NBA DFS Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings – 5/11/17

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!

The Spurs are looking to close things out tonight as they head to Houston to take on the Rockets. Kawhi Leonard injured his knee and ankle in the last game, but he insists he will play tonight. He’s still the top play on this team. Patty Mills remains a quality value play. Pau Gasol makes for a nice option at the center position. LaMarcus Aldridge has a ton of upside, but has been very disappointing through this years playoffs. Jonathan Simmons could possibly be an outside the box value play.

Houston is James Harden, first and foremost. I’m telling you things you know, but that is playoff basketball. Clint Capela is my next favorite after him, and then Trevor Ariza. After that, it goes to Patrick Beverley and Eric Gordon. There is some appeal to Ryan Anderson, but he is far too inconsistent for my liking. I will likely have a bunch of variations that do include him though, but that doesn’t mean I love it.


As of this writing, the Celtics have a huge lead on the Wizards. If that holds true, this game could end the series. Boston is all about Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford. We know that Terry Rozier is a cheaper option that could end up paying off, if for no other reason than to help stack your lineup. Jae Crowder can stuff the stat sheet and that is just about where I will be ending my exposure to the Celtics tonight.

John Wall is going to have to come through with a huge game here to keep the Wizards in it. He’s totally capable though. I think there is also a lot of upside with Otto Porter and Bradley Beal. I won’t write off Marcin Gortat in this series, as he has actually been pretty solid this year. Markieff Morris isn’t one of my favorites, but I don’t mind using him a little it.

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