NBA Playoffs Daily Showdown: Wednesday 19/08 with the best players to watch!
What a day it was yesterday, full of exciting games and big surprises! Can’t wait to dive into today’s games.
NBA Playoffs Daily Showdown: Wednesday 19/08
We will present important picks for every slate here in our blog to help you choose your team but firstly we will review yesterday’s slate and the winning lineup.
When you have 2 out of the 4 games in yesterday’s slate end up in upset, then the winning lineup will end up being with a lot of low owned options.
And as you can see from the picture above, Giosis did exactly that. The only player in his team above 20% of ownership was Vucevic and 4 out of 7 were below 10%. Excellent job!
Players to watch
Let’s dive into the NBA Playoffs Daily Showdown: Wednesday 19/08. We have 4 games for tonight’s 10K main Slate but firstly, let me start by saying that you need to be aware of the news close to the start of the games because a lot of value can open up then. With that in mind, let’s get to our suggestions.
In addition, check the NBA Fantasy Strategy Guide if you are new to the game.
Luka Doncic – Mavericks – 16.6m
How can I avoid him, at any price to be honest? In order to break value, he needs to have around 66 points, if there is any player in the NBA right now that you believe that he will get there, it is Doncic.
Kyle Lowry – Raptors – 11.4m
Vanvleet had the best game out of Toronto’s main backcourt in game 1 and I think a lot of people will be going to him again. For that reason, I will go to Lowry but I cannot fault you if you stay with Vanvleet.
Jamal Murray – Nuggets – 11.1m
Muray is a stud and I like his minutes, his production, and his game.
Donovan Mitchell – Jazz – 13.1m
57 real points in a game are amazing and since the Jazz will not have any change in their rotation, I expect his usage to continue to be close to 30s. Can he get 81.25 fantasy points again? I don’ think so but at 13.1m we just need 52 points to break value and this is likely.
Jaylen Brown – Celtics – 10.5m
50 points in the previous game and now Hayward is going to be missing for the next 4 weeks. He is going to get more shots and more opportunities to produce points.
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot – Nets – 7.8m
Third straight game of 30+ points and an average of 30 minutes in that span? Yeah, I will take that at 7.8m any day.
Seth Curry – Mavericks – 6.4m
He got 34 minutes in the previous game but did not produce enough to make a difference. At 6.4m though, he is a good value, because he is that kind of player that if he gets hot, he will give us a lot of points.
Kawhi Leonard – Clippers – 14.3m
I think I should start copy-pasting this because it is something that I will write a lot going forward. I will be all over Kawhi in the playoffs, especially in close games. He had 59.5 fantasy points in 39 minutes, 2 nights ago and I cannot see how this will change tonight. Again, if you prefer a cheaper option, you can go to George(11.7m).
Jayson Tatum – Celtics – 12.8m
I liked him before Hayward got injured and he delivered with 57.75 fantasy points. How can I ignore him now?
Joe Ingles – Jazz – 9.3m
Mitchell needs all the help he can get but there are not many players left on the Jazz to do so. One that can and has a high ceiling is Ingles, who had 37.25 in 44 minutes 2 nights ago. The minutes are going to be there, so I am hoping for a 35+ production once more.
Rodions Kurucs – Nets – 5.9m
Kurucs got the start in the previous game but manage to play only 17 minutes, due to foul trouble. He is still priced very reasonable and if he gets the start again, I am willing to take a chance, since he is around 1 point per minute guy.
Kristaps Porzingis – Mavericks – 13.1m
He will be playing with a chip on his shoulder, after that very strange foul call and the ejection in the previous game and I want to be playing someone like that. Let’s hope he will not get ejected again!
Marcus Morris Sr. – Clippers – 7.1m
Believed in him in the first game and he delivered with 37 fantasy points in 33 minutes. Now he is 0.4m more expensive but I still see him getting 30+ minutes and if so, he will give us 30+ points.
Juwan Morgan – Jazz – 4.8m
He got a surprise start on Monday and he played 26 minutes. He had only 15.25 points but if he gets the start again and you need a cheap player he could do the trick.
Semi Ojeleye – Celtics – 4.3m
He is a risky play but with Hayward out, the Celtics will need to play more of their bench players. Ojeleye seems to have around 12-13 minutes in the Celtics rotation and he has decent production ( around 0.85 points per minute ). Again this is a risky play, so you should keep an eye out about any news regarding the Celtics lineup or rotation because there could be some value there.
Joel Embiid – 76ers – 14.4m
Had 53 points in 38 minutes in the first game and – barring foul trouble or injury – he will keep producing these numbers since the Celtics do not have anyone to stop him.
Nikola Jokic – Nuggets – 13.7m
In my opinion, Jokic had a bad game on Monday but he still managed to have 53.5 points. If this is his floor, then he is a good option at this price.
Rudy Gobert – Jazz – 10.9m
Same as Jokic, Gobert had 38.75 minutes and not even a double-double. He will be on the court as much as Jokic will be and they could be feeding off each other.
Serge Ibaka – Raptors – 8.5m
Ibaka had an excellent game on Monday with 37.75 points in 26 minutes. That is his second straight game with 26 minutes and 35+ points and he has 1.5 points per minute in the last 5 games!
Ivica Zubac – Clippers – 7.8m
Zubac is as steady as it can be. He played around 25 minutes and gets around 30 points. At 7.8m, this is an excellent floor.
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