As the NBA regular season winds down, we’re turning our attention to other sports for daily fantasy fun and profit. Major League Baseball begins on Sunday with a three-game slate.
You can already enter Monday’s $300K Moonshot, with over 23,000 cash prizes ($20K to first.) The $3 entry fee is waived for new signups. Closers don’t matter in DraftKings hardball; simply pick two pitchers and eight hitters within the $50K salary cap. I’m keying on Marcus Stroman $9300 and Francisco Liriano $9300 tomorrow, then stacking Mets bats.
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The banged-up Bulls somehow pulled out a victory in Houston on Thursday to stay alive, while the Pistons lost a tough one at home last night, despite Marcus Morris $5300 having a tremendous game (31 PTS, 12 REB, 4 AST.) In another must-win for Chicago, Jimmy Butler $7300, Nikola Mirotic $5200 and Doug McDermott $3300 are attractively priced.
Portland has won three straight on this home stand; Miami had to play in Sacramento last night. Dwyane Wade $7100 (neck) sat out and Gerald Green $3000 scored 30 points in a spot start. We went to the Hassan Whiteside $8800 well once too often, as he scored just six points in 30 minutes. Damian Lillard $8500 and C.J. McCollum $6600 lead the Blazers as always.
Sacramento at Denver is one of those “who cares?” games in real life. Well-rested after serving his one-game suspension, DeMarcus Cousins $10100 is a solid DFS investment. With Rajon Rondo (rest) out, Darren Collison $5400 and Seth Curry $3200 should pay their way.
It’s hard to imagine the Pacers losing a big game in Philadelphia. Whether Paul George $8700 has to play huge minutes is up to the Sixers; I prefer Ian Mahinmi $4900 against undersized Carl Landry $4400.
The Raptors had to grind out a victory in Memphis on Friday and might rest some key players in San Antonio. With the Warriors’ 54-game home winning streak snapped last night, the Spurs can become the first team to finish a season perfect at home, although their final two opponents (Golden State and Oklahoma City) present quite a challenge.
|PG||Damian Lillard $8500||Darren Collison $5400||Seth Curry $3200|
|SG||Jimmy Butler $7300||C.J. McCollum $6600||Gerald Green $3000|
|SF||Paul George $8700||Marcus Morris $5300||Doug McDermott $3300|
|PF||DeMarcus Cousins $10100||Nikola Mirotic $5200||Carl Landry $4400|
|C||Hassan Whiteside $8800||Andre Drummond $7500||Ian Mahinmi $4900|
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