March 23

NBA DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (Mar 23/22)

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Russell Westbrook (LAL) (PG) – $8,200

  • As I was writing this article, news broke as LeBron James is officially ruled out who was questionable. This makes Russell Westbrook the top play on the slate, especially with him being on fire as of late. Start your cash game builds with Westbrook on both sites as I am locking him in.

RJ Barrett (NY) (SF/SG) – $7,300

  • Randle is doubtful and we all saw what Barrett did last night. He exploded at home and although he played heavy minutes, he’s used to it by now. If Randle is in, I don’t want any part of Barrett on a second half of a B2B but once again, Randle is doubtful and should be out tonight.

Jalen Brunson (DAL) (PG/SG) – $5,300

  • Luka clearly was playing injured last game and is officially out tonight. This will give a big bump to Brunson and Dinwiddie. I like Brunson on FD due to his price tag and I like Dinwiddie on DK. Even though it’s a big slate today, we might see yet another chalky slate.


Russell Westbrook (LAL) (PG) – $8,800

  • Lock on both sites.

RJ Barrett (NYK) (PG/SF) – $7,900

  • Must play on both sites if Randle is out (doubtful).

Spencer Dinwiddie (DAL) (PG/SG) – $6,400

  • Dinwiddie on DK and Brunson on FD. Can play both if you want to go that route.

Cash Play Considerations


  • Joel Embiid (PHI) (C) – $11,000
  • Obi Toppin (NY) (PF) – $3,500
  • Davion Mitchell (SAC) (PG) – $4,600


  • Obi Toppin (NYK) (PF) – $3,400
  • Damian Jones (SAC) (C) – $3,700
  • Jalen Brunson (DAL) (PG/SG) – $6,700

Key Injury News

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander – questionable
  • Karl-Anthony Towns – questionable
  • Jimmy Butler – questionable
  • Tyrese Haliburton – questionable
  • Wendell Carter – questionable

Rajon Rondough

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Rondough has been playing DFS for the last 5 years as a core team member of DFS Crunch. He specializes in cash game contests and is a community leader at DFS Crunch.