Yahoo Plays and Strategy for Sunday, March 19

This is a big day for yours truly. I actually have over a dozen season-long leagues in the playoffs, and what happens today will determine whether I move on or not. I’m also in the championship of an industry league against Dalton Del Don, and I’m really hoping to take that down. That has me as zoned in as ever, but we only have four games making up this Sunday slate commencing at 7 p.m. EDT.


D’Angelo Russell, LAL vs. ORL ($27)

Many people forget this, but Russell was an All-Star just a few years ago. The Lakers were certainly aware of that because he was their biggest acquisition at the trade deadline. Since rejoining LA, D-Lo has posted at least 30 Yahoo points in all five fixtures while averaging 39. It’s no surprise because he’s being asked to run the offense without LeBron James and handle the ball on nearly every possession. Orlando is an outstanding matchup ranked 19th in defensive efficiency ratings. And in their last matchup a month ago, Russell dropped a season-high 53 fantasy points.

Markelle Fultz, ORL at LAL ($25)

The former top pick appeared to be a massive bust, but he’s enjoyed a revival season in Orlando. The stat-stuffing guard has scored at least 27 Yahoo points in 16 of his last 19 games while generating an average of 35 over that span. Fultz has also produced 51 ad 54 Y! in his two most recent outings and could be asked to do even more with Jalen Suggs (concussion) sidelined. Facing a lackluster Lakers’ defense is the icing on the cake as they’re ranked fourth in pace while surrendering the third-most fantasy points to opposing PGs.

Guard to Avoid

Anfernee Simons, POR vs. LAC ($21)

Simons recently had an outlier game, but we can’t trust him as long as Damian Lillard is doing everything for the Portland offense. This hot stretch from Dame has led to Simons’ worst stretch of the year with 29 or fewer Yahoo points from nine of his last 10 appearances. His lack of stat-stuffing is what hurts him from a fantasy perspective with averages of 1.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.1 blocks. That means if Simons doesn’t shoot well, he could have an bad night. One of those types of performances…

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