April 8, 2022, 1:12 pm
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Welcome to the DFS Delivery, the article that helps you build your DFS lineups and focuses on the overall best plays at the time of writing.
3 days are left in the regular season and to be honest, these past 10 days are wearing me down more than the rest of the season combined. Trying to figure out who is going to play, how much, what the rotations will and all this late-season stuff can be frustrating at times!
Anyhow, we have a 9-gamer on our hands tonight and I am sure we’re gonna find value, but don’t know if there are going to be any studs to pay up for!
Regardless let’s get to my favorite plays at the moment.
Luka Doncic ($12,200) – The Mavericks have an incentive to win and although Dallas is a huge favorite over the Blazers, Luka can at least play some decent minutes and can produce in those minutes. I don’t think there is a safe pay-up option these days but with Luka, the risk is somehow mitigated.
Kevin Durant ($11,700) – The Nets want the 7th seed and they need to win. So KD and Kyrie will play again heavy minutes against a Cavs team that also wants to win. Durant has 40+ minutes in four of the last six games and I can see another similar outcome tonight.
Jaylen Hoard ($5,600) – Hoard is the 1st option of what will be my “stack as many players from the OKC-Lakers game” case. Over the last four games, Hoard is averaging 16 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists. Can I trust that he will play heavy minutes? Of course not, but he is producing while he is on the floor, so he will definitely be in my player pool.
Malik Monk ($5,600) – Monk played 37 minutes and took the second-most shots on the team with 17. He will be doing the same thing tonight, against a weak opponent, in what looks like it is going to be an up and down affair against two bad teams. What can go wrong?
Talen Horton-Tucker ($3,800) – Talen Horton-Tucker broke the slate yesterday, so he will be chalk tonight for sure. THT took 28 shots and ended up dropping 40 points on Golden State. We all know that he can produce when he gets the minutes and he will get them tonight. And if he took 28 shots against the Warriors, what is he going to do against the Thunder?
Jericho Sims ($3,700) Sims will not be a popular option in my opinion and that is what makes him an interesting contrarian pick, against all the Thunder-Lakers chalk. In the Knicks’ most recent game he had a double-double with 10 points, 13 rebounds, and three blocks on his way to an impressive 38.25 fantasy points. Mitchell Robinson is already ruled out, the Knicks have nothing to play for, so Sims should get again heavy run.
Honorable Mentions: Trae Young ($10,800), Kyrie Irving ($10,200), DeMar DeRozan ($8,700), Isaih Roby ($6,800), Rui Hachimura ($5,300), Zavier Simpson ($3,900).