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Top Picks for NBA DFS on Wednesday, April 7 (2021)
Another day of daily fantasy basketball goodness is upon us. The slates often speak to us early, but things can unravel in a hurry if you’re not paying close attention.
Part of the process is monitoring player news, but it is also helpful to survey the NBA betting landscape to see what games are worth targeting.
For the daily fantasy side of things, join me as I break down my favorite NBA DFS picks, sleepers, and top lineup for April 7th, 2021.
Top NBA DFS Picks for April 7th
- Russell Westbrook, PG, Wizards ($11.1k)
- Kevin Porter Jr., SG, Rockets ($7.2k)
- Luka Doncic, SF, Mavericks ($10.9k)
- Chuma Okeke, PF, Magic ($5.8k)
- Wendell Carter, C, Magic ($6k)
Change the record, am I right? But seriously, how do we knowingly fade Russell Westbrook when he keeps crushing?
Beal is questionable again on Wednesday, so I’ll start my top NBA DFS picks with Russ. If Beal plays, you can still use Westbrook, but I’d be more inclined to pivot to someone like Luka Doncic.
Speaking of him, he slides in as the top SF play. He hasn’t been his usual dominant self on the year, but he did just wreck the Jazz of all teams.
Doncic is an elite pivot away from Westbrook and would be especially appealing in tourneys if Beal is out.
KPJ is in for another big night. He has to try to keep pace with Doncic, but he just dropped 42 fantasy points on an elite Phoenix defense.
Just make sure John Wall is out before firing him up.
I also am high on the Magic. I’m sure this is where the minutes get weird and they just get blown out for the rest of the year, but hey, color me convinced.
It starts with Chuma Okeke, who popped off for 41 fantasy points in his last game. I also dig Carter, though, as both guys are getting good run. Tonight, they face the inept Wizards.
Daily Fantasy Basketball Sleepers for Wednesday
- RJ Hampton, PG, Magic ($4.5k)
- Facundo Campazzo, SG, Nuggets ($3.3k)
- Devin Vassell, SF, Spurs ($3.3k)
- Miles Bridges, PF, Hornets ($5k)
- Jaxson Hayes, C, Pelicans ($4.1k)
Value is going to open up as we get closer to lock, but there should already be some good spots to target – and I’m not even mentioning cheap Wizards plays.
I already touched on the Magic, but I can’t help myself here. Their matchup with Washington is sublime, and RJ Hampton is tough to ignore at this point.
Hampton probably still needs Orlando to be undermanned, of course. Michael Carter-Williams and Cole Anthony are both nearing returns, but if they’re out or limited, Hampton could be eyeing 30+ minutes as the starting point guard.
I’m game for that, and as long as he’s useful, I’ll be a little less thrilled to roster Campazzo and Vassell.
Jamal Murray has been nicked up, though, so Campazzo could end up being a nice value. Vassell might make even more sense, as Dejounte Murray is questionable for this game, and Lonnie Walker IV won’t play.
Those guys are all on your radar, but one that feels like a borderline must is Miles Bridges. He can easily flatline, but his role should be enhanced with Gordon Hayward on the shelf for the next four weeks.
Hornets‘ Gordon Hayward will miss at least four weeks with right foot sprain, team says.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 3, 2021
Bridges has smashed in expanded court time in the past, and tonight he’d have a tasty matchup against the Thunder.
Hayes is an admitted dart throw, especially since Steven Adams returned to the lineup on Tuesday. Adams is an aging veteran that isn’t 100%, though, so there’s a decent chance the Pels sit him on the second leg of a back-to-back set.
Zion Williamson would also be another rest candidate after returning last night. Either/both of those guys sitting could help make Hayes an attractive value play.
Best NBA DFS Lineup for April 7th, 2021
- PG: Russell Westbrook – Wizards ($11.1k)
- SG: Kevin Porter Jr. – Rockets ($7.2k)
- SF: Miles Bridges – Hornets ($5k)
- PF: Chuma Okeke – Magic ($5.8k)
- C: Wendell Carter – Magic ($6k)
- G: RJ Hampton – Magic ($4.5k)
- F: Devin Vassell – Spurs ($3.3k)
- UTIL: Ja Morant – Grizzlies ($7.1k)
It feels gross, but I love the Wizards vs. Magic game tonight. Per usual, I really am only enamored with Westbrook if Beal is out, but he’s a lock if that’s the case.
From there, you can look at the Wiz value, and then I love the idea of stacking it up with some Orlando players. I’ve highlighted the guys I really want to target, although even someone like RJ Hampton may require some Magic players to sit out.
It should be known that this probably won’t be my final NBA DFS lineup. I’m not completely sold on Ja Morant being my final piece, and if I can find a more stable punt other than Vassell, I’ll pivot off of him, as well.
Keep tabs on the latest news and monitor your favorite NBA betting sites for any line movement.
Hopefully, my NBA DFS picks, sleepers, and top lineup for Wednesday at least nudge you in the right direction. Good luck and enjoy the games!