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The NBA playoffs have certainly provided some entertaining basketball thus far. With two potential elimination games on the docket for this evening, let’s take a look at our favorite DFS lineup. This is provided by DraftKings, more specifically, in their $400K Shootaround.
There are rumblings that Tyrese Maxey is on pace to have yet another monster performance tonight. Maxey is effectively trying to change his last name to MaxHE if his dominance continues.
He shot efficiently in game 5, putting up 30 points, adding in 7 rebounds and 3 assists en route to 45.75 FP. Maxey is also averaging 33.85 FP throughout the series, and we’re confident in his ability to put up similar numbers tonight.
White could end up being our favorite play of the night. He has put up at least 30 or more minutes in four straight games and could provide immense value at his cost of $4,900.
Typically, Celtics games are either a big Jaylen Brown night or a big Jayson Tatum night. However, White is typically consistent, scoring 15-25 FP. Look for White to be a staple of your lineup in tonight’s contest.
You’ll find out pretty quickly that we have a lot of Denver Nuggets in this squad. As the Nuggets look to close out the pesky Phoenix Suns tonight, we’re expecting big things from Porter Jr.
He’s coming off a 36 FP performance, averaging 38 FP in his last three games. The Nuggets' offense has heavily consisted of Porter Jr. and Nikola Jokic, and we’re not anticipating that to change tonight.
Al Horford is a wild card every night he plays. While this might make some DFS players stray away from taking him, we really like his chances in tonight’s contest. He is coming off a down night, where he had just 17.75 FP.
However, in his two games prior, Horford scored 35 or more points. In an elimination game for the Celtics, we like Horford’s hand to be in this game and should be a big focal point throughout.
There’s a reason that Jokic is the most expensive player on tonight’s slate. We don’t have to tell you that he has been as consistent as they come over the playoffs.
He’s averaging 71.75 FP throughout this series with the Suns and doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. Jokic and the Nuggets want to move on to the conference finals and will stop at nothing to ensure that happens.
Caldwell-Pope has continued to establish himself as a strong piece to this Nuggets rotation. While he doesn’t tend to pop off for 35-point games, he is a consistent piece of this offense.
Caldwell-Pope is averaging 32.8 minutes per game throughout the playoffs and is likely to continue that pace tonight. We like his chance to score at least 20 FP in tonight’s contest, making him a solid, high-floor player in your lineup.
As previously mentioned, Celtics games tend to be dominated by either Jayson Tatum or Jaylen Brown. Tonight, we’re hoping Brown has a similar performance to games 2 and 3, where he had 39.75 and 41.25 points, respectively.
If the Celtics lose tonight, they are forced to go home, not advancing to the next round. We’re banking on Brown to take things into his own hands, resulting in a massive performance.
House Jr. is coming off a sneaky performance, playing 15 minutes and racking up 17.75 FP in the process. He is a wild card of a player, but for this small investment, we believe he is well worth the risk.