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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (4/22/19): NBA DFS Lineups


Only two games on the slate tonight means very limited options at each position. Look for consistent minutes, since that's where the production will always come from.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy basketball lineup picks for DraftKings on 4/21/19. These DFS lineup picks can vary from higher-priced players and elite options to lower-priced players and value picks on DraftKings.

You can also check out today's FanDuel lineup picks. As always, don't set your lineups too early.

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DraftKings DFS Guards

Donovan Mitchell - SG, UTA vs HOU (DK - $7,900)

Well, this is it for the Jazz, an elimination game at home and they need their star player to step up. Mitchell played much better in Game 3 and was able to post 57 DraftKings points in a loss. It's really as simple as this if the Jazz want to survive, Mitchell needs to have a big game. The 27 shot attempts in Game 3 is where we will see him tonight, giving him great upside.

Pat Connaughton - SG, MIL @ DET (DK - $4,200)

Connaughton has played 26 minutes or more in each game this series and has produced 25 DraftKings points or more in two of them. Solid minutes for a guy under $5K but we know that the offensive usage will go to a few other players before him in the Bucks offense. Are the minutes great? Yes, for a player that cheap they truly are. Is the production great? Not amazing but if he hits 25 or more again, he is worth the roster spot.

 

DraftKings DFS Forwards

Wayne Ellington - SF, DET vs MIL (DK - $4,300)

Ellington is another player with great minutes, but lacking in terms of fantasy points per minute. He has 28 minutes or more in all three games this series but has a high of 24 fantasy points. Some games he is producing close to 0.50 fantasy points per minute, which is truly bad, but the Pistons need production from everyone tonight in order to avoid elimination.

Derrick Favors - PF, UTA vs HOU (DK - $5,700)

Favors has played a high of 24 minutes in the first three games of this series, but he has produced over one fantasy point per minutes in each game. This is the opposite of the other players, where his minutes are just OK, but his production is strong. The price is right on him tonight and the Jazz will need him to chip in plenty of scoring so they don't get swept in the first round.

 

DraftKings DFS Centers

Clint Capela - C, HOU @ UTA (DK - $7,100)

Despite this being a tough matchup on paper for Capela, he has actually fared well in this series. He has posted one fantasy point per minute or great in each of the three games, with a low of 28 DraftKings points. He is out on the court a ton and putting in plenty of work against a tough Gobert defense, which truly hasn't slowed him down too much.

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