DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Helper: Tuesday 10/6/20
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 ($18,000) -- LeBron has posted two double-doubles out of three games versus the Miami Heat in the Finals, and he arguably should have had three triple-doubles at that. The King has averaged 27.7 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 8.7 assists with at least 25 points, 9 rebounds, and 8 assists in all three performances. LeBron averaged a triple-double in the first round of the postseason and a double-double in every series since. As the most expensive player on the market, LeBron is worth the captain spot as the best player and No. 1 DFS option in this series.
Anthony Davis ($17,100) -- Davis should be your second consideration for the captain spot, as this Game 4 is a potential bounce-back for him. Davis is averaging 27.0 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 3.0 assists in 37.0 minutes per game. In Game 3, Davis had one of his postseason's worst performances, recording 15 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists in 33 minutes. He dealt with foul trouble, totaling three in the first half, and that set him back for the rest of the game. Davis had a double-double in Game 2, the first time since Game 1 of the semifinals. He's on double-double alert in a pivotal Game 4.
Jimmy Butler ($9,600) -- Butler went off for a game-high 83.25 fantasy points on a 40-point triple-double. Butler added 13 assists and 11 rebounds to his 40-point mark, his second 40-point game of the postseason and first triple-double. He's played back-to-back games of 45 minutes, the most for either team, and at that rate, it's hard not to post career-highs. Butler could be worth the captain spot, but I'm expecting a massive performance from the Lakers' superstar duo in Game 4. numberFire's model gives Butler 23.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 6.5 assists over 38.4 minutes.
Rajon Rondo ($7,200) -- Rondo had a huge Game 2 for the Lakers with 16 points, 10 assists, and 4 rebounds but returned to reality with 4 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists in Game 3. Still, it was a fantastic all-around game for Rondo; he's been hit or miss when it comes to scoring. In the Finals, Rondo's averaging 9.0 points, 6.3 assists, and 5.0 rebounds in 26.3 minutes. He's recorded 24.5 and 38.5 fantasy points in his last two outings, impressive numbers for a value play.
Kendrick Nunn ($4,200) -- Nunn had his worst NBA Finals performance with the Heat's win. In the two losses, Nunn recorded 24.0 and 28.25 fantasy points, and in Game 3's win, he had 6.25. He's played 20 minutes in three straight games and only attempted three field-goal attempts in Game 3. He dealt with foul trouble, earning five in the contest, his second straight game with four or more fouls. I believe Nunn will be much more of an impact tonight, and for his value, he could be a steal in DFS.
Kelly Olynyk ($3,200) - Olynyk posted two straight games of 32 or more fantasy points after Game 3. The Heat big man stepped into the starting lineup and has averaged 20.5 points and 8.0 rebounds in his last two games. He's recorded 32.75 and 38.75 fantasy point efforts on two near double-doubles in 31 and 37 minutes. For what he's produced in limited minutes, Olynyk has been a steal to DFS selectors. I'd play him in my utility spot before just about every player up to $5,000 tonight.
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