FanDuel Daily Fantasy Basketball Help: Monday 6/14/21

The NBA scene changes week to week, day to day, and – depending on injury news – even minute to minute, making every list unique. which requires a constantly evolving approach.

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Please note: When I refer to a player’s worth it is the number of fantasy points scored for every $ 1,000 of salary. As a general rule of thumb, a value of 5.0 (that’s 5.0 FanDuel Points for every $ 1,000 of salary) is the minimum baseline we aim for.

Let’s take a look at who you should be targeting on tonight’s two-game playoff roster, which ends at 7:30 p.m. EST.

All injury updates are via the official NBA website injury report or news from numberFire players.

Guard point

Reggie Jackson ($ 5,500) – None of the high paying point guard options are interesting tonight, so we can try to get by by passing them both. Jackson has seen 36.1 and 29.0 minutes of action in the last two games of the series against the Utah Jazz, and that gave fantastic outputs of 34.6 and 25.7, respectively. You can’t really ask for much more than that from your salary scale.

Shake Milton ($ 3,900) -Danny Green get injured early in the first quarter of Game 3 against the Atlanta Hawks caused Milton to see 6.8 minutes longer than he had seen in any playoff game. It makes sense – Milton has a 25.4% use rate in 1,076 leading minutes with Green off the field this season, according to Rotary mowers. More minutes should equate to more fantasy points for the 24-year-old keeper, and a chance to return excellent value in the process.

Shooting guard

Donovan Mitchell ($ 9,700) – Mitchell is now averaging 50.1 FanDuel points in his last five games, and passing that on might not be the wisest game, especially if Mike Conley is still outside. Since his playoff minutes returned to normal, the All-Star has put on an excellent combination of floor and ceiling, which cannot be said for the other stallion in the post, Paul George (9,200 $). That said, our model projects that PG13 is both the top scorer and the best value in goalie, so we could hardly be faulted for choosing this route tonight.

Joe Ingles ($ 5,600) – This room depends entirely on whether or not Conley gets dressed tonight. In three games without the roster’s veteran overall, Ingles lost 21.1, 30.8 and 29.8 FanDuel points, and he also had great success with Conley during the regular season. If Conley is active, Seth Curry ($ 5,500) and Kevin huerter ($ 5,200) are both viable hubs.

Small before

Kawhi Léonard ($ 11,200) – Leonard appears to be at his best when his back is against the wall, and that was once again the case in Game 3, as he racked up 62.9 FanDuel points in the Los Angeles Clippers‘ victory. Kawhi has now registered at least 54.5 FanDuel points in 7 of his 10 playoff games, and that includes 58.7 and more in three of his last five. Expect another big exit from the Klaws as Los Angeles look to avoid a 3-1 deficit. The numberFire algorithm predicts Leonard to outperform the next closest little forward by a whopping 26.2 points.

Bojan Bogdanovic ($ 5,400) – Before his 13.3-point miss in Game 3, Bogdanovic had eclipsed 23 FanDuel points in six of Utah’s seven playoff games, including performances of 28.5, 35.6 and 37.0. The sniper was freezing, having only managed one of his five attempts from downtown, despite having managed at least three treys in four consecutive outings before this contest. Our algorithm gets Bogdanovic back on track tonight, predicting him for a fantastic 25.4 points in 35.1 minutes of action.

Forward power

Royce O’Neale ($ 5,800) – Either way, O’Neale looks like one of the safest options at a very thin power striker position on the slate tonight. The 28-year-old has surpassed 26 FanDuel points in five of his last seven games, including outings of 30.3, 30.7 and 42.4 in three of his last five. With his minutes hovering above 35 on a nightly basis, O’Neale is a good bet to return solid value.

Marcus Morris ($ 5,100) – Morris has alternated fantastic good and bad outings over his last six games, producing 37.9, 12.1, 32.0, 19.1, 27.5 and 12.9 FanDuel points, in that order. If he follows this trend (very scientific), he should perform well tonight. The veteran missed the final 16 minutes of Saturday’s blowout, and he should be a relatively safe option as long as tonight’s fight isn’t also a blowout.


Joël Embiid ($ 11,200) – Embiid has been dominant in this series against Atlanta, and somehow I’m going to prioritize his integration tonight. In three games, the big man tallied 60.8, 63.8 and 64.6 FanDuel points, and our algo had him finish top scorer on the slate tonight. If you can’t get to Embiid, Rudy Gobert ($ 8,700) might be the next best option. Stifle Tower have amassed 49 and 52 fantastic points in two of their last four games.