LetsRUMBL NBA Picks: Devin Booker will light up the weekend
It's another big NBA weekend and LetsRUMBL has three key players all daily fantasy sports managers need in their teams. From perimeter shooters to low-post battlers, these three players will get you the points needed for letsRUMBL victory. Who makes the grade for this week's LetsRUMBL picks? Keep reading to find the players you need in your team now.
Thursday March 8th
Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets vs. Brooklyn Nets
LetsRUMBL average: 36 points
Our first DFS selection for this weekend is Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker. The 6'1" guard averages a team high 23 ppg – and they said this was Dwight Howard's team in 2017-18. The former UCONN standout adds 5.7 assists a night to go along with a team leading 34 minutes a game.
Walker's points per game average is down slightly from last season (23.2 to 23), but he is still scoring consistent points. In his last five games, Walker has averaged 23.5 points and 5.2 assists. Yes, that did include a five-point game against the Philadelphia 76ers, but Walker and company will rebound against a BAD Brooklyn Nets. Walker's worst game of the season shouldn't be a worry. But DFS managers may want to keep an eye on those pesky 76ers.
Walker dropped 31 on February 22nd against the Nets. It was the only meeting between the two teams this season so far. Walker should have another big game against the Nets and keep the Hornets' playoff hopes alive.
Friday March 9th
Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons vs. Chicago Bulls
LetsRUMBL average: 46 points
Three straight losses have the Detroit Pistons on the outside of the NBA Playoffs looking in. The Blake Griffin trade may already be coming into question, but that doesn't mean Andre Drummond isn't performing well. Drummond leads the Pistons in minutes with 33.4. He also cleans the boards like no other Pistons' player, averaging 15.7 rebounds per game. The NBA All-Star is having a career year in rebounds, and Drummond's 15.2 ppg is 1.6 ppg better than last season. On Monday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Drummond didn't miss a shot.
Detroit will take on a Chicago Bulls team that allows 109.4 ppg. There are plenty of opportunities for the Pistons to score points, and for Drummond to clean up in the paint. In Detroit's last 25 games, Drummond has failed to tally a double-double just three times. The big man has an NBA leading 48 double-doubles this season.
The last time the Pistons played the Bulls, Drummond scored 21 points while pulling down 15 boards. The game did end in a loss for Detroit, but if Drummond can replicate his play, the Pistons should come out on top and revive their NBA Playoff chances.
Saturday March 10th
Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns vs. Charlotte Hornets
LetsRUMBL average: 43 points
Things haven't gone well for the Phoenix Suns this season. The team is 14th in the NBA's Western Conference and the Suns are fighting the Memphis Grizzles to stay out of last place. Devin Booker has been a bright spot for the team. Averaging a team leading 34.5 minutes per game, the shooting guard is having a career season. Booker leads the Suns in scoring with 25.2 ppg. He is also having a career year in assists with 4.8.
Injuries have curtailed Booker's season. He has missed 14 games so far in 2017-18. Since returning from his most recent time out on February 14th, Booker has been lighting up the rim. Booker is averaging 31.1 ppg in his last eight games. He is also putting in 37.3 minutes per game as well.
The last time Phoenix played the Charlotte Hornets, Booker dropped 18 on the Eastern Conference team. It wasn't great, but Booker was made inactive due to injury the next day. Booker recently became the third youngster player to reach the 4,000-point club. He is a rising star in the NBA, and soon he will most likely be playing for a team that has a better chance of winning an NBA title than Phoenix. By the way, between February 24 and March 2nd, Booker dropped 30 or more points a night against opposing teams.