NBA DFS Picks: DraftKings Plays and Strategy for Monday, March 20

NBA DFS Picks: DraftKings Plays and Strategy for Monday, March 20

This article is part of our DraftKings NBA series.

Slate Overview

7 PM EST - CHI at PHI: 76ers are on an eight-game win streak. 

7 PM - IND at CHA: Hornets are on a four-game slide. 

7:30 PM - MIN at NYK: Knicks have won three, Timberwolves have lost three straight. 

8 PM - GSW at HOU: Warriors are on a three-game slide. 

8 PM - DAL at MEM: Grizzlies are 29-5 at home. 

9 PM - SAC at UTA: Kings are on a three-game win streak. 

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CHI - Alex Caruso (foot): Questionable 

PHI - P.J. Tucker (ankle): Questionable 

IND - Chris Duarte (ankle), Bennedict Mathurin (ankle): Questionable / Tyrese Haliburton (knee): OUT

CHA - Mark Williams (thumb): OUT

MIN - Anthony Edwards (ankle), Rudy Gobert (ankle), Naz Reid (calf), Austin Rivers (back), Jaylen Nowell (knee): Questionable / Karl-Anthony Towns (calf): OUT

GSW - Kevon Looney (back): Questionable / Andrew Wiggins (personal), Andre Iguodala (wrist): OUT

HOU - Jae'Sean Tate (rest): Questionable 

DAL - Luka Doncic (thigh), Tim Hardaway (illness), Kyrie Irving (foot), Markieff Morris (knee): Questionable 

MEM - Jaren Jackson (calf): Questionable / Steven Adams (knee), Ja Morant (personal): OUT

SAC - Kevin Huerter (knee), Trey Lyles (shoulder): Questionable 

UTA - Lauri Markkanen (back): Questionable / Jordan Clarkson (finger), Collin Sexton (hamsting): OUT

Elite Players

Guards

Stephen Curry, Warriors ($9,800) at Rockets 

Curry is averaging 31.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.3 assists, including two outings with more than 60 DK points, in eight games since returning from a nearly month-long absence. He should continue to prosper against the Rockets, who give up the league's most points per game to point guards. 

Klay Thompson, Warriors ($7,100) at Rockets 

Thompson is coming off a quiet outing, but he is averaging 20.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.0 steals across the last 10 games, including a high of 51.8 DK points. He should be able to get his offense back on track against the Rockets, who give up a league-high 14.6 three-pointers per game. 

Forwards/Centers

Kelly Oubre, Hornets ($6,900) vs. Pacers 

Oubre was quiet in the last game but is averaging 23.6 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists over eight consecutive starts, including a high of 50.5 DK points. He has a solid chance to get back on track at home against the Pacers, who give up the league's third-most points and fifth-most free throws per game. 

Julius Randle, Knicks ($9,200) vs. Timberwolves 

Randle logged a high of 63.3 DK points while averaging 25.3 points, 8.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists over the last 10 games. He has an opportunity to flourish against the Timberwolves, who give up the league's most free throws per game and allow opponents to shoot 47 percent from the field, including 37.1 percent from long range. 

Domantas Sabonis, Kings ($10,400) at Jazz 

Sabonis is putting up monstrous numbers, averaging 21.6 points, 14.4 rebounds, 8.8 assists and 1.2 blocks over five outings, including one game with 24 points and 21 rebounds and three with more than 60 DK points. He should excel against the Jazz, who give up the league's fifth-most points in the paint and fifth-most offensive rebounds per game.

Expected Chalk 

Joel Embiid, 76ers ($11,600) vs. Bulls 

Embiid continues his domination, averaging 35.6 points, 10.6 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 3.4 blocks over five outings, including a high of 70.5 DK points. He should keep up the strong play against the Bulls, who are relatively undersized in the frontcourt and without any true defensive stopper to slow him down. 

Value Picks

Mitchell Robinson, Knicks ($4,500) vs. Timberwolves 

Robinson notched a high of 30.5 DK points while averaging 5.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.0 blocks through the previous five games. He should stand out against the Timberwolves, who remain shorthanded in the frontcourt and give up the league's fourth-most offensive rebounds per game.

Tari Eason, Rockets ($4,400) vs. Warriors 

Eason is averaging 10.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals over 10 games, including seven with more than 20 DK points and a high of 38.3. He should find room to make an impact against the Warriors, who give up the league's sixth-most points and sixth-most free throws per game. 

Harrison Barnes, Kings ($4,900) at Jazz

Barnes topped 20 DK points in eight of 10 outings, with a high of 47.8, while averaging 16.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. He faces a good chance to get his offense going against the Jazz, who allow opposing small forwards to shoot an average of 46.9 percent from the field. 

Patrick Beverley, Bulls ($4,400) at 76ers 

Beverley tallied at least 19 DK points in five straight outings, including a high of 41, while averaging 8.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.0 blocks. He has to step up against the 76ers' backcourt but should continue to stuff the stat sheet, as he's averaging nearly 30 minutes per game.

Kris Dunn, Jazz ($4,800) vs. Kings 

Dunn continues to impress, averaging 9.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.0 steals across five games, as he continues to see added opportunity while the Jazz are shorthanded in the backcourt. He faces a tough matchup against the Kings, but he should have room to operate on offense, as they allow opposing point guards to shoot an average of 46.6 percent from the field. 

The author(s) of this article may play in daily fantasy contests including – but not limited to – games that they have provided recommendations or advice on in this article. In the course of playing in these games using their personal accounts, it's possible that they will use players in their lineups or other strategies that differ from the recommendations they have provided above. The recommendations in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of RotoWire. Dan Bruno plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: FanDuel: duelingdan.
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