DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Helper: Thursday 9/24/20
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.
LeBron James ($19,200) -- LeBron had a monster Game 3, recording his third triple-double of the postseason. James' 30 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds were all team-high clips for the Lakers. LA is up 2-1 for the third time in two rounds, and in both of the previous Game 4s, LeBron has nearly triple-doubled with averages of 23.0 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 9.5 assists per game. He double-doubled in Game 2 with 26 points and 11 rebounds in 36 minutes and has averaged 28.0 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 7.5 assists in his past two overall. numberFire's model projects him to amass 25.8 points, 10.6 assists, and 8.2 rebounds in 38.2 minutes.
Anthony Davis ($18,600) -- Davis had another strong scoring performance for the Lakers, posting 27 points on a series-high 43 minutes. Davis' 27 points were fewer than his Game 2 and 3 totals, but overall, he's averaging 31.7 points per game for the series. He was averaging 9.5 rebounds per game until his two-board outing in Game 3, his lowest total of the postseason. That rebounding total ultimately held him back from being the top player in DFS in Game 3, but he'll likely get back to his normal rebounding level tonight.
Nikola Jokic ($18,000) -- Last time out Jokic had his first double-double of the Western Conference Finals with 22 points and 10 rebounds in 37 minutes. He shot 64.3% from the field, his highest mark of the entire postseason. He also had five assists and five turnovers. Jokic has played 37 and 39 minutes in the past two games but has surpassed 40 minutes in only five of 17 postseason games this year. We project him to post 22.5 points, 11.0 rebounds, and 7.7 assists in 39.2 minutes tonight.
Jamal Murray ($10,600) -- Murray took over Game 3, totaling 28 points, 12 assists, and eight rebounds. He's played 44 minutes in two straight games, and when he tops 40 or more minutes in these playoffs, Murray has averaged 31.6 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 5.7 rebounds. In this series alone, Murray's at 24.7 points, 7.0 assists, and 5.0 rebounds in 39.0 minutes per game. He's scored 25 and 28 over his last two and is capable of a huge game in any outing.
Michael Porter Jr. ($6,800) -- MPJ has recorded 20 or more minutes in three straight games and is averaging 12.7 points and 6.7 rebounds in 23.7 minutes per game for the series. He's averaged 26.0 fantasy points per game in the WCF. MPJ has averaged 20.9 fantasy points in four overall games versus the Laker this year.
Rajon Rondo ($7,400) -- In Game 3, Rondo posted his third game of eight or more assists in this series and scored nine points, tops among WCF games for him. Rondo has been one basket away from two double-doubles in this series, and he played 30 minutes in Game 3. He's played 30 or more minutes in only two playoff games and is averaging 24.3 minutes over his last three. Rondo has also notched six steals in three games but offsets that with nine turnovers. He has solid output for this salary.
Jerami Grant ($5,600) -- If Grant was in your Game 3 lineup, he probably won you a quick buck after he put up 35.25 fantasy points. He scored a postseason career-high of 26 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field (63.6%) and 9-of-10 from the free-throw line (90%). Before Game 3, he averaged just 8.0 points and 2.0 rebounds in Games 1 and 2, so backing him in Game 4 comes with a risk. He's averaging only 3.1 boards per night over 17 postseason games.
Vaughn Dalzell is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Vaughn also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his account, username vdalzell. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his/her personal views, he/she may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his/her personal account. The views expressed in his/her articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.com