NBA DFS: Studs, scrubs, and duds for March 9

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Top star players, best value picks, and guys you should stay away from on March 9 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:

7:30 p.m. ET: Charlotte at Atlanta
9 p.m. ET: Milwaukee at Denver, Toronto at Utah

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

Kyle Lowry (at UTA – $8,400 on DK; $7,300 on FD): Lowry continues to be steady as he goes. It’s a back to back but the Jazz are not good against the position and Lowry remains in a good position given everything he brings to the table. He’s not going to hurt you and the ceiling is high.

Rudy Gobert (vs TOR – $7,900 on DK; $8,400 on FD): Gobert might lack his ceiling right now but he is a fairly consistent player and the Raptors are on a back to back. He’s not going to hurt you at this price and with so little options on Monday, he is a guy who can outperform with his double double ability. He’s a safe pick with a good matchup.

Khris Middleton (at DEN – $7,600 on DK; $7,000 on FD): No Giannis means a heavy diet of Middleton. And he remains at a good price given that he’s now the top option on the team. The Nuggets defense is good but they are overall inconsistent. And they aren’t great against the position. Look for a big outing from Middleton in the scoring department.

Terry Rozier (at ATL – $6,600 on DK; $5,900 on FD): Given the Atlanta defense and injuries, you’ve got to go with Rozier or Graham in this spot. Rozier might have the higher ceiling but Graham is the more consistent option. Both are at a good price and you can cuff them while saving money elsewhere.

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