DraftKings daily picks: Fantasy basketball lineup – April 1, 2018

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Two slates on Sunday with plenty of basketball throughout the day. The early slate has the Wizards against the Bulls, the Pacers taking on the Clippers, and the Rockets battling the Spurs all at 3:30 p.m. ET.

The late slate begins at 6 p.m. ET with the Magic against the Hawks, the Pistons squaring off with the Nets, the Mavericks against the Cavaliers and the Thunder meeting the Pelicans. The Jazz battle the Timberwolves at 7 p.m. ET followed by the Bucks against the Nuggets at 8 p.m. ET. The Suns face the Warriors at 8:30 p.m. ET while the Grizzlies meet the Trail Blazers at 9 p.m. ET. The Kings and Lakers close the night at 9:30 p.m. ET.

All players in the following slides are from the main afternoon/night slate. But I did select one player from the early slate on each slide.

My favorite plays of the day can be found on the following slides in FanSided’s DraftKings daily picks. Each day in order to offer a variety of price points at each position, you can find two slides for each position–one for high-salary options and one for high-value options. Each pick is ranked on a scale of 1-5 stars to indicate the confidence in the pick. The final slide of this post has more detail on what each level means, but in short, more stars means more confidence in the selection on a points-per-dollar basis.

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Important note, every day the goal of this post is not to give you a copy-and-paste lineup. Instead, each selection is given while highlighting the factors you need to consider when building a customized lineup for yourself. If you want to see an example lineup, you can find it on the final slide of the post, but I suggest you adjust your lineup to fit your personal taste.

To keep up with all of FanSided’s DFS NBA coverage head over to the  fantasy basketball hub where each day you can find a post like this tailored for DraftKings as well as one specifically designed for usage on FanDuel. In this post, all salary and “fantasy points” references are to DraftKings scoring system and salaries. If you have any additional questions or thoughts or are looking for updates as we approach tipoff, follow @FanSidedFantasy on Twitter or you can follow my account @jeremylambert88.
Let’s take a look at your best options for both studs and value players at each position.