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NBA DFS Plays: Sunday 5/5

by Spencer Limbach
Updated On: May 5, 2019, 9:45 am ET

This article aims to highlight some of the best NBA DFS Plays at every position for your FanDuel and DraftKings lineups. Keep in mind that the following player write-ups were constructed earlier in the day, and sometimes injury/rest situations can alter the fantasy landscape. Monitoring our NBA News & Headlines Feed throughout the day will keep you in the loop while giving you the subsequent DFS consequences of each information piece.

Take note that we are looking at the main playoff slate starting at 3:30 ET.  


Kyle Lowry – Toronto (at Philadelphia)

Lowry had somewhat of a clunker on Thursday, producing just 22 points through 37 minutes. I’m expecting Toronto to come out with a much better showing in Game 4, and Lowry understands that he needs to step up for his team. Despite a bad Game 3 performance, Lowry has still posted 33 or more fantasy points in five of eight playoff outings. I’m expecting him to be within that and his regular season average of 36 FPPG this afternoon. That would translate to respectable value for the price on both FanDuel and DraftKings.

Also Consider: Jamal Murray, Damian Lillard


Danny Green – Toronto (at Philadelphia)

I’m looking towards Green as a value filler on this slate, as he checks in with a discounted salary while still seeing a full workload. Even though Toronto got run out of the arena on Thursday, Green was decent from a fantasy standpoint with 22 FP through 33 minutes. That’s a reasonable baseline for him tonight while hoping the jumper is falling.

Also Consider: CJ McCollum, Gary Harris


Norman Powell – Toronto (at Philadelphia)

You can only take four players from one team on FanDuel, and that’s exactly what I plan on doing. Lowry, Green, Powell, and Leonard all make the cut from Toronto. Leonard is obviously the top play within that, and you can argue him as the best overall pick on this slate. Limited opportunity cost at the small forward position (especially on FanDuel) helps make that true. As mentioned earlier, I’m expecting the Raptors to come out motivated this afternoon, and Kawhi will look to pick up some extra slack with Pascal Siakam doubtful. Siakam’s absence could also lead to more playing time for a guy like Powell, who makes for a reasonable punt play.

Also Consider: Kawhi Leonard


Paul Millsap – Denver (at Portland)

Millsap has been a complete beast in this series, hitting 32 or more fantasy points in all three games. Let’s be real here: Denver has a noticeable advantage in the frontcourt, and I’m expecting the combination of Millsap and Jokic to keep taking advantage. Go ahead and comfortably look towards Millsap through all formats on both FanDuel and DraftKings.

Also Consider: Al-Farouq Aminu, Serge Ibaka


Nikola Jokic – Denver (at Portland)

This pick comes down to which site you are looking at. On FanDuel, Jokic is $900 cheaper than Embiid. On DraftKings, Embiid is $1,100 cheaper than Jokic. I’m fine with playing the pricing game while accepting the most cost-effective option on each site. Both centers are confident plays, and the extra cap space could help solidify the rest of your lineup. Even though there’s some concern with Jokic playing a ton of minutes in Game 3, he looks especially good tonight. The Denver big man already held the upper-hand on Portland’s thin frontcourt, and Enes Kanter injured his already separated shoulder even more last game. If Kanter is out or limited, Jokic could really feast. To be honest, he’ll probably feast regardless of Kanter’s health.

Also Consider: Joel Embiid (DraftKings), Marc Gasol       

Spencer Limbach

Spencer Limbach is a multi-sport daily fantasy specialist for NBC Sports Edge. He can be found on twitter @Spencer_JL.