Daily Fantasy Basketball Jump Ball 3.31
March 31, 2017 | Jason Bales
Jason’s Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks
Russell Westbrook – Russell Westbrook also found his way onto the recommendation list over at Outside the Box, but it is very important to drill the value that he provides into the heads of fantasy owners. He posted just under 100 fantasy points in his last game. He is constantly posting triple-doubles. He is having a historic season. He also deserves to be the league’s MVP over James Harden. His fantasy potential is so much easier than every other player on the board tonight. Roster him in all leagues.
Justin’s Rapid Reaction: It’s impossible to argue with Westbrook’s recent production. He can be used in all leagues.
Jrue Holiday – Jrue Holiday has been playing much better over his last few games. It looks like he is finally getting used to his role in the new offense. He has over 34 fantasy points in six of his last eight games now. That is value at his current price tag, so it makes sense to roster him in both 50/50 contests and tournaments tonight against the Sacramento Kings, especially considering how bad the Kings are defensively.
Justin’s Rapid Reaction: I’m still not set on Holiday in cash games, but he can be used in GPPs.
Paul George – Paul George can now be rostered at the small forward or power forward position. That adds a bit of versatility to his fantasy value. He has over 50 fantasy points in three of his last five games, and even when he is not posting over 50 fantasy points, he is getting at least close to value. He has great upside, but he is also a consistent fantasy option for cash games. Pair him with Jeff Teague, but only in tournaments, as Teague is too inconsistent for 50/50 contests.
Justin’s Rapid Reaction: A George/Teague pairing is a great option on this slate.
Andre Roberson – Andre Roberson gets a tough matchup tonight against the San Antonio Spurs, but he has been playing so well over his last few games that he can be rostered in all leagues. In his last three contests, he has over 25 fantasy points in two of them. He is playing around 35 minutes per game for the Oklahoma City Thunder of recent, and that is expected to continue. Roberson is one of the best value options on the board for both 50/50 contests and tournaments.
Justin’s Rapid Reaction: Roberson can be used in all leagues because of his low price tag.
Myles Turner – Myles Turner has been consistently hitting value over his last few games. He has over 30 fantasy points in five of his last six games, and he has 40 plus fantasy point potential. That is solid production at his price tag. The Toronto Raptors are good defensively, but struggle against the center position. Turner should be able to take advantage of that. Roster him in cash games with Paul George or tournaments with Jeff Teague.
Justin’s Rapid Reaction: Turner is a solid option tonight.
Pau Gasol – Pau Gasol is a tournament only option tonight against the Oklahoma City Thunder, but he is worth consideration. In his last three games, he has at least 40 fantasy points in two of them. He is not consistent, but his upside is great, even though he is playing limited minutes. Take a risk on him in tournaments.
Justin’s Rapid Reaction: Gasol should only be used in GPPs.
Justin’s Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks
Jeff Teague – Teague is simply too cheap tonight. He’s coming off a terrible game against the Grizzlies, but he had scored at least 40 fantasy points in four of his five games before that. He gets a much better matchup against the Raptors tonight, and Teague played well against them in limited minutes earlier this season. He’s cheap enough to be considered in all leagues tonight, although he may be best suited for GPPs.
Jason’s Rapid Reaction: Teague should only be used in GPPs, but he’s a good option in those.
T.J. McConnell – McConnell is appropriately priced tonight, as he will be locked into big minutes because of the injury to Sergio Rodriguez. McConnell has now scored at least 30 fantasy points in each of his last six games in which he played at least 30 minutes. He gets a great matchup against the Cavs, and McConnell is a great cash game option.
Jason’s Rapid Reaction: McConnell is a great cash game option.
DeMarcus Cousins – What’s better than a Boogie revenge game, right? He has looked much better in the Pelicans offense recently, as he is averaging 33.0 points, 12.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 2.3 blocks, and 1.0 steal per game over the last 10 days. He does come with some risk, but he’s a bit too cheap for the matchup tonight, and Cousins can be used in all leagues.
Jason’s Rapid Reaction: I’m a fan of Boogie tonight.
Tony Allen – Allen is the perfect salary relief option tonight. He’s extremely cheap, and he has scored at least 20 fantasy points in seven of his last eight games. He has the ability to contribute in multiple categories, and he should be locked into fairly big minutes tonight. He gets a tough matchup against the Mavs, but Allen can be used in all leagues tonight.
Jason’s Rapid Reaction: Allen is a decent option in cash games.
Rudy Gobert – Gobert wasn’t able to hit value in his last game, but he’s still averaging 24.3 points, 15.8 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks per game over the last 10 days. Gobert is a walking double double, who also comes with elite blocking potential. He gets a great matchup against the Wizards, who love pushing the pace. Gobert has also scored 52.75 fantasy points in his only matchup against Washington this season. He can be used in all leagues.
Jason’s Rapid Reaction: Gobert is one of the best center options on the slate.
Clint Capela – Capela is a fairly consistent option for his current price tag, but he does come with a small amount of risk. He’s averaging 12.4 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and 1.6 blocks per game over the last 10 days. He gets a great matchup against the Warriors tonight, and Capela is averaging 30.4 fantasy points in 25.2 minutes per game this season. He could see a few extra minutes with Nene out tonight, and Capela can be used in all leagues.
Jason’s Rapid Reaction: Capela can be used in GPPs.
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