Daily Fantasy Rundown – NBA DFS – March 20th, 2015
Welcome to Friday’s edition of the Daily Fantasy Rundown with “leonem” and “dinkpiece”. Each day throughout the NBA season our daily NBA scouting reports will highlight the best top, value and cheap plays of the day based on the Daily Fantasy Industry’s pricing for salary cap games. Our analysis will help you consistently build winning rosters over the long run.
Russell Westbrook (OKC) – With each passing day the Thunder lose a meaningful piece of their rotation. Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka, and now potentially Enes Kanter. Westbrook continues to charge ahead with 50-60 Fantasy point efforts but we’re starting to see the effects on Westbrook’s efficiency. His shooting percentage is down to .423 and his turnovers have soared to 6.8 per game here in March. The drop in efficiency coupled with the drop in offensive talent around him is likely bringing the ceiling down a bit. Instead of 70-80 point Fantasy games, we’re stuck in 50-60. At his current price point, the immense floor still has cash game value, but it needs to be supplemented with a lot of cheap value plays. As of this writing, there are fewer cheap values available tonight than in past weeks. If those plays emerge, I think Westbrook is a viable cash game option. Otherwise, I think he’s a better fade tonight. Atlanta is a difficult matchup (sixth in defensive efficiency against point guards) and they’re an elite defensive team in transition (second fewest points per possession allowed).