Memphis forward Dillon Brooks has been out of action since Jan. 9 with an injury to his left ankle, but could make his return as soon as Sunday against Oklahoma City. Zaire Williams has been his primary replacement in Memphis' lineup, and he has scored 29 total points over his last two games. Williams has been a bit up-and-down as a starter, but should he be included in your NBA DFS lineups with an advantageous matchup on Sunday?
The Thunder are a bottom-five Fantasy defense against opposing small forwards on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel. Williams missed both of Memphis' previous games against the Thunder this season, but over the last two games overall, he has shot 61.1 percent from the field. Before you make your NBA DFS picks for Sunday, be sure to check out the NBA DFS advice, player rankings, stacks and top daily Fantasy basketball picks from SportsLine's Mike McClure.
McClure is a DFS professional with nearly $2 million in career winnings. He's also a predictive data engineer at SportsLine who uses a powerful prediction model that simulates every minute of every game 10,000 times, taking factors like matchups, statistical trends and injuries into account.
This allows him to find the best NBA DFS values and create optimal lineups that he shares only over at SportsLine. They're a must-see for any NBA DFS player.
On Saturday, McClure listed Spurs guard Tre Jones as one of his top NBA DFS picks on both DraftKings and FanDuel. The result: In place of the injured Dejounte Murray (calf), Jones dished out 12 assists, grabbed10 rebounds, made two steals and scored nine points to return 46.5 points on DraftKings and 47 points on FanDuel. Anybody that included him in their lineups was well on the way to a profitable day.
Now, McClure has turned his attention to the Sunday, March 13, NBA DFS slate and locked in his top daily Fantasy basketball picks. You can only see them by heading to SportsLine.
Top NBA DFS picks for Sunday, March 13
One of McClure's top NBA DFS picks on Sunday is Suns guard Devin Booker, who is listed at $9,200 on DraftKings and $10,400 on FanDuel. In Phoenix's loss to Toronto on Friday, Booker scored 22 points with seven assists, a steal and a block. In two games back from missing four due to health and safety protocols, he has shot 53.3 percent from the field and hit half of his 3-point attempts.
The Suns play the flailing Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, who continue to be without Anthony Davis (foot). In Phoenix's previous games against the Lakers, it also had Chris Paul in the lineup, who will also be missing from Sunday's matchup with a thumb injury. In those two prior meetings, Booker averaged 23 points, seven rebounds and 5.5 assists.
Another part of McClure's optimal NBA DFS strategy includes rostering Pacers rookie Chris Duarte ($4,800 on both DraftKings and FanDuel). In his second game back from a toe injury that caused him to miss the previous three, he scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds in Indiana's win against San Antonio on Saturday. The performance was a drastic improvement over his first game back against Cleveland, when he hit just 4-of-14 shots.
The Pacers take on Atlanta on Sunday, and in Indiana's last meeting with the Hawks, Duarte scored a team-high 25 points to go with four assists, a steal and a block. The Pacers are playing in the second game of a back-to-back on Sunday, and Duarte has thrived in those scenarios. In nine such games, he's made five starts, and averaged 13.9 points, five rebounds and 2.2 assists.
How to set your NBA DFS lineups for Sunday, March 13
McClure is also targeting a player who could go off for massive numbers on Sunday because of a dream matchup. This pick could be the difference between winning your tournaments and cash games or going home with nothing. You can only see who it is here.
So who is DFS pro Mike McClure putting in his optimal NBA DFS lineups for Sunday? Visit SportsLine now to see optimal NBA DFS picks, rankings, advice, and stacks, all from a professional DFS player who has almost $2 million in career winnings, and find out.