The NBA playoffs continue with four games on Saturday for DFS fantasy basketball contests. Get your team ready for the postseason with FanSided’s FanDuel daily picks.
The NBA playoffs continue on Saturday with four huge games: the Raptors at the Bucks at 3:00 p.m. ET, the Wizards at the Hawks at 5:30 p.m. ET, the Spurs at the Grizzlies at 8:00 p.m. ET and finally the Warriors at the Trail Blazers at 10:30 p.m. ET.
This may be the last Saturday this season with four games played, so take advantage. The Raptors’ star players have been up-and-down through three games, but Giannis Antetokounpo has been rock solid thus far. Which Raptors will show up for Game 4?
In Atlanta, the Hawks look to build on their almost-win in Game 2 and stay in the series, which would require good games from Paul Millsap and his support but could have mixed results on the expected values of John Wall and Bradley Beal.
The Grizzlies and Spurs have been as physical and ugly of a series as we might expect, and the Grizz will try to even the series while the Spurs have the chance to put a stranglehold on the series. Finally, the most potentially fun game of the night … will Kevin Durant play? Does it matter? Will Damian Lillard and C.J. McConnell combine to put up a Wilt-like number? Has anyone noticed that Draymond Green has been (by far) the best player in that series so far? As always, storylines abound.
My favorite plays of the day can be found on the following slides in FanSided’s FanDuel daily picks. Each day in order to offer a variety of price points at each position, you can find two slides for each position–one for high-salary options and one for high-value options. Each pick is ranked on a scale of 1-5 stars to indicate the confidence in the pick. The final slide of this post has more detail on what each level means, but in short, more stars means more confidence in the selection on a points-per-dollar basis.
Important note: the goal of this post is not to give you a copy-and-paste lineup. Instead, each selection is given while highlighting the factors you need to consider when building a customized lineup for yourself. If you want to see an example lineup, you can find it on the final slide of the post, but I suggest you adjust your lineup to fit your personal taste.
To keep up with all of FanSided’s DFS NBA coverage head over to the fantasy basketball hub where each day you can find a post like this tailored for FanDuel as well as one specifically designed for usage on DraftKings. In this post, all salary and “fantasy points” references are to FanDuel’s scoring system and salaries. If you have any additional questions or thoughts or are looking for updates as we approach tipoff, follow @FanSidedFantasy on Twitter or you can follow my account @ProfessorDrz or find me on my home turf of The Hoops Lab.
Let’s take a look at your best options for both studs and value players at each position.