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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (5/6/18): NBA DFS Lineups

There are only two games once again, which makes the slate somewhat difficult. There are a few players that are near must starts, but the majority aren't cheap. I'm going to focus on the best plays rather than the cheaper options. It may be a weird strategy, but I'm going with a "get the top guys and fill in the rest" type of strategy today.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy basketball lineup picks for DraftKings on 5/6/18. 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 read more DFS advice and lineup picks for sites like FanDuel, and other sports too. Give me a follow on Twitter @BalesSJustin. Good luck!

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DraftKings DFS Guards

James Harden - PG/SG, at UTA ($10,900)

Harden wasn't needed in the Rockets last game, but he was still able to post a 25/4/12/1/2 in 30 minutes. He has looked outstanding in the entire series, averaging 32.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 10.0 assists, and 1.7 steals per game. He comes with a surprisingly low price tag, and he has consistently been hitting value. He can safely be used in all leagues.

Rajon Rondo - PG, vs GS ($8,000)

Rondo has been an elite player in the postseason, and he has looked great through three matchups against the Golden State Warriors. In this series, he's averaging 11.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 14.7 assists, and 2.3 steals per game. He's coming off a game with 21 assists, and he has scored 49.5 and 58.25 DK points in his last two games. He's no longer a cheap option, but he's a player that can be considered in all leagues.


DraftKings DFS Forwards

Draymond Green - PF/C, at NO ($8,100)

Green is finally coming off a "bad" game, but he was still able to post 38.5 fantasy points in that game. Throughout the series, he is averaging 15.7 points, 12.0 rebounds, 10.7 assists, 1.3 blocks, and 1.3 steals (53.5 fantasy points) in 35.7 minutes per game. He's a triple double threat on a nightly basis, and the Pelicans have not had an answer for him this postseason. He's a great option in all leagues.

Nikola Mirotic - PF, vs GS ($6,500)

Mirotic hasn't been an elite option for the Pelicans, but the team has generally played well when Mirotic has played well. After playing limited minutes in the first game, he has scored 38.75 and 36.25 fantasy points in 34 and 39 minutes in the last two games of this series. He can score fantasy points in a hurry, and there aren't many players around his price tag that feature the upside he has. He does come with some risk, but he's a great option on the two game slate.


DraftKings DFS Centers

JaVale McGee - C, at NO ($2,800)

McGee is an interesting option tonight. He has only played in two games this series, totaling 11 fantasy points in 15 minutes. He has been announced as the starter today, though, and he should see minutes in the teens. McGee has proven throughout the season that he does not need big minutes to score fantasy points, and he comes with an absurdly low price tag. He'll likely be owned at an extremely high rate tonight, but it's tough to avoid this cheap of a starter.


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