Our experts share 3 free daily NBA plays for FanDuel & DraftKings DFS contests (March 14, 2019).
Marc Gasol (TOR) vs LAL
The Serge Ibaka suspension is set to open up additional playing time for Gasol, and we don’t have to look back too far to see how the trade deadline acquisition was able to perform in a 30+ MPG role with Toronto.
In the 2 games he’s played for the Raptors as a starter with that minutes allotment, he looked mighty fine with 44.6 and 38.1 FDP in 70 total minutes (far exceeding a 1.0 FPPM mark).
The last time he faced the Lakers this year (albeit as a member of the Grizzlies), he put together an elite 17-9-8 line in 32 minutes of action (41.8 FDP) – which would more than pay off the salary on either site tonight.
I’m expecting we’ll see at least 30 minutes for Gasol tonight and a strong likelihood for a 15-7-5 kind of line with plenty of room for more.
Paul George (OKC) @ IND
I can be a sucker for a revenge game narrative when things line up appropriately, and tonight feels like the kind of slate that spending up for at least one small forward is going to pay dividends.
George is a full $1K cheaper than LeBron James on this slate, and the nature of a B2B shouldn’t slow down his minute output with the playoff push in sight – not to mention a -1 spread given that IND is actually sitting at a slight favorite right now.
On FanDuel, his $10K flat price tag is quite attractive considering the shallow nature of the SF position tonight, and the relative value on FD is premium to where he sits on DK (just $300 less).
Despite playing 37 minutes last night, he should get back out there today for 35+ and I expect a 30% usage rate (something he’s done a number of times this year) against his old team.
Monte Morris (DEN) vs DAL
At $3,900 on FanDuel and $3,500 on DraftKings tonight, Morris is entering the slate as one of the chalkier values given the tailwinds supporting his re-emergence.
After a spell of a few weeks where he lost almost all DFS relevancy, he’s now played 28 MPG over his last 2 and has chipped in with back to back nights over the 30 fantasy point mark (both FD and DK).
He’s seemingly outplayed Isaiah Thomas of late, and is forcing the hands of the coaching staff to get him 25+ minutes given his hot shooting from range and strong contributions from an assists perspective too (12 in his last 2 games; 6 per night).
Dallas ranks as one of the softest from a DvP perspective as well, so feel free to lock him in to a nice chunk of lineups as a great value target (especially for cash games).