DraftKings NBA DFS Top 5 Plays: Jalen Brunson Back to Fantasy Superstardom (March 20)

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5. P.J. Washington, Charlotte Hornets

As a power forward and center player, Washington has a mid-tier price tag of $5,800 and is projected to score 32.5 fantasy points, with a goal of 35 points. He is in the optimal lineup 21% of the time and plays an average of 32 minutes per game. In this game against the Indiana Pacers, he is expected to average a fantasy point per minute, as the Pacers defense is poor and the game is expected to be played at a fast pace. Washington projects for 15.5 points, six rebounds, 2.5 assists and two steals, making him a well-rounded player who can contribute in many ways. Additionally, his power forward eligibility opens up possibilities for lineup combinations.

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4. Nick Richards, Charlotte Hornets

Richards of the Charlotte Hornets is a viable pick due to his price tag of $5,100. Richards is a center-only player projected to score 32 fantasy points, with a goal of 32 points. He is in the optimal lineup 21% of the time, primarily due to his potential playing time. Richards is expected to play around 30 minutes in this game against a competitive opponent. With per-minute rate of 1.15 fantasy points, Richards could be a great value play for the game. He projects for 12.5 points, 11 rebounds, one assist and two steals per game, indicating his ability to contribute in multiple categories. Though his recent playing time has been lower than ideal, Richards has the potential to exceed his value with increased playing time.

3. Alperen Sengun, Houston Rockets

Sengun is projected to score 38.5 fantasy points, with a goal of 39.5 points as a center only. He is in the optimal lineup 23% of the time, indicating his potential value. Sengun is expected to play 31 minutes in this game, and with 1.24 fantasy points per minute, he could be a great option for DFS players. The Rockets have been playing at a faster pace as of late, gaining 2.5 possessions over their average, which should benefit Sengun. He projects for 15 points, 10 rebounds, 4.5 assists and two steals per game. However, as a 9.5-point underdog, Sengun’s playing time may be dependent on the competitiveness of the game. If the game is close, Sengun is likely to play more minutes and be a significant factor in keeping the game close.

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2. Jalen Brunson, New York Knicks

Brunson is a point guard priced at $7,500, with a projection of 42 fantasy points, just shy of the goal of 43.5. Brunson is in the optimal lineup 27% of the time and is expected to return to his normal playing time of 35 minutes. He projects for 1.2 fantasy points per minute, 28% usage, 3.2 rebounds, four assists and a steal. Brunson is up against the Minnesota Timberwolves, which is a pace-up spot for the Knicks, making it a great matchup for Brunson. At $7,500, Brunson is too cheap for his role.

1. Jalen Green, Houston Rockets

Green is projected for 40 points and is in the optimal lineup 28% of the time, making him a reliable option. Green has been playing massive minutes lately, and he should get 36 minutes in this game. He averages 1.2 fantasy points per minute and is not priced correctly for what his role is. His price may also increase in the future. Therefore, taking advantage of his low price while he is still at $6,800 is highly recommended.

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Josh Engleman
Josh is Contributor for Stokastic.com where he hosts video and writes content regularly across the primary sports of MLB, NBA, and NFL as well as contributing to the development of models and projections for soccer. He originally started producing projections & articles for Reddit's r/DFSports in 2014 where he built a loyal following that brought him to where he is today. Josh is most known for his elaborate Excel spreadsheets, which he shares in all of his video content. You can find him on Twitter or hanging out in Stokastic's Premium Chalkboard. You can contact Josh by emailing [email protected].

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