Sunday's NBA DFS Predictions
The Eastern Conference Finals get started this afternoon at 3:30PM ET. Here’s our Daily Fantasy suggestions for today’s battle between the Cavaliers and the Celtics.
In a single game format on DraftKings, players get to selection six options at any position with a $50,000 budget. Here’s the six players we are using for the contest.
Cavs’ LeBron James, $18,700: LeBron had an absolutely dominant series against the Raptors, putting up at least 62 fantasy points in all four games. Against Boston this season, he averaged 24 points, 10.3 rebounds and 8.3 assists per game. With some rest under his belt, James should be ready for a huge Game-1 performance.
Celtics’ Jayson Tatum, $10,900: Tatum had a great series against the 76ers, putting up over 30 fantasy points in each contest. His scoring has improved throughout the postseason, but he still is a player with potential for handfuls of assists, rebounds and steals.
Cavs’ Kyle Korver, $5,800: Korver has been somewhat consistent as of late, putting up at least 25 fantasy points in three of the four games in the series against Toronto. He hit at least four 3-pointers in three of the four games as well. In the postseason, he is shooting 46 percent from the arc and Cleveland will need that to continue in this series.
Cavs’ J.R. Smith, $5,200: Smith has been a hot-and-cold option, like most non-LeBron Cavs He put up 27.5 fantasy points in Game 4 against the Raptors, but also had single-digit fantasy points in two of the four games in the series. Still, Smith averaged 11.7 points and 4.3 rebounds against the Celtics this year, so I think he can breakout today.
Celtics’ Aron Baynes, $4,600: The Celtics are going to have to find ways to control the paint and now allow LeBron to drive to the basket with ease and now allow Kevin Love to dominate the glass. That will be up to Baynes. He is going to have to assert himself in the frontcourt. That should lead to some nice rebounding numbers. I think Baynes also can get some scoring opportunities when the Cavs run their small lineup.
Cavs’ Tristan Thompson, $4,300: You need some wild card options when picking six players from one game. Thompson is certainly that. Sometimes he doesn’t even play. However, he also has those breakout games like he had in Game 1 against the Raptors when he had 30.5 fantasy points. The Celtics have been terrible against centers this year and I think the Cavs can use Thompson effectively in this series. Hopefully he is given a chance to shine.