Entering day three of the NBA Playoffs, we’ll only have a pair of games to choose players from on DraftKings Monday night. As we fill out our NBA DFS lineups, which studs and value options should be our top targets in NBA DFS? Check out today’s top DFS value picks, stacks, pivots, and must-start plays in our April 15 NBA DFS picks.
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*All dollar values according to DraftKings as of 4/15/19
Start ‘Em: Stephen Curry, GSW vs. LAC, $8,800
Do we envision Steph ripping down 15 boards for the second straight game? No, but we’re still buying despite the $500 salary hike. Since 2015, Curry is averaging 27, 6, and 6 in the playoffs and drilling 4.5 three-pointers per game. His consistency and potential for those vintage Steph explosion nights seem to reach new heights in the playoffs as they did in game one against the Clippers. Curry erupted for 38 points and seven assists to go with those career-high 15 rebounds, posting an unreal 72.25 DKFP on 8.7x value. The Dubs are back home for game two, and while we should expect similar returns tonight, there’s no better player to back with the ability to go off tonight than the NBA’s new playoff career threes leader.
Value: Patrick Beverley, LAC @ GSW, $4,900
Start ‘Em: Lou Williams, LAC @ GSW, $6,800
The Clippers’ strength is in their second unit, and the Warriors’ weakness lies in their bench. All this plus a slightly below market value price tag leads us to start Lou Williams tonight in Game 2 of Clips/Dubs. The eventual Sixth Man of the Year was excellent in Game 1 on Saturday DFS-wise, going for 43.75 DKFP while returning 7x value. He’s been at or above 40 DKFP in three of four games against Golden State this year, a team that surrenders the third-most DKFP to opposing PG/SGs. As the No. 4 shooting guard on DraftKings tonight, he’s worth the investment at $6,800.
Value: Spencer Dinwiddie, BKN @ PHI, $5,000
Start ‘Em: Ben Simmons, PHI vs. BKN, $7,300
Brooklyn allowed the fourth-most DKFP to PG/SFs in 2018-19, and against a (you’d hope) pissed off Sixers bunch following their Game 1 home loss, we’re investing in Ben Simmons tonight for Game 2. Simmons was far too passive (and far too easily perturbed) in the series-opening loss, going for 28.75 DKFP, his fourth straight game under 4x ROI. He had a 53 DKFP night at home against the Nets earlier this season, and with Brett Brown ideally lighting a fire under him to attack more in Game 2, Simmons could really thrive if Philly hits their stride tonight. Expect more than the nine points, seven boards and three assists he tallied in Game 1, this $500 price drop is well worth purchasing.
Value: Tobias Harris, PHI vs. BKN, $6,200
Start ‘Em: Kevin Durant, GSW vs. LAC, $8,000
In a seven-game series with the Warriors, it truly is a game of pick your poison when you take on Golden State. After Steph Curry torched the Clippers in Game 1, if they pay extra attention to him tonight, then look for KD to have a big game in return. He went for 39.50 DKFP in Game 1 and only need 16 shots to achieve that total. Durant has had some enormous games against the Clips this season, registering nights of 71.25 and 68 DKFP against LA in the regular season. $8,000 is far too cheap a price to get the reigning back-to-back Finals MVP at, so we’re all-in on KD tonight ahead of Game 2.
Value: Montrezl Harrell, LAC @ GSW, $5,900
Start ‘Em: Joel Embiid, PHI vs. BKN, $9,800
Even if he’s not fully healthy (or fully engaged on the bench), Joel Embiid is too skilled against too weak an interior defense to not entertain the offer of rostering tonight. He’s the highest-priced player on the board by a full $1,000 tonight, but brings with him perhaps the highest ceiling of any player active in tonight’s two-game slate. Embiid dropped 56.75 DKFP (5.7x ROI) in Philly’s embarrassing Game 1 loss, but expects to be extra-aggressive on offense tonight as the Sixers look to even the series. The All-Star delivered nights of 66.75 and 74.25 DKFP in two regular season home games against Brooklyn this season and somehow has a chance to improve on his big Game 1 night that saw him get those 56.75 DKFP despite only playing 24 minutes and making five shots.
Value: Ed Davis, BKN @ PHI, $3,800
Highest Over/Under Totals on FanDuel Sportsbook
*Totals accurate as of 11:30 am ET
232 – Los Angeles Clippers @ Golden State Warriors (10:30 pm ET)
226 – Brooklyn Nets @ Philadelphia 76ers (8:00 pm ET)
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