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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Lineup Picks (5/21/16 - 5/22/16): NBA DFS Advice


By Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA (LeBron James) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Was anyone else surprised that the Warriors lost the first game? I really thought they were going to dominate in the playoffs, and it has been anything but that. I understand Curry was injured, but there's no excuse anymore.

Okay, back to business. In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy NBA lineup picks for DraftKings on 5/21/16 - 5/22/16. The DFS lineup picks will range from some of the elite players, to mid-priced options, and value plays on DraftKings.

Without wasting anymore time, here are the picks!

 

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Russell Westbrook (vs GS, $11,100) 

Again, I will be using Westbrook over Curry tonight. The Thunder will be returning home, where Westbrook has been a slightly better player. He has looked outstanding in the playoffs, although he struggled in his last game. In that game, he only had one rebound, which is unlikely to happen, and Westbrook is a walking triple double. He isn't going to come cheap, but he can be used in all leagues.

Cory Joseph (vs CLE, $3,100) 

If you're going to get the elite players, you'll need to take some cheap fliers. Joseph is coming off a great game against the Cavs, and the Raptors may continue to play Joseph bigger minutes because of their struggles in this series. He has good upside, as he 25.75 fantasy points in his last game. He isn't a player that is afraid to shoot the ball, and if he catches fire, he could be the guy that wins you a GPP.

 

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Kevin Durant (vs GS, $10,300)

Durant is coming off a bad game against the Warriors, but the entire Thunder team struggled in that game. They'll return home tomorrow night, and they will lean on Durant for scoring once again. He has tremendous upside, and he's a cheaper option than LeBron. Even though James is coming off a triple double, I still believe Durant is the better fantasy option in a faster paced game. While Durant does have triple double potential, he's much more likely to double double with 30+ points, which still is great upside. He can be used in all leagues.

Andre Iguodala (at OKC, $4,200) 

Iggy has stepped his game up during the Thunder series, as he has scored 25.75 and 23.75 fantasy points in each of those two games. He has the ability to score fantasy points in multiple different categories, and Iguodala is a player that can pop off for 30+ fantasy points on any given night. This game will be fast paced and high scoring, and it's never a bad idea to attack a player from a game like that. Iguodala can be used in all leagues.

 

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Steven Adams (vs GS, $6,300) 

Adams recently received a price increase, but he's still a bit too cheap. Prior to his last game, he has scored 30+ fantasy points in four consecutive games, and he has been playing minutes in the high 30s recently during the playoffs. The Warriors seem to be in his head a bit, but Adams plays with a ton of intensity and he has great upside. The center position is very limited, and Adams can be used in all leagues tonight.

 

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