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Draftkings Best NBA Showdown Picks: Suns vs. Pelicans 4/1/24

Draftkings picks and predictions for tonight's Suns vs. Pelicans matchup.

Phoenix Suns vs. New Orleans Pelicans
April 1, 2024 8:00 pm EDT

The Phoenix Suns travel to Louisiana for a matchup with the New Orleans Pelicans. Let’s take a look at this NBA game from a DFS perspective.

Before we dive into my Draftkings picks for the Suns vs. Pelicans game, let’s review an important note regarding the rules and scoring for the single game showdown contests.

For those readers who are not aware, the rules and scoring for DraftKings single game showdown contests are vastly different than the traditional classic contests offered by the platform.

If you need to review the specific rules for the single game showdown contests feel free to check out the Draftkings website.

Here are my Draftkings picks for tonight’s Phoenix Suns vs. New Orleans Pelicans matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Zion Williamson $9,800

How important is New Orleans Pelicans power forward Zion Williamson to this Pelicans team?  Through 74 games played this season, Williamson has averaged a robust 22.8 points, 5.9 rebounds, 5 assists, and 1 steal a game. That is type of fantasy production I want from the captain position.

It should be mentioned that selecting the correct captain for your Draftkings single game showdown lineup is vital if you hope to win a large field GPP (guaranteed prize pool) Draftkings contest. Having stated that, I think that New Orleans forward Zion Williamson fits the captain narrative perfectly for this one game slate.

Flex Plays

Kevin Durant $10,400

Phoenix Suns forward Kevin Durant is definitely the heart and soul of this Phoenix Suns team. Let’s dive into a recent sample size of Durant’s recent statistical data to get a better idea of his recent performance on the basketball court. In the Suns last three games played, Durant has averaged 49.9 Draftkings points a game.

C.J. McCollum $8,800

Last month, talented New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram suffered an injury in a contest with the Orlando Magic. Unfortunately for the Pelicans, the injury will require Ingram to miss the remaining games in the regular season.

How has New Orleans point guard C.J. McCollum performed from an offensive efficiency standpoint in Ingram’s absence? In the New Orleans Pelicans last four games played without Ingram, McCollum has averaged an impressive 24.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and 1.8 steals a game.

Larry Nance $5,000

New Orleans Pelicans forward Larry Nance has been a key contributor for this Pelicans team this month. Why? Three weeks ago, the Pelicans lost forward Brandon Ingram to injury. The unfortunate injury to Ingram has allowed other New Orleans Pelicans players (including Larry Nance) an opportunity to play more minutes.

How has Larry Nance played from a DFS perspective lately? In the New Orleans Pelicans last seven games played, Nance has averaged 16.1 total Draftkings points a game.

I absolutely love Larry Nance’s Draftkings price of only $5,000. I think Larry Nance’s low price point presents the best fantasy value of any other player on this one game slate.

Additional flex plays I like: Devin Booker $10,000: Herbert Jones $6,800: Dyson Daniels $3,000.

Hans Geevers's Free Pick: See Above

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Hans Geevers

I have been an avid fan of sports since I was a kid. Additionally, I have been betting on sports for the better part of the last two decades! I have been married to my wife Dawn for over 21 years. I am also the proud father of Hannah! These ladies provide me the inspiration to live each day to it's fullest.

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