There will be a main roster of seven games on DraftKings on Thursday night. As usual, there are some expensive players that you will want to be wary of.
In NBA DFS, there will always be some flashy names that can get you to pay – even in an unfavorable game. The name value sometimes comes with reliability, but the trick to capitalizing on your NBA rosters is to maximize the boom while operating under the salary cap. Sometimes that means fading chalk sets and spending somewhere else.
Here, we’re going to break down the top three NBA DFS fades for the Thursday April 8 game list.
With just seven games in the league on Thursday night, DFS players could be tempted to throw Booker into their roster. The star goalie comes off a whimsical 43.5 point performance against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. Booker is averaging 50.5 fppg in the Suns’ last four games, which is over his season of 39.6 fantasy points per game.
Thursday night, he will face the Los Angeles Clippers, who are ranked second against SG in OPRK. The Clippers have two strong perimeter defenders, Paul George and Kawhi Leonard.
Siakam saw his value drop from $ 7,800 to $ 8,500 after scoring 58.3 fantasy points (36 points, seven rebounds and five assists) last week against the Warriors. Since then, he’s averaged 40.8 fantasy points in the Raptors’ last two games. On Thursday night, Siakam will face a Bulls frontcourt that includes Nikola Vucevic, Thaddeus Young and Lauri Markkanen. With the Raptors down a few players, it might be urgent to get Siakam into your roster. However, there are cheaper options on the board that could save you the salary cap.
The Iowa State rookie playmaker saw his value increase after playing seven straight games with 10 or more points. This will be the second game in a row he’s been valued at $ 6,500. Against the Timberwolves earlier this week, Haliburton had 29.5 fantasy points as he filled the box scoreline (nine points, two rebounds and seven assists).
On Thursday night, he faces a Pistons team that doesn’t have much to play this season, but has players looking to prove themselves for next season. They are surprisingly ranked fifth against opposing PG / SG in OPRK.