NBA DFS: It’s a nine-game slate for Wednesday’s NBA schedule tipping off at 7:00 pm EST. Again, there are a lot of injuries to monitor.
The Minnesota Timberwolves at the Indiana Pacers, the Washington Wizards at the Orlando Magic, the New York Knicks at the Boston Celtics, the New Orleans Pelicans at the Brooklyn Nets, the Memphis Grizzlies at the Atlanta Hawks, the Charlotte Hornets at the Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs at the Denver Nuggets, and finally the Utah Jazz at the Phoenix Suns.
These are my NBA FANDUEL DFS picks for this Wednesday, April 7.
This is very simple for Westbrook, if Bradley Beal plays, the interest in Westbrook will drop. Westbrook has more of a triple-double upside without Beal in the backcourt.
The Brooklyn Nets will be without James Harden for a week or two. Kevin Durant will most likely make his return from injury who hasn’t played since February 13th. Irving had 40 points against the New York Knicks and Durant should have a minutes restriction in this fast-paced matchup against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Doncic is another point guard with triple-double upside with Kristaps Porzingis most likely to play on Wednesday. John Wall will also be out for the Houston Rockets. Doncic will be a better play if Porzingis does not play, and this game could be a potential blowout.
Since getting traded from the Denver Nuggets, Hampton is thriving in his new role with the Orlando Magic. Hampton had 16 points, three assists, four rebounds, and two steals against his former team. If Michael Carter Williams and Cole Anthony remain out, Hampton will have a high usage rate due to the injuries the team is dealing with.
Jones hasn’t played much this year being the main backup to Ja Morant. However, Morant could be out due to the injury he suffered last night.
Caris LeVert $8,500
The Indiana Pacers have been odd to roster this season with many of their main stars dealing with injuries. If Malcolm Brogdon, Domantas Sabonis, and Myles Turner are all out, LeVert should have a high usage rate against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
D’Angelo Russell $6,800, Terrance Ross $6,600
Russell hasn’t played since February 8th and did not disappoint last night against the Kings, putting up 25 points, three assists, five rebounds, one block, and one steal. He is probable and on a minutes restriction but played 24 minutes yesterday. If he does play, he should get a minutes boost.
No matter who plays for the Magic, Ross has a secure spot in the starting lineup. In the last four games, Ross has been one of the players with a higher usage rate averaging 16.3 PPG, 3.3 APG, and 2.5 RPG.
Kyle Anderson $6,300
Anderson had a very good game against the Miami Heat doing a bit of everything on the offensive end of the court. He had 19 points, six assists, and eight rebounds. If Brandon Clarke is ruled out once again, he should get 30+ minutes with Ja Morant getting hurt last night.
Keldon Johnson $5,300
Dejounte Murray could be out against the Denver Nuggets which could Johnson a bit more minutes as he has played 25+ minutes since March 15. Johnson notched his second straight double-double against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Zion Williamson $9,700
Williamson will get a lot of opportunities to contribute in this matchup against the Brooklyn Nets. This game will most likely have a high total, and Brandon Ingram may miss the game due to an injury. Williamson had 34 points, two assists, and five rebounds against the Atlanta Hawks. Williamson is a top play regardless if Ingram plays or not.
Okeke has been a pleasant surprise for the Magic since they parted ways with Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon. He has put up 30+ FP for the last four games and has locked a high usage rate on this squad.
With Gordon Hayward being ruled out for a couple of games, Bridges should get a minutes boost. He disappointed in the game against the Boston Celtics only getting 15 FP. However, the Oklahoma City Thunder will be a better matchup for him.
Nikola Jokic $10,200
If Jamal Murray, this leaves Jokic with a very high usage rate. He secured his 44th double-double with his all-around performance. However, I would focus on paying up in the guard spot if you are willing to pay up for two spots.
Carter has found his comfort zone since getting traded from the Chicago Bulls. In the last three games, Carter has gotten 39.4 FP, 39.9 FP, and 42.8 FP. He is arguably the best player on this squad since being traded and can put up a double-double in this matchup against the Washington Wizards who may not have Rui Hachimura who is questionable.
Valanciunas has been a double-double machine. He has been on an eleven-game streak where he had a double-digit stat line in both the points and rebounds.