NBA DFS: Studs, scrubs, and duds for March 3

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Top star players, best value picks, and guys you should stay away from on March 3 in NBA DFS on DraftKings and FanDuel.

Welcome to Studs, Scrubs, and Duds; FanSided’s NBA DFS lineup helper.

Here’s what’s on the slate for tonight:

7 p.m. ET: San Antonio at Charlotte
7:30 p.m. ET: Brooklyn at Boston
8 p.m. ET: Minnesota at New Orleans, LA Clippers at Oklahoma City
9 p.m. ET: Golden State at Denver, Toronto at Phoenix
10 p.m. ET: Philadelphia at LA Lakers, Washington at Sacramento

How this works:

Studs: Top high salary picks that you can build your lineup around.
Scrubs: Value players looking for a big night or consistent options to help fill out your lineup.
Duds: Players to avoid given their high salary and/or poor matchup.

Five players are picked on each slide, positions are not applicable, and both DraftKings and FanDuel salaries are listed.

Studs

Bradley Beal (at SAC – $10,400 on DK; $10,300 on FD): There’s no stopping Beal at the moment. And the Kings probably aren’t the team to do it. Even though the Kings are right there for the 8th playoff spot, their defense isn’t great and this should be a high scoring affair. Beal has the chance to be the highest scoring player on the night given his current performance the matchup.

Zion Williamson (vs MIN – $7,700 on DK; $8,200 on FD): Zion has leveled out a bit but he’s still a big time scorer with a great matchup against a weak Minnesota team. This should be an easy scoring and rebounding night for Zion as he dominates the interior against the Timberwolves. He’s not going to hurt you and the ceiling is extremely high.

Jaylen Brown (vs BKN – $7,100 on DK; $6,200 on FD): If Tatum ends up missing this game, it will open up even more opportunities for Brown. He’s already a guy that isn’t going to hurt you because he’s a consistent option with a great matchup. But if Tatum is out then Brown is an easy take because he’ll be the focal point of the offense.

Paul George (at OKC – $7,100 on DK; $6,800 on FD): George is a consistent option and with the Clippers now healthy and looking good, George has found his role on the offense. The Thunder will be better then the 50 point loss against the Bucks, but the Clippers are a great team and George will get his points while also chipping in with assists and rebounds.

OG Anunoby (at PHO – $6,500 on DK; $5,700 on FD): Anunoby has really stepped up as of late and there’s no reason to think he will slow down in this one. His salary has jumped a bit but it’s not high enough considering what he’s been bringing to the table and the overall matchup. The only issue is that the Raptors are a well-rounded team and sometimes guys suffer. But Anunoby shouldn’t hurt you at this price.

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