Bankster’s NBA 3-Point Play – March 8, 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 Friday, March 8…
From the Corner: Steven Adams (OKC – C – $6600)
From the mouth of Zac Green (@okiecowpoke14), “Man I love a lot of guys from that Thunder-Clippers late night hammer game. I always love attacking Clippers with bigs. Adams has had a 17-18 game. 18-10 and 16-5 against them this season.” Add in the fact that he’s on a back to back, not a “big name” center, and that this game has a monster 236.5 game total and you’ve got a potentially low-owned guy you can drop into any GPP lineup and lock yourself in for 35-40 fantasy points.
From the Wing: Jimmy Butler (PHI – SF – $7600)
From the mouth of Brian Crozier (@bricrozier), “Butler is getting plenty of minutes for Philadelphia, he just hasn’t put together that truly big game lately for the 76ers. With Embiid out tonight as Philly travels to Houston, I think Butler becomes more of a focal point for the Philadelphia offense and hopefully we can finally get the big scoring game it seems we’ve all been waiting on.” He’s moderately priced, at least a tier or two below top guys like Paul George/Kevin Durant/Kawhi Leonard, and only needs about 35 fantasy points to give you a 5x return (a number he’s hit or approached in six of his last eight games).
From Way Downtown: Frank Kaminsky (CHA – C – $3000)
From the mouth of Phil Beneteau (@fantasyphilled), “Faminsky should be good for 7x tonight. He has played at least 23 minutes in three straight games and gets a bad Wizards team tonight.” In those three games, Kaminsky hasn’t scored below 25 fantasy points, so Phil’s assessment of 7x might actually be a little bit low. Washington is in the bottom 20% of the league in defending opposing PF, and if we can get the minutes out of Kaminsky (and I don’t see why we wouldn’t) then he’s basically a free square you can build around.
On the Bench (Fade of the Day): Donovan Mitchell (UTA – SG – $8300)
I love Donovan Mitchell, but he just becomes a totally different player when he faced the Grizzlies. He’s about a 35 fantasy point per game player against the rest of the league, but against Memphis he only scores 23 fantasy points per game this year. Having to go up against Avery Bradley isn’t going to help those numbers improve. Ricky Rubio coming back for Utah will only serve to take some of the ball handling responsibility away from Mitchell; also lowering his value. In general, Mitchell scored about 12% fewer fantasy points per game on the road than at home anyway so even in a decent matchup I’d be wary of using him in this spot. This is a great spot to spend up a few more bucks and just lock in Bradley Beal ($9500).
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