Pacers-Cavaliers (Series Tied 2-2)
As always, you can take LeBron James with the utmost confidence and build around him. He’s giving you at least 60 fantasy points and always has the ability to go over 70 fantasy points.
Nothing has changed from the Cavaliers perspective. Kevin Love comes with a big risk due to him underperforming all series. J.R. Smith has been productive in the last two games, but he’s still J.R. Smith. Kyle Korver remains a favorite of mine due to his shooting ability and the trust James and the Cavaliers have in him. George Hill didn’t play in Game 4 and it didn’t boost the value of Jordan Clarkson, which seemed like a good bet prior to the game. Rodney Hood may get 20 minutes or he may get five minutes.
If you’re going to grab anyone else on the Cavaliers, Smith and Korver are your best bets. Unless you have a better feeling about Love than I do.
Victor Oladipo has struggled with his shot in the last two games, which has hurt his value. The good news is that he’s making up that value in other ways. He’s a well-rounded contributor for the Pacers and and his lower salary, he’s a good bet to at least hit value.
Darren Collison has been solid all series and Thaddeus Young continues to raise his level of play. Myles Turner has been good this series, but his inconsistencies are still slightly concerning. Bojan Bogdanovic has been up-and-down. He was down last game, so if the trend continues, he’ll bounce back in Game 5.
Domantas Sabonis had 26 fantasy points in Game 4 and has played nearly 25 minutes in the last two games. Maybe he’s a good low cost option, but he’s not quite as trustworthy on the road. Lance Stephenson remains an x-factor. He showed up in a big way in Game 4 and has the ability to effect the game in multiple ways. He’s one guy who you know will show up and compete, which counts for something.