The Shot Dude: Hoops Galore
Now that MLB has started, many fantasy players have shifted their loyalty towards that new toy.
Your favorite Shot Dude would rather let the water warm up a bit before jumping into that pool.
After all, there are hoops galore with 11 games on tap for tonight.
I've found some ballers in great situations to take advantage of to help you win your fantasy games. You can view the sizeable schedule with the help of the Bovada data tool on our Home page:
Even with baseball in full swing -- literally -- FanDuel hasn't forgotten its loyal NBA players. There are plenty of games up and ready for you to join right now.
Damian Lillard, Portland ($8000) ... had 38 points in 36 minutes last game against Golden State. With the Blazers still fighting to improve their playoff seed, you know their offense will run through Lillard. Tonight's game's with Sacramento has a massive total of 223. The Kings are a mess and rank 22nd against point guards, so watch Lillard go for 40-42 fantasy points.
Toney Douglas, New Orleans ($5600) ... had a poor showing in his last game against Brooklyn, but will bounce-back tonight against Philadelphia. Everyone seems to exploit the 76ers, a team that's the NBA's 28th-ranked against point guards. I also like Ish Smith in this game, but I'm saving $900 in salary while Douglas still gathers 31-33 fantasy points.
Devin Booker, Phoenix ($6700) ... has now scored in double digits in nine straight games. Dude's usage rate is almost at 20, and Atlanta's defense against shooting guards ranks below average at 18th in the league. Add it up and I put Booker at 32-34 fantasy points tonight.
Norman Powell, Toronto ($4200) ... is a player who's been growing on me. With six consecutive double-digit scoring games, dude's rewarded his fantasy owners with at least 21 fantasy points in each one. With a spread now set at 5 points, I think Charlotte keeps this game close, while Powell will see at least 30 minutes and produce 20-22 fantasy points.
Luke Babbitt, New Orleans ($5000) ... plays in the recent Mecca of low-priced fantasy producers. With so many Pelican injuries, Babbitt and others have stepped in to take advantage. With 22 or more fantasy points in 6 of his last 8 games, dude's on a roll. Babbitt keeps it going tonight with 28-30 fantasy points.
Jordan Hamilton, New Orleans ($4600) ... falls into the same opportunistic category as Douglas and Babbitt. Since the 76ers' generous defense ranks 29th against small forwards, I love Hamilton's very low price. Dude's played 30-plus minutes and scored 26 or more fantasy points in three straight to boot! Watch his coming out party with 31-33 fantasy points against Philly.
Draymond Green, Golden State ($9100) ... is currently second in the NBA with 13 triple-doubles this season. Dude's a machine. He just posted a 22-point, 10-rebound, 10-assist masterpiece against Portland last game that netted 58 fantasy points. Seems like Green can do this anytime, anywhere, but put him down for a solid 38-40 fantasy point output against Minnesota tonight.
Alex Len, Phoenix ($5800) ... is my gut pick of the night. Dude's coming off two bad games, is facing a team that is good defensively against his position, and his team is supposed to lose by 14 points. While most will stay away, I'll play! Len is too good and involved in this offense to be bad for long stretches. Sit back and enjoy the 29-31 fantasy point game he delivers.
DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento ($10800) ... rested on Saturday and is only expected to play in the Kings' remaining home games this season. Since Sacramento faces Portland with a team total of 110, I'm all over Boogie. Not only does Portland rank 27th defensively against centers, but dude's 60 fantasy point outburst happened the last time he laced up his Nikes. I foresee 47-49 fantasy points from him tonight.
Your favorite Shot Dude hopes you stick with hoops long enough to have a few more winning nights.
Get ready for spring cleaning, and always give it your best shot!
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