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FanDuel NBA DFS Lineup Picks (9/8/20): Daily Fantasy Basketball Advice

Khris Middleton - NBA DFS Picks, Daily Fantasy Basketball

After an extended weekend, the league kicks off the abbreviated week with two games on the schedule. The Bucks, who may be playing without Giannis Antetokounmpo after he reaggravated an ankle injury in Game 4, will be fighting to keep its postseason alive against the red-hot Miami Heat. In the second game of the night, the Lakers and Rockets will go toe-to-toe, with both teams hoping to go up 2-1 in the series. As far as injuries are concerned, LeBron James (groin), Anthony Davis (finger), and Tyler Herro (hip) are all listed on the latest report heading into Tuesday. Though James and Davis are expected to be ready for action, Herro may find himself sitting in Game 5.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy basketball lineup picks for FanDuel on 9/8/20. You can also check out today's DraftKings lineup picks. Remember to monitor injury news as the slate can completely change before lineups lock.

Feel free to give me a follow on Twitter @DennisMClausen. Good luck.

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Khris Middleton, SG - vs. MIA ($8,000)

The Bucks undoubtedly struggled for answers offensively in Game 4 without Giannis Antetokounmpo, but Middleton picked up the pieces to lead his team to the narrow, overtime win. The 29-year-old old had his best game of the postseason on Sunday night, finishing with 36 points on 12-for-28 shooting from the field and 3-for-7 shooting from deep. He also made all nine of his free throws and threw in eight boards and two steals for good measure. If Antetokounmpo is out for Game 5, rostering Middleton is a must.

Rajon Rondo, PG - @ HOU ($6,200)

Rondo missed most of the postseason while dealing with a back ailment but returned against the Rockets in Game 1. After playing with a minutes restriction in the inaugural games on the series, he received a bump in playing time in Game 2 and made the most of it by scoring 10 points, dishing out nine assists, and coming away with five steals. With Russell Westbrook's rough shooting performances as of late and Eric Bledsoe's seesaw production, rolling with Rondo on Tuesday night may be the safest way to go, even if he logs less than 30 minutes on the court.

Duncan Robinson, SG - vs. MIL ($5,300)

Robinson was stellar in Game 4 against Milwaukee, finishing with 20 points, five rebounds, three assists, and a steal. He should have a place in everyone's DFS lineup on Tuesday but should be considered even more if Tyler Herro doesn't play.


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Bam Adebayo, PF - @ MIL ($8,500)

Adebayo has been instrumental for the Heat during the postseason. He has hit a double-double in three of the four games during the series against the Bucks and is averaging nearly 45 fantasy points per game as well. His rostering cost is relatively inexpensive, considering how well he has played as of late and how well he is capable of playing moving forward.

Eric Gordon, SF - vs. LAL ($5,400)

Gordon has accumulated at least 27.8 fantasy points during each of his games during the postseason. Though Russell Westbrook made his return to the lineup a few weeks ago after being hindered by a quad injury that forced him to miss time, Gordon still continues to get minutes from Mike D'Antoni, especially when utilizing James Harden in isolation plays and surrounding him with shooters. That gameplan has seemingly kept the Lakers on its toes, so Gordon's potential to continue to get work should remain.

Jae Crowder, SF - @ MIL ($5,100)

Despite Crowder's effective play in the series with Milwaukee, his rostering cost has remained relatively unchanged. He has been making a lot of noise from a production standpoint and has been lights out from behind the arc by shooting nearly 43 percent throughout his previous four contests. Crowder has been solid for Miami on both ends of the floor, so look for the veteran to potentially see at least 30 minutes of action on Tuesday evening.


FanDuel DFS Centers

Brook Lopez, C - vs. MIA ($5,800)

Just as in Khris Middleton's case, Lopez stands to benefit if Giannis Antetokounmpo doesn't play by gaining a 4.7 percent increase in usage differential and a bump of 3.4 in the +/- category. He continues to shoot the ball well, primarily from downtown, and despite his advanced NBA age, he is getting his fair share of time on the floor.


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