• By Steven Williams (Twitter: @ZeroStarkThirty)

    Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat  

    (Note: DraftKings pricing)

    The Boston Celtics are coming into this series after a 7-game rock-fight with the #2 seed Raptors. Miami on the other hand should be rested and ready to go. This is an interesting series with a lot of versatile players. I am excited to see how these matchups shake out.


    Kemba Walker ($7,700 DK)  

    I fully respect Miami’s defense and believe that they can make things difficult for most opposing offenses. If they have a weakness it is their ability to deal with quick point guards that can shoot. Malcolm Brogden gave the Heat a bit of trouble in round 1. Kemba seems like the type of guard that can penetrate and bend the Miami defense with his ability to shoot above the break. I can’t think of anyone on the Miami roster that really guard Kemba. Look for Kemba to have a big series. Kemba’s production in terms of fantasy points per minute vs. The Heat is similar to Tatum and Brown and he comes in as the cheapest of Boston’s Big 3.


    Bam Adebayo ($8,400 DK) 

    Bam destroyed the Celtics in their bubble match up. He got to the line for 18 free throw attempts. The Heat did not have Butler for that game so I don’t expect his usage to be that high. Boston has trouble with athletic centers, I can see Bam having a big series and I’d love to get in some lineups before his price increases.

    Jimmy Butler ($8,500 DK) 

    Butler likes to come out swinging in playoff matchups. He torched both Indy and Milwaukee in game 1 of their series. Boston has a lot they can do defensively to slow Butler down,

    Andre Iguodala ($3,700 DK) 

    Iggy certainly comes with a high level of risk. Miami has Iguodala for matchups like this. Boston is a wing heavy team and Iguodala should be utilized for his skills as a defensive specialist. He should be a difficult match up for Tatum. I am not sure some of the other Heat wings like Duncan Robinson and Tyler Herro will be able to hold up defensively against these athletic Boston wings.


    Los Angeles Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets

    Well…I thought the Clippers were going to take down the Nuggets easily in 4 or 5 games. I was wrong. Jokic is playing out of his mind and the Clips have not been able to stop him. I’m looking forward to a Jokic-Kawhi game 7 duel.


    Kawhi Leonard ($10,400 DK)  

    There is no one on this Denver team that can really stop Kawhi. Leonard will be motivated and playing high minutes. He needs to be the best player on the floor Tuesday night. I think he gets up for it.

    Ivica Zubac ($4,800 DK)  

    Montrezl Harrel has not looked like himself as of late. Harrel was a -19 last game, he can’t rebound, and he is not helping the team defensively. Doc pushed Zubac’s minutes all the way up to 30 last game. Zubac was a team best +11. The Clippers are having issues defending when Zubac is off the floor. Zubac’s production has not quite kept up with his price tag, but I do not expect him to continue shooting so poorly. He is only 3-14 in his last two games.


    Nikola Jokic ($10,000 DK)  

    Jokic has been crushing the Clippers. Is the Nuggets are going to win this series it will be on the back of a big game 7 from Jokic. He averages 1.4 FPPM against the Clippers and should play at least 40 minutes. Jokic is my favorite guy to pay up for in this slate.

    Gary Harris ($4,600 DK)  

    Harris was incredible in Game 6. He gave the Nuggets a huge boost defensively. I am impressed with his ability to play 42 minutes in a playoff game seeing at that he had the virus this summer. The Nuggets will need Harris’ defense on George to have a shot in this game 7.

    Michael Porter Jr. ($5,300 DK)  

    I like Porter at this price point. He has been producing over a FPPM against the Clippers. The issue has been his minutes. Last game he was up to 27 minutes in the Nuggets win. Inexpensive value plays are tough to find on this slate and Porter has a ton of upside at $5300.

    By Steven Williams (Twitter: @ZeroStarkThirty)

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