NBA DFS Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings – 4/20/17

Welcome to another edition of ResearchFantasy’s NBA Breakdown. These picks are what I consider to be the best play of the day, relative to their price. One of the most important things we must consider in daily fantasy is how many points a player gets per dollar. It helps us identify value plays to pair with studs that we know will produce in order to maximize our potential points in lineups. I also try to identify plays that can be used in either cash games or tournaments. Typically, when I build my cash games, I am looking for players that have the best floor combined with good upside. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please let us know!

We have three games on the slate again tonight. It’s Cleveland/Indiana, Toronto/Milwaukee and San Antonio/Memphis. This will be the first time in the series that these teams will switch locations and have the next set of games played on the home court of the lower seeds. There is a lot to like about these games tonight.

The second game was still a lot closer than you would expect from the Cavs. Maybe not, though. Their defense is ultra soft and if it doesn’t change, it’s going to be a problem. The Big 3 are still the guys we are looking at here. Those are the only guys in the game that are going to be worth looking at. If you need to punt somewhere on this team, it would be Tristan Thompson. Literally no one else is even worth a look in this game.

On the Pacers side of things, we are still dealing with Paul George being the horse that pulls this team forward. Jeff Teague showed a little more upside in the last game, and with this being on his home court, I think we’ll see him do a little better again tonight. Thaddeus Young remains with nice upside due to his steals. He can put together some good games too, so I think he’s worth the look. Myles Turner can’t seem to put it together so I’m off of him for now. Lance Stephenson remains worthy of a look coming off the bench.

Next up, we have the Raptors headed on the road to go Milwaukee to take on the Bucks. This series has been very good and is tied right now. Kyle Lowry, to no ones surprise, came back to life in the second game of the series, and remains someone we can look at. We can say the same thing about DeMar DeRozan and Serge Ibaka. If Jonas Valancunias was somehow able to get the minutes, he’d be a worth while play too, but he isn’t getting them. DeMarre Carroll, P.J. Tucker and Patrick Patterson all get minutes, but they aren’t going to do enough to come through.

Next up, we have the Bucks. Giannis Antetekuonmpo has been fantastic in this series thus far, and with the advantage flipping to them and their home court, I could see him doing it again. Khris Middleton and Greg Monroe would be the next two options on this team after that. Malcolm Brogdon is a pretty good option as well, and if you need salary relief, you’ll get a good game here and there out of Tony Snell.

In our last game of the night, the Spurs will travel to take on the Grizzlies in Memphis. The series has not started out well for the Grizzles, though they had some more fight in them in this last game. It seems like only two of their players can come through at a time. We saw Zach Randolph come out of his shell on Monday. Marc Gasol and Mike Conley will always be worth looking into. Vince Carter could be as well, if he does something more than just score points.

Last up tonight, we have the San Antonio Spurs. Once again, this should be the Kawhi Leonard show, making him the top option on this team and maybe on the whole slate. LaMarcus Aldridge and Tony Parker can be punt options, though the price on Aldridge is a little too much to be a punt option. I think the best option for tournaments could be Pau Gasol, who will likely see low ownership.

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