Today’s picks will be cut short again due to time constraints.
As always, check player news and lineups prior to roster lock. There are a handful of players on this list who are questionable or who stand to benefit if someone questionable is out.
Players from the 6 p.m. or later games only today.
NBA Draft Kings value plays for Sunday, March 8
Jeremy Lin, $5,000, DeRon Williams, $6,200, Kyle Lowry, $6,800
Pay up for Russell Westbrook, $12,000
I’m going to have a lot of Lin and Westbrook. When I pivot off Westbrook, I’m going with Lowry. Lowry and Lin have excellent matchups
Joe Johnson, $5,400, Gerald Henderson, $5,000, Monta Ellis, $6,500
Pay up for DeMar DeRozan, $7,100 and Victor Oldipo, $7,900
Oladipo may be hugely owned tonight. He’s coming off back-to-back games of at least 52 points. He has one of the worst matchups of the night against Boston.
Wesley Johnson, $3,600, Perry Jones, $3,000, Tobias Harris, $6,500, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, $6,000
Pay up for Gordon Hayward, $7,400
Johnson is starting for the Lakers and with Durant out again I expect Jones to start for OKC. Jones and Harris have excellent matchups.
Tarik Black, $3,000, Ed Davis, $4,500, Jae Crowder, $5,200, Channing Frye, $4,000
Pay up for Greg Monroe, $7,700, Derrick Favors, $7,300
Black, Davis and Crowder are ending up in my lineups. Favors to but to a lesser extent. Favors has an excellent matchup. Monroe has a 30-point floor, which is pretty high for his price point.
Jordan Hill, $4,800, Tyson Chandler, $6,100, Tyler Zeller, $4,000, Dwayne Dedmon (if Vucevic doeesn’t play), $3.600, Jonas Valanciunas, $5,000
Pay up for Al Jefferson, $7,700, Rudy Gobert, $7,500, Andre Drummond, $7,700
Hill and the Lakers forwards mentioned above may lead the NBA in rebounds tonight against the Mavericks. Dedmon’s price is too low to ignore if he’s going to get starter’s minutes. I’m adding Al Jefferson in as many lineups as I can. The Pistons have allowed the second most fantasy points to centers this season.
Good luck tonight and every night.