FanDuel NBA Top Picks and Value Plays for Friday March 17, 2017

We have eight games tonight on the main FanDuel NBA slate. We have players such as Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas out for the next two games, Chicago Bulls shooting guard Dwayne Wade out for the season, Phoenix Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe has been shut down for the season and Washington Wizards point guard John Wall has an issue with his knee and is listed as questionable for tonight. Let’s see what we can find for the main NBA slate at FanDuel.

I need to remind you this column is written in the morning. Things change quickly in the NBA so you need to be certain whoever you have selected is actually playing that night.

 

Game Spread Over Under Totals
Dallas @ Philadelphia Dallas -3.5 207
Chicago @ Washington Washington -6.5 208.5
Boston @ Brooklyn Boston -9 223
Toronto @ Detroit Detroit -3.5 199.5
Houston @ New Orleans Houston -5.5 227.5
Minnesota @ Miami Miami -4.5 207.5
Orlando @ Phoenix Phoenix -3 221.5
Milwaukee @ L.A. Lakers Milwaukee -5 216.5

 

Point Guards

Orlando Magic point guard Elfrid Payton ($7200) has a good opportunity tonight against a Phoenix Suns defense allowing point guards to average 51.5 FanDuel points per game this season and over the past five games has allowed 52 points per game. Payton has been dynamite over his past five games with a FanDuel floor of 24.6 points and a ceiling of 65.8 FanDuel points and in 35 road games this season Payton is averaging 29.04 FanDuel points per game. During the month of March Payton has a Usage Rate of 19.8 and a True Shooting percentage of 56 percent. Payton has also managed a triple double in three of his past six games.

Value plays under $6000 bucks tonight include Tyler Ulis ($5400) and Rajon Rondo ($5800).

Shooting Guards

Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden ($11800) has a really good opportunity tonight against a New Orleans Pelicans defense allowing shooting guards to average 42.5 FanDuel points per game this season and 47.8 points per game over their past five games. In 34 road games this season Harden is averaging 52.23 FanDuel points per game with a five game floor of 46.9 (twice) and a ceiling of 66.5 points. Harden also has a March Usage Rate of 34.6 percent and a True Shooting percentage of 65 percent.

Value plays tonight under $6000 bucks include Seth Curry ($5600) and Denzel Valentine ($3700).

Small Forwards

Phoenix Suns small forward T.J. Warren ($6300) has a good opportunity tonight against a Orlando Magic defense allowing small forwards to average 43.2 FanDuel points this season and 48.8 points per game over their past five games. In 28 home games this season Warren is averaging 23.66 FanDuel points per game with a five game floor of 22.2 and a ceiling of 41.3 points. During the month of March Warren has a Usage Rate of 17.6 percent and a True Shooting percentage of 61 percent.

Value plays tonight under $6000 bucks include Rondae Hollis-Jefferson ($4400) and Jae Crowder ($5600).

Power Forwards

New Orleans Pelicans power forwards Anthony Davis ($11,200) has a great opportunity tonight against a Houston Rockets defense allowing power forwards to average 43.4 FanDuel points this season and over the past five games have allowed 44.2 points per game. In 33 home games this season Davis is averaging 51.57 FanDuel points per game with a five game floor of 12.3 and a ceiling of 77 points. During the month of March Davis has a Usage Rate of 30.9 percent and a True Shooting percentage of 58 percent.

Value plays tonight under $6000 bucks include Marquese Chriss ($4800) and Aaron Gordon ($5600).

Centers

Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic ($7700) has a very good opportunity tonight against a Phoenix Suns defense allowing centers to average 48.4 FanDuel points per game this season and 57.5 per game over their past five games. In 32 road games this season Vucevic is averaging 32.57 FanDuel points per game with a five game floor of 25 FanDuel points and a ceiling of 45.8 points. During the month of March Vucevic has a Usage Rate of 28.5 percent and a True Shooting percentage of 52 percent.

Value plays tonight under $6000 bucks include Robin Lopez ($4500) and Ivika Zubac ($4100).

Good luck tonight at FanDuel!!

In case you are interested

On this edition of the Phil Naessens Show Fantasy Sports Hall of Famer Lenny Melnick joins Phil to discuss the World Baseball Classic. the passing of New York Knicks announcer John Andareise, sports experts who don’t do their homework and “dial it in”, the Golden State Warriors sitting their starters for a Nationally Televised game, the woeful New York Knicks and much more!

 

 

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