There’s only one NBA Playoff matchup on Friday, as the Golden State will face the LA Clippers in Game 6 of the series. Because of this, the following write-ups will be devoted to Single Game DFS formats on FanDuel and DraftKings. We’ll parse through top picks and bargains along with strategy notes for each daily fantasy site.
Tip-off is at 10:00 ET tonight, so you have plenty of time build a quality lineup and enter some contests.
Best of luck!
Kevin Durant – Golden State
Durant is the most expensive option on both sites tonight. I don’t care. He’s my MVP on FanDuel and unquestioned captain on DraftKings. He’s the Jon Snow to my Night’s Watch … Seriously though, KD will be a popular MVP through all formats tonight, but I don’t feel comfortable going against the grain in this situation. If you want to get sneaky, do it somewhere else, but lock KD into your top spot. Steve Kerr called out Durant after Game 2, and the former (real life) MVP responded with 54, 50, and 69 FanDuel points respectively in the next three games. Expect him to keep pushing tonight, and that will probably come at the expense of Stephen Curry’s fantasy value.
I like Lou Williams on FanDuel. The salary is somewhat high, but you can still blend him comfortably alongside the rest of these recommended options. I believe he’s worth it, as Lou has posted 43 or more fantasy points in three of five playoff games so far. Sure, he also had a pair of duds around 25 FP, but I’m expecting to see Lou’s good side with LAC having their backs against the wall … On DraftKings, Draymond Green checks in with a substantial discount compared to Williams, and that’s a better strategy over there. Draymond has been reasonably steady in this series, and the “per dollar” potential makes sense on DK. If Durant is Jon Snow, then Draymond’s “Game of Thrones” equivalent is Samwell Tarly: he’s not the star, but he’s consistently doing enough to advance the plot.
Patrick Beverley – LA Clippers
I don’t have a “Game of Thrones” reference for this one, but that doesn’t discredit the fantasy potential for Beverley. It’s clear the Clippers need Beverley and Williams to post big games if they want a chance. Beverley has posted 43 or more fantasy points in each of the past two games, and he could keep the momentum if the Clippers keep things competitive at home. He’s cheaper than most of the other key performers from both teams while holding realistic upside flexed over the past two games.
Andre Iguodala – Golden State
Iguodala’s “Game of Thrones” equivalent is the Hound. He had a much larger storyline in previous seasons, but still proves himself useful … Iggy is the best bargain pick on both FanDuel and DraftKings tonight. He has posted 28 fantasy points in three of five games this series, and the playing time remains consistently between 25-30 minutes. There’s upside if his shot is falling, but Iggy’s ability to rack up peripheral numbers makes him a safe DFS lift no matter how you slice it. Case in point, he shot 1-7 with three points last game but still managed 29 FP by way of four rebounds, eight assists, one block, and two steals.
JaMychal Green – LA Clippers
Green started the last two games for the Clippers, and the team looked pretty good with him on the floor. As a result, we can expect him somewhere in the neighborhood of 25 minutes while retaining that role tonight. Green is coming off a nice showing with 23 fantasy points through 27 minutes on Wednesday, and he has posted 21 or more fantasy points in three of five games against the Warriors. That makes for a solid bargain pick in this single game slate.