DraftCheat's NBA GPP Plays - 3/12
Damian Lillard ($9,300 DK, $9,500 FD) - It’s a tough matchup on paper for Dame tonight against the Heat, but he’s balling so hard right now I don’t really care. The Heat are missing Hassan Whiteside so their defense will not be up to what it typically is, and taking literally the longest flight in the NBA to Portland from Miami has me suspecting that perhaps the Heat will not be at their sharpest. I’m expecting Lillard to get cooking early in this one and post yet another huge game as he does seemingly every night out these days.
Tyler Johnson ($5,200 DK, $4,900 FD) - With Dwayne Wade and Hassan Whiteside out, the Heat should have a tight rotation tonight and we could see Johnson play 30+ minutes tonight in Portland. He’ll get to square off against the lackluster defense of CJ McCollum and the Blazers wings, and he should be able to get going here. Johnson has a higher ceiling than most people realize, and the Heat will need him if they want to contend for a victory tonight, which of course they need as they fight for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.