NBA DFS Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings – 5/22/17

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 Warriors have a solid 3-0 lead, and it is likely that this series is over. Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant will dominate my ownership for the slate. Draymond Green will be another guy I will look into a good amount for this slate. Klay Thompson remains unplayable to me. Andre Iguodala is a potential punt option, as well as guys like David West and Javale McGee, pending the status of Zaza Pachulia.

Kawhi Leonard is being listed as highly unlikely to play, which pretty much signals the final nail in the coffin for the Spurs. With that being the case, I would prefer to just find ownership with some of the lower priced options such as Jonathon Simmons. I think that pretty much everyone else in my opinion is out of play. I think you’ll see Manu Ginobli give a solid effort, and don’t mind Danny Green. We could see Pau Gasol with a bigger allotment of minutes, especially if this stays close, with David Lee out.

Well, the Celtics managed to pull one out tonight. I am rewriting this as the Celtics made a big time comeback, so a lot of what I said is now irrelevant. The Celtics are in a much better position now with only a one game deficit. Marcus Smart looked sharp, and he and Jae Crowder would be the guys I would build off of in the next game. Avery Bradley and Al Horford would be right behind them, with Jaylen Brown and Kelly Olynyk as punt plays.

I still think the Cavs are in the driver’s seat, and LeBron James is still the guy to play here. Kevin Love is next up, with Kyrie Irving stepping in after that. Tristan Thompson is the next man up after that, and J.R. Smith could be in a position to do something, after an entire season of doing nothing.

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