The format is going to be a little different today. And, I apologize, I’m going to have to cut things short again.
Work ended late and the next shift approaches.
Speaking of approaches, I modified my usual research strategy a bit to mix things up. I didn’t win a penny in NBA last night. Any DFSer will tell you that’s going to happen from time to time. Still, I was feeling a little stagnant. This is a new wrinkle. I’m experimenting. Don’t go all in.
Also, the usual warning applies — check starting lineups and player news before opening tipoff. Thaddeus Young was announced as a starter late last night, a pivot to him, at $4,900, would have yielded a nice 33-point performance.
Draft Kings NBA value plays for Monday March 9
Value plays: Alexey Shved, $3,400 and Brandon Knight, $6,200.
Cash game plays: Mike Conley, $5,900, Tyreke Evans, $7,300, Isaiah Thomas, $6,300
Pay up for Steph Curry, $9,500, in tournaments
Value plays: Khris Middleton, $6,000, Kevin Martin, $6,000, Eric Gordon, $5,300
Pay up for Eric Bledsoe, $8,200, and Klay Thompson, $7,000
Note: There are a handful of guys with questionable playing time situations you could pivot to if they are announced as staters late: Tyler Johnson, $3,500, Gary Neal, $3,900, Quincy Pondexter, $3,300, Kent Bazemore, $4,000, Tim Hardaway Jr., $3,700. I have Middleton or Martin in every one of my lineups. I only have a second SG in one lineup and that’s Bledsoe.
Value plays: Michael Beasley, $3,700, Andre Iguodala, $4,200, P.J. Tucker, $5,500, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, $6,000, Luol Deng (Q), $5,800, Wilson Chandler, $5,300, Tony Allen, $4,000
Pay up for Rudy Gay, $7,700
Note: Deng, Dwayne Wade and Hassan Whiteside are all questionable. If any one of them sits Beasley feels like a must-play.
Value plays: Nikola Mirotic, $6,200, Andrea Bargnani, $5,600, Lou Amundson, $3,000 (or Jason Smith, $3,600, if Amundson doesn’t play), Jae Crowder, $5,200
Pay up for Anthony Davis, $10,700, Pau Gasol, $8,800 and Draymond Green, $7,200
Value plays: Spencer Hawes, $3,700, Al Jefferson, $7,700, Joakim Noah, $6,900, DeAndre Jordan, $8,800, DeMarcus Cousins, $9,700, Marc Gasol, $7,400, Marcin Gortat, $6,300
Pay up for Jefferson, Jordan, Cousins and Gasol
Good luck tonight and every night.