Saturday's NBA DFS Predictions

NBA Daily Fantasy Predictions 5/5/18 Time to stock up on 76ers?

The NBA Playoffs for Saturday feature another pair of games in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Here’s our suggest Daily Fantasy plays for the two games.

Point Guard – 76ers’ Ben Simmons (vs. Boston, 5PM ET) $8,300

Coming off a 1-point performance in Game 2, I feel Simmons is really going to bounce back strong at home today. His price has been driven way down because of the poor showing and I think you should jump on him. He is averaging 45.1 fantasy points at home this season and he knows he has to really show up today after his lackluster Game 2.

Shooting Guard – Cavs’ J.R. Smith (vs. Toronto, 8:30PM ET) $4,400

The Cavs seem set to stick with their familiar faces for the playoffs, that includes J.R. Smith. He has logged 35 minutes or more in the last three playoff games. While his fantasy production can be inconsistent, you need some cheap options for a good lineup and Smith has a high ceiling due to his heavy set of minutes on the floor.

Small Forward – 76ers’ JJ Redick (vs. Boston, 5PM ET) $5,800

I am big on Philly today as I think this talented squad is going to come out with a lot of fire at home. Redick has been a steady play for Philly and coming off a 34.25-fantasy point performance in Game 2. Redick has scored at least 20 points in four straight games and is always a threat to get really hot from the arc.

Power Forward – Celtics’ Jayson Tatum (at Philadelphia, 5PM ET) $6,600

While Rozier has been a big scoring option for Boston this series, Tatum is still finding his points and doing what he can in other areas as well. I think Philly will be keyed in on Rozier today, but that leaves the door open for Tatum to have more of a fantasy impact. He has scored at least 30 fantasy points in his last four games and I think he pushes toward 40 today.

Center – 76ers’ Joel Embiid (vs. Boston, 5PM ET) $9,600

While the 76ers haven’t looked great in the series, Embiid has played very well. He has scored 107.75 fantasy points through two games and posted a double-double in his last four games. The Celtics have struggled to defend centers all year and Embiid should continue to flourish with the series moving to Philly.


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