March 6, 2023, 11:47 am
It is another beautiful Monday, and we have a full six-game slate for all of the NBA fanatics out there. Tonight we will go through the top Thrive plays of the night, the best game picks, and who we should be building our DFS lineups around. Lets get right into it!
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Thrive Contest Plays of the Day
Damian Lillard O 33.5 Total Points – Lillard is Lillard and we all know how well he can take over the game and score. In his last five games Lillard has scored 39, 71, 25, 41, and 33. He has hit this mark in three almost four out of the last five games. Tonight against Detroit, I think he can hit the Over once more.
Myles Turner U 9.5 Total Rebounds – Tonight Turner goes up against the 76ers and will most likely match up with the big man Embiid. Embiid we all know is a force in the NBA, and I do not see Turner going over 9.5 rebounds for tonight. I say he will have 5-6 tonight, so lock in the under.
Writer’s Record: 13-16
Tonight’s Game Picks
Writer’s Record: 33-24
DFS Pillar Plays (expensive tier, middle tier, value tier)
James Harden (PG)
Harden looked like the old Harden we once knew in Houston, on Saturday night. He had 38 points, with 10 assists, and nine rebounds, one board shy of a triple double. We have seen what Embiid does to Hardens value this year, but we also know Harden can still have these types of games. For a little over $10k, Harden is worth it to be added into our lineups tonight.
Clint Capela (C)
Capela has been playing very well in his last five games, and I am surprised he is not more money on DK! He has scored in double figures and has grabbed rebounds in the double figures. He has double-doubled in three out of his last five games. But these are crazy. He has scored 10, 6, 13, 11, and 16 points, while grabbing 4, 12, 15, 12, and 13 boards. He literally posted a 13 and 15, and a 16 and 13 game. He has been a monster on the glass, and I look for him to continue to dominate the boards tonight.
Kevin Huerter (SG/SF)
Huerter in his last game out only really did well in the scoring category, as he dropped 29 points against the Timberwolves. That resulted in 39 fantasy points, and for someone who is under $5k at $4,900, that is great value. Tonight I look for him to continue his hot streak, against the Pelicans. Add him into your lineups for under $5k.
Position Player Name DK Salary PG James Harden $10,100 SG Kevin Huerter $4,900 SF PF C Clint Capela $6,100 G F UTIL REMAINING BUDGET The Remaining salary is $28,900. That will give you enough money for another mid tier player, then round out your lineups with great value plays.