Stack your daily lineup with plenty of Wizards Saturday
There are nine games in the National Basketball Association on Saturday, March 1. The Washington-Philadelphia (7:30pm ET) and Denver-Portland (10:00pm ET) games are nationally televised on NBATV.
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John Wall, PG, Washington ($9100 at PHI): The best course of action Saturday is to 'stack' with plenty of Washington Wizards. The Philadelphia 76ers have allowed 108.3 points per game in three previous meetings with the Wizards, and they have given up 110.9 points per game overall this season, which ranks worst in the NBA. Wall has posted 33 or more Fantasy points in six consecutive games, and he has seven or more assists in six straight games. Wall is also averaging 1.6 SPG over the past 10 games, which is great news since most daily providers reward steals with two points each.
Trevor Ariza, SF, Washington ($6700 at PHI): Ariza has been a great Fantasy addition lately, going for 30.2 or more Fantasy points in six of the past seven outings. Ariza has nine or more rebounds in six of the past seven, and he is averaging 1.9 SPG during the span. He is especially valuable if your daily Fantasy provider rewards steals with two points.
Brad Beal, SG, Washington ($6500 at PHI): Beal has rolled up 27 or more Fantasy points in seven of his past nine games, and he had a double-double last time out Thursday in Toronto. In three games against the 76ers this season, Beal is averaging 16.3 PPG with 6.3 APG, 5.7 RPG and 1.3 SPG. He even has three blocked shots in three games against Philly.
Marcin Gortat, C, Washington ($7200 at PHI): The Philadelphia 76ers continue to give up points at an alarming rate, and Gortat will be the next big man to take advantage of Philly's soft middle. He has rolled up six straight double-doubles, averaging 18.8 PPG, 11.3 RPG and 2.0 APG during the impressive run. It's hard to imagine the Sixers being the team to clamp down and snap Gortat's double-double run.
If you spend big up top, you're going to need some fillers to bring down your average per player salary. Check out these steals from the bargain bin:
Brandon Bass, PF, Boston ($4700 vs IND): Bass is expected to see a substantial amount of minutes with injuries along the front for the Celtics. PF Jared Sullinger (concussion) might be able to return from a three-game absence, but that is not a certainly. C Kelly Olynyk (toe) is doubtful, and C Vitor Faverani (knee) might be heading for the operating table. The probability for a big night from Bass, but his price tag is low.
Moe Harkless, SF, Orlando ($4400 at MIA): Harkless is expected to get the start Saturday in Miami with swingman Arron Afflalo (ankle) ruled OUT. Harkless is averaging 17.5 PPG with 4.0 RPG and 1.0 BPG over the past two outings, and he has hit double digits in points in three of the past four.
Brian Roberts, PG, New Orleans ($5000 at LAC): Roberts was so-so Friday in Phoenix, posting just seven points with four assists in 21 minutes, as he spent most of the night on the bench before eventually fouling out. However, he will remain in the starting lineup with PG Jrue Holiday (leg) to have season-ending surgery. He has 21.9 or more Fantasy points in seven of the past 10 games, so he can be a productive low-end addition to help free up salary at other positions.
Ramon Sessions, PG, Milwaukee ($5100 vs BRK): Sessions has fit right in since joining the Bucks, and he is averaging 14.5 PPG with 5.0 APG and 2.0 RPG over the past two outings. The last time he faced the Nets, he posted 19.1 Fantasy points Feb. 12 when he was a member of the Charlotte Bobcats.
VEGAS FACT OF THE NIGHT
For whatever reason, when the Cleveland Cavaliers and Memphis Grizzlies do battle, there are a lot of points. Vegas has set the line at 186.5 points, which is the lowest on the board currently. However, the over is 5-0 in the past five for Memphis, and 5-1 in their past six home games. The over is also 9-3 in the past 12 for the Grizzlies against a team with a losing straight-up record. The under is 7-1 in the past eight for Cleveland, but the over is 7-1 in the past eight meetings in Memphis. The over has also cashed in 18 of the past 26 meetings in this series.
Dobish's Lineup at FanDuel.com
|PG||Brian Roberts||NO||$5000||SG||Bradley Beal||WAS||$6500||PF||Derrick Williams||SAC||$4000|
|PG||John Wall||WAS||$9100||SF||Trevor Ariza||WAS||$6700||PF||Thaddeus Young||PHI||$8600|
|SG||James Harden||HOU||$9500||SF||Moe Harkless||ORL||$4400||C||Spencer Hawes||CLE||$6100|
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