NBA Playoffs Daily Showdown: Friday 21/08 with the best players to watch!
Lots of blowouts yesterday, let’s see what today will bring to us.
NBA Playoffs Daily Showdown: Friday 21/08
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.
And the winner is …
Poppadom182 , who got rewarded for making some risky choices but, in hindsight, they were the correct ones, drafting two very low owned players, Turner and Gilgeous-Alexander, who scored 83.5 points combined.
Players to watch
Let’s dive into the NBA Playoffs Daily Showdown: Friday 21/08 preview. As always, 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.
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Kyle Lowry – Raptors – 11.4m
Vanvleet is now more expensive than Lowry, so picking him is easy for me. The production is going to be almost the same, so I will go with the cheapest and -probably – less owned option.
Jamal Murray – Nuggets – 11.1m
He had a terrible game 2 days ago and I expect him to bounce back tonight. The Nuggets need him to play well if they want to have a deep playoff run and he has shown us that he can deliver under pressure.
Lou Williams – Clippers – 9.1m
The 32 minutes seem to be his standard now, something that will solidify his points to 30+. I like him again for tonight, especially if Beverley is out.
Trey Burke – Mavericks – 6.4m
From what it seems, Burke is going to be the x-factor of this series. In the first game, he had 7.75 points in 21 minutes, in the second 28.25 in 18! Depending on how you script the game to go, then Burke might be our guy in the lower tier.
Donovan Mitchell – Jazz – 13.3m
Conley is back in the roster but again in my mind, Mitchell is a must-play. He is getting so many shots and so much usage that you just cannot avoid him.
Caris Levert – Nets – 12.1m
The Nets seem to be doomed in the series against the Raptors, already 2-0 down. Levert, though, is doing his best to keep the games close, averaging 44.9 points. I am hoping for a big game out of him because he has this potential.
Jaylen Brown – Celtics – 10.5m
He might seem to have a low number in the previous game but he scored 30.25 points because he played only 29 minutes, since the game was a blowout. In a close game, he would be getting around 39 minutes and this is what I expect tonight.
Alec Burks – 76ers – 8.1m
At one point Brent Brown needs to understand that he cannot win the series playing Shake Milton and Matisse Thybulle 25 minutes. He needs offense and someone to help Embiid. Burks is exactly that.
Kawhi Leonard – Clippers – 14.6m
People still cannot understand that Leonard is going to be playing 40+ minutes in the Playoffs and producing close to 50 points.
Jayson Tatum – Celtics – 13.5m
50 points in 31 minutes, in the first game without Hayward in the lineup. I will roster him again, because I believe that this is the norm.
OG Anunoby – Raptors – 6.9m
I keep playing Anunoby in the last two games but he has not returned great value. I am going to keep on drafting him though, firstly because the minutes are there and secondly because I am hoping that at one point his shoot will start falling in.
Michael Porter Jr. – Nuggets – 9.8m
Although his minutes are steadily at 33, his production is not quite as steady. In the first game he had 27.5 and in the second 40.5. Now, if he can start producing at the level of that second game, he would be a steal at this price.
Markus Morris Sr. – Clippers – 8.1m
Harrell might be back in the rotation but Morris seems to have 30+ minutes every night and since he is a 0.9 points per minute player, he will give us good value at this price.
Grant Williams – Celtics – 4.3m
Speaking of value, Williams got 21 minutes in the last game and had 22.5 points. Will he play again so many minutes? I do not know but if you need someone at his price, he is the safest bet out of everyone else.
Joel Embiid – 76ers – 14.5m
Second straight game of 53.5 points and somehow this seems to be his floor and not his ceiling.
Nikola Jokic – Nuggets – 13.7m
The same thing applies to Jokic. Two games of 50 points or more and somehow this seems to be the lowest for him.
Jarrett Allen – Nets – 11.1m
The biggest problem Allen had was that he could not stay on the floor due to foul trouble. In the bubble, he is averaging 35 minutes and has 1.1 points per minute average. So 40 minutes, will give us 44 points, right?
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