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3/5 NBA DFS: Going Back to KAT

3/5 NBA DFS: Going Back to KAT
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Daily Fantasy Rundown – March 5 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 unless otherwise noted.

Point Guard – Our featured site for the point guard position is FanDuel

Top Play:

Chris Paul (LAC) – Paul’s continued high usage (28.5) and mammoth assist rate (52.2) with Blake Griffin gone give him a ceiling worth targeting in tournaments nightly, which is where we prefer targeting him tonight. We see more value in paying up at the frontcourt positions, especially in cash games. In tournaments, if people are using a cash game frame of mind, Paul will actually end up being underowned since it’s easier to build without him than it is with him. We’re still anticipating Paul hitting his value thresholds, so if some cheap frontcourt options pop up he may become an option to build around in cash games.

Next in line:

John Wall (WAS) – Similar to Paul, it makes more sense to target Wall in tournaments. We’re even less reluctant to use Wall in cash games since we’d simply opt to use Paul if going expensive at the position. Similar to Wall’s Washington team, his opponent (Indiana) has played smaller and faster this season and taken a bit of a hit defensively as a result. They’re currently an above average matchup both in terms of pace and defensive efficiency against point guards. The upside is definitely meaningful as a result, but the opportunity cost at the position doesn’t make Wall a cash game priority.

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