FanDuel & DraftKings Expert NBA DFS Cash Game Lineup Picks for Monday, February 22, 2016.
Free daily fantasy basketball lineup advice, picks and plays (2/22) to help you win your DFS contests.
Let’s take a closer look at some FanDuel & DraftKings NBA DFS action with our “Starting 5” picks for the day’s slate.
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In this column we give you a play to consider at each position and then our 6th man who will be the one player that I will be personally spending up for.
Ok… let’s jump in.
Note: The important thing with NBA DFS is to be nimble and ready to make roster changes as injury news breaks throughout the day – right around 10-15 minutes before lineup lock in particular. Just like we mentioned in our season primer article that talked to overarching strategies for success, you need to be able to lock in some key values as they emerge throughout the day to get that leg up on your competition. These picks below are being shared first thing in the day from guys we like on paper – but you never know how their outlook is going to change as the day rolls on and other attractive plays shine through.
I am going to continue to pick on the Lakers with point guards. They have not shown for two years the ability to defend the position and have allowed the most fantasy points to the position since last season. MCW can be boom or bust but has been more boom than bust lately. In his past eight games he has over 28 fantasy points six times. I fully expect him to exceed that amount in this match-up and he is an excellent play at his price.
SG – Jamal Crawford
Crawford is one of your top value plays tonight. He has at least 22 fantasy points in ten straight games and gets one of the best match-ups on the board. The Suns are allowing the 2nd most fantasy points to shooting guards. With Chris Paul a little banged up expect Crawford to have even more of the ball handling responsibilities tonight and to continue his excellent play.
SF – Luol Deng
Deng is not nearly as good of a value as he was the last two games after a $900 price increase but he is still worth a look tonight. He has back-to-back huge games and is averaging 28.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals in those games. He went for at least 47 fantasy points in each game. While those numbers cannot be expect from Deng every night 23 plus fantasy points that he averaged in his previous eight games prior to the breakout seem to be his floor.
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