Sundays are some of the most entertaining days of daily fantasy basketball at DraftKings, since you can play some early-afternoon action and play with the house's money in the evening ones. We help you set your Sunday-night lineups for March 1, outlining the best plays by position regardless of price and putting a lean on the value guys expected to produce 30-plus DraftKings points.
PG D.J. Augustin, Oklahoma City Thunder ($4,100)
With injury, there lies opportunity for us and Augustin. When someone on the level of an MVP candidate like Russell Westbrook (face) goes down, it is a big-time opportunity. Augustin will likely start in place of Westbrook in the short term, which makes him a huge bargain.
You might be worried about the Thunder laying an egg without Westbrook, per Yahoo NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, and Kevin Durant (ankle), but we are merely talking about the woeful Los Angeles Lakers, who are dead last at DraftKings against point guards. Augustin is going to be in a lot of fantasy lineups Sunday night.
- Isaiah Thomas, Boston Celtics ($6,000)
- Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers ($7,900)
- Ray McCallum, Sacramento Kings ($3,400)
SG Rodney Stuckey, Indiana Pacers ($5,300)
Save for one hiccup last Tuesday against the Thunder, Stuckey has been one of the hottest shooting guards after the All-Star break. There are a number of bargains at the position Sunday night, but Stuckey looks likes the safest of them, especially since the woeful Philadelphia 76ers are the opponent. The 76ers are 29th at DraftKings against shooting guards.
- Will Barton, Denver Nuggets ($3,600)
- Wayne Ellington, Los Angeles Lakers ($4,400)
- Dion Waiters, Oklahoma City Thunder ($3,900)
SF Jonas Jerebko, Boston Celtics ($4,000)
We cannot fully explain how the undersized Celtics are holding it together, save for the fact that if you make shots, you are going to be in ballgames. Jerebko is a shot-maker right now, going 7-of-10 from deep this week. The Celtics are spreading the court with their undersized lineups, so expect Jerebko to get more minutes in the short term, particularly while he is shooting well.
- Kyle Singler, Oklahoma City Thunder ($3,000)
- Jeremi Grant, Philadelphia 76ers ($3,000)
- Rudy Gay, Sacramento Kings ($7,300)
PF Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City Thunder ($7,600)
Like Augustin above, there is opportunity for Ibaka on Sunday. No, the big man's minutes won't change—although he should be called on for 40-plus—but his involvement in the offense will increase. He will also score DraftKings points defensively as a rebounder and shot-blocker. The likelihood he reaches 20 points should get him into the 40-plus-fantasy-point range, too, here.
- Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors ($6,800)
- Jae Crowder, Boston Celtics ($4,700)
- LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trail Blazers ($8,900)
C Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic ($8,600)
He has been a double-double machine, posting one in four of his past five games. He just missed the other by two rebounds. As long as Vucevic can stay out of foul trouble, he should be good for 40-plus minutes (and DraftKings fantasy points). With DeMarcus Cousins (hip/ankle) banged up right now, Vucevic is the premium center on the board Sunday night.
- Jordan Hill, Los Angeles Lakers ($5,200)
- Alexis Ajinca, New Orleans Pelicans ($4,900)
- Al Jefferson, Charlotte Hornets ($7,400)
Eric Mack, one of the giants among fantasy writers, is the Fantasy Football Lead Writer for Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter, where you can ask him endless questions about your team, rip him for his content and even challenge him to a head-to-head fantasy game.