DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Helper: Friday 9/11/20
With one game 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.
Marcus Smart ($6,800) -- Smart registered a triple-double in Game 6, playing 50 minutes in a double-overtime affair. Smart totaled 23 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists, his first triple-double of the entire season. Smart is going to bring the Celtics a ton of energy in Game 7, and he's averaging 6.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists with 15.7 points in the series. He's played 37 or more minutes in four of six games, and his six three-pointers last time out were tied for his most during the postseason.
Kyle Lowry ($8,600) -- Game 6 Lowry was something else, and Game 7 Lowry could be even better. He drilled the game-winner for a game-high 33 points in 53 minutes -- a thriller. Lowry also added eight rebounds and six assists in Game 6, giving him averages of 6.8 assists and 6.3 rebounds in the series. With Pascal Siakam ($7,800) struggling, Lowry has become Toronto's most dependable player in the series. numberFire's model predicts Lowry to record 19.3 points, 7.5 assists, and 5.3 rebounds in Game 7.
Jaylen Brown ($8,000) -- Brown had a team-high 31 points in Game 6, which was an improvement on his 27-point performance in Game 5. He's on a hot streak and added 16 rebounds to his numbers for 60.0 fantasy points in Game 6. He's now averaging 20.7 points and 8.8 rebounds in this series, and he's averaged better numbers in Boston's losses than their wins. In their last three losses to Toronto, he's averaged 21.0 points and 11.3 rebounds, compared to 20.0 points and 6.3 rebounds in their three wins. numberFire's model projects Brown to record 19.0 points and 6.2 rebounds tonight.
Gary Harris ($4,600) -- Harris has now scored in double-digits in three straight games for the Nuggets, and he posted his fourth straight game of 40% shooting or better from the field. He's averaged 27.8 minutes in the series and is knocking down 39.3% from deep, an impressive mark for someone who is six games removed from an injury and no regular-season bubble experience. Harris started the postseason 2 of 13 (15.3%) from the field in his first two games and is now 11-of-24 (45.8%) across his last four. His stock is rising in the Nuggets' offense.
Jayson Tatum ($9,500) -- Tatum has a double-double streak of three games for the Celtics, averaging 23.6 points, 11.3 rebounds, and 5.3 assists in that span. He's coming off a 51-minute performance and is playing 41.3 minutes per game in the series. He's averaged 29.0 points, 10.6 rebounds, and 6.0 assists in the three games versus the Raptors in which he played 40-plus minutes. In Game 6, Tatum took over late, scoring seven points in the second overtime period, but it wasn't enough. numberFire's model projects Tatum to finish with 24.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 3.2 assists in Game 7.
Kawhi Leonard ($10,400) -- Leonard led all scorers in Game 4 with 30 points in 39 minutes as the Clippers went up 3-1 in the series. The Claw had four steals and added two blocks to his near triple-double of 11 rebounds and nine assists. Leonard registered 71.25 fantasy points in Game 4, his most in this series. He's now shot 45% or better in three of four postseason games versus Denver. Leonard's projected to lead the slate in scoring tonight with 28.1 points while adding 6.8 rebounds, and 4.9 assists in 33 minutes.
OG Anunoby ($6,700) -- Anunoby recorded his second double-double of the series with 13 points and 13 rebounds in Game 6. Anunoby changed the entire series with his Game 3 buzzer-beater. Since then, he's recorded double-digit points or rebounds in two of four games and surpassed 30 fantasy points twice. He's proven to be a reliable selection in DFS in this series.
Michael Porter Jr. ($5,200) -- MPJ has recorded three-straight double-digit scoring games, and he registered a double-double in Game 3 versus the Clippers. He played a personal series-high 34 minutes and totaled 27.5 fantasy points in Game 4 -- posting 15 points and six rebounds. Down 3-1, the Nuggets could throw MPJ in there for more offense as they've struggled to score, hitting 100 points in only two of four games. He's averaging 26.3 fantasy points versus the Clippers in the semifinals and would be considered a slightly risky play in a closeout game.
Nikola Jokic ($10,000) -- Jokic registered his third straight double-double with 26 points and 11 rebounds in Game 4. The Joker added six assists in 39 minutes, the second straight game he's played 39 minutes. Now down 3-1, Jokic will likely need his best game yet to keep Denver alive, and he's led the team in scoring or rebounding in three of four games. The Clippers' big men have had trouble stopping him, and he's led the series in total points (99) and rebounds (44). numberFire's model projects him to post 20.5 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 6.8 assists.
Montrezl Harrell ($4,300) -- Harrell has now scored double-digits in four straight games in this series and in all six of his meetings with Denver this season, including the regular season. Harrell has struggled on the boards, averaging only 2.8 per game in the semifinals across 19.3 minutes, but he's scored well. Harrell's made at least 50% of his field goal attempts in three straight games, and Game 4 marked the second time in the series that he's attempted double-digit shots. He's a more reliable selection than teammate Ivica Zubac ($5,000) on this short slate.
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