NBA Playoffs Daily Showdown: Tuesday 25/08 with the best players to watch!
The Heat swept the Pacers , Bucks took a commanding lead over the Magic , Lakers blew out the Blazers (again) and the Thunder, in another thrilling game, equalized the series versus the Rockets.
NBA Playoffs Daily Showdown: Tuesday 25/08
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 was …
valdezauras, who got the better part of the Lakers blowout and Davis early exit by rostering Howard and of course having Turner as his other center. Good job.
Players to watch
It is time now to dive into the NBA Playoffs Daily Showdown: Tuesday 25/08 preview. We have 2 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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Luka Doncic – Mavericks – 16.6,
Coming off a 91.25 performance and the game-winning three-pointer, Luka has the world talking about him and for a good reason. With 2 triple-doubles in 4 games, almost averaging a triple-double with 31.5 points, 10 rebounds, 9.8 assists, and averaging 63.5 fantasy points per game, it is hard not to talk about him. It seems like the Clippers have no answer for him, especially with Beverley out for the foreseeable future, so Luka should be again in your lineups.
Jamal Murray – Nuggets – 11.7m
Another player that played out of his mind 2 days ago, scoring 82.25 fantasy points and almost gave the win to the Nuggets. Unfortunately for them, they lost and now they are with their backs against the wall, facing elimination in a must-win game. He is averaging 20 shots per game and also has 6 rebounds and 6.5 assists, showing us that he can get fantasy points from different areas, not only scoring.
The Nuggets will need him to play well if they are going to have a chance and are going to play him a lot of minutes. He is averaging 1.31 fantasy points per minute in the playoffs and will play around 40 minutes, so seems like a very good play.
Mike Conley – Jazz – 10.1m
Conley has made his presence felt in the 2 games since he came back, averaging 26.5 real points per game and 37.6 fantasy in just 28.6 minutes. This is way higher than what he averaged in the regular season when he had 0.88 fantasy points per minute but closer to his career average of 1.17 fantasy points per minute.
It is a good time for the Jazz to have the old Conley show up and I see no reason that his production won’t be steady from here on.
Trey Burke – Mavericks – 7.1m
It is hard to find value on a 2 game slate but Burke at 7.1m is just that. It’s not only his last game, where he had 37.75 in 38 minutes, it’s also the way the Mavericks are using him, as an instant offense off the bench. He is averaging 10 shots per game and has 1 fantasy point per minute against the Clippers. I do not expect 38 minutes again out of him but at 7.1m and with his floor close to 20 points, he is worth the risk.
Donovan Mitchell – Jazz – 13.6m
Seems like Mitchell has a good game, when Murray has, so maybe they are feeding off each other. In any case, Mitchell has his second 50-real- points game of the series, where he is averaging 39.25 real points and 53.5 fantasy. He does not come cheap but with the potential of giving us 60+ point games, he will be in my player pool, especially considering the fact that the Jazz need a win to go through the next round.
If you don’t want to spend so much. you can go to Clarkson (8.4m) who has a good floor, around 25 points and could go off for the occasional 40, just keep in mind, that I do not expect both of them to have big games.
Tim Hardaway Jr. – Mavericks – 8.6m
Hardaway Jr. is averaging 36.5 minutes in the series and he has 16.5 shots per game, second in the team behind Luka. Now, the problem is that he is not hitting those shots, that’s why he is at 0.79 fantasy points per minute. He does go off at some point for 45+ fantasy points game and that’s what I will be hoping for if I were to draft him tonight.
Kawhi Leonard – Clippers – 15.2m
Averaging 1.4 fantasy points per minute and 57.5 per game, Kawhi is taking over in the playoffs and sometimes the games seem to be him vs Luka one on one. With George struggling with his shot, Leonard is taking more and more responsibility and this is translating into fantasy points, whether it is from the offense or from the defense.
Jerami Grant – Nuggets – 7.7m
Grant was at the starting lineup in the previous game and ended up playing for 36 minutes. His fantasy production was not good, scoring only 19.5 fantasy points and in general, in the playoffs, he has 0.61 fantasy points per minute. This is way lower than his season average of 0.81 per game and I expect this to normalize going forward, hopefully starting from tonight.
Keep an eye out thought prior to the game, to see if Harris is going to play because this will cut into Grant’s playing time.
Marcus Morris Sr. – Clippers – 8.2m
Morris had an off shooting night in the last game and ended up having 20.75 fantasy points in 36 minutes. His floor is around 30 points though and I expect him to hit tonight since his minutes are secure at around 33 minimum and his fantasy points per minute in the series have been at 0.97 prior to the last game.
Paul Millsap – Nuggets – 7.2m
Millsap entered the starting lineup in the previous game and he delivered. In 36 minutes he had 35.25 fantasy points, in what was his best game in months. I am convinced that the Nuggets will play him heavy minutes tonight also, as it is clear the Porter Jr. cannot play defense at this stage in his career and that’s what the Nuggets need more than anything right now. Millsap will provide that and he is a 1 minute per game producer for the season, so the last game was close to his normal standards.
Nikola Jokic – Nuggets – 13.1m
Jokic was a 1.39 fantasy points per minute player during the regular season and has been at 1.2 in the 4 games in the playoffs. That’s a huge drop off for him and his production and it is one of the main reasons that the Nuggets are down 1-3 and are looking at elimination right in the eye.
With all the above in mind, I will roster Jokic once again, hoping that we will get that big game that he is capable of.
Rudy Gobert – Jazz – 10.8m
On the other side of this game, we have Gobert, who is averaging 1.04 fantasy points per game and 36.9 minutes. It is a bit less than his season average but, unlike Jokic, we do not expect from him to be the focal point of the offense, so the slight drop off is to be expected in the playoffs. Not a high ceiling player but his floor is safe and the price is fair.
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