May 18, 2016, 12:41 pm
After Tuesday’s snooze-fest, I can’t help but be excited for Game 2 in Golden State. I’m tired of being ‘Mr. Balance’, for this Wednesday-Thursday card I’m stacking the hell out this lineup. The conference finals are a different animal in DFS. It’s difficult trying to set a roster that can be balanced when there is so much talent on the table. Instead of having a punt play here or there, I’m going to punt a position.
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Russell Westbrook (10,000)
Westbrook is a monster. Ever since the Game 1 blowout loss to the Spurs, he’s really changed himself into an even larger beast. As we saw in Game 1 against the Warriors, the reigning champs don’t have anyone that can slow him down. You may not see another 63.2 FDP night from Westbrook, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s cracking the 50 FDP mark.
Kyrie Irving ($7,100)
Irving did a little bit of everything against the Raptors, finishing the game with 27 points, two rebounds, five assists, two blocks and two steals. He’s been magnificent through the postseason and at $7,100, he’s a thrift store bargain. Put him into your lineups with confidence.
Dion Waiters ($3,800)
Waiters is a complete shot in the dark, however, he’s been playing fairly well over his last five games, averaging 17.5 FDPs per game. Now is that a great number? No, not really. But the fact that he’s just $300 over minimum salary and averaging 25.7 minutes over his last five outings, Waiters is a risk I’m willing to take.
Andre Roberson ($3,500)
As you can tell shooting guard is the position I’m punting. Roberson has been surprisingly quite good in his last two games, averaging 24.2 FDPs. The good news is I’m not expecting Roberson to get to the 20 FDP mark. All I need is for Waiters and Roberson to combine for 35 FDPs. If that could happen, then I’m okay relying on the rest of my lineup to pick up their slack.
LeBron James ($9,800)
It’s a coin flip between Kevin Durant and LeBron James. Both hold the same price tag and both have the potential to get you 60 FDPs. After seeing KD finish with 45.3 FDPs in Monday’s win, I can see a lot of people now shifting their money to him over James. However, I still have James holding the slight edge over Durant. The Raptors just don’t have anyone on their roster that can slow King James and after Game 1’s performance you can’t deny that.
Andre Iguodala ($4,500)
Iguodala proved in Game 1 that he’s going to be a big contributor in the series. The Dubs are going to throw the kitchen sink at Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant, and with Iguodala being one of the team’s better defenders he’s going to see minutes on the floor.
Draymond Green ($9,400)
Was this even a surprise? Green has been phenomenal through the postseason and it continued in Game 1 against the Thunder, finishing the game with 39 FDPs. Green is someone who fills out the entire stat sheet and with his price dropping $900, he almost becomes a must play at the power forward position.
Kevin Love ($7,500)
Love had a huge letdown of a night in Game 1, finishing with just 23.3 FDPs. His price has dropped $200 and although he had a bad night – which could be credited to the game being a blowout – Love has the potential to get 40-45 FDPs.
Andrew Bogut ($3,900)
Even after going scoreless in Game 1, Bogut was still able to finish with 14 FDPs. I see that as a sign of potential. He finished the game with three rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal. If Bogut could get you those same stats while producing points and a few more rebounds, then you’re getting exactly what you’re paying for when placing him in your lineup.