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

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After an exciting night on Saturday in the East, we head back West as the playoffs continue. All teams will look to make some key adjustments that will substantially impact our DFS selections on Sunday, so make sure that you do your homework as best you can. Don’t be an optimizer chump; do your homework and be proud of a lineup well set because picking a winning lineup is better than getting your first strip club lap dance (well, almost).

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy basketball lineup picks for FanDuel 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 FanDuel.

RotoBaller also has more DFS advice and lineup picks for sites like FanDuel and DraftKings for the NBA, MLB, and other sports.

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FanDuel DFS Guards

Stephen Curry - PG, @ NOP ($9,800)

Coach Kerr proclaimed that Curry was going to be “amazing” in Game 4, so you have to assume that Curry will have that in the back of his mind heading into this one. Curry hasn’t played over 30 minutes since returning from his knee injury, but he has still been pretty damn good though, averaging 43.3 fantasy points over the past two games. With Kerr’s declaration and the Warriors looking to avoid a knotting of the series, Steph should be ready to amp up his minutes in addition to his production.

Alec Burks - SG, vs HOU ($3,900)

This one is riding on Ricky Rudio’s availability for Game 4, as he is once again listed as questionable with a strained hamstring. The Rockets seemed to have figured out how to stop Donovan Mitchell, who has shot an atrocious 19-for-59 through three games in this series thus far. As a result of these aforementioned issues, Burks has seen an uptick in his production, both from a minutes and scoring standpoint. If Rubio can’t play, Burks will get more minutes off of the bench. If Mitchell runs the point again, his main responsibility will be to facilitate for his teammates, leaving Burks with the potential to exceed the value of his $3,900 price tag.

Also Consider: James Harden, Eric Gordon, Klay Thompson


FanDuel DFS Forwards

Andre Iguodala - SF, @ NOP ($4,600)

After getting the starting nod in Games 1 and 2, Iguodala returned to the bench for Game 3, with Coach Kerr opting to dispatch JaVale McGee on Friday night instead, resulting in the Dubs getting their asses kicked. As a result, Kerr may deploy the “Hamptons 5,” which consists of Iggy getting some additional minutes as a starter in an effort to go back to playing small. Make sure you check on his status prior to opening tip because if he isn’t starting, he may not hit value off of the bench and you should opt to pick up Trevor Ariza instead.

Kevon Looney - PF, @ NOP ($3,600) 

If you are looking to roll with a “Studs and Scrubs” approach on Sunday, Looney is a guy who you definitely want to consider. Though nobody is really going to stop Anthony Davis, Looney serves as the only substantial replacement capable of quasi-guarding him outside of Draymond Green. He’s not going to score a million points, but he will get his minutes, likely hitting the five times value mark in the process.

Also Consider: Trevor Ariza, Kevin Durant, Royce O’Neale, Draymond Green, Jonas Jerebko (if Derrick Favors sits}, Jae Crowder, David West


FanDuel DFS Centers

Anthony Davis - C, vs GSW ($12,800)

Thankfully, Anthony Davis is now available as a center because if he wasn’t, the pickings are very, very slim outside of Clint Capela and Rudy Gobert. I like Gobert and Capela, but Gobert has played like garbage for the most part and Capela may not hit his value, even though he usually accumulates fantasy points somewhere in the high-30s or low-40s. To put things in perspective, after Rudy and Clint, Zaza Pachulia and JaVale McGee are what’s available after that and it gets even worse from there on so I’ll stop there. After erroneously thinking Steve Kerr would have figured out how to stop AD in Game 3, I can admit that I was wrong and recommend him in this one, even though I don’t think the five people reading this need for me to tell them how good he is.


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