NBA Playoffs Daily Showdown: Sunday 06/09 with the best players to watch!
I love the intensity that the games are being played now and I am sure that it will give us more exciting games as we go on with the playoffs.
NBA Playoffs Daily Showdown: Sunday 06/09
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 …
Alekots1 made the correct choices of C and VC, chose George instead of Leonard for salary relief, had a fairly owned Siakam, who finally had a good game but the thing that put him at the top was Garry Harris, scoring 19 points at such a low salary. Congratulations.
Players to watch
It is time now to dive into the NBA Playoffs Daily Showdown: Sunday 06/09 preview.
As this would be the case going forward 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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LeBron James – Lakers – 15.4m
LeBron had a bad game – for his standards of course – against the Rockets scoring only 43.5 fantasy points in 37 minutes.
That’s one of the reasons, as it has been the case all year long, that I expect a good game from him tonight for him. since that’s the pattern.
The other reason is that I believe that the Lakers will adjust somethings, as they did against the Blazers after game 1 and come out better, and this usually means, that LeBron will have more usage.
And more usage is what we want from a player that averages 1.64 fantasy points per minute in the season.
Anthony Davis – Lakers – 15.2m
Davis dominated the Rockets, just like we’ve expected, scoring 56.5 fantasy points in 37 minutes.
I cannot see a scenario unless he gets injured, that he will play against these Rockets for 37 minutes and not have – again – 20+ points , 10+ rebounds and 2 or 3 blocks.
To be honest, I feel that his floor is 55 fantasy points in this series and I will be playing him, hoping for more.
Mid Priced (8.0m-11.9m)
Bam Adebayo – Heat – 11.9m
Adebayo has 5 games out of the 7 that he had played in the playoffs, where he had 40+ points. The thing that pushed him over 40 points was his rebounding. In all 5 games, he had 10+ rebounds and this is the difference.
He is averaging 1.2 fantasy points per minute in the playoffs and he is a always someone that can give us a terrible double anytime he is on the court.
Eric Gordon – Rockets – 8.9m
Gordon is matchup proof at this point, scoring between 27.5-33.8 fantasy points in the 8 games of the playoffs.
Has been steadily taking around 13 shots, whether or not Westbrook is in the lineup, so if you are looking for 30 points to be added in your lineup then just select him.
If you want someone a little bit cheaper, then you can go with Herro ( 8.1m ), who seems to be getting the same minutes and scoring the same fantasy points ( just not as consistently as Gordon ).
Brook Lopez – Bucks – 8.2m
Speaking about players that will give you a safe floor, Lopez is one of them.
He is averaging 29.7 fantasy points in the series and playing around 35 minutes. In the last game, he took 17 shots and I expect that to stay the same, since we are talking about an elimination game for the Bucks and they need their best players to step up and Lopez is one of them.
Value Plays (4.3m-7.9m)
PJ Tucker – Rockets – 7.2
He is averaging 35 minutes per game in the playoffs and at this point, these many minutes is something that we are looking for in players, especially at a lower price.
He is not a good per minute fantasy player, averaging 0.61 fantasy points for the season but at the playoffs he is up to 0.7 per minute, which make choosing him a little bit easier.
Rajon Rondo – Lakers – 6.1m
Rondo played his first game after almost 6 months and he looked as you would have expected. Awful.
That did not stop him from playing 25 minutes and taking 9 shots. The good thing – from a fantasy perspective is that he managed to have 22.75 fantasy points since he had 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block, and 2 steals.
That’s Rondo’s strength, all the peripheral stats and this is in what we are counting again. Let’s hope he will play better though, so we can see more minutes out of him.
Marvin Williams – Bucks – 5.1m
Williams has 22 minutes in 3 out of his last 4 games and in the other one, he had 21. So, his playing time is secured there, the problem is that his production is not as high.
He is averaging 0.67 points per minute for the season and in this series, so we kind of know what to expect, we are just hoping for a couple of extra rebounds or steals from him, to get a little bit higher.
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