Strategy and Stats for 05/27/24 NBA Daily Fantasy Slate


As the clock strikes 08:00 PM EST tonight, all eyes will be on Gainbridge Fieldhouse where the Boston Celtics clash with the Indiana Pacers in what’s anticipated to be a high-scoring affair, with an Over/Under set at 223.0. This solitary game on today’s NBA slate not only promises excitement but also a plethora of fantasy opportunities. Fantasy managers should particularly watch out for top performers from each team, as they are expected to rack up significant points in this matchup. Stay tuned as we break down the key players to consider in your lineup, ensuring you make informed decisions to dominate your daily fantasy contests.

GameTime Away Team Home Team O/U Fav
08:00 PM EST Celtics 11-2 Pacers 8-8 223.0 BOS -7.0

Top Picks for PG in Today’s NBA Daily Fantasy Slate

Luka Doncic ($11000), Dallas Mavericks – Projected 65 pts

Luka Doncic continues to redefine excellence in the point guard role, delivering staggering numbers that make him a prime candidate in daily fantasy sports. Over his last five games, Doncic has averaged 61.8 daily fantasy points. His scoring ability is evident with an average of 31.6 points per game during this stretch, coupled with 9.4 assists and 8.6 rebounds. His shooting accuracy is impressive, boasting a 54.4% field goal percentage and an even more eye-catching 44.9% from three-point range. The upcoming matchup against the Timberwolves, who rank third in defensive efficiency against point guards, presents a challenging but potentially rewarding scenario. Despite the tough opposition, Doncic’s high usage rate and ability to perform under pressure suggest he can exceed expectations. His DraftKings salary of $11000 reflects his elite status and, with a DFS value score of 5.9, he remains a strong value pick for today’s games. Doncic’s recent uptick in performance, highlighted by a significant improvement in his shooting percentages, positions him as a top play in DFS circles.

Shooting Guard Fantasy Insights

Tim Hardaway Jr. ($0), Dallas Mavericks – Projected 4.0 pts

Tim Hardaway Jr. of the Dallas Mavericks has shown fluctuating performance in the NBA’s daily fantasy sports landscape. Over his last five games, Hardaway has averaged 6.5 fantasy points per game, a noticeable dip from the 10.4 points he posted in the previous five-game stretch. His scoring has also decreased to an average of 2.6 points per game from 6.2, alongside minimal contributions in assists and rebounds. Despite shooting a solid 50.0% from the field recently, his limited minutes at 11.2 per game and a challenging upcoming matchup against the Timberwolves, who rank #3 in defense against SGs, suggest potential constraints on his output. With a DraftKings salary of $0 and a projected point total of 4.0, Hardaway’s DFS value score is intriguingly calculated as infinite, primarily due to the zero salary. However, his actual impact on fantasy rosters might be minimal unless his court time and usage significantly increase.

Top Small Forward Picks for Today’s DFS Slate

Jaden McDaniels ($5300), Minnesota Timberwolves – Projected 25.0 pts

Jaden McDaniels has been on a remarkable run over his last five games, significantly boosting his daily fantasy output. With an average of 29.1 fantasy points during this period, McDaniels has shown a marked improvement from his previous five-game stretch, where he averaged only 16.8 points. His scoring has more than doubled, jumping from 6.5 to 17.0 points per game, complemented by a stellar increase in shooting efficiency — 66.7% from the field and an impressive 60.0% from three-point range. The upcoming matchup against the Mavericks, who rank #24 in defense against SFs, presents a favorable scenario for McDaniels to continue his high-performance trend. Despite his recent surge, his DFS value score stands at 4.7, positioning him as a core value pick at a DraftKings salary of $5300. McDaniels’ ability to maintain high minutes on the floor, averaging 35.6 per game, further solidifies his potential as a valuable asset in today’s DFS contests.

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PJ Washington ($0), Dallas Mavericks – Projected 30 pts

As we delve into the daily fantasy sports potential of PJ Washington, his recent performances suggest a nuanced view is necessary. Over the last five games, Washington has averaged 25.2 fantasy points per game, a noticeable dip from his previous five-game average of 36.5. Despite this decline, his field goal efficiency has impressively increased to 68.8% from 52.2%, highlighting a significant improvement in shooting accuracy. However, his three-point shooting has drastically fallen to 26.7% from a robust 52.9%. Washington’s consistent rebounding, maintaining an average of 7.0 rebounds per game, combined with slightly increased court time from 35.1 to 37.1 minutes, suggests a stable role in the Mavericks’ game plan. Facing the Timberwolves, who rank #4 in defense against PFs, presents a challenging matchup. Yet, given his zero DraftKings salary and a projected point increase to 30.0, Washington emerges as an intriguing, high-upside play in DFS circles today.

Center Position Daily Fantasy Analysis

Myles Turner ($8000), Indiana Pacers – Projected 40 pts

Myles Turner’s recent surge in performance makes him a compelling pick for today’s DFS slate. Over his last five games, Turner has averaged 32.2 daily fantasy points, a notable increase from the 30.9 points in the previous set of five games. His scoring has also seen an uptick, from 15.8 to 17.4 points per game, complemented by a robust 65.0% shooting from the field and an impressive 47.1% from three-point range. Turner’s rebounding has improved as well, pulling down 7.4 boards per game recently, up from 6.0. This improvement across key statistical categories, coupled with his consistent playing time of over 33 minutes per game, underscores his reliability and impact on the court. Facing the Celtics, who rank #10 defensively against centers, poses a challenge. However, Turner’s recent form and shooting efficiency suggest he can overcome tough matchups. With a DraftKings salary of $8000 and a projected point total leading to a DFS Value Score of 5.0, Turner represents a strong value play in today’s fantasy contests.

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