These playoffs have been great so far, but there’s one way to make them better; By claiming your share of today’s $4,000 Playoffs Special. NBA DFS Tips:
John Wall $9,600
John Wall is too cheap given the quality of player he is. He’s been referred to by some as the league’s worst elite point guard, but he’s still elite. He’s had 56.8, 66.4 and 62.10 fantasy points in his last three games, all of which vastly exceed a 5X return on his price. In my books, that makes him one of the better plays of the day.
Playoff Rondo $6,300
If you ask Alvin Gentry, he thinks that playoff Rondo is a real thing. That’s probably why he saw 39 minutes in the Pelicans first playoff game. In fairness, he returned the faith with 6 points, 8 rebounds and 17 assists, so who’s to complain? I can’t help but feel his value is a little exaggerated by the numbers, but that’s irrelevant for fantasy purposes. If Rondo is playing those types of minutes and is getting to dime up Davis all day, then he should produce a pretty solid fantasy score.
DeMar DeRozan $7,200
It was only fitting that DeMar DeRozan had a quiet game 1. The Raptors claimed their first game 1 win in ten years, so it couldn’t all go right for them. Their bench fired, but DeRozan was quiet. That’s okay, he will go off in one of these games. At such a low price, it seems foolish not to bet on him at least returning a fantasy score of 35.
Malcolm Brogdon $4,100
Brogdon played 32 minutes in the first playoff game, which is what should be expected of him going forward. If he is fit enough to be out there then he is one of the teams better players. At such a cheap price, Brogdon will be one of the best plays of the day, if you can bank on him seeing 30+ minutes (which I think you can).
Giannis Antetokounmpo $11,200
I predicted this series would go to the Bucks in 7, and if there’s any chance of that happening, Giannis needs to be other-worldly. That seems extremely likely, with Giannis hitting a 66.1 in the last fantasy game, in what was a pretty standard performance for him. I expect to see plenty more of that, including today’s game.
Jayson Tatum $6,800
Jayson Tatum was very not-rookie-like in his playoff debut, totalling 19 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists on his way 44 fantasy points. As the Celtics go-to scorer, Tatum played 44 minutes (with overtime) and had a usage of 24%. There’s also plenty of reason to believe his total could go up, given he didn’t shoot exceptionally well and turned the ball over 5 times. The only thing we do know is that the Celtics will need a lot from him if they have any chance of winning this series.
Anthony Davis $12,700
No surprises Anthony Davis had 68.3 fantasy points in his ever first playoff win, thanks to a monster 35 points, 14 rebounds, 4 blocks and 2 steals. He played 40.6 minutes (which he will do often) and he had a usage of 37% (which he will also do often). Davis will no doubt be a lock all series if he can continue to produce scores like these.
Al Horford $7,600
Horford collected a lot of points defensively to help boost his score in his last fantasy game. However, his low usage and low amount of field goal attempts suggest he could easily repeat his score of 58.4 or better with a different allocation of stats. Horford also played 44 minutes and is only priced at $7,100, which makes him another bargain as the teams best player.