DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Helper: Friday 10/2/20
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 ($19,500) -- What a performance it was from LeBron in Game 1. While he narrowly missed a triple-double, he finished with the game's only double-double at 25 points, 13 rebounds, and nine assists. His NBA Finals resume speaks for itself. He will be the No. 1 DFS option on the board throughout the series. If you're selecting anyone besides LeBron or his running-mate for captain, you're doing it all wrong.
Anthony Davis ($18,300) -- Davis has a real chance to win NBA Finals MVP if he continues scoring at this pace. Davis has now scored 27 or more points in six straight games for the Los Angeles Lakers, and he's shot 50% or better in all six. He finished Game 1 with 59.25 fantasy points on 34 points, nine rebounds, five assists, and three blocks. In his first postseason with L.A., Davis has erupted for playoff averages of 29.1 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game. numberFire's model predicts Davis to have another big night with 29.0 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 3.5 assists.
Tyler Herro ($8,600) -- The Miami Heat being down Goran Dragic for the rest of the series leaves them searching for his replacement, but look no further than the next man up. Some people call him Baby Goat while others call him Herro, and in Game 2, he's going to be close to a must-play as he has the chance to live up both his nickname and last name. Miami will need all role players to step in the series, and Herro attempted 18 field-goal attempts in Game 1, tied for the second-most of his 16 playoff games. He extended his scoring streak of double-digit outings to 23 straight games, including all 16 postseason performances.
Jae Crowder ($7,400) -- Crowder has been an underrated asset to the Heat all postseason as he's averaged 12.3 points and 5.5 rebounds over 16 games. He averaged 33.5 minutes in the Eastern Conference Finals in addition to 11.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game. He was 2-for-18 (11.1%) from deep in his last three games before breaking out of the slump in Game 1, going 4-for-7 (57.1%). Crowder found his stroke, and with one or multiple key starters injured or out for the Heat, his stock is on the rise. numberFire's model projects Crowder tor record 12.5 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in Game 2.
Rajon Rondo ($6,600) -- Rondo is the third-best DFS play on LA. Not many other Lakers bring much outside of either scoring or rebounding individually. Rondo, on the other hand, has made a difference in multiple categories since returning from his hand injury. Overall, in the postseason, Rondo has averaged 8.9 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 3.7 assists in 11 games. He averaged 7.6 points and 7.3 rebounds in the Western Conference Finals in 21.6 minutes per game.
Kendrick Nunn ($5,000) -- Nunn started 67 games at point guard for the Heat this season. In the playoffs, he's started zero. Game 2 of the NBA Finals could be his first start for the Heat since the bubble got going, which could be good or bad news. He's the most volatile play on the slate today, and given the opportunity, Nunn could be efficient for the Heat. In two regular-season games versus the Lakers this season, Nunn averaged 13.0 points, 4.0 assists, and 2.5 rebounds. I'd like him to hover around those numbers if he's named the starter ahead of Herro in Game 2.
Andre Iguodala ($3,400) -- Sleeper alert. Iggy finished Game 1 with 24.25 fantasy points on seven points, six assists, and five rebounds. That was more fantasy points than Kyle Kuzma, Rondo, Duncan Robinson, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope -- just to name a few. He's going to be needed to guard LeBron. Iggy has played 25 or more minutes in three of his last four games, a positive for his DFS possibilities.
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