Tonight’s NBA DFS slate features two more exciting playoff games for fantasy players to choose from. Stokastic’s team of experts will provide valuable insights on each game and help you identify the best players to add to your roster for optimal NBA DFS value. And if you are a new user looking to join the fun, do not miss out on our special discount offer! By using the code ‘SCORE’, you can enjoy a fantastic 50% discount on your first week or first month.
NBA DFS Value and Advice | May 12
New York Knicks at Miami Heat (-6)
R.J. Barrett is the most popular play from the Knicks, with his shooting guard and small forward eligibility giving him an edge. Julius Randle and Jalen Brunson are also viable options for DFS lineups. Mitchell Robinson is a strong value at $5,000, but there is always the risk of foul trouble. Quentin Grimes played all 48 minutes in the last game and should see heavy minutes once again, but his salary has increased, making him a secondary option. Josh Hart is a sneaky value play since he is projected for no ownership, but there is always a risk of him not playing significant minutes.
For the Miami Heat, Jimmy Butler is the top option, followed by Bam Adebayo. Kyle Lowry, Kevin Love and Caleb Martin are all projected to be 25% to 33% owned, with similar chances of being optimal. Max Strus and Gabe Vincent are projected for 10% to 12% ownership, making them interesting pivots in tournaments. Duncan Robinson is projected for only 3% ownership, but if he plays 18-plus minutes at $3,400, he could be a useful value play.
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Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers (-3)
This game is expected to be more popular than the Knicks-Heat game. The entire expected starting lineup for the Golden State Warriors is projected to be owned between 29% (Stephen Curry) to 43% (Klay Thompson). Jordan Poole and Donte DiVincenzo are the most popular bench options, with DiVincenzo projected to be over-owned, while Poole is not getting enough ownership. Kevon Looney is a risky value play, but he is only 4% owned.
For the Lakers, D’Angelo Russell, Austin Reaves and Lonnie Walker are the most popular options. Russell’s recent performances are concerning, but he is still playing significant minutes. Reaves is a cheaper option at $5,800 and has shown more consistency. Dennis Schroder is a good value play at $4,200, and Jarred Vanderbilt makes sense as a low-owned pivot to Schroder. Anthony Davis and LeBron James are two of the highest-projected players on the slate and should be considered if they are affordable. Davis projects better than James, but James has small forward eligibility, making him a more valuable pick.