DFS - NBA - DraftKings - NBA Lineup - Main Slate - 8/17/2020

Monday, August 17th, 2020 at 1:30 PM

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Hi Everyone!

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

Kicking off our lineups this week, we have some playoff NBA action as we look at today’s NBA “Main Slate” that features four games and starts at 1:30pm.

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Now that we’re in the NBA playoffs, it’s going to be much easier putting together our NBA lineups as we know the regulars will be playing all the minutes that they can handle and we don’t have to worry as much about last-minute changes to the lineups.


Kicking off our lineup, we are going to get some nice value on the first game on the slate with Utah’s Jordan Clarkson & Royce O’Neale.

Utah comes in with one of the smallest rotations which sees their regulars play around 35 minutes there will be more minutes for a few others with Mike Conley not available today.

Jordan Clarkson becomes the best value on the slate as even if he does not replace Conley in the starting lineup, he should see plenty of minutes and still get up 10-15 shots today.

O’Neale is a valuable role players for the Jazz and although he is not a focal point on the Nuggets offense, he has ability to fill up the stat sheet and I think as he will see plenty of time tonight, he could get us 25-30 DraftKings points.

Staying in this match-up, we are going to pay up for the Nuggets Nikola Jokic. Jokic is a triple-double threat every time he gets on the court and as he $1,500 cheaper than Embiid, I think he is the play at the center position today.

We’re going with a pair of Toronto Raptors in Fred Van Vleet & Pascal Siakam as they should be able to put up a bunch of points agianst an overmatched Brooklyn Nets team.

Staying in the BKN/TOR match-up, we are going to get some nice value with Joe Harris. I imagine Toronto will double LeVert as much as possible which should get Harris some opens looks and as Harris has been lights out from beyond the arc this season, I think he could go off for a 25-30 point game today.

I’m going to get some action with the Boston Celtics in point guard Kemba Walker.

The Celtics have been careful with Kemba Walker’s knee, but he has been slowing ramping off the minutes and I think we see him play about 30 today in a great match-up.

Rounding out the team, we are going to pay up for the Clippers Paul George in his matchup against the Dallas Mavericks.

Don't forget to follow me on Twitter (@BrettCU05) as this is the best place for me to provide any last-minute updates.

Good Luck!

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