NBA DFS: Fanduel Picks 29 March 2021: It’s back to a much longer night with an eleven-game slate for Friday’s NBA schedule tipping off at 7:00 pm EST.
Now that the trade deadline is over, newly acquired players have been playing for their new teams. The Indiana Pacers at the Washington Wizards, the New Orleans Pelicans at the Boston Celtics, the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Brooklyn Nets, the Miami Heat at the New York Knicks, the Toronto Raptors at the Detroit Pistons, the Memphis Grizzlies at the Houston Rockets, the Dallas Mavericks at the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Sacramento Kings at the San Antonio Spurs, the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Utah Jazz, the Chicago Bulls at the Golden State Warriors, and lastly the Milwaukee Bucks at the Los Angeles Clippers.
These are my NBA FANDUEL DFS picks for this Monday, March 29.
STAR – John Wall $8,200
Going back to Wall wouldn’t be a bad option as he is the Houston Rockets floor general and the highest usage play with Oladipo gone. Since the All-Star break, Wall is averaging 18.5 PPG, 9.7 APG, 4.0 RPG, 1.3 steals per game, and 0.8 blocks per game in 32.0 minutes in that span.
VALUE – Goran Dragic $4,800, Saben Lee $3,700
Victor Oladipo is not ready to play yet, and Kendrick Nunn is listed as out. Dragic has missed the last four games; however, there should be minutes available for him against the New York Knicks.
Dennis Smith Jr. is already ruled out against the Toronto Raptors, and Lee should get the start. Lee did not play much against the Wizards but averaged over a point per minute. He should get closer to 30 minutes this game.
STAR – James Harden $11,300
Even with Kyrie Irving back, Harden has been getting the minutes and the high usage rate. He is a triple-double threat regardless of who he plays against.
VALUE – Alec Burks $6,700, Tyler Herro $5,700
If Julius Randle sits, Alec Burks would be the Knick player to go to at $1,000 cheaper than RJ Barrett. Burks had a double-double against the short-handed Bucks team, but he should still get a lot of shots and a few rebounds each night.
With Nunn out, both Herro and Dragic should get more minutes. If Dragic is on a minutes limit, then Herro becomes the better option against the Knicks.
STAR – Larry Nance $6,800
Nance will have to play big minutes against the Utah Jazz because Kevin Love and Jarett Allen will both sit in tonight’s game. Nance fell just short of his third straight double-double, but he has benefited while the team has been battling through injuries. He’s listed as a small forward but should be the center in this matchup.
VALUE – Kyle Anderson $5,900
Ja Morant has been very up and down this season, and Anderson could be a cheap target against a short-handed Rockets team. Anderson did have a solid stat line against the Utah Jazz with 16 points, two rebounds, four assists, two steals, and one block in 21 minutes of action.
STAR – Zion Williamson $9,000, Draymond Green $6,600
The matchup might not be the best, but he has been on a tear as of late. He scored a career-high 39 points on Friday and nearly tied it on Saturday. He has been 40+ FP in each of his last six games.
Stephen Curry coming back should not affect Green’s production as it will probably help him take the pressure off being one of the main offensive players. This will help the offense stretch the floor even more.
VALUE – Blake Griffin $4,800, Aleksej Pokuseveski $4,800
The Brooklyn Nets could use him a bit more when Jordan goes to the bench against KAT. He had a decent game against his former team, the Detroit Pistons.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have been dealing with a lot of injuries, and Pokuseveski did play 31 minutes last game against the Boston Celtics.
STAR – Karl-Anthony Towns $10,000, Robert Williams $6,500
There is no denying that the Brooklyn Nets are a great team; however, they are not good against opposing bigs and have relied mostly on DeAndre Jordan to protect the paint. The pace should be faster with Kyrie Irving back on the court.
Tristan Thompson is still out due to an injury, and Daniel Theis is no longer on the team; Williams has been the main beneficiary. He had 47.8 and 39.8 FP in his last two games. He is a good point-per-minute player.
VALUE – Nerlens Noel $5,400, Kelly Olynk $5,200
If Julius Randle sits tonight, Noel would benefit a lot this game with Mitchell Robinson out for an extended period of time. Noel was one of four Knicks players who had 30+ minutes against the Milwaukee Bucks. Please monitor the injury.
Christian Wood is considered questionable, and the Rockets don’t have many options to play at the center position. He was very productive on the Miami Heat when Bam Adebayo missed a few games; expect him to do the same if Wood is out.