NBA DFS Picks: Yahoo Plays and Strategy for Saturday, March 2


We’ve had a great week of games, but this is one of the worst cards all week! We only have five games on Saturday, and only three of them make up the main slate starting at 8 p.m. EST. It’s hard to understand why the NBA is doing that, but the Nuggets-Lakers matchup is one of the highlight games of the week. That’s funny because we get most of our value from the other matchups, so let’s dive into this tiny three-game card!


Devin Booker, PHX vs. HOU ($45)

With only three games on this slate, it’s going to be tough to fade Booker. This All-Star has scored at least 36 Yahoo points in 43 of the 48 games he’s finished, averaging 45 Y! points per game. The matchup might be the best part of this, though, with DB scoring at least 36 fantasy points in 11 straight matchups with the Rockets. He also had 53 Y! points against them a few days ago and is flirting with a 50-point average against them in that four-year span!

Jordan Goodwin, MEM vs. POR ($10)

It’s difficult to get a read on this Grizzlies rotation, but Goodwin is a great DFS option whenever he’s starting. This stat-stuffer has at least 28 Yahoo points in three straight starts, scoring 32 and 31 Y! points in his two most recent outings. It’s impossible to find a minimum priced player with that type of ability but it’s no surprise since Memphis is missing Ja Morant, Desmond Bane, Marcus Smart, Jaren Jackson, John Konchar, Derrick Rose, Luke Kennard and Scotty Pippen. That’s essentially an entire rotation out of the picture, and it should guarantee Goodwin 30 minutes a night from here on out! In addition, the Trail Blazers surrender the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing guards!

Guard to Avoid

Amen Thompson, HOU at PHX ($20)

Thompson looks like a player who could be great in years to come, but his role is not there right now. With Fred VanVleet returning to the lineup, Amen played just 10 minutes and scored 10 Y! points in his most recent outing. That’s going to continue because Jalen Green and FVV regularly play 35-40 minutes a night. Thompson was a tantalizing value when he filled in for VanVleet over the last few weeks, but the bump to $20 makes him…

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