Top Picks for NBA DFS on Monday, March 15 (2021)
Another amazing week of daily fantasy basketball action is upon us. It all starts with Monday’s fun eight-game slate, which includes some serious star power, as well as several intense games.
You can get the balling rolling with my NBA betting picks for Monday, and even if you don’t bet on the games, keep in mind how odds play into things.
For the daily fantasy basketball side of things, let’s waste no time diving into Monday’s NBA DFS picks, sleepers, and top lineup.
Top NBA DFS Picks for March 15th
- James Harden, PG, Nets ($11k)
- Immanuel Quickley, SG, Knicks ($5.6k)
- Kyle Kuzma, SF, Lakers ($6k)
- Draymond Green, PF, Warriors ($6.5k)
- Giannis Antetokounmpo, C, Bucks ($11k)
If you’re looking for an elite ceiling and the best floor, the guy who gets you the best combination is Harden.
He’s up there among the most expensive plays of the slate, but he’s topped 51+ fantasy points in eight of his last 10 games.
Quickley could be as an NBA DFS value play, but he may be too obvious given New York’s injuries. Elfrid Payton is doubtful for Monday, and Derrick Rose is already ruled out.
Frank Ntilikina started New York’s last game but played just seven minutes. Quickley smashed, scoring 21 points (35 fantasy points) in 33 minutes.
In an up-tempo matchup with Brooklyn, he feels like a core play.
The same goes for Kuz, who has quietly crushed with 40+ fantasy points in his last two games. One of those games was without LeBron James, but he smashed last game with him.
Kuzma is gaining confidence, he has the green light to let it rip, and he’s also rebounding well. Add in a plus matchup against the fast-paced Warriors, and he looks like a core play.
Green is in that same conversation, too. He’s not always reliable offensively, but he offers triple-double upside, and he went off in a win over the Jazz.
The price is just too good for all the little things Green brings to the table. If he can hit a few shots, he has 50+ fantasy point upside.
Giannis is the other stud I’ll be eyeing and hoping to pair with Harden. He’s a pivot away from Nikola Jokic, and he’s the preferred play due to his mouth-watering matchup against Washington.
Daily Fantasy Basketball Sleepers for Monday
- Reggie Jackson, PG, Clippers ($5.2k)
- Facuno Campazzo, SG, Nuggets ($3.5k)
- Lonnie Walker IV, SF, Spurs ($4.3k)
- Keldon Johnson, PF, Spurs ($5k)
- Alex Len, C, Wizards ($3.7k)
I already touched on Quickley, but a fine pivot could be Jackson. He’s in line for starts and extra run with Patrick Beverley on the mend for the next couple of games.
Jackson got hurt by a blowout loss last night, but still poured in 23 fantasy points in 24 minutes.
Campazzo is a bit risky, but his stock gets elevated by the continued absence of Monte Morris.
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Morris has already been ruled out for Monday’s game, which likely hands Campazzo 25 minutes, if not more.
I don’t know which Spurs options I’ll get suckered into, but someone in San Antonio should offer solid value if DeMar DeRozan is still out.
DeRozan sat out the Spurs’ last two games, and if he makes it a third, you may want to go bargain bin hunting with this squad.
Lastly, I hate to say it, but you need to consider Alex Len. Washington’s rotations are impossible to figure out, but he started and logged 33 minutes in his last game.
He only translated that into 22 fantasy points, but if he gets that role again in an up-tempo date with the Bucks, he’s an easy play.
Best NBA DFS Lineup for March 15th, 2021
- PG: James Harden – Nets ($11k)
- SG: Immanuel Quickley – Knicks ($5.6k)
- SF: Lonnie Walker IV – Spurs ($4.3k)
- PF: Draymond Green – Warriors ($6.5k)
- C: Alex Len – Wizards ($3.7k)
- G: Facundo Campazzo – Nuggets ($3.5k)
- F: Giannis Antetokounmpo – Bucks ($11k)
- UTIL: Deni Avdija – Wizards ($4.3k)
This is a tentative lineup, as you’ll still want official news on DeRozan, and I also probably need Davis Bertans to be out to really get serious about Avdija.
Quickley, Draymond, Len, and Campazzo round out a tentative core. I’d need to see Len starting, and I’d also need Elfrid Payton officially out to cement myself on Quickley at this price.
I also have eyes for Kuzma, and I like the potential value with Caris LeVert. There should be more value that opens up on an eight-game slate, too, so be on the lookout.