The Portland Trail Blazers invested in some help for Damian Lillard before Thursday's NBA trade deadline, acquiring Norman Powell from Toronto. Powell provided immediate dividends with Lillard on the bench with a knee bruise on Friday, dropping 22 points against the Magic. Lillard is set to play on Sunday, meaning the Lillard, Powell and CJ McCollum trio could be a popular NBA DFS stack against the Raptors.
Lillard will cost NBA DFS owners $9,800 on DraftKings and $9,100 on FanDuel on Sunday, meaning you'll also need to find value down the price list if you put Lillard in your NBA DFS lineups. But with thousands of dollars on the line in daily Fantasy basketball tournaments, 50-50s and cash games on DraftKings and FanDuel, it is definitely worth consideration. Before locking in any NBA DFS picks for Sunday's action, be sure to see the NBA DFS advice, player rankings and top daily Fantasy basketball lineups 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 included Bucks forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo in his core lineup picks. The result: Antetokounmpo went off for 23 points, 10 rebounds and five assists to return an incredible 16.3 DFS points per thousand on DraftKings. Anybody who had him in their lineup was well on the way to a profitable day.
Now, McClure has turned his attention to the Sunday, March 28 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 28
One of McClure's top NBA DFS picks for his Sunday NBA Daily Fantasy lineups is Raptors guard Kyle Lowry at $7,500 on DraftKings and $6,600 on FanDuel. Lowry is delivering 17.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game this season. That includes an 11-point, five-rebound, six-assist effort on Friday against the Suns.
Lowry was trade bait all week, but the Raptors couldn't make a suitable deal before Thursday's trade deadline -- so Lowry remains a Raptor as the team continues to fight for an Eastern Conference playoff spot. The 35-year-old Lowry has been a consistent NBA DFS performer despite the uncertainty surrounding his future, scoring over 35 points on DraftKings in 10 of his last 13 outings. Lowry and the Raptors get the Trail Blazers on Sunday, a team he torched for 18 points, nine rebounds and two assists earlier this season.
Part of McClure's optimal NBA DFS strategy on Sunday includes stacking Lowry with Raptors forward Pascal Siakam at $7,600 on DraftKings and $8,500 on FanDuel. Siakam continues to shine in Toronto, scoring 20.1 points, grabbing 7.4 rebounds and dishing 4.8 assists per game this season. All three are well above his 13.7/5.8/2.6 career marks.
Siakam went for 26 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, a block and a steal on Friday against the Suns. The five-year veteran has been hot over his last three games, averaging nearly 50 points per game on DraftKings during that span. Siakam and the Raptors get the Trail Blazers on Sunday, a team he dinged for a triple-double on 22 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists on Jan. 11. Lock him in your NBA DFS lineups on Sunday and look for a big return against Portland.
How to set NBA DFS lineups for Sunday, March 28
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.