1. Steph Curry
2. Damian Lillard
3. Kyle Lowry
4. Eric Bledsoe
5. George Hill
1. Klay Thompson
2. CJ McCollum
3. Khris Middleton
4. Malcolm Brogdon
5. +Andre Iguodala (calf)
1. Giannis Antetokounmpo
2. Kawhi Leonard
3. Moe Harkless
4. Nikola Mirotic
1. Draymond Green
2. Pascal Siakam
3. Ersan Ilyasova
4. Kevon Looney
5. Meyers Leonard
1. Brook Lopez
2. Marc Gasol
3. Jordan Bell
4. Enes Kanter
5. Andrew Bogut
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): Meyers Leonard (followed by Danny Green)
Top Value (under $5K on DK): Meyers Leonard (followed by Moe Harkless)
•Favorite GPP plays on Yahoo:
Guard: Steph Curry, Damian Lillard, Klay Thompson (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 Ersan Ilyasova)
Center: Marc Gasol, Brook Lopez, Serge Ibaka (favorite GPP value play is Meyers Leonard)
– What’s up my peeps? As long as the NBA continues to give us “lemons”, we will continue to squeeze out whatever “NBA DFS lemonade” is left on the season. Today we have yet another two-game Conference Finals slate, starring the usual suspects that we’ve seen over the past week. 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. As predicted, Zach Collins and Meyers Leonard became useful options due to Kanter’s inability to play defense. Tonight, a guy like Norman Powellmay have earned himself more playing time and could end up being a sneaky play. 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 withSteph Curry, Klay Thompson, Kawhi Leonard and Draymond Green (on Fanduel and DraftKings). These guys have been the most consistent DFS options so far (with the exception of Antetokounmpo who is crazy expensive), so I’m sticking with them.
– 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. Vegas expects the Raptors to win this game, so this is Leonard’s opportunity to shine.
-Go with a game stack. Man, just when I thought the Western Conference Finals was the game to target for a game stack, the Golden State Warriors picked it up in the second half and showed us why they are the defending NBA champions. Vegas thinks the next game between these two teams will be a high-scoring, competitive matchup, so I’ll go back to the well one more time (over/under of 220, with Golden State favored by -3.5). It’s a “win or go fishing” game for Portland, so I expect them to leave everything out on the court.
–Meyers Leonard took advantage of his starting role last night with 25.6 Fanduel points in 31 minutes of action. I expect him to get the starting nod yet again tomorrow night, so I’ll take the discount and plug him into my lineup
-Take a chance on guys that haven’t shown up yet this series. Vegas also sees the Milwaukee Bucks at Toronto Raptors game as a competitive, high scoring affair (over/under of 220.5, with Toronto favored by -2.5). If Vegas is correct, the Raptors are going to need contributions from more than just Kawhi. Guys like Pascal Siakam and Kyle Lowry will need to bring their “A-game” if Toronto is going to win tonight. As I said before, don’t sleep on someone like Norman Powell, especially if he takes a spot in the starting lineup.
-Continue to lean on the Milwaukee Bucks role players. While Giannis has been a certified stud this series, the strength of this Bucks team lies in their role players. Guys like Nikola Mirotic, Ersan Ilyasova and Malcolm Brogdon have risen to the occasion and will need to continue their strong play if they want to steal a win in Toronto.
-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 (see above) and Golden State Warriors.