NBA playoff action continues on Tuesday, with the Atlanta Hawks hoping to even up their series with the Washington Wizards and the Golden State Warriors then taking on the Memphis Grizzlies. Here are my top FanDuel plays for the night.
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, $10,200 – Curry is the safest option on the board in terms of fantasy production on this small two-game slate. The league’s MVP will be playing in his first game since officially being announced as the winner. Memphis does possess a solid team defense, but they have shown some vulnerabilities against opposing point guards. Curry is a lock to approach 40 fantasy points at the very least.
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Jeff Teague, Atlanta Hawks, $6,400 – I expect the Hawks to play much better than they did in Game 1 of this series, and Teague has a nice price of $6,400, which requires slightly above 30 fantasy points to reach its value threshold. He is an excellent price point play on this slate.
Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors, $7,500 – Thompson has an appealing price on FanDuel at just $7,500. He clearly has much more upside than any other available shooting guard option tonight, so he should be locked into one of your SG spots tonight.
Courtney Lee, Memphis Grizzlies, $4,100 – Courtney Lee is in play simply due to the number of minutes he is playing. He has exceeded 33 minutes in five straight games, and his price of $4,100 does not require much in the way of production either. The extended playing time for Lee should secure a performance that does not burn your lineup.
Paul Pierce, Washington Wizards, $4,500 – Small forward is an excellent spot to go ahead and save a huge portion of your salary cap. The savings opportunity at small forward will allow you to pay up for some of the superstars that are playing tonight. Pierce has been very productive throughout the playoffs, with at least 20 fantasy points in four out of five games. This type of production is perfectly acceptable when you take his price into consideration.
Harrison Barnes, Golden State Warriors, $4,200 – Barnes is another acceptable value play at the small forward position. His price requires slightly above 20 fantasy points, which is something that he has accomplished in four of the Warriors’ five playoff games.
Paul Millsap, Atlanta Hawks, $8,900/Zach Randolph, Memphis Grizzlies, $7,100 – I’ve listed these two players together because these are really the only two you should consider at the position. Zach Randolph is priced much too low and is coming off a solid Game 1 performance of 37.3 fantasy points. Paul Millsap has been beasting, with at least 45 fantasy points in four out of his last five games. These are the two guys that should be filling your power forward spots tonight.
Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks, $7,400 – Although the Hawks lost in Game 1, Horford was very impressive. He went off for 17/17/7, which was good for 48.9 fantasy points. His price of $7,400 is still more than fair, making him a solid center option tonight in what should be a much better all-around game for the Hawks.