NBA DFS Plays: Sunday 3/17

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Spencer Limbach finds the best NBA DFS Plays on FanDuel and DraftKings for Sunday, March 17.

NBA DFS Plays: Sunday 3/17

Spencer Limbach finds the best NBA DFS Plays on FanDuel and DraftKings for Sunday, March 17.

This article aims to highlight some of the best NBA DFS Plays at every position for your FanDuel and DraftKings lineups. Keep in mind that the following player write-ups were constructed earlier in the day, and sometimes injury/rest situations can alter the fantasy landscape. Monitoring our NBA News & Headlines Feed throughout the day will keep you in the loop while giving you the subsequent DFS consequences of each information piece.

Take note that we are looking at the main slate (four games) starting at 6:00 ET.


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De’Aaron Fox – Sacramento (vs Chicago)

Not only is Fox a fun player to watch, he’s also an excellent daily fantasy asset. The Sacramento point guard has posted 40+ fantasy points in three of his past four games, which includes a pair of 48+ FP performances against the Knicks and Celtics. Tonight’s home date with Chicago sets up for more of the same, as the Bulls rank 28th in defensive efficiency to opposing floor generals. Go ahead and click Fox into your lineup with plenty of confidence!

Also Consider: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Tyus Jones, Chris Paul (better if Harden out)  


Buddy Hield – Sacramento (vs Chicago)

I believe you can take Fox and Hield in the same lineup through all formats. There should be enough room for all the Sacramento stars to shine against a bottom-five Chicago defense. More specifically, the Bulls rank 26th in defensive efficiency to the shooting guard spot and 27th in three-point percentage allowed at 36.5%. That opens the door for Hield to do plenty of damage, and 35-40 FP represents an attainable baseline. 

Also Consider: Lou Williams, Terrence Ross   


Harrison Barnes – Sacramento (vs Chicago)

We have three write-ups so far and all of them are Sacramento players. I don’t even feel bad about it. As mentioned in the previous stanza, there’s plenty of room for fantasy production with two bad defenses squaring off in Sacramento. Barnes is seeing a ton of minutes for the Kings, giving him a solid floor/ceiling combination for DFS purposes. He has notched 35+ fantasy points in three of his past six, and the draw against Chicago is a good one. Feel free to target Barnes as a mid-range filler through all formats.

Also Consider: Danilo Gallinari, Taurean Prince


Aaron Gordon – Orlando (vs Atlanta)

Gordon is reasonably priced while holding a confident matchup vs the Hawks. Atlanta ranks 28th in defensive efficiency to opposing power forwards, and this is another high-scoring tilt that makes for a strong fantasy atmosphere. Gordon was battling a rib injury last week, but he looked healthy in back-to-back efficient performances against the Wizards and Cavaliers. He should be ready to contribute across the board tonight, profiling as a worthy DFS target on FanDuel and DraftKings.

Also Consider: John Collins, Montrezl Harrell   


Robin Lopez – Chicago (at Sacramento)

I really like Nikola Vucevic in a matchup against the Hawks, but trying to stabilize other positions has led me towards value at center. If more cheap plays open up throughout the day, I wouldn’t hesitate to go for Vucevic. As it stands, you made need the salary relief of Robin Lopez, which isn’t a bad DFS proposition. Lopez has looked good with 30+ fantasy points in 10 of his last 13 outings. He’s fresh off a brilliant 48 FP outing at the Clippers on Friday. “RoLo” is looking at another confident draw against a Sacramento club that ranks 24th in defensive efficiency to centers and 27th in rebound rate.

Also Consider: Nikola Vucevic, Jarrett Allen  

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