Joining the daily fantasy basketball craze at FanDuel.com is something you must be a part of – especially with the playoffs in full swing! Speaking of things you aren’t going to want to miss, check out our three picks to click and three to avoid for the three playoff matchups set to go Hump Day night.
Picks To Click
We definitely have some big time values here at the guard spots on Wednesday that we are going to take full advantage of. The play of Ginobili against the Jazz is just a bit of history. The Argentine has averaged 16.1 PPG, 3.8 RPG, and 3.3 APG in his career against Utah, and we just don’t see him only putting up seven points and shooting 3-of-10 from the field once again in the postseason against a team that just doesn’t have the guards to keep up defensively.
Conley nailed all five of the three-point shots he took in Game 1 against the Clippers, and he also had eight assists to just one turnover. Conley was ranked #3 amongst point guards in the first weekend of the playoffs with an EFF of 24, and he is sure to be putting up a few great stats for your daily fantasy basketball team with the Grizz looking to even up the series.
Our biggest and best value though, is clearly Young. Someone is going to have to move into the starting lineup in place of the injured Caron Butler, and Head Coach Vinny Del Negro was not shy about using Young in the big comeback on Sunday night. Young was actually the team’s leading scorer with 19 points, and we see no reason that he won’t get 30+ minutes and at least a dozen looks at the basket, which should translate into some big time FanDuel points at a very cheap price.
Picks To Skip
The common bond between all three of these players is that they’re all going to heavily eat into your salary roll. Griffin and Paul are the two highest priced players at their respective daily fantasy NBA positions on Wednesday, and we just don’t think that either is worth it. In the end in Game 1, Paul only had 14 points and 11 assists in a very tough draw against Mike Conley, and Griffin is going to continue to get double teams from the likes of Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol. In the end, Paul had an EFF of just 18 in Game 1, while Griffin only had an EFF of 17.
Hibbert just looks to be out of place in this series against Orlando. He only took five shots in Game 2 and played just 23 minutes, partially because of foul problems, and partially because of the fact that without Dwight Howard out there, he just doesn’t have anyone to guard, and he is far too slow to keep up with Ryan Anderson. There have to be better options for a big man than this!