DiRTy Plays – Week of March 16th

3-20-15

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Fan Duel Breakdown & Lineup to Consider

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DraftKings Breakdown & Lineup to Consider

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Above you will find some additional information regarding some other key players for tonight’s games with the same breakdown of salary.  Just click the picture to get a better view!

News & Notes:

We are offering a new program for Platinum members, the first 15 who contact us will be signed up and receive our full reporting for free for the end of the NBA season.  Either go to our contact page or click here and we will get you setup.  As promised, we are pleased to offer a new format to our daily NBA information.  Below you will find a new section where we are going to identify the Absolute Must Have, Notable and Sleeper.  We are also going to provide a report breakdown of the Must Haves, Notables and Sleepers with some key highlights so you can more easily build your lineups.  We will be posting specific contests for Fan Duel and DraftKings this week so look for those special events that are designed for beginners and only new players or players that have not deposited funds are eligible.  You can click on any of the links, banners, contest names or pictures here in and they will all take you to the proper location on each site.  We are going to be finalizing our lineup optimization tool and are able to provide complete rankings and projections for each night’s contest.  Just contact us on Twitter @TheDiRTCanon and we will contact you with next steps to unlock this information.

For Beginners we have created a How To for both Fan Duel and DraftKings.  Click here to learn how to play DraftKings.  Click here to learn how to play Fan Duel.

Thursday Recap:

Not many games yesterday but we did see the T-Wolves and Knicks take into OT and ESPN tweet out, “Who watches the NCAA when you have OT NBA basketball.”  As a great analyst once said C’Mon Man.  Even I, who literally watches every NBA game, had to turn the channel and watch some great college basketball yesterday.  It was not only madness it was simply insane.  Let’s breakdown our Absolute’s from yesterday. As predicted, James Harden lead all players in fantasy points with a 66 on Fan Duel and a 72 on DraftKings.  If you follow us on Twitter you would have known that Anthony Davis twisted an ankle and around 3 p.m. MST we tweeted that he wouldn’t play and you should switch over to Harden for the night.  Look for our top projected player regardless of value for tonight below.  Our program predicted for Fan Duel the Absolute Must Have to be Rudy Gobert last night.  Our DiRTCanon Analyzer had shown Gobert projected with 38.5 and while he did not meet our projection, it was largely due to being in foul trouble and the Lakers owned the paint. Gobert finished with a total of 19.6 points.  Absolute Must Have on DraftKings was Anthyony Davis and we didn’t have time to come back in to change it so hopefully you went with Harden.  Our other Must Haves, Notables and Sleepers should have allowed for you to win as we came in 26th place out of 54670 and turned a $2 contest into $150 of profit.  Moving onto our Absolute Notable for Fan Duel was Kenneth Faried, since getting his coach fired he has scored over 32+ fantasy points in all 10 contests.  DirtCanon Analyzer came in with a projection of 34.5 and his actual output was 37.4. Alexey Shved topped our Absolute Notable for DraftKings with a projected total of 39.1 and his actual output was 37.25 as he continued his hot shooting streak and almost pulled out another victory for the Knicks.  Absolute Sleeper, which on Fan Duel was predicted to be Brandon Wright, coming in with a projection of 25.2 and his actual performance was 39.6  Wright was simply awesome for your Fan Duel lineup and you combine him with Foye, Harden, Shved and Galloway and you probably won some big bucks last night. On DraftKings our Absolute Sleeper was Justin Hamilton. Hamilton was a late scratch prior to game-time and never took the court.  Look for this segment to further define your success playing daily NBA fantasy games. If you want the full list of complete projections for every player, each day you will need to subscribe with us so click here or follow us on Twitter @TheDiRTCanon, send a direct message to us and we will get you setup.

Notable Injuries

A ton of injuries for tonight so I am just going to bullet point them for you below. You should check back for updates prior to tip-off tonight or follow us on Twitter @TheDiRTCanon and we will be sending out tweets live 30 minutes prior to tip off and all night for all games that are going on.

  • Anthony Davis – GTD listed as questionable (ankel)
  • LeBron James – GTD listed as questionable (illness)
  • DeMarcus Cousins – GTD listed as questionable (calf)
  • John Wall – questionable (ankle) says he will play
  • Kyle Lowry – questionable (back) he won’t play because he is weak
  • Klay Thompson – OUT
  • Isaiah Thomas – OUT
  • Enes Kanter – OUT
  • Tobias Harris – doubtful
  • Mike Conley – doubtful
  • Omir Asik – doubtful (calf strain) – If he doesn’t play and Davis doesn’t play then you must start Ajinca and watch your lineup go insane because you can afford Westbrook.

Absolute Must Have, Notable & Sleeper

The definition for these respective categories is all based on the salary assigned to the individual for today’s games on both Fan Duel and DraftKings.  The Absolute Must Have category is designated for players with a salary above $8,000.  The Absolute Notable is for players that have a salary between $5,300 and $7,900.  Absolute Sleeper is defined as players that have a salary at or below $5,200.  We will be identifying the best player for these respective salary ranges each day and you should take all three of these individuals as they have the best matchup and the projection combination for the day.  You will then be able to review the next section where we outline some additional players to complete your lineup and finished off with a lineup to consider for each site.

Absolute Must Have

  • Anthony Davis – Projected with a 49.1 on Fan Duel with the #1 Matchup and #1 Projection, the problem here is will he play.  If not Westbrook would lead this section and is projected with a 46.4
  • Russell Westbrook comes in with a projection of 51.75 on DraftKings.  He has the 2nd best matchup with an overall ranking of #1 in projection.

Absolute Notable

  • Elfrid Payton – He is the leader in this category for both Fan Duel and DraftKings as he comes in with a projection of 34.1 on Fan Duel and a 38.1 on DraftKings.

Absolute Sleeper

  • Tony Snell – A projection of 26.6 Fan Duel means he can provide you with solid output from the shooting guard position and allow for you to afford Westbrook or Davis.
  • Ish Smith – He is coming in hot, averaging 28 fantasy points per game over his last 5 games.  For DraftKings we have him projected at 31.3 tonight.

***Fun fact, if you have three or more players score more than 45 points in a contest on Fan Duel you will cash 95.3% of the time.

Consider entering tonight’s NBA Contest here with this lineup and watch the dollars roll in:

***Fun fact, if you have 4 players go for more than 40 DraftKings points you will cash, in that tournament, 91.4% of the time.

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3-19-15


News & Notes:

We are offering a new program for Platinum members, the first 15 who contact us will be signed up and receive our full reporting for free for the end of the NBA season.  Either go to our contact page or click here and we will get you setup.  As promised, we are pleased to offer a new format to our daily NBA information.  Below you will find a new section where we are going to identify the Absolute Must Have, Notable and Sleeper.  We are also going to provide a report breakdown of the Must Haves, Notables and Sleepers with some key highlights so you can more easily build your lineups.  We will be posting specific contests for Fan Duel and DraftKings this week so look for those special events that are designed for beginners and only new players or players that have not deposited funds are eligible.  You can click on any of the links, banners, contest names or pictures here in and they will all take you to the proper location on each site.  We are going to be finalizing our lineup optimization tool and are able to provide complete rankings and projections for each night’s contest.  Just contact us on Twitter @TheDiRTCanon and we will contact you with next steps to unlock this information.

For Beginners we have created a How To for both Fan Duel and DraftKings.  Click here to learn how to play DraftKings.  Click here to learn how to play Fan Duel.

 

Wednesday Recap:

Our weekly feast of NBA games got us started for the next two days of extreme basketball.  We should have a great day of what will hopefully be some upsets, some blowouts and finish it off with LSU tonight.  As for the NBA, we got to see a rising star in Gobert and D-Wade of old.  Wade has scored 25+ points in 7 consecutive games, a feat he hasn’t conquered since pre-KingJames.  Let’s breakdown our Absolute’s from yesterday. As predicted, Russell Westbrook lead all players in fantasy points with a 60 on Fan Duel and a 62 on DraftKings.  Look for our top projected player regardless of value for tonight below.  Our program predicted for Fan Duel the Absolute Must Have to be Kyle Lowry last night.  Our DiRTCanon Analyzer had shown Lowry projected with a 40.1 and had he not left the game in the first half with a back contusion he was on pace to beat that projection but finished with a 19.6.  He was also the Absolute Must Have on DraftKings where we projected him to score a 41.0 and his actual output was 21.25. Injuries are a tough thing for you to handle but if you were able to combine Lowry with some of our other Must Haves, Notables and Sleepers, then you should have cashed in last night’s contests.  Moving onto our Absolute Notable for Fan Duel was Goran Dragic, since being traded has averaged over 35+ fantasy points per game.  DirtCanon Analyzer came in with a projection of 33.9 and his actual output was 43.1. Elfrid Payton topped our Absolute Notable for DraftKings with a projected total of 34.5 and his actual output was 48.5 as he put up his first career triple-double last night.  Finally, we have the Absolute Sleeper, which on Fan Duel was predicted to be Robin Lopez, coming in with a projection of 23.1 and his actual performance was 18.7. Lopez had a tough game last night as Whiteside simply dominated him down low.  This caused the Blazers to roll with Chris Kaman down the stretch who had 12 rebounds and 6 points, our projection for Lopez pre-game. On DraftKings our Absolute Sleeper was Justin Hamilton. Hamilton was a late scratch prior to game-time and never took the court.  Look for this segment to further define your success playing daily NBA fantasy games. If you want the full list of complete projections for every player, each day you will need to subscribe with us so click here or follow us on Twitter @TheDiRTCanon, send a direct message to us and we will get you setup.

Notable Injuries

While we have many players listed as GTD for tonight, the vast majority of them are only listed that way because they sat out their previous game for #Rest?!  So who is on the list you ask, here we go. Brandon Knight is doubtful for tonight’s game with his ankle sprain (he won’t play).  Pekovic is still considered questionable with his ankle injury and Hamilton is also listed as questionable for the T-Wolves as he came down with the flu yesterday.  Patrick Beverly is considered questionable but he did play on Tuesday, look for him to play tonight.  Alex Len is likely to miss the Suns game tonight with an ankle injury as such look for Brandon Wright to step into the starting lineup.  Last but not least, Tim Hardaway Jr. is listed as doubtful with a wrist injury.  He sat out the last game against the Spurs, expect him to sit again and Shved will continue his fantasy point explosion. You should check back for updates prior to tip-off tonight or follow us on Twitter @TheDiRTCanon and we will be sending out tweets live 30 minutes prior to tip off and all night for all games that are going on.

Absolute Must Have, Notable & Sleeper

The definition for these respective categories is all based on the salary assigned to the individual for today’s games on both Fan Duel and DraftKings.  The Absolute Must Have category is designated for players with a salary above $8,000.  The Absolute Notable is for players that have a salary between $5,300 and $7,900.  Absolute Sleeper is defined as players that have a salary at or below $5,200.  We will be identifying the best player for these respective salary ranges each day and you should take all three of these individuals as they have the best matchup and the projection combination for the day.  You will then be able to review the next section where we outline some additional players to complete your lineup and finished off with a lineup to consider for each site.

Absolute Must Have

  • Rudy Gobert – Projected with a 38.5 on Fan Duel and playing the Lakers tonight, this young budding star should be considered every night he is eligible.
  • Anothony Davis comes in with a projection of 49.1 on DraftKings.  He has the best matchup with an overall ranking of #1 for both projection and matchup tonight.

Absolute Notable

  • Kenneth Faried – He is our guy for Fan Duel tonight, coming in with a solid projection of 34.5 and has been playing well of late.  Outside of the game he needed to #Rest, he has scored 32+ fantasy points in each of his last 7 games.
  • Alexey Shved– He comes in with the best rating for our Absolute Notable section for DraftKings with a projection of 39.1.  It should be noted that Tim Hardaway Jr. is doubtful and since his latest string of injuries, Shved has stepped in and scored over 40+ fantasy points in 4 of his last 6 games.

Absolute Sleeper

  • Brandon Wright – A projection of 25.2 on Fan Duel means he can provide you with solid output from the Center position and allow you to afford some other key guys tonight. Please note, Alex Len is expected to miss the game tonight and so this projection could be low if he plays extended minutes as expected.
  • Justin Hamilton – I’m sure that most of you have no idea who this young player is and really why should you.  Unless you follow the T-Wolves and read their media reports you would never know that this guy has come into the starting lineup with Garnett out and is averaging 12 points and 8 rebounds per game over his last 5 games.  For DraftKings we have him projected at 33.8 tonight.  We will give him a shot to take the court after coming down with an illness yesterday.  If he doesn’t play tonight look for Langston Galloway as he comes in as our #2 guy here and a projection of 27.3

Below you will find some additional information regarding some other key players for tonight’s games with the same breakdown of salary.  Just click the picture to get a better view!

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Fan Duel Lineup to Consider

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DraftKings Lineup to Consider

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***Fun fact, if you have two or more players score more than 50 points in a contest on Fan Duel you will cash 84.3% of the time.

Consider entering tonight’s NBA Contest here with this lineup and watch the dollars roll in:

***Fun fact, if you have 3 players go for more than 40 DraftKings points you will cash, in that tournament, 72.8% of the time.

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3-18-15


News & Notes:

As promised, we are pleased to offer a new format to our daily NBA information.  Below you will find a new section where we are going to identify the Absolute Must Have, Notable and Sleeper.  We are also going to provide a report breakdown of the Must Haves, Notables and Sleepers with some key highlights so you can more easily build your lineups.  We will be posting specific contests for Fan Duel and DraftKings this week so look for those special events that are designed for beginners and only new players or players that have not deposited funds are eligible.  You can click on any of the links, banners, contest names or pictures here in and they will all take you to the proper location on each site.  We are going to be finalizing our lineup optimization tool and are able to provide complete rankings and projections for each night’s contest.  Just contact us on Twitter @TheDiRTCanon and we will contact you with next steps to unlock this information.

For Beginners we have created a How To for both Fan Duel and DraftKings.  Click here to learn how to play DraftKings.  Click here to learn how to play Fan Duel.

 

Tuesday Recap:

Tuesday seemed to be a slow night for the NBA.  It could be that we are on the verge of March Madness and even had two play-in games last night or the fact that we simply didn’t have any good matchups to watch.  What we did see was the Spurs going down to the Knicks and YES, they played all their starters.  Additionally, we saw Reggie Jackson go off and lead all players in fantasy points with a 55.4 on Fan Duel and a 59 on DraftKings.  As we have finished building our absolute player program I just wanted to provide you with the highlights from yesterday.  Our program predicted for Fan Duel the Absolute Must Have was Anthony Davis last night.  Our projections prior to game-time listed Davis at a projection of 48.9 and his actual output was 46.4.  He was also the Absolute Must Have on DraftKings where we projected him to score a 49.2 and his actual output was 49.5. Moving onto our Absolute Notable for Fan Duel was Tony Parker coming in with a projection of 36.4 and his actual output was 36.2.  Alexey Shved topped our Absolute Notable for DraftKings with a projected total of 33.6 and his actual output was 41.25.  Finally, we have the Absolute Sleeper, which on Fan Duel was predicted to be Zaza Puchulia coming in with a projection of 24.1 and his actual performance was 29.7.  On DraftKings our Absolute Sleeper was Donatas Motiejunas and he was projected to score 22.4 and instead put up a stellar 38.75.  Look for this segment to further define your success playing daily NBA fantasy games. If you want the full list of complete projections for every player, each day you will need to subscribe with us so click here and follow us on Twitter @TheDiRTCanon, send a direct message to us and we will get you setup.

Notable Injuries

Kyrie Irving tweaked his quad in the game against the Heat (now you know why he underperformed in that game) and is listed as questionable tonight. Greg Monroe traveled with the team for tonight’s game against they 76ers but the team has not announced whether he will play or not.  Rudy Gay is questionable and unlike Cousins he most likely will sit out the game.  Isaiah Thomas and Klay Thompson will miss tonight’s games and Tobias Harris is listed as doubtful with an ankle sprain from last nights contest.  Makes sense why he only had 7 points for your fantasy lineup. You should check back for updates prior to tip-off tonight or follow us on Twitter @TheDiRTCanon and we will be sending out tweets live 30 minutes prior to tip off and all night for all games that are going on.

Absolute Must Have, Notable & Sleeper

The definition for these respective categories is all based on the salary assigned to the individual for today’s games on both Fan Duel and DraftKings.  The Absolute Must Have category is designated for players with a salary above $8,000.  The Absolute Notable is for players that have a salary between $5,300 and $7,900.  Absolute Sleeper is defined as players that have a salary at or below $5,200.  We will be identifying the best player for these respective salary ranges each day and you should take all three of these individuals as they have the best matchup and the projection combination for the day.  You will then be able to review the next section where we outline some additional players to complete your lineup and finished off with a lineup to consider for each site.

Absolute Must Have

  • Kyle Lowry – Projected with a 40.1 on Fan Duel and a 41.0 on DraftKings.  He has the best matchup with an overall ranking of #1 and he is still on the somewhat cheap side considering his output will get you at least 12% of your required scoring total to cash tonight.

Absolute Notable

  • Goran Dragic – He is our guy for Fan Duel tonight, coming in with a solid projection of 33.9 and has been playing well of late.  The Heat have been solid in the back court with Wade playing great, look for this to continue tonight.
  • Elfrid Payton – He comes in with the best rating for our Absolute Notable section for DraftKings with a projection of 34.5.  It should be noted that Tobias Harris will most likely not play tonight so look for Payton, Oladipo and Vucevic to pickup the scoring duties tonight.

Absolute Sleeper

  • Robin Lopez – A projection of 23.1 on Fan Duel means can provide you with solid output from the Center position and allow you to afford some other key guys tonight.
  • Justin Hamilton – I’m sure that most of you have no idea who this young player is and really why should you.  Unless you follow the T-Wolves and read their media reports you would never know that this guy has come into the starting lineup with Garnett out and is averaging 12 points and 8 rebounds per game over his last 5 games.  For DraftKings we have him projected at 27.5 tonight.

Below you will find some additional information regarding some other key players for tonight’s games with the same breakdown of salary.  Just click the picture to get a better view!

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Fan Duel Lineup to Consider                                             DraftKings Lineup to Consider

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***Fun fact, if you have two or more players score more than 50 points in a contest on Fan Duel you will cash 84.3% of the time.

Consider entering tonight’s NBA Contest here with this lineup and watch the dollars roll in:

***Fun fact, if you have 3 players go for more than 40 DraftKings points you will cash, in that tournament, 72.8% of the time.

 

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3-17-15


News & Notes:

We will be posting specific contests for Fan Duel and DraftKings this week so look for those special events that are designed for beginners and only new players or players that have not deposited funds are eligible.  You can click on any of the links, banners, contest names or pictures here in and they will all take you to the proper location on each site.  We are going to be finalizing our lineup optimization tool and are able to provide complete rankings and projections for each night’s contest.  Just contact us on Twitter @TheDiRTCanon and we will contact you with next steps to unlock this information.

For Beginners we have created a How To for both Fan Duel and DraftKings.  Click here to learn how to play DraftKings.  Click here to learn how to play Fan Duel.

 

Monday Recap:

During last night’s contests we saw Dwayne Wade display skills that reminded of us of 5 years ago, going for 45+ fantasy points yet again and putting a beat down on the Cavs.  LeBron James did play but he was limited in his ability to rebound and no one else could hit shots for the Cavs and so they simply got blown out.  Where were you Kyrie?  It appeared that the Heat played inspired ball while the Cavs just showed up.  That had nothing on the Jazz/Hornets contest.  I’m not sure you can even call that a contest with the Jazz coming out on fire and hitting 8 three’s in the first quarter and 12 in the first half, they took a 31 point lead into half time.  Displays like this get you excited in the beginning but ultimately it costs you in the second half in terms of your fantasy lineup.  We had projected Derrick Favors to lead all PF’s last night and he only produced 17 fantasy points because he wasn’t needed in the second half.  We knew they had a great matchup but when you get blow outs like this it is detrimental to your success.  We are currently working on a program algorithm that will also predict the outcomes of the games and point spreads that we will be looking to incorporate into our projection algorithm.  Alongside this element we are finalizing our “rest” and injury algorithms so that you can better determine players for the games tonight’s based on these scenarios so look for that in the next week or so.

Fan Duel Breakdown:

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DraftKings Breakdown:

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If you want the full list each day you will need to subscribe with us so click here or follow us on Twitter @TheDiRTCanon and direct message us and we will get you setup.

Fan Duel Must Haves:

  1. (PG) Chris Paul – Paul has been on a tear of late.  It should be noted that with Griffin back in the lineup, Paul will not need to score as many points as he has over the past few weeks.  DiRTCanon Analyzer projects a 32.3 tonight.
  2. (SG) James Harden – Has had two consecutive poor performances in a row, only producing a 33.1 and 37.3.  For his cost he must hit for 45+ in order to be considered but he is the highest projected SG tonight.  Our DiRTCanon Analyzer projects 40.8 tonight.
  3. (SF) Kawhi Leonard – He has gone over 45+ fantasy points on Fan Duel for each of his last 4 contests and is playing lights out of late to the likes of #KingJames and giving him a run for best SF in March. DiRTCanon Analyzer lists him at 37.5 tonight.
  4. (PF) Anthony Davis – DiRTCanon Analyzer projects a 56.8 as he is the highest projected player tonight. Davis is coming off an almost quadruple double and is playing the Bucks who give up the most points to the PF position of teams playing tonight.
  5. (C) Nicola Vucevic – DiRTCanon Analyzer shows a 37.1 tonight and he will be playing against the Rockets who are still without Howard.

***We know that you cannot afford to take all of these players so pick carefully and have at least two of them on your lineup tonight, now check out some of our Sleepers below to finish filling in your lineups.***

Fan Duel Sleepers:

  1. (PG) Norris Cole – He won’t get the start tonight as Evans is back in the lineup but he will play around 25 minutes.  He has high production for the second unit of the Pelicans and considering there aren’t really any mid range guys tonight you should consider taking him.  DiRTCanon Analyzer shows 21.2 tonight.
  2. (SG) Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – He is the starter and with Monroe sidelined tonight look for him and Prince to step up.  Jodie Meeks is another consideration for this position and both are under $4,700 tonight.  He is projected to have a 25.3 performance tonight.
  3. (SF) Tayshawn Prince – He has been checked and is expected to play and since coming back home to the Pistons he has put up at least 19 fantasy points in each of his last 5 contests.  Given that Monroe is out tonight Prince will get time at the SF and PF tonight and is projected to have a 19.4.
  4. (PF) Ersan Ilyasova – He is one of the most inconsistent players that fall on our list tonight.  He can go for 30 or he can go for 10 so be cautious here as you cannot afford to have a low production from the PF spot tonight. DiRTCanon Analyzer 22.3 prediction tonight.
  5. (C) Cole Aldrich – Cole has been up and down but has a nice matchup against the Spurs tonight.  He is on the cheap side again tonight, he will get you 22.3 per our DiRTCanon Analyzer.

 

Notable Injuries

Greg Monroe is going to sit out tonight due to a knee injury tonight.  Matt Barnes is listed as questionable for tonight’s game and Crawford is expected to miss at least 10 more days.  Mayo is still out with a nagging hamstring issue and Ginobli is out another week with his ankle injury.  You should check back for updates prior to tip-off tonight or follow us on Twitter @TheDiRTCanon and we will be sending out tweets live 30 minutes prior to tip off and all night for all games that are going on.

Fan Duel 3 Lineups to Consider

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***Fun fact, if you have two or more players score more than 50 points in a contest on Fan Duel you will cash 84.3% of the time.

DraftKings Must Haves:

  • (PG) Tony Parker – Yes we believe that CP3 is a guy that will produce but look for his point production to decline a bit while Griffin settles in.  Parker has a great matchup against the Knicks tonight so long as Pop plays them all. DiRTCanon Analyzer projects a 36.8 tonight.
  • (SG) Danny Green – He will be a big-time scorer again tonight with the Knicks on the calendar. We know that most of you want to take Harden but he is slumping right now but could go off against the terrible Magic so play cautiously. Our DiRTCanon Analyzer projects 26.8.
  • (SF) Kawhi Leonard – If you can afford to take him then he will get you a solid 40 spot. DiRTCanon Analyzer lists him at 37.94 tonight.
  • (PF) Anthony Davis – DiRTCanon Analyzer projects a 58.8 enough said.
  • (C) Andre Drummond – DiRTCanon Analyzer shows a solid 39.8 tonight.  Look for the inside to be controlled by Drummond given that Memphis is coming off a back to back.

DraftKings Sleepers:

  • (G) Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – By far the cheapest guy that could get you a 30 spot tonight  DiRTCanon Analyzer projecting a 24.5 with #HugeUpside.
  • (F) Cory Brewer – A nice matchup against the Magic tonight, look for Brewer to be instant offense again as he should produce a 25.7 tonight.
  • (Util) Tayshaun Prince – Yes, Memphis has a tough D but they are coming off a back to back and Conley is unsure for the game.  Monroe is out and someone has to score for the Pistons and grab boards.  They won’t all go to Drummond and Jackson so look for some counterparts to keep it close. He will bring down 23.4 DraftKings points tonight with #HugeUpside.

Other Notable Players You Might Consider:

Our notables for tonight, which if you recall are those players that have a salary over $5,200 on either Fan Duel or DraftKings that we project in the top 5 of their respective position for the night. For tonight on our list of players to consider, Danny Green and Tony Parker are playing lights out on fantasy in March.  They are both coming off 40+ fantasy point performances and play against the Knicks tonight.  Tobias Harris has been a consistent 30 spot and should score as the Magic and Rockets are going to score into the 110+ each.  Reggie Jackson has been extremely up and down over his last 5 games but keep in mind that Monroe is out and Drummond is more of a defensive guy.

DraftKings Lineup to Consider

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Consider entering tonight’s NBA Contest here with this lineup and watch the dollars roll in:

***Fun fact, if you have 3 players go for more than 40 DraftKings points you will cash, in that tournament, 72.8% of the time.

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News & Notes:

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Weekend Recap:

We had some amazing performances over the weekend and the one individual that stands out yet again is Rudy Gobert.  This young talent has gone from a bench player and spot starts to simply being one of the top 3 dominate forces in the middle.  He has been averaging over 16 rebounds per game since Kanter was traded to OKC and when adding his 11 points per game and just under 3 blocks per game, he has been a fantasy Must Have of late.  We believe this will continue so long as he salary doesn’t exceed $8,500.  Once you get to that figure you have to evaluate what you are giving up in other areas of your team because the reality is Gobert is a solid 35 – 38 spot each day but will rarely go above that because he has not been able to add a jump shot to his game.  Russell Westbrook continued his historic run over the weekend adding a 55 point and a 56.8 for his two respective games.  Anthony Davis was able to contribute an 81.2 during Sunday’s contest but that was in a double OT game.  That said, he was only 3 assists and 1 block shy of having a quadruple double and it should be noted that Davis has cracked 78+ fantasy points in 2 of his last 5 games.

Fan Duel Breakdown:

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DraftKings Breakdown:

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Fan Duel Must Haves:

  1. (PG) Russell Westbrook – Yes he is back on our list at the top and why not, Westbrook continued his success with a 55 and a 56 over the weekend.  DiRTCanon Analyzer projects a 59.9 tonight.
  2. (SG) Dwayne Wade – Despite being sick, his last game he poured in 28 points, which marked 5 straight games over 25 points in the game. In fantasy world that has equated to over 40+ fantasy points in each of his last 4 contests and he plays against King James and the Cavs tonight.  Our DiRTCanon Analyzer projects 39.4 tonight.
  3. (SF) LeBron James – He has gone over 50+ fantasy points on Fan Duel for each of his last 4 contests and so long as he plays tonight he will be very productive.  Keep an eye on this because if LeBron sits then Irving is a must play. DiRTCanon Analyzer lists him at 50.2 tonight.
  4. (PF) Derrick Favors – DiRTCanon Analyzer projects a 39.4 as he is the second highest projected PF tonight. Only Aldridge comes in with a higher projection but for the value of this player, he is the one you should be starting tonight.
  5. (C) Rudy Gobert – DiRTCanon Analyzer shows a 38.7 tonight and he is coming off a 22 rebounds and 19 rebounds for his last two games.  When he is able to add a jumper he will be unstoppable.  Combine his late season run with the fact that Charlotte will most likely be without Al Jefferson again tonight and Zeller is also hurt the front line of the Jazz should own this contest.

Fan Duel Sleepers:

  1. (PG) Zach LaVine – Friday night LaVine had a slow game as he was put into more rotations and came up a little shy of our projection of 22 points.  However, yesterday he was able to put up 18 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists against the OKC Thunder.  DiRTCanon Analyzer shows 24.5 tonight with Rubio expected to miss another game.
  2. (SG) Kent Bazemore – He is coming off a 41.6 fantasy point performance last night as Korver went down with a broken nose and Carroll along with Teague and Millsap sat out last night.  Korver was already projected to sit but this means more time for Bazemore and he should get you a solid 31.2 tonight.
  3. (SF) Rodney Hood – He has put up consecutive career highs in points scored for his last two contests.  The Jazz are playing at a high level right now and have recorded the best record in the Western Conference over the last 12 games.  Hood is projected at 26.4 tonight.
  4. (PF) Luis Scola – If you enjoy the facts that we provide then you would know that we have been on Scola for the past two weeks.  The Pacers are the hottest team in the NBA right now and Scola is putting up high production for rebounds and points without a ton of minutes. DiRTCanon Analyzer 25.4 prediction tonight.
  5. (C) Robin Lopez – Since coming back from his injured hand, Lopez has been a consistent 30 spot on your fantasy lineup. He is on the cheap side again tonight, he will get you 31.2 per our DiRTCanon Analyzer.

 

Notable Injuries

Kyle Korver broke his nose during Sunday’s game while he and Al Horford will sit tonight as the other starters were given the day off on Sunday it is not expected that Korver will action beyond tonight.  This leaves Bazemore as a logical play for tonight.  Mike Conley and Isaiah Thomas are game-time decisions tonight.  LeBron James is listed as questionable as he tweaked his knee on Saturday and Rudy Gay will most likely sit out another contest as he is dealing with an ankle injury.  Al Jefferson is still questionable with his knee injury and Serge Ibaka is still dealing with some knee soreness and could miss tonight’s game.  You should check back for updates prior to tip-off tonight or follow us on Twitter @TheDiRTCanon and we will be sending out tweets live 30 minutes prior to tip off and all night for all games that are going on.

Fan Duel 3 Lineups to Consider

Player Projection Player Projection Player Projection
K.Irving 40.4 K.Irving 40.4 R.Westbrook 59.9
J.Teague 35.2 G.Hill 30.2 Z.LaVine 24.5
D.DeRozan 34.6 K.Bazemore 31.2 K.Bazemore 31.2
K.Bazemore 31.2 D.Wade 39.4 D.Wade 39.4
R.Hood 26.4 N.Batum 33.4 R.Hood 26.4
N.Batum 33.4 R.Hood 26.4 G.Hayward 33.4
N.Noel 32.6 T.Young 31 L.Scola 27.4
K.Faried 35.6 D.Favors 39.4 L.Aldridge 42.4
R.Gobert 38.7 R.Gobert 38.7 R.Lopez 31.2
308.1 310.1 315.8

***Fun fact, if you have two or more players score more than 50 points in a contest on Fan Duel you will cash 84.3% of the time.

DraftKings Must Haves:

  • (PG) Kyrie Irving – His last game was still over 40+ Fantasy points and so long as you were able to find those Sleepers, which we give you daily then you have to have Irving tonight with James potentially sidelined. DiRTCanon Analyzer projects a 41.4 tonight.
  • (SG) Rodney Stuckey– He has been on a quiet run of late, going over 35+ fantasy points in each of his last 4 contests.  Our DiRTCanon Analyzer projects 31.2.
  • (SF) Nicolas Batum – Batum has put up 35+ fantasy points in each of his last 4 games and should continue with a nice matchup tonight against the Wizards. DiRTCanon Analyzer lists him at 35.4 tonight.
  • (PF) Nerlans Noel – DiRTCanon Analyzer projects a 34.6 enough said.
  • (C) Rudy Gobert – DiRTCanon Analyzer shows a solid 40.7 tonight.  Gobert should own the paint tonight with Al Jefferson gone and Zeller expected to sit out again.  Look for 20+ rebounds and another double-double tonight.

DraftKings Sleepers:

  • (G) Kent Bazemore – By far the cheapest guy that is going to get 30+ minutes tonight.  He produces when he gets playing time and this extra time has DiRTCanon Analyzer projecting a 33.2 with #HugeUpside.
  • (F) Robert Covington – Most of you won’t really know who this young talent is but when he plays he gets a solid 30 points in all but 2 of his last 15 contests.  He has a strong matchup against Boston tonight and we project 31.6 tonight.
  • (Util) Andre Bogut – With the Warriors playing against the Lakers tonight and everyone well rested the Warriors should go inside early and work their way outside. He will bring down 25.9 DraftKings points tonight with #HugeUpside.

Other Notable Players You Might Consider:

Our notables for tonight, which if you recall are those players that have a salary over $5,200 on either Fan Duel or DraftKings that we project in the top 5 of their respective position for the night.  For tonight look for Kanter to have another big night with Ibaka most likely to sit out again and Kanter has 15+ rebounds and 15+ points in each of his last two games.  Will Barton and Kenneth Faried have led the Nuggets to victory over the Warriors, Hawks and Pelicans over their last 3 games.  Amazingly these two have gone for 32+ in each of those contests and the Nuggets have a tough Memphis team tonight but sometimes you have to ride the hot hands.  DeMarcus Cousins has a great matchup against the Hawks tonight who will sit Al Horford.  Cousins had a huge night on Friday night as he had 36 points and 22 rebounds.

DraftKings Lineup to Consider

Player Projection Player Projection
K.Irving 41.4 K.Irving 41.4
R.Stuckey 31.2 K.Bazemore 33.2
N.Batum 35.4 R.Hood 26.4
N.Noel 34.6 T.Young 32.5
R.Gobert 40.7 R.Gobert 40.7
K.Bazemore 33.2 E.Turner 29.4
R.Hood 26.4 N.Noel 34.6
R.Covington 31.6 D.Wade 41.4
274.5 279.6

Consider entering tonight’s NBA Contest here with this lineup and watch the dollars roll in:

***Fun fact, if you have 3 players go for more than 40 DraftKings points you will cash, in that tournament, 72.8% of the time.

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