Wednesday's NBA DFS Predictions

NBA Daily Fantasy Predictions 5/23/18 Who should you play on Wednesday?

The Eastern Conference Finals has hit a pivotal Game 5 between the Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Who are the best Daily Fantasy options for tonight’s clash?

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 4 was around 215 points, as a number of role players had big games. Here’s our six picks for tonight’s game.

Cavs’ LeBron James, $19,500: James had a pretty tame fantasy game for himself in Game 4 despite scoring 44 actual points. He only had five rebounds and three assists with seven turnovers. LeBron will definitely have a bigger game tonight. Cleveland looked awful in Boston in Games 1 and 2 and LeBron is going to have to carry the Cavs to a huge win tonight.

Celtics’ Jaylen Brown, $11,800: Brown had a quiet Game 3, but has put up 38-40.5 fantasy points in the other three games of this series. He is a clear top scoring option for Boston and I would expect a big game from him tonight with the series coming back to Boston.

Celtics’ Aron Baynes, $5,100: Baynes has struggled at times this series, especially on offense, but he has still been someone that can pick up rebounds and blocks. Boston needs its role players to step up with the series back to even. I think Baynes can have a surprisingly good night on the glass, as rebounding will be crucial in Game 5.

Cavs’ Tristan Thompson, $6,000: Thompson has been a big force in this series, as the Celtics have struggled to deal with the center. He has seen increased minutes, including 38 in Game 4. That led to 38 fantasy points behind a double-double. I like Thompson to continue his big output.

Cavs’ Kyle Korver, $4,400: The Cavs have needed Kyle Korver to produce in order for them to win important games. He put up 26 fantasy points in Game 4 after hitting some key shots and picking up three blocks.

Cavs’ Jeff Green, $2,500: Green hasn’t had great fantasy numbers, but he has played at least 19 minutes in all four games in this series. That leaves him with some upside for a bigger game if he can hit some shots. The bottom roster spot you just need a cheap option that will see a lot of floor time.

 

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