August 25, 2020, 2:09 am
DFS Delivery: Tuesday August 25th, 2020
By David Menkov (twitter: @Dmenk33)
Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets
(Note: DraftKings pricing)
Rudy Gobert ($7,600 DK)
Given the small 2 game slate I wanted to make sure to highlight Gobert as a mid tiered Center option. He has been fairly consistent throughout his matchup vs Jokic, putting up 32 and 44 fantasy points. He is a player that will likely find his way into many lineups for his consistency alone and a guy I will look at if the price is right after loading up on the studs on this slate.
Mike Conley ($6,700 DK)
Conley is a player who was hot before leaving the bubble for the birth of his child. Since his return two games ago he has been nothing short of brilliant putting up 26 and 27 points respectively enough for 38 and 39 fantasy points. At only $6,700 given this matchup against the Nuggets I expect him to continue and play well and outperform his price tag.
Donovan Mitchell ($9,700 DK)
Another young player who is having his playoff shining moment in this first round matchup vs the Nuggets. His price is all the way up to $9,700 on DK, while that may scare some people off of playing him he will absolutely be in play for me given the high scoring nature of the series and his ability to score points in bunches. His price is nearing the limit when it comes to his output but I would include him as part of your lineups as a slightly cheaper to Luka which I will cover a bit later.
Nikola Jokic ($9,400 DK)
As the highest priced big man on the limited slate and a must win situation, he is someone you have to consider across all of your lineups both in GPP and cash formats. If you have $9,400 to spend he is a waking triple double threat every time he steps on the court in this series he is starting to heat up with performances of 47 fantasy points and 50+ in 2 out of the 3 games they have played. The only outlier was game 3s blowout.
Jerami Grant ($4,700 DK)
For those of you who haven’t heard the big news out of the Nuggets camp, the starting lineup will have a major shake up in this matchup. Torrey Craig ($3,400 DK) and Michael Porter Jr ($5,700 DK) will be replaced with Jerami Grant and Monte Morris tonight. At a price tag below $5,000 on DK I would look heavily at Grant given his ability to hit 3s get blocks and steals which should equate to at least a 3x return based on his salary which has not been increased with the promotion.
Monte Morris ($4,000 DK)
For similar reasons to what I mentioned above regarding Jerami Grant, Morris is an incredibly efficient guard who rarely turns the ball over and can rack up assists in a hurry. With a likely minutes total over 25, he should be able to easily exceed value given his bottom of the barrel price tag of $4,000 on DK.
Honorable Mention: Gary Harris ($3,900 DK)
Currently looking like a game time decision, someone who has been out since March a player that before getting hurt was regularly priced in the $5K range given his ability to score as well as rack up steals in a hurry. If he is able to suit and sniff 15-20 minutes on the floor in this pivotal elimination game look for him to be a great contrarian play and a great low budget lineup filler tonight.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks
Kawhi Leonard ($10,000 DK)
This series has been more than entertaining given some of the high profile players on both sides. One of the marquee players on the Clippers side has lived up to the hype in Kawhi all series long putting up at least 50+ Fantasy points in each game. A player that already picked up a reputation as a playoff performer, he is seemingly taking it to another level in this series with averages of 32 points 9 rebounds and 4 assists in 7 games this season against the Mavs. Look for him to be a building block of your lineups tonight as he should easily hit value.
Lou Williams ($6,400 DK)
A player that can be described as one of the greatest 6th man of his generation, the last player to make the NBA out of high School sweet Lou is coming off a very strong performance where he put up 50 fantasy points. There are few players who can score in bunches with the same tenacity and ability like him, and at a mid tier price tag of $6,400 plug and play him if you have the salary space.
Honorable Mentions: Paul George ($8,200 DK) & Montrezl Harrell ($4,100 DK)
Let’s start with Paul George, someone who prior to the start of playoffs was putting up solid performances left and right averaging over 40 fantasy points a game. Someone who I called out in previous shows as a lock in my lineups. Fast forward to today and he is a player who is shooting 25% from the field over his last 3 playoff games, and is overly due for a solid performance. I will be looking to take some shots on him given his price tag and his opportunity to make a statement in this pivotal game 5. Montrezl Harrell is a guy working his way back into shape and should see minutes in the 20s. At such a low price tag of $4,100 on DK, he is someone I will target in some of my lineups.
Luka Doncic ($11,000 DK)
Luka Doncic is coming off one of the more impressive playoff performances in recent memory where he single handedly willed the Mavericks to a much needed victory over the Clippers with a bad ankle to boot. He put up an astounding 93 fantasy points with a scorecard of 43 points 17 rebounds and 13 assists. A step back 3 pointer included, Luka is someone you need to put in all of your lineups and thank me later.
Kristaps Porzingis ($9,100 DK) GTD
A game time decision heading into this game, after being a late scratch in the previous game due to a sore right knee. His previous game he was able to erupt for 57 fantasy points, and had a game 1 performance of 50 fantasy points as well. Check back closer to tip to ensure he is good to go before putting him in your lineups.
Seth Curry ($4,600 DK)
The final piece of the Clippers backcourt who is priced fairly well in this matchup is Seth Curry Steph’s younger brother is making a name for himself in his own right. Being the second option with Porzingis out, I like him in this matchup based on his scoring potential and lower price $4,600 vs $5,800 for Tim Hardaway Jr. Save the money and lock and load him into lineups.
Maxi Kleber ($4,100 DK)
Maxi is coming off a 25 point effort in a game in which Porzingis was a late scratch. Should this repeat itself, I love him in this spot and at only $4,100 on DK he should absolutely smash his price-tag.
Example DFS Lineup (Draft Kings)
PG – Luka Doncic
SG – Seth Curry
SF – Kawhi Leonard
PF – Jerami Grant
C – Maxi Kleber
G – Mike Conley Jr.
F – Dorien Finney- Smith
U – Monte Morris
($0 left over)