NBA Starting 5 (GPP): Monday, March 19th

The Starting 5 Series will provide Grinders a quick look at the day’s top positional plays, as analyzed by one of our daily fantasy sports experts.

Monday, March 19th

It’s a very interesting eight-game slate because of all the value on the board and all the elite superstars you want to fit onto your teams (LeBron, Giannis, Draymond, and Aldridge). But, to fit these guys in, you are going to have to plug in value around them, so for today’s Starting Five I’m taking a look at some value options to consider for your GPP teams.

All pricing/stats revolve around DraftKings.

Point Guard: Antonio Blakeney – $3,200 – Chicago Bulls

Cameron Payne will be the chalk today, and for very good reason, but let’s not overlook Blakeney. In the first game without Dunn/LaVine, Blakeney saw his minutes boost from low 20s up to 27 minutes. What didn’t change was the poor shooting for the young guard, who has shot under 30% in each of the last three games. Blakeney is in the NBA, so he’s not going to shoot 30% forever, and his price didn’t move despite the minutes boost. If we get a game for Blakeney in which he shoots 40%, he’ll right be in the 20-22 DK point area, with upside for more if he shoots more efficiently.

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Comments

  • thebadbasher

    Collison????

  • NIN1002

    There is literally too many value plays tonight. I think the best way to approach this slate is lots of lineup combinations. Lots and lots.

  • bostoneagle5

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    Great call about Zizic. Didn’t think about the minutes he may get under a different coach.

  • BARTMAN1313

    Calderon at 3.2

  • GhostaVeli8701

    nick young won someone a gpp two nights ago when they played phoenix, I know because I didnt have him and it was the difference between winning $100 and $100,000 on fanduel.

  • theseige

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    @thebadbasher said...

    Collison????

    just too expensive for me with all the value out there

  • theseige

    • 2015 DraftKings FFWC Finalist

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    @GhostaVeli8701 said...

    nick young won someone a gpp two nights ago when they played phoenix, I know because I didnt have him and it was the difference between winning $100 and $100,000 on fanduel.

    that was back when he was min-price, meant since they sort of corrected his salary for the new role

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