Daily Fantasy Rundown – March 3 NBA DFS Picks and Analysis
Welcome to Thursday’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 FanDuel
Stephen Curry (GSW) and Russell Westbrook (OKC) face off for the third and final time this regular season. Those previous times both of these players projected as the top DFS scorers, and tonight will be no different. As of this writing, Curry remains questionable to play tonight, but all indications are that he will be active after he went through a full practice yesterday. Assuming that he plays, our preference between these two lies with Curry slightly. Their price points are identical on FanDuel ($11,000), but given that the matchup is better for Curry (OKC is ranked 23rd in defensive efficiency vs. PGs), we think he has a safer route towards meeting the high 40s value threshold. Additionally, Curry is the more rested player. Westbrook played nearly 37 minutes last night against the Clippers, and Curry hasn’t played since Saturday. Still, their expected values are largely the same (around 53 FanDuel points), so both of these players can be rostered in any format of your choosing. If we had to guess on ownership, we think Curry will be higher owned than Westbrook in all formats. Going with who we believe will be the lower owned player in tournaments (Westbrook) is a good idea in a four game slate.