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NBA Dream11 Picks Based on Awesemo Grades & Values with Pascal Siakam | 4/8/21




Al Walsh gives top NBA Dream11 picks like De'Aaron Fox for daily fantasy basketball lineups for Thursday, April 8 on the Dream11 app.

Thursday’s seven-game NBA Dream11 slate gets us one step closer to the weekend. When creating lineups, it’s important to find value spots that open up space to fit the superstars in. Below are some of the slate’s best Dream11 NBA picks for daily fantasy lineups based on Awesemo’s expert grades and values. Be sure to check out Alex Baker’s industry-leading NBA Dream11 projections when creating lineups.

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Dream11 NBA Picks: Awesemo Grades | April 8

PG De’Aaron Fox – 20 Credits, 43.20 Projected Fantasy Points

Awesemo’s projections are showing a ton of elite value that won’t break the bank, and Fox could very well be the catalyst to get lineups where they need to be. In this matchup against the Pistons, Fox should be able to maneuver his way around the court at will. The Pistons have a bottom-10 defense that struggles in almost every setting. Fox has scored a combined 70 points over the last two games,  so he is certainly in right form. In addition, the 228-point total lends some optimism that Fox will be busy tonight.

SG Kawhi Leonard – 20 Credits, 44.14 Projected Fantasy Points

Only two other players (Luka Doncic, Giannis Antetokounmpo) on tonight’s slate are projected to have more fantasy points than Leonard. Most people may not look at the Clippers – Phoenix Suns matchup as a high-scoring affair. While that may be true, the Suns’ overtime game last will certainly be beneficial for the Clippers. After all, Phoenix already played a tough Jazz team and now have to ratchet up that same intensity 24 hours later.

Leonard has been an animal on the glass since the calendar flipped to April, grabbing at least 1o rebounds in each of those three games. He also had at least seven assists in two of the games, while his season-long average of 25.8 points per game is staying true to form.

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PF Pascal Siakam – 17.5 Credits, 43.16 Projected Fantasy Points

With both Fred VanVleet and Kyle Lowry out for the Raptors, expect Siakam to be quite popular this evening. But it comes with good reasoning, as this matchup against the Bulls is one he should be able to exploit. The Bulls are one of the worst teams in the NBA defending down low.

But this opportunity is all about Siakam, who is yet another underpriced option that makes lineup construction a lot easier. Awesemo has Siakam projected for 36 minutes on the court tonight, and he should make the most out of every single second. Since the calendar flipped to April (three games), Siakam is averaging 28.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.0 steals and 0.7 blocks per contest.

C Moses Brown – 7.5 Credits, 29.88 Projected Fantasy Points

Brown is still getting priced below 10 credits, so he stays in the article. While Brown’s last two games have not been great, he has a good chance to bounce back tonight against the Cavaliers. Brown will likely come at microscopic ownership levels due to his performance in recent games. However, Oklahoma City is definitely not looking to win any games at this point. The Thunder would much rather position themselves for a better draft pick, and that means guys like Brown will get big minutes until further notice.

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