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FanDuel NBA DFS Lineup Picks (4/19/19): Daily Fantasy Basketball Advice

We continue with another three game playoff slate. We have the Toronto Raptors and Orlando Magic tied at 1-1, while the Boston Celtics and Portland Blazers are 2-0 over the Indiana Pacers and Oklahoma City Thunder. The most surprising line is that the Thunder are -7.5 favorites over a team that they have lost twice against in the postseason.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy basketball lineup picks for FanDuel on 4/19/19. These DFS lineup picks can vary from higher-priced players and elite options to lower-priced players and value picks on FanDuel. You can also check out today's DraftKings lineup picks. As always, don't set your lineups too early.

Be sure to check all the NBA starting lineups and player statuses. If you have any questions or need to talk NBA during the downtime, feel free to find me on Twitter @BalesSJustin.

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FanDuel DFS Guards

Damian Lillard - PG, at OKC ($10,300)

Lillard has been an elite option against the Oklahoma City Thunder throughout the season. Through six games, he's averaging 33.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, 6.8 assists, and 2.7 steals (55.0 fantasy points) in 39.2 minutes per game. The Thunder haven't had an answer for Lillard, and he's coming off of a 54 fantasy point performance in his last game. He's the focal point of the offense, and there's no reason to believe he won't find success in this matchup once again.

C.J. McCollum - SG, at OKC ($8,000)

McCollum played limited minutes in his return from injury, but that has changed in the playoffs. He has played 36 and 37 minutes in his first two games against the Oklahoma City Thunder in this playoffs, scoring 52.5 and 36 fantasy points in those games. Most importantly, McCollum totaled 46 shot attempts in those games, and it's clear that he's another focal point of the offense. McCollum is cheap enough to be considered in all leagues, and his upside is undeniable. He's one of the best options on the slate tonight.


FanDuel DFS Forwards

Bojan Bogdanovic - SG/SF, vs BOS ($6,500)

Bogdanovic has struggled a bit throughout the season against the Boston Celtics, as he's averaging 14.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 2.0 steals (26.2 fantasy points) in 29.1 minutes per game against them. He always comes with elite upside, though, and he scored 46.5 fantasy points in his last game against Boston. He took 21 shot attempts in that game, and Bogdanovic may have realized that he's the Indiana Pacers best chance at winning. He should continue to play a major role for the Pacers, but he does come with quite a bit of risk.

Thaddeus Young - SF/PF, vs BOS ($7,100)

Young is another Indiana Pacers forward, who is the same price tag Bojan Bogdanovic, but he doesn't come with nearly as much risk (or upside). He has scored 35 and 32 fantasy points in his two playoff matchups against the Boston Celtics, and he should see 30+ minutes in this game. Young is also averaging slightly under 1.0 fantasy point per minute against Boston this season, and his ability to contribute in each of the five categories is what adds to his floor. He can be considered in all leagues because of the small slate.


FanDuel DFS Centers

Enes Kanter - C, at OKC ($7,300)

Kanter only scored 11.25 fantasy points in 20 minutes in the second game of this series, but he struggled throughout that game with fouls. In his first matchup in the playoffs against the Oklahoma City Thunder, he posted 52 fantasy points in 34 minutes. I'm expecting him to return to full minutes in this game, and he comes with elite fantasy upside. Through three starts this season, Kanter is averaging 1.07 fantasy points per minute against the Thunder, and he should find plenty of success if he can limit his fouls in this game.

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