1. Steph Curry
2. Damian Lillard
3. Kyle Lowry
4. Eric Bledsoe
5. George Hill
1. CJ McCollum
2. Klay Thompson
3. Khris Middleton
4. Andre Iguodala
5. Malcolm Brogdon
1. Kawhi Leonard
2. Giannis Antetokounmpo
3. Moe Harkless
4. Nikola Mirotic
1. Draymond Green
2. Pascal Siakam
3. Kevon Looney
4. Serge Ibaka
5. Al-Farouq Aminu
1. Brook Lopez
2. Marc Gasol
3. Enes Kanter
4. Andrew Bogut
5. Jordan Bell
Top Stud (over $8K on FD): Giannis Antetokounmpo (followed by Kawhi Leonard)
Top Stud (over $8K on DK): Giannis Antetokounmpo (followed by Kawhi Leonard)
Top Value (under $5K on FD): Brook Lopez (followed by Moe Harkless)
Top Value (under $5K on DK): Brook Lopez (followed by Moe Harkless)
•Favorite GPP plays on Yahoo:
Guard: Steph Curry, Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum (favorite GPP value play is Andre Iguodala)
Forward: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kawhi Leonard, Draymond Green (favorite GPP value play is Moe Harkless)
Center: Marc Gasol, Brooke Lopez, Enes Kanter (favorite GPP value play is Kevon Looney)
– What’s up my peeps? After a marathon NBA regular season and an exciting NBA postseason (so far), we find ourselves in the midst of the NBA conference finals. If you thought that was the end of our NBA playoff two-game slates, think again. We still have slates that include two games, however, the games will tip off on two different days. Very clever. If you’re going to partake in the two-game slates, might I suggest you jump into them as soon as you can, as they usually fill up rather quickly. 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 Steph Curry, Damian Lillard, Kawhi Leonard and Brook Lopez (on Fanduel). On DraftKings I’m swapping out Leonard with Kyle Lowry.
– If you’re taking the “studs and scrubs” approach Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kawhi Leonard, Steph Curry 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 both Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kawhi Leonard. I know I sound like a broken record when it comes to this strategy, however, I’ll keep going back to the well until it’s no longer an option. These guys have two of the highest ceilings on the slate and could end up being the top two fantasy producers. The good news is, you can get away with rostering both of them without having to fill the rest of your lineup with a bunch of “unsavory characters”.
-Go with a game stack. Vegas expects Saturday night’s matchup between the Golden State Warriors and Portland Trailblazers to be a competitive, high-scoring affair (over/under of 221, with Portland favored by -2.5) and I agree. You’ll need to leave one of the four Golden State studs out in order to make it work, however, a core of Steph Curry, Andre Iguodala, Draymond Green, Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum will work just fine. Don’t believe me? I’m staring at a team that has all of them in the same lineup even as we speak.
-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 and Golden State Warriors.