Sunday’s slate starts early (4:30 am AEST), but it’s going to be a great one to watch. First, the Heat take on the Sixers, then the Pelicans will be looking to finish the Blazers in a sweep. After that, the Rockets will be hoping to follow on and take a 3-0 lead over the Wolves. The last game of the day promises to be the most exciting, with the Jazz looking to use home court advantage to take a series lead over the Thunder. NBA DFS Tips:
Rajon Rondo $7,200
It’s hard to look past Rondo at this point. He’s averaging 12 assists and 8 rebounds per game for the series, and he’s even knocking down a couple of threes to contribute to his 13 points per game. All up, Rondo is averaging 40.37 fantasy points per game against the Blazers, and with a potential series clincher at home tomorrow, you would think that’s unlikely to slow down.
Damian Lillard $9,800
This feels like one of those ones that come back to bite you. Damian Lillard has shown nothing to suggest he can bounce back for this game. But surely, there are others out there, beside from me, who still believe in Dame time? This Portland team will have a lot of questions to answer when they eventually drop this series, but can this series really end without a big game from Dame Dollar? I’m not sure that it can, or will. Dame is going to give his all, to at least salvage some respect and extend this series for the gentleman’s sweep.
Dwyane Wade $5,100
I’m assuming we all saw Dwyane Wade’s Game 2? He dropped 28 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists on the way to 43.9 fantasy points. He wound back the clock, just like Father Prime often does. He doesn’t have it in him to play at that level every game, but for the last few years, he’s always pulled a couple out. For that reason, he’s always a risky guy to leave out, because a big game from him can make your lineup. On those quieter days, a score of around 20 will hurt, but it won’t break you the way that one of his explosions could make you.
Paul George $8,200
Playoff P needs to show back up because he was a little quiet in the last game. Actually, quiet is an understatement, George struggled, shooting 28% from the field. However, he had 43.4 and 54.8 in the first two games of the series shooting 65%, so it seems more likely he gets back to those levels. After all, Paul George is known for elevating his play when it really matters.
Kelly Olynyk $6,500
While Hassan Whiteside rides the pine, Kelly Olynkyk has been making the most of his court time, averaging 33.5 fantasy points per game for the series. He will no doubt play a crucial role for the Heat, given the mismatch he poses at both ends. If he can continue to take advantage on offense, it just might be enough for the Heat to push this series.
Derrick Favors $5,600
Derrick Favors price has somehow gone down $300 after a massive 45.7 fantasy point performance. Favors was arguably the Jazz’s most important player in their last win, except perhaps Donovan Mitchell and his fourth-quarter heroics. Favors had 20 points and 16 rebounds, cleaning up the misses from the Utah guard’s penetration. He was pivotal when Gobert went down with foul trouble, and maybe – just maybe – Quin Snyder has noticed a weakness that he can exploit with Favors.
Joel Embiid $9,400
Joel Embiid had 46.4 fantasy points in his playoff debut/return. He also played on 30.4 minutes. Given he’s working his way back and looked a little rusty, there’s every potential that both of those numbers go up in tomorrow’s game.