1. Kyle Lowry
2. Jamal Murray
3. Damian Lillard
4. Ben Simmons
5. Seth Curry (value/punt)
1. CJ McCollum
2. Danny Green
3. Jimmy Butler
4. Gary Harris
5. Tori Craig (value/punt)
1. Kawhi Leonard
2. Tobias Harris (now SF eligible on Fanduel)
3. Moe Harkless
4. Will Barton
1. Paul Millsap
2. Serge Ibaka
3. Pascal Siakam
4. Al-Farouq Aminu
5. Zach Collins
(please note that Mason Plumlee is now PF eligible on Fanduel)
1. Nikola Jokic
2. Marc Gasol
3. Joel Embiid
4. Enes Kanter
5. Greg Monroe
Top Stud (over $8K on FD): Kawhi Leonard (followed by Nikola Jokic)
Top Stud (over $8K on DK): Kawhi Leonard (followed by Nikola Jokic)
Top Value (under $5K on FD): Danny Green (followed by JJ Redick)
Top Value (under $5K on DK): Gary Harris (followed by Al-Farouq Aminu)
•Favorite GPP plays on Yahoo:
Guard: Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Jamal Murray (favorite GPP value play is Danny Green)
Forward: Jimmy Butler, Tobias Harris, Pascal Siakam (favorite GPP value play is Will Barton)
Center: Joel Embiid, Enes Kanter, Marc Gasol (favorite GPP value play is Zach Collins)
– What’s up my peeps? Tonight we have yet another exciting two-game NBA playoff slate on the docket! If you watched last night’s games, you’re probably still full of adrenaline, so let that carry over to tonight’s slate. As I’ve said many times before, there isn’t a whole lot of “edge” to be had on slates like this, so don’t be foolish and risk too much of your hard-earned bankroll. As far as core players go, I’m currently rolling with Jamal Murray, Kyle Lowry, Kawhi Leonard and Nikola Jokic.
– If you’re taking the “studs and scrubs” approach Kawhi Leonard, Nikola Jokic, +Joel Embiid and Damian Lillard have the highest ceilings on the slate (in that order).
– If you’re looking to construct a low owned lineup, here are a few recommendations that will buck the current roster construction trends for this slate:
-Roster Ben Simmons and/or Joel Embiid. These guys have all the talent in the world, however, due to roster construction they just can’t seem to find their way into my lineups (unless I force them in). Sure, Simmons hasn’t been much of a fantasy stud this series (33.3, 26.9, 27.9 and 31.0 fantasy points), but you will be rostering him for his potential 60 fantasy point upside. The Raptors have made his life a living hell, however, when it comes to GPP plays, a lack of ownership makes him an enticing target. Embiid’s story is a little different. While he’s been able to flash his trademark upside during this series (61.5 fantasy points in game three), most DFS’ers will take the path of least resistance and roster the “human triple-double machine” (Nikola Jokic). I’m obviously using Jokic as part of my core, however, in tournaments everyone is fair game.
-Fade any Toronto Raptors player not named Kawhi Leonard. The entire Raptors team represents the best value on the slate, so don’t be surprised if your lineup ends up being “heavy-handed” when it comes to Toronto players. You simply can’t fade Leonard, however, if he’s the only Toronto Raptor on your squad, your lineup will be different from most.
-Go with a game stack. Even though both of tonight’s series are tied at 2-2, the Denver Nuggets at Portland Trailblazers series has been the higher scoring and more competitive affair. I think I’ll ride with the current and stack this game. I’m not expecting another quadruple overtime game, however, I do think this series will be more competitive and high-scoring. Vegas seems to agree, ever so slightly (over/under of 210.0, Denver favored by -4.5).
-Go with a team stack. Besides going with a game stack, this is the best way to get more “bang for your buck” on a two-game slate. Personally, the teams that I’m targeting are the Toronto Raptors (best overall team value across the board) and Denver Nuggets.