Happy Mother’s Day Gamers! (also known as a reminder to make that phone call today). Let’s dive right into the Targets!
Russell Westbrook – OKC vs SAS – $11,000 – Through the first three games of this series, Westbrook has posted 33.0, 59.3 and 55.3 DraftKings points while averaging 25 shot attempts per game. This is a premium price, but it is worth it for the top projected scorer on Sunday. In H2H format contests I do not want to go without him, though there is some merit to having a tourney team or two sans Westbrook
Kyrie Irving – CLE at ATL – $8,300 – So far in this series Irving is averaging 32.3mpg, 21.3ppg, 1.3rpg, 5.7apg, 2.3 combined blocks/steals and 3.7 made three-pointers which are worth an extra half point on DraftKings. He is a solid option, though with Kevin Love and LeBron James on the court, his ceiling is probably 40ish fantasy points.
Tony Parker – SAS at OKC – $5,000 – Parker reached back and pulled a vintage game out of his bag with 7 of 14 shooting for 19 points, including three made three-pointers and 8 assists, 5 rebounds on his way to 37.5 DraftKings points. He is not going to be sneaky on Sunday, but he is a good value.
Kyle Korver – ATL vs CLE – $4,500 – Korver gets the nominal “stud” designation only if he is coming off the bench again. He saw a playoff high eleven field goal attempts with the second unit and should see similar opportunity if the game script remains the same.
Manu Ginobili – SAS at OKC – $3,800 – Gino is the upside option and with his ability to get steals and assists, he can still contribute even if he only gets a couple buckets. He is an excellent tournament upside play and offers much needed salary relief.
Danny Green – SAS at OKC – $4,200 – Green is averaging 32 minutes per game this series and has seen crunch time minutes scoring at least 20+ DraftKings points in all three contests.
LeBron James – CLE at ATL – $11,100 – Cleveland can close this game out and King James will relish the opportunity to do it in Atlanta as he rips out the collective Hawks fans hearts and shows it to them while it is still beating. Pencil him in for another fifty point game as he has averaged in 56.1 DraftKings points in the six total meetings this season.
Kawhi Leonard – SAS vs OKC – $9,200 – I want to get to LeBron James, however, if I can’t do that then Leonard is a solid consolation prize as he has averaged 34.4mpg, 25.7ppg, 7.2rpg, 3.2apg and 3.1 combined blocks/steals for 45.4 DraftKings points in the six games he has squared off with Westbrook and Kevin Durant this season.
Thabo Sefolosha – ATL vs CLE – $2,600 – Sefolosha was a last minute add to the starting lineup for Kyle Korver, he is probable with a cut on his elbow, but a starter at this price point in fantastic.
LaMarcus Aldridge – SAS at OKC – $8,800 – The only reason Aldridge did not get more production is that he shot was not falling and he made 8.5 LESS buckets than he did through the first two games of this series, despite taking 21 field goal attempts. He is arguably the best price/production play on Sunday.
Kevin Love – CLE at ATL – $8,200 – Love is averaging a tick over forty fantasy points in this series on the strength of 13.0rpg and 3.7 made three-pointers. His price has steadily been creeping upwards and as it has his popularity has decreased making him a bit of a contrarian option, well as much as one can be contrarian with a four team player pool.
Channing Frye – CLE at ATL – $2,700 – Frye has made 15 of 20 shot attempts over the last two games including 8 of 12 from beyond the arc. At this price point, I am happy to roll him out again and anything over 15 DraftKings points is going to be gravy.
Al Horford – ATL vs CLE – $7,200 – Horford is going to need a big game for the Hawks to avoid being swept in this series. Most game log watchers are not going anywhere near him and he is shaping up with the potential to be a tournament difference maker.
Steven Adams – OKC vs SAS – $5,500 – Forty-one minutes, FORTY-ONE MINUTES and just one single solitary shot to match the single solitary tear rolling down the cheeks of his backers on Friday night. The rebounds will be there and he has a safe 18-20 fantasy point floor, with 35 fantasy point upside if he takes his usual half dozen shots from close range.
Tim Duncan – SAS at OKC – $4,300 – I have a hunch we are going to see a Timmy D retro game at some point before this series is over, so don’t lose faith. Also, don’t play him in H2H games unless you have the otherwise perfect lineup and need to fill your center position.