Bankster’s NBA 3-Point Play – March 29, 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 Friday, March 29…
From the Corner: Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN – C)
From the mouth of Brian Crozier (@bricrozier), “he has 9 double-doubles in the last 10 games for Minnesota, and that includes a 26-point, 21-rebound performance against tonight’s opponent, Golden State, just 10 days ago on March 19th. With Russell Westbrook’s struggles so far this season against Denver, I think Towns is the top pick for tonight’s action.” KAT is an interesting superstar in that he doesn’t always crush his value, but he’s a consistent guy who is going to get that you that solid 5x return almost every time out. Does he have 70+ fantasy point upside? He sure does, but as we wind down the season there’s a lot to be said for just locking in your 50 fantasy points from your stud and finding that 6-8x return from your value plays. KAT is the warm blanket you need to help you feel safe as we navigate the evils the last few weeks of the NBA regular season.
From the Wing: Steven Adams (OKC – C)
From the mouth of Zac Green (@okiecowpoke14), “Adams is a nice pivot off the chalk Enes Kanter. Portland could easily blowout and make that game irrelevant. OKC has been slumping hard, falling to 7th in the playoff race. They need a win to stay in the hunt. They will be fighting hard. Paul George could sit tonight which means everyone, including Adams, needs to step up in a big way. Some might say well Jokic has good defense…well lets look at the last 5 games. Capela had 17-15 on him. Drummond had 13-17 on him. Myles Turner had 17-11 on him. DeAndre Jordan had 7-11. Thomas Bryant had 22-8. In the three games PG13 missed, Adams went 11-14, 17-13, 13-22. At his price, we are only needing to see 30 points for around 6x value. I think he could be looking at a double-double in this matchup, and could provide a ceiling game if PG13 sits. He just dropped 52 fantasy points on the Pacers last time out, and their center defense ranks about the same as the Nuggets’. Lock in Adams for a LOT cheaper than Russell Westbrook who will come with a hefty price tag and lots more ownership!”
From Way Downtown: Seth Curry (POR – PG)
From the mouth of Phil Beneteau (@fantasyphilled), “Curry has been a beast since the injury to McCollum. He has stepped up in a big way for the Trail Blazers and is playing big minutes. He has a safe floor, but still 30+ upside in a great spot against one of the worst defenses in the league. If this game turns into a blowout we should see him still get his run.” Curry has gone for 24 or more fantasy points in each of his last four games. That’s a great floor for a guy sitting in the mid-$4k range. His floor is 5x, while he’s got an upside of that 7-8x that we are looking for (especially against a ridiculously fast-paced Hawks team.
On the Bench (Fade of the Day): Bradley Beal (WSH – SG)
Literally, this could not be a worse matchup for Beal. He’s not only on the road, but he’s on the road against a team that is the best in the league at defending opposing SG. When these two teams met in Washington earlier this year Beal was held to under 20 fantasy points; less than half of his 45 fantasy point per game average. Fading just to fade doesn’t work out, but when we’ve been fading guys based on poor defensive matchup it’s been the right call more often than not. Beal, as the most expensive SG on the slate, just doesn’t measure up. I’d much rather spend my money on a PG or C and take a value SG like Jamal Murray or Joe Ingles. You want to talk about a floor game? This has the makings of the ultimate floor game. Hard pass on Beal.
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