NBA Playoffs Daily Showdown: Tuesday 01/09 with the best players to watch!
We had two very close games yesterday and this is what I expect for tonight’s games also.
NBA Playoffs Daily Showdown: Tuesday 01/09
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 …
WOC, who made wise choices for his Captain and Vice-Captain spot, avoided the two big names and was spot on with the selections of the rest of the players drafting Gallinari, Covington, and Dragic. Congratulations and enjoy the winnings.
Players to watch
It is time now to dive into the NBA Playoffs Daily Showdown: Tuesday 01/09 preview. Again, since there are only 2 games on the slate, it is in a pursuit format and we have to select 5 players and also a Captain and a Vice-Captain.
This, adds another strategic layer to the game, since not only we have to select the players that will get the most points but also the ones that they can give us pursuit points as well.
High Priced (12.0m-17.0m)
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Donovan Mitchell – Jazz – 14.3m
At this point, I do not think we can avoid rostering Mitchell and/or Murray. They are on fire, taking all the usage for their respective teams and we are talking now about a game 7, an elimination game.
Mitchell has been outstanding from most of this series, scoring over 30 real points in 5 out of the 6 games. From a fantasy point of view, he is averaging 55.9 fantasy points and 1.52 points per minute. He is talking 22.5 shots per game and has been efficient also (49.3% from the field).
His floor is around 40 points but his ceiling is 65+ and we cannot avoid this kind of potential, especially on a two games slate.
Jamal Murray – Nuggets – 14.1m
The same goes for Murray.
He has 3 straight games of 67 fantasy points or more, is shooting 24+ shots in each of these games and also averages 8 rebounds and 7 assists.
With the game basically being a final and the way he has been playing lately, I see no reason to avoid him, even if the price is 0.3m more then the previous game.
Mid Priced (8.0m-11.9m)
Kemba Walker – Celtics – 11.6m
Kemba has 3 straight games where he scored 41 or more fantasy points. He is averaging 1.12 fantasy points against the Raptors and will play at least 32 minutes.
Also, after the injury of Hayward, he takes 16+ shots in each game, making him an excellent option for your teams.
Mike Conley – Jazz – 10.4m
Conley seems to be scoring around 39 fantasy points since he came back to the bubble and he is clearly the number two option of the Jazz behind Mitchell.
Does not have the potential of Mitchell, but with his floor in the high 30s and his low price, he becomes a very viable option, especially if you want to go away from Mitchell.
Daniel Theis – Celtics – 8.1m
Theis did not have a good series against the Sixers but in the 1st game against the Raptors, he showed that this opponent is more suited to his game.
He had 38.8 points in 25 minutes, grabbing 15 rebounds and scoring 13 points. He is averaging for the season 0.98 fantasy points per minute and he is even better against the Raptors, at 1.11, so if he gets the minutes he will produce and at 8.1m, he is an excellent choice.
Value Plays (4.3m-7.9m)
Jerami Grant – Nuggets – 7.4m
Grant is one of the Small Forwards in the Nuggets-Jazz series that gets a lot of minutes and scores around 20 to 25 fantasy points per game, although they are getting plenty of minutes.
Out of all of them, I am choosing him because he has the best per-minute average, 0.8 fantasy points, so there is the potential there to get 30 points out of him if things go our way.
Not the best choice but we need value plays in order to get to the top of the tournament.
Gary Harris – Nuggets – 5.9m
Harris has been mostly injured this season and his averages have plummeted. He is averaging 20.5 fantasy points and 0.65 per minute.
The last game, was his first game in almost 6 months, so I expected some rust in his play.
I am hoping for a better performance tonight, assuming that he will play, because he has shown throughout his career that he can score fantasy points- he was averaging 28 points in the last 5 games before his injury – so, I am willing to take a chance on him, at a very low price.
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