Bankster’s NBA 3-Point Play – March 9, 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 Saturday, March 9…
From the Corner: D’Angelo Russell (BKN – PG – $8100)
From the mouth of Phil Beneteau (@fantasyphilled), “Russell and the Nets are in a dream matchup with the Hawks tonight. It features a 235 total and they are favored by 5.5. Russell continues to be the guy for Brooklyn and carries 60 point upside. He has averaged 45 fantasy points in just 27 minutes in his two games against the Hawks this season.” Those 45 fantasy points against ATL represents a 20% increase compared to his season average of about 38 fantasy points; an easy 5x return if he gets there again tonight.
From the Wing: Jayson Tatum (BOS – SF – $6200)
From the mouth of Zac Green (@okiecowpoke14), “I think Tatum might be my favorite guy on the slate. He had 22-10-5 against Lakers earlier this year, both sides were healthy in that game. Now, no Kuzma or Ingram (potentially). Ownership will be less on Tatum as people love to use Kyrie, but Tatum can shoot the 3 and get boards. The Lakers are completely lost right now and I want to attack every chance I get.” The cap savings you get from Tatum alone are worth a long look as we are going to fade a certain top end SF (spoiler!!!) and spend our money elsewhere. Tatum has 32+ fantasy points in three of four games and should be in line to surpass that benchmark again in this matchup.
From Way Downtown: Pat Connaughton (MIL – SG – $3000)
We are going back to the well with Connaughton. He hasn’t been shooting very well, but he’s getting nearly 20 minutes per night whether the Bucks are winning big or they are in a close game. Charlotte is on the second night of a back to back and the Bucks are a 12.5 point favorite. It’s totally realistic to consider that this game gets out of hand and MIL’s second unit see extended playing time. Not counting his one clunker two games ago, Connaughton hasn’t had less than 5 rebounds or 3 assists in any of his last six games, and that floor alone is good enough for 10 fantasy points. He’s also hit 6+ actual game points in four of his last six games, giving us the 16 points we’d need for him to give us a 5x return on his minimum salary.
On the Bench (Fade of the Day): LeBron James (LAL – SF – $11500)
Now that LeBron has passed Michael Jordan on the all time NBA scoring list we expect his minutes to start to trend downwards. As of right now the Lakers are 6.5 games out of a playoff spot (pending the results on the LAC/OKC game) with two other teams they’d need to catch as they sit in 11th place in the Western Conference. It’s not happening this year. World just came out that Lonzo Ball probably won’t be coming back this year, and it’s only a matter of time before LeBron gets shut down to prepare for a run next season. It’s possible that he’s got another spurt of strong games in his tank, and it’s tempting to use him against a struggling Celtics team, but we would rather put our money into guys with something to play for at the SF position (Jayson Tatum is a perfect pivot that will save you serious cap dollars).
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