Sunday's NBA Daily Fantasy Picks
The Western Conference Finals move over to Golden State tonight for Game 3 between the Rockets and the Warriors. Here’s our NBA Daily Fantasy predictions for this contest.
In a single game format on DraftKings, players get to selection six options at any position with a $50,000 budget. The winning total from Game 2 was around 220, as the Rockets had a number of role players score big fantasy numbers. Here’s the guys we like for tonight’s contest.
Rockets’ James Harden, $13,500: Despite being a bit slow out of the games in the first two games of the series, Harden is still putting up strong totals. He had 59 fantasy points in Game 1 and 47 in Game 2. Houston will need their MVP to perform well if they hope to win a game on the road.
Warriors’ Kevin Durant, $13,300: Durant has been difficult for Houston to deal with in this series. He is 27 of 49 from the field and 6 of 13 from the arc. His shooting should only continue to do well with the series moving back home. Durant is the most reliable scorer on Golden State with Curry still not quite healed up.
Warriors’ Klay Thompson, $9,200: Thompson is a bit hit-and-miss for a fantasy option, but I think he will bounce back from a lackluster Game 2 with the series moving home. Thompson has been a big part of the key wins for Golden State in these playoffs and he’s a shooter that can be hard to stop if he gets going early.
Rockets’ PJ Tucker, $6,900: Tucker is a guy that I trust over Eric Gordon, as Gordon is all about hot shooting. Tucker gets a lot of minutes and can produce on the glass and with assists. He had 40.75 fantasy points in Game 2 thanks to a strong night of shooting as well. Tucker has more upside than most of the role players for Houston.
Rockets’ Trevor Ariza, $5,000: I don’t expect Ariza to put up his 37.5 fantasy points like he did in Game 2. However, of the lower-priced options, Ariza has the most upside, which he showed in Game 2. He logs a lot of minutes and gets scoring opportunities, but doesn’t always make the most of them. If Houston is going to move the ball like it did in Game 2, Ariza will get his chances tonight.
Warriors’ Shaun Livingston, $2,000: This low, you are just hoping for double-digit production. Livingston is someone that has logged at least 12 minutes in all of the playoff games for the Warriors and is a go-to if guys like Curry get into foul trouble. Curry also has still shown signs of being hurt, so if he were to aggravate his injury, Livingston gets an immediate boost.