NBA Finals Game 2 DFS Predictions
The NBA Finals are back in action on Sunday with Game 2 between the Warriors and the Cavaliers. Here’s our Daily Fantasy Predictions for Game 2 of the series.
In a single game format on DraftKings, players get to selection six options at any position with a $50,000 budget. Tonight’s game features a lot of star power, but only so much money to spend. DraftKings offers a Captain Spot, giving you 1.5x the value for every point scored, but their salary for that slot is also higher. The winning total from Game 1 was 284.38 points.
Warriors’ Draymond Green, $12,600 (Captain Pick): While it’s easy to look at LeBron as the captain option, he costs a lot ($22,500) for that spot. If you take a lesser option, it opens the door for more stars the rest of the way. Green continued his really strong performances at home in Game 1, posting 55.75 fantasy points. He could follow that up with a big total again tonight as the Cavs struggle to deal with his well-rounded talents.
Cavs’ LeBron James, $15,000: James gave his all for the Cavs in Game 1, putting up 76 fantasy points. It still didn’t lead to a win. While their could be a letdown tonight, I don’t see LeBron just giving up. He has scored at least 70 fantasy points in three straight games.
Warriors’ Kevin Durant, $10,800: Durant scored 54.25 fantasy points in Game 1, but the talk was about his poor play being covered up by a win. He was just 8-of-22 from the field and not very good defensively. I think he will come out motivated tonight to really put on a show and re-assert himself as a top player.
Cavs’ Kevin Love, $8,200: Love managed to put up 40.25 fantasy points in his return to action with a double-double of 21 points and 13 rebounds. He did that while not shooting all that well. Love will have to continue to play like this, and probably better, if Cleveland is going to have much chance.
Warriors’ Shaun Livingston, $2,000: Livingston logged 18 minutes in Game 1 and scored 19 fantasy points. He plays steady minutes for the Warriors and should give you some value for his cheap price.
Warriors’ Nick Young, $1,400: I really wanted to top load my team tonight, so it leaves me with little option at the bottom. However, choosing two players around the $3-4K range may not out-play someone like Love. Young has little value, but he is someone that played 10 minutes in Game 1 and could see similar time with Andre Iguodala not expected to play. Should this game get out of hand late, Young could see the court for some garbage time as well.