Kmarko's NBA DraftKings Picks - February 26th


Welcome back to the daily DraftKings picks where we try to get super rich playing daily fantasy basketball. As usual I’ll do a brief recap of my lineups from the week before then throw out some picks that I’m brainstorming for this weekend, and hopefully get some good feedback/tips/picks from you guys either in the comment section or on Twitter @kmarkobarstool.

Little bit of an improvement last night.

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Finally cashed at least. Blog picks were pretty solid – Big game from Harden, solid game from Jrue and at least a little value from Mack. 125 points total.

Big Friday slate, let’s jump into it.

SF Lebron James $9.5K

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I think everyone will be allllll over John Wall sitting at 9.2K against Philly. He’ll probably explode, and I’ll try to get some exposure to him, but a fade could be smart there. And Boogie Cousins is always one of my favorite plays no matter who the matchup. But for my top spot I’ll go with Bron Bron at 9.5K…that’s the cheapest you’ll ever see him. No he doesn’t really have 80 point upside like some other guys, but with a floor of 45 and the name James on the back of his jersey, I’m perfectly happy slotting him in.

C Al Horford $7.1K

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Don’t want to seem like I’m chasing points here, buttttt that 70 point game last time out was kind of hard to ignore. Horford is obviously clicking on all cylinders right now, and showing some upside he hasn’t shown in the past which puts him on my tournament radar. With Vucevic being a chalky pick lately, and Gortat getting Philly, I like sneaking right in between them with Horford.

VALUE PLAY SF Matt Barnes $5.4K

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Thank God for F and Util slots so I can get plenty of Bron and Barnes in my lineups tonight. Gasol being out has opened up a bunch of opportunities for the Grizz. The main one is Conley taking over more of the offense – he’s a great play tonight, but the blowout risk has me worried he won’t get enough minutes. The second one is Matt Barnes getting a chance to shine again. He’s been money in the bank and at 5.4K I won’t be able to pass up on him.

Other plays…

PG: Love Wall and CP3, like Kyrie and Conley, and will look at Schroeder and Russell for value.

SG: Still loving Dipo and Fournier, plus Crawford/JJ Redick have a great matchup. Don’t sleep on Monta.

SF: Melo has been lights out and Rudy Gay looks great lately if you aren’t feeling Bron and Barnes.

PF: Boogie Boogie Boogie. Dirk is getting big minutes lately, and Aaron Gordon is rock solid. Portis and Jamychal Green are possible value plays.

C: Like Jokic and Mahinmi as value plays if you aren’t paying up for Vuc, Jordan or Horford.

That’s it for me, good luck tonight. Tweet me @kmarkobarstool with your picks or to talk shit, whatever. Also if you’re depositing to play make sure to use my referral and we’ll both get hooked up with some stuff.

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