March 9

NBA DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (Mar 9/22)

Published by Rajonrondough


CJ McCollum (NO) (SG) – $8,500

  • McCollum had a massive game the other night when Ingram was ruled out. Although the game turned into a blowout, in the minutes McCollum played, he had a 34.4% usage rate. With Ingram out once again, McCollum becomes one of the best spends ups on both sites. Tonight, we have the Pelicans (-8.5) against the Magic and if the game stays competitive, CJ will have another monster night. I am locking in CJ on both sites to start my cash game builds.

LeBron James (LAL) (SF/PF) – $10,400

  • LeBron is officially playing tonight and while people might consider his injury and fade, I look at it the other way and see that he got more rest. The Lakers need to start winning now and it all starts with the king. His price is low enough to jump on and i’d stay away on DK.

Brandon Williams (POR) (PG) – $3,500

  • Brandon Williiams had a career night last time he played and unfortunately, I faded him which ended up costing me. In 34 minutes, he scored close to 50 fps and even played in blowout time. The Jazz are a much better defensive team but he is a free play on FD for min price. I still think he is a great play on DK for 5.5k but a lock on FD.


CJ McCollum (NOP) (PG/SG) – $8,900

  • Lock on both sites.

Damian Jones (SAC) (C) – $3,400

  • The only reason I don’t have Damian Jones as one of my core plays on FD is because FD only allows you to play 1 center. This really restricts how you can build your lineups but on DK, you are allowed to grab 2. As of now, I am playing him on both sites with Sabonis suspended for 1 game. Jones should get the start.

Brandon Williams (POR) (PG) – $5,500

  • 5.5k might be a bit of a reach but I don’t mind him in cash games. Definitely more considered to be a GPP play but we all saw what he did in his most recent start. Not a lock for me like FD but i’d say closer to a must play.

cash play considerations


  • Damian Jones (SAC) (C) – $3,600


  • Harrison Barnes (SAC) (SF/PF) – $6,100
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (OKC) (PG) – $10,200
  • Herbert Jones (NOR) (SF/PF) – $4,500

key injury news

  • None

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Rajon Rondough

About the author

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.