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NBA Daily Fantasy Lineup Picks - FanDuel Basketball Advice for 5/16/16

By Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA (LeBron James) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons


The Toronto Raptors are on to the next round!

We are that much closer to the NBA finals.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy NBA lineup picks for FanDuel on 5/16/16. The DFS lineup picks will range from some of the elite players, to mid-priced options, and value plays on FanDuel.


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Stephen Curry (vs OKC, $10,100)

Stephen Curry gets a great matchup tonight against the Oklahoma City Thunder. He has been great so far this postseason, aside from when he was out due to injury. In his last two games, he is averaging right around 55 fantasy points. The Thunder are not great defensively, and this is going to turn into a shootout very quick. Curry should outscore all other guards on the board tonight, barring a great game from Russell Westbrook. Westbrook is the same price, but Curry has more upside due to his ability to take the game over, especially if Draymond Green needs to sit out of the game. Westbrook has to compete with Kevin Durant.

Kyle Lowry (at CLE, $8,800)

Kyle Lowry really turns up the heat (no pun intended) when the game is on the line. In his last game, he scored 35 points and posted over 60 fantasy points to send the Miami Heat home packing. He has great upside tomorrow against the Cleveland Cavaliers. If he outscores Stephen Curry or Russell Westbrook, it will skyrocket that lineup to the top of tournaments due to his low price tag. It is difficult to find value during the playoffs, but Lowry is a little bit too cheap. Use him in tournaments.


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Kevin Durant (at GS, $10,100)

Kevin Durant should take over the game for the Oklahoma City Thunder, as he has done over and over again in the playoffs throughout his career. The Golden State Warriors are going to push the pace of the game, which really increases Durant's upside, as he will be more likely to grab rebounds, dish out assists, and score baskets. His price tag is up, but it is much lower than Russell Westbrook and Stephen Curry. He has over 30 fantasy points in nine straight games now, and he has over 45 fantasy points in two of his last three games.

Kevin Love (vs TOR, $7,700)

The Toronto Raptors are not one of the better defensive teams in the league, and the Cleveland Cavaliers are going to look to put their foots down quickly in this series, as the Raptors are starting to gain momentum. Love posted over 40 fantasy points in two straight games now, and for his price tag, that is solid. LeBron James is obviously a better fantasy option, but his upside is lower after taking price into consideration. Love should be able to out-rebound and score against Patrick Patterson, who the Raptors have been playing early and often so far this postseason.


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Steven Adams (at GS, $5,200)

Steven Adams has been great so far this postseason. In his last game, he posted over 30 fantasy points in 40 minutes on the court. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing him to play huge minutes due to his ability to rebound. He has double-digit rebounds in seven straight games now, and he should continue to rebound well against the Golden State Warriors tonight. He has great upside for his price tag, and he is the best center option on the board.


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