Bankster’s NBA 3-Point Play – March 15, 2019
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Let’s look at the 3 point plays for Friday, March 15…
From the Corner: DeMar DeRozan (SA – SF – $8100)
From the mouth of Derrick Mcgough (@mcgoughderrick), “the Spurs are only half a game in front of the Jazz and Clippers, so they are fighting to stay in the 6 spot in the Western Conference. They are 2.5 games behind the Trailblazers, with a chance to move up. DeRozan has 56-60 point upside at home against a weak Kicks squad. He’s a significant discount over Bradley Beal and James Harden but with similar upside. He’s a lock in my lineups.” DeRozan has exceeded his season average of 40 fantasy points in six of his last nines, and the one time these two teams met he was more than 30% higher at 53 points. Given his low $8.1k price point he really only needs get us 41 fantasy points to be a good value.
From the Wing: Andre Drummond (DET – C – $9600)
From the mouth of Phil Beneteau (@fantasyphilled), “The Pistons are currently sitting in 7th in the East and have a legitimate shot at the 6th seed if they finish strong. Andre Drummond disappointed last time out (although we called the fade in this article so we can’t get too upset about it) and now we are back on him tonight as they host the Lakers. He has 60 point upside tonight in a fantastic matchup.” It’s very likely that Drummond starts up a new double-double streak tonight against a Lakers team that struggles against opposing big men. With so many great center plays tonight (Embiid, Nurkic, Lopez, Capela) it’s not unreasonable to think that Drummond falls through the cracks a little bit. His price may scare people away but consider that he’s a full $2.1k less than Joel Embiid, is only $1.3k more than Jusuf Nurkic, and should carry a lower ownership than Clint Capela against the Suns. To get a guy with his upside at a potentially low ownership is a combination worth investing in.
From Way Downtown: Thomas Bryant (WSH – C – $4100)
From the mouth of Derrick Mcgough (@mcgoughderrick), “he is coming off huge game and will be going against a Hornets team that won’t have Cody Zeller. This may be point chasing but at his low price point it’s more than ok to chase another ceiling game in a smash spot.” Bryant averages 20% more than his 21 fantasy point season average when he plays the Hornets (25 fantasy points), and now without Zeller he could exceed that if the minutes are there. At only $4.1k, he really only needs to hit his season average of 21 points to be considered a good value, so if he were to replicate even 75% of his performance from his last game (where he scored 41 fantasy points), he’d still be hovering around 8x value.
On the Bench (Fade of the Day): Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL – PF – $12200)
We love the Freak, so this is a hard fade, but the numbers just haven’t been there recently for him. He was under 40 fantasy points his last game, and hasn’t hit the 60 point plateau (he needs 61 fantasy points to hit 5x tonight) in two weeks; and only twice in his last ten games. He’s played Miami twice this year and has averaged 40 fantasy points per game, compared to his season average of 56 fantasy points per game. The Heat play such a grossly slow pace and relatively solid defense. This is a floor game for Giannis and we don’t like to spend at the very top of the price scale for floor games even if Giannis is “only” $12.2k and not priced over $13k. This is a trap!
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