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The Other Bogdanovic and the Slam Dunks for Saturday, 3/31

Alex Baker



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These Slam Dunk picks come directly from the lineups of the #1 player in DFS, Awesemo. Follow him on Twitter for more.

Bogdan Bogdanovic
FD: $4400 | Fpts: C | Value: A
DK: $4900 | Fpts: C | Value: C

Despite lacking creative naming talent, Mr. and Mrs. Bogdanovic know how to raise NBA players.  Bogdan is in a nice spot to rebound from a loss to big brother Bojan in Bogdanovic Bowl II his last time out,  with an pace-up matchup versus the Warriors, the fourth fastest team in the league.  Bogdan’s averaged 28 minutes on the season but in his last three he’s averaged almost 34.  Expect that to continue with the Kings “youth movement” (ahem*tanking*ahem) in full effect.  But note the price differences between the sites–while’s he a top value on FanDuel he’s just okay on DraftKings.

Kevin Durant
FD: $10900 | Fpts: A | Value: B
DK: $10900 | Fpts: A | Value: C

This one is simple.  KD is my highest projected player on the slate, and it’s not even close.  Klay and Draymond should both be back in the lineup tonight but Steph is still out, and Durant receives the biggest usage bump of the three (30.2 -> 35.2) in games without Steph.  The lack of other superstars on this small three-game slate means I’m going to end up with a lot of Durant.

DeMar DeRozan
FD: $7900 | Fpts: B | Value: B
DK: $7400 | Fpts: B | Value: B

Like Durant, this is another play indicative of the lack of high caliber NBA talent on the slate.   There aren’t many great ways to spend your money with DeRozan, running-mate Kyle Lowry, Whiteside, Durant and Draymond the only guys over $7500 on FD and $7300 on DK.  Other than Durant, I like DeRozan the best of the bunch as his recent cold streak has driven his price down below where it should be.  But his usage and minutes have remained solid despite his woeful shooting (40% FG over last 10 games).

A self-proclaimed U.S. history buff, stats enthusiast, and rabid fan of anything Detroit (yes, even the Lions), Alex started playing daily fantasy sports in 2013 and never looked back. After graduating with a degree in mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis in 2008, he began developing advanced statistical models and applied his unique skill-set first to poker, then as a full-time DFS player. He has since dominated DFS, becoming a fixture on leaderboards and cementing his position as the top-ranked overall player according to RotoGrinders. Competing in most guaranteed prize pool tournaments, he has ranked in the top 3 across major sports, including NBA, NFL, NHL, PGA, and MLB. He enjoys sharing his knowledge of fantasy sports with new and experienced players alike. Career Highlights: No. 1 Overall Ranking; 14x FanDuel $100k winner, 11x DraftKings Hundred-Thousandaire; 20x Live Final qualifier. You can contact him on Twitter @awesemodfs or by emailing [email protected].

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