March 5

NBA DFS FanDuel & DraftKings Core Plays (March 5/22)

Published by Rajonrondough


Dejounte Murray (SA) (PG/SG) – $9,600

  • Dejounte had an excellent game in one of the best game environments last night and he’s in another prime spot today against the Hornets. Even if the Spurs are healthy, he leads the team with close to a 30% usage rate. I always look to target against the Hornets as much as I can and for some reason, Dejounte is still under 10k on FD. He is a lock for me for cash games.

Anfernee Simons (POR) (PG/SG) – $6,700

  • The only thing that worries me about this game is a blowout concern. I don’t really prioritize blowouts when I build my lineups but its definitely something I think about. If this game can stay close and Simons gets his full run, he will dominate with his 35%+ usage rate with basically everyone hurt or traded. 6.7k is just too cheap here on FD and you can argue fading him for 8k on DK but as of now, I plan on playing him.


Malik Beasley (MIN) (SG) – $3,200

  • Beasley is still cheap and with ANT out, this should help get him extra shots up. On top of this, Patrick Beverley is questionable so if he is out, load up on Beasley on both sites. If Beverley is ruled in, i still don’t mind him, especially on DK as a salary relief play.

Anfernee Simons (POR) (PG) – $8,000

  • Strong cash play consideration.

Cash Play Considerations


  • Drew Eubanks (POR) (C/PF) – $3,900
  • LeBron James (LAL) (SF/PF) – $10,300
  • CJ Elleby (POR) (SF) – $3,900


  • CJ Elleby (POR) (SG/SF) – $4,100
  • Kar-Anthony Towns (MIN) (C) – $10,200

Key Injury News

  • Jimmy Butler – questionable
  • LeBron James – questionable
  • Jalen Suggs – questionable
  • PJ Tucker – questionable
  • Patrick Beverley – questionable

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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.