FPBC Lineup Review - March 11th

FanDuel is running a contest between nine of the top fantasy content sites to see who is able to put together the best lineups over the course of five weeks. For more details, visit the FanDuel Partners Basketball Championship homepage.

The struggle is real people. First, the Derrick Rose incident. Then, I pulled the ultimate sin in DFS where I forgot to set a lineup. And then, I’ve been on the wrong side of Alex Len in his last two starts (faded him on the wrong night). Team RG needs to basically win out to have a chance in this competition. I’m not throwing in the towel yet, though. Here are my top five targets tonight on FanDuel, all of which are in the lineup for the contest.

Point Guard

Jrue Holiday – With all of the injuries to the Pelicans, Holiday has turned into a fantasy superstar over the last few games. While his matchup against Memphis appears daunting on paper, DvP doesn’t always tell the whole story. Not only are the Grizzlies missing half of their team, but they are missing their two point guards. Holiday should take advantage of his increased role in the offense and put up another strong fantasy outing.

Shooting Guard

Victor OladipoElfrid Payton and Nikola Vucevic were both ruled out of tonight’s game against the Kings. That immediately gave Oladipo a big enough boost where he was close to being in that must play range. When you add in the matchup against the Kings, he was just too good of a play to pass up.

Small Forward

Rudy GayDeMarcus Cousins is such a dominant player that when he is forced to miss time, the entire Kings’ lineup is going to see a major fantasy boost. Gay should become the number one option offensively in what is expected to be a very high scoring game agains the Magic. He offers a high floor and a high upside and I expect him to be heavily owned.

Power Forward

Anthony Davis – With all of the injuries to the Pelicans, Davis should have an insanely high usage rate again tonight. He has topped 50 fantasy points in each of his last three games and draws a pretty decent matchup against an undersized and undermanned Grizzlies’ frontcourt. The icing on the cake was the fact that it is his birthday.


Kosta Koufos – I’m not sure what to expect from Koufos tonight. With Nikola Vucevic and DeMarcus Cousins out, I could see both teams playing small. However, a minimum priced center in a favorable matchup was tough to pass up. It also helped that the other centers in play seemed a bit overpriced tonight.

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  • Derek Farnsworth (Notorious)

  • Top-Ranked Derek Farnsworth, aka Notorious graduated with a Masters degree from the University of Utah, but has since joined Team RotoGrinders. He is currently spotted in the Top 50 Overall rankings on RotoGrinders, and has been ranked as high as 5th. The talented Mr. Noto was a 2012 DSBC Finalist, 2013 DSBBC Finalist, 2013 DSBC Finalist (x2), 2013 DD BLB Finalist, 2013 DFBBC Finalist, and 2015 DK King of Boston Finalist. He also won the 2015-16 FCK NBA Players Championship. Notorious has been nominated for five Fantasy Sports Writer’s Association (FSWA) awards, including basketball, baseball, and golf.




    Now… there’s a nice lineup! …And I thought my lineup for this slate was good but I think, alas, I’ve been bested.

  • drbubba

    That full lineup is a beauty.

  • snubh253629

    That was my cash lineup last night except I made the big mistake of not thinking and taking Mirotic instead of Barnes. Still cashed but could have been so much better

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