April 19, 2018, 6:17 pm
Damian Lillard ($9,600 FD, $8,900 DK)- Lillard has struggled in the first two games of the series but I’m banking on him coming out desperate tonight and putting the team on his back.
Rajon Rondo ($7,000 FD, $7,400 DK)- Playoff Rondo is back and has helped the Pelicans jump out to a 2-0 lead. Look for Rondo to continue his playoff success tonight.
Other good buys: Goran Dragic ($6,300 FD, $6,300 DK).
Jrue Holiday ($8,400 FD, $7,900 DK) – Holiday has been outstanding so far and is finally getting recognition across the league. He should be even better at home.
Klay Thompson ($6,500 FD, $6,800 DK) – Thompson has stepped up without Curry in the first two games and there’s no reason he will slow down as the series shifts to San Antonio.
Other good buys: Dwyane Wade ($4,900 FD, $5,400 DK).
Kevin Durant ($11,000 FD, $10,300 DK) – Durant is the obvious play here and he will probably be the highest owned player on the slate but he should be worth it as he’s as close to a guarantee as you can get on today’s slate.
Other good buys: Josh Richardson ($5,800 FD, $5,500), Ben Simmons ($10,200 DK).
Anthony Davis ($12,700 FD, $11,200 DK)- Just like the rest of the Pelicans’ stars AD has played lights out in the first two games of the series and with the series shifting to NOLA now, look for AD to try to close out the series.
Ben Simmons ($10,200 FD)- It looks like Embiid will miss another game, meaning another heavy workload for Simmons and a bunch of fantasy points.
Other good buys: Nikola Mirotic ($8,000 FD, $7,000 DK).
Zach Collins ($3,500 FD, $3,600 DK)- The center position is a rough spot today, especially on FanDuel. There is no play that seems better than the next and that’s why I would go with Collins today. He’s played 21 minutes in back-to-back games and at his salary he gives you salary flexibility.
April 20, 2019, 12:48 amRussell Westbrook - G - Oklahoma City Thunder
Russell Westbrook out dueled Damian Lillard on Friday as he notched a double-double with 33 points, 11 assists, five rebounds, four triples and one block as the Thunder beat the Blazers 120-108.
The four threes were a welcome sight for Westbrook who described his play in this series prior to Friday night as "unacceptable." After being highly inefficient in the first two games, Westbrook shot 11-for-22 as he hit shot after shot in the fourth quarter to ice the win down the stretch. Oklahoma City will hope for more of the same as they look to even the series on Sunday.
April 20, 2019, 12:40 amPaul George - F - Oklahoma City Thunder
Paul George labored through a 3-for-16 shooting night to score 22 points (14-for-17 from the free throw line), six assists, six rebounds and two threes on Friday.
Friday's game marked the second time in three games that George has struggled with his shot, adding to the speculation that his right shoulder injury is holding him back. Fortunately for Oklahoma City, he stayed aggressive attacking the basket and was able to chip in 14 points from the charity stripe as well as his customary lockdown defense down the stretch.
April 20, 2019, 12:36 amJerami Grant - F - Oklahoma City Thunder
Jerami Grant scored a playoff career-high 18 points on 6-for-7 shooting also contributing four threes and two blocks in Friday's win over the Blazers.
Grant caught fire at the perfect time as the shooting woes that plagued Oklahoma City in the first two games disappeared on Friday night. He was one of five teammates to make two or more threes as Oklahoma City was able to cruise to a victory.
April 20, 2019, 12:32 amDennis Schroder - G - Oklahoma City Thunder
Dennis Schroder logged 32 minutes with 17 points, six assists, five rebounds, two triples and two steals on Friday night.
Shroder and the Oklahoma City guards were able to exploit Enes Kanter routinely in this one as the steady diet of points ultimately led to them notching their first win of the season. This group is much more confident at home – look for the same intensity as they attempt to even the series at two games apiece on Sunday night.
April 20, 2019, 12:27 amDamian Lillard - G - Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard had 32 points, six assists, three triples and two steals as the Blazers fell to the Thunder by a score of 108-120 on Friday night.
Lillard went back and forth with Russell Westbrook all night as the home team once again prevailed in this series. The animosity between these two makes for very entertaining competition. Expect Lillard to come out firing on Sunday as Portland has another opportunity to steal one on the road.
April 20, 2019, 12:19 amCJ McCollum - G - Trail Blazers
CJ McCollum did a little of everything on Friday night with 21 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, five threes and one steal.
After missing the end of the season for Portland with a left knee injury, McCollum is consistently posting huge lines in the playoffs.McCollum's play is a big reason why Portland is leading 2-1 in this series. Look for another strong night on Sunday in Game 4.
April 20, 2019, 12:12 amEnes Kanter - C - Trail Blazers
Enes Kanter scored 19 points on 9-of-14 shooting while adding five rebounds on Friday night.
Kanter had a good night scoring the basketball, despite a nagging right hand injury. Unfortunately for Portland, any good done by his offensive performance was undone on the defensive end as he was frequently targeted by the Oklahoma City offense and failed to offer much resistance.
April 19, 2019, 11:43 pmKyrie Irving - G - Boston Celtics
Kyrie Irivng contributed 19 points, 10 assists, five rebounds, three threes, one steal and one block in Friday's 104-96 victory in Indiana.
Irving has been sensational so far in the playoffs for Boston looking locked in and focused on setting up his teammates as he's notched at least seven assists in every game so far. After a season that led many to question his loyalty to this team it's good to see Irving step up and lead Boston.
April 19, 2019, 11:38 pmJaylen Brown - F - Boston Celtics
Jaylen Brown was a man possessed Friday night as he scored 23 points on 8-of-9 shooting adding seven rebounds, four threes and one block.
Indiana had no answer for the third-year swingman who got whatever he wanted and finally took advantage of his opportunity to start for the injured Marcus Smart. Brad Stevens remained patient after Brown struggled in the first two games of the series and was rewarded with a big night as Boston looks to sweep Indiana on Sunday.
April 19, 2019, 11:31 pmAl Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics
Al Horford had 16 points, eight rebounds, four assists, three threes, one steal and one block on Friday night.
Horford continues to provide Boston with a little bit of everything they need to win as evidenced by his plus-13, which was tied for a team-best mark. After struggling a bit in Game 2 as he shook off an illness, this statistical output was more in line with what we're used to seeing.