NBA DraftKings Picks 3/4: Best NBA DFS lineup advice for Saturday’s daily fantasy basketball tournaments

We have a five-game NBA DFS Main List on Saturday, including a primetime matchup between the Sixers and Bucks on ABC at 8:30 p.m. ET. It begins with Trae Young and the Hawks playing Jimmy Butler and the Heat at 8:00 p.m. ET and ends with the Timberwolves playing the Kings at 10:00 p.m. ET. Our DraftKings lineup has a good mix of veterans and sleepers with multiple values ​​under $6,000, which are the kind of low-risk, high-reward options that are key in daily fantasy basketball tournaments. (TO UPDATE)

Before we break down all of our picks, here are the most notable scoring rules for DraftKings competitions: Three-point shot made (+0.5 points), recoil (+1.25 points), supports (+1.5 points), steals and blocks (+2 points), double-double (+1.5 points – maximum one per player) and triple-double (+3 points – maximum one player).

NBA DraftKings Picks Saturday Night: Lineup of NBA DFS for GPP tournaments

Main program Saturday night, $50,000 budget

PG Darius Garland, Cavaliers vs Pistons ($8,800). The fourth-year point guard had an excellent game against the Celtics on Wednesday night. It wasn’t a great matchup for Garland on paper, but he had 29 points (12-21 FG, 5-9 3pt), nine assists, four steals and three rebounds (54.8 DraftKings points). It was the first time he had 50+ DK points in a game since February 2 against the Grizzlies (52.5). The former first-round pick is averaging 44.1 DraftKings points per game in his last five games and has a chance to make another good showing against the Pistons tonight. Detroit awards the sixth-highest DraftKings points per game to PGs this season (47.30).

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SG Jalen Green, Rockets @ Spurs ($6,200). The sophomore guard has put together solid back-to-back games against the Nuggets and Grizzlies after missing two games with a groin injury. Green scored 20 points on 7-of-18 from the field and 4-of-7 shooting from three-point range. He also recorded three boards and three assists and averaged 31.8 DraftKings points. DFS players are hoping this bodes well for the future of Green, who is a volume scorer on a Rockets team struggling to find his identity. Green should DK 30 again tonight against Spurs, who are without Malaki Branham and Keldon Johnson. San Antonio awards the SGs the second most DK points per game (45.53) and most total points for the position this season. Green is averaging just 13.5 points per game on 27.6 percent of shots from the field in two games this season against the Spurs. However, we’re not expecting a third poor shooting performance from the former NBA G League Ignite star.

SF Khris Middleton, Bucks vs. Sixers ($6,500). Middleton is still coming off the bench for the Bucks but has been productive, which is great to hear for DFS players. The veteran forward has hit double digits in nine straight games and averaged 31.97 DraftKings points per game. Middleton has 30+ DK points in four of his last five contests and will face the Sixers tonight. Philadelphia is awarding the fewest DK points per game to SFs this season (38.01), which doesn’t bode well for Middleton. However, his game doesn’t just depend on goals as he contributes with rebounds and assists. With a salary of $6,500 we will take our chances that Middleton will give us at least 25-30 DK points.

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PF Jeremy Sochan, Spurs vs. Rockets ($5,400). The rookie forward had a breakout game against the Pacers Thursday night and recorded 22 points, 13 rebounds and three assists (47.8 DraftKings points). Spurs needed it as they lost a few players and ended up walking away with the win. The rookie has hit double digits in five of his last six games. He also averaged 31.2 DraftKings points per game during that time span. He will play the Rockets tonight, who are mid-table against PFs (45.81) but 20th against PFs (OPRK). If Sochan can score 10 or more points and get at least five or more rebounds, he should beat his salary.

C Domantas Sabonis, Kings vs Timberwolves ($10,000). We’ll be spending a good chunk of our salary cap on Sabonis, who has a cheap matchup against the Timberwolves’ run-up tonight. The 26-year-old center comes with back-to-back 50 DK point performances against the Clippers and Thunder. In Friday night’s game against the Clippers, Sabonis had 23 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists for 50 points. The All-Star Big Man averaged 50.4 DraftKings points per game in his last five games and 41.9 DK points per game in his last two encounters against Minnesota. It wouldn’t be surprising if Sabonis produced 40 or more DK points tonight against Gobert and the Timberwolves, who are allowing 53.43 DK points per game this season.

G Devonte’ Graham, Spurs vs. Rockets ($4,500). Graham has been one of our favorite sleeper options in the NBA DFS lately as he has become more consistent and has featured for Spurs. The veteran combo guard has hit double digits in six straight games, including San Antonio’s final game against the Pacers on Thursday night. Graham had 18 points (5-10 FG, 5-10 3pt), six rebounds and four assists for 35 DraftKings points. Graham, 28, will see plenty of minutes against the Rockets tonight as San Antonio is without Branham and Johnson.

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F. De’Anthony Melton, Sixers @ Bucks ($4,000). In Thursday night’s loss to the Mavericks, the versatile guard filled the stats list with 12 points, seven rebounds, six assists and five steals for 40.8 DK points. It was one of Melton’s best outings in recent weeks and led us into tonight’s game against the Bucks. Milwaukee is fourth this season against SG/SFs (OPRK). However, we don’t expect him to score 15-20 points against the Bucks. We need Melton to fill the stat sheet at both ends, which he can do.

UTIL Naz Reid, Timberwolves @ Lakers ($4,400). Reid will be on the UTIL spot for the second straight night after 32.5 DraftKings points (15 points, eight rebounds and two assists) against the Lakers on Friday night. The backup big man has now hit double figures in four straight games and has been one of the T’Wolves’ most consistent options off the bench. When Reid faced the Kings in late January, he was averaging 14.6 draft kings per game (two games). DFS players are hoping for Reid to score 15 or more DraftKings points against a 14th-ranked Sacramento squad vs PF/Cs (OPRK) this season.

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