games and makes for an interesting stack with Julius Randle against the Warriors. His price has gone up a little bit over the last week, but he still has 7x upside if he keeps playing at the same level we’ve seen the last three games.

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).