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DraftKings, FanDuel Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (4/25/22): Today's Top NBA DFS Lineups

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The NBA playoffs continued to get more intriguing over the weekend, and we're now set for a three-game slate Monday night. There's a bit of everything on the ledger -- the Celtics could pull off the clean sweep of the Nets, the 76ers have a chance to also advance after dropping Game 4 to the Raptors and the Jazz and Mavericks are set to dislodge their 2-2 tie.

Even with just six teams in action, we have a solid array of appealing options across the salary cap, and with two teams trying to stave off elimination, we should be in for three highly competitive games.

This article will provide you with my daily fantasy basketball lineup picks for DraftKings and FanDuel on 4/25/22. Remember to monitor the NBA injury report as the slate can completely change before lineup lock, which is at 7:00pm ET tonight. Good luck, RotoBallers.

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DraftKings and FanDuel Guards - NBA DFS Lineup Picks

Luka Doncic - PG, DAL vs. UTA ($10,600 DK; $10,400 FD)    

Doncic left zero doubt as to the health of his previously ailing calf in Game 4, racking up 30 points and 10 rebounds on his way to compiling 54 DK/50 FD points. The star point guard had no signs of rust whatsoever, shooting 52.4 percent, including 40.0 percent from three-point range. He's now shooting 47.2 percent, including 43.2 percent from behind the arc, in four games versus Utah since the start of the regular season, and with Dallas back in front of the home crowd Monday, Doncic could be in for an emotionally-charged, rewarding performance.

Donovan Mitchell - PG/SG, UTA at DAL ($8,800 DK; $8,900 FD)

Mitchell saw a drop in efficiency in Game 4, but he still posted 45.5 DK/45.7 FD points. The solid effort fantasy-wise took Mitchell's average against Dallas since the start of the season to 42.9 DK points across eight games; he should naturally be heavily involved once again in a critical Game 5 after averaging 28.5 shot attempts per game at American Airlines Center in Games 1 and 2. Even if Mitchell lacks for efficiency again versus Dallas' stingy home-floor defense, the fact his usage has been through the roof all series and his salaries remain under $9K make him very worthwhile for cash or tournaments again.

Marcus Smart - PG/SG, BOS at BKN ($6,300 DK; $6,000 FD)

Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown get all the headlines, but Smart has been a somewhat under-the-radar tormentor of the Nets since the start of the regular season. Following his well-balanced Game 3 effort (14 points, six assists, three rebounds, two steals), Smart is now shooting 46.0 percent, including 40.4 percent from three-point range, in seven games versus the Nets, and is averaging 33.7 DK points in that span. That makes him a strong play once again at his current salaries Monday, especially with Boston fighting to close out the series.

ALSO CONSIDER:  Jalen Brunson - PG/SG, DAL vs. UTA ($7,200 DK; $7,300 FD); Jordan Clarkson, PG/SG, UTA at DAL ($4,700 DK; $5,200 FD)


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Jayson Tatum - SF/PF, BOS vs. BKN ($9,500 DK, $10,300 FD)

Speaking of Tatum, he unsurprisingly led the Celtics' charge in Game 3, racking up 65.3 DK/66 FD points on the strength of a 39-point tally. Tatum also scored over 50 fantasy points on both sites in Game 1, making him a strong value play, especially on DK, at his current salaries. The star forward is now averaging nearly 50 fantasy points per game in seven games against Brooklyn since the start of the regular season, and he should naturally be right at the helm of Boston's attack again in a potential series-clinching Game 4.

Tobias Harris - PF, PHI vs. TOR ($6,800 DK; $7,100 FD)

Harris has thrived in his matchup against the Raptors, averaging 18.0 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.8 blocks across the first four games of the series, while shooting 58.7 percent, including 53.3 percent from behind the arc. Harris is averaging over 35 fantasy points per game in eight encounters against the Raptors since the start of the regular season, and with Toronto allowing the ninth-highest offensive efficiency to power forwards (26.7 percent), he's right back in play Monday.

Scottie Barnes - SF/PF, TOR at PHI ($6,000 DK; $6,000 FD)

Barnes made a surprise Game 4 return from his ankle injury after originally being listed as doubtful, and he managed to play 26 minutes off the bench while generating 22.8 DK/22.2 FD points. With Toronto facing elimination, Barnes could well be set for a bump in playing time Monday as long he didn't suffer any residual effects from his playing time, and the 76ers are ranked No. 19 in offensive efficiency given up to power forwards (25.9 percent), enhancing his case.

ALSO CONSIDER: Jaylen Brown, BOS at BKN ($8,200 DK; $7,900 FD)


DraftKings and FanDuel Centers - NBA DFS Lineup Picks

Pascal Siakam -  TOR at PHI ($9,000 DK; $8,700 FD)

Siakam was masterful in Game 4, recording 56.5 DK/57.1 FD points in 44 minutes. The big man also scored over 40 fantasy points in the first two games of the series and is averaging 49.2 DK points in seven games against the 76ers since the start of the regular season. With Joel Embiid playing at least less than 100 percent and Siakam surely set to do everything he can to help prevent the Raptors' elimination from the postseason, he's an excellent play at his salaries.

Rudy Gobert, UTA at DAL ($7,100 DK; $7,200 FD)

Gobert has recorded over 30 fantasy points in three of the first four games of the series, most recently scoring the winning basket in Game 4 as part of a 17-point, 15-rebound double-double that netted 37.8 DK/34.5 FD points. The Stifle Tower is right back in play at a scarce position for DFS with such a small slate, especially because he offers such a stable floor.

ALSO CONSIDER: Joel Embiid, PHI vs. TOR ($10,200 DK; $10,200 FD)

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