DraftKings NBA picks March 2: Cash today with CJ

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DraftKings NBA Power Forwards:

Best Bets:

Giannis Antetokounmpo ($11,400): Giannis destroyed the Heat in the first meeting, playing 36 minutes and going for 71.25 DraftKings points. This is another measuring stick for the Bucks against a team that can hang with them. Giannis went berserk on Charlotte yesterday. His 35 minutes in that one have me a little nervous about this, but you don’t fade the best player in the league without a good reason. I can’t find one.

John Collins ($8,900): Memphis is still thin up front. Even though Young is the focal point of the offense, Collins does a lot of everything to keep himself at value. He’s a walking double-double right now and could be in for a huge game if Atlanta goes after this Memphis front like they should.

Honorable Mention:

Domantas Sabonis ($8,800): I don’t care if Aldridge is active or not. He can’t handle Sabonis. If LMA does sit though, Sabonis could break the slate with Poeltl out as well. The Spurs have no bigs to grapple with the two behemoths inside for the Pacers. Sabonis is much more active in the offense than Turner, but both good be in for big games here.

Kevin Love ($7,000): This is one of those places where paper doesn’t tell the whole story. Cleveland’s front is massive and is a trend against everything in the league right now. Utah defends PF well, but they are used to guarding smaller hybrid players, not a 6-11 guy that stands on the perimeter and shoots threes. Love is a risk, but the upside is huge.

Dark Horses:

Trey Lyles ($4,800): Lyles is one of the few Spurs big enough to handle all of Indiana’s size up front. I like this better if LMA is out, but Lyles can still put up some big numbers if the Spurs play him enough. He had 44.75 DraftKings points against Orlando on Saturday. He still has a little left in the tank. The minutes should be there again.

Bobby Portis ($3,900): Chalk Portis was a freaking disaster against the Sixers last week. However, in the game last weekend against Houston, Portis put up a solid 24.5 DraftKings points. He fits better against the Rockets than many of the Knicks other bigs do. Portis isn’t going to go nuts here, but he should play half the game and put up good numbers for the price.