Bankster’s NBA 3-Point Play – March 20, 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 Wednesday, March 20…
From the Corner: Nikola Vucevic (ORL – C – $9800)
From the mouth of Derrick Mcgough(@mcgoughderrick), “Minus the fact I will be at this game, we get Nikola Vucevic at home against a tanking Pelicans team. We at Bankster have ridden VUC all season as a cash staple and a GPP stud. A ton of winning lineups in were anchored by VUC all year long. It is that time of year where money comes in to play and VUC deserves his. He is the best player on a late surging Orlando team. Not only is he matchup proof, but he always seems to go underowned. He has a solid floor of 40 fantasy points, and at home he has recently hit 60 plus . He takes advantage of weak matchups against him with scoring , assists, and he will grab a couple blocks to protect his house. I am buying a jersey along with letting him anchor my fantasy team.” Never fade the “I was there” narrative (full disclosure: we all talked about Vuc as a big play PRIOR to knowing Derrick would be at the game).
From the Wing: Damian Lillard (POR – PG – $9600)
From the mouth of Phil Beneteau (@fantasyphilled),”this is a very nice spot for for Lillard and the Trail Blazers. The Mavericks are not the best defensive team and Lillard has already had his way against them this season as he has averaged 32 points / 4.3 rebounds / 6.7 assists and then a block and steal per game over those contests. The team will also be without fellow guard CJ McCollum, who has averaged over 30 fantasy points game this season. With McCollum our we will see Lillard gain some usage and that puts him in line with having a ceiling game tonight. Lillard posted a monster in his first game sans Mccollum and I expect more of the same tonight.”
From Way Downtown: Fred Van Vleet (TOR – PG – $3900)
From the mouth of Zac Green (@okiecowpoke14), “he has come back from injury like a man on a mission. He has played 28 minutes and 31 minutes in his two games back. He went for 25 fantasy points and 40 fantasy points in those games. Kyle Lowry might sit out this game again which will only help his cause. He recorded a double double last time out. The best part? OKC has fallen off a cliff and is losing control as they just got blown out by the Warriors and then lost to the Heat at home. Yes, they didn’t have Westbrook but they should have beat Miami even without him. Teams have just been scoring at will on OKC. If the Heat, a slower paced team, can score 116 on OKC, oh boy Toronto is in for a field day. Let everyone go for big name Kawhi Leonard while we ride the cheap dude that goes for 7-10x value.”
On the Bench (Fade of the Day): LaMarcus Aldridge (SA – PF – $8300)
While Aldridge has only played one game this year against the Heat, it wasn’t a very good game. He scored only 29 fantasy points in that game; 25% less than his 39+ fantasy points per game average. We would look at this as an anomaly, except that bigs tend to struggle with the slow pace and relatively strong interior defense of Miami. This game carries a gross 209 point total, the lowest on the slate (and one of the lower totals we’ve seen in a long time). The upside is really lack here, so even if Aldridge can lock you in 35 fantasy points, what kind of upside could you have gotten if you spent up a bit for someone in a better matchup? That question right there screams “fade.”
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