DFS - NBA - DraftKings - NBA Lineup - Main Slate - 8/19/20
Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 at 1:30 PM
The NBA playoffs continue this afternoon and let us look at today’s NBA DraftKings Lineup that features a 4-game slate and starts at 1:30pm.
At the PG position today, we’re going to Jamal Murray of the Denver Nuggets. Jamal Murray is one of the better young shooters in the league and that was on full display on Monday, after Murray carried the Nuggets at times and finished with an impressive 13-20 FG performance. Murray is a huge part of the Denver offense and as I expect him to get up another 20-25 shots, I think he has another big game tonight.
We have a ton of value at the SG position, but my favorite today is the 76ers Josh Richardson. Richardson put up 17 shots in game 1 and with such a focus on double Embiid, I think Richardson gets another 15-20 shots tonight and as he can pick up some defensive stats, I think he has 40+ upside tonight.
OG Anunoby brings some nice salary relief at just $4,400 and as he should see 30-35 minutes, I like his upside in a good matchup against the Nets.
We’re paying up at the PF & C positions with Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics & Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers.
Jayson Tatum is going to be a popular play today and for good reason as the Celtics will be playing him as much minutes as possible and he could see even higher usage with Gordon Hayward out. Tatum is a star and I think he puts the Celtics on his back tonight!
Rounding out the team, we’re paying up with Joel Embiid as although he still put up a 53.0 DraftKings point performance on Monday, it almost seemed disappointing as it was clear that Boston doesn’t have anyone that can stop him. I think Embiid is more aggressive tonight as Philadelphia will need to dominate, which he certainly can, to have a chance to win this game.
We have a 2-man value stack of the Utah Jazz in Joe Ingles & Royce O’Neale. Both Ingles & O’Neal will be seeing 35-40 minutes and as I image Denver makes adjustments on Donovan Mitchell, this will open up more offense for both Ingles & O’Neale.
Rounding out the team, we’re going with Joe Harris of the Brooklyn Nets. Harris has been lights out in terms of his shooting since the Nets got into the bubble and as he has 35-40 DraftKings point upside, I love his value at just $5,000.
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