Daily Fantasy Basketball 2015: DraftKings Rankings, Picks for Tuesday, March 10

Eric Mack@@EricMackFantasyFantasy Football Lead WriterMarch 10, 2015

Mar 9, 2015; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) holds the ball away from Milwaukee Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova (7) during the first quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Daily fantasy basketball rankings can be a tricky thing. Sure, you want the best picks, but really what you are looking at is the best player at the right price. In the case of red-hot Anthony Davis, value and production are one in the same...kind of like his left eyebrow and his right eyebrow. We present our best-value rankings for the Tuesday, March 10 action at DraftKings.

PG Trey Burke, Utah Jazz ($4,600)

It is tough to get excited about many of the point guards on the board Tuesday night, but we like the value of both of the Jazz's options. Burke and starter Dante Exum ($3,200) are facing a lowly New York Knicks team playing a back-to-back. This should go well for both bargain Jazz guards.

If you need a high ceiling, go with Burke. If you need salary-cap relief, go with Exum.

  1. Burke, Jazz
  2. Exum, Jazz
  3. Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs ($5,500)
  4. Norris Cole, New Orleans Pelicans ($3,300)
  5. Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers ($7,400)

SG Victor Oladipo, Orlando Magic ($8,400)

He has been one of the hottest scorers in the NBA of late, putting the offensive onus for the Magic on his capable shoulders. He has even managed to chip in some rebounds, assists and steals of late. Sure, he is the highest-priced option at his position, but he is also the most consistent, too. Expect 40-plus minutes and DraftKings points.

  1. Oladipo, Magic
  2. Monta Ellis, Dallas Mavericks ($6,900)
  3. Wayne Ellington, Los Angeles Lakers ($4,700)
  4. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Detroit Pistons ($4,100)
  5. Rodney Stuckey, Indiana Pacers ($5,800)

SF LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers ($10,500)

We didn't want to resort to this answer at small forward, especially since James hasn't produced to his price in the past two games, but rest is on his side. James is a sure thing at another position of uncertainty. If anything, he is due for another big night offensively after some reality quiet ones.

  1. James, Cavaliers
  2. Gordon Hayward, Utah Jazz ($7,500)
  3. Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs ($7,700)
  4. Wesley Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers ($4,300)
  5. Tobias Harris, Orlando Magic ($6,900)

PF Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans ($10,700)

Unlike James, we have no second thoughts about promoting the priciest option on the board at power forward. Davis has emerged as an MVP-caliber player that belies his youth. Davis is on a back-to-back, but he hasn't had issue with big minutes or production in those of late anyway. If you needed any more reason to use your cap on him, the Brooklyn Nets are hideously bad against the position, ranking 29th.

Start all lineups with this one-eyebrowed beast.

  1. Davis, Pelicans
  2. David West, Indiana Pacers ($5,600)
  3. Derrick Favors, Utah Jazz ($7,400)
  4. Greg Monroe, Detroit Pistons ($8,100)
  5. Ed Davis, Los Angeles Lakers ($4,600)

C Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz ($7,500)

If you are a regular reader, you know we have loved Gobert of late as a second-half breakthrough. You will also know we love starting players against the New York Knicks and teams on a back-to-back. Gobert hasn't quite been a threat offensively in recent games after a surprising run, but he should heat back up in that category against a Knicks team that ranks 22nd at DraftKings against centers.

We expect a 15-point, 15-rebound and five-block performance you won't want to miss. If you start your lineup with Davis, make Gobert your second choice.

  1. Gobert, Jazz
  2. Jordan Hill, Los Angeles Lakers ($5,000)
  3. Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic ($8,300)
  4. Brook Lopez, Brooklyn Nets ($6,100)
  5. Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons ($7,900)

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.


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