NBA DFS Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings – 4/30/17

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!

It’s hard to believe that we’ve gone into the next round of the playoffs, which only means we are that much closer to the NBA season closing down. We do as well still have a series left in Utah and Los Angeles to be decided, which will happen tonight as well.

The second round series between Washington and Boston will start today, which should be a fun one, with the winner likely going to take on Cleveland in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Celtics finally looked good ending this series, so this should be a good one. Both John Wall and Bradley Beal are going to be our main targets in this game for Washington. They are the most consistent options. Otto Porter was pretty good too, and he’s priced well. Markieff Morris is a little expensive for me, despite having 2/6 games in the Atlanta series where he was good.

On the Boston side of the ball, despite not really coming through often, I think you have to give consideration to Isaiah Thomas. He’s got a ton of upside, and is cheaper than Wall, though I like Wall a lot more. Al Horford is priced up there, but he’s got some high quality upside. Avery Bradley was a good option for most of the series, and I don’t dislike him tonight. At his price, Terry Rozier seems to come through with decent production relative to his price.

The second and last game on the slate will be between the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers. This has been a tight series, and I really thought Utah would be able to close it out during the last game. In order for that to happen, the team will need a lot from Gordon Hayward. His play has finally picked up in this series, and despite being expensive, he’s worth it tonight. George Hill also came out of his funk, and that’s where I would go today as well. Rudy Gobert is hurt, and while he’s likely to play, he’s too expensive for that risk. Joe Johnson fell back down to earth, but I don’t hate him in a game that’s obviously needing a clutch player to come through.

The Clippers are Chris Paul and that’s really it. His price is worth it, and I’m going to have a ton of exposure to him. DeAndre Jordan isn’t doing enough to warrant playing, though with a price drop and this being game seven, I’m more interested than I have been this entire series. It’s sad that Luc Richard Mbah a Moute has been the next most consistent guy on the team, but good for him. Jamal Crawford has a really low price, and I’d consider using him as well. LRMAM and Crawford help to create solid value plays.

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