NBA DFS Picks for March 11th: It’s a big eleven-game slate for Thursday’s NBA schedule tipping off at 7:00 pm EST. The Detriot Pistons at the Charlotte Hornets, the Atlanta Hawks at the Toronto Raptors, the Boston Celtics at the Brooklyn Nets, the New York Knicks at the Milwaukee Bucks, the Minnesota Timberwolves at the New Orleans Pelicans, the Philadelphia 76ers at the Chicago Bulls, the Orlando Magic at the Miami Heat, the Dallas Mavericks at the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Golden State Warriors at the Los Angeles Clippers, the Phoenix Suns at the Portland Trail Blazers, and lastly the Houston Rockets at the Sacramento Kings.
These are my NBA FANDUEL DFS picks for this Thursday, March 11th.
Kyle Lowry $8,500
The Toronto Raptors will be without Fred Vanleet, Pascal Siakam, and OG Anunoby will be out again due to COVID Health Protocols. With these players missing in action, the greatest beneficiary has been Lowry since coming back from the injury.
He played 40 minutes last game and had 45 FP against the Boston Celtics last game where he had 19 assists.
Elfrid Payton $4,900
With Derrick Rose not going to play to the COVID Health Protocol, Payton had a very good game. Payton finished with 20 points six rebounds, four assists, four steals, and a block in 35 minutes against the Detroit Pistons.
Payton has secured big minutes for the next few games with Rose being out and Immanuel Quickley will most likely not play alongside Payton.
James Harden $11,500
Just before the All-Star Harden had a great game against this former team putting up 29 points, 10 rebounds, and 14 assists. He also had three steals and a block in 41 minutes of play in the Nets’ 132-114 win over the Houston Rockets.
Newly acquired Blake Griffin will not be available to play yet. He’s a triple-double threat almost any night.
Seth Curry $4,200 / Furkan Korkmaz $3500
Both these players on the 76ers with a bump especially due to Ben Simmons being out this game against the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls are not a good defensive team because they have a fast-paced offense.
Jimmy Butler $9,600
With Bam Adebayo being out, the offense will run mostly through Butler who had 29 points and 9 assists against the Pelicans before the break. Look for him to produce at a high level once again.
Norman Powell $7,500
Powell’s price has gone up a decent amount in this slate because his usage rate has gone up just like his teammate Lowry. He will be getting a lot of shot attempts in this game. In these last three games, he has scored 30,36, and 25 points.
Tobias Harris $6,900
Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons will be out due to the COVID Health Protocol which leaves a ton of minutes for players like Harris on the Philadelphia 76ers. He had 22 points,10 rebounds, 1 block, and 1 steal against the Utah Jazz. His usage rate has been close to 30% with Embiid and Simmons off the floor.
Chris Boucher $6,500
The same thing with Boucher, his usage rate should be higher than usual against the Atlanta Hawks. He got 34 minutes last game against the Boston Celtics. Look for him to get a similar number of minutes in this matchup.
Karl-Anthony Towns $9,500
He has not been to the level we have been accustomed to in these last few games; however, the Pelicans are a very fast-paced team. With a few players out, he will continue to have high usage.
Cody Zeller $4,500, Kelly Olynyk $4,500
Zeller is currently not listed on the injury report as he missed the last four games before the break, over his last 10 appearances, Zeller averaged 10.0 PPG, 2.5 APG, and 6.8 RPG, and 0.5 blocks in 23.0 minutes.
The Detroit Pistons have not played well against big men this season, which makes him a good value play.
Bam Adebayo will be out once again which made Olynyk get 36 minutes. He had 40.5 FP against the New Orleans Pelicans.