On Sunday, March 13th, the NBA has five games scheduled. Even with a smaller field to choose from, drafting a top ranked daily fantasy basketball roster can be tricky. We’ve broken the positions down for you, giving some feedback to help you as you get started thinking about your team.
Shooting Guard Perks
J.J. Reddick of the Los Angeles Clippers is the top ranked true SG playing on Sunday night, making him the clearest choice. Depending on where you play, he’s not likely to be that expensive, either. He is averaging some decent numbers with his 16.6 points per game, which is not bad for a guard in general. If you don’t want Reddick, or if you are looking for someone a bit cheaper, you can also select Wayne Ellington of the Brooklyn Nets. Ellington is going to be very cost effective, and thanks to the fact that the Nets are a poor ranking team, his average numbers of 7.8 points and 2.2 rebounds per night are pretty right on with what you should expect for him.
Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers is one of the top ranked PGs in the NBA, and as a result, he will be pretty expensive for Sunday. However, because of the fact that he’s scoring 20.0 points per game and has a whopping 9.6 assists, too. He also has 4.1 rebounds, which is also very helpful. If he doesn’t fit into your budget, though, you will need to look at other choices. One other PG to consider is Darren Collison of the Sacramento Kings. He has 13.4 points each night, and is accompanying that with 3.9 assists and 0.9 steals. He is going to be severely underpriced on this night, and thanks to the fact that the Kings are playing the Utah Jazz, there’s a good chance that he could perform higher than his averages suggest.
Jeff Teague could also be a good choice on this night. The Atlanta Hawks PG is averaging 15.1 points per night, and has been averaging 5.7 assists, too. He is a good value pick here as he is not likely to be too expensive, yet still post decent numbers. If you need a cheaper pick, or need options at your general guard or utility position, he’s a strong choice. Rajon Rondo of Sacramento is also a highly ranked PG, and could be a good fill in if you are trying to save salary money to get under the cap.
Lots of Forwards
Cleveland’s LeBron James is the big name at forward on Sunday. The Pacer’s Paul George is right behind him when it comes to fantasy value, although he’s likely to be a bit cheaper. For this reason, George has more upside than James, so it really depends on what you are looking for at this position. James is averaging 24.9 points per night, while George has 23.6. When it comes down to it, the cheaper player is probably the best, but the rest of your roster will help you to determine how to proceed when you choose between one or the other.
Having the Right Center
When it comes to true centers, Brook Lopez of the Brooklyn Nets is the highest ranking center in the NBA when it comes to regular starters. He has 20.8 points per game, and 8.1 rebounds. There are other centers with more rebounds and assists per game than him, but when it comes to points, he is the highest scoring. Other good choices at this position include DeAndre Jordan of the L.A. Clippers, and Robin Lopez of the New York Knicks.
Because of the fact that many daily fantasy sports sites will allow you to have some leniency when it comes to positions, these slots do not need to be set in stone. As a result of this, you may find that some players might be available in positions that they are not necessarily listed under.