DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Helper: Wednesday 9/23/20
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.
Jayson Tatum ($15,900) -- In the ECF, Tatum has averaged 25.3 points, 11.0 rebounds, and 5.7 assists in 42.0 minutes per game versus the Miami Heat. He's had one hell of a postseason for the Boston Celtics, and down 2-1 in the series, they will need another dominating performance from Tatum. He recorded 25 points, 14 rebounds, and 8 assists in Game 3, a complete performance to avoid going down 3-0. Boston eyes to tied it up tonight, and Tatum is on double-double alert. He leads the series in points (76) and rebounds (33) and double-doubles in two-of-three games. He's recorded a double-double in eight of the 14 playoff games this season and averaging 25.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game.
Bam Adebayo ($14,400) -- Adebayo has double-doubled in his last two games, and eight of 12 postseason games overall. In the ECF, Adebayo has totaled 22.0 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 4.7 assists per game. His 22.0 points per game in the series are a postseason-high and his 38.7 minutes per game are as well. He's gotten it done in all aspects of the game, and Adebayo's currently leading the Heat in points (66), rebounds (32), and tied-second in assists (14) for the series. The Heat's big man has shot 62% or better in his last two games, leading the team in rebounding both times and points once.
Jaylen Brown ($13,200) -- Brown had his best all-around game of the series scoring 26 points, grabbing 7 rebounds, and dishing 5 assists. He also added three steals and one block to his totals in 43 minutes of action. In the ECF, Brown averaged 21.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 3.0 assists in 42.0 minutes per game. With Gordon Hayward back, Brown still had his best game yet, and in his 14 postseason games overall, he's averaged 21.1 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. numberFire's model predicts Brown to record 20.3 points and 6.8 rebounds in 35.9 minutes.
Kemba Walker ($8,600) -- Walker has posted 31 fantasy points or more in all three ECF games versus the Heat, and in six overall meetings, he's averaging 36.6 fantasy points. Walker is averaging 20.6 points, 5.0 assists, and 4.2 rebounds in six meetings with Miami and 21.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 3.7 assists in the ECF. He's played 41 or more minutes in two-of-three ECF games, giving him four 40-plus minute performances in his past five games. He's been instrumental to the Celtics' success, and out of the guards, he's the best choice for a 30-point fantasy night or better.
Tyler Herro ($6,600) -- Herro has been on fire in the postseason but really took his level to another level in the ECF. Herro has averaged 15.0 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 6.0 assists the past three games. He's playing 36.0 minutes in those three games, higher than his previous postseason series-high of 32.4 per game. He's still scored double-digits in all 12 postseason games and extended that streak to 19-consecutive games overall. Herro has averaged 14.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 4.0 assists over his 12 postseason games, pretty impressive for a rookie.
Goran Dragic ($8,200) -- Dragic had his worst performance of the postseason in Game 3 versus the Celtics. He finished with only 17.75 fantasy points on 11 points and 5 assists. In five games versus the Celtics this season, Dragic is averaging 21.6 points, 4.2 assists, and 3.2 rebounds for 33.5 fantasy points. He's been a consistent DFS selection throughout the postseason, but he's playing 33.7 minutes per game, his lowest of any 2019-20 series yet. He's a risky play entering Game 4, but he is still a solid choice considering his overall success in the playoffs.
Jae Crowder ($6,000) -- Crowder's played better than expected over the last seven games; scoring double-digits in all of them and 30 or more fantasy points in five. His three-point shooting has decreased over the past two games, reaching 33.3% and 20%, down from 63.6% in Game 1. He's averaging 26.9 fantasy points over four total meetings with Boston and 31.25 in the ECF. He's a risky play because he can drop off at any moment, but at 35.7 minutes per game, he's on the court enough to select him for a one-game slate.
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