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FanDuel NBA DFS Lineup Picks (4/21/19): Daily Fantasy Basketball Advice


So, how about that Rockets/Jazz game last night? James Harden had the worst shooting start ever in a playoff game (0-for-15) and the Rockets still managed to beat Utah. Wild stuff. Will anything as wild happen during Sunday's four game slate? Will the Celtics be the first team to advance? Who should you have in your DFS lineup? Let's answer one of those questions.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy basketball lineup picks for FanDuel on 4/21/19. 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 @juscarts.

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FanDuel DFS Guards

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander - PG, vs. GSW ($5,200)

There are five expensive point guards in this slate of games, but there's a significant price drop after those guys down to the tier where Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is at. The rookie has had some good moments and some not so good moments during this playoff series, but his Game 1 performance -- 18 points and five rebounds while shooting 50 percent from three -- is a sign of what SGA is capable of. He's a risky pick on Sunday, but if you're looking for production on the cheap from a point guard, he's a good risk to take.

Jaylen Brown - SG, @ IND ($4,900)

Brown's third NBA season was a disappointment for everyone expecting him to take a step forward, but he's looked solid through three playoff games. The scoring was there in Game 3 (23 points on 8-for-9 shooting) and the rebounding has been there in all three games so far. Can he put it all together again in Game 4? Maybe! With the Pacers struggling in pretty much all aspects of their game this series, Brown will have a chance to be a key part of finishing off a four-game sweep on Sunday.

 

FanDuel DFS Forwards

Danilo Gallinari - SF, vs GSW ($7,700)

Gallinari had a little bit of a let down in Game 3, finishing with just nine points and six rebounds, but he's been a key piece of the Clippers offensive attack all season and he's record a 15-point, eight-rebound game in this series and a 24-point, four-rebound, six-assist game, so I'm betting on Gallinari to get back to that level of performance in Sunday's Game 4 meeting. He won't shoot 2-for-13 from the floor and 0-for-8 from three again.

Jerami Grant - PF, vs. POR ($5,700)

Coming off an 18-point effort in Game 3, I like Grant as an affordable source of scoring and blocks. After going 0-for-8 from three through the first two games of the series, Grant was 4-for-5 in Game 3, and while that's not sustainable, he does look like he's back to the regular season version of himself, which should be good for double-digit points as well as solid numbers in rebounds and blocks.

 

FanDuel DFS Centers

Nikola Vucevic - C, @ TOR ($9,000)

Yes, he's the most expensive center in this slate, but he's also the only one you can comfortably start without having to stress too much about the results. Vucevic had a career year and while the first two games of this playoff series didn't go his way -- he was averaging 8.5 points, seven rebounds, and shooting 28.6 percent from the floor -- he showed back up in Game 3, putting up 22 points, 11 rebounds, and six assists as the Magic kept the game close before losing by five. Vucevic is at home. He'll be locked in. Another double-double should be on its way.

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