Bankster’s NBA 3-Point Play – March 14, 2019
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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 14…
From the Corner: Kyrie Irving (BOS – PG – $9,100)
From the mouth of Derrick Mcgough (@mcgoughderrick), “he is a must play guard in a paced up matchup against the Kings. He’s been down his last couple of games so folks should lay off due to recency bias. This is a total smash spot for him.” He’s been hovering around 40 or so fantasy points per game over the last few weeks but he’s a 46+ fantasy point per game guy at home this year and Sacramento can’t stop anyone. Boston could really use this game to try to make a move on the Pacers for the 4th seed in the Eastern Conference to secure home court in the first round of the playoffs and it’s been a long while since Kyrie has really asserted himself and this is a prime spot for a get well game.
From the Wing: Paul George (OKC – PF – $10,800)
From the mouth of Zac Green (@okiecowpoke14), “We have revenge game narrative all over this play for George. He looked good on Wednesday night with around 50 fantasy points. I think he’s got some upside over the 25-9 he put up against Brooklyn.” While it may look tough to roster George on the second night of a back to back, he seems recovered from his injury and he’s got a ton of incentive to come out strong tonight. Just like with Kyrie, it’s possible people are going to fade him given his run of subpar performances; making him a strong GPP play at a potentially low ownership.
From Way Downtown: Pascal Siakam (TOR – PF – $6,400)
From the mouth of Phil Beneteau (@fantasyphilled), “We should see as much Siakam as we can handle tonight with Serge Ibaka suspended for the next three games. Siakam has been playing big minutes already and I expect him to see over 32 tonight against a Lakers team that ranks 5th in pace this season and that has allowed 118 points per game over their last 9. Siakam has been underpriced on FanBall and produced almost 40 FanBall points in their first game against the Lakers this season.” While Siakam isn’t a prototypical “value” play (ie, a Bankster Special $3k wonder), his price on Fanball leaves plenty of room for a 6x type of night and that’s value in its own right. We will take value any way we can get it.
On the Bench (Fade of the Day): Donovan Mitchell (UTA – SG – $8,300)
You probably think that we hate Mitchell as this is his second time our fade list over the last week (and he almost made a third) but this is the third game in three nights for the Jazz and it’s not crazy to think that everyone will have some tired legs. The big concern with this fade is that Mitchell scores about 20% more points against MIN than his season average, and guards in general have their way with the Timberwolves. If Mitchell was $1500-$2000 less then maybe we could see this as a play, but being near the top of the SG price range makes it so much harder to fit him in your lineup. It might serve you better to drop down a couple thousand and play Jamal Murray or Joe Ingles (who has the same great matchup Mitchell has but needs 10-15 less fantasy points to pay off).
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