Saturday's NBA DFS Predictions
The NBA Playoffs get underway on Saturday with four first-round games. Here’s our Daily Fantasy suggestions for Saturday’s action.
Point Guard – Warriors’ Quinn Cook (vs. San Antonio, 3PM ET) $5,800
There’s a lot of higher-priced options, but Cook seems likely to give you the most value for a cheap price so you can spend elsewhere. Cook has been logging big minutes with Stephen Curry out and that should continue in this playoff series. The Spurs provide a defensive challenge, but I look Cook to handle the point guard duties and rack up plenty of side stats if he’s not a big scoring option.
Shooting Guard – Heat’s Dwyane Wade (at Philadelphia, 8PM ET) $4,900
Another cheap option I like today is Wade. The Heat have conserved his minutes during the regular season so they could turn to him now in the playoffs. Wade is the one Heat player with a lot of playoff experience and he is one that is likely to raise his game for them tonight. I expect more minutes and more production from the multi-time NBA champ.
Small Forward – 76ers’ JJ Redick (vs. Miami, 8PM ET) $5,300
Redick rested in the season finale, but has been playing well prior to that with two games over 40 fantasy points in his last four. Against Miami this season, Redick put up 15 points, 4.3 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game. He also averaged over 30 minutes of action. With Embiid out, the 76ers are looking to others to pitch in on offense and Redick should be included in that mix during the series.
Power Forward – Pelicans’ Nikola Mirotic (at Portland, 10:30PM ET) $6,900
Nobody has been hotter than Mirotic. He has put up at least 46 fantasy points in four straight games. He has really developed over the last few weeks of the season to give New Orleans that 1-2 punch in the paint like that had with DeMarcus Cousins. With the defensive focus on Anthony Davis, Mirotic should continue to score and rebound for New Orleans.
Center – Pelicas’ Anthony Davis (at Portland, 10:30PM ET) $11,300
Wait, both New Orleans’ frontcourt players? Yes, I am going with both Davis and Mirotic tonight. Davis is averaging 24.7 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks per game against the Blazers this season and I think he will have even better numbers tonight in the playoffs. This is where Davis can truly create a legacy for himself and he can do it against a Blazers team that focuses on guard play. I think Davis and Mirotic will dominate in the paint.