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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (4/24/19): NBA DFS Lineups


Too bad I can't recap last night's games because there is so much to unpack from a non-DFS standpoint. Since you can simply go on Twitter and read what all the clearly, upstanding individuals on that platform tweet, there's no reason to continue to talk about something you don't care about anymore. With just two games, we won't have the variance of last night, but there is still a decent amount of options available.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy basketball lineup picks for DraftKings on 4/24/19. 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. Find me in the NBA Chat Room or @HalfCourtJester on Twitter.

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DraftKings DFS Guards

Austin Rivers - PG/SG, vs UTA ($3,100)

You won't find a cheaper option that actually has potential to produce. Austin Rivers hasn't done much this series, but the Jazz are also struggling to keep up with the Rockets high-powered offense. If this game gets out of hand, Rivers should be the first guy off the bench to keep the scoring going. Despite barely playing above 20 minutes in any game this series, that hasn't deterred him from taking at least six shots a game.

Patrick Beverley - PG/SG, at GSW ($4,400)

While this isn't a testament to Patrick Beverley being a consistent shooter, this pick relies more on his energy and effort in an elimination game. There will be few players trying harder than Beverley and if that means he fouls out quickly, I apologize. Regardless, there have only been a few more impactful players in the playoffs and even though the stats really aren't there, his price is low enough not to hurt you while his ceiling remains high. He's filling the stat sheet and he isn't passing up shots. All in all, it's a promising outlook for Beverley.

 

DraftKings DFS Forwards

Eric Gordon - SG/SF, vs. UTA ($4,500)

Eric Gordon's floor is surprisingly high, so feel free to roster him in most contest throughout the rest of the season. His role is so minimal in the Houston offense, that even though his impact is massive, he is only asked to do a select few things, shoot and play defense. He has been scoring with consistency and while I do worry this game will get out of hand due to James Harden, Gordon should be a direct beneficiary of Harden's success. I assume this game will be close, but still kept just out of reach by the shooting of both Gordon and Harden.

You are going to want to stack guards tonight anyway, so since Gordon has small forward qualifications, there's almost no reason to fade him.

Danilo Gallinari - SF/PF, vs. OKC ($6,300)

This is tough for a few reasons. First off, Danilo Gallinari needs to start playing well if the Clippers want to win and my biggest concern is that I don't think he will do enough for that to happen. In the blowout, he still played close to 30 minutes which is promising, but he wasn't terribly productive. I don't think the Warriors defense is the direct cause of this, so if Gallinari can actually hit his shots I trust he will be an ideal option tonight.

 

DraftKings DFS Centers

Ivica Zubac - C, at GSW ($3,800)

Does anyone expect the Clippers to keep the series going beyond tonight? I don't, and I expect the Warriors to allow Ivica Zubac to get some serious garbage time in this game, much like Game 3. He had an unreal 33% usage rate that game and with his price so low, his ceiling seems incredibly high. The Warriors have never fared well against solid point guards and big men and that clog the paint and attack rebounds. Zubac does both and even in a reserve role, he should get minutes near the end of the game to make it worthwhile.

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