Round 1, Game On: NBA Playoffs Kickoff – DFS Insight & Analysis for Day 2 Matchups

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Basketball fans, get ready to experience the excitement! Four matchups are set to ignite the court, starting with the Lakers and Grizzlies battling it out at 03:00 PM EST at FedEx Forum. The Lakers and Grizzlies are poised for a scoring extravaganza, but the Heat and Bucks might just bring the heat with a low-scoring grudge match. If you're playing DFS, it's time to up your game. Follow our expert analysis and fearless predictions to give yourself the advantage. Let's light it up!

Top Stars On The Main Slate

Giannis Antetokounmpo ($11200/DK) put in a just-alright outing in his last game, puttin up 28 points, 10 assists, and 11 rebounds while shooting 9-16 from the field in 33 minutes against the Wizards. Today he faces the Heat ranked #9 in the league against the PF, allowing 40.2dfs per game or -2.1 less vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 54.7DK and 55.1FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.9.

Kevin Durant ($9000/DK) was meh in his last game, puttin up 29 points, 4 assists, and 7 rebounds while shooting 3-8 from the field in 41 minutes against the Nuggets. Today he faces the Clippers ranked #17 in the league against the PF, allowing 42.9dfs per game or +0.6 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 42.9DK and 40.6FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.8.

Nikola Jokic ($11500/DK) had a forgettable outing in his last game, scoring only 6 points, 10 assists, and 10 rebounds while shooting 2-4 from the field in 27 minutes against the Jazz. Today he faces the Timberwolves ranked #21 in the league against the C, allowing 56.2dfs per game or +2.6 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 46.9DK and 46.8FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.1.

Ja Morant ($10100/DK) had a stinker of a game in his last outing, scoring only 12 points, 8 assists, and 6 rebounds while shooting 5-7 from the field in 24 minutes against the Bucks. Today he faces the Lakers ranked #19 in the league against the PG, allowing 49.3dfs per game or +1.2 more vs average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 40.2DK and 38.0FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.0.

Standout Mid-Value Players

Jimmy Butler ($8800/DK) was so-so in his last game, puttin up 31 points, 3 assists, and 5 rebounds while shooting 11-22 from the field in 43 minutes against the Bulls. Today he faces the Bucks ranked #26 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 47.3 per game which is +2.6 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 42.0DK and 42.5FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.8.

Michael Porter ($6200/DK) failed to perform up to par in his last game, scoring only 15 points, 2 assists, and 4 rebounds while shooting 3-5 from the field in 20 minutes against the Jazz. Today he faces the Timberwolves ranked #13 in the league against the SF, allowing an average of 40.8 per game which is -1.5 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 35.2DK and 32.3FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.7.

Karl-Anthony Towns ($8300/DK) was a high-flyer in his last game, dropping 28 points, dishing out 3 assists, and pulling down 11 rebounds while shooting 10-12 from the field in 29 minutes against the Thunder. Today he faces the Nuggets ranked #13 in the league against the C, allowing an average of 52.6 per game which is -1.0 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 50.0DK and 49.7FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 6.0.

Anthony Edwards ($8700/DK) had a ho-hum game in his last outing, puttin up 19 points, 6 assists, and 10 rebounds while shooting 5-11 from the field in 39 minutes against the Thunder. Today he faces the Nuggets ranked #5 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 42.2 per game which is -2.5 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 47.1DK and 48.2FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.4.

Chris Paul ($7100/DK) went off for a big game in his last outing, dropping 25 points, dishing out 2 assists, and pulling down 6 rebounds while shooting 2-3 from the field in 37 minutes against the Nuggets. Today he faces the Clippers ranked #22 in the league against the PG, allowing an average of 50.5 per game which is +2.5 more compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 35.9DK and 33.9FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.1.

Cheap Value Players

Nickeil Alexander-Walker ($4000/DK) had a slate breaking performance in his last game, dropping 12 points, dishing out 6 assists, and pulling down 4 rebounds while shooting 3-3 from the field in 37 minutes against the Thunder. Today he faces the Nuggets ranked #5 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 42.2 per game -2.5 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 22.2DK and 23.0FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.5.

Jeff Green ($3700/DK) played like trash in his last outing, scoring only 3 points, 1 assists, and 1 rebounds while shooting 1-2 from the field in 12 minutes against the Jazz. Today he faces the Timberwolves ranked #13 in the league against the SF, allowing an average of 40.8 per game -1.5 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 14.9DK and 14.3FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.0.

Rui Hachimura ($4300/DK) got roasted in his last game, scoring only 12 points, 1 assists, and 2 rebounds while shooting 1-3 from the field in 27 minutes against the Timberwolves. Today he faces the Grizzlies ranked #6 in the league against the SF, allowing an average of 38.7 per game -3.6 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 20.0DK and 19.3FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 4.7.

Christian Braun ($4000/DK) bricked it up in his last outing, scoring only 10 points, 0 assists, and 2 rebounds while shooting 4-7 from the field in 23 minutes against the Kings. Today he faces the Timberwolves ranked #3 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 40.5 per game -4.2 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 23.7DK and 24.5FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.9.

Terrence Ross ($4100/DK) was a high-flyer in his last game, dropping 13 points, dishing out 4 assists, and pulling down 4 rebounds while shooting 4-10 from the field in 31 minutes against the Clippers. Today he faces the Clippers ranked #1 in the league against the SG, allowing an average of 40.1 per game -4.6 less compared to the league average. Over the last 3 games he is averaging 21.2DK and 21.0FD which puts him at a 3 game rolling value of 5.2.

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