NBA DFS Playoff Preview Lakers vs Warriors Game 3
The NBA DFS playoffs are in full swing with Game 3 of the series between the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors. After the Warriors’ convincing 27-point victory in Game 2, the Lakers will be looking to regroup and respond with a strong performance on their home court. This game promises to be a crucial one in the series, with both teams eager to secure a victory.
In the previous game, Steve Kerr made a change to the starting lineup, opting for JaMychal Green over Kevon Looney. However, Looney was dealing with an illness, so it remains to be seen whether he will be back in the starting lineup. If Looney is feeling better, he could be a valuable asset given his dominant rebounding ability. Looney currently leads all players in the playoffs with a 26.8% rebound rate, which is up considerably from his regular-season rate of 21%.
Donte DiVincenzo and Moses Moody played significant roles off the bench for the Warriors in Game 2, but Moody’s minutes were somewhat skewed by the blowout victory. While DiVincenzo offers solid per-minute production, Moody is a riskier play. On the other hand, Steph Curry, who leads the Warriors in usage, has yet to have a vintage performance in the series. Klay Thompson was the offensive star for the Warriors in Game 2, while Jordan Poole had a subpar outing following a solid performance in the first game. Poole is a tempting contrarian play given his ability to score quickly and his cheap price around the industry, while Thompson is always a tournament target.
Draymond Green has been a standout player for the Warriors in the playoffs, contributing in multiple statistical categories. Andrew Wiggins has been quiet in the series, and I prefer Green’s value over Wiggins’ similar price range.
On the Lakers’ side, Anthony Davis was a no-show in Game 2, failing to contribute much to the game. Nevertheless, Davis remains the top center option on the slate, despite his volatile game-to-game numbers. Meanwhile, LeBron James looks like the best player to spend on if you’re looking to pay up. James has been inconsistent in the playoffs, but he was one of the team’s few bright spots in Game 2.
Austin Reaves struggled in Game 2, and his potential injury is a concern. However, at a reasonable price, he could be a buy-low candidate. D’Angelo Russell will go on occasional scoring binges, while Dennis Schroder has played an essential role in this series, particularly at the expense of Jarred Vanderbilt. All three guards offer value for their respective roles.
Rui Hachimura has been a revelation for the Lakers in the playoffs, providing high-scoring off the bench. He’s a safer bet for minutes and usage compared to Vanderbilt, who still makes sense as a tournament flier given his potential defensive role against Curry.
In conclusion, the Lakers will be looking to bounce back on their home court against the Warriors in a crucial Game 3. Use the information provided to create a well-rounded DFS lineup that will provide a chance for success in the upcoming matchup.
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LeBron James – He’s been inconsistent in the playoffs, but James looked good in Game 2 and is the best spend on the slate if you’re paying up for a player.
Anthony Davis – Despite his no-show in Game 2, Davis remains the top center option on the slate.
Draymond Green – Green has stepped up his game in the playoffs, contributing in multiple statistical categories.
Jordan Poole – After a disappointing showing in Game 2, Poole’s ownership should be in check. However, he’s cheap around the industry and can score quickly when his shots are falling.
Jarred Vanderbilt – Vanderbilt is a tournament flier given his potential defensive role against Steph Curry.
Dennis Schroder – Schroder has played an important role in this series and offers decent point-per-dollar value, particularly on DraftKings.
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