In an attempt to squeeze out whatever NBA DFS is left on the season, we find ourselves with yet another two-game Conference Finals slate.
- Steph Curry
- Damian Lillard
- Kyle Lowry
- Eric Bledsoe
- George Hill
- CJ McCollum
- Klay Thompson
- Khris Middleton
- Malcolm Brogdon
- Andre Iguodala
- Giannis Antetokounmpo
- Kawhi Leonard
- Moe Harkless
- Nikola Mirotic
- Rodney Hood
- Draymond Green
- Pascal Siakam
- Serge Ibaka
- Kevon Looney
- Ersan Ilyasova
- Brook Lopez
- Marc Gasol
- Enes Kanter
- Jordan Bell
- Andrew Bogut
- 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): Moe Harkless (followed by Rodney Hood)
- Top Value (under $5K on DK): Kevon Looney (followed by Brook Lopez)
Favorite GPP plays on Yahoo
- Guard: Steph Curry, Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum (favorite GPP value play is Andre Iguodala and George Hill)
- Forward: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kawhi Leonard, Draymond Green (favorite GPP value play is Moe Harkless and Rodney Hood)
- Center: Marc Gasol, Brook Lopez, Enes Kanter (favorite GPP value play is Kevon Looney)
– What’s up my peeps? In an attempt to squeeze out whatever NBA DFS is left on the season, we find ourselves with yet another two-game Conference Finals slate. Participating in games that occur on two separate days can be a little tricky. As you can see from today’s writeup, the majority of the analysis remains the same from slate to slate (barring any major injuries) so subtle differences can mean the difference between winning and losing. A guy like Norman Powell may have earned himself more playing time and could end up being a sneaky play. Guys like Zach Collins and Meyers Leonard become useful options if Kanter continues to be a defensive liability. 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, CJ McCollum and Kawhi Leonard (on FanDuel). If you want to open up a little more salary on DraftKings, you can swap out Leonard with Pascal Siakam.
– 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. Leonard has put the Toronto Raptors on his back during the first two games of this series, however, that hasn’t exactly translated into “real life” wins or spectacular fantasy production. Sure, he’s had 50.8 and 44.6 fantasy points thus far, however, were hoping for him to tap into that 60 fantasy point upside. After losing the first two games in Milwaukee, Toronto gets to even the score at home. This is Leonard’s opportunity to shine.
- Go with a game stack. Vegas expects Saturday night’s matchup between the Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers 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. With the exception of Leonard, Toronto has come out flat. Until one of his teammates decides to step up, I’ll let someone else try to figure this game out.
- 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 I’m targeting are the Milwaukee Bucks and Golden State Warriors.