DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Helper: Tuesday 9/8/20
With two games to choose from on today's NBA slate, let's look at how to utilize the DFS possibilities.
Here are some of the top plays on DraftKings. As always, good luck.
Goran Dragic ($7,200) -- In four games versus the Bucks this series, Dragic has averaged 20.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 5.0 assists in 36 minutes per game for the Heat. Game 4 was the first postseason game he didn't record a shooting clip of 40% or better from the field, and it was his second-lowest scoring game at 17 points. Dragic has scored 20 or more points in six of eight games and dished out five or more assists in five of eight. numberFire's model predicts Dragic to total 19.4 points, 5.8 assists, and 3.1 rebounds in 33 minutes.
George Hill ($4,400) -- Hill has scored in double-digits in three of his last four games and four of his previous five dating back to the first round. He's shot 40% or better in all four games versus Miami and played 31 or more minutes in each. Hill is slowly replacing Eric Bledsoe ($6,200) in the postseason, and at this point, Hill is the better point-per-dollar play. Hill has played two fewer minutes than Bledsoe for the last two games.
Jimmy Butler ($8,500) -- Butler has averaged 40.6 fantasy points in the four games versus the Bucks, and he's scored 30 or more real-life points in two of the four games. Butler has played 35 or more minutes and made 40% or more of his shots three times versus the Bucks in the postseason. Over his five season meetings with Milwaukee on the year, he's averaged 23.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 4.6 assists in 36 minutes and 40.5 fantasy points. He's a great option on this slate.
James Harden ($11,000) -- Harden has scored 40 or more fantasy points in seven of nine postseason games for the Rockets. He's scored 30 or more real-world points in six of nine games, had five or more assists in eight, and five or more rebounds in five games. He's done a little bit of everything, and in two games versus the Los Angeles Lakers, Harden is totaling 47.25 fantasy points on 31.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 2.0 dimes. He's the obvious choice at shooting guard on a two-game slate.
Khris Middleton ($8,600) -- Middleton has big-time potential if Giannis Antetokounmpo sits. He scored 21 of his 36 points in the third quarter of Sunday's game and also recorded eight rebounds and eight assists. Middleton finished with 61.5 fantasy points in 48 minutes of action, his best game of the series thus far. Even if Giannis plays, Middleton is worth a look, but he could go nuts if Giannis is out.
Eric Gordon ($5,900) -- Gordon doesn't offer much outside of scoring, and lately, he's supplied enough of that. The Rockets' guard has scored 21 or more points in three straight games -- with 31 or more fantasy points in each while shooting 50% or better in all three. In four games versus the Lakers this season, Gordon has averaged 26.2 fantasy points on 18.8 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.5 assists. Gordon has suited up for 34 or more minutes in each of his last four games and increased his production from the first round to the semifinals. He's worth using at his modest salary.
Anthony Davis ($10,600) -- Davis has double-doubled in back-to-back games -- averaging 29.5 points, 12.0 rebounds, and 2.5 assists on 62.5% shooting. The Lakers' big is a mismatch for the Rockets and should average around 30 points and 10 boards for the series. He's scored 25, 34, and 43 real-world points in his last three games and shot 60% or above in six straight. Davis has been efficient and posted 50 or more fantasy points in six of his last seven games. He's worth the salary.
Jae Crowder ($5,800) -- Crowder has averaged 28.8 fantasy points in seven meetings with the Bucks this season, and in his last three games, he's surpassed that number every time. Crowder has knocked down multiple three-pointers in eight straight games -- all playoff contests -- while averaging 26.1 fantasy points during that span. Crowder's a good option in DFS and has been delivering over the past three games. His salary has gone up $1,200 from where it was for Game 2, but he's still an appealing mid-range target.
Brook Lopez ($6,000) -- Lopez has averaged 18.0 points and 5.1 rebounds for 30.6 fantasy points in seven meetings with Miami this season -- an increase from his clip of 26.5 DK points versus the rest of the league. Lopez has averaged 19.0 points and 4.7 rebounds for 31.5 fantasy points over four postseason meetings with Miami. Lopez has knocked down 12 of 25 three-pointers (48%) in the series. He's been on fire from beyond the arc, shooting 45% or better from the field in all four playoff meetings, and he could see even more usage if Giannis sits.
Bam Adebayo ($8,700) -- Adebayo has scored 20 or more real-life points in each of his last two games, and he's double-doubled with 12 and 16 rebounds, too. He's recorded 49 and 56 fantasy points in the past two games, and for the series, he's averaging 45.8 fantasy points with averages of 18.2 points and 13.5 rebounds across the four games. The Miami big man has double-doubled in three of four games this series and shot 50% or better in three of four. Big Bam has also averaged 5.0 assists through four games, and on the entire season, he's putting up 42.8 fantasy points on 16.0 points, 12.1 rebounds, and 5.6 assists in seven total games versus Milwaukee.
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