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Top Picks for NBA DFS on Tuesday, March 16 (2021)

| March 16, 2021 8:47 am PDT

Giannis Antetokounmpo was a fine stud to build around last night, while I also offered some solid daily fantasy football sleepers.

Hopefully, you found a way to make the right pivots and win some cash. The process begins again on Tuesday, with a nice seven-game slate.

You should always factor in the betting side of things, too, and you can do that with a look at Tuesday’s NBA picks.

As for daily fantasy basketball, let’s see who the top plays are with Tuesday’s NBA DFS picks and sleepers.

Top NBA DFS Picks for March 16th

  • Kevin Porter Jr., PG, Cavaliers ($7k)
  • Immanuel Quickley, SG, Knicks ($5.8k)
  • Ben Simmons, SF, 76ers ($9k)
  • Tobias Harris, PF, 76ers ($8.5k)
  • John Collins, C, Hawks ($6.7k)

Houston has lost 16 games in a row, but at least they discovered Kevin Porter Jr.. He was straight flames in his first couple of games with the teams, including this 27-point gem.

John Wall and Eric Gordon are sidelined going into Tuesday and Christian Wood is still out, so even with yet another price hike, fading KPJ feels like a mistake.

Ditto for Quickley, should Derrick Rose and Elfrid Payton miss another contest. Quickley started in his last game and popped off two games ago for 35 fantasy points.

In an up-tempo date with the 76ers, Quickley could be a smash play at this price. Just make sure Rose and Payton are out first.

Speaking of the 76ers, there is a ton of usage to go around with Joel Embiid on the shelf for a while.

Embiid was enjoying an MVP-type season, so other Sixers need to create some offense in his stead. Simmons doesn’t always crush in these situations, but he kind of has to.

Given the ceiling, Simmons is too cheap, and the same goes for Harris. Dwight Howard is arguably too expensive at this point, but both Simmons and Harris remain core plays in all formats.

I’ll wrap things up with John Collins, who is still way too cheap. That’s especially the case if Clint Capela (questionable) misses a second straight game.

Daily Fantasy Basketball Sleepers for Tuesday

  • Ty Jerome, PG, Thunder ($4.2k)
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic, SG, Hawks ($4k)
  • Aleksej Pokusevski, SF, Thunder ($4.4k)
  • Larry Nance, PF, Cavaliers ($4.7k)
  • Tony Bradley, C, 76ers ($3.7k)

Jerome has fared well in his last two games, logging 28+ minutes and churning out 26 and 30 fantasy point outings.

He feels like a solid price yet, so long as Theo Maledon remains sidelined. George Hill is also out, and Luguentz Dort is in doubt. If all those guys are out, fire Jerome up.

Bogdanovic has seen his price go up, but he still stands out with Cameron Reddish on the shelf for 4-6 weeks.

Reddish joins De’Andre Hunter and Kris Dunn on the sidelines, so right away, Bogdanovic is going to see a little extra usage off the bench. Capela being out would also help his role, as well, as it’d shift Danilo Gallinari into the starting five again.

A lock for me is going to be Pokusevski, who went off in his last game, turning 39 minutes into a 23-point and 10-rebound double-double.

OKC is going to need him again, as Darius Bazley and Al Horford both are out for Tuesday. I’d need him to start to fully buy in, but he was so good in his last game, that he’ll be very tough to get away from.

Nance also stands out, as he’s been back for two games and has logged at least 26 minutes in both. He’s back in the starting lineup, and he may get a minute’s bump now that Kevin Love (calf) is once again on the shelf.

I’ll close with Tony Bradley, who benefits immensely with Joel Embiid out with a knee injury. Dwight Howard may be the better overall play, but Bradley is the one who is getting starts right now.

Unless that changes, he’s a tough fade at home against the Knicks.

Best NBA DFS Lineup for March 16th, 2021

  • PG: Kevin Porter Jr. – Rockets ($7k)
  • SG: Immanuel Quickley – Knicks ($5.8k)
  • SF: Ben Simmons – 76ers ($9k)
  • PF: Aleksej Pokusevski – Thunder ($4.4k)
  • C: Tony Bradley – 76ers ($3.7k)
  • G: Ty Jerome – Thunder ($4.2k)
  • F: Anthony Edwards – Timberwolves ($7.2k)
  • UTIL: Zion Williamson – Pelicans ($8.7k)

My core, oddly enough, is really the value plays. There isn’t that one stud that I feel like I have to play on this slate, although getting to LeBron James or Damian Lillard isn’t difficult, and doesn’t feel terrible.

But you should be fine if you fade them. I think it all starts with a likely chalky core of KPJ, Quickley, Pokusevski, and Jerome.

From there, you can differentiate with your key star players. I can’t project the best path just yet, as ownership projections should help you map that out nicely.

Instead, I’m just pushing out the team I like best. Zion is in a smash spot where he generated 50+ fantasy points earlier this year, Simmons takes on a bigger role, and Edwards appears ready for super stardom.

Tony Bradley is just another value that makes sense on this slate. He and the other values are hinging on starting and/or other guys being ruled out, however.

Keep tabs on all of that player news and be sure to monitor the latest odds at the top NBA betting sites.

Noah Davis

Noah Davis is one of the more diverse writers at GamblingSites.com. Like many of his colleagues, he's a huge fan of both football and basketball. But he also writes about box office records, TV show prop bets, DFS, and all kinds of other subjects.

When it comes to the NFL, Noah's favorite team is the Cleveland Browns. He enjoys cheering them on with his wife and daughter.

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