1. Steph Curry
2. Kyle Lowry
3. Damian Lillard
4. Eric Bledsoe
5. George Hill
1. Klay Thompson
2. Khris Middleton
3. CJ McCollum
4. Danny Green
5. Andre Iguodala
1. Kawhi Leonard
2. Giannis Antetokounmpo
3. Moe Harkless
4. Nikola Mirotic
5.Evan Turner (would be a sneaky play if + Rodney Hood sits)
1. Draymond Green
2. Pascal Siakam
3. Serge Ibaka
4. Zach Collins (put him down as another sneaky option)
5. Kevon Looney
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 Steph Curry)
Top Stud (over $8K on DK): Giannis Antetokounmpo (followed by Steph Curry)
Top Value (under $5K on FD): Kevon Looney (followed by Danny Green)
Top Value (under $5K on DK): Serge Ibaka (followed by Danny Green)
•Favorite GPP plays on Yahoo:
Guard: Steph Curry, Damian Lillard, Klay Thompson (favorite GPP value play is Andre Iguodala)
Forward: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kawhi Leonard, Draymond Green (favorite GPP value play is Ersan Ilyasova)
Center: Enes Kanter, Marc Gasol, Serge Ibaka (favorite GPP value plays are Zach Collins and Kevon Looney)
– What’s up my peeps? After a marathon NBA regular season and an exciting NBA postseason (so far), we find ourselves kicking off the NBA conference finals tonight. If you thought that was the end of our NBA playoff two-game slates, think again. We’ll still have contests that cover two games, however, the games will cover 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, Kyle Lowry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green (very “Warriors heavy”, as you can see).
– If you’re taking the “studs and scrubs” approach Giannis Antetokounmpo, Steph Curry, Kawhi Leonard 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:
-Rosterboth Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kawhi Leonard. The combination of salary, roster construction and lack of depth at other positions will make it difficult to roster one of these guys, let alone both of them, however, a little effort could go a long way. 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. The West Coast series of NBA playoff games have been the most competitive of the bunch, at least so far. The Vegas numbers for both of these games are pretty close, however, after witnessing how the Golden State Warriors functioned as a well-oiled machine in Game 6 against the Houston Rockets, I’m hesitant to get on board with stacking tonight’s Portland at Golden State game (over/under of 220.5, with Golden State favored by -7.5). Most DFS’ers will want to have a good bit of action tonight, instead of waiting until tomorrow, so don’t be afraid to stray from the crowd in GPPs and go with tomorrow’s Toronto Raptors at Milwaukee Bucks game (over/under of 217, with Milwaukee favored by -6.0). Believe it or not, you can actually pair Antetokounmpo and Leonard, add Steph Curry or Klay Thompson and finish your lineup with guys from the Raptors at Bucks contest. Don’t believe me? Give it a try.
-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.