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DraftKings, FanDuel Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (5/10/22): Today's Top NBA DFS Lineups

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We're set for a pair of intriguing Game 5 clashes tonight. First, the Heat look to take control back in the series after dropping both games in Philly. Phoenix is looking to do the same after stumbling in both road games in Dallas.

The injury report game is still the pivotal story in the Heat-Sixers series. Miami has Gabe Vincent, Tyler Herro, Dewayne Dedmon, Max Strus, and Kyle Lowry all listed as questionable. Strus, Herro, and Vincent haven't missed a game this series. Dedmon isn't feeling well and could sit. Lowry re-injured his bum hamstring in Game 4 and is likely going to miss Game 5. Philly joined the fun by listing Embiid as questionable despite him playing both games in Philly. Like Strus, Herro, and Vincent, he should be available tonight.

This article will provide you with my daily fantasy basketball lineup picks for DraftKings and FanDuel on 5/10/22. Remember to monitor the NBA injury report as the slate can completely change before lineup lock, which is at 7:30 pm ET tonight. Good luck, RotoBallers.

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DraftKings and FanDuel Guards - NBA DFS Lineup Picks

Luka Doncic - PG, DAL at PHX ($11,400 DK; $11,200 FD)    

Despite poor shooting in Game 4, Luka still cleared 50 DraftKings points – a mark he hasn't missed since March 21. However, we need more like 60 DraftKings points at this price. He cleared that in the Game 1 monster, but he's going to need better shooting to return value. He only made 20 of 50 shots from the field on his home court, but he made 28 out of 52 in Phoenix over the first two games. In fact, Luka has only shot under 50% twice in Phoenix in ten career games. He scored 70 points in the Valley of the Sun compared to just 52 at home. There's reason to believe that he could be back around 60 fantasy points in this one.

Tyler Herro - PG/SG, MIA vs. PHI ($6,300 DK; $6,000 FD)

The Sixth Man of the Year hasn't missed a game this postseason despite being listed as questionable by the Heat in every game. That tag doesn't worry me. Herro isn't really affected by the status of Lowry – Gabe Vincent and Max Strus will enjoy that boost – but I'll take Herro's sure production instead of messing with the other two. His salary isn't much of a constraint here. Herro played MUCH better in the two home games of this series (both of which Lowry missed), so he feels like a bargain at this price.

Victor Oladipo - PG/SG, MIA vs. PHI ($5,300 DK; $4,900 FD)

Oladipo got most of the run after Lowry re-aggravated that hamstring in Game 4. Dipo is the biggest risk here, but he also has tremendous upside. It's easy to forget that Oladipo is only 30 years old. Injuries have taken their toll on the former All-Star, but he has produced a couple of big stat lines in this series. The minutes will be there for Oladipo, and he showed in Game 4 that he can still stuff stat sheets. He's a nice GPP play tonight.

ALSO CONSIDER: Devin Booker ($8,600 DK; $9,600 FD), Tyrese Maxey ($6,800 DK; $7,000 FD), Gabe Vincent ($4,200 DK; $3,800 FD)

 

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DraftKings and FanDuel Forwards - NBA DFS Lineup Picks

Jimmy Butler - SF/PF, MIA vs. PHI ($9,500 DK; $10,800 FD)

Butler is a tougher sell on FanDuel, but I love his price on DraftKings. After a horrendous Game 1, Butler has carried the Heat with 164.5 DraftKings points in the last three games of this series. We know what Butler brings to the table when he's running hot like he is now. He piled up 40 points in Game 4, leading to 61.25 DraftKings points despite pedestrian counting stats. Win or lose, I expect another big game from Butler with Lowry likely out again.

Dorian Finney-Smith - SF/PF, DAL at PHX ($5,900 DK; $5,800 FD)

DFS has earned his reputation as a poor man's Draymond Green. He piles up defensive stats with the best of them. Like Green, he is usually not very involved in the offense. That changed in Dallas in Games 3 and 4. DFS put up 38 actual points in the two home games to go with his usual solid counting stats. Considering Dallas won both games (and the strong play of Reggie Bullock off the bench), I would expect DFS to be involved in the offense heavily once again.

Jae Crowder - SF/PF, PHX vs. DAL ($5,500 DK and FD)

Crowder was built for playoff basketball. He has played a staggering 104 postseason games in his career, averaging 30 minutes, 10.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists, a steal, and half a block per game....all with under one turnover per game. This is why teams pay him. This year has been no different. Crowder is within a half of his career averages (with the exception of being way over in assists) in 2022. He's my playoff mule. I ride him every slate and this will be no exception.

ALSO CONSIDER: Tobias Harris ($7,100 DK; $7,800 FD), Max Strus ($5,000 DK; $4,100 FD), Danny Green ($4,500 DK; $4,400 FD)

 

DraftKings and FanDuel Centers - NBA DFS Lineup Picks

Deandre Ayton - C, PHX vs. DAL ($7,000 FK and FD)

I'm not going to fault you for using Bam or Embiid, but they have both neutered each other for fantasy purposes in the two games that Embiid has played, at least for where their prices currently are. Ayton posted back-to-back double-doubles in Dallas and is looking to take that home after his foul-plagued Game 2 in Phoenix last week. So long as Ayton can stay out of foul trouble, he's likely to at least be close to 5x value. I can't say the same for Embiid or Bam.

Maxi Kleber - PF/C, DAL at PHX ($5,100 DK; $4,500 FD)

The Dallas center situation is seemingly always in flux, but Maxi has stepped up some in this series. He is averaging 23.75 fantasy points per game in the series. That's a solid return on these two-game playoff slates where 5x value will usually put you comfortably above the cash line in GPP's and double your money in cash games. He's not going to win you a tournament, but he wont ruin you either.

ALSO CONSIDER: Joel Embiid ($10,000 DK and FD), 



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