Daily Fantasy Rundown – April 2 NBA DFS Picks and Analysis
Welcome to Saturday’s edition of the Daily Fantasy Rundown with “dinkpiece”, “leonem” and“TheNumbersGuy”. 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 goal is to bring analysis that will help you build rosters that put you in position to win consistently over the long term.
*Any time a player’s salary is reference as a discount or premium, it is relative to the average cost of a roster spot.
**Usage/Assist/Rebounding Rates courtesy of Basketball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted.
Point Guard – Our featured site for the point guard position is DraftKings
Damian Lillard (POR)/Kyle Lowry (TOR) – Lillard and Lowry carry the highest expected values at the point guard position, but their matchups are awful (Lillard vs. Miami and Lowry vs. San Antonio). Their prices have lowered around the industry, and while it’s tempting to give them a shot in cash games because of this, we’re unwilling to do so given the difficult matchups. They’re only in play for us in tournaments.
We have three elite point guard values in this slate. The first one we’ll discuss is Darren Collison (SAC). Collison is starting in place of Rajon Rondo tonight, and we’re expecting him to receive heavy minutes (at least 36). Collison is averaging one DraftKings point per minute this season without Rondo on the court, and his value threshold is hovering around 28-29 Fantasy points. He draws a matchup vs. Denver (ranked 24th in defensive efficiency vs. PGs), and given the increased role/minutes, we view him as a cash game lock.