DFS Fantasy Basketball Tournament Picks and NBA Schedule

Four games on the NBA Playoff Schedule and all series have really turned out to be entertaining.  I think I’m probably most looking forward to the Houston-Portland matchup to see if the Rockets can grind it out after Troy Daniels’ game winning shot in the last one.  It’s great to see guys like Daniels get some time in the spotlight and it should be interesting to see if Harden can get it going.

Game 4 - Sun. April 27, Chicago at Washington, 1 p.m., ABC
Game 4 - Sun. April 27, L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 3:30 p.m., ABC/R
Game 4 -
 Sun. April 27, Toronto at Brooklyn, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 4 - Sun. April 27, Houston at Portland, 9:30 p.m., TNT

DFS Fantasy Basketball Tournament Picks

I put one team in play yesterday and only managed a 251.5.  I was short on research time which is why I didn’t post picks for Saturday.

The biggest thing today is the suspension of Nene Hilario.  Make sure you get him out of your daily games.  Without Nene, the Bulls should be able to ride NoahGibson and Boozer to some good stats and all three make decent daily plays.  I’d look for the Wizards to try and light it up from outside, which means that Wall, Beal and Ariza should be nice daily plays.  One interesting value play for the Wizards could be Trevor Booker, as he probably gets Nene’s minutes and Booker is sitting at a very cheap $4200.

You might also want to avoid Kyle Lowry, as it’s been reported that he’s dealing with a very sore knee, but expects to play.

Also, keep an eye on David Lee, as he might get replaced by Draymond Green.  I think Lee is probably too risky to play for $6700.

Nicolas Batum ($7600) also has some sort of toe injury, but he’s still probably the best SF play on the board.  If it gets closer to gametime and any report comes out that he’s limited, then I’d probably make a quick change to Chandler Parsons ($7400) at SF.

Here’s what I’m going with today in the FanDuel $5000 NBA Shot:

PG   Damian Lillard   $7500
PG   Deron Williams   $6500
SG   DeMar DeRozan   $7300
SG   Brad Beal   $7200
SF   Trevor Ariza   $5700
SF   Nicolas Batum $7400
PF   Taj Gibson   $5800
PF   Trevor Booker $4200
C     DeAndre Jordan   $7800

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