Fresh from Fantasy Stars: Our Moneyball NBA thoughts for Thursday the 31st March.
Overall thoughts on the slate of games
Three juicy totals tonight and two double-digit lines to be a bit worried about!
Well and truly in the silly season now with injuries and coaches sitting players randomly. Probably even more reason to spread exposure where possible.
Parker, Ginobili and Duncan all look likely to play tonight while Paul Pierce will miss.
Dwight Powell and Justin Anderson will start for the Mavs once again as Deron Williams.
Players to consider
Toney Douglas (New Orleans) $5,000
We think that his ownership would have dropped for tonight since his price has gone up. However, the Pelicans only have a small handful of guys that can get there own shot and who can knock down a shot. Douglas is one of those guys! His ceiling is pretty high as a result and against the Spurs point guard is one spot we don’t mind targeting.
Devin Harris (Dallas) $3,500
Harris is a juicy price at the minimum and with no Deron Williams tonight he becomes an attractive option. He has a great match-up against the Knicks and anything like his last two performances would do us just fine!
Luke Babbit (New Orleans) $3,900
Babbit is the other guy on this Pelicans team who will have a license to chuck them up tonight against the Spurs. Between him and Douglas you can almost lock in 50 fantasy points for a cost of $8,900 and that sounds like a good game plan to us!
Dwight Powell (Dallas) $3,500
He is a lock for today. Dirt cheap and in the starting lineup against the Knicks. He’s super athletic and capable of a big rebound game tonight. Anything like his form of 24 would be a good result for a bargain basement pick-up like Powell. His ceiling is probably mid 30s if he can crack a decent double-double. Let’s hope he can!
Alexis Ajinca (New Orleans) $3,500
An absolute steal at $3,500. The Pelicans are on the ropes getting smashed by the heavyweight champion. They through to the towel in two weeks ago when they shut down Anthony Davis and things have gone from bad to worse since. Ajinca absolutely MUST be in a few of your lineups today. He’ll get all the minutes he can handle and is capable of scoring 30+.
**We also like Boogie Cousins tonight due to the fact there is limited premium options on the board and we are worried about Klay, Dray and Steph on a back-to-back against the low scoring Jazz.
Sample Moneyball BANK line-up