NBA DFS Legend
|Nothing But Net||My top plays of the night at his position.|
|Dunk||A Dunk is a second or third tier player with the highest upside.|
|Half-Court Shot||Otherwise known as a “punt play.” A Low-priced, high-upside player.|
|Blocked Shot||A player I’ll be avoiding. Otherwise known as “Fading.”|
Nothing But Net | Chris Paul $9,000 vs MIN
Okay, it would have been too easy to put Westbrook here and call it day, but I wanted to spotlight Paul, who could be the better dollar for dollar play at PG than Westbrook. He is nearly $3,000 cheaper, has a slightly better matchup and this game will be played at a higher pace than the Thunder/Jazz game will be. Yes, Westbrook has the higher upside, but if you want to build a more balanced roster, especially with the lack of value on this slate, CP3 is the way to go.
Dunk | Ricky Rubio $6,500 @ OKC
Okay, I don’t have a lot of stats that will support my position on why I like Rubio tonight, but a guy that has been in the league for as long as he has and this is his first playoff game — that has to count for something. Quite frankly, Rubio was terrible in four games against the Thunder this year, and there is literally no statistical reason to play him, but I will have him in at least one of the three lineups that I build.
Half-Court Shot | Shane Larkin $3,600 vs MIL
I mentioned the lack of value on this slate and it’s apparent with my first H-CS pick. I haven’t tried building a lineup yet, but with the lack of value and the top-heavy nature of this slate… good luck! Larkin is essentially the backup point guard behind Terry Rozier and should see about 20-to-25 minutes tonight. That’s not a ton of minutes, but he averaged over one fantasy point per minute over the second half of the season, so if he gets 20 minutes and puts up 20 FanDuel points, you’ll take that at $3,600.
Blocked Shot | Jeff Teague $7,300 @ HOU
Teague has a tough matchup with Chris Paul, and with Jimmy Butler back in the lineup, he is at best the third option on offense. No thanks.
Honorable Mentions: Russell Westbrook $11,900