NBA Top Plays: Sunday 4/11

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Louis Cangiano
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**Note: Giannis Antetokounmpo is confirmed OUT tonight.

Point Guard

Eric Bledsoe - New Orleans Pelicans (vs. Cleveland Cavaliers)

With Cleveland’s current injuries, this becomes the perfect game script for Bledsoe to succeed. Benefiting from sloppy Cleveland play as well as Sexton/Garland’s possible absence(s), Bledsoe becomes one of my top plays of the night. The Cavaliers are one of the most targetable DFS teams in the league. They allow their opponents to shoot 38.5 % from three-point land (4th highest in the league). They also allow a league-high 5.9 blocks per game and 14.3 steals per game. Opponents are averaging 111.3 PPG. The Cavs have lost six of their last eight games. We can only hope that this game can stay close so the Pelicans can reach their ceiling and Cavaliers like Okoro can reach value. The Cavaliers are underdogs at +265 with a 226 O/U courtesy of Pointsbet.com.

Other PG Option: Cory Joseph - Detroit Pistons (vs. Los Angeles Clippers)

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Shooting Guard

Jrue Holiday - Milwaukee Bucks (vs. Orlando Magic)

The Bucks are currently favored by - 8.5 with a 224.5 O/U courtesy of Pointsbet.com. The Orlando Magic will be without two important big men in Otto Porter and Chuma Okeke. James Ennis Jr. and Wendell Carter will attempt to hold down the paint against tons of Bucks skill and value. Jrue is most confident/active when the lineup is without either Middleton or Antetokounmpo. Most of Milwaukee’s lineup is currently questionable. Make sure you're checking their confirmed lineup closer to lock. It currently seems as if Giannis is the most likely to miss tonight’s game. Once that is confirmed lock and load Holiday, Middleton, and Portis (at least) with usage shifting their way.

Other SG Option: Paul George - Los Angeles Clippers (vs. Detroit Pistons)

Small Forward

Khris Middleton - Milwaukee Bucks (vs. Orlando Magic)

Giannis will likely sit tonight leaving an offensive window wide open for Jrue Holiday, Khris Middleton, and more. The problem is that (as of now - 6:00 pm ET) nothing is confirmed. Milwaukee’s confirmed lineup is the most important news of the slate and without it, it will be tough to make accurate estimations for your lineup. If Antetokounmpo sits, fire up Portis, Middleton, and Holiday confidently. Nothing about Orlando’s projected starting lineup scares me defensively. Ennis is under-sized for the power forward position and Carter vs. Brook Lopez would leave me favoring Brook (by far). This game should stay close enough for starters from both teams to be active in the 4th quarter. Milwaukee players will likely be popular investments but solid investments nonetheless. The Bucks are favored by -380 with a 224.5 O/U courtesy of Pointsbet.com.

Other SF Options: Carmelo Anthony - Portland Trail Blazers (vs. Miami Heat)

Power Forward

Isaac Okoro - Cleveland Cavaliers (vs. New Orleans Pelicans)

I know Okoro is a Small Forward I just thought it was important to know his upside if this game stays close tonight. Okoro will see significant offensive usage and as many minutes as he can handle with Windler, Allen, and Nance confirmed out. Not to mention that Sexton and Garland will be game-time decisions. The New Orleans Pelicans are favored by -8 points with a 226 O/U. courtesy of Pointsbet.com. Okoro will have the freedom to help Cleveland in whatever way he can as injuries are piling up for a young Cavaliers team. The Pelicans are allowing their opponents to shoot 39.3% from behind the arc (highest in the league). If this game stays close, Okoro contains a ceiling upwards of 40 fantasy points. At his current salary of 3,900 on DraftKings, it’s hard to imagine Okoro not reaching value tonight, blowout or not.

Other PF Option: James Johnson - New Orleans Pelicans (vs. Cleveland Cavaliers)

Center

Nikola Vucevic - Chicago Bulls (vs. Minnesota Timberwolves)

The NBC Sports Edge NBA optimizer loves Vucevic tonight. He is projected for 50.8 points at a salary of $9,100. He goes up against Karl Anthony-Towns in a game that favors Chicago by - 4 points with a 232 O/U courtesy of Pointsbet.com. Vucevic had two massive outings followed by two mediocre games over his last 4. Minutes are guaranteed as the Bulls will need him to produce and defend against a talented Karl Anthony-Towns. If you have the salary, invest in Chicago’s big man confidently.

Other C Option: Jonas Valanciunas - Memphis Grizzlies (vs. Indiana Pacers)

Bargain Bin

PG Cory Joseph

SG Gary Harris

SF DeAndre Bembry

PF Bobby Portis

C Brook Lopez