Daily Fantasy Rundown – NBA DFS – April 3rd, 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) – Westbrook’s is the top option at point guard, but he’s completely unnecessary in cash games on Friday. He draws a tough matchup against a strong Memphis defense and the point guard position is loaded. I think this will represent a consensus opinion which gives Westbrook some tournament appeal as a potentially low owned option with an 80 point ceiling.
Jeremy Lin/Jordan Clarkson (LAL) – With Wayne Ellington out for the season, the Lakers are down to three healthy guards on the roster. As a result, we think it’s likely Clarkson and Lin approach 35 minutes on Friday. The matchup with the Blazers is favorable for whoever is operating as the primary point guard. Portland ranks 20th in defensive efficiency against point guards and their defense is designed to funnel opportunities to point guards, specifically with mid-range jump shots. The two players alternate time at the position which makes it more difficult to hone in on one play. Lin is the better value around the industry as Clarkson’s tremendous recent play has moved his price tag dramatically. On sites that are slower to adjust, and the gap is narrower, I think Clarkson is the better option. The Lakers have more invested in developing Clarkson and he’s posted the slightly higher usage rate over the last five games (23 percent vs. 21 percent).