Bankster’s NBA 3-Point Play – March 27, 2019
Fanball NBA 3 Point Play
By Bankster DFS
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 27…
From the Corner: Damian Lillard (POR – PG)
From the mouth of Zac Green(@okiecowpoke14), “Damian Lillard has been a machine without CJ McCollum which is DFS gold for us. Fanball continues to keep him cheap (compared to guys like Westbrook, Harden, etc.) In his only start versus the Bulls he had only 36 fantasy points. You have to remember though this was a completely different Bulls team (that is also now tanking) and McCollum played back then. Dame’s last few games have featured 62, 50, 65.25, 63.5 and 52 fantasy points. What more can you ask for him? Almost guaranteed 50 points with a bonus possibly up to 65 points. The Bulls are on a back-to-back and are reeling with injuries which only increases my liking of this play. Not to mention the fact that the Bulls have been terrible against guards this season. Sign me up for locking in Dame every slate McCollum sits.”
From the Wing: Devin Booker (PHX – SG)
Washington is on the second night of a back to back. Washington can’t defend guards. Devin Booker, while being an inconsistent player, is also a player with one of the highest upsides of anyone on this slate. The only time he played Washington this year he scored 63 fantasy points; a significant upgrade over his usual 43 fantasy points per night. He has scored 50+ fantasy points in five of his last ten games; over 65 three times in his last eight games. This game features a 231 total and only a 1.5 point spread so I expect it to be high score, close, and back and forth. That’s exactly the kind of game where Booker can dominate. Even if the game gets out of hand, Booker will get his minutes as proven by his last game where he played 41 minutes despite his team losing by 33 points. Minutes = money!
From Way Downtown: Enes Kanter (POR – C)
From the mouth of Phil Beneteau (@fantasyphilled), “how fortunate the Trail Blazers are to have found this gem at the trade deadline. He will be a relied upon heavily down the stretch as we saw Jusuf Nurkic suffer an injury that almost have my lose my lunch. Kanter had already been playing well in his time lately (averaging over 28 FB points in each of his last three games before the injury) I expect him to get the start and play close to 28 minutes (possibly in to the 30s). Not only will he see a major minutes and usage boost tonight but he also will face the worst defender in the league, the Chicago Bulls, who are on the back end of back to back games. Lock and load this great value play tonight!”
On the Bench (Fade of the Day): Jonas Valanciunas (MEM – C)
JoVal has been ridiculous over his last four games with 42+ points in each one. The thing that gets lost in all of this is that his point total has gone down in each of his last three games from 65 down to 42 points. Those 42 points represented a great score when Valanciunas was priced in the low-$6k range. Now that he’s up in the upper $7k range, those 42 fantasy points don’t represent nearly as much of a value. He’s one of the most expensive players at his position on this slate and is not going to sneak up on anyone. There is a decent amount of value at the center position today and fading a guy like JoVal to save some cap space (maybe for DeAndre Ayton) can help you spend up on the plethora of high priced guards on this slate. We like Valanciunas, we just would rather spend our money elsewhere.
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