NBA DFS Playoff Breakdown for April 23, 2018

Oklahoma City Thunder (+5.5) at Utah Jazz (Over/Under – 209.5) Focus Game

It was the Ricky Rubio ($7.5k, $7.4k) Show in Game 3 Saturday night. The Spaniard did his Russell Westbrook impression using a 26-point triple-double. The price label of Rubio increased, but he is still highly recommended in most formats because the maestro of a Jazz attack that was balanced.

Together with Rubio controlling the actions, sharpshooter Joe Ingles ($5.7k, $6.3k) entered the fray with 21 points on 5-of-10 shooting from long selection. The Aussie is a workable GPP alternative if the Thunder battle to rotate defensively. The playing time was always there for Ingles, but he posted a measly 11.9 percent usage rate over the first two games of this series. You might also punt with Jae Crowder ($4.1k, $4.2k) in tournaments at the hopes he gets loose and knocks down a couple of 3-pointers along with a peripherals stats.

Rudy Gobert ($6.9k, $8.1k) is probably the best Cash play on DK tonight. He’s played at home all season and may generate a third.

Donovan Mitchell ($7.8k, $8.2k) earned the majority of his creation in Saturday’s blowout win. He has a flooring . The Louisville merchandise is averaging 1.2 FPs per second this series. He’s also doing a decent job defending Russell Westbrook ($10.7K, $12.k).

Westbrook responds to slights both large and small. All night, getting burned by Rubio must offer ample motivation. He’s been a bit deferential to Paul George ($7.6, $7.9k) within the previous two games, posting a 30.4 percent usage rate during this span.

But Westbrook averaged 22.8 PPG, 11.3 RPG, and 10 APG over four regular season meetings with the Jazz. The OKC celebrity could certainly post a lineup with his Thunder in must-win mode. George is more appealing on FanDuel due to his defensive prowess. Nevertheless, he has also hoisting plenty of 3s and has the potential for 4x salary yields should he get sexy.

Down the series, Carmelo Anthony ($5.6k, $5.6k) was dependable in the postseason. He posted averages of 15.3 PPG and 6.7 RPG over three matches. Melo logged his most efficient game and is a good bet to satisfy value once more.

It’s tough to find value with this two-game slate, so look at betting on Steven Adams ($5.2k, $6.1k). The Thunder big man is option at centre with the potential for 5x salary returns on DK. If the Thunder keep it close, he’s been plagued by foul trouble in two declines but could generate a double-double.

Ultimately, Corey Brewer ($4.4k, $4.6k) has met or exceeded value in all three playoff games. He’s logging 30.3 MPG this series.

Houston Rockets (-5.5) at Minnesota Timberwolves (Over/Under – 219)

Truly the Timberwolves did bounce back after returning home for Game 3 with Jimmy Butler ($8.0k, $8.8k) and Karl-Anthony Towns ($8.6k, $10.2k) leading the charge.

Both supplied salary returns on Saturday in a 121-105 win, and have the capability to do after seeing modest price bumps on both DFS sites. Despite his relatively passive performances at the first two games of the series, Towns stays a matchup problem for Clint Capela ($6.7k, $7.6k) and the Rockets. The Minnesota large man averaged 23.8 PPG and 14.8 RPG over four regular season meetings with Houston.

Capela has modest upside despite his huge Game 1 and scarcely played half an hour at any point this season. Then, James Harden ($10.6k, $12.2per cent) was still powerful regardless of the loss. “The Beard” boasts a higher ceiling than Russell Westbrook, the premier play in the later match on this slate. Harden averaged 1.46 FPs per second over his last five appearances and is just getting warmed up following the Rockets took their foot off the gas after the top seed has been locked up.

Chris Paul ($7.7k, $8.7k) is in a bounce-back place after fouling out in Game 3 and getting outplayed by Jeff Teague ($6.4k, $7.2k). There are usually ebbs and flows in the playoffs, so rolling with CP3 over Teague makes a great deal of sense in GPP formats. Paul averaged 1.3 FPs per second in road games this season.

Andrew Wiggins ($5.8k, $6.4k) continued to provide constant generation with 20 points and infrequent peripheral stats to supplement it due to this T-Wolves’ overall efficiency on offense. He is a trusted Money play on a slate that is brief.

Eric Gordon ($4.6k, $5.4k) taken 5-of-16 in the ground in a losing attempt Saturday. Yet the simple fact he posted a 25.5 percent use rate over 33 minutes after opening the series with a 15.5 percent usage rate in Game 1 is encouraging. Gordon is a solid Cash play much more GPP appeal and also a higher floor than the mercurial Gerald Green ($4.5k, $4.0k).

Trevor Ariza ($4.3k, $4.7k) is basically the opposite type of play tonight. He includes a good floor by very restricted upside given his paltry 13.2 percent usage rate this collection. Nevertheless, he is logging minutes to meet value.

Derrick Rose ($3.8k, $3.8k) has shown flashes of returning to form in 2 of those three games of the series and can be very much a workable punt play. Finally, Ryan Anderson ($3.7k, $3.6k) has similar appeal on the Rockets’ side of the ball as a boom-bust price. As he works his way back from an ankle injury he’ll probably see limited playing time.


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