FanDuel NBA DFS: This Season vs Opponent Production of Ceiling and Value Plays for the 4/6/16 Slate

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When I construct my fantasy lineups, throughout the DFS sports, two common things end up being my baseline for the path my roster takes. The top value plays and the highest ceiling superstar studs. In this article, I will attempt to attack these two prevalent fantasy focus points in NBA DFS.

I like to see how the match up went last time and try to delve a little deeper and figure out what has changed since then and the effects on the game script. I will attempt to provide thoughts on the most convoluted situations, particularly those with moving pieces.

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Note: Superior value may arise later in the day with injury news, as well as shifting the best high end options, as it commonly does, but as of being written, these are my favorite plays.

AWAY @ HOME – Over/Under | Line

DET @ ORL – 209 | ORL -2


($6.2K)Marcus Morris

This Season vs Opp. Avg.: 2 games 24.1 Fpts in 34 Mins

($6.4K)Tobias Harris

This Season vs Opp. Avg.: 1 game, 31.3 Fpts in 33.5 Mins

Tobias Harris was traded during the season from the Orlando Magic to the Detroit Pistons. You can bet he will be coming into the game with extra motivation and take a few extra shots.

CLE @ IND – 201 | IND -1.5


LeBron James

This Season vs Opp. Avg.: 3 games, 45.5 fpts in 38.5

LeBron has been picking up his production with us nearing the playoffs here, averaging 53 Fpts in 36 Mins over his last 5.

($8.9K)Paul George

This Season vs Opp. Avg.: 3 games, 40.6 Fpts in 38.1 Mins

I am not on PG13 tonight, but he is a viable GPP play.

BKN @ WAS – 208 WAS -14.5


($9.4K)John Wall

This Season vs Opp. Avg.: 1 game, 49.3 Fpts in 34.2 Mins

You have to be concerned with the blowout, with the Nets offense likely being driven by Shane Larkin and Thomas Robinson, but the matchup is amazing. If somehow the Nets keep it close, Wall will fight till the end, with the Wiz still vying for a playoff spot.

Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young have been shut down for the season. Bojan Bogdanovic may sit as well.


($6K)Thomas Robinson

Robinson is an elite play in all formats, even at $6K, but can be faded. With the role he will have with Thad and Brolo out for the season, he could easily put up a 50 burger, which would far outperform his price tag.

($4.5K)Bojan Bogdanovic

This Season vs Opp. Avg.: 1 game, 19 Fpts in 35.3 Mins

Bojan is the definition of a low floor, high ceiling play. He will be the leader of the offense if he chooses and may shoot 30 times today. He also may play 20 minutes. Incredible GPP play.

NO @ BOS – 208.5 | BOS -14


Tim Frazier

Frazier is my preferred value guy in this game today. He will likely play in a blowout and has showed upside of late, which has been boosted by his starting role.

($5K)Luke Babbit

He keeps getting it done, averaging 33.3 Fpts over his last 3 in 33.6 Mins. He is underpriced with his role at $5K, but this is not a favorable matchup vs him.

($4.3K)Alexis Ajinca

This Season vs Opp. Avg.: 1 game, 24.3 Fpts in 19.3 Mins

Alexis Ajinca is as volatile a player as they come. He can get into foul trouble, and he can just be a pedestrian on the highway at times. I will likely fade him, but he is worth a mention.


Evan Turner is out

($6.2K)Jae Crowder

This Season vs Opp. Avg.: 1 game, 23.7 Fpts in 34.9 Mins

($5.8K)Avery Bradley

This Season vs Opp. Avg.: 1 game, 21.6 Fpts in 28.6 Mins

CHA @ NY – 197 | CHA -4.5

Jose Calderon and Kristaps Porzingis are currently listed as doubtful


($3.7K)Derrick Williams is a viable punt play, starting for Kristaps

This Season vs Opp. Avg.: 3 games, 16.9 Fpts in 14.7 Mins

He is one of the only value guys today I feel decent about that is almost min priced. He also has a great matchup, but is very risky, with upside.

($3.6K)Jerian Grant

This Season vs Opp. Avg.: 3 games, 7.2 Fpts in 13.6 Mins

HOU @ DAL – 207.5 | HOU -1.5

Deron WIlliams remains out


($10.9K)James Harden

This Season vs Opp. Avg.: 3 games, 52.2 Fpts in 37.8 Mins

With a few days off, hopefully Harden got well rested and is prepared for the stretch run, with the playoffs nearing. He is a near must play with his recent usage and


($5.9K)J.J. Barea

This Season vs Opp. Avg.: 2 games, 17.1 Fpts in 17.7 Mins

No one is going to want to roster Barea at this price. He is running the offense and has been playing like a beast. I will happily roster him near $6K with his current role.

($4.7K)Raymond Felton

This Season vs Opp. Avg.: 3 games, 26.8 Fpts in 34 Mins

OKC @ POR – 219.5 | POR -1.5


($10.7K)Russel Westbrook

This Season vs Opp. Avg.: 49.5 Fpts in 31.2 Mins

Russel Westbrook is in a dream spot. He plays in the game with the highest over/under, vs one of the weakest starting PG defenders, where the game should stay close.

($10.5K)Kevin Durant

This Season vs Opp. Avg.: 3 games, 37 Fpts in 31.8 Mins

($8K)Damian Lillard

This Season vs Opp. Avg.: 3 games, 36.1 Fpts in 33.2 Mins

($6.9K)C.J. McCollum

This Season vs Opp. Avg.: 3 games, 32.1 Mins in 33.8 Mins

LAC @ LAK – 207 | LAC -12.5


($5.6K)Jordan Clarkson

This Season vs Opp. Avg.: 3 games, 19.8 Fpts in 32.2 Mins

Clarkson let down last night

Just Give Me the Damn Plays

Top Ceiling:

James Harden

Russel Westbrook


Top Value:

Tim Frazier

Bojan Bogdanovic

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